The holiday season separates people into two categories: those who are easy to shop for and those who, quite frankly, aren’t. Good thing we’re always up for a challenge. Need a gift for the hostess who just bought herself a restaurant-quality sous vide? We’ve got you covered. Perhaps small stocking stuffers? Don’t worry, we have ideas for that, too. Shop our luxe gift guide below.
Simple Fare Cookbook
From the creators of Sunday Suppers in Brooklyn comes yet another brilliant cookbook, this time focusing on cold-weather cooking at home. Its flexible recipes and gorgeous photography will spark inspiration for any gastronome.
Ferrero Rocher® Pralines
A decadent treat is something any foodie can appreciate. Ferrero Rocher® is made up of as much luxe as it is chocolate, so unwrapping these little golden balls feels special. Every. Single. Time.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven
The crème de la crème of cookware (that is gladly welcomed in multiples). Dutch ovens, in particular, are highly practical. Don’t be surprised if you see them whipping up meals and photographing their creations.
Hay Chopping Boards
These colorful boards bring an artful approach to food preparation. They also make it easy to designate certain ones for certain foods (one for chopping veggies, one for cutting meats) and then remember which is which.
Time to meet the most game-changing food trend of 2017: sous vide cooking. It’s a fancy French technique that involves sealing food in a plastic bag and then cooking it slowly in a water bath. Get your favorite would-be chef the world’s smallest (and the smartest one on the market).
Mini Stand Mixer
Well, if it isn’t the star of this year’s kitchen decorating trends. While this is a more compact version, it still whips up five dozen cookies with ease. For the foodie who has everything (and little counter space because of it), this gift is a winner.
Tom Dixon Teapot
If a unique gift is what you’re after, this surely fits the bill. It’s handcrafted and inspired by laboratory equipment for a truly minimalist and refreshing take on teatime.
High Camp Supply Gardenias
Store-bought flowers are nice. But handing your hostess a chic box filled with cut gardenias? Well, that’s just fabulous. She can float them in a bowl or make her own arrangements, whatever suits her fancy.
Ferrero Rocher Pralines
Anything a hostess can indulge in after a night of entertaining is a welcome gift. Thank her for her sweet hospitality with an even sweeter box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
Beechwood Cheese Curler
There’s a chance your hostess is a sucker for good presentation. Enter the cheese curler, turning Manchego into ribbons with a fun twist of a knob. (Psst: This goes really well with chocolate.)
Bone China “Paper” Cups
Tiffany & Co. has reimagined the paper cup as handcrafted china in its newest collection of “everyday objects.”
Kendra Scott Stone Tray
She’ll think of you every time she displays her perfectly stirred martinis on this stone tray layered with gleaming mother-of-pearl.
Catbird Initial Earrings
Cast from 14-karat gold, each lowercase letter is small enough to layer but still makes an impact when worn solo. Take a cue from Emma Stone and get one initial for each ear.
M.A.C. Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit
Featuring 12 of M.A.C.’s crowd-favorite lipsticks—from “Ruby Woo” to “Velvet Teddy”—all in miniature sizes. Hint: This annual kit tends of sell out, so if you’ve got a beauty buff on your list, we suggest you act fast.
Lucky Charm Candle
Finally, a candle they won’t immediately regift. Ariel Gordon teamed up with Los Angeles-based Le Feu De L’Eau to create a candle that burns down to reveal a gold charm hidden within the wax. And with six different charms to choose from, you can buy them for all of your nieces.
Ferrero Rocher Pralines
The opposite of lumps of coal, Ferrero Rocher’s gold-foil-wrapped pralines were practically made for stockings. Whether you fit a full box or a few individual chocolates, we guarantee they’ll be unwrapped and gone by the time all the presents are opened.
Deco Stacking Game
Sure, they’ve seen Jenga before. But have they seen the art deco version? Leave it to West Elm to create the chicest tabletop game we’ve seen to date.
Frankies Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
From the famous New York City restaurant Frankies 457 Spuntino comes their world-renowned EVOO (that you can order on Amazon Prime to be delivered within two days). Bonus points if you bring along a loaf of crusty bread.
Flower Muse Subscription
OK, so it’s too late to order flowers. But it’s not too late to order a flower subscription. Every month, Flower Muse will deliver buds directly from their farms straight to your giftee’s door. P.S. They typically come pre-bloom—that’s how fresh they are!
MoMA Sky Umbrella
We know, we know. But our editors have given MoMA’s Magritte-inspired sky umbrella as a gift countless times (to much success).
Not only can you snag this guy on Amazon Prime, but it’s also great for the notoriously late who need a quick jolt on the fly.
Winter Fiction Book Pack
Reading spans all personalities, and this handpicked selection of seasonal novels will encourage all the hygge (which is a gift in itself).
Away Field Set
A thoughtful gift for those who love to travel (read: everyone), this kit is packed with on-the-go essentials from other gift-approved brands like Harry’s and Malin + Goetz.