It’s Friday afternoon, and so we’re rounding up posts, videos, and even playlists from across the web, to entertain you while you cook, and provide conversation fodder for tonight’s Blue Apron dinner. This week, since Christmas is seriously almost here, we’re talking about gifts for foodies, from every angle.

Want to make something homemade? Food52 has healthful alternatives to gift-wrapped cookies, like homemade nut butter.

TheKitchn rounded up 5 Unique Gift Guides for Food Lovers, if you need inspiration for what to ask for this year.

Did you know you can give Blue Apron boxes as gifts? Here’s how.

If you’ve made homemade gifts and want to spruce them up with some seriously well-designed cards and labels, look no further than new app Makr

Last, if it’s cooking equipment you’re after, our Chef Matthew Wadiak is presenting the twenty essential cooking tools you need to make any meal. Add ’em to your list!