Food Lover’s Gift Guide: Offerings for Hosts and Hostesses

Nine perfect presents for all your seasonal social events.

Find these small-patch tonic syrups and Salt & Sundry in Union Market.

Whether you’re dropping by a holiday party or spending the weekend, you never want to be the guest who shows up empty-handed. Go beyond the mundane bottle of wine with a gift that truly makes an impression, from chocolate-coated bacon to hip whiskey glasses and small-batch tonic syrups.

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Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.