{Gift Guide 2012} Gifts for the FOFoodie or Oenophile

Fill their cups (and bellies) with cheer this holiday season. Here, FOFoodies share 10 scrumptious gift ideas.


Plus, enter to WIN the Cookies for Grown-Ups cookbook or Corkcicle Wine Chiller by answering this question in the comments below: Which would you most like to win?

1. Corkcicle Wine Chiller, $25

“Keep white wine at perfect pouring temperature.” -Lovey Dash

2. Cookies for Grown-Ups cookbook by FOF Kelly Cooper, $16.31

“Cookies for Grown-ups offers 95 new cookie recipes deliciously suited for the discerning palate and paired with drinks ranging from cocktails to beer and wine to tea. I’m an FOF and also the author of the book. Try: ‘Dark Desire’ with bittersweet chocolate and fresh thyme or ‘Mediterranean’ with feta cheese, dill, sun-dried tomato and lemon.” –FOF Kelly Cooper

3. Rabbit Wine Aerating Pourer, $30

“With this nifty little gadget, no need to wait while your bottle breathes. It’s a wonderful hostess gift or smart tool for any home bar.”–FOF Celeste Crago

4. The Table Comes First, $10.85


“Longtime writer for The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik’s latest book, “The Table Comes First” has just come out in paperback, an ideal gift for the true foodie in your life. From the first restaurant in—where else–-France, to famous names in gastronomy through the ages, to current day food trends, localism, organic farming, sustainable living, you name it, Gopnick explores it all. Call it a conversation with the reader about the meaning of food.”–FOF Annette Gallagher Weisman

5. Breakfast Cookies by Morning Sunshine, $29 for a bucket of 12


“These breakfast cookies taste great, are made with healthful ingredients and some are even gluten-free. They make a satisfying, easy breakfast and you can freeze them, too.” –FOF Vicki Dunn

6. The New York Times Book of Wine, $14.91

“Kick lack of knowledge and pretension to the curb, and buy yourself (or any wannabe wino in your life) “The New York Times Book of Wine.” Encompassing 30 years of vintage writing by Eric Asimov, Frank J. Prial, Florence Fabricant, Frank Bruni, and many more, all in the capable hands of esteemed editor Howard G. Goldberg, this book is a treasure chest filled with opinions about wine.”–FOF Annette Gallagher Weisman

7. Perl Girl Rugelach, $25+


“The best I have had, ever. I usually buy mine at the grocery store where they are pretty hard; not these. These were chewy and incredibly yummy!” –FOF Michele W.

8. Pine Street Market Meat of the Month Club, $120+


“Smoked in house from locally-sourced pigs all their meats are to die for. But, the bacon is the showstopper!” -FOF Mary Holland

9. Neilsen-Massey Mexican Vanilla Extract, $21.95 for 8 fl. oz.


“Any FOFoodie would love to have a bottle. It is cited as the best vanilla in the world. Very flavorful.”
–FOF Patricia Bell

10. Caramels from Eclat Chocolate, $26.50 for a 12-piece box


“Won’t they be surprised when they chomp into this delicious chocolate and find that it oozes with luscious dripping caramel! An experience that is unexpected and simply outrageous!”–JoJami Tyler and Deborah Boland

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Answer this question in the comments below for a chance to win the Cookies for Grown-Ups cookbook or Corkcicle Wine Chiller: Which would you most like to win?


Two FOFs will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes December 20th, 2012 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

90 Responses to “{Gift Guide 2012} Gifts for the FOFoodie or Oenophile”

  1. Janet says:

    I would love to win the Corckcicle Wine Chiller.

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  2. Sunn ymay says:

    I’ve seen the Corkcircle Wine Chiller on blogs, TV and at cooking stores and it looks like it’s a fast functioning tool.
    Cookies for Grown-Ups by one of our own FOF would be a fun addition to my cookbook collection. Sometimes I open 4 cookbooks to combine a bit from each to make my own version. They usually turn out fine. I like to view unusual combinations and see where they go as in this cookbook.

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  3. yyoerger says:

    Corkcicle. What a “cool” idea! 🙂

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  4. Rebecca says:

    The Corkcircle Wine Chiller would be the perfect for my sister-in-law. I would like it, too. She and I enjoy drinking the occasional glass or two of wine together.

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  5. lisa mcfarland says:

    cookies for grown ups cookbook

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  6. Cindi Decker says:

    The corkcicle wine chiller would be such a great gift for my friends.

