Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List
If you have a foodie on your gift list this holiday season, we've got you covered. From beautiful sweets from one of Paris' oldest confectionaries to fresh cuts of meat farmed on a family-owned farm in Southern California, we've got something for every food-lover on your list.
For the Brunch Lover
For that friend or family member who's been pining after brunch all of 2020, this Trees Knees Gingerbread Maple Syrup is a must-buy. It's the perfect indulgent treat, delicious on everything from french toast and pancakes to strips of fatty Canadian bacon. It makes just about any breakfast special, and makes for a perfect affordable small gift or stocking stuffer, coming in at $16 at food52.com.
For the Southern Food Aficionado
There are few Southern specialties more beloved than pickled green tomatoes, and this one from Kansas City Canning Co. is a standout. It's perfectly vinegary and refreshing, perfect in anything from salads to the star ingredient of a cheese plate.
For the Francophile
There are few more iconic French food brands then Maison Boissier, the famed confectioner which opened in Paris in 1827. Maison Boissier specializes in candies and treats crafted utilizing classic French techniques, and this collection of some of their signature candies is a great introduction to their elegant confections. This tin contains four of their most classic candies: fruit-filled dragées, candy-coated chocolate hearts, hard candies, and pâtes de fruit. What's more, it comes in a gorgeous, reusable decorated tin, so feel free to skip the wrapping paper.
For the Tapas Lover
When it comes to ham, Jamon Iberico de Bellota can't be beat. This special cured ham is produced only in Spain, farmed from pigs who are fed a specialty diet consisting largely of acorns, which infuses this luscious ham with tons of fatty flavor. Serve it on toast, with slices of manchego cheese or just on it's own as a delicious appetizer. This variety is high-quality and relatively affordable.
For the Classic Palette
Colman's Mustard might not be super well-known in the U.S., but it's a British institution. This English purveyor first started manufacturing mustard in Norfolk more than two hundred years ago in 1814, making it one of the oldest food brands in the world. Colman's produces a range of mustards, but their original English is still the best, adding a tangy, slightly spicy bite that brightens up just about any dish. Plus, it comes in a super pretty package that's perfect for gift-giving.
For the Hipster Foodie
Milk Bar, the famous dessert bar from Momofuku chef Christina Tossi, has gained legions of fans with its scrumptous modern cakes and truffles. Their new Peppermint Bark Truffles are special for the 2020 holiday seaon, made from double chocolate chip cake and bits of peppermint candy to create the perfect holiday bite. These ship straight from New York City and come in a generous box of 12.
For the Snack Enthusiast
For the snackers in your life, this Caramelized Onion Jam is a must-buy. It's brimming with savory onion flavor and goes perfectly with everything from cheese and crackers to pizza, hamburgers and grilled cheese. It also makes a great cooking ingredient, adding a burst of flavor to soups, spaghetti sauces and much more.
For the Meat Lover
For the meat lover in your life, this rib eye steak from Brite Creek Farm is a must. This bone-in, dry aged steak is highly marbled, and produced from cows who are humanely raised on gress-fed diets and plenty of space on a small, family-owned ranch in Tehachapi, CA. Only a few of these cuts are available on the website at a time, so make sure to get your order in early. Brite Creek Farm also ships across the country.