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Everyone has a favorite foodie in their life. It might be the friend who hosts your gang's Friendsgiving year after year or the one you always turn to for restaurant recommendations. It might be the co-worker who randomly shows up at the office with baked delights for everyone, or the one who splurged on Moon Juice the second Gwyneth endorsed it.
Because not all food lovers are made equal, we sourced the best gifts for foodies from the cheese lover to the avid baker. If you're feeling hard-pressed to find the perfect culinary gift—and can't quite splurge for that pizza oven your pal's dreaming of—then take a gander at this delicious gift guide. Find the prettiest bottle of olive oil we've ever seen or the ultimate truffle-tastic present—this list will serve you and your friends well.
This fancy olive oil isn't just about the pretty bottle—as many admittedly are. Bold arbequina olives take on the flavors of oak, beech, and birch, producing a wonderfully earthy and layered liquid.
Wrapped in artful modern packaging, these divine bars of chocolate are made from cacao hailing from Belize, Brooklyn, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Papua New Guinea.
Look no further—this is the pepper mill to end all pepper mills.
Truffle oil is nice and all, but why not spoil your friends with the real thing? Pair this slicer with fresh truffles, and they can go wild by topping risotto, salad, steak, or what-have-you with the decadent stuff.
These hand-raked, mineral-rich sea salt flakes get their crisp and unique flavor from the Arctic sea. Sprinkle it on everything.
For the baking enthusiast, there is no better tool than this Rolls-Royce of kitchen appliances.
Know a healthy foodie who's also short on time? Give them the perfect balanced breakfast every day: a ready-to-blend smoothie subscription.
If you know someone who is into green juice, this slow juicer is the cream of the crop, and it will look good on their countertop.
Why own a dozen knives when one can do the job? Misen's Japanese-style hybrid blade will cut anything from paper-thin slices to rough chops.
Shoyu is essentially a Japanese-style soy sauce. Add its delicate umami flavor to anything from stir-fries to spaghetti sauces.
For the born entertainer to the avid grill master, this heavy-duty apron can be monogrammed so you'll always know who's the boss in the kitchen.
Forget flowers—just add cheese, and your pal's got a wine-and-cheese night waiting to happen.
A lightweight skillet crafted like a vintage cast-iron pan will be your favorite cook's go-to pan.
For a great cookbook with recipes you'll want to make, look no further than Athena Calderone's Cook Beautiful.
Every cheese lover needs a great cheese board. This American-made walnut number is one of our favorites.
Know an avid cook who lives in a tiny apartment? This stackable cooking set is a true game changer for organized kitchens.
A few drops of a quality vinegar can make all the difference when it comes to making a meal sing. This would be a fun addition to anyone's pantry.
This story was originally published by Julia Millay-Walsh on December 16, 2014. It was updated by Gabrielle Savoie on October 21, 2017.