Before I ever purchase a gift, I think about what I'll write to go with it. Yes, a well thought-out gift can often speak for itself, but writing something simple to go with the cocktail glasses you got for your best friend, like, "The perfect glass for your favorite drink—by the way, Negronis on me soon?" (bonus points for including a bottle of vermouth!) can go a really long way and make even an inexpensive gift worth its weight. Here are some of our favorite gifts from the Food52 Shop and the notes we imagine would pair perfectly with them—including a few I'm gifting!
What to gift with it: A beautiful French plus gras butter, salt to go on top of it, or a fresh baguette (or all three!).
What to gift with it: Cheeses (of course) or homemade cookie or pie dough for them to roll out on it.
What to gift with it: A bag of Genius granola to last them until they're able to make a batch of their own!
What to gift with it: A bottle of wine—what else?
What to gift with it: Homemade cookie dough with the recipe attached to give them inspiration!
What to gift with it: A jar of homemade chicken or vegetable stock for their gravy-makin'.
What to gift with it: A small, decorative bottle opener to stick to it.
What to gift with it: A "coupon" for an invitation to come over for tacos.
What will you be gifting this year? Can you think of other notes that would go with these? Tell us in the comments below!