Under $50 Food and Drink Essentials
J.A. Henckels International Classic Cleaver ($40)
Help the grill master on your holiday list properly butcher meat with this six-inch, Spanish-made cleaver. It has plenty of heft to make quick work of bones and joints.
Townshend’s Gin ($30)
Hold the tonic! Infused with jasmine green tea, lavender, and chamomile blossoms, this gin doesn’t need any extras to go down easy.
Nong’s Khao Man Gai Sauce ($10)
The exceptional balance of heat, sweetness, and acidity in this sauce makes it pair well with stir-fried vegetables, grilled chicken, and almost any rice dish you can think of.
Sponsor Content: Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA
First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few fresh hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring fresh Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops.
OtterBox Wine Tumbler ($20)
This ten-ounce vessel can hold a tall pour, and the copper lining inside the powder-coated exterior will help keep reds and whites at the perfect temperature.
Coffee Gator Cold Brew Coffee Maker ($27)
Load Coffee Gator’s cold-brew filter with your favorite grinds and water before bedtime. Wake up in the morning to about six cups of high-caffeine, low-acidity coffee.
Spoken Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon ($20)
There’s nothing like a quality cab. Spoken Barrel’s version has a robust oaky profile that’ll stand up to the savoriness of a fatty marbleized rib-eye.
Snow Peak Wabuki Chopsticks ($40)
The simple, elegant stainless-steel handles and bamboo tips on these sticks mean you’ll have no hesitation whipping them out at a fancy sushi restaurant.
Infinite Monkey Theorem Bubble Universe ($15 for 4)
Why not celebrate your next big summit experience with bubbly? These extremely packable 250-milliliter cans of crisp and appropriately named Bubble Universe make it easy.
Bitter End Mexican Mole Bitters ($20)
You’ve never had mole like this. These bitters give a Manhattan that just-right spicy-sweet balance.