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  7. amy mayer says:

    I would LOVE the wine chiller–in fact was thinking about getting one for my husband this year for Christmas–great stocking stuffer!

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  8. Christine says:

    The Corkcicle Wine Chiller

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  9. karen says:

    Corkcicle Wine Chiller is my choice, hands down.

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  10. Barb says:

    I’d love to try the Corkcicle. It is such a great concept!

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  11. pmack says:

    Would very much like to have the Corckcicle Wine Chiller

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  12. Sandra Marshall says:

    I would love to win the corkcickle winecooler

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  13. joyzkim says:

    Corkcicle Wine Chiller would be great! What a neat gift!

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  14. msortet says:

    The Corkcicle Wine Chiller – what a creative idea! It’s the perfect gift for any white wine drinker – love it!

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  15. AJB says:

    The wine chiller.

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  16. Tammy Allen says:

    The Corksickle is a great ideal, love it!

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  17. Fran says:

    I get hungry just looking at these ownderful items!

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  18. Susan says:

    Cookies for Grown-ups Cookbook! Love to bake and it would be fun to try new recipes.

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  19. Phoenix says:

    Both look great. I’d go for the Wine Chiller.

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  20. Tha says:

    Really like the Corkcicle Wine Cooler, what a clever tool!

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  21. imelda says:

    I would love to win the Rabbit wine Aerating Pourer, yes!

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  22. Deanne H. says:

    The corkcicle wine cooler would be my choice.

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  23. rexterrier1 says:

    It’s a nice gift to have!

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  24. Marilyn N says:

    Oh my gosh can I stay looking at all the prizes forever! It’s like my bucket list of passion! Now I realize I really am a foodie! Love, love,love the wine corkcicle-saw it on a los angeles talk show and thought it was a great invention and now we FOFs love OUR wine now, don’t we-sooo fun! Also now at our age we have to right to enjoy the pleasurable foods and cookies for grownups is such a great idea! Could really use the book to pick out great recipes for 1st daughter bridal shower in March!

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  25. Janet says:

    I would love to win the corkcicle. It looks fun and I like to drink wine!

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  26. Susan Lockwood says:

    Corkcicle is a unique gift!!!

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  27. patti lovecky says:

    My son who loves to cook would really enjoy the market meat package. A great gift idea for someone difficult on your list.

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  28. Deborah Shirley says:

    I would like to win the Corkcicle Wine Chiller to give as a gift to one of my daughters.

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  29. S Kay d. says:

    Love the Corkcicle wine chiller!

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  30. Linda Siess says:

    The very cool Corkcicle is my first choice 🙂

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  31. hananghaddar says:

    My friend will love the Eclat chocolate box.

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  32. Mary N says:

    Okay, the cookbook for me and the wine cooler for my sister.

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  33. Roxann Grey says:

    I would love to win the Corkcicle Wine Chiller.

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  34. melody says:

    Perl Girl Rugelach sound delicious. I’m ready for a cup of tea and some rugelach.

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  35. Carolyn Bishop says:

    The Corkcicle Wine Chiller is a beautiful piece and something I’d love to have for my wine bar. It would make a prime conversation starter.

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  36. Kathryn says:

    I’d love to win Cookies for Grown Ups. I checked out a few of the recipes on the publisher’s website and they really look great.

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  37. JANET SIMON says:

    WITH HOLIDAYS AND THE LOVE OF FOOD, WHAT IS A BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO TRY NEW AND EXCITING FOODS.

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  38. michelle geil says:

    cookies for grownups! What could be better? I don’t drink milk, LOL…

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  39. starsmom says:

    I’d love to have the Corckcicle Wine Chiller for myself, but it would also make a perfect gift for my best friend!

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  40. bloomingidiot says:

    The wine chiller. I can live without cookies, but I can’t live without wine 😉

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  41. ticki566 says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice to curl up with a nice glass of chilled white wine while reading The Book of Wine. PS Have tried the rugelach and they are out of this world!!!

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    • Stephanie says:

      I’d like to win the corksickle, thanks!

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  42. Sheila Chaffins says:

    I would love to win the Corkcicle Wine Chiller!

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  43. Dorothy Borgese says:

    cookies for grown ups since I am always doing baking for fundraisers for kids this would be an interesting avenue to visit. Plus have a son taking culinary would be able to teach him a few things,.

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  44. Stephanie V. says:

    very cool gift!

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  45. Camilla Wilson says:

    I collect ccookbooks

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  46. STEPHANIE ESPARZA says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE COOKIE COOKBOOK,AND HAVE MY GRANDCHILDRN HELP ME BAKE THESE!

