You probably have in mind all the people you want to buy presents for this holiday season. The only question left is what you’ll be giving everyone on your list. If you’re anything like us, you scour reviews and recommendations to make sure you’re securing the absolute best, most meaningful gift. So, to make your Black Friday shopping easier, we’ve done the homework for you. Below you’ll find a hand-picked list of gifts that we know our community loves based upon the reviews or the number of times they’ve been saved to a Food52 collection, or wish list—the surest sign that you’re selecting a beloved gift. And, as part of our sitewide Cyber Week sale, you’ll save 20% on purchases under $300, and 30% when you spend $300 or more with code CYBER.
Stock up on our best-selling holiday decor for your home, or bring a little holiday cheer to your favorite host or friend.
Liven up your tree with this cheerful tree skirt, a brand-new reissue from the archives of the trailblazing, 1930s designer Marguerita Mergentime. Her table linens strike just the right chord between festive and modern, too.
Handcrafted German Pyramid & Candles, $138-$550
“This piece is the perfect holiday decor that I will use for years to come. The quality and design is top notch,” says John Z. of this whimsical scene animated by the heat of the candle’s flame.
Farmhouse Pottery Wood Winter Trees, $30-$55
“I love, love, love my winter wood forest,” says Kelsey P. of these trees made from maple, oak, walnut and beechwood that will instantly “spruce up” your mantel or windowsill. “ I keep it out on my mantel year-round.”
Place these in every window, set a few on your dinner table, leave one in your guest room, or just gift this elegant, rechargeable candle. Says Jami B.: “They’re gorgeous. No worries about the wind or wax on tablecloths. Highly recommend.”
Everyone loves this little farm stand gem. “It’s perfect,” says Kate F. Pair it with another whimsical ornament from this Brooklyn-based company, like the tin of sardines that made Amanda Hesser’s gift list, or one of their styles on sale.
Some of our favorite brands are offering deals of their own this season—snag one of these kitchen workhorses on sale now and reap the rewards of long-lasting Dutch ovens, skillets, and sheet pans for holidays to come.
“I have very limited space. This set replaced three pans for me,” says Lisa H. of this braising and grilling gem. “It performs and cleans up like a dream. Exactly what I needed!”
“I have always enjoyed cooking with cast iron,” says James S. of this classic skillet, “but had no idea how much more rewarding it could be to have an enabled version; cleanup is a breeze and the skillet looks great as well. No need to concern yourself with creating and maintaining the ‘seasoning’ layer on your skillet as the enamel ensures the nonstick status that we all appreciate!”
Hestan’s quarter sheet, half sheet, and rack bundle will set you up for a lifetime of easy cleaning and even roasting. “These are so delightful to cook with and I wish I had invested in these a long time ago,” says Linne S. “What a radical difference than typical bakeware from grocery stores and kitchen shops.”
We recently bundled the entire Købenstyle cookware collection to make it easier to acquire every good-looking, hard-working piece—including the adorable, versatile butter warmer. “After seeing these pots online for years, owning my own set feels like a legitimate milestone,” says Elizabeth B. “So glad I went for them!”
Use this svelte pitcher to pour water, hold flowers, or simply to spark joy. “I sent two as gifts and bought one for myself,” says Terri S. “They are a huge hit. Sounds silly to say, but they bring a spark of joy to the table.”
This cast-iron candle holder is one of five we just brought back from the Dansk archives. Each one is a statement-making addition to your table or mantel, and these sleek, thin taper candles fit them all.
Dansk Teak End-Grain Party Board, $199-$299
Another new reissue, this teak serving and cutting board is destined to become your go-to, conversation-starting cheese board. It comes in two sizes and has a small, sunken space for nibbles and a flat, end-grain surface for cutting.
Dansk JHQ Copper Casserole With Lid, $275-$375
Copper cookware is even more beautiful in the hands of Jens Quistgaard, who designed these 2.5- and 3-quart casseroles and a stockpot that we just reintroduced as the Dansk JHQ collection. Each has an unlacquered copper exterior and brass handle, so you can admire its patina over time.
Our entire Five Two line is made with our community in mind. Whether through design input or reviews in our Shop, we use your feedback to create the ultimate tools for your kitchen. Here, a mix of the new bakeware and barware we just debuted plus best sellers that would make great hosting gifts (or upgrades for you).
Like all of our new Five Two Bakeware, these pans are designed to be durable and stunning. The aluminized steel body provides even browning, while the nonstick, nontoxic coating is a pretty shade of blue that travels beautifully from oven to table and makes for easy release and cleanup.
Bundle our easy-release, quick-cleaning half sheet with a cooling rack to ramp up your cookie making. Or get the Five Two Half Sheet Pan & Baking Mat Set that includes own baking mat made with the very best platinum-grade silicone, which is oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe.
Our new Five Two barware includes these vintage-inspired, leakproof stoppers that will keep your drinks fresh and dress up your bottles, too. Complete the look with the brass bottle opener.
Keep track of whose glass is whose with this set that comes with a drip catcher for pouring. The kit hangs on a brass loop that you can pop over a bottle for gift-giving, too. Pair with a set of coasters whose base doubles as a wine holder.
This isn’t new, but it’s a bestselling classic—an ultra-versatile, extra-durable roasting pan that’s meant to be used year-round, not just for holiday roasts. “I bought this for my mom for Christmas last year and we have used it A LOT,” says Cara592. “The raised rack allows for good airflow in the oven which cooks the food really evenly. Also ‘a breeze to clean’ says my mom.”
By “faving” or saving an item in our Shop to a collection (like, say, this one), you can easily keep track of the things you want. It also gives us a window into the things our community covets. Here are some of the all-time, most-saved items on your collective wish lists.
Everyone loves this bowl for keeping root vegetables cool and sparing fruit from flies with its moisture-absorbing cork lid. “We bought this as a gift for our daughter,” says Christina W. “She told me afterwards it was on her wish list. It is a beautiful way to store vegetables and to display wonderful fruits. She loves it!”
“Got this as a gift for my 17-year-old grandson…He loves it!” says Katharita L. “We are a DIY family, and make just about everything from scratch. This is so much better than an electric spice grinder (can be easily washed, for one), and easier to use for small amounts than a mortar and pestle.”
Hawkins New York Stoneware Dinnerware, $12-$184
“I didn’t realize that dishes could change my life, but here we are,” says Alicia M. of Hawkins’ versatile, colorful dinnerware. “After searching and poring over reviews for years to find the perfect set to replace our chipped set, I finally selected these. I am so happy that I did. They look gorgeous and sophisticated. But most importantly, they don’t chip or show knife marks.”
“Bought two, one for each end of the table. They’re gorgeous…Easier for guests to manage than a big water pitcher, too,” says Martha S. of this much-loved carafe.
East Fork Pottery Dinnerware, $72-$208
This cult-favorite dinnerware just began shipping from our Shop, but it’s already an oft-saved item on your wish lists. Artisan-crafted and beloved by chefs, it comes in six warm glazes.
“This French press is lovely to look at and works better than other presses I have used,” says Tina K. “The container volume is just the right size for our family and we just guzzle the delicious coffee right down. I heartily recommend it.” It comes in multiple, striking colors, and keeps coffee warm for up to two hours, longer than most presses.
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