Although the holidays are a time for home parties and family food traditions, you may also want to give a gift with a food theme in mind. Be assured that those on the receiving end will relish the thought.
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Die-hard dessert fans would be delighted to be on the receiving end of StarBlue's churro maker that turns out the sugary treats in just about five minutes. It comes with a recipe book; $32.99.
Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack
Dress up your home bar, kitchen counter or buffet with Wayfair's gold honeycomb-shaped wine rack. It stands 15 inches high, 16 inches wide, and holds up to six bottles of wine; $76.99.
Compact Swivel Cheese Board with Knives
Serve your favorite meats, cheeses, fruits and other small eats on this tiered board made from bamboo. It comes with an all-purpose cheese knife, flat cheese knife and cheese fork; $64 at uncommongoods.com.
Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Ceramic Olive Oil Dispenser
This two-tone Ceramic Olive Oil Dispenser, part of a collab between Chrissy Teigen and Target, holds up to 14.5 ounces and comes with a wood stopper. Its contemporary look means it can double as décor on the kitchen counter, too; $12.99 at Target.
Long Island is home to an abundance of ramen shops, but for the homebodies who prefer to make it at home their way, these hand-painted ramen bowls are the ideal gift. Each bowl holds more than a quartup to 60 ounces and each set comes with two bowls, two spoons and two chopsticks; $38.99.
Wilton Cookie Shot Glass
Create edible shot glasses out of cookie dough, Rice Krispies, chocolate or Jell-O with Wilton's baking pan and your fridge or oven. Then fill the glasses with whipped cream, mousse, ice cream, or whatever you like; $15.88 at Joann's, A.C. Moore and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Hot Chocolate Gift Set
This Mexican hot-chocolate gift set is ideal for the person on your list who can appreciate an authentic hot cocoa. This three-part set includes a jug that's made of clay and can be used to heat other beverages and certain foods and can also keep drinks cooler for longer; a traditional molinillo whisk, used to mix and add froth to the hot cocoa, and Villa Real Mexican chocolate; $80 at verveculture.com.
Coravin Wine Preservation System
Sip and save. That's the philosophy behind this ergonomically designed Coravin Model One Wine Preservation System, which keeps open bottles of wine fresh for days, months and even years, with the help of a wine needle and argon gas (both included); $200 at Neiman Marcus.
With plastic straw bans popping up all over the country, including on Long Island, FinalStraw is making it easier to find alternatives. Enter FinalStraw 2.0, a foldable stainless steel straw that, with its case, clips right onto a set of keys. Cases are available in six colors ranging from teal and coral to gray and black. Straw comes in silver, black, gold or rainbow; $29.50.
Lunar Zodiac Dipping Bowls
Designed for Williams Sonoma exclusively, these Lunar Zodiac Dipping Bowls are not only darling, but practical too. The porcelain bowls feature dragons and roosters and other creatures with meaning in Chinese culture. Comes in set of six; $53.95 at Williams Sonoma.
Movie Night Popcorn Kit
Jazz up your game with this eight-part kit that comes with three types of popcorn (white gold, ruby red and tricolor blend) and five seasonings (buttery caramel corn, sweet and salty kettle corn, sizzlin' spicy sriracha, spicy chili lime and cheesy white cheddar). Gluten-free and non-GMO; $19.95 at Crate and Barrel.
KitchenAid Electric Kettle
Boil a fresh cup -- or up to 1.25 liters -- of water for tea, hot cocoa, oatmeal and more with KitchenAid's electric stove top kettle. Features removable lid, rotating base and a stainless steel body. Whistles when water boils; comes in black, pistachio, red and stainless steel; $79.99.
Misen Essentials Knife Set
Less is more, and when it comes to knives sets, it couldn't be truer. Misen offers a set of three knives -- a chefs knife, serrated knife and paring knife -- perfect for your everyday culinary needs; $155 at misen.co.
Beer Making Kit
Make your own beer and wine at home with LI's Kedco Wine Storage Systems' kits. Each brew kit ($82.95) makes a five-gallon batch and each wine kit ($119.95) produces a six-gallon batch. All ingredients sold separately; $32 to $53 for beer ingredients; $85 for wine ingredients. Hard cider and mead ingredients available, too, for use with the shop's brew kit.