bijoux handcrafted chocolates 24-piece gift box photo by jonathan gayman

Holiday foodie gifts at every price point

Win the holidays with these gifts hand-picked for your favorite foodie




When you want to spend $25-50:


1. Sun Rise Junmai Ginjo
When we met Kenichiro Kojima, this sake’s producer, he opened our minds to the vast world of rice wine. This great introductory bottle with notes of green apple and melon has a soft finish that sake enthusiasts and novices alike will enjoy.
$33. The Wine and Cheese Place, 7435 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.447.9463, wineandcheeseplace.com


2. Bijoux Handcrafted Chocolates 24-Piece Box
There’s nothing more lovely than a box of chocolates, especially when they look as beautiful as the hand-painted ones from Bijoux. Mix and match bonbon flavors like brown butter-vanilla, blood orange and chocolate-hazelnut.
$45. Bijoux Handcrafted Chocolates, 13014 Manchester Road, Des Peres, 314.307.7303, bijouxchocolates.com


3. Jelly and Spreader Set
We love Union Studio’s focus on local artists and makers. This set, which includes Al Wescott’s “indo” plate, a Collin Garrity hardwood spreader and Larder & Cupboard’s jam, is proof that wonderful things are being made here at home.
$36. Union Studio, 1605 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, 314.771.5398, stlunionstudio.com


4. Lena Pedersen Coffee Cups
Danish ceramist Lena Pederson makes the coffee cup of our dreams. This porcelain cup’s stable shape and feather-like lightness makes drinking from it one of life’s simple pleasures.
$23. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, butik.louisiana.dk


5. Original Shrub Sample Pack
Acidic and fruity shrubs add complexity to cocktails or bubbly water. St. Louis-based Heirloom Bottling Co.’s sampler pack comes with four distinct flavors to up your drink game: grapefruit-ginger-vanilla, blackberry-lemon-mint, pineapple-allspice and blueberry-sage.
$25. Heirloom Bottling Co., heirloombottling.com







When you want to spend $50-100:


1. Red Hot Riplets Shower Curtain
Bring ultimate joy to the Red Hot Riplets fan in your life (or yourself) with this masterpiece, sure to complement any bathroom decor.
$60. Old Vienna of St. Louis, oldviennallc.com


2. Diaspora Co.’s Big Trio
Diaspora Co. partners with small farms across India, eliminating the many intermediaries between farmers and consumers. The result? Fresh single-origin spices for you and fair and equitable compensation for farmers. A gorgeous illustrated gift box comes with Pragti turmeric, Guntur Sannam chile powder and Aranya peppercorn.
$54. Diaspora Co., diasporaco.com


3. Vida Ocean Oyster Bowl
You can never have too much stylish serveware – it puts an exclamation point on a home cook’s hard work. This durable, oyster-shaped bowl would be ideal for serving a cooked seafood dish or filled with ice to serve chilled shrimp and shucked oysters.
$54. Lusso, 165 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314.725.7205, shoplusso.com


4. Rabbit RBT Electric Corkscrew
This electric corkscrew takes all the work out of opening a bottle of wine. Firmly place the corkscrew over the cork, hold the bottle steady, and let the Rabbit do the rest.
$100. Amazon, amazon.com


5. Knead Bakehouse Bread Bags
This stylish bag checks all the boxes: chic, ethical and functional. The Bangladeshi women who make it receive fair wages, annual profit dividends and retirement funds. It can hold up to 135 pounds, is waterproof on the inside, and comes with two loaves of Knead Bakehouse’s delicious bread.
$68. Knead Bakehouse, 3467 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 314.376.4361, kneadbakehouse.com



When you want to spend $100+:


1. Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
This elegant kettle would be eye catching on any counter. Its small pot heats especially quickly, while the gooseneck spout pours the water in a steady stream. Plus, it’s adjustable, so you can heat your water to the exact degree.
$155. Teatopia, 2606 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.553.9402, teatopiastl.com


2. Fortune Cookie Gold Locket
This fortune cookie-shaped pendant hides a tiny scroll inside. Write a message to your loved one when ordering or leave it blank so they can write their own mantra and keep it close to their heart.
$146. Lusso, 165 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314.725.7205, shoplusso.com


3. Wine Cowboy Framed Print
Gift a piece of Sauce Magazine to your dearest wine enthusiast. This illustration ran in our 2018 Guide to Drinking and is still one of our favorites.
$151. Society6, society6.com/vidhyanagarajan


4. Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker
Try one steaming bowl of rice from a Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy rice cooker and never question the price tag again. Responsive heat sensors and specific settings ensure every grain comes out perfect every time.
$220. Zojirushi, shop.zojirushi.com


5. Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch Box
We aren’t experts on scotch, but we know the folks at Brennan’s are. Trust their recently launched delivery service, Brennan’s Booze and Snacks, to put together a killer box of bottles the Ron Burgundy in your life will appreciate.
$200. Brennan’s Booze and Snacks, boozeandsnacks.com

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