12/17/12 12/07/12 POPSUGAR Food Holiday Living Best Food Gifts 2012 Check Out YumSugar's Personal Holiday Wish List December 7, 2012 by Susannah Chen 178 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. We've spent the past month showing you a vast array of gifts for your friends and family, from coffee aficionados to do-it-yourselfers. But now comes our favorite part: the point where our editors divulge what they're hoping to find under the Christmas tree. See what's at the top of our wish list! Shop Brands Lenox · Anthropologie · J.Crew · World Market Dansk Kobenstyle Casserole Aside from having a stylish disposition that's hostess-friendly, the Dansk Kobenstyle casserole ($120) is also incredibly functional: the top doubles as a trivet at the table. Santa, are you listening? — Susannah Chen, editor Dansk Kobenstyle casserole $120 from amazon.com Buy Now Gather Journal Subscription My living room is constantly plagued by a sky-high stack of food magazines (much to my clutter-phobic boyfriend's chagrin) but a subscription to the always-inspiring Gather Journal ($35 for two issues/year) would sit proudly on top of the pile (and actually get read . . . I swear). — Nicole Perry, assistant editor Gather Journal $35 from shop.gatherjournal.com Buy Now Cheesemonger Program The SF Cheese School offers a Cheesemonger Program ($1,100) that would be a dream to take. Yes, I consider my immense cheese consumption to be a borderline addiction, but I'd like to back up my knowledge of fine cheeses with a professional certificate. — Anna Monette Roberts, assistant editor Cheesemonger Program $1,100 from cheeseschoolsf.com Buy Now Lodge Cast Iron Skillet A Lodge cast iron skillet ($30) is a kitchen must have. You can cook anything on it from steak to cakes. If you don't have an iron skillet, add it to your wish list! It will last a lifetime, and your food will taste better. — Brandi Milloy, YumSugar host and producer Lodge cast iron skillet $30 from crateandbarrel.com Buy Now Copper Sauce Pan Copper, rose gold. Whatever people are calling it these days, I'm obsessed with this color, so this copper saucepan ($118) automatically caught my eye. My boyfriend loves to make pasta and with this in the kitchen, I know just how I can help out next time he cooks up some penne. Just call me sauce lady from now on. — Lisette Mejia, editorial assistant Anthropologie Ruffoni Copper Sauce Pan $118 from Anthropologie Buy Now See more Anthropologie Kitchen Rose Gold Hexagon Ring I, too, am obsessed with rose gold right now. One of our producers turned me on to Brooklyn jewelry boutique Catbird, and I'm dying for this Satomi Kawakita rose gold hexagon diamond ring ($700). — SC Catbird, and I'm dying for this Satomi Kawakita $700 from catbirdnyc.com Buy Now rose gold hexagon diamond ring $700 from catbirdnyc.com Buy Now Canon 5D Mark II Camera For the first time in longer than I can remember, I'm acting like a kid anxiously awaiting Christmas. Since the Summer, I've dreamed about, made financial plans for, and taken numerous trips to Best Buy just to hold the Canon 5D Mark II Camera ($1,800). I'm thinking by the end of December, the wish will finally become reality! — AMR Canon 5D Mark II Camera $1,800 from shop.usa.canon.com Buy Now All About Roasting I'm already plotting to cook through nearly every recipe in Molly Stevens's genius All About Braising (her braised red cabbage recipe is KILLER), so naturally I'd love to receive her comprehensive tome on roasting: All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art ($21). — NP Butter and Jam Spreader English muffins with mango butter is my current go-to breakfast meal, and I would love it if my morning started out with the help of one of these fun butter and jam spreaders ($7). — LM butter and jam spreaders $7 from leifshop.com Buy Now L.A. Burdick Chocolates Chocolate isn't typically my go-to sweet, but my obsession with L.A. Burdick (a New England-based chocolatier) runs decades deep — their chocolates are just that good. Their tiny truffles come in a host of inventive flavors and are packaged in elegant wooden boxes that please my inner design-nerd. I'd most like a box of assorted flavors ($14-65) but would happily take anything and everything from their shop. — NP box of assorted flavors $14-65 from burdickchocolate.com Buy Now Laubade Floc de Gascogne I discovered Chateau de Laubade Floc de Gascogne ($25) while dining at Atelier Crenn, the only Michelin two-star restaurant in America with a female chef. There, chef Dominique Crenn serves a Gascogne specialty, Floc de Gascogne, a sweet fortified wine that's been steeped in herbs and spices. I can't wait to get my hands on the same bottle. — SC Chateau de Laubade Floc de Gascogne $25 from wallywine.com Buy Now Silver Leaf Chevron Tray My decor preferences are best described as minimalist (I'm also jonesing for everything in this gift guide) but something about this glitzy graphic tray ($228) caught my eye. — NP glitzy graphic tray $228 from bhldn.com Buy Now Felt Bread Basket I love the simple, pure aesthetic of Danish