Holiday foodie gifts at every price point
$25 and under
1. Nordic Ware Woodland Cottage Embossing Rolling Pin
Make flawless holiday cookies with this rolling pin that stamps intricate, winter scenes onto cookie dough.
$25. Fig & Sparrow, 300 N. Main St., St. Charles, 636.395.7295, thefigandsparrowco.com
2. Big Heart Tea Happy Matcha Sticks
Big Heart Tea Co. partnered with the Mukoujima family, which has been farming tea for three generations, to source organic, direct trade matcha that’s ready in a snap. Simply empty a packet into 16 oz. of water, shake it up and enjoy.
$18. Parker’s Table, 7118 Oakland Ave., Richmond Heights, 314.645.2050, parkerstable.com
3. Fante’s Olive Oil Can
This elegant, useful vessel for storing and dispensing olive oil has an easy pour spout for a smooth stream minus the mess.
$22. Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation, 8829 Ladue Road, St. Louis, 314.727.6464, anoliveovation.com
4. Elephant napkin ring
We’re bringing napkin rings back. There’s something timeless about them; and these, which are handmade in Kenya, are especially cute.
$6 each. Zee Bee Market, 7270 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.370.4111; 3211 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.932.1000, zeebeemarket.com
5. Yod and Co. Anna Wine Glass
These charming glasses have a short stem that gives them a casual feel, but they’re perfect for a cocktail or a glass of wine.
$9. Forth and Home, 8137 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.266.8260, forthandhome.com
$25 - $50
1. Sump Carter Move Mug
This to-go coffee mug is special for many reasons. It has a thin lip for delivering the perfect sip; the inside is ceramic, so it doesn’t take on any odors; plus, it’s chic.
$32. Sump Coffee, 3700 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 917.412.5670, sumpcoffee.com
2. Global Grub Kits
Whether you want to make mochi, fortune cookies, churros or hot sauce, there’s a kit for that. Make cooking projects more fun with one of these kits that has most of the ingredients and tools to execute everything at home with ease.
$34. The Annex, 8122 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.731.6329, theannexstl.com
3. Handless Mug
These mugs are cute. We’re partial to the ones with chickens on them; the mugs painted with pandas and bao buns are a close second.
$28. Union Studio, 8157 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.279.1446; 1605 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, 314.771.5398, stlunionstudio.com
4. Libellula Extra Virgin Olive Oil
An early autumn harvest yields a green olive oil that tastes peppery and bold. Drizzle it to finish dishes, or use it in dressings or for dipping bread.
$40. AO&Co. Market & Cafe, 1641 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, 314.899.0991, bengelina.com
5. Sea Salt Gift Pack
Salt adds flavor; flavored salts add kapow! This sampler has six salts including saffron salt (use atop fish), truffle salt (sprinkle on pasta), and Fiori salt (sprinkle on chocolate ice cream). They’ll all add panache to your everyday dishes.
$27. Ditalia, ditalia.com
$50 to $100
1. Moreno Three-Bottle Wine Tote
It’s all about the wine and cheese. This tote stores three bottles of wine in an insulated compartment and comes with a corkscrew, cheese knife and cheese board. Additional compartments make it the perfect low-maintenance picnic companion.
$68. Hearth and Soul, 9640 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.567.7685, hearthandsoul.com
2. Laguiole Ivory Knives
The French get it. You don’t need a steak knife just for steak; you need it for crusty bread, galettes, pizza – whatever needs a proper cut at the table. These sharp and classy knives get the job done in style.
Set of six: $85. Civil Alchemy, 8154 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.801.7577, civilalchemy.com
3. Live Edge Bowl
These bowls are naturally beautiful with an organic shape that shows the wood’s tree rings in unique graphic patterns.
$85. Knotty by Nature Hardwood, 15 E. Main St., Grafton, 618.556.7020, knottybynaturehardwood.com
4. TWCP 40th Anniversary Maestro Dobel Tequila
This special edition tequila for The Wine and Cheese Place’s 40th anniversary is smooth and delicious.
$65. The Wine and Cheese Place, multiple locations, 314.447.9463, wineandcheeseplace.com
5. Sitoo Cocktail Smoker
Take your drinks to the next level: This kit comes with wood chips and tools to cold smoke cocktails at home. Smoked negronis, anyone?
$70. Intoxicology, 4321 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.833.3088, intoxicologystl.com
1. Alessi salt-and-pepper grinders
With a style that’s somewhere between Gothic and Middle Earth, these grinders follow the tradition of the Alessi brand, combining expressive design with functionality and lasting quality.
$170 each. Centro, 4727 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314.454.0111, centro-inc.com
2. Macaron of the Month Club
Give the gift of sugar. La Patisserie Chouquette’s subscription ships six handmade macarons – including limited edition flavors – and a note to someone you love.
Six-month subscription: $240. La Patisserie Chouquette, 1626 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, 314.932.7935, simonefaure.com
3. Ooni Koda 16-inch Pizza Oven
Make delicious pizzas in a flash in this portable, compact outdoor oven. It reaches 932 degrees and makes a pie in 60 seconds flat.
$600. Williams Sonoma, 1701 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac, 314.432.6760, williamssonoma.com
4. Milo 5.5 Quart Classic Dutch Oven
We love this Dutch oven’s understated color scheme, a glossy, warm grey with gold hardware. This workhorse goes from stove to oven to the dishwasher, plus it’s non-toxic and comes with a lifetime warranty.
$135. Forth and Home, 8137 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.266.8260, forthandhome.com
5. Miele CM 6360 MilkPerfection
This tiny countertop cappuccino maker will make your coffee to your taste from the touch of a button on your phone – while you’re still in bed. With a milk frother, 18 different coffee drinks, easy cleanup and tasteful design, it’s sure to make mornings deliciously luxurious.
$2,699. Designer Appliances by Lemcke, 104 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.968.7575, designerappliancesbylemcke.com
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