1. Stock her pantry
Splurge on a pricier bottle of olive oil ($25 will get you something special) and pair it with a fancy vinegar. Then use a festive ribbon to attach a card with your favorite salad dressing recipe—practical and thoughtful!
2. Raise her spirits
Know the hosts like red? Pick it up along with a festive wine stopper. Or if she’s more of a cocktail person, gather the fixings for a Moscow mule or a Bloody Mary and add a handwritten recipe and note.
3. Flavor her food
Good salt makes everything better. You can’t go wrong with a nice bottle of plain sea salt. But try looking for a flavor she might not usually buy for herself—smoked, sriracha, or truffle—so it feels extra special.