Gift Guide 2016: The Connoisseur.

Annd we’re to the home stretch. Our last gift guide of the holiday season. Lucky number nineteen. Today’s guide is for the connoisseur. This person appreciates life’s little pleasures. Delicious ice cream, a book that will turn them into an instant wine expert, truffle salt (my personal guilty pleasure – I put it on everything, from scrambled eggs to sliced cucumbers as a snack), lots and lots of cookbooks, and the best iced coffee ever (I’m obsessed with this kit – it makes brewing your own cold brew a cinch!) Speaking of coffee, my favorite coffee maker from Nespresso (I love it so much and use it every day) but also a really chic French press if that’s more your thing. Anyway. I hope you’ve enjoyed this season of gift guides… these were an absolute blast to put together!

Top: ‘Fries!’ Book // Ice Cream Pairings Collection // ‘The 24-Hour Wine Expert’ Book // Truffle Salt // Sugarfina Scotch & Bourbon Candies // ‘Craft Burgers’ Book // Nespresso // Truffle Oil Set

Bottom: Geometric Whiskey Stones // Bodum 8-cup French Press // ‘How To Eataly’ Book // ‘The Good Fork’ Cookbook // Grady’s Cold Brew Kit // Crystal Whiskey Decanter // Dark Sea Salt Caramel Truffles // ‘Escoffer Ritz’ Step-by-Step Book //  ‘Primeur’ Wine Glass // Wine Carafe

PS – Check out the rest of our gift guides! The best hostess giftsgifts for the traveler, the coziest gifts of 2016, the best gifts for the cat lady (meowy Christmas!), gifts for the girly girl, gifts for the social media addict/blogger, the best gifts for guys, the best gifts for under $25, the best gifts for the optimist, the best gifts under $50, the best gifts for the career woman, the prettiest little luxuries, gifts for the person who hated 2016, the best stocking stuffers, gifts for the cool creative, crowd-pleaser gifts that everyone will love, gifts for the beauty junkie in your life, the best gifts from small businesses, and the best wellness gifts.

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  1. I wouldn’t call myself a connoisseur, but I do loveeee food a lot and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t, so this gift guide is actually really useful! The fries book looks super cool.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • graceatwood says 12.22.16

      I feel the same… I don’t feel confident enough to call myself a connoisseur but I love food! Thanks for stopping by, Charmaine! Have a great holiday weekend 🙂

  2. Erin says 12.22.16

    Which truffle salt do you like? The link goes to the coffee machine 🙂

    Love me some truffle salt!

    Merry Xmas!!!!

  3. Emma says 12.23.16

    both of the truffle salt links lead to coffee makers.

  4. Breanna Marie says 12.23.16

    Well this has certainly made me hungry! “Fries” by Jake Lingle really looks like something I should have in my own kitchen! Yum!

    • graceatwood says 12.23.16

      Haha right? And same! I need that book in my life!!