Ah, the holidays! A time for family, friends and gifting delicious things. If you still have shopping to do, here are a few items I'm currently loving.
Pepper2mint Drinking Chocolate
San Francisco chocolate maker tcho spices up this classic holiday drink with Indonesian cubeb peppers. $11.95
Harney & Son's herbal red tea is spiked with the Indian spices like cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. $9.60
Pairing Knife Set
Kuhn Rikon's spotted paring knives are trendy and surprisingly sharp. $10
Mini-prep Food Processor
A new addition to my own kitchen, Cuisinart's mini food processor—in fun hues like blueberry and buttercup—is a time-saver that doesn't take up too much countertop space. $39.95
Robicelli's A Love Story, with Cupcakes
There are a ton of great cookbooks out this year, but my favorite is this collection from fellow Brooklyn natives Allison and Matt Robicelli. If you're not familiar with their witty spark and amazing sweets, hop on over to their blog (and new Bay Ridge shop!). $35
Spicy BBQ Marinade
This delicious marinade—with black pepper, garlic and gochujang—from Smorgasburg vendor We Rub You will make Korean barbecuin' a breeze. $9
Flamin' Raspberry Jam
Yes, this jam is pretty pricey, but one container goes a long way (a small dollop of the spicy spread is amazing with cheddar cheese) and it comes in a glass weck jar that you can use again. $13
Nama Chocolate "Maccha"
These richly dense truffles come in several flavors, including a luscious green tea. $18
Goat Milk Chai Caramel
The award-winning candies from Vermont's Big Picture Farms are made with tangy goat milk and fragrant chai. $10.99
You'll recognize a few of these items from my TONY gift guide. Check out some more great ideas over there.