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!