Calling this a food lover’s gift guide sells it short. Sure, it's perfect for the self-proclaimed gastronomes in your life, but also the audiophiles, gardeners, and aesthetes—anyone who finds themself in the kitchen at some point during the day.
The point is, there's no one kind of cook. This guide attempts to cover everyone on your list with gifts for enthusiastic bakers, avid home mixologists, and that one friend whose fridge space is dominated by condiments. Many of these ingredients, tools, and serving pieces are favorites in our own kitchens, while others are things we have been lusting over for the past year and would personally be thrilled to unwrap.