Shopping for cooks and food fans is no easy task: They're known for collecting every cookbook, tool and hot new "it" product they desire, all on their own. So here's the secret: Give the gifts they didn't even know they wanted, special items that go beyond the everyday necessities. Whether it's a set of sparkling aqua canning jars, a stunning coffee table book of food photography, or the classic stand mixer on everyone's bucket list, we've got just the right picks for your favorite food-loving friend.
Check out our favorite picks below, and let us know what's on your wish list.
This story appears in our double holiday gift guide issue of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, available Friday, Nov. 22 in the iTunes App store.