Sur La Table 2023 Holiday Gift Guide
Cue the Mariah Carey: “it’s tiiiiiiiiiiiime!”
It’s that time of year again, where we sit down and pour over Black Friday deals and holiday sales, trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list.
That’s where we come in.
From the aspiring cook and avid baker to the grill master and host with the most, our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone.
Check it out below.
Hungry for more? The great gifts don’t stop there! Explore our Gift Collections for ideas & inspiration and find that perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Gifts for The Cook
Dutch ovens are the workhorse of the kitchen—from braising and baking to soups and hearty roasts, there’s almost nothing these enameled cast iron beauties can’t do.
Handheld blenders take the mess out of soups and sauces, allowing your giftee to blend, emulsify and puree with ease. From pestos and chimichurris to soul-warming soups, their recipe just got a whole lot easier (and cleaner!).
Knives are a chef’s most important tool. So, this season, ensure that every tool in their arsenal is sharp and ready to cut through even the most daunting of recipes.
If they don’t already have a cookware set they love, then put this one at the tippy top of your list. A solid set of pots and pans will have them cooking up their dream recipe in no time.
Gifts for The Host
This one probably goes without saying, but any aspiring host would swoon for an elegant set of matching wine glasses. Choose the glass based on their wine preference. Not sure what they drink? Opt for a universal set that’ll work for both whites and reds.
What goes well with wine? Cheese of course! Even a seasoned host can never have too many cheese boards—not only are they the perfect way to serve charcuterie, but they can double as décor pieces when not in use.
Few things are as welcomed as coffee for that post-dessert pick-me-up. A set of festive mugs or an easy-to-use frother could help turn that cup o’ joe into a conversation starter.
The host always loves treating her guests, especially when she’s got a crave-worthy food item to show off. Whether it’s nice vinegar to pair with olive oil and crusty bread or a caviar spread fit for royalty, she’ll be putting these on full display any chance she gets.
Gifts for The Baker
The thing wedding registries were designed for! If you have an avid baker in your life, you’ve probably heard them wax poetic about stand mixers and how they change the baking game. So, if they don’t already have one, you’ve found your gift.
Baking purists aside, a bread maker will help any loaf rise to the occasion (see what we did there?). These fully automatic bread makers bake everything from whole wheat loaves to French baguettes and sourdough boules, empowering them to unleash their inner Star Baker.
Silicone Baking Mats
Out with the single use parchment paper and aluminum foil and in with these reusable, dishwasher safe baking mats. And because they’re made from silicone, they’re naturally nonstick, making every baking adventure a breeze.
Baking sheets, cooling racks, muffin pans—there’s nothing they can’t dream up when they’ve got the right tools in their arsenal. This nonstick set is great for bakers just starting out, or upgrade their collection with this stunning 6-piece set made from hard anodized aluminum.
Gifts for The Grill Master
BBQ Tool Set
What better way to master the art of grilling than with a solid set of BBQ tools. Each of these comes with the essentials—a spatula, tongs and grill fork—but if they enjoy a saucy rack of ribs, opt for the set with the basting brush.
Let’s face it, most of us lose about 3–6 months of grilling weather every year when the temps start to drop. But that doesn’t mean you have to do without that chargrilled flavor. Grill pans are great for the colder months—not only can they be used inside, but they also impart those flavor-filled grill marks we know and crave.
Grill Baskets & Grids
If you’ve ever tried to cook veggies or delicate dishes like salmon and white fish on the grill, you know it’s not the easiest job. That’s where grill grids and baskets come in! Available in both stainless steel and nonstick, these will help to ensure every dish is grilled to perfection.
The key to perfectly cooked meats? A meat thermometer! Whether they’re grilling up some chicken thighs or a hearty rack of ribs, a meat thermometer will ensure that every cut is cooked to (healthy) perfection.
Gifts for The Coffee Lover
Automatic Coffee Machine
We all have our morning rituals. And if your giftee is anything like us, that ritual starts with coffee. Keep them caffeinated and jiving with the java with an automatic coffee machine. Look for one with a variety of cup sizes and preference options to ensure the day always starts their way.
If your giftee is more of an espresso aficionado, then give them the gift they really want: an espresso machine. From the fully automatic to the completely manual, these machines will give them the choice between a latte, cappuccino or simple espresso. They can even perfect their latte art, making those daily trips to the coffee shop a thing of the past.
There are few simple joys that rival the feeling of wrapping your hands around a warm cup of coffee. With a mug, you can gift them that joyful feeling every morning! The Ember Mug is a great option for busy moms and dads who can barely make it through a few sips before the little ones come a calling. Or, for those latte lovers, these double-wall mugs offer an aesthetically pleasing vessel to enjoy their morning brew.
Some people enjoy a classic drip coffee. Others prefer to start their morning with a steaming espresso. And then, there are some who swear by the pour-over method. For those purists, there’s nothing better. So, indulge their cravings with accessories to complement their tastes.
Gifts for The Bartender
Bar Tool Set
Whether they’re mixing up a martini or shaking up a Singapore sling, they need the proper tools to get the job done. This stainless steel set is a timeless classic, complete with everything they need to make mixologist magic. Or, level up their current collection with this minimalist 5-piece set that’s as eye-catching as it is useful.
Not only do decanters make for a stunning centerpiece, but they’re functional, too! If your giftee is a fan of big, bold reds, you can’t go wrong with one of these decanters. They allow the wine to breathe, releasing the depths of flavor and aroma your wine-loving friend won’t be able to get enough of.
Cocktail Smoking Kits
If you’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying a smoked cocktail—with its layers of warm, earthy depth and complex undertones—this is your sign. Buy that mixologist friend of yours a cocktail smoking kit and prepare to have your taste buds tantalized.
Ice Cube Molds
When it comes to craft cocktails, presentation is almost everything. Which is why you should definitely add some of these ice cube molds to your list. Not only will they keep their drink icy cold, but they’re eye-catching enough to evoke another round.
Gifts for The World Traveler
All Things French
For the Francophile in your life, you can never go wrong with a gift inspired by the country they love. Whether it’s a large-capacity Dutch oven designed with one of the most classically French dishes in mind or a cookbook to help them master their favorite cuisine, they’ll think you’re nothing short of très magnifique.
A Taste of Italy
From homemade pasta to Neapolitan style pizza, indulge your giftee’s love for Italian fare. They’ll forget all about store-bought pasta when they get their hands on this pasta maker, complete with two ravioli stamps for that taste of Tuscany. Or, whisk them away to the streets of Napoli with this indoor pizza oven, complete with a cordierite pizza stone for quick and even heating.
Dive Into Japanese Cuisine
Want to know what our chefs consider the most underrated kitchen gadget? A rice cooker. With just the press of a few buttons, your giftee can have perfectly cooked, fluffy rice without the need to hover. Or, for an elegant gift that’s equally as functional, this Miyabi santoku knife is a winning choice.
We all have that one friend with a killer margarita recipe. And nothing pairs better with a margarita than homemade tacos. This homemade tortilla press will have them saying “buh-bye” to the store-bought kind for good. And what’s a taco without some guac? This 8-inch molcajete is an excellent option for indulging in a fiesta of flavor.