I’ve written posts here and here on food/beverage related gift ideas.  Here are some more!

  • Almond champagne — If you’ve never had it, you should order a bottle for yourself.  It’s so refreshing and tasty!  Plus, it’s a unique gift.
  • Uncommon Goods store — They offer fun dining gifts which includes glassware, mugs, utensils, etc. 
  • Lucky Bamboo — Located in California, this company has great prices on lucky bamboo sticks.  They also have Bonsai trees, Orchids, money trees, etc. 
  • Cheeky t-shirts — I love them and own a lot of funny t-shirts.  I loved this one with a Hungry Hungry Hippo that said, “I was never that hungy hungry” but wish it wasn’t a horrible yellow color.  Oh well, perhaps you know someone who can pull off the yellow t-shirt.

Local options: 

  • Kramer Bookstore — Buy the food lover in your life a cookbook or The Food Snob’s Dictionary at my favorite bookstore.
  • Claude Taylor Photography — I love his photography.  In fact, I own one!  His prices are reasonable and he’s a nice guy.  I realize it’s not food related, but he does have a photo of Waverly restaurant.
  • Paper Source — For the person in your life who loves paper, this is one of the best stores.  They offer everything from beautiful stationary to gift wrapping to journals — all so you can write thank you notes for your cooking related gifts or wrap your food gifts or write about your food experiences.  If you can’t make it, they’re offering free shipping off orders more than $100.
  • Teaism — With 3 locations in DC and tea becoming a popular beverage du jour, why not buy local?  Unless of course you’re looking for that chocolate tea (which I’ve tried and it is great). 
  • BestCellars — Their wine costs less than $15 and they always have free tastings. 
  • Mayorga Coffee — Locally roasted and brewed, they have locations around the DC-metro area.
  • Eastern Market — Any of the local vendors would make perfect gifts.