The Resy Gift Guide: Celebrate the Holidays, Support Restaurants


Gifting during this holiday season will surely take on that much more meaning. And for restaurants, the places where we’ve celebrated countless holidays together, this year will be an especially tough one. 

Our Resy Gift Guide features items from our favorite restaurants that can be shipped nationwide. (Note: Prices do not include shipping costs.) So, why not show your support for the restaurants you love by sending something special from them to your loved ones near and far? 

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Ready to Eat (or Heat) 

Resy Cookie Box
The Resy Cookie Box // Photo: Good People for Resy

The Resy Cookie Box ($56)
Featuring 12 different cookies from 12 incredible chefs like Joanne Chang (Myers + Chang), Jeremy Fox (Birdie G’s), Alice Waters (Chez Panisse), Nina Compton (Compère Lapin), Edouardo Jordan (JuneBaby), Enrique Olvera (Damian), and morethis is a holiday treat you don’t want to miss. 

Photo Courtesy Assembly

Ultimate Texas Treats Gift Box from Assembly ($99)
The “ultimate” is not an understatement here. This box includes veggie tamales from Comedor’s Gabriel Erales; a chocolate chile cookie from Pondicheri’s Anita Jaisinghani, bacon sausage from Underbelly Hospitality’s (One Fifth, Georgia James, UB Preserv) Chris Shepherd, and so much more.  

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To Prep at Home (Some Assembly Required)

Photo Courtesy Hog Island Oyster Co.

Beginner’s Oyster Shucking Kit from Hog Island Oyster Company ($85)
Sweetwaters from Hog Island Oyster Company are renowned for their luscious texture and taste, so what better oyster to practice shucking than these?  

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Spices, Salsas, Sauces 

Photo Courtesy Masienda

Salsa Macha from Taco María, via Masienda ($20-$60)
Whether you pick the Chile Ancho, Chile Morita, Chile de Arbol, or all three, you cannot go wrong with chef Carlos Salgado’s salsa macha from his SoCal restaurant, Taco María.  

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Cider and Wine 

Photo Courtesy Anxo Cider

Cider from Anxo Cider ($35.99 to $49.99)
This Washington, D.C.based cider producer ships to most states with varieties of 12-packs, as well as a nice rosé. 

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All Things Apparel

Photo Courtesy Atonae x Atoboy and Atomix

Industry Gift Set from Atonae ($65)
Atonae, the merchandise brand behind the team at New York’s Atoboy and Atomix, has put together the perfect gift set for your restaurant industry friends and family. It includes an Atonae T-shirt, an IISE x Atonae cap, Atonae stickers (because labeling is important), and every chef’s favorite writing utensil: Sharpies.

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Photo Courtesy Taco Boy

Beanie from Taco Boy ($25)
A great way to stay warm and profess your love for tacos (and Taco Boy) at the same time.

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Bags and Other Accessories 

Photo Courtesy Kismet

Lavender Tote from Kismet ($30) 
The color of this vibrant tote from LA’s Kismet makes it a must-have.

Photo Courtesy Konbi

Egg Socks from Konbi ($12)
All proceeds from sales of these fun socks go to a good cause. Right now, Konbi is donating money to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., which also happens to be the hometown of co-founder Nick Montgomery. 

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For the Home 

Photo Courtesy Lost Lake Chicago

Bikini Bananas Glass from Lost Lake ($20)
Illustrator Kristina Micotti’s playful bananas in bikinis wrap around this double rocks glass from Lost Lake in Chicago. 

For the Bookshelf 

Photo Courtesy The Odd Duck Almanac

The Odd Duck Almanac from Odd Duck ($30/issue)
The ultimate almanac for any foodie in your life, with recipes, stories, opinions, comic book art, and more from the folks behind Austin’s Odd DuckBarley Swine, and Sour Duck Market restaurants. 

For the Walls 

Photo Courtesy Chelsea Kravitz (aka The Bakery Lady) and Gage & Tollner

Limited-Edition Print from Gage & Tollner ($25)
Chef Chelsea Kravitz (aka The Bakery Lady) illustrated Gage & Tollner pastry chef Caroline Schiff’s chocolate soufflé to raise funds for the staff. All proceeds from sales of these limited-edition prints will be donated to them. 


Deanna Ting is a Resy staff writer. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Resy, too.