The 14 best holiday gifts for foodies in 2023

From the most luscious caviar to impeccably delicate petit fours, this holiday’s gifts for gourmets will satisfy the most exacting epicure. Highly designed chop sticks make ordering in elegant, or unleash your master chef with Madhur Jaffrey’s classic cookbook, and cookware guaranteed to elevate any recipe.

Flower power

Inspired by the mania for Japanese floral design and kimonos that swept Florence’s noblewomen in the 18th century, this porcelain vessel brings lush botanicals

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“Granduca Coreana” teapot, $715 at Ginori 1735

Front roe seat

Serve glamour with a caviar kit that combines sturgeon and Kaluga fish roe with blini, latke, waffles and epicu- rean accoutrements from three of the country’s top chefs.

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“Holiday Caviar Party” set, from $500 at Moveable Feast


A must-have for serious cooks, this formidable cast-iron pan can handle anything from camp- fires to induction burners; it’s pre-seasoned and won’t scratch your stovetop. For bonus gift- giving points, get it engraved.

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“No. 12” skillet, $210 at Smithey

Good reef

Featherweight but heavy on style, these Ichendorf Milano coral-themed drinking glasses bring an insouciant twist to cool beverages.

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Whimsical tumblers (set of 4), $100 at Sprezz

Top shelf

In this new anniversary edition, Madhur Jaffrey, doyenne of Indian cuisine, guides home chefs through 160 recipes, including mulligatawny soup, whole-wheat samosas and chicken biryani.

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“An Invitation to Indian Cooking: 50th Anniversary Edition” cookbook by Madhur Jaffrey, $40 at Amazon

Think pink

This iconic enamel Dutch oven is high performance and low maintenance, allowing you to braise, roast, bake and fry with ease.

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Round Dutch oven, from $260 at LeCreuset

Pour vous

Ooh la la! This new, vintage-style set of cups and saucers from one of New York’s best-loved French cafes, in partnership with Replacements, Ltd. — which offers a collection of carefully archived and preserved china and treasured antiques — adds delicacy and delight to afternoon tea.

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Teacup and saucer (set of 4), $90 at Maman NYC

Service points

Handmade in Los Angeles from local clay, this textured bowl brings a cool California sensibility to any holiday table.

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Carved eggshell serving bowl, $210 at Mt. Washington Pottery

Hands on

This cotton floral fantasia of an oven mitt brings the outside in, perking up even the coldest winter cooking sessions.

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Nathalie Lété “Helena” oven mitt, $16 at Anthropologie

Tiny treats

A go-to gift for the Hollywood elite, these diminutive cakes bring outsize flavor.

Box of 30 assorted petits fours demitasse, $110 at Bon Vivant New York

Tool time

This luxe collab from a Michelin-starred Korean restaurant and celebrated American cutler combines four walnut steak knives and six pairs of melamine chopsticks capped in cast aluminum.

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Cote Korean Steakhouse x Schmidt Bros. “Harmony” set, $200 at Schmidt Brothers

Say cheese!

Send the turophile in your life a trio of half-pound selections from a different part of the world each month, chosen by NYC’s top cheese mongers.

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Globetrotter’s Cheese Club subscription, 3 months for $65 at Murray’s Cheese

Guiltless bubbles

All of the fizz, none of the regrets. This pair of white and rosé sparklers are produced with de-alcoholized organic French wines, and accompanied by two crystal flutes.

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“Discovery” gift box, $89 at US.French Bloom

Off to the vases

Designed in Denmark more than 100 years ago, this 5-inch Scandinavian vase remains a classic for good reason: The clear, mouth-blown glass and gently fluted shape make even bodega bouquets shine.

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Holmegaard “Primula” vase, $60 at Rosendahl