Here’s What the Food52 Team Is Buying From Our Sitewide Sale

From playful glassware to your new favorite pan.

November 21, 2022
Photo by Ty Mecham

It’s hard to resist a good Black Friday Cyber Monday sale. But combing through a seemingly-endless list of discounts, especially when you’re searching for the perfect holiday gift, can feel daunting. Luckily, we’ve done some of that heavy lifting for you.

We asked our team what they’re planning on buying during our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, and they delivered. This curated guide is full of gifts for loved ones (or yourself!), practical items for the home, limited edition treats, and more. Just remember: This site-wide 20 percent off sale (yes, that includes already-discounted items) only runs Monday, November 21st through Monday, November 28th—so don’t dilly-dally!

Photo by MJ Kroeger

1. Cilindro Colored Glass Cruet

I recently broke my other cruet and have been looking for something beautiful to put on my counter that feels like a decorative piece as well as a useful kitchen tool. I like that you can buy different colors to store different types of oil for easy distinction. —Angela Bartolotta, Director of Supply Chain

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2. Schoolhouse Plaid Wool Rug in ‘Sky’

I've had my eye on this rug ever since we featured it in a photoshoot this summer. It'll add the perfect pop of color and texture to my dining room. —Madison Trapkin, Assistant Editor, Brand Partnerships

Photo by Rocky Luten

3. Handmade Mediterranean Pattern Platter by Wonki Ware

I'll be scooping up a Handmade Mediterranean Pattern Platter by South Africa-based ceramics studio Wonki Ware—the beautiful pattern is thanks to hand-pressed lace, and I love both the Marine and Duck Egg! —Emily Kochman, Digital Merchant

Photo by Rocky Luten

4. Hestan Nanobond Stainless Steel Essential Pan with Lid

The Hestan Essential Pan lives on my stove because I use it every day. We've all been in the position where we’ve underestimated how much pasta or how many veggies actually need to fit in a pan, and the high walls of this Hestan really help with potential overflow. —Isabel Montes, Video Editor

Photo by Julia Gartland

5. Cha No Yu Teapot

I'm a big tea drinker, and I just imagine steeping my favorite tea in this on a cozy winter morning. Looks so delicate and special! Rilka Noel, Brand Marketing Manager

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6. Fantasia Fish Straws

These adorable fishy straws will make drinking my basic vodka soda with lemon 10000x more fun. Plus I can make them blow bubbles?! Say less. Julia Nelson, Social Media Manager

Photo by Mark Weinberg

7. Handmade Ceramic Hug Mug

My job has me writing about nearly every product in our Shop, so truth be told, it’s hard not to snap up everything. I’ll be consulting my current wishlist for sure. I’m definitely getting this handmade hug mug in both colors because gift-giving is on the brain, and there’s no one who wouldn’t love it. —Maurine Hainsworth, Copywriter

Photo by Julia Gartland

8. Decorative Pillar Candles

These are a perfect decorative add to any dining table, media console, entryway table, or coffee table. Not only are they beautiful and come in great colors, but they are also crafted in small batches, hand-poured, and made from 100 percent soy wax. They are all handmade in the USA by refugee women in the Washington, DC area as part of a commitment to supporting local new coming families. There is such a beautiful story to the product and the brand that it's also a perfect conversation starter. —Shareen Singh, Buyer, Home & Outdoor Living

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9. Fantasia Cactus Tumblers & Fantasia Animal Tumblers

This year, everyone is getting an Ichendorf Fantasia Tumbler. I love how many options there are because everyone connects to a different style; my Dad is definitely the duck, while my best friend is getting the cactus. —Casey Simring, Table Buyer

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10. Felted Woodland Gnome Ornament

This ornament reminds me of my grandparents’ collection that my family used to decorate our tree when I was a kid. —Jason Chatterjee, CFO

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11. Fantasia Fish Pitcher

I have had my eye on Fantasia Fish Pitcher for a while! I love the borosilicate glass and quirky design. I have been trying to focus on holiday gifting and not myself but I cannot resist with 20 percent off. Adding to cart! —Shannon Muldoon, Managing Director, Studio 52

Photo by James Ransom

12. Hand-Embroidered Holiday Cocktail Napkins

Do I need cotton cocktail napkins that are destined to be stained with red wine and fig jam? Definitely not. But will I buy them anyway? The answer is, and always will be, unequivocally yes. Kelly Vaughan, Staff Editor

Photo by MJ Kroeger

13. Emile Henry French Ceramic Fruit Storage Bowl

With all of the fruit consumed in our house, it's time to have a real storage solution that is both chic and practical, and this is it! Hannah Karns, Senior Sales Director, Brand Partnerships

Photo by Julia Gartland

14. FinaMill Spice Grinder

I'm excited to buy the Finamill Spice Grinder and start making my own spice mixes—I love how easy it is to use. —Hannah Mimeles, Assistant Buyer for Kitchen, Cookware, and Pantry

Photo by Julia Gartland

15. Food52 x BjornQorn Limited Edition Holiday Popcorn Tin

I love a quiet NYE! In our family, we have a tradition to watch a movie just before NYE. The movie is selected by secretly voting after watching all the trailers, so you can imagine why I’m so excited to bring a big tin full of Bjorn Qorn popcorn—my favorite (and only) solar-popped corn in the world! —Sebastian Sardo, Brand Manager, Pantry

Photo by Ty Mecham

16. Eternal Snow Goblets in Green

I love the juxtaposition of the thin green glass balanced on solid little spheres. I have a colored glassware addiction and these will fit right into my collection—I want to use them for cocktails and desserts. Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson, VP, Creative

Photo by Rocky Luten

17. Ready Risotto With Truffle

The only thing better than curling up with a book and a mug of tea is a book and a mug of risotto. —Caroline Roth, Senior Software Engineer

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18. Hand Block Printed Tea Towels

I am stocking up on a few different styles of our new Food52 tea towels to always have on hand for gifting—they make a beautiful, reusable gift wrap for wine bottles, freshly baked frittata or even a book (just add kitchen twine). These ones from Block Shop are perfect for design enthusiasts. I’ll also be grabbing some extra-festive Gingham Linen Kitchen Towels, plus these classic striped ones, just in case. —Liz Fodera, Head of Merchandising

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Anabelle Doliner

Written by: Anabelle Doliner

Staff Editor