Dana Slatkin

Top 20 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

Christmas GiftIf you are still hunting for the perfect holiday gift, there’s no need to brave crowds and traffic. Here are some gourmet goodies that you can buy with your slippers on. I’ll bet your favorite foodie doesn’t have these…

1. Cast Iron Pans — a gift to last a lifetime

2. Copper Fondue Pot + Skewers (wrap it along with my recipe for Chocolate Coconut Fondue)

3. Glass Food Storage Containers — safe to go from the fridge to the microwave

4. Cake Paper Placemats + Napkins — what I use now in all of my cooking classes

5. Nespresso Citiz Automatic Espresso Maker with Aeroccino — a true game-changer

6. A 1-month supply of fresh produce from FarmBox LA — your local farmers market comes to your doorstep every week!

7. Monin 5-pack Holiday Sampler — turn your morning coffee into a treat

8. Wooden 3-tiered Server — in my kitchen, this is always filled with fruits and treats during the holidays

9. Citrus Squeezer — the best gift I received this year

10. Olive Wood Parmesan Cheese/Nutmeg Grater — jewelry for your counter

11. Extra Large Natural Acacia Wooden Salad Bowl — generously sized and an elegantly organic addition to the table

12. Mrs. May’s White Sesame Bars with Açai and Strawberry — my newest addiction

13. Silicone baking sheets — indispensable for anyone who likes to bake

14. Edible Silver Leaf Shaker (also available in Gold Leaf) — turns your holiday desserts, cookies, and fudge into sweet gems

15. Boerner V-Slicer + Mandoline — for easy precision slicing

16. My favorite DVDs to drool over:

17. A subscription to Cook’s Illustrated (magazine or online) — my favorite monthly read

18. Personalized Kitchen Labels from Felix Doolittle — anyone who gives gourmet gifts would love having these

19. Dainty Champagne Flutes (set of 4) — buy extra to use as delicate vases

20. Gift basket from The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills — an impressive gift for any LA foodie.

Photo credit: Cartridges for Kids

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