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Great Gifts For Foodies

Every two months, Try the World delivers a gift box filled with artisanal delicacies from around the globe, along with a cultural guide, recipes and more. Gift a one-time box, or splurge on a year’s worth of goodies ($50 and up, trytheworld.com). 
Muslin bags filled with natural aged wood chips come straight from Katy, Texas, to your BBQ. Available in pecan, mesquite, and hickory, the reusable chips burn slow and impart smoky flavor to whatever’s hot on the grill ($4.95 each, kaufmann-mercantile.com).
Serve up exotic, oven-ready dishes from the world on this stunning brass trivet designed and casted in Japan. At just six inches in diameter, there’s room on the table for all favorites from far and near ($75, kaufmann-mercantile.com).
For oenophiles who can’t abide drinking out of the wrong wine glass—even on the road—there’s Riedel’s “O” To Go, a single stemless red or white glass nestled in a sturdy, travel sized tube ($17.50, riedelusa.net).
From a late-night food truck in standing-room-only eateries in San Francisco and NYC, Mission Chinese did something no one though possible—make Chinese food cool. The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook (Ecco) regales readers with tales of the restaurant’s improbable rise, and shares favorite fusion fare like schmaltz fried rice and hot-and-sour soup dumplings ($34.99, harpercollins.com).

Welcome to Budget Travel's "12 Days of Giving." Each weekday through November 24, we'll share must-have holiday gifts for globetrotters! Today, gifts for foodies: Call them curious. Call them obsessed. Call them hungry. Whatever you call the dining devotees in your life, they’re sure to adore these foodie finds.

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