What to buy the home cooks, restaurant obsessives, and food enthusiasts in your life

Personal always ranks higher on the list of must-haves at the holidays, so each gift on this 2019 holiday guide comes with a touch of thoughtful combined with love. They’re all specific to Las Vegas, with gifts ranging from edible cookie dough and gourmet ice cream to cooking classes, salt and pepper shakers, wine glasses, olive oil, and more, plus special appearances from celebrity chefs (and their favorite gifts) on the list. Take a class with a top chef or get up close and personal with a seat in the kitchen or inside a special restaurant. Of course, no shopping guide is complete without a cookbook and a Prohibition cocktail primer.

A wine glass
Chef J. Joho’s Alsatian Wine Glass by Steelite
 Lindsay Widdel

Chef J. Joho’s Alsatian Wine Glass by Steelite

These classic wine glasses are a collaboration between chef Joho and John Miles, president of Steelite International. The glass, with Joho’s distinctive “JJ” logo etched on the bottom, makes an elegant and memorable holiday gift. “I’ve always wanted to create a specialized glass that would help wine lovers discover the distinctive characteristics of the wines from my native Alsace,” chef Joho says. “The unique shape of the glass allows fruit and mineral components of Alsace wines to fully reveal themselves.”

Price: $21.25/glass

 

A stack of cookbooks
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant Cookbook
 Eiffel Tower Restaurant [Official Site]

The Eiffel Tower Cookbook

Chef J. Joho takes readers into his kitchen, where he shares 50 of his signature dishes from Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas. Explore recipes like The Everest Spoons, a delicate amuse bouche, to elegant desserts like Alsace apple strudel and an assortment of signature soufflés. With more than 75 photos capturing the food and ambiance of Las Vegas’s most romantic restaurant, The Eiffel Tower Cookbook brings a touch of Parisian magic back to the home kitchen.

Price: $40