Is your friend always down to order something adventurous at lunch, and gets Christmas-level excited whenever she tries out a new recipe? You’re in luck. We’ve scoured through must-have kitchen accessories and luxury items (like this shimmery serving set!) that up the oomph at dinner parties, to bring you gift ideas for the pizza, cake, and Italian cuisine aficionados in your life. Take a look!
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Brass Server and Marble and Brass Cake Stand
Let them eat Karat cake! This brass cake stand and server will spice up any get-together.
Tom Dixon, $65 for brass server; $185 for cake stand, abchome.com.
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OCD Chef Cutting Board
For those who thrive on precision and perfectly sliced celery stalks, this sturdy cutting board offers embedded measurements and angles.
Think Geek, $21; thinkgeek.com.
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Glitter Serving Set
Turn any table setting from blah to glam with this shimmery salad serving set.
Leif, $38; leifshop.com.
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The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook
Find new lunch inspiration from this NYC restaurant staple’s list of gems.
Gramercy Tavern, $30; amazon.com.
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The Crispy Crust Pizza Maker
Achieve the ultimate crispy, crunchy pizza with Breville’s new foodie toy. The best part? The small window that allows you to monitor its progress.
Breville, $150; brevilleusa.com.
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Bento Cut & Prep Set
This bamboo cutting board doubles as a bento box. ‘Nough said.
Umbra, $30; umbra.com.
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Rene Redzepi: A Work In Progress
In this three-part series, Chef Rene Redzepi offers up 100 new recipes, his personal journal, and candid snapshots of himself and his team.
Amazon, $43; amazon.com.
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Black Tie Wine Decanter
Not your ordinary design, this wine decanter is a one-of-a-kind, handmade creation, while still incorporating a classic, curved form.
Riedel Sommeliers, $525; rieldelusa.net.
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Daniel Boulud Connoisseur
Go gourmet! This set of luxury essentials (think: house-baked walnut-raisin bread and seasonal cheese) is a foodie’s dream come true.
Daniel Boulud, $269; store.danielnyc.com.
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Miix Spoon Set
The ideal gift for avid tea drinkers, these spoons are dipped in pastel hues and are made of fine bone china.
MoMa, $28; momastore.org.
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Thomas Keller Bouchon Collection
Dive into all things delicious with Thomas Keller’s bistro recipes, ranging from steak frites to beef bourguignon.
Amazon, $62; amazon.com.
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Who knew a frying pan could be so chic? The sleek design is made of stainless steel, and is a total must-have for any fan of Asian cuisine.
CookServ, $225; nambe.com.
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The Voyager Box
A medley of fresh herbs comprises this box of spices, created by Chef Eric Ripert.
La Boite, $72; shop.laboiteny.com.
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Gift the ever-fabulous party planner in your life these European-inspired emerald plates. We promise she’ll swoon.
L’Objet, $175 per plate; l-objet.com.
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Simply Italian Cookbook
While you’re saving up for your big trip to Italy, flip through Arrigo Cipriani’s cookbook, which breaks down must-eats, like Tiramisu and Risotto alla Parmigiana.
Amazon, $45; amazon.com.
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Low Fat Multi Cooker
Make your favorite batch of fries using just one spoonful of oil—yep, this cooker is magic.
T-Fal ActiFry, $200; bedbathandbeyond.com.
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Luxe Moderne Glass Flutes
Found: Party-perfect glasses to ring in the New Year. Did we mention they have 24-karat gold accents?
Rosanna, $72; rosannainc.com.
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For the cappuccino fiend in your life: Latissima Plus promises thick, creamy goodness with its new One Touch System.
Nespresso, $399; nespresso-us.com.
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Notes from the Larder: A Kitchen Diary with Recipes
Part cookbook, part journal, ‘Notes from Larder’ is an inside look into food writer Nigel Slater’s creative process.
Amazon, $28; amazon.com.
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Ash-wood Cutting Board
Consider this handcrafted board your excuse to finally have that fancy wine and cheese bash you’ve been dreaming of since college.
J.K. Adams, $67; hayneedle.com.
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Eatalian Seaside Box
Get a taste of the Mediterranean coast with this foodie gift box, highlighting Italian regions, like Naples, Campania, Liguria, and more.
Eataly, $80; eataly.com.
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Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
Chock full o’ Mediterranean recipes, Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Ottolenghi’ is finally available in an American edition. Grab it while it’s hot!
Amazon, $23; amazon.com.
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This toaster, equipped with a viewing window and four different heat settings, will forever change your breakfast routine.
Magimix by Robot-Coupe, $250, williams-sonoma.com.
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Are modern finds with a vintage feel more your cup of tea? Consider Delonghi’s red kettle your new favorite accessory.
Delonghi, $100; shopdelonghi.com.