The ISLANDS Gift Guide: Foodies

The ISLANDS Foodie Gift Guide is full of ideas for the well-traveled gourmet on your holiday shopping list, with suggestions ranging from liqueurs to spices and tableware, all inspired by the islands.

Check out this year's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas like these.

Limoncello Associated with the islands of Ischia and Capri, as well as the Amalfi Coast, this lemony Italian liqueur is a popular digestivo and ingredient in cocktails. Make your own with fresh lemons, grain alcohol, sugar and water and gift in reusable flasks, or order online if you can't pick up from Capri. _Our pick: Capri Natura Limoncello, $27.50, Dean & Deluca
Sea Salt ****From pure white salts to the red of Molokai or guava wood-smoked grey salts of Kauai, sea salts add a layer of complexity to an otherwise simple kitchen staple due to their coarser texture and unique flavors. Our pick: Six sea salts in starter tins, gift set, $25.95, Thinkstock
Sake Set Available in both traditional and modern styles, a sake set is an essential for the foodie who enjoys rice wine and Asian cuisine. Find a traditional-style flask and cups in an Asian market or a more modern rendition from design or home-goods stores. Our pick: Heaven and Earth Sake Set, $49.95, Crate and BarrelThinkstock
Rum Cake ****A traditional holiday dessert in the Caribbean, rum cakes are comprised of dried fruit soaked in rum, and are great gifts as well as party-pleasers. Make your own and gift in decorative tins or order from the islands. Our pick: Tortuga Original Rum Cake, pack of six 4-ounce cakes, $66.95, Tortuga Rum CakeTortuga Rum
Chocolate ****Ubiquituous around the holidays, some chocolate options with island flavor include spicy hot cocoas and artisanal chocolate bars infused with marzipan, ancho and chipotle chillies, plantains, vanilla beans or cinnamon spice. Our picks: Organic Chocolate Habana Candy Bar, $8.50, and Madagascar vanilla caramel marshmallows, $13.00-89.00, VosgesThinkstock
Scotch ****Spirits from the isle of Scotland are a welcome holiday gift to be sipped by the fire or shared with friends, and are available in a variety of single malts or blends. Our pick: Balvenie 15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky, $59.95, NapaCabs.comThinkstock
Coffee ****The islands produce a wide assortment of phemonenal coffee beans, from well-known, robust Kona to the infamous kopi luwak, also known as "civet cat coffee", produced on Sumatra, Java and Bali. _Our pick: Peaberry Kona Coffee, 1 lb, $40, Koa Coffee
Island Spices ****Give a gift that evokes the feeling of a spice market with a themed set of spices. Build an assortment of curries, Mexican flavors like chipotle and cliantro, or Indonesian spices like coriander, cloves and tamarind. Our pick: Flavors of Asia, eight jars including Indonesian Sate, Singapore Seasoning, cilantro, ginger and others, $43.95, PenzeysThinkstock