The Daily Meal's Ultimate Gift Guide

This year, as we make our lists and check them twice, buying that perfect gift means finding something that's a good balance of frivolous and useful, and also speaks to the recipient's personality, saying, "See how well I know you?" And the Holy Grail? Something they want but probably wouldn't buy for themself.

Whether it's a friend that dines out every night or a sibling that is always hosting a party, everyone has plenty of food lovers in their lives, which makes these five different gift guides so handy. We've chosen 60 great gifts in a range of prices for a variety of hobbies and interests, from culinary travel to mixology.

Entertaining: 12 Gifts Perfect for Party Hosts

Imbibing: 12 Gifts for the Ultimate Drink Lover

Cooking:  12 Gifts for Home Cooks

Traveling: 12 Greats Gifts for Globe-Trotters

Dining: 12 Gifts for the Ultimate Food Lover