Serious Eats Gift Guide: Food You Can Wear


Do you know someone who loves food so much he or she just wants to emblazon it all over his or her body? Here are nine non-messy ways to do just that. From food-themed t-shirts to jewelry, there's a wearable food for every budget.

20081210pancakes.jpg(Really) short stack: There are lots of charm-makers on Etsy, but what sets Danielle's food miniatures apart is their scent. Each stack of butter-topped pancakes, PB&J sandwich and Belgian waffle not only looks the part, but smells it. Fitted with sterling silver findings, they'll dangle enticingly from necklaces or charm bracelets alike. $15.50 at danzdzynes

20081210fugu_t.jpgYou better believe I eat...: Know an adventurous eater? Proclaim his or her culinary fearlessness for all the world to see, with t-shirts boasting of adventures in fugu, lutefisk, baluut, and many more death-defying foods. $19.99-29.99 at Homecooked

20081210mac_earrings.jpgFat-free mac and cheese: These darling earrings are the closest thing to diet-friendly mac and cheese. Handmade by Marisa Reisel, whose talents extend to chicken dinner earrings. $17 at The Whole Slice

20081210steak_tshirt.jpgStick to your ribs: This t-shirt, with felt appliqué T-bone, is a meat-lover's security blanket. Pet the soft steak during stressful situations such as dinner at a raw food or vegan restaurant. $35 at TrisHankDesigns

20081210bourbontags.jpgWhat's your poison? Fashioned from vintage liquor tags, Erica Weiner's handmade bracelet reads "Bourbon" on one-side and "Rye" on the other. Also available in gold. $80 at Erica Weiner Jewelry

20081210kiwi.jpgKiwi chic: While food jewelry often tends towards the twee, there's something very pop art about this striking kiwi brooch. I imagine it pinned on a little black dress, in the spirit of Schiaparelli's surrealist lobster gown. $7.99 at Cherry Dot

20081210beer_pretzels.jpgSomething for the gentleman: These hand-sculpted, polymer clay cufflinks are just the thing for the beerophile. The presentation is half the fun—the cufflinks ship in a tiny foam beer stein. $39.90 at SchickieMickie

20081210pearscarf.jpgPerfect pear: An ideal gift for the pear fanatic in your life. Twinkie Chan's pear scarves are crocheted by hand with loving detail. Hurry—supplies are very limited. $150 at Twinkie Chan

20081210ring.jpgRing pop 2.0: Tadaaki Wakamatsu's Chocolat de Rose Patisserie ring is a celebration of Japan's mania for French pastries. The wearer will be constantly fighting the urge to bite the piece right off her fingers. $75 at the MoMA Store