21 Gourmet Holiday Gifts for 2019
Gifts for people who enjoy the finer things in life.
It's time to start checking your list, because holiday shopping season is now in full force. Looking for the perfect gift for a home cook who enjoys the finer things in life? Or are you looking to treat someone special to a luxurious new addition to their kitchen? Whether you're able to spend a lot, or trying to stick to a budget, there's a gourmet gift on this list for everyone. From deluxe kitchen appliances and gadgets to handmade goodies, spoil your loved ones this year. Read on for 20 gourmet holiday gifts for the 2019 season.
1. Mix It Up
This special edition retro-style stand mixer is complete with a hobnail ceramic bowl for the perfect vintage touch. Treat the bakers in your life to this luxurious artisan mixer from KitchenAid.
Buy It: KitchenAid Limited Edition Heritage Artisan Model K 5-Qt Stand Mixer with Ceramic Hobnail Bowl, $500; Williams-Sonoma
2. Cheese Factor
Spoil your cheese-loving friends and family with the finest cheeses straight from Southern Wisconsin. This gift box from Uplands Cheese in Dodgeville also contains rye crackers, hazelnut crisps, artisan salamis, preserves, and spiced pecans all packaged in a traditional wooden box.
Buy It: Uplands Cheese Everything & More Cheese Gift Box, $115; Uplands Cheese
3. Here For the Pizza
This French-made glazed pizza stone is designed to be used in the oven or on a grill, making it perfect for both movie nights and outdoor entertaining. Emile Henry's micro-crazed glaze helps you reach a well baked crust every time.
Buy It: Emile Henry Made in France Flame Top Pizza Stone, $50; Amazon
4. Razzle Dazzle
Everybody knows Rose Gold is the new black, and these luxe appliances from SMEG prove just that. These 1950s-inspired breakfast appliances include an electric kettle and a 2-slice toaster. Add a little dazzle to any kitchen and get the perfect breakfast every time.
5. Lookin' Sharp
Miyabi and Sur La Table teamed up to make this exclusive Hibana knife collection with a 49-layer Damascus pattern on the blades and ergonomic bolsters on the handles for added comfort. This versatile knife is an elegant gift for the gourmet chef in your life.
Buy It: Miyabi Hibana Chef's Knife, $150; Sur La Table
6. Smooth Operator
The A3500 blender is known as the "powerhouse of the Vitamix blender family." With five smart program settings that automatically adjust times and speeds based on the size of your container, there isn't any blender task this Vitamix can't handle.
Buy It: Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender, $600; Williams-Sonoma
7. Show Me the Honey
Savannah Bee Company is one of the most iconic artisan honey producers of the South, and anyone who's tasted their Tupelo Honey will agree. Their award-winning limited-edition Tupelo Gold Reserve was harvested with pristine environmental conditions, honeybee health, and nectar flow. Packaged with a beeswax seal and a Canadian Birch box, it makes for a gift that's truly gourmet.
Buy It: Savannah Bee Company Tupelo Honey Gold Reserve, $99; Savannah Bee Company
8. What's Cookin'?
For anyone looking to expand their kitchen arsenal or replace old pots and pans, this cookware set from All-Clad is as luxurious as they come. With highly polished stainless steel and superior stick resistance, this set is the gift that keeps on giving.
Buy It: All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 10-Piece, $800; Amazon
9. Shrimp on the Barbie
Know a cook who already has everything? Or a serious seafood lover? This cast-iron pan has 22 deep ridges perfect for holding shrimp upright and retaining flavor during the cooking process. It can be used on the grill, stovetop, oven, broiler, or campfire and doubles as a serving piece for putting your seafood on display.
Buy It: Sur La Table Cast Iron Shrimp Pan, $40; Sur La Table
10. Explore the Pastabilities
Make fresh homemade pasta from your own kitchen with this deluxe pasta maker. This set comes with additional tools to aid in the process, including a pasta brush, roller, and wooden scoops. This is the ideal gift for the pasta enthusiast or the carb-lover.
