By Liz Miller |  Photos by Sarah Conroy

Almost everyone has at least one gourmand or at-home chef on their holiday shopping list, and even if you don’t, a fun kitchen gadget or attractive cheese board is sure to get some use. This year we’ve rounded up three of the newest and most popular cookbooks to hit shelves this season, gorgeous locally made kitchen utensils and tools, clever culinary gadgets, and artisan food and drink products perfect for avid home cooks.

Handmade Wooden Spoons, $28 each, Collin Garrity Woodworking (

Sur La Table Marble and Acacia Wood Cheese Paddle, $50, Sur La Table (

Monogram Dinnerware, prices vary, Sasha Nicholas (

Pro Series Cookware “Food Is Love” 13-Inch Braiser, $191, The Culinary Center of Kansas City (

Burton’s Peach Brandy Barrel-Aged Pure Maple Syrup, $41, Larder and Cupboard  (

Askinosie  Chocolate Tasting Kit, $32, Larder and Cupboard

Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook by Elisabeth Prueitt,

$40, Left Bank Books (

Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables by Joshua McFadden, $35, Left Bank Books

David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient by David Tanis and Evan Sung, $40, Left Bank Books