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2013 Holiday Gift List: Molly Dunn's Top 10 Presents for Foodies

Give the best gift for the foodies in your life this Christmas.
Give the best gift for the foodies in your life this Christmas.
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The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to show your buddies you care by buying them things they probably don't need. But there's no reason to shell out for an expensive, ugly Christmas sweater that he'll never wear, or a tchotchke that will sit idly at the back of her closet, when you could give THE gift that everyone loves: food! Eating...Our Words writers have found some of the best food and food-related items for everyone on your list, from pets and kids to the true gourmand, and are sharing some of their favorites with you this holiday season. Let's get shopping!

Stumped about what you should get the foodie in your life? Look nor further, because this list has the present(s) you are looking for.

A mortar and pestle is a great gift for any foodie who loves to make his or her own spices.
A mortar and pestle is a great gift for any foodie who loves to make his or her own spices.
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10. Mortar and Pestle

A mortar and pestle is an excellent gift for any foodie who loves to crush his or her own spices or make his own guacamole. They come in a variety of sizes and materials, and are useful in many recipes.

9. Herb Garden Set

Using fresh herbs is always the way to go. Give a gift set of fresh garden herbs so your foodie can grow his own to use in the kitchen. Williams-Sonoma sells a variety of herb packs, including an Essential Kitchen Garden set with garlic chive, English thyme, Tuscan blue rosemary, sweet basil, common sage and Greek oregano.

8. Pizza Stone

The best way to make pizza at home is on a pizza stone. Just like the mortar and pestle, it's an essential in any kitchen. Whether you are giving it to a young cook who's starting a cooking collection or to someone who just loves pizza, it will be appreciated and used.



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