Is there someone on your list who longs to quit their job to open a specialty food store in the Hamptons, get cast in a wildly popular Food Network cooking show, earn the trust of millions in the kitchen, marry the love of their life, and make roast chicken every Friday? Or someone who just immensely loves Ina Garten, who did all those things already? If so, then boy do we have the gift guide for you.
The following gifts are for the Ina Garten-obsessed, bonafide Barefoot Contessa fans, who just want to be a little bit more like the queen herself.
1. Cook Like a Pro, $35
First and foremost, if your friend is obsessed with Ina, they probably want to learn to cook just like her. Her latest cookbook is a good place to start. They'll be a pro in no time.
2. Long Sleeve Performance Twill Shirt, $36 from Land's End
Now that your friend can cook like Ina, the only logical next step is to start dressing like her too! Luckily Ina makes that pretty easy with her defacto uniform of a dark blue button-down shirt. Ina's are custom-made, but store-bought (from Lands' End) is fine.
3. Hydrangea Watercolor Print, $40 from Etsy
If you've ever taken a peek at Ina's Instagram, it's clear that hydrangeas hold a very special place in her heart. She grows them in her backyard in the Hamptons and is always sure to have a fresh vase of them when entertaining. This pretty print is a nice reminder of Ina's fave flower.
4. White Truffle Butter, $39 for three, 4-ounce tubs at Urbani
You guys. Ina puts this luscious, truffle-y spread on her microwave popcorn, so it must be good. Give your friend a tub of this along with some Newman's Own and they've got all the makings of an Ina-approved movie night.
5. Chateau Coutet Sauternes, $47 on Drizly
When we asked about her favorite wine, Ina fessed up that she likes Sauternes, a French wine also known as "liquid gold." Bottoms up!
6. Presido 3-Section Serving Bowl, $80 at Williams Sonoma
One of our favorite pro tips from Ina is serving snacks in fancy silver bowls to up the presentation a little. Help your friend host a party just like the Barefoot Contessa with this serving bowl.
7. Parmigiano Reggiano, $70 for 2 pounds 8 ounces at Williams Sonoma
The one cheese that Ina couldn't live without is Parmesan. (Well, that and Gruyère). For proof, just flip through one of her cookbooks. A hunk of Parm is a gift that keeps on giving.
8. KitchenAid Stand Mixer, $280 at Williams Sonoma
If you give your friend the very same stand mixer as Ina, perhaps they will treat you to the plentiful baked goods that are sure to ensue.
9. PepperMate Pepper Mill, $51
According to Ina, this pepper mill is "the best," and if that's not a ringing endorsement, I don't know what is. (If you needed an extra nudge, though, know that we are huge fans, too.)
10. Luxardo Maraschino Cherries, $20 at Williams Sonoma
Rumor has it that Ina likes to wind down with a Whiskey Sour come happy hour, and no Whiskey Sour is complete without a Maraschino cherry. A fancy Luxardo cherry is exactly the kind of garnish your friend will want to fish out of their drink.
11. Hotel Costes Album, $13
Have you ever wondered what kind of music Ina jams out to in the kitchen? Her assistant Lidey dished that (in addition to Taylor Swift), music from Hotel Costes is high up there on their playlist.
12. Store Bought Is Fine Hellfire Embroidery Hoop, $32 on Etsy
Any true Ina fan loves a good Ina meme. This hand-stitched version is sure to have your friend in stitches.
13. Ina Inspired Tea Towel, $7 on Etsy
WWID? There's nothing better than the gift of a constant reminder that Ina is queen and that we should follow her advice above all else. This is the perfect kitchen accessory for the Ina-obsessed.
14. Purple Cashmere Shawl, $295 at Neiman Marcus
You know the iconic cover image from Ina's Foolproof cookbook? No? It's okay. Your friend who is obsessed with Ina will. And they will be the first to throw on this purple pashmina and whip up a tray of crostini to recreate it.
15. Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract, $38 for 8 ounces
Ina's go-to vanilla. Enough said.