Introducing the 2017 Fast Company Holiday Gift Guide, where we help you find the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. We also made handy guides for the traveler, the design lover, and the adventurer you’ll be shopping for this year. Happy hunting!
1. Jacobsen Salt Of The Month Club
$180 per year, jacobsensalt.com
Six-year-old Jacobsen Salt Co. hand-harvests its briny sea crystals off the coast of Oregon. Its yearlong subscription includes pure and flavored styles, featuring ingredients such as fermented black garlic, Oregon pinot noir, and even Tahitian vanilla bean. Each salt comes with recommended recipes to bring out each variety’s distinctive notes.
2. Blanc Creatives Charcuterie Paddle
Virginia-based Blanc Creatives focuses on high-performance, handcrafted kitchen tools that are forged entirely in-house, with a lifetime guarantee. The company’s hardwood paddles come in maple, cherry, and walnut and have undergone three soaking-and-sanding processes to ensure smooth surfaces for the long term.
3. ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide
The sleek, powerful Joule sous vide tool heats water to precision-cook food. The companion app lets you set cook temperature and time manually, or use photos to pick the desired doneness of a dish.
4. Winc Wine Membership
From $39 per month, winc.com
Winc sources its exclusive, small-batch wines from around the world, and uses a palate quiz and customer reviews to tailor its monthly selections to individual subscribers’ tastes.
5. “Feast For The Eyes” By Susan Bright
Take your food photography habit off Instagram with this new tome, which traces the history of the genre through fine art, commercials, and photojournalism. The coffee-table book features work from artists like Roger Fenton and Irving Penn.