How easy is it to really please someone with a gift?
I think it's one of the most difficult things as (let's be honest) very often gifts tend to be exchanged or just end up in the back of a cupboard for years until that general cleanup day comes by! That's exactly why when people ask me what I would like for Christmas or Birthdays I actually give them an answer (ok I won't be asking for Prada bags and Saint Laurent shoes;);)), in that case everyone is happy and no money goes to waste :)
If you don't feel comfortable asking what a person wants or the person doesn't feel comfortable telling you, no need to worry! Most importantly try to know what the person likes, their hobbies, their passions and take it from there.
Here is a little gift guide Gourmet style for your foodies:
Click on each item description to shop!
From left to right: Garden in a bag Basil, Pasta cutters set, Jamie's Italy book, Pasta machine, Pasta dryer
From bottom left: Cocktail rimmer, Margarita chili & lime salt, The joy of mixology book, Alessi Parrot corkscrew