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10 gift ideas for the food lovers in your life

Give the gift of flavor this holiday season with one of these 10 foodie-centric gift ideas. We asked a panel of travel and food experts to nominate their favorite food-centric gifts, then 10Best readers chose their favorites. These are the results.

No. 10: Hedley & Bennett Abalone Apron

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This heavy-duty black denim chef’s apron was built to withstand any kitchen abuse you throw its way. It’s fade-resistant and has four pockets to keep your favorite kitchen tools close at hand.

No. 9: Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding Kit

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This kit (available in classic or gluten-free) comes with everything you need to make this sweet treat: vanilla pudding mix, sweetened condensed milk, Nilla Wafers, Magnolia Bakery pudding cups and spoons.

No. 8: Beyond Good Chocolate

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Beyond Good crafts chocolate from Madagascar cocoa. Get it in a variety of flavors, including toasted coconut, pure dark, sea salt and nibs, crispy rice, orange zest or salted caramel.

No. 7: Magic Bullet Kitchen Express

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This small and mighty food processor and personal blender has one base with two attachments, so you can blend, mix, chop, slide and shred your way to faster meal prep.

No. 6: Ultimate Hawaiʻi Foodie

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This collection of favorite foods from Hawaii includes ‘ulu chips, roasted coffee, island-grown tea, tuna jerky, chocolate, spice blends and more, all in an exclusive Market Jute tote.

No. 5: Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce

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Fiery food lovers will appreciate this seriously hot sauce made in Jamaica from West Indian red Scotch bonnet peppers.

No. 4: Topper's Rhum

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A bottle of this award-winning rum from Sint Maarten makes an excellent gift for the mixologist in your life. It comes in several flavors, including Mocha Mama, Coconut, and Banana Vanilla Cinnamon.

No. 3: S’mores Gift Basket

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Choose your marshmallow flavor (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, salted caramel or French toast) and two graham cracker flavors (cinnamon sugar, chocolate or chocolate chip) for the ultimate customized s’mores.

No. 2: "Green Fig and Lionfish" by chef Allen Susser

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This cookbook features 70 eco-conscious recipes, as well as references for how to prepare and handle fish and make your own Caribbean spice mixes.

No. 1: Sweet Heat Gift Box

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This gift box from Sweet Heat Jam Co. features three bottles of jam and a jam spreader. The company was founded by Nolan Stilwell, a culinary artist with Down syndrome who employs a team of young adults with intellectual disabilities.

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