We all have that friend that is up on all the new restaurants, has the best places on speed dial and is an amazing cook.



For them, you’ll be the star gifter with a Holiday Gift Basket from EATALY.

Ranging in price from around $50 to hundreds of dollars there’s something for everyone.

Take the  Butta la Pasta (yes, please) which has everything they need to make a delicious pasta feast. ($95.) Just make sure they invite you.

Do you have a friend who’s a caffeine addict (like us?) Last year, we gave a JAVY Coffee gift pack, the coffee you can make in seconds, and our wired friend hasn’t stopped thanking us.


There’s regular coffee concentrate–  60mg of caffeine in one tsp –but also fancy flavors, such as mocha, and caramel which make an amazing cold brew in just three seconds.

This year we’re gifting the Peppermint and a Roasted Arabica. Gift sorted.



Have you been to Katsuya? With locations throughout the US, the SBE-run Japanese restaurant serves elevated food in beautiful surroundings. To give you an idea, Philippe Starck designed the location in Brentwood.

Give your foodie friend a gift certificate to Katsuya and they’ll love you forever.




Chances are your foodie chef friend throws a snazzy dinner party. For the hors d’oeuvres, gift them a bamboo serving platter from Lynn & Lianna Designs.


This unique Large Acacia Cheese Board is perfect for apps. ($99.) Read our full review here.


Bring the fire inside with the Colsen fire pit — made for indoors as well as outdoors. Besides the warm ambiance, you can use it to make s’mores, or just sit around with an after-dinner drink.

A very reasonable $40 to over $150. We love ours.



Food dice. Whaaat?

‘These foodie dice make sure that no two meals are alike,’ reads the description. Laser engraved on wood, five primary dice offer protein options, cooking methods, grain/carb selections, herb choices, and bonus ingredients. The way it works is simply roll and ‘accept your challenge.’

As if cooking isn’t already enough of a challenge? (Spoken as a ‘non-chef.’)

$24 at Uncommon Goods.