Holiday Gift Guide: Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice
       
This holiday, spice up your life — or that of a loved one — by adding an arsenal of killer salts, sugar, and spice accoutrements to the average home pantry. A few dreamy ideas: combine an elegantly boxed chocolat chaud  ($20) with Nielsen-Massey vanilla paste  ($8) from Madagascar for a killer vanilla-chocolate combo; for the savory food aficionado in your life, try pairing The Flavor Bible  ($22), Karen Page's definitive reference on culinary creativity, with this La Boîte à Epice seasonless spice trio  ($30). And don't forget: no spice drawer is complete without a mastrad spice grinder  ($25). The ultimate showstopping piece for that truly special gourmand? This bisque porcelain Hering-Berlin mortar and pestle  ($750).