Buy It: Imperia Pasta Maker Machine Deluxe 11 Piece Set, $140; Walmart
11. Pass the Dressing
Every gourmet chef is going to need a high-quality bottle of balsamic vinegar on hand for salad dressings, omelettes, and meat. This versatile vinegar has been aged in barrels at the famous Giusti cask deposit, creating the perfect blend of sweet and sour.
Buy It: Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegar, Two Gold Medals, 8.5 oz., $29; Sur La Table
12. Cook Slow and Low
Staub specializes in high-quality, French-made cocottes, perfect for simmering soups, braising meat, baking, and more. This 4-quart size is ideal for a family of four or fewer, and comes in a variety of colors that any gourmet home cook would treasure. And you can get it for $50 off beginning on Nov. 16th. See below for details.
Buy It: Staub Cast Iron Round Cocotte, 4 qt, $99; Staub
13. Bartender in the Making
Created by world-champion bartender Charles Joly, this smoking box allows you to craft professional-level cocktails at home. The stainless steel frame, glass sides, and walnut base come together to make a sophisticated addition to any home bar.
Buy It: Crafthouse by Fortessa Cocktail Smoking Box, $250; Williams-Sonoma
14. But First, Coffee
This blend trio from Portland-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters features their signature blends: Hair Bender, Holler Mountain, and House Blend. Whether you're gifting it to a coffee novice or an expert, it's the perfect gift for anyone looking to hone their palate.
Buy It: Stumptown Blend Trio, $35; Stumptown Coffee Roasters
15. Breakfast of Champions
This breakfast pan from Staub is made of enameled cast iron with a glossy, vibrant glaze. It's large black mat surface evenly distributes heat for many kitchen tasks, whether it's frying up eight eggs at once, toasting quesadillas, or searing fish. It's a versatile pan that any home cook will put to good use.
Buy It: Staub Breakfast Pan, 12", $150; Sur La Table
16. Get Tech-Savvy
This Sous Vide from ChefSteps provides tender and flavorful results every time, by connecting to your smartphone. The Visual Doneness feature allows you to see exactly how your food will turn out before you even start cooking, while the Bluetooth and WiFi compatibility allows you to control your Sous Vide remotely. It's the perfect gift for the tech-savvy cook in your life.
Buy It: ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide, $205; Amazon
17. Spice Things Up
These French-made salt and pepper mills from Peugeot have the strongest grinding mechanisms on the market, allowing you to adjust between course and ultra-fine. Crafted with olivewood, each mill its own one-of-a-kind grain pattern.
Buy It: Peugeot Olivewood Fidji Salt & Pepper Mills, Set: $180, Williams-Sonoma
18. On Cloud Wine
The Coravin Wine Preservation System allows wine enthusiasts to pour any amount of wine without removing the cork, giving you the freedom to drink more than just what you have open. Complete with two Coravin capsules, this patented technology keeps argon gas from escaping, leaving your wine tasting fresh years later.
Buy It: Coravin Model Two Plus Pack Wine Preservation System, $350; Amazon
19. Must Have Chocolate
Designed in 1919 as a welcome-aboard gift for steamship passengers, this iconic keepsake box from Louise Sherry is filled with 12 assorted chocolate truffles made with fine Belgian chocolate. No one can resist their creamy texture and decadent silkiness.
Buy It: Louis Sherry 12-Piece Chocolate Truffle Tin, $35; Nordstrom
20. Perfect Puree
This polished stainless steel stick blender fits easily into deep pots and pitchers for pureed soup, blended smoothies, and more. The convenient cordless design has the power of a plug-in model with five speeds and a quick charge base that doubles as upright storage.
Buy It: All-Clad Cordless Rechargeable Immersion Blender, $200; Williams-Sonoma
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Give the gift of authentic Italian cuisine with this Italian Pantry set from Mad Rose Specialty Foods. Complete with Armato pitted olives, sun-dried tomatoes, peperoncino flakes, oregano, and Armato U Re extra virgin olive oil, it's the next best thing to a trip to Italy.
Buy It: Mad Rose Specialty Foods The Italian Pantry, $90; Mad Rose Specialty Foods
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