The Most Delicious Gifts for That Friend Who’s Always in the Kitchen

Snazzy aprons, high-grade olive oil, and more in our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

From beautiful booze to festive ice creams, quaffable and edible treats are always in good taste.

Tie One On

Beloved local apron company Hedley & Bennett just introduced limited-edition, of-the-moment tie-dye styles. Jasper Apron, $95 at

Bitter Off

This complex alternative to Aperol and Campari comes in a stunning bottle and makes a mean negroni or spritz. St. Agrestis Inferno Bitter, $35 at Bar Keeper, 614 N. Hoover St., Silver Lake.


Caffeine is the gift that keeps on giving—especially when the packaging is as colorful as this from Monterey Park’s Art of Tea. Loose-leaf tea gift set, $80 at

The High Life

Three-Michelin-star chef Dominique Crenn is getting in on the edibles game. Rose x Crenn Delights, $35-40, locations at


Face it, we’d all just love ice cream. McConnell’s Reindeer Tracks features peppermint candy and chocolate cookies. Gift it in a single container, as part of a holiday sampler pack, or splurge on a “pint of the month club” subscription. $12 a pint at McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, locations at

Salad Days

L.A.-based Brightland offers high-grade olive oils made with California produce and packaged in UV-coated glass bottles to preserve freshness. Awake olive oil, $37 at

Book Smart

With the follow-up to his acclaimed debut, Season, molecular biologist-turned-cookbook author Nik Sharma breaks down the science of deliciousness. $35 at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.

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