HOLIDAY 2020 GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE COOK/FOODIE

Disclaimer: I may make a small commission from certain items on this list, but all opinions expressed in this piece are authentic.

It’s the last (but not the least) of my Holiday 2020 Gift Guides and there is something for nearly everyone on the list. Because even if your giftee doesn’t like to cook… there is something for them on this list. The list (like the others) is mainly focused on small businesses.

THE TRNR WAFFLE MAKER BY CRUXGG

CRUXGG is a new, Black-Owned kitchen appliance company is a collaboration of culinary genius. Crux and Ghetto Gastro have partnered to bring you the sexiest kitchen appliances on the market. This red and black waffle maker is for sure a piece I’d want to leave out on my counter long after the waffles have been made. $150 USD

THE DUTCHESS FROM GREAT JONES GOODS

There is no cook out there would wouldn’t love a Dutch Oven that not only looks good, but cooks to perfection. The Dutchess, a cast iron variety from Great Jones Goods, does exactly that and comes in seven rad colors. $155 USD

THE OLIVE OIL FROM THE PINEAPPLE COLLABORATIVE

Olive oil is every cook’s best friend, but it’s not every day that you find a high quality olive oil in a cute AF tin (from a women-owned company to boot). The Pineapple Collective is offering their oil in five super chic colors for the holiday season. To pull a quote from their site, “Crafted in collaboration with Kathryn Tomajan using a blend of organic Koroneiki and Picual olives grown by the Ricchiuti family at ENZO Olive Oil Company and Rio Bravo Farm.” $34 USD

THE TRIO OF KNIVES BY MATERIAL

Not only do these knives get 5/5 star rating and boast incredible style, they will work to not only dice your tomatoes, but to help fight xenophobia and empower formerly incarcerated youth. $120 USD

KITCHEN CONNOISSEUR GIFT KIT BY MODERN SPROUT

Every cook prefers to have fresh herbs ready to use in the kitchen, so this kit from Modern Sprout will allow them to have fresh basil all year round. The kit comes with a hydroponic basil growing kit, herb tea towels, pincers, and a pull-an-pinch bowl to get your herbs cook-ready in just a moment. Use this link to receive 15% off anything at Modern Sprout. $35 (sale price)

BUILD YOUR OWN TRIO FROM DIASPORA CO.

The perfect giftable box of delectable spices. Not only does this look super chic, every cook needs some incredible spices. Plus, you’ll be supporting a great company to boot. In the words of Diaspora Co., “We put money, equity, and power into the hands of Indian farmers, to disrupt, and decolonize an outdated commodity spice trading system.” $34 USD

BUNDLE OF JOY SIX-PACK FROM WINC

Winc is the coolest new thing in the world of wines. You start with a quiz about things like how you take your coffee, or how much you like (or dislike) mushrooms, and winc will tailor a wine list for your palette. Buy this Black Friday deal six-pack to get your vino-loving friend started. $88 – $108 USD

ITALIAN CUTTING BOARDS BY etú

Offered by one of my favorite small shops of all time (Curated Home Decor), and hands-down my favorite cutting board in my kitchen, the Etú wooden cutting board is the perfect gift. No cook can ever have enough cutting boards, and layering them in the kitchen is very on trend these days. $110 USD

SALT & PEPPER GRINDERS FROM ANTHROPOLOGIE

I know this list was supposed to be entirely small shops, but I just couldn’t resist sharing these adorable salt & pepper shakers from Anthro. They’re exactly the style I’ve been looking for, and they’d look just perfect in nearly anyone’s kitchen. Available in three colors. $80 USD (but 30% off NOW!)

CARE PACKAGE NO. 3 BY HOUSE OF WARES

2020 has all of us needing immunity, a mask, and an extra dose of love. This thoughtful gift set of specialized, herbal and organic teas is the perfect gift for just about anyone, but is all the more thoughtful because with every gift set bought, House of Wares donates an Indigo Mask to the Bowery Mission. $88 USD

Thanks a bunch of basil for tuning into my Gift Guide for the Cook/Foodie. Tune in tomorrow for the last of my Gift Series – a tutorial in how to wrap all your gifts in style!

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