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  47. Pauline says:

    Would love to win Meat of the Month Club, something to look forward to.

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  48. Patty Pavone says:

    The wine related products have real appeal for gift giving for the GFs on my list 😉

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  49. bonnie says:

    I would love to take a look at the cookies for adults book….

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  50. debra says:

    the breakfast cookies-hope I win the corkcicle wine chiller

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  51. Lynda C says:

    The corkcicle is intriquing. I almost bought one a month ago.

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  52. Nancy Jachcik says:

    Corkcircle wine chiller would be put to good use this holiday season!

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  53. Pam Parson says:

    I would love to win the cookbook. Mmmmm, cookies 🙂

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  54. Paige Warren says:

    Since I can’t find the time to cook currently, I’ll opt for the Corkcicle Wine Chiller.

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  55. Ann Russell says:

    Cookies for Grown Ups!! We are always on a diet. So when we do splurge,it has to be special enough to deserve the calories eaten. Plus, I love to bake.

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  56. skipheart says:

    Cookies for Grown-Ups cookbook would be fantastic to receive. Have my fingers crossed!

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  57. Jewel Hopson says:

    I would love to win Cookies For Grownups for my sister. She bakes fabulous cookies and this would fit in well with her other cookbooks. I know the cookies on the cover will be included in the recipees. Can’t wait to try them.

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  58. Michelle M says:

    The Corkcicle Wine Chiller is genius!!

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  59. Fran Herzig says:

    The corkcicle wine chiller is just plain cool!! Can I have one, please?

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  60. Kathi says:

    I would have to say that I would prefer to win the “Cookies for grown ups” cookbook because Both my daughter and I Love to bake cookies!

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  61. sandy haber says:

    Would love the Cookies for grownups — we eat more cookies in my house!

    thanks!!

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  62. Jill says:

    corkcicle wine chiller, definately, have been looking at them in the cooking catalogs!

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  63. smfsprout says:

    Not fair to make me choose. I want the Cookies for Grownups for myself but I would love to gift the Corkcicle to a very deserving couple. Corkcicle wins.

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  64. mandrada says:

    I ‘d love to have the Corkcicle Wine Chiller for myself and the Cookies for Grown-Ups cookbook for my mother. Sounds ideal giving to me, I hope I win!

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  65. Lisa K says:

    LOVE the cookies book –

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  66. Marta L says:

    I love cookies & would love to win the cookbook so I can add to my recipe collection.

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  67. Carol K says:

    The corkcicle – my white wines are never cold enough.

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  68. Gaye says:

    They both sound great but I think I’d use the Corkcicle more.

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  69. eddyrobey says:

    The cookie book , I love to bake.

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  70. Deborah says:

    I would love to have the Corkcicle Wine Chiller! My husband and I love to have wine with certain foods for dinner! It would be perfect!

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  71. beth says:

    cooking for grown-ups, but will like either.

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  72. tracey says:

    Would love the Corkcicle – what a great idea!

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  73. Kathy says:

    Corkcicle Wine Chiller

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  74. Debbie W. says:

    Neilsen-Massey Mexican Vanilla Extract for my best friend who is an amazing baker!

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  75. Deb Anderson says:

    Corkcicle Wine Chiller – I know several wine enthusiasts who would love this as a gift!

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  76. Onehsancare says:

    Cookies, please!

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  77. Nancy M says:

    I just saw the Corkcicle and thought it was agreat product. I would like to win this.

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  78. Laura says:

    Corkcicle wine chilller is very intriguing. Would love to have it!

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  79. hofken says:

    I would like to win the Corksicle

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  80. Jan says:

    I would love to win the cookie book — would be perfect for my cookie exchange.

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  81. phyllis kopec says:

    The Corkcicle wine chiller

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  82. leslie c says:

    The Corckcicle Wine Chiller would be a wonderful gift for my sister.

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  83. Cindy says:

    The corkcicle is cool – no pun intended.

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  84. Linda says:

    Loving the idea of the corkcicle!!

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  85. Celeste Crago says:

    The Corkcicle Wine Chiller, perfect for keeping a good Chardonnay at the right temperature. Yay!

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  86. joyce says:

    I wwine chiller.ould like the corkcicle

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  87. Helen Chun says:

    Corkcicle Wine Chiller

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  88. Margarida says:

    The cookie book would be my preference as not everyone drinks alcohol.

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  89. Zenaida says:

    I would like to win the Corkcicle Wine Chiller.

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