2012 D*S Gift Guide: In The Kitchen

It’s always fun to collaborate with other team members on gift guides, so this year, Kristina and I worked together to create a food-themed gift guide. We chose our favorite food products, cookbooks, tabletop accessories and entertaining pieces for the foodies on your list. From mercury glass cake plates to delicious apricot jam, there’s something for everyone. And, if you’re able to give back to others this season, Kristina has shared some of her favorite food-based charities below. xo, grace

  • The Food Chain delivers meals and groceries, cooking and nutrition classes to people with HIV in London
  • Any Meals on Wheels program in your community to help the elderly
  • FoodBankNyc.org to help the poor but also those recovering from Hurricane Sandy


Image above: 1. Laguiole Coffret Kitchen Knife Set, $128 | 2. Leather Coasters, $42 | 3. Candy Swan, $5 | 4. Bottle Opener, $75 | 5. Apricot Jam, $10 (This stuff is amazing!) | 6. Copper Napkin Rings, $48 | 7. Pink Mercury Cake Stand, $153 | 8. Pink Salt, $30 | 9. Rosewood Serving Knife, $22 | 10. Salt Road Taffy, $5.50

Image above: 1. Real Snacks, $14 | 2. Iris Hantverk Handmade Kitchen Brush Set and Rack | 3. Vintage Chocolate Molds | 4. Noble Maple Syrup, $25 | 5. Oak Cheese Board by Tomiyama Koichi, $50 | 6. Chez Pim Jam Club, $160+ | 7. Zingerman’s Gingerbread Coffee Cake, $40+

More gifts for foodies after the jump . . .

Image above: 1. Serving Paper Pad, $24 | 2. Sapling Stirrers, $32 | 3. Les Perles Candlestick, $60–$75 | 4. Fran’s Salted Caramels (my fave!), $28.50 | 5. Drink Chillers, $48 | 6. Brass Hors d’Oeuvre Pick Set, $38 | 7. Pok Pok Drinking Vinegar, $16.95 | 8. Slate Cheeseboard, $56 | 9. Cork Knife Set, $398

Image above, left to right: Brickett Davda Large bowlThe Inspired Vegan, $13

Image above, left to right: Jerusalem, $20 | Polpo, $31.50


Lovely! I’m glad, though, that I don’t have your job. I’d probably be so in debt if I spent all day sorting through and selecting lovely products online to feature.


Being a lover of all things copper, I think I want those copper napkin rings so i can wear them as bracelets. so pretty.

– caroline @thecopperavocado


I can attest to the awesomeness of that Noble Syrup. It is HEAVEN. I do not like maple syrup. Whatsoever. But this syrup is soft and delicate and flavorful and just amazing. It’s worth the $25. They also make a bourbon syrup. :)

Nia Bassett

If you go on vacation the latter half of the year, buy local foods from the area you go to for your foodie friends – things they can’t easily purchase. These make for great foodie gifts!