Give the well-traveled gourmand in your life a gift they'll be talking about long after holiday festivities are over. Whether its a fashionable cookbook to flip through, a worldly bottle of booze to converse over, or a treat inspired by a far-away land, there's something on our expertly curated list for every demanding foodie on yours.
Give your foodie the gift of a home-cooked meal (or cooking class) the next time they hit the road: The Airbnb for culinary experiences connects travelers to real home cooks in 35 countries around the world. (Available in any amount.)
Speaking of bar carts, this mouth-blown, hand-painted, au courant copper decanter and drinking glass set will pair smoothly with whatever worldly whiskey (or seafaring bourbon) you or your friend is pouring.
Cherry Bombe’s ode to cooking features more than 100 recipes from chefs of all stripes, with a particular focus on women tastemakers from around the world. Let it be known: It will also look great on a bookshelf. ($24)
DTLA’s legendary food hall spills the beans on 85+ global recipes that draw crowds from around the world. Skip the lines and cook famous recipes like The Egg Slut from the comfort of your kitchen. ($18)
A subscription to the Oregon club gets your favorite oenophile hand-picked wines from small producers (under 10,000 cases per year) rather than bulk wines that have been relabeled, which is what most clubs ship out. (from $45)
Pretend you’re in Sicily with pasta and olive oil from Trapani, marinated anchovies from Scalia, heirloom tomato sauce from Campania, and bottarga from Sardegna. The only thing missing is a glass of nero d’avola and some arancini. ($65)
Award-winning chef Andy Ricker shines a light on the largely unknown subset of Thai drinking food with 50 spicy, sour recipes including instant noodle salad, classic fried peanuts with makrut lime leaves, garlic, and chiles, and sour northern Thai village soup. ($22)