Foodie Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

Foodie Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts Recommendations by Kristin Brashares, FEAST magazine online editor

INFUSED SPIRITS

INFUSED SPIRITS

If gifting a bottle of wine is something you’ve done a hundred times over, check out Vom Fass’ specialty spirits and cream liqueurs. Sampled and sold “from the cask” (in German, vom fass), the dozens of fine infusions offer plenty of variety, from the sweet and tart sour cherry vodka to the …

OLIVE WOOD UTENSILS

OLIVE WOOD UTENSILS

The silky smoothness, gorgeous grain patterns and lightweight feel of these sophisticated olive wood kitchen utensils, carved from aged olive wood, will have recipients tossing out their tattered old counterparts and never looking back. The tightness of the grain prevents splintering, making…

PERFECTLY STEEPED TEA

PERFECTLY STEEPED TEA

This is the time of year for tea, and what better way to unwind after having guests over than with a properly steeped cup? Settings on The Republic of Tea’s timer cover all the bases (white, green, black and yellow teas), so your host can get the most out of their favorite blend throughout t…

THE CANDLE, A MODERN CLASSIC

THE CANDLE, A MODERN CLASSIC

Sure, a candle is a common go-to gift, but this is no ordinary stack of wax. An eco-conscious hostess will love the fact that it’s made with 100 percent natural organic wax and encased in a recycled wine bottle – not to mention the heavenly scent. PICTURED: Blossom Organic Salvage candle, $3…

FLAVORED SALTS

FLAVORED SALTS

These infused crystals add an exquisite flavor to almost any food. The best-selling black truffle salt finishes off red meats or seasons mashed potatoes and buttered popcorn. Vanilla bean salt (made with genuine Tahitian vanilla beans) delectably dusts over chocolate cake or works magic in c…

EXOTIC CANDY BARS

EXOTIC CANDY BARS

As if we needed further proof that chocolate makes all things better, Vosges Haut Chocolat’s exotic chocolate bars work wonders with unexpected ingredients such as ginger, wasabi, black sesame seeds, New Orleans style chicory, cylon cinnamon and Oaxacan guajillo y pasilla chiles. This best-s…

"WEIGH" COOL BAKING SCALES

"WEIGH" COOL BAKING SCALES

It’s easy to be dazzled by the ultra-sleek physique of these vibrantly colored, iPod-reminiscent digital baking scales, but the true beauty behind this gift lies in its functionality. The glide of a finger over two touch sensors activates the scale, which weighs dry and liquid ingredients in…