15 amazing foodie gifts

Handmade kitchen gadgets, delectable treats, and more for the gourmand or avid home cook

Tray

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Tray

It was meant to be merely a prop, but we fell for this leather-handled tray sold by Heath. Walnut tray, $275; 14 by 21 1⁄2 in.; heathceramics.com

Ceramic bowl

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Ceramic bowl

A hand-thrown bowl from Heath Ceramics of Sausalito, California, doesn’t just elevate salad—it’s a new heirloom. Classic Holiday Salad Set bowl and tongs, $160; heathceramics.com

Mole sauces

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Mole sauces

Our food editors rarely go for jarred sauces, but these zingy Mexican moles are an exception. $36 for 3 (15 oz.) jars; bunchesandbunches.bigcartel.com

Whiskey

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Whiskey

Wylie Howell corn whiskey, distilled in Northern California, packs a smooth wallop. The stellar hooch is named after the maker’s bootlegger grandpa, who graces the jug. $119; wyliehowell.com

 

Wine preserver

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Wine preserver

Insert this wine preserver’s needle through the cork, shoot argon into the bottle, and pour a glass. The rest will keep for weeks, if not months. Coravin 1000 system, $299; coravin.com

Salt container

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Salt container

With a smart swiveling lid, this container is worth its salt. Olive wood salt keeper, $50; williams-sonoma.com; Bright Alaea salt, $7.50 for a 2.3-oz. jar; atthemeadow.com

 

Tea towels

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Tea towels

Drying power plus staying power: Linen tea towels hand-printed in the Bay Area get softer and more absorbent with each wash. $24 each; studiopatro.com

Caramels

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Caramels

Made with raw honey by a beekeeping family in Utah, these slightly chewy caramels have a warm, deep sweetness. Honey caramels from $8 for a 1⁄4-lb. box; beesbros.com

 

Fruit candies

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Fruit candies

A nine-piece sampler of soft, chewy French-style fruit candies from San Francisco’s Tout Sweet includes tingling winter flavors like negroni, raspberry fig, and passion fruit. Pâte de fruit, $9; toutsweetsf.com

Beer caddy

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Beer caddy

Perfect to share a home brew, this customizable Western red cedar beer caddy can also step up even the most basic six-pack. From $40; gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/6pack-wooden-beer-holder-30109009

Saucepan

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Saucepan

Sturdy with a spout, these enameled pans are just big enough for spiced (or spiked) cider or soup for two. Enamel Saucepan, $15; worldmarket.com

Cheese club membership

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Cheese club membership

Some very tasty gift options: Members of the Venissimo Cheese Lovers Club receive three cheeses a month from the San Diego shop, along with just the right accoutrement—say, the perfect cracker. $65/month; venissimo.com

 

Wine club membership

Wine club membership

Sip us as you read us: The Sunset Magazine Wine Club sends two medal-winning wines from the Sunset International Wine Competition each month. $130/3 months; sunsetwineclub.com

 

Coffee subscription

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Coffee subscription

A San Francisco fave, Ritual Coffee Roasters delivers the caffeine—12 ounces of special seasonal blends—without the crowds. $20/shipment; ritualroasters.com

Favorite cookbooks

Favorite cookbooks

Get your favorite home cook the gift that keeps on giving (and hope you'll be invited over to taste the results). Choose from the favorites on our food editors' bookshelves, from a collection of garden-fresh recipes to the latest from San Francisco's incomparable Tartine Bakery.

More: 27 favorite cookbook gifts

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