It’s that time of year when everyone frantically searches for The Gift. You can be one of those crazy people, fighting through hoards, or you can save some time and energy and peruse the suggestions below. This list is our own special blend of foodie novelties, kitchen tools, and premium treats, all of which we at Food Republic have used, coveted or “borrowed” from another editor’s desk.

These higher-end gifts are sure to impress and surprise even the most challenging gift recipients, allowing you to focus on the things that really matter, like boozy punch bowls and passed hors d’oeuvres parties.