Christmas Gifts for the Critic (Slideshow)
December 18, 2013
Give them what they really need with advice from the experts
Artisanal Coffee of the Month
Gift your connoisseur a variety of tastes so they can expand their horizons. The Dean & DeLuca exclusive gives the gift of a three-month, six-month, or full-year program, and a new blend or varietal will appear to their door every 30 days or so!
Recommended by Robin Zachary, contributing home editor, Bridal Guide Magazine
Fruute Gift Baskets
There's a variety of flavors to choose from, so give your critic a delicious holiday basic they will adore. With several price points and selections, you can satisfy their sweet tooth and give them some food for thought.
Recommended by Vané Broussard, editor, Brooklyn Bride LLC
Cheese of the Month Club
People often joke about this gift, but to an at-home food critic this is a delicious gift that constantly tests their ever-curious palate. You can choose a variety of styles and flavors that will excite your wannabe cheesemonger.
Recommended by Jessica Bishop, founder/editor, The Budget Savvy Bride
Best Food Writing 2013
Any real wannabe food critic will tell you all of their own favorite restaurant reviews and food musings at the drop of a hat. Gift them this collection in a nifty keepsake book so they can beef up their own critic skills.
Price: $12.60 via Amazon
Recommended by Marisa LaScala, articles editor, Westchester Magazine
Gift Certificate to Eataly Gourmet Italian Market
In truth, if you are giving a gift to someone who is particular about their food, it can be rather tough. Have them choose their own food adventure with this gift certificate, redeemable in person or online, so they can have a vast array of Italian eats at their fingertips!
Recommended by Larry Scott, Lawrence Scott Events
Cheese Tasting Kit
Not only will your connoisseur get the opportunity to try cheese, but they will also get to make them! With this state-of-the-art kit, all your critic needs are a few fresh ingredients to make and enjoy truly artisanal bites.
Recommended by Candice Coppola, owner and creator, Jubilee Events