design, and the expected use of felt in this bread basket set ($40) feels playful (and apropos for the onset of Winter). — SC bread basket set $40 from stylevisa.com Buy Now Molcajete My friends claim to make the best guacamole — but the thing is, so do I. I've been wanting to host a what I like to call a guac-off for some time now but have never gotten around to it. This molcajete ($43) would be the perfect excuse to finally have one, and to hold my, I mean the, winning guac. — LM Chefs Kitchen Tools Molcajete - Authentic Mexican Mortar and Pestle $30 from Chefs Buy Now See more Chefs Kitchen Tools Truffle Cheese and Salami Gift Set I love all things truffle and this Williams-Sonoma gift set ($80) not only features a trio of truffle cheeses, but truffle salumi, too. I could die and go to truffle heaven! This is perfect for the foodie friend . . . like me! — BM this Williams-Sonoma gift set $80 from williams-sonoma.com Buy Now White Dinnerware There can never be too many white plates to use when shooting food. That's why I need to own everything in Pottery Barn's Great White Collection. — AMR Tofu Misozuke I've never had tofu misozuke ($7), but as soon as I heard about this ingredient, I knew I needed it. This miso-flavored spreadable Japanese tofu, which is described as having "rich texture like a creamy soft cheese or buttery foie gras," would no doubt go well with the Japanese rice crackers I so love. It'd be a nice addition to my entertaining arsenal. — SC tofu misozuke $7 from rauom.com Buy Now Leather Camera Bag Unceremoniously stuffing a pricey DSLR into my work bag every morning just seems wrong, but most camera bags on the market are an eyesore to say the least. This clean-lined leather camera case ($295) would look equally at home slung over my shoulder or that of my boyfriend (who actually owns the camera in question). — NP clean-lined leather camera case $295 from hardgraft.com Buy Now Biscoff Spread Biscoff Spread ($10 for 2) can't stay on my counter for more than a day without me eating the whole thing. Seriously. It's that good. Best served with a spoon. — BM Biscoff Spread $10 from shopbiscoff.com Buy Now Cheese Tasting Party Kit Like some of our other editors, I can't get enough of cheese. This cheese tasting party kit ($13, originally $17), with its cards profiling 50 varieties and wines to pair them with, will let me me share the love with the rest of my friends at our next gathering. — LM cheese tasting party kit $13 from amazon.com Buy Now Jessie Steele Cowgirl Bib Annie Apron Being from Arizona, I love all things cactus and cowboy. So when I saw this apron ($34), I knew I had to have it! The attached bow with the two adorable pockets and frilly skirt make it less cowgirl and more retro. You feel like the domestic goddess you were born to be in the kitchen! — BM this apron $34 from jessiesteele.com Buy Now Vosges Chocolate Trunk I haven't met a Vosges Chocolate product I didn't love, which is why the Vosges Travel the World Through Chocolate Steamer Trunk ($1,045) would be the ultimate gift. It features every single product that Vosges makes. I would especially appreciate the Champagne Truffles, Caramel Marshmallows, and Toffee. How long would it take for me to go through the trunk? I'm thinking a few months — max! — AMR Vosges Travel the World Through Chocolate Steamer Trunk $1,045 from vosgeschocolate.com Buy Now The Hakka Cookbook I've eaten my way through Szechuan, Shandong, and Taiwan, but one regional Chinese food I'm not too familiar with is Hakka cuisine. Hakka, which literally translates to "guest families," refers to a group of migratory Chinese, and they've developed their own delicious set of dishes. Now one woman, Linda Lau Anusasananan, has documented what it means to be Hakka with a new tome, The Hakka Cookbook ($27), that offers recipes for everything from duck braised with plum sauce to savory pounded tea rice. I'm coveting it for the Hakka-Jamaican goat stew with preserved-lime sauce. — SC The Hakka Cookbook $27 from amazon.com Buy Now Birch Straws Paper straws aren't exactly the most practical item, but these birch-print lookers ($8) are too cute to pass up, and would be the perfect stocking stuffer. — NP birch-print lookers $8 from shopterrain.com Buy Now Cobalt Cake Stand I am obsessed with cake stands. What's great about this hobnail cake stand ($45) by Sweet Saucy is that it looks like something you would only be lucky enough to get passed down from your grandmother. I can imagine stacking some French macarons on top or a simple cake. And, when you're not using this to show off your baking creations, it doubles as a perfume and jewelry display. — BM hobnail cake stand $45 from sweetandsaucysupply.com Buy Now Urban Decay Naked2 Palette Our talented makeup artist, Kasia, turned me on to Urban Decay's Naked2 palette ($50), a neutral wonder that seems to cater to just about everyone. I'm hoping there's one of these under the tree for me this Christmas. — SC Urban Decay's Naked2 palette $50 from urbandecay.com Buy Now High-Quality Balsamic Vinegar I toted