We’ve rounded up some sublime gift ideas for food lovers. From barbecues to books, it’s never been easier to impress your family and friends with your gift-giving prowess
Malle W. Trousseau Oyster Tools Set (includes leather hand guard), $119.90, from Corso De’ Fiori; water bottle with lid by Menu, $105, from Mildred & Co; Citta Design rattan coaster set, $39.90, from Corso De’ Fiori; Mavis + Osborne Bento bags, $19 each, from The Market NZ; My Garden Kitchen by Unna Burch, $45, New Holland; The Thrifty Forager by Alys Fowler, $45, Kyle Books; Check weave natural oval basket, $82, from May Time; Gracie Eco linen table coth in Taupe, $262, from May Time; Citta Design wooden mortar and pestle, $29, from Mildred & Co; Japanese copper tea strainer, $115 small, from Everyday Needs; Tumbleweed Tees tea towels, $20 each, from The Market NZ; Green marble board, $31.20 small, from May Time; Le Fidele Canif knife, $69. from Tessuti; Les Légumes Napkins, $98 per set, from Tessuti.
Carafe, set of four $276, from May Time; Citta Design Gava dish, $109 large, from Corso De’ Fiori; Gold and black candlesticks, $34 medium, $39 large, from For Keeps; Black and gold marble-print plates, set of two $44.95, from Me & My Trend; NOPI: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully, $70, Penguin Random House NZ; Egizia Chandi vodka glasses, $58.50 per pair, from Corso De’ Fiori; Gold wire menu holder, $64, from Me & My Trend; Brass rectangle tray, $79, from Me & My Trend; Broste gold cutlery 16-piece boxed set, $358, from May Time; Sabre cutlery bread knife, $36.90, and tart server, $24.90, from Corso De’ Fiori; French Country Collections Pedro Elegant carafe with stopper, $175, from Un Deux Trois; Malle W. Trousseau pot stand (comes with soap steel), $59.90, from Corso De’ Fiori.
The Wine Critic
Good Things to Drink by Ryan Chetiyawardana, $45, Quarto Group UK; Ardbeg Escape pack (includes two glasses), $97.99, from leading liquor retailers; Gin: The Art and Craft of the Artisan Revival by Aaron Knoll, $55, Aurum Press; Alpha Domus 2011, $49.90, winehawkesbay.co.nz; LSA Lulu assorted champagne flute set, $179.99, from Stevens; Akarua ‘The Siren’ 2013 Pinot Noir, $100, akarua.com; The Ned 2015 Pinot Rosé, $17.99, thened.co.nz; Veritas glass, set of two $129.90, from Riedel; Inedit Damm beer, available from select restaurants; Vin Bouquet cocktail shaker set, $99.99, from Stevens; Christmas case of six assorted bottles, $169, from WineFriend; Double Barrel Reposado tequila, $139.99, from Super Liquor.
Mavis + Osborne Frenchie apron, $125, from The Market NZ; Wooden spoon, $6.50, from Everyday Needs; Laguiole bread knife, $46, from Tessuti; Claybird Ceramics nesting bowls, $115, from The Market NZ; Prices Candle in ‘Open Window’, $18.50, from Tessuti; The Caker by Jordan Rondel, $49.99, Beatnik Publishing; House Doctor beechwood whisk, $19, from Mildred & Co; Bonnie Goods artisan oat biscuits in four flavours 180g, $7.50, from selected stockists; Ceramic bowls gift box, set of three $358, from May Time; The Cook and Baker by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa, $55, Murdoch Books; Planet Cake: Lover and Friendship by Paris Cutler, $45, Murdoch Books; Rachel Scott ‘Paraoa Moana’ bread, rachelscottbread.co.nz; Artek Siena oven mitt, $32.50, from Corso De’ Fiori.
Gift guide from the latest issue of Taste.