We’ve rounded up gift ideas for that special someone in your life who’s happiest when eating. Use the gift guide below to support district businesses and show appreciation to the food lovers in your life. Browse gift boxes, cookbooks, and other gifts for your striving chef. Be sure to check out our Holiday Meal Kits Roundup for an extensive list of options for local restaurants.
Gift a cook-at-home meal kit for the cooks in your family:
La Pecora Bianca, 1133 Broadway, 212-498-9696
Enjoy La Pecora Bianca’s much loved pasta dishes right at home. You’ll have your choice of pasta kits: Gramigna, Cacio e Pepe, and Garganelli, all for two people! Customize your dinner by choosing your pasta shape and sauce through the Pronto Kit as well. Want to add in a drink? Order a ‘package’ and choose two pastas along with a bottle of rose or negroni. Gift cards also available.
Xi’an Famous Foods, 38 East 23rd Street
The NYC staple hand-pulled noodle chain are offering their pull-your-own noodle kits with free shipping. In just 10 minutes, recreate dishes that taste just like how you remember. You can also pick up XFF’s signature Chili Oil Packs and their newly released XFF Cookbook to own the recipes for their best selling dishes. Use code FREESHIP at checkout for free USPS shipping.
Did you think we’d leave out drinks and dessert? Never.
Bourke Street Bakery, 15 East 28th Street
The Australian bakery has launched special treats to make this holiday season a little brighter. Choose your foodie’s favorites from a selection of Gingerbread People, Christmas Fruit Mince pies, and other specials. You can also shop the Bourke Street Market and Pantry for cookbooks, seasonings, and sauces, including their holiday gift set- “Bourke Street Hamper” that includes housemade products: The Ultimate Chocolate sauce, Plum, Strawberry & Cardamom Jam, Avo Smash Sprinkle, Pecan Maple Crunch Granola, and Orange & Fig Marmalade, plus a Tote bag for $55.
Leonelli Bakery, 7 East 27th Street,
This holiday season, Leonelli Bakery is offering their Holiday Cookie Kit. Get creative with Leonelli’s house-made icing and test those decorating skills. Along with sugar cookies, Leonelli offers a Chocolate Chunk Cookie Kit and Coffee Gift Box which even comes with a pair of Leonelli mugs, so you can enjoy your cup of joe together. Take a look at their savory pasta kits as well. Gift cards also available.
maman nyc, 22 West 25th Street, firstname.lastname@example.org With the holidays right around the corner, that means maman’s ovens are on and it smells like cookies. Their limited edition Holiday Cookie Box is filled with a dozen fresh-baked cookies, perfect for gifting (and sharing). The French bakery and cafe also offers cookie dough subscriptions to ensure that your special foodie is set for cookies for months at a time. Other gift ideas in their shop include scented candles, French-inspired dishware, and fashionable apparel.
mangia, 22 West 23rd Street, 212-647-0200 Celebrate the holidays with mangia’s reimagined desserts, cakes, and gift boxes. Gift a Bubbles & Chocolate Gift Box which includes a bottle of Franciacorta Brut Antica Fratta (chardonnay), brownies, chocolate bars, and dried fruit. If your special someone prefers wine, mangia also offers a Wine & Chocolate Gift Box which includes wine, coffee beans, and chocolate bark. Check out their full holiday menu, and order your holiday gift boxes for delivery or pick-up.
Nuts Factory, 700 6th Avenue, 917-445-6556 Shop Nut Factory’s selection of assorted gift boxes containing dried fruits, rich chocolates, and roasted nuts. If your foodie friend has a healthier sweet tooth, this is the gift for them.
Seven Grams Caffé, 76 Madison Avenue, 212-779-0777 The well-loved coffee shop is offering the ultimate sweet gifts: cookie & coffee gift boxes. Shop oh-so-gooey chocolate chip cookies along with high-quality coffee beans from Ethiopia and Nicaragua. You can also shop separately for coffee bundles and cookie boxes. Vegan cookie options are available, and so are gift cards.
Vin Sur Vingt, 1140 Broadway, 646-922-7700 Treat your friend with VSV Wine Bar’s Wine Box Sets of 2, 4, or 6 wines. With free delivery across the city, your friend will be delighted to see an assortment of their favorites wines on their doorstep this Holiday season! Unsure of which wines they like? Send over a gift card so they can select their own.
If your special someone is itching to get into the kitchen, here are some gifts any amateur chef would love:
Cosme, 35 East 21st Street, email@example.com Gift the gift of cooking with Cosme’s cookbook by famous Mexican Chef, Enrique Olvera. With this new addition to the bookshelf, your foodie friend will be cooking up contemporary, authentic Mexican food in no time. Cosme also offers gift cards and holiday meal kits.
Eataly, 200 5th Avenue, 212-229-2560
Choose from Eataly’s wide selection of curated gift baskets, hand-packed with the highest quality food and drink that will offer a taste of Italy! Each gift box is hand-wrapped with a bow and your personalized message in a festive card, and then delivered to your lucky recipient’s doorstep. You can also shop Italian-inspired home goods like holiday-inspired table settings, and regional extra virgin olive oil in decorated ceramic bottles. Gift cards and cookbooks are also available.
Il Fiorista, 17 West 26th Street, 646-490-8240
Browse products like Il Fiorista’s single-origin honeys, candles, herbs and spices, and hand-tied Floral Bouquets. Il Fiorista’s boutique selection will make a beautiful addition to your kitchen or a wonderful gift for those you love. Use promo code: DECEMBER10 to receive 10% off your entire order. Il Fiorista also offers gift cards.
Milu, 333 Park Avenue South, 212-377-6403 Milu is offering a Holiday Trio of their must-have homemade sauces: Milu Chili Crisp, Milu Hoisin Sauce, and Duck Fat Holiday Pack for $26. The sauce pack is packed in a kraft box, sealed with a Milu sticker, and in a branded bag. Milu also offers gift cards.
Taïm , 64 West 22nd Street, 212-966-7364
Gift Chef Einat’s cookbooks where she cooks with her heart and shares her love for food with you. Get 15% off Chef Einat’s Balaboosta Cookbook and Chef Einat’s Shuk Cookbook.