HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR 2015!
It’s that time of year again: Gift-giving season! I.e time to stress out about what to buy that family member that has everything or is extremely picky! (Literally, I've been putting off finishing this post because I am in a panic to pre-order some personalized gifts - ah!) Like last year (and will be making this an annual tradition) below are some gift ideas for this holiday season. Enjoy!
This set of bowls and serving utensils are so cute for hosting guests. I usually fill the bowls with different types of salts (Himalayan pink, black or Maldon) or finishing spices for guests (think Aleppo chili flakes) to season their meal as they like. Love this store in general for all of their goods being artisan-made and the fact that they adhere to Fair Trade practices.
Sriracha aged for a year with brown sugar, garlic and salt in whiskey barrels...need I say more ?!?
Honestly, there are a lot of perks to living in NYC and access to some of the greatest food is pretty much top of my list. All of Lady M's handmade cakes are amazing, but this green tea mille crèpe cake, a delicate cake made up of layers and layers of crèpes separated by fresh cream scented with green tea, has to be my favorite! Thankfully, they ship.
I usually have the diffusers around my house with the tall skinny sticks, but I am in love with the look of these ones! Nothing is better than walking in to a room with a warming, amber scent (the Fire one).
Last week, I was at the opening of Food52's amazing pop-up holiday market in Union Square (seriously, check it out if you are in NYC!) and saw this genius invention. I just assumed wrestling with peppercorns and spices and settling for spilling them EVERYWHERE was the nature of things. This has changed my life.
Which cook wouldn’t enjoy a gift like this! Black truffle and chablis mustard with an aged balsamic vinegar just opens the door for amazing salad dressings, marinades, and a yet-unheard-of popcorn flavor. And these are just a sample of the different varieties of mustards and vinegars that Maille has to offer. I could spend all day in that store!
This is the only bag I don’t feel guilty splurging on! A great bag for a great cause. The large tote makes the perfect beach bag; the smaller ones work for farmers' market shopping. If you aren't familiar with Feed, please check out their website. Everyone of their bags has a number stamped on it (25, 80, 100, etc…) that signifies the amount of meals or micronutrient packets provided to children in less wealthy countries with its purchase (and, at the same time, uses environmentally friendly materials).
Happy holidays to you all!