The foodie already has a stocked pantry and a collection of good kitchen equipment. They’ve already been to the best restaurants and sampled the finest beverages. So what’s a gift giver to do? Well, lucky for you, we’ve assembled some of our favorite gifts that they’d appreciate more than a gift card to what you think is a restaurant they haven’t tried.
Everyone knows the annoyance of countertop messes and placemat stains courtesy of resting silverware. Well, Cantilever Flatware solves that common nuisance. The cleverly designed silverware rests off tables, countertops, or wherever you’re chowing down.$25
Lucky Peach is one of our favorite magazines. The quarterly publication digs into entertaining food topics (New York’s most iconic candy store; the best snacks at Trader Joe’s; bizarre hot dog toppings) and does so with killer illustrations. Plus, they probably already have a subscription to Food and Wine.$11+
The foodie who truly understands flavor will always have cooking salt and finishing salt. For a finishing salt option that will elevate their next ribeye, consider giving them Gunpowder Finishing Salt. The blend of Hawaiian volcanic salt, chipotle, garlic, and more will bring a smoky, bold taste to any slab of grilled meat.$15
Oregon’s first USDA-certified salumeria, Olympia Provisions, has just released the best book on charcuterie we’ve ever read. Not only will it help the foodie cure meats like a pro, but the cookbook is actually enjoyable to read, which is a rarity in the cookbook world.$24