Holiday Gifts for the Artisanal Food Lover in Your Life

By Dina El Nabli | December 10, 2015

From local finds that support independent farmers and artisans to gifts that give back, pamper the recipient or make a stylish statement, try one of these thoughtful ideas this holiday season.

hatchery  subscription box

For the gift that keeps giving…a Hatchery Gift Subscription 
A monthly subscription box service, Hatchery introduces you to the work of artisans and local farmers throughout the country. Each box comes with an assortment of small-batch products that may include spreads, condiments, jams, honeys, syrups, cooking sauces, oils, vinegars, salts, spices, seasonings, baking ingredients and cocktail mixers. You’ll also get to “meet the makers” by reading the stories behind each of their products. 3 months for $60, 6 months for $120 or 12 months for $240 at


TenderFork Market Orange Marmalade
For a sweet stocking stuffer…Orange Marmalade by TenderFork Market 
Made locally in the central coast of California, this marmalade uses Valencia oranges from the Negranti family’s farm in Cambria. Maker and owner Chiara Adorno gets her inspiration from her grandmother, who ran three local businesses in New York’s Hudson Valley, and her Mom, who raised her family on farm to table cooking.
4 oz. jar for $6 at


1818 Farms Lavender Spa Kit

For anyone on your list who needs a little pampering…1818 Farms Lavender Spa Kit
All the handcrafted products in this tin of goodies are made with natural ingredients from 1818 Farms in Mooresville, Alabama. Home to Babydoll Southdown sheep, pygmy and nubian goats, kittens, hens, a pot-bellied pig, and two Great Pyrenees guardian dogs, the farm boasts an impressive line of natural bath products. Each includes a short story about one of the farm’s beloved animals and a hand-sketched image of a particular product’s "cover-guy" or "cover-girl." This set comes with a lavender goat's milk bath tea packet, a moisturizing bath truffle, lavender shea crème, and a cuticle balm. $32 at


Beekman 1802 Victory Chocolate Collection Christmas Truffles

For the gourmand sports lover…Beekman 1802 Victory Chocolate Collection Christmas Truffles
This set of gourmet truffles from Beekman 1802 in Sharon Springs, New York is the perfect sweet indulgence for the sports fan in your life. Each truffle is shaped like a football, soccer ball, etc. and filled with the seasonal flavors of the holidays – from brandied egg nog and mulled cider to gingerbread and roasted chestnut. $20 for a box of 6 truffles at


Pistachio Factory Pistachio Butter

For the nut butter fan… Pistachio Factory Pistachio Butter
Made of 100% pistachios by family pistachio farmers in Templeton, CA this pistachio butter is vegan, gluten free, and made in a pistachio-only peanut, dairy and soy-free environment. Spread it on a favorite bread, make own pistachio gelato or use it as a dip for apples, celery or dates. 7 oz.  jar, $15 at


Woodbridge harvest wine set
For the gift that gives back …Woodbridge Harvest Wine Set 
This limited-edition kitchen set from Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi features a matching apron, pot holder and wine tote. The best part? 100% (yes, every last penny) of proceeds from the sale of the set benefits, an organization that works to reduce food waste by connecting gardeners to their local food pantries so that excess garden bounty can be shared with those who need it most. Note that the set doesn't come with wine so pair it with your bottle of choice. It's available only through the end of the month. $35 at


Food Gazing Notecards

For the stationary fan…Food Gazing Notecards
Celebrate the harvest and allure of colorful leafy greens or a perfectly ripe pomegranate with these beautifully illustrated notecards featuring fresh fruits and vegetables. The set features 10 watercolor designs to choose from. $14.95 for a set of 20 cards at


Brownies from New York City's Fat Witch Bakery

For the dessert lover…Brownies from New York City's Fat Witch Bakery
Fat Witch Bakery, located in the heart of New York’s Chelsea Market, is home to some of the best brownies in the city. The bakery’s popularity inspired a couple of successful cookbooks which features one of our favorite recipes for sweet potato brownies. This assortment includes a bakers' dozen featuring the original brownie; the original baked with walnuts, and the Blonde Witch: similar to a chocolate chip cookie but in a brownie form. The set comes with 9 snack size baby brownies and 4 large brownies. Set of a dozen for $44 at or choose from a variety of tins with cards at


New Mexican Red & Green Chile Set

For the spicy food aficionado...New Mexican Red & Green Chile Set
New Mexico is known for its red and green chile and this gift set is the perfect way to share the authentic favors of the Southwest. You’ll find 1.23 oz. of chile flakes in each classic German-made resuable canning jar. $24 for the set at


Conifer Chart Tea Towel

For the design savvy…Conifer Chart Tea Towel
Created by the team at Terrain, this botanical tea towel is high on function and style. Printed on soft cotton, the towel shows off the evergreens in the terrain nursery and is sure to be a stylish focal point in any kitchen. $16 at

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