10 Great Food Gifts You’ll Want To Keep For Yourself

BY  |  Friday, Dec 09, 2016 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite foodie? You’re in luck! These 10 gifts are sure to satisfy:

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Let them celebrate Spanish style with this authentic Paella Pan filled with tasty ingredients needed for a chef-inspired dish from Oil & Vinegar (28 South Park Street, Montclair). Gift set also includes Allioli, Romesco, Paella Seasonings, Patatas Bravas Sauce, and Saffron. ($79.95)

Local Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

I love these fun, whimsical plates from Sweet Home Montclair (202 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair), especially the one that reads “Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions. Chocolate doesn’t care.” Pick these up, but don’t leave without some of Sweet Home Montclair’s amazing chocolate. Current obsession: Red Velvet chocolate covered cherries.


Local Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

Amanti Vino (30 Church Street, Montclair) has three different wine and craft beer clubs in which they curate unique selections for each month.  These subscription services make a great gift for a connoisseur of wine and beer. ($25 – $100 per month)


Local Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

Fans of the famed Montclair establishment Raymond’s (28 Church Street, Montclair) will melt when you give this gift set of Joanne’s amazing marshmallows, sugar cookies, a T-shirt, and Raymond’s seltzer bottle pin all in a cool Raymond’s tin lunch box. The box with one bag of cookies and two bags of marshmallows, or with a T-shirt, is $25. The box on its own is $12; custom assortments to fill it also available.


Local Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

Anthony’s Cheesecake (71 Washington Street, Bloomfield) is the place to go for the cheesecake lover in your life (and who doesn’t love cheesecake?). Anthony’s will even ship its cheesecakes, made with Anthony’s Brooklyn Grandmother’s recipes, nationwide! (From $4.95 per mini to $45 for large)


Local Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

This beautifully wrapped gift basket from Java Love (49 Church Street and 244 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair) is perfect for the coffee-loving foodie in your life. It includes a half pound of Winter’s Day Blend, one half pound of Good Morning Brew Blend, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, locally made assorted fresh caramels (salted caramel, espresso chocolate; and spiced chai), and locally made traditional mini-biscotti trio (chocolate espresso, vanilla, almond). Pick up a basket at the shop or order online. If you prefer, have it shipped directly — order on Monday before Christmas and get free shipping with the code FREESHIP2016 at checkout. ($45)



Olive That and More (246 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair) has a variety of gift baskets to give to your favorite chef. The “Silver Shipper” contains Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar with pour spouts for each is designed for shipping ($59.95 plus shipping). The “Dynamic Duos,” a two pack with their sample sized bottles of perfect pairings at $20  is a great choice for grab bags, teacher gifts, or that little something for someone special.



Head to Chocolate Works Montclair (42 South Park Street, Montclair) and find decadent gift baskets for chocolate lovers. Baskets include assorted truffles and creams, pretzels, almond buttercrunch, chocolate covered almonds, M&M’s, and Chocolate Santas all organized in a basket or tray. ($75 – $155 depending on size)



How cute are these cheese boards and mouse knives ($44) at Table Leg Home (4 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair)? The set makes for the perfect hostess gift; just pair with your favorite cheese.


local holiday gifts for your favorite foodie

Gift an amazing food experience with tickets to Montclair Food and Wine Festival’s upcoming The Speakeasy Party at The Wellmont on January 28, 2017. Reminiscent of the Prohibition Era, the evening will include cocktails and drinks coordinated by Amanti Vino and fine culinary bites from over 20 local restaurants. Music, dancing, and lots of festivity ($185 pp VIP tickets / $95 pp general admission tickets)



  1. POSTED BY Kristin  |  December 09, 2016 @ 2:36 pm

    We’ve been getting the wine-of-the-month at Magnolia wines for almost two years, and it’s been a great way to try mid-range wines. Highly recommended!

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