Sooo behind on the shopping. You too? Glad I’m not the only one.
Still searching for that perfect food themed gift? Look no further. I give you my 2011 Foodie Gift Guide. Read on and I promise you’ll find something for everyone on your list (and maybe even a little something for yourself, too!).
Happy Holidays! Now start shopping!
I’ve been a huge fan of Gabiele Corcos and Debi Mazar’s blog for years now and the hits keep coming with their show Extra Virgin and now a line of food-themed clothing & accessories. I’m loving every single design from Peace and Pasta Apparel but I gotta say, the “Make Sauce Not War” design is my fave! Pssst…use coupon code “NATALE” for a 20% off discount!
The moment I saw these MoMA Memo Canisters, I knew I had to have them. Besides being cute as hell, they are super useful and dishwasher safe-the perfect balance between form and function if you ask me. And at $40.00 for the set, you can totally justify buying yourself a set. Get’em.
Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup ROCKS! Let me tell you, Ginger Ale made with this syrup is something special. But this syrup’s not just for soda, it’s delicious drizzled over ice cream and pancakes or stirred into your favorite cocktail. Gorgeously packaged in amber bottles with letterpress labels and hand made in Brooklyn. The stocking stuffer for your favorite foodie.
Why didn’t I think of THIS?!?! Know someone who loves stirring “the sauce?” Get them this set. Who needs a spoon rest when your spoon and ladle can hang out on your favorite pots edge thanks to a super clever notched handle. Rachael Ray’s Lazy Spoon & Ladle set is genius! Totally giving this as a hostess gift this year.
Know someone whose Gluten Free? Send them a subscription to the hottest new all-digital magazine–EASY EATS! Gorgeous pictures and delicious recipes delivered to your inbox six times a year, proving every step of the way that it really is “good to be gluten free”.
I’ve been drooling over Donna Hay’s magazine for years now and was delighted to see this extensive collection of her recipes in a hard bound book. In true Hay style, Seasons is not only BEAUTIFUL, but it’s also usefully divided by season and coded savory or sweet to help you find the perfect meal for any mood or time of year. Brilliant!
Every host should own a cheeseboard and this one is hands down my favorite. The Brooklyn Slate Cheeseboard is unique and beautifully rustic. Crafted out of a piece of natural slate, each piece includes soapstone chalk-perfect for labeling cheeses. Every board comes beautifully wrapped inside a burlap bag. And at $30.00 each, I can’t think of a more elegant and useful hostess gift.
I used to think all punch bowls were, well, ugly thanks to my mom’s 1970’s crystal-ish one. That was until, I came across this GORGEOUS punch bowl and ladle. A gals gotta have something to serve her party juice in and this one is elegant and delicate. This beauty will have you sipping pretty and is also lovely as a soup terrine or trifle dish.
Mealtime is all wrapped up with this innovative bib. The OiOi BBox Travel bib is the perfect stocking stuffer for your littlest eater. Simply pop the soft-bite spoon inside the bib pocket, zip it up and go. No more fishing around your diaper bag for a spoon. All of babies mealtime essentials in one neat little pouch. How cool is THAT?
If your kiddo is like mine, the mixer is a source of great entertainment and curiosity. Sadly, up until recently, kiddie kitchenware never really looked, well, real and my son can’t be fooled. Thank goodness those days are gone and now it’s all about the stainless steel. Dare I say, this Kids Toy Kenwood Mixer looks cooler than mine?
Want to send an edible gift in the mail that blows boxed fruit out of the water? Send a William’s Sonoma Salted Caramel Truffle Tart. It’s rich and sinful yet perfectly balanced and beautifully accented by flakes of French sea salt. Tres Chic! Serious chocolate lovers take note, this tart’s for you.
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? Or perhaps, something for the person who has everything? One word: Cheese!!! Bet you never thought of gifting a cheese subscription. Yeah. That’s right. They exist. And their tasty, too. If your looking for a gift thats unpredictable, elegant, and fun, cheese delivered to your doorstep is the way to go. I’m partial to The Bedford Cheeseshop and William’s Sonoma because their quality and customer service cannot be matched.
Ahem…hubby, are ya reading?!?I
need want need these Inside Out Champagne Glasses. OK. I know we haven’t entertained in a while since baby #2 came along but, HOW GORGEOUS ARE THESE? No. Seriously. OMG! I know. Seems like a lot of excitement for some pricey champagne flutes, but you’ll have to forgive me. After two kids, sippy cups are as fancy as it gets ’round these parts. Excuse me while I fantasize about sipping bubbly out of one of these babies while sitting on a verandah in the south of France. Pretty sure even chocolate milk tastes classy sipped outta one of these.