Elizabeth Chambers Hammer Picks Elegant Holiday Gifts for Foodies
BIRD Bakery Christmas Cookie Tins
"Festive, nostalgic and filled with BIRD bakery hand-crafted sugar cookies. Our sugar cookies were my grandmother, Maureen's recipe and they are buttery and delicious with a hint of almond and decorated just for you! You may also choose from our selection of Chocolate Chip (with or without walnut), Oatmeal with Cranberry, Monster or our Holiday Cookie!"
Buy it! $23.50-$29.50; birdbakery.com
Short Stack Cookbooks
Jacobsen Salt Co.
"If you're a salt person, you need Jacobsen in your life. The holiday salt and pepper grinder is an excellent stocking stuffer. They also do an incredible whiskey salt, infused salt sets and three options and price points for gift boxes."
Buy it! from $30; jacobsensalt.com
Silpat Silicone Baking Mat
"'Tis the season for baking cookies (and biscuits, scones and everything else). I bake hundreds of cookies over the holidays and can't imagine doing it without my Silpats. They make clean-up infinitely easier and replace the need for parchment."
Buy it! $25; amazon.com
Salt Lick BBQ
"BBQ makes everything better and this Texas-based institution serves some of my favorite BBQ in the business. I order brisket, ribs and traditional smoked turkey for those on my 'nice list.'"
Buy it! from $28; saltlickbbq.com
ALINK Reusable Drinking Straws
"Stuff your loved ones stockings with glass and/or stainless steel straws. It will help the environment and everything tastes better without plastic. I make my children smoothies with breakfast almost every morning and these glass straws have become a staple at our house!"
Buy it! $8; amazon.com
"I spent the majority of my childhood growing up in Half Moon Bay, California and it was there that I first met an incredible female entrepreneur who built her entire business on cakes. I was amazed by her then and still am to this day. Susan of Elegant Cheesecakes creates beautiful (and delicious) works of art for any occasion and ships easily and quickly!"
Buy it! $185; elegantcheesecakes.com
Atlas Mills Salt and Pepper Mills
"The Atlas Mills Salt and Pepper Grinders, one in brass and one in copper, are a splurge, but also an investment. They're made to exacting standards and the grinding mechanism, which adjusts from fine to coarse, is made of steel, instead of plastic (which often ends up in your food), like so many grinders. They look beautiful in your kitchen and will last forever."
Buy it! $80; wayfair.com
Nathan Turner's I Love California
"My dear friend Nathan Turner wrote one of my favorite cookbooks of the year. From California comfort food, to fabulous tablescapes and gorgeous sun-drenched photos of my home state, it's a love letter to California. Gift this for the delicious family recipes, innovative cocktails and so much more."
Buy it! $35; amazon.com
BIRD Bakery Granola
"Our granola is the best you will ever try! It's the perfect mix of salty and sweet and is made with olive oil instead of butter, so you won't feel guilty about eating it by the spoonful. Pistachios, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds and more, make this granola truly addictive and the perfect gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends."
Buy it! $13.50; birdbakery.com
Ellis Hill Cocktail Napkins
"Owned by fellow Texas women, Ellis Hill is my go-to for all things paper and stationery. I love the Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins and give them as host gifts during the holidays and all year round. It's a gift that's personal and meaningful and one that makes cocktail hour all the more festive!"
Buy it! $192; ellis-hill.com