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If Their Phone Always Eats First, These ~Foodie~ Gifts Are Perfect For Them

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There’s nothing quite like food to bring us together—that’s what the holidays are all about, right? Wrong. When it comes to your foodie friends, they’re more likely to share a photo of pasta to Instagram than their coveted 7 pm Carbone reservation. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally understandable given that prime-time seating is nearly impossible to get. And while you might not be able to gift your food-loving friends a Michelin Star this year, you can do the next best thing and give them the food-centric shit that’ll make them feel like the critic they’re already pretending to be. 

Listen, you don’t want to just get them a regular old cookbook—how boring is that when they probably have a lifetime subscription to the NYT Cooking app? Now you can get them anything from food fashion to stress-free cooking guides, and even memoirs to learn what’s going on behind the scenes at their favorite spots. I’ve searched high and low for the best gifts for the food lovers in your life so you can sit on Open Table until a reservation opens up.

The perfect book if their 2024 resolution is to host a dinner party (sans the stress)

'The Dinner Party Project: A No-Stress Guide to Food with Friends' by Natasha Feldman

Milk & cookies because it’s not the holidays without them

Milk Bar Holiday Flavored Milk Kit

Earrings to show off that their fave pasta isn’t basic spaghetti

Farfalle Hoops

A cherry wine stopper perfect for the next cook-book club meet up

Cherry Wine Stopper

The perfect stocking stuffer for future foodies

Future Foodie Board Book Set

The perfect *spicy* accouterment they won’t stop talking about

Momofuku Chili Crunch Variety Pack
 $49 (was $61)

Olive oil that’ll make them feel like an internet-famous chef

Graza Drizzle & Sizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil Set

A gift card to get their cult-favorites delivered ASAP

Goldbelly E-Gift Card

A book full of restaurant gossip

Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D' by Michael Cecchi-Azzolina

Cookies that are legit the size of your head

Levain Cookies Holiday Assortment

I mean…Butter makes everything better

Glass Butter Christmas Tree Ornament
 $3.50 (was $5)

A candle that will constantly remind them of carbs

D.s. & Durga Pasta Water Candle

A t-shirt that always knows what they’re craving

Chips & Queso Tee

Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, practitioner of beauty, and fashion connoisseur. By day, she makes a living by creating Fashion and Lifestyle content for Betches Media. By night, she enjoys cooking intricate meals, sipping a glass (or four) of rosé, and keeping up with the news. Follow her on Instagram @abbey_westlin.