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Dec 10, 2013 3 min read

The hopper's Gift Guide

The hopper's Gift Guide
The Blue Fox tablehopper t-shirt.
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Still looking for the perfect gift for some of your favorite gourmands on your holiday shopping list? Here are some ideas for you!

Who wouldn’t love a tablehopper t-shirt? All the shirts are based on designs from vintage bars and restaurants in San Francisco. Oh, and they’re super-soft and flattering too. We have Blue Fox hoodies too!

For the wine lover in your life: the groundbreaking Coravin is a deluxe opener for the person who really has a cellar of gorgeous bottles (or just drinks alone, and doesn’t want to waste an entire bottle). And hey, they’ll probably have to try it out while you’re there.

A Year in Burgundy is a documentary that follow seven winemakers in Burgundy for a year, as they cultivate their vines and harvest them. Cool!

Got a friend who loves to eat out? Of course you do. and the San Francisco Food Bank have paired up to offer gift certificates in $50 denominations to some of the Bay Areas best restaurants. We’re talking Coi, State Bird Provisions, Rich Table, and Ichi Sushi, among many other greats. Check out all the choices and purchase here.

IfOnly has collected an assortment of gourmet caramels from 12 Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning chefs all over the country, including Corey Lee, Daniel Humm, Dominique Crenn, and David Kinch. The flavors are innovative and fun.

Speaking of confections, these stunning chocolates from gâté comme des filles chocolats are almost too pretty to eat. But they’re crazy delicious, so dig in. They’re available at Bi-Rite and from Good Eggs. Read more about chocolate maker Alexandra Whisnant here.

Friend who’s a boozehound? They’ll be mixing in style with this super-sexy Goldfinger barware set from UmamiMart. You can find it at their Oakland shop, or in San Francisco where they’re popping up inside the Perish Trust until December 24th. (There are other great barware items too—who wouldn’t love a gold jigger?) Pop-up hours are Tue-Thu 11am-7pm, Fri-Sun 12pm-6pm, 728 Divisadero St. at Grove.

PUNCH magazine is about as cool as a wine, spirits, and cocktail magazine gets. It’s packed with recipes, news, and lore about cocktails and booze culture, plus lots of great stories on wine.

Cherry Bombe is another rad food magazine, one that celebrates women in food. Perhaps for a friend who expressed disgust at that whole Gods of Food embarrassment?

For a bona fide coffee lover, check out the yearly subscription from Andrew Barnett’s Linea Caffe, which delivers locally roasted beans to their doorstep.

Got someone who prefers tea? Nudo gives you the opportunity to adopt a tea garden for a friend, and then delivers first flush tea directly to them from Darjeeling.

If you’ve got a friend who loves to replicate restaurant meals at home, or just a home cook who gets a kick out of sous vide, they would love the newly released Modernist Cuisine at Home app, which has more than 400 recipes and 37 technique videos. They’ve got all the gadgets already, now they can put them to use!

The Blue Fox tablehopper t-shirt.

Caramels from the IfOnly collection.
A flavor assortment from Gâté comme des filles.
The Goldfinger Set from Umami Mart.
A screenshot of the Modernist Cuisine at Home app.
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