I’m a chronic last minute holiday gift shopper, and I know I’m not the only one out there! I put together a list of some great gift ideas – with a focus on home and cooking related items. Also, just wanted to note that this not a sponsored post – these are just things I love!! Happy holiday shopping!
I love everything Heather Taylor Home makes. From her tablecloths to her napkins to these adorable plaid aprons, her linens are classic and elegant but still playful and casual – perfect for mixing and matching!
Ethically made in Los Angeles, Cozier is a brand new line of loungewear thats both chic and cozy- a win win in my book. Their linen pajamas are perfect for lounging around the house, but were thoughtfully designed to be street-ready, too. I have my eye on the pink and citron short sets. Pajama set pre-orders will ship out December 17th, just in time for Christmas!
The Lost Kitchen in Maine is a place that will always be beyond special to me- having spent five wonderful months working there during the summer and fall of 2020. Owner and chef Erin French started an online holiday gift shop last year, and it’s grown this year to include even more lovely gifts made by Maine-based artisans and producers. A few favorites: this rolling pin made from native Maine wood, this French market basket, and this beautiful marble cheese board.
Founded by Nasozi Kakembo, xN Studio is a Brooklyn-based design studio and online shop that works with female artisan sand entrepreneurs across Africa to bring ethically-made cultural heritage items to homes in the US and beyond. I love the rustic yet modern design of these olive-wood salad servers and these gorgeous mud-cloth pillowcases.
Hometown favorite alert ! Susy Korb’s Pittsburgh Mercantile is an online shop that celebrates Pittsburgh’s creative community and draws inspiration from artists and makers throughout the Rustbelt. There is a lot to love on her site but these adorable prints by artist Janet Hill might be my favorite, AND they come already framed!!
I love a good pun, especially when it’s food-related, so I had to share this cute and clever sweatshirt from America’s Test Kitchen’s shop. Get this one for the cook ( or goat cheese lover?) in your life! There is also some nacho-themed merch if that’s more up your alley.
Katie Quinn’s book, Cheese, Bread, and Wine pretty much covers all my favorite topics. Part cookbook, part tale of Katie’s colorful adventures working at as an apprentice at vineyards, dairies, and bread-makers across Europe, this is a sure bet for any food, wine, or travel lover on your list.
I love discovering unique gifts, and thankfully lots of great antique and vintage shops have online shops, making it easy to browse without leaving the sofa. Portmanteau, an antique studio based in Long Island City, Queens, is one of my favorite sources of vintage inspiration. They have some seriously incredible finds, and their website makes it easy find a totally unique gift for the vintage lover in your life! I especially love their ever-changing collection of glassware.
Pineapple Collaborative is a digital and in-person community that brings food lovers together through events across the country. Their small-batch olive oil and apple cider vinegar, made sustainably in California, would be a perfect gift for the cook on your list who loves finding new speciality ingredients to try. Pineapple Collaborative also published a gift guide of their own with tons of great ideas!.
I couldn’t wrap up this gift guide (get it!?) without mentioning my own little line of goodies. This fall, I teamed up with my friend, and incredibly talented artist, Maria Schoettler, to design a set of art prints, notecards, and a canvas market tote, all featuring gorgeous colorful produce in a variety of designs. These would make a perfect gift for the cook or gardener on your list!!