Kitchen Enhancements for the Foodie in Your Life
A good meal or beverage is hard to beat
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V Smiley Preserves Pear Lemon Sage White Pepper Marmalade ($7)
From sweet to savory to spicy to herbal, this spread hits an impressive number of notes. It pairs beautifully with soft white cheese on a simple cracker.
Bee’s Wrap Food Storage Wrap ($28 for five)
We’ve had these reusable plastic-wrap substitutes—made of organic cotton cloth covered in beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin—for years and can only describe them as magical. They are malleable and sticky enough to keep bricks of cheese fresh and easy to clean with cold water and soap.
BelGioioso Artigiano Aged Balsamic and Cipolline Onion, and Vino Rosso Cheeses ($7 each)
BelGioioso complemented its pleasantly nutty and granular Artigiano cheese by marinating it two ways: in balsamic vinegar and Cipolline onions, and in red wine. Both small-batch wedges add a dash of flavor and color to any charcuterie board.
Lord Jones Hemp-Derived CBD Tinctures- 500MG (Full Spectrum) ($70)
We could all use some extra calm after this year, so add some CBD to your self-care routine. These premium tinctures contain 500mg of full spectrum hemp-derived CBD in comforting flavors like orange and peppermint that are perfect additions to your juice or tea.
Patrón Limited Estate Release Silver Tequila ($80)
This tequila is made from blue agave grown on the Patrón estate in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The land’s legendary terroir and careful cultivation shows in a complex herbal spirit we wouldn’t dare put in a margarita.
Fx Chocolate Defend Formula Chocolates ($40 for 30 squares)
Make your dessert work for you. Each square of this semisweet chocolate contains 250 milligrams of premium reishi mushroom powder, beloved for millennia for its sustained energy and immune-boosting properties.
FisheyeCeramics Blue Porcelain Soup Bowls ($75 for two)
A good soup is a labor of love that can take hours of simmering to develop the proper flavor. Ladle the finished product into these hand-thrown one-of-a-kind porcelain bowls for a fitting presentation.
Sparkling Botanicals Turmeric Beverage ($48 for 12)
Teetotalers shouldn’t be overlooked during the season’s festivities. This bubbly drink not only delivers a complex flavor profile, thanks to sweet goldenberries that offset the herbal notes, it also boasts anti-inflammatory and mood-boosting properties from the ample serving of turmeric and saffron.
Tahoe Blue Vodka ($18)
Ethically sourced water from the Tahoe region is the base for this vodka’s award-winning smoothness. Grape, corn, and sugarcane distillates make for a balanced blend that can be sipped straight.
Knob Creek 12 Year Old Bourbon ($60)
The smoothness and drinkability imparted from this whiskey’s oak aging was on par with what we’d expect from a bourbon twice the price. Vanilla and honey aromas with a peppery finish will delight your senses after a big holiday meal.