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The Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide: Best for Cooks and Foodies

The Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide: Best for Cooks and Foodies

Is someone on your gift list a great cook? Or a passionate foodie? Or both? We asked our Food Editor Nicole Douillet to help us suss out the best luxury gifts for cooks, people who love to grill and foodies. Here’s her curated ultimate luxury holiday gift guide with the best ideas for foodies and passionate cooks, including kitchen appliances, cookware, grills, experiences and great gifts under $50.

what do the cooks and foodies want as a luxury holiday gift this year?

If you have someone in your life who really appreciates small-batch, artisanal, regionally-renowned food items – like honeymarshmallowssaltice,  jam and jelly, tea, butter, bread and even hot sauce – we’ve shared our reports on the best of breed in each of those those categories.

the ultimate luxury gift guide of the best gifts for foodies and chefs this holiday

The ultimate luxury gift guide of the best gifts for foodies and chefs this holiday.

But in case that’s not enough gift giving inspiration this holiday, we turned to our expert, Food Editor Nicole Douillet, for additional ideas and insights on what the foodies of the world are hoping for this year.

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She’s sharing ideas for products and experiences sure to please any foodie, with options from under $50 to the moon. Something on this list is sure to be perfect for the passionate cook in your life.

The Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide: Best for Cooks and Foodies

The ultimate luxury holiday gift guide: the best for cooks and foodies this year.

best luxury holiday gifts for cooks and foodies in appliances and cookware

From chic pots and pans to cutting boards and stylish aprons, give the gift of a cool kitchen.

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    The best luxury foodie gifts of 2020 in cookware and kitchen appliances. Great Jones Family Style Pots and Pans Set - $395. Courtesy Photo.

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best luxury holiday gifts for cooks, foodies, grillers and smokers

What kind of grill is best for your favorite chef? If the foodie in your life loves to cook with real smoke and flames, a new grill is the perfect gift.

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    The best luxury grills to give as a gift for foodies this year. Traeger Timberline 850 Pellet Grill - $1,799.99. Courtesy Photo.

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the best luxury holiday gift experiences for cooks and foodies

Some people would much prefer an experience to an object when it comes to gifting. If your loved one is among them, a surprise trip to a destination restaurant could be the dream gift. Because someday, we will be able to travel again! Short of that, here are some other ideas.

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the best luxury holiday gifts in cookbooks and food writing this year

Here are some new books that I’d highly recommend as gifts this year for someone who really loves to cook or loves great writing about food, chefs and restaurants.

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    The best cookbook gifts for foodies this year. Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence by Claire Saffitz - $17.98. Courtesy Photo.

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the best luxury holiday gifts for cooks and foodies under $50 this year

In need of stocking stuffers, teacher gifts and small gestures? Here are some gift ideas that are all $50 or less.

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    The best holiday gifts for foodies this year under $50. Bees Wrap Sustainable Food Storage - $18. Courtesy Photo.

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the best luxury gifts for cooks and foodies

That’s it. Our expert guide to the best luxury holiday gifts for home cooks and foodies this year. Happy gifting! And stay safe and healthy out there, dear reader.

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Nicole Douillet is a Wall Street executive and lifelong lover of food and drink. She is currently the Food Editor of Dandelion Chandelier, and a senior advisor to several fintech companies. Nicole serves on the Advisory Council for Action Against Hunger | ACF International. She is a former junior Olympic skier, serial restaurant regular, and two-time chili cook-off champion. She lives with her wife and two little ones in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where her kids’ favorite neighborhood restaurant is Lilia. Nicole is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

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