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The Any Occasion Add to Cart Gift Guide

An updated list of recommendations from Eater’s shopping newsletter

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Eater’s shopping newsletter, Add to Cart, spotlights the latest in cooking tools, food books, and drinks; merch for a good cause; and all the tableware and food-themed home goods that I would very much like to own (and thus, that I hope will pique your interest enough to click that “add to cart” button). But there are also times when you already know you want to buy something — housewarmings, birthdays, paydays, and days when you just feel like supporting a small business — and just need to be pointed in the right direction. For that, there’s this post: Think of it as a consistently updated gift guide and home base for the Add to Cart universe.

Here, you’ll find a collection of items mentioned in the newsletter that are still shoppable, organized into five categories: cookware and home goods, clothing and merch, food, drinks, and books. Be sure to check back — I’ll be adding new things to buy every week — and subscribe to Add to Cart to start your week with shopping inspiration sent straight to your inbox.


Cookware and Home Goods

Standout kitchen tools, tableware, and home decor that strike the right balance of form and function

Three small candles

Lucali x Joya 3 Votive Scented Candle Set

  • $76

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Famed Brooklyn pizza spot Lucali has partnered with Joya on a slew of scented candles. Erbe E Aromi has notes of basil, heirloom tomato, oregano, rosemary, and thyme; Al Forno aims to mimic the scent of a brick oven; Caffè Corretto is modeled after the caffeinated alcoholic drink for which it’s named. There’s also a limited edition Aglio candle, designed to smell like garlic sizzling in olive oil.


A stack of cups

Maruhiro x A24 Ceramic Set

  • $45

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Indie entertainment company A24 partnered with Maruhiro, a brand of Hasami pottery, on some cute cups and saucers, seemingly just because. In bright colors — there’s pink, yellow, red, and white — the sets are unlike the more subdued traditional Hasami porcelain line.


A set of four clear wine glasses

Victoria James 4-Piece Wine Glass Set

  • $80
  • $115
  • 31% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Victoria James, sommelier and author of Wine Girl, partnered with Lenox on a line of wine glasses. Unlike most other wine glasses, these are designed according to terroir, rather than grape. On Instagram, James explained: “One glass is for warm regions where ripeness, richness, and elevated levels of alcohol and body call for a little wiggle room. The other glass is for cooler regions where more delicate aromas, leaner body and lower levels of alcohol and oftentimes racier acidity, means you need something a bit more focused and honed.”




A set of two colored glass goblets

Calypso Glass Set

  • $405

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Elazar Sontag wrote about the elaborate glass goblets, both vintage and not, that are more art objects than drinking vessels — and potentially worth the splurge for the right person. Rosemary Home sells vintage Venetian blown-glass goblets individually, or you can get a similar look with these sets of two designed by Milan-based Serena Confalonieri.





A decanter with a small amount of red wine

Broc Cellars Decanter

  • $150

Prices taken at time of publishing.

As someone who often wonders if I should invest in a decanter, I enjoyed this Punch article from earlier this month all about a new school of decanters that leans into contemporary wine culture. Bay Area winery Broc Cellars designed this decanter for casual, everyday use.


Clothing and Merch

The cutest food-themed clothing, restaurant merch, and brand collabs

Big Bud Press Cookbook Apron

  • $72

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Big Bud Press has re-released its popular cookbook print, this time in green. The edible vegetable pattern covers aprons and bags as well as jumpsuitsshirts, and pants. If you’re interested, best to act now, as it’s likely to sell out again.







A strawberry charm necklace

Delicacies x Joy the Baker Strawberry Necklace

  • $80

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Food jewelry company Delicacies is partnering with Joy the Baker, née Joy Wilson, on a strawberry charm necklace, in silver, gold, or rose gold. It comes with Wilson’s recipe for grilled strawberry shortcake, and $10 from every purchase goes to Second Harvest New Orleans


Food

From starter ingredients to complete meals, all the food that’s fit to gift

Four cereal bars inside and outside of their wrappers

Magic Spoon Cereal Bars

  • $39

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Magic Spoon, the direct-to-consumer cereal brand that’s popular with podcast advertising spots, now has cereal bars. Like the cereals, the bar flavors call to mind sugary childhood favorites. In this case, cocoa peanut butter and cookies & cream.


Two bottles of chile oil

Fly By Jing Oil Duo

  • $39
  • $43
  • 10% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Fly By Jing’s latest is a set of two chile oils for cooking or drizzling after the fact. The Chili Pepper Oil is described as “hot and fragrant,” while the Tribute Pepper Oil is “bright and tingly.” You could pair them with the brand’s recently restocked frozen dumplings.


