For foodies, the holidays mean serious business. Armed with the latest kitchen gadgetry and gourmet foodstuffs, the aspiring gourmet in your life is sure to produce the food from which memories are made.

For foodies, the holidays mean serious business. Armed with the latest kitchen gadgetry and gourmet foodstuffs, the aspiring gourmet in your life is sure to produce the food from which memories are made. 


Check out some of this year’s most exciting food-related gifts for the food lover in your life.


Raise a glass


Give your foodie something unique and meaningful with personalized recycled wine bottle glassware by Jessica Rust Designs. They’ll sandblast initials or wording into each glass for that special touch. What’s more, a good portion of the cost goes directly to finding jobs for unemployed workers, so you can do good with your purchase.


Price: $26  


Available: www.rustdesigns.com


Dress the part


The bright but old-fashioned fabrics of these delish vintage-style aprons are sure to be worn with enthusiasm. The perfect adornment for your hostess to wear, tuck this fashionable treat into her stocking.


Price: $19.96


Where to find: Sur la Table


Time for play


The board game Foodie Fight is sure to entertain the foodies in your life, and will be a fun experience for those not as well-versed in food-speak. Packed full of trivia and funny stories.


Price: $15.61


Where to find: www.amazon.com


What’s your temp?


This stylish pivoting-head thermometer holds up to oven temps while providing you information from any angle. Pick one in your foodie’s favorite hue to brighten up the winter doldrums. 


Price: $14.95


Where to find: Sur la Table


Make them a connoisseur


Take your food lover’s taste buds on a wild monthly ride to become a true connoisseur of regions around the world. IGourmet’s Connoisseur of the Month Club offers monthly deliveries of foods that demonstrate the spices and sensations from particular areas, such as the flavors of Morocco or the American Southwest.


Price: $179.99 for six months, $323.99 for 12 months


Where to find: www.igourmet.com


Mixology 101


Most food lovers love to entertain as much as they love to cook. If so, consider the gift of the well-reviewed libation library “The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks” by Dale De Groff. They’ll enjoy brushing up on the classics or concocting the perfect signature cocktail. 


Price: $23.10


Where to find: www.amazon.comor local booksellers