The Campana Brothers’ Candy collection for Lasvit includes this glass cheese lid.
Photo: Courtesy of Lasvit

13 Holiday Gifts for the Food Connoisseur on Your List

From exquisite gourmet treats to impeccably designed tableware, these thoughtful delights will sate the epicurean on your list

Anna by Rablabs’s whiskey cubes. Photo: Courtesy of The Grand Tour

1. Anna by Rablabs Vida Whiskey Cubes, $145

Add some sparkle to a holiday spirit on the rocks with these elegant whiskey cubes made of amethyst. Rising in popularity with cocktail connoisseurs, these superchic gems chill any libation without diluting the flavor. Pair the cubes with a top-shelf bottle of liquor and you’ll certainly be on the “nice” list.

Aga Dual Control 3-Oven Cast Iron electric range in Tiffany Blue. Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

2. Aga Total Control 3-Oven Cast Iron Range in Tiffany Blue, $50,000

This iconic 1922 design gets a striking makeover courtesy of Tiffany & Co., which conceived this singular oven and range with Aga as part of its “12 remarkable gifts” selection. Enameled in Tiffany Blue, the cast-iron electric appliance comes with everything a consummate host needs for a fantasy Breakfast at Tiffany’s party, including 12 dinner and dessert plates, pasta bowls, teacups, napkin rings, wine and champagne glasses, and flatware.

Haas Brothers salt and pepper shakers for L’Objet. Photo: Courtesy of L'Objet

3. L’Objet Haas Niki + Simon Salt + Pepper Shakers, $275

Add a dash of spice—literally—to any holiday meal with these cheerful brass and 24K-gold-plated salt and pepper shakers, designed by Los Angeles artists Simon and Nikolai Haas for L’Objet. The full Haas Brothers collection, inspired by Joshua Tree’s ethereal landscape, features a number of the artists’ iconic “monsters” reimagined as vessels, teapots, candlesticks, and other textured tableware.

Living Steel’s leather and oak magnetic knife block, loop bread knife, gyuto, and paring knife. Photo: Courtesy of Living Steel

4. Living Steel Knife Block, $285; Loop Bread Knife, $395; Gyuto, $500; and Paring Knife, $450

Designed by a master craftsman, this ultra-sleek knife set is created for function, even though each piece almost overwhelms with style. The steel gyuto is handmade by London-based Blenheim Forge, while the paring and bread knives are made in Sweden by artisan Andersson & Copra. Anchoring everything is the leather-bound European white oak block, created in collaboration with designer Mikael Gröndahl, which uses magnets to artfully hold up to six knives in a manner that any chef would be proud to display.

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The Campana Brothers’ Candy collection for Lasvit includes a whimsical glass cheese lid. Photo: Courtesy of Lasvit

5. Campana Brothers Candy Cheese Lid, $3,330

The whimsical glassware collection by the Campana Brothers infuses drinking glasses, pitchers, and other serving pieces with vibrant rivers of saturated hues. Designed to complement the artists’s Candy lighting collection for Lasvit, the array—which includes the fun cheese lid above—is inspired by the treats that overflow in neighborhood sweetshops this time of year.

Alessi Moka espresso coffeemaker. Photo: Courtesy of Alessi

6. Alessi Moka Espresso Coffeemaker, $35–$55

Coffee connoisseurs closely study growing regions, roasting styles, and brewing capabilities with the attention of a top-rated sommelier. These sculptural 11-sided aluminum kettles, designed by esteemed architect David Chipperfield, who recently received a lifetime honor by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, reinterprets a longstanding design for a modern audience. Choose from a variety of sizes and pair with a bag of artisanal beans for a delectable holiday treat.

Stefano Raffa brass-winged corkscrew from Artmest. Photo: Courtesy of Artmest

7. Stefano Raffa Brass-Winged Corkscrew #2, $310

Italian woodworker Stefano Raffa crafted this stylish brass corkscrew, which is adorned with an antler-horn handle and Makassar ebony base. Sure to be a standout on any holiday bar cart, the piece is a perfect present alongside a robust bottle of Italian wine.

Puiforcat Silversmith knives. Photo: Courtesy of Puiforcat

8. Puiforcat Silversmith Knives, $3,900

Before devising this sculptural selection of knives, designer Gabriele Pezzini studied revered French chef Pierre Gagnaire and his team at work in the kitchen. The observation resulted in Les Couteaux d’Orfèvre (“the silversmith’s knives”) and knife block that artfully displays six perfectly balanced pieces.

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Sterling-silver limited-edition Christofle Mood, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Photo: Courtesy of Christofle

9. Christofle 25-Piece Flatware Set with Silver Canister, $2,650

Christofle’s Mood canisters make preparing for any holiday gathering a breeze. This iteration of the mirror-polished stainless-steel dome, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, is engraved with Art Deco–style geometry as well as the maestro of style’s insignia. Only 1,000 of this design were made.

Royal Beluga Hybrid caviar. Photo: Courtesy of Petrossian

10. Petrossian’s Royal Beluga Hybrid Caviar, from $249

Nothing announces decadence quite like the buttery, briny taste of caviar. While Beluga has been banned in the U.S. for over a decade, naturally occurring hybrids like this help sate gourmand cravings for roe. A new offering from New York’s most famous caviar purveyor, the beautiful Servuga-Beluga blend will tantalize the taste buds.

Luke Edward Hall Il Viaggio di Nettuno dinner plate. Photo: Courtesy of Richard Ginori

11. Luke Edward Hall for Richard Ginori Il Viaggio di Nettuno Dinner Plate, $210 for two

The celebrated British illustrator Luke Edward Hall was inspired by Greco-Roman mythology for his collection of dinner plates, serving dishes, and other tableware. Featuring Neptune, the God of the Sea, this graphic hand-decorated plate from Richard Ginori reinterprets a classic motif in a decidedly modern fashion.

Burger Delight from photographer Melanie Dunea’s “Don’t Play with Your Food LA” series. Photo: Melanie Dunea

12. Print by Photographer Melanie Dunea, starting at $1,000

Photographer Melanie Dunea’s “Don’t Play with Your Food” collections offer a fashionable take on wining and dining in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and beyond. These richly saturated prints from the talent behind such celebrated foodie books as My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals and My Last Supper: The Next Course meld fine art, jewelry, and epicurean delights into a sensuous snapshot of the haute dinner party of our dreams.

A platform stiletto rendered in chocolate from Cacao by Cipriani. Photo: Courtesy of Cacao by Cipriani

13. Cacao by Cipriani, starting at $58

Cristiano Spinoni and Baptiste Roudel, the maître chocolatiers behind Cacao by Cipriani, are creating fashionable sculptures from the finest raw ingredients, which are sure to tantalize the dessert connoisseur on your list. The duo has traveled to New York from Italy for Cipriani’s pop-up shop on Wall Street, where sweet-toothed shoppers can find iconic designs, including handbags, stilettos, and furniture, all rendered in rich chocolate.

Cover: The Campana Brothers’ Candy collection for Lasvit includes this glass cheese lid.
Photo: Courtesy of Lasvit


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