A bottle of smoked mushroom garum

Noma’s Smoked Mushroom Garum

  • $24

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Years after the beginning of the pandemic kicked off the trend in full force, Copenhagen’s Noma is the latest restaurant to start selling pantry products. The first in a line of upcoming Noma pantry products is a vegan and gluten-free smoked mushroom garum. Chef René Redzepi’s version is available to pre-order on the Noma Projects website starting March 1.


Morgenstern’s Ice Cream Cakes

  • $119

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Amy McCarthy argues that there’s absolutely no need to wait around for a special occasion to buy yourself an ice cream cake. If you’d like to try one beyond the usual Carvel fare, note that Morgenstern’s ships theirs nationwide.


A chocolate bar

Casa Bosques x Megumi Arai Awase Chocolate

  • $38

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Chocolate company Casa Bosques partnered with textile artist Megumi Shauna Arai on a chocolate bar meant expressly for gifting — the $38 bar, flavored with beetroot-stained dried apples, saffron, and tarragon, is wrapped in a beet-pink Arai textile.  




Four bags of Poppy popcorn

Poppy x Spicewalla Popcorn

  • $32

Prices taken at time of publishing.

For those looking to inject some new life into the snack section of their pantry, Popcorn brand Poppy has collaborated with Spicewalla on a bundle of four fancy popcorn flavors: chai masala, white cheddar, piri piri, and garlic and herb.


Two bottles of Graza olive oil

Graza “Drizzle” & “Sizzle” Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • $35

Prices taken at time of publishing.

There’s a new DTC olive oil brand FYC. Graza launched with one finishing oil and one meant for cooking, designed to be affordable enough for liberal use in the kitchen. Both versions come in fun squeeze bottles too, and after receiving a sample, I’m ready to make the Sizzle bottle a go-to. 


A bottle of garum and its box

Matiz Flor de Garum

  • $29

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Eater recently published a guide to everything you could want to know about garum, a versatile fermented fish sauce that’s been used as a condiment since Roman times. It includes a few options to buy, but this one from Spanish company Matiz seems like the easiest to snag at the moment.  


A tin of sardines, can of salmon and tin of cod liver

Minnow Tinned Fish

  • $14

Prices taken at time of publishing.

There’s no stopping the tinned fish trend. The restaurateurs behind popular New York City restaurants Hart’s, Cervo’s, and the Fly announced last week that they’re selling their very own collection of tinned fish. Called Minnow, the line launched with tinned salmon, sardines, and cod liver, and is available at the restaurants as well as directly from the Minnow website. 


Two boxes of Tiny Fish smoked mussels

Tiny Fish Co. Smoked Mussels en Escabeche

  • $15

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Here’s another new tinned fish brand for your pantry. Tiny Fish Co. comes from former Top Chef contestant Sara Hauman and launches with smoked mussels in escabeche sourced from the Pacific Northwest, as well as branded merch, with more conservas to come. 


Drinks

Intriguing cans and bottles, both alcoholic and non-



Two bottles of De Soi and one can of De Soi

De Soi Mix and Match Pack

  • $70

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Katy Perry has gotten into the nonalcoholic beverage game. De Soi is a line of nonalcoholic apéritifs containing adaptogens that promise relaxation or creative inspiration (sure). Perry has partnered with Morgan McLachlan, the distiller behind Amass, a brand that has expanded its offerings to include both popular hand sanitizers and nonalcoholic spirits over the past couple years, so there’s a good chance it’s actually good. 




One glass of white wine and one glass of red wine

Eater Wine Club

  • $70

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Every month, Eater Wine Club ships out boxes of two or four wines, selected by the Eater team’s favorite sommeliers across the country. Eater Wine Club membership also comes with a newsletter and invitations to virtual hangs where that month’s expert will go deeper on the box’s theme. 


Books

Reading material for cooks and restaurant-goers alike

The book cover for “Eating to Extinction”

Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save ThemUntitled

  • $22

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Dan Saladino’s Eating to Extinction is all about the particular strains of grains, fruits, and vegetables, and even the methods for making cheese and beer, that are disappearing due to the industrialized nature of our food system. On Eater, you can read Saladino’s chapter on how the soy boom in the West wiped out a variety of soybean once grown in Okinawa, and one farmer’s attempt to bring back the soybeans and the island tofu that the beans made. 




The 2022 Add to Cart Archives

The best snacks are international snacks [ATC 02.27.22]
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The case for buying local flour [ATC 02.13.22]
Buy yourself an ice cream cake [ATC 02.06.22]
There’s no stopping the tinned fish trend [ATC 01.30.22]
Shopping for an easy recipe [ATC 01.23.22]
The best thing about 2022 so far is more Dolly Parton ice cream [ATC 01.16.22]
It’s a new year — buy yourself something fun [ATC 01.09.22]

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