Aug 16, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide 2022: The Best Pantry Staples For Foodies

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A well-stocked pantry is a beautiful thing, and elevated pantry staples make a great gift for food-loving friends and family. If they happen to make something delicious out of them and invite you over for dinner, all the better for everyone involved. From small-batch hot sauces to fancy hot chocolate, these are the best pantry staples to gift this season.

1. Tom’s Perfect 10 Holiday Tin

The Instagram-famous granola brand that launched with a 17,000 person waitlist is selling holiday tins filled with some of their best-reviewed flavors. Tom’s Perfect 10 releases a new flavor every month, and only flavors that receive a perfect 10 rating are added to the permanent collection, so these tins are a great way to get ahold of some past favorites. These include Black and White Matcha, Flaming Chocolate, Golden Apple Cider and Mangonada.

Buy: Tom’s Perfect 10 Holiday Tin, $74.99-$129.99

2. La Colombe Taste of the Season Gift Box

Whether you’re a hot or cold coffee drinker (or both!), this gift set has you covered. It includes two limited edition La Colombe winter favorites: Winter Toast and Peppermint Mocha Latte. Winter Toast is described as “an ode to winter” and has notes of roasted almond, chocolate mousse and rum cake. La Colombe’s Peppermint Mocha Lattes are “refreshingly minty” and a must-have in my WFH fridge.

Buy: La Colombe Taste of the Season Gift Box, $30

3. Pisqueya Family Holiday Box

Pisqueya is a Latina-owned small-batch company making all-natural, high-quality hot sauces and seasonings. This gift box includes the brand’s best selling hot sauces (Smoky Hot Sauce, Medium Buzz Hot Sauce, Spicy Sweet Hot Sauce) and multi-purpose adobo seasoning.

Buy: Pisqueya Family Holiday Box, $39.98

4. Rubirosa Cucina Combo

For busy weeknights when you don’t feel like making sauce from scratch, this combo set has you covered. It includes extra virgin olive oil, marinara sauce and vodka sauce, all from an iconic Italian-American family-owned restaurant and pizzeria in New York City.

Buy: Rubirosa Cucina Combo, $59

5. Brooklyn Delhi Spicy & Sweet Trio Gift Set

Chef and cookbook author Chitra Agrawal’s plant-based brand of Indian condiments and sauces has launched a gift box just for the holiday season. The box, inspired by Indian truck art, includes Brooklyn Delhi’s best selling condiments, which they describe as “a must-have Indian condiment trifecta.” They are Tomato Achaar, Roasted Garlic Achaar and Sweet Mango Chutney.

Buy: Brooklyn Delhi Spicy & Sweet Trio Gift Set, $39.95

6. Primary Beans All the Beans Set

Beans are a classic pantry staple, and there are so many different types to try. Primary Beans is a sister-founded dried bean purveyor offering diverse varieties from climate-conscious farms across North America, and they’re on a mission to elevate the humble bean. Expand your horizons with this bestselling sampler set, which includes a variety of beans that range from bold and earthy to mild and nutty in flavor.

Buy: Primary Beans All the Beans Set, $58

7. Truffleist Classic Trio

For the truffle lover in your life, this sleek gift box contains an assortment of Truffleist’s most popular condiments. Inside you’ll find full size jars of Truffle Honey (wildflower honey infused with a slice of black summer truffle), Truffle Mustard (mustard infused with pieces of black summer truffles) and Truffle Salt (gray salt with black summer truffles).

Buy: Truffleist Classic Trio, $60

8. A Táche More Luxe Hot Chocolate Kit

Cold winter nights call for hot chocolate, and this limited edition kit has all the essentials: Táche Pistachio Milk, Flamingo Estate Drinking Chocolate and Mojave Mallows Artisanal Vegan Marshmallows. Each kit makes around eight servings; all you need is your favorite mug and cozy blanket.

Buy: A Táche More Luxe Hot Chocolate Kit, $75

9. Here Here Market Crème de la Crème Gift Box

Go all out with this curated collection of pantry staples, which Here Here Market describes as the “best of the best.” It includes everything from specially crafted spice blends to sauces made with traditional family recipes to fancy condiments.

Buy: Here Here Market Crème de la Crème Gift Box, $245

1. Tom’s Perfect 10 Holiday TinBuy:2. La Colombe Taste of the Season Gift BoxBuy:3. Pisqueya Family Holiday BoxBuy:4. Rubirosa Cucina ComboBuy:5. Brooklyn Delhi Spicy & Sweet Trio Gift SetBuy:6. Primary Beans All the Beans SetBuy:7. Truffleist Classic TrioBuy:8. A Táche More Luxe Hot Chocolate KitBuy:9. Here Here Market Crème de la Crème Gift BoxBuy: