The Daily Meal Editor's Gift Guide

To help you tackle your epic Christmas list this year, we sought the help of some of the top editors and planners in the entertaining world who know a thing or two about choosing the best gifts. With no personal product agenda, we asked them to help us decide which gifts are the "must-haves" this season. We asked them to nominate what they believe are the absolute best gifts for each of seven types of  "food lovers" (the hostthe beer/wine drinker, the coffee/tea drinkerthe cook, the bakerthe wannabe food critic, and the traveler).

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After selecting an excellent variety of gift selections, we decided to present the top gifts from each category in seven gift guides to help make your holiday shopping trips slightly less frantic. And to top it all off? We wanted to give your our picks for the best Christmas gifts around.

So what makes it onto a Daily Meal editor's gift list? Our editorial director Colman Andrews chose a bacanora, "a faintly smoky, slightly oily, grass-and-herb-touched liquor, slightly yellowish in color, that reminds me a little of mezcal and a little of reposado tequila but that is neither," and a useful tool, a Shun classic 8 1/4-inch chef's knife. And that is just the beginning! We have tons of cool picks and great gift ideas that can match any budget and any type of food lover.

To really wow someone who makes the holiday season merry and bright, make sure you get them something (or everything if you are super generous) from our professionally picked list!

For more holiday cheer, visit The Daily Meal's Ultimate Guide to Christmas!