Original graphic by Viviana Duron
Who doesn't have a favorite in their life? It might be the friend who hosts your gang's year after year or the one you always turn to for . It might be the co-worker who randomly shows up at the office with baked delights for the department, or the one who splurged on the second Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed it.
Because not all food lovers are made equal, we sourced the best foodie gifts from the cheese lover to the avid baker. If you're feeling hard-pressed to find the perfect culinary gift—and can't quite splurge for that pizza oven your pal's dreaming of—then take a gander at this delicious gift guide. Find the prettiest bottle of olive oil we've ever seen alongside the ultimate truffle-tastic present. This list will serve you and your friends well.
This fancy olive oil isn't just about the pretty bottle, as many are. Bold arbequina olives take on the flavors of oak, beech, and birch, producing a wonderfully earthy and layered liquid.
Wrapped in artful modern packaging, these divine bars of chocolate have a silky smooth, buttery texture that creates a truly decadent experience.
Look no further. This is the pepper mill to end all pepper mills.
Truffle oil is nice and all, but why not spoil your friends with the real thing? Pair this slicer with fresh truffles, and they can go wild by topping risotto, salad, steak, or what-have-you with the decadent stuff.
These hand-raked, mineral-rich sea salt flakes get their crisp and unique flavor from the Arctic Ocean. Sprinkle it on everything.
For the baking enthusiast, there is no better tool than the Rolls-Royce of kitchen appliances.
Know a healthy foodie who's also short on time? Give them the perfect balanced breakfast every day: a subscription of ready-to-blend smoothies.
If you know someone who is into green juice, this slow juicer is the cream of the crop, and it will look good on their countertop.
For the foodie who loves testing out new recipes, this affordable smartphone accessory will make it infinitely easier for them to prop up their phone as they scrolling through the instructions.
Why own a dozen knives when one can do the job? Misen's Japanese-style hybrid blade will cut anything from paper-thin slices to rough chops.
Shoyu is essentially a Japanese-style soy sauce. Add its delicate umami flavor to anything from stir-fries to spaghetti sauces.
Want to treat someone this year? It doesn't get much better than Fisher & Paykel's selection of gas ranges.
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For the born entertainer to the avid grill master, this heavy-duty apron can be monogrammed so you'll always know who's the boss in the kitchen.
Forget flowers—just add some brie, and your pal's got a wine-and-cheese night waiting to happen.
A lightweight skillet crafted like a vintage cast-iron pan will be your favorite cook's go-to pan.
For a great cookbook with recipes you'll actually want to make, look no further than Athena Calderone's Cook Beautiful.
Every cheese lover needs a great cheese board. This American-made walnut number is one of our favorites.
Know an avid cook who lives in a tiny apartment? This stackable cooking set is a true game changer for organized kitchens.
A few drops of a quality vinegar can make all the difference when it comes to making a meal sing. This would be a fun addition to anyone's pantry.
This story was originally published on December 16, 2014, and has since been updated.
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