home a tiny bottle of fruity, syrup-thick aged balsamic vinegar from a semi-recent trip to NYC's Eataly, and while that bottle is sadly long gone, I'm hooked on the good stuff now, and would love to re-up my supply ($19). — NP re-up my supply $19 from eataly.com Buy Now Eiffel Tower Dish Yes, I am one of those girls that loves all things Parisian. An Eiffel Tower plate ($20, originally $29) would be the perfect addition to my growing Francophile collection. — LM Lenox Dinnerware, Tin Can Alley Paris Accent Plate $29 from Macy's Buy Now See more Lenox Serving Dishes Billecart-Salmon Champagne When my sister and I celebrated her engagement at Galatoire's in New Orleans, a very generous stranger bought us a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé ($76). The fine bubbles, pale salmon color, and delicate raspberry notes make this my absolute favorite rosé Champagne. I could drink it every day and die happy. — AMR Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé $76 from champagne-billecart.fr Buy Now Copper Canele Molds I'm kind of obsessed with caneles, as in I'm powerless to leave a pastry shop that sells them without at least one in hand. I'd love to try making them at home, but the pricey copper molds ($25 each) never seem quite practical to buy for myself. — NP Bar Cart I've had my eye on a bar cart for a while now, but all the ones I've seen are too big for my small apartment. Enter this one from CB2 ($150). I like to think of it as a game changer. — LM one from CB2 $150 from cb2.com Buy Now Bow Tie Bottle Stopper This bow-tie bottle stopper ($10) is so cute it hurts . . . 'nuff said. — NP bow-tie bottle stopper $10 from bhldn.com Buy Now Slate Cheese Board My friend had this stunning slate cheese board ($15) out one night covered with several types of cheeses, nuts and fruit on top. Beside each item was an individual label in white chalk. It looked like it belonged in a restaurant in France. I've bought this board for my friends, family, everyone. It is a party must-have! — BM World Market Slate Cheese Board $14.99 from Cost Plus World Market Buy Now See more World Market Cheese Boards & Slicers Food Processor Somehow I've made it through my years in the kitchen without a seemingly crucial piece of equipment: a food processor. I'm desperately hoping Santa is taking note and will nestle this bad boy from Cuisinart ($199) under the tree so I can upgrade my slaw and slicing game this year. — NP Mr. Gugu & Miss Go Hamburger Sweater It's totally silly, but this hamburger sweater by Mr. Gugu & Miss Go ($58) is so rad that I want to show up wearing it to work at least once a month next year. — SC hamburger sweater by Mr. Gugu & Miss Go $58 from mrgugumissgo.bigcartel.com Buy Now 4-Strand Pearl Necklace I'd like to say that my desire for this gorgeous 4-strand pearl necklace ($325) stems from an attempt to emulate the always-polished Julia Child, but mostly it's just really pretty, and would dress up any outfit. — NP J.Crew Four-strand pearl necklace $325 from J.Crew Buy Now See more J.Crew Bridal Jewelry Garrett Popcorn This famous Chicago popcorn is the best popcorn I've ever had. Garrett's Chicago Mix ($33 for 2 gallon) combines the sweet with the savory with their CaramelCrisp and CheeseCorn combo. I promise you will wish you asked Santa for their 6.5 gallon tin! — BM Chicago Mix $33 from garrettpopcorn.com Buy Now 2011 Eroica Riesling I'm lucky enough to taste copious amounts of wine for work, and Eroica's 2011 Riesling ($22) is easily my favorite bottle I tried this past year (and an exceptional value as well). I look for it every time I pop into a wine store, but for some reason it's tricky to track down, and sadly hasn't touched my lips since I reviewed it in August. — NP Eroica's 2011 Riesling $22 from store.ste-michelle.com Buy Now Shelf and Drawer Liner I have to admit I still haven't lined my drawers, and I've lived at my place for quite some time now. If someone, anyone, gifted me this gold, graphic patterned shelf liner ($8), I would get on it stat (I promise, Mom). — LM gold, graphic patterned shelf liner $8 from amazon.com Buy Now Electric Knife Sharpener I recently upgraded my knife game with a few beauties from Global and Wusthof, but I (shamefully) rarely remember to take my knives in to be sharpened before they get dangerously dull. I'd love a professional-grade electric sharpener ($127) to keep the tools of my trade in tip-top shape. — NP Edward Avedis Big Face Watch "I never leave my house without a watch and this chunky, stainless steel watch by Edward Avedis is my new obsession. I've been a huge fan of their jewelry for years! Their designs are classic but innovative and I always get compliments on their time pieces. The Big Face watch ($295) is definitely my number one must-have item this year! — BM Big Face watch $295 from edwardavedis.com Buy Now Share this post Holiday LivingFood ShoppingMust HavesGift GuideHoliday Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Vegetarian DIY Home Food Tech Love and Sex Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.