NYC Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Best Gifts For Chefs, Foodies

November 30, 2016 5:12 AM

Foodie Gift Guide - Red Velvet NYC

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One of the most stressful things during the holiday season is deciding what gifts to buy. From foodies to chefs, here are some of the best gifts to give this season. By John Friia

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DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections

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It is nearly impossible to resist eating raw cookie dough, but it is not the safest thing to do. DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections tackled that issue by specializing in edible cookie dough. You can order a festive multi-pack of their festive flavors, including Holiday Cake Batter, Peppermint Brownie, Winter WonDŌland, Signature Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle and Sugar Cookie.

Foodie Gift Guide - Thermomix

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This all-in-one kitchen appliance guides people through easy-to-follow recipes with on-screen instructions. Temperature and timing are set automatically, so even the hardest recipes are the easiest to make. People will be amazed to discover the endless culinary possibilities offered by this machine, including sauteing, emulsifying, grinding, whisking, grating and controlling heat. Each device comes with a cookbook and recipe chip.

Foodie Gift Guide - Snake River Farm

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Snake River Farms

Snake River Farms delivers the finest eating experience that was once saved for luxury restaurant in the comfort of one’s home. This season, the company is offering a curated steak box from James Beard award-winning chef Hugh Acheson. The gift set is filled with American Wagyu filet mignon, American Wagyu ribeye filets, a Lodge skillet, a saucing spoon, a kitchen towel and Hugh Acheson’s steak cooking guide. Whether you know a steak lover or someone that enjoys to cook, this gift set is a must for any foodie.

Foodie Gift Guide - Jars By Dani

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JARS by Dani

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With the launch of their shipping service, people across the country can try the tasty creations of JARS by Dani. Offering more than a typical cake or cupcake, the desserts are smashed into a mason jar and filled with decadent layers of brownie, whipped cream, mousse, cookie dough, chocolate chips and candy. For a festive gift, people can order the Peppermint JAR made with fudge brownie, chocolate peppermint mousse, whipped cream and chunks of peppermint. Within one bite, people will taste the flavors of the season in one jar.

Foodie Gift Guide - Red Velvet NYC

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Red Velvet NYC

Bringing baking to the next level, Red Velvet NYC is a meal delivery service that provides gourmet baking kits for the everyday baker. From the convenience to the easy directions, a delivery from Red Velvet NYC is the perfect gift for baker in the family. People will receive pre-measured ingredients and a detailed recipe card, which allows them to focus on creating a heartfelt, homemade sweet treat. Packaging the holiday spirit, Red Velvet NYC offers a “Holiday Cheer Set” with a candy cane cupcake baking kit, a classic French wooden baking spoon, a cherry red silicon spatula, a whisk and an oven mitt.

Foodie Gift Guide - Owls Brew

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Owl’s Brew Bartender Roll

For the aspiring mixologist, Owl’s Brew Bartender Roll comes with two seasonal flavors of tea, a cocktail mixer, salted caramel toddy and mulling spices, a strainer, bar spoon, bottle opener, muddler, jigger and a recipe book. From dinner parties to evening cocktails, this kit will quickly become a favorite item.

Foodie Gift Guide - Remy Martin

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Rémy Martin XO Holiday Gift Box

Collaborating with Vincent Leroy, a well-known French kinetic artist, Remy Martin created a unique look this holiday season. Known as Red Ripples, this festive gold box draws inspiration from the beauty of the rippling drops of Cognac cascading in circles. An ideal gift for the spirit connoisseur, this holiday package personifies the colors, tastes and flavors that people expect from Remy Martin.

Foodie Gift Guide - Vevue

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Veuve Clicquot’s Arrow

A vibrant symbol of direction and origin, Veuve Clicquot Arrow is the perfect gift for a champagne or travel enthusiast. Created in celebration of its heritage and a tribute to the international mindset that characterizes the spirit, Clicquot Arrow is a sleek champagne box for Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. With 29 different destinations available, the unique and alluring case is the must-have entertaining accessory this holiday season and the perfect way to let a loved one know you are thinking about them from abroad.

John Friia is a freelance journalist and native New Yorker writing about food, drinks and lifestyle. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.