Now that it is [checks calendar; screams] mid-November, gift guide season is in full swing. Eater.com is kicking it off with a roundup of the best food gifts — the sauces, snacks, and more to give to, well, anyone, because everyone likes to eat. On the list are a few gifts that would also make nice additions to your Thanksgiving table, like this party pack of oysters, or this vegan (!) cheese and charcuterie selection.
But I’d also like to point out that now is the time to think about not only what gifts you’re getting for loved ones, but also what festive treats you’ll be purchasing for yourself. In particular, if you’re the kind of person who enjoys one every December, now is the time to shop for advent calendars. Jaya Saxena calls out the classic Bonne Maman advent calendar in the aforementioned food gifts guide, but other options abound. La Maison du Chocolat’s is gift-themed this year, the MoMA Design Store is selling one with a New York motif, and the offering from Neiman Marcus and Lady M looks like a snow globe.
Here, some other potential gifts, both edible and not.
Cometeer's holiday set, Junzi's latest Met collaboration, and the new Cold Picnic napkins.
Cold Picnic, known for rugs and bathmats in bold graphic designs, now makes napkins, too. There are several abstract designs to choose from. The brand also has tea towels.
Here are some more pretty linens to consider from Casa Velasquez.
Vermont cheesemaker Consider Bardwell has produced a highly autumnal cider-washed cheese that pays tribute to late cheesemonger Anne Saxelby.
Liquid Death, the company that sells water in tallboy cans, also sells cat toys that resemble those hardcore-looking cans.
Apron company Tilit turns 10, and has a new collection to celebrate, including an anniversary hoodie.
Cometeer, the company behind flash-frozen, ready-to-melt coffee, releases its holiday collection tomorrow. It comes with roasts from Counter Culture, George Howell, and Go Get Em Tiger. To make it especially gifty, it also comes with a cheery yellow East Fork pottery mug.
Fast-casual Chinese restaurant Junzi continues its collaboration with the Met with a Year of the Rabbit chile oil. A gift set, available for preorder, includes Junzi’s original chile oil and the Year of the Rabbit version with mala Sichuan peppercorn, red turmeric, hyssop thyme, and bay leaf.
Immorel is a functional beverage for the mushroom fanatic. The name is good, as is this Immorel beanie.
Lili, a new alcohol-free sparkling beverage, comes in three flavors, and packaging that makes it feel appropriate for any upcoming holiday festivities.
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