2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Under $50Posted: November 23, 2016
We make it easy to find the perfect gift for the foodie in your life! Our team each chose a favorite item under $50 to gift or be gifted for the 2016 holiday season.
No home bar is complete without a good cocktail shaker. I love this shaker because it lets people know I’m serious about my cocktails, while throwing in just a little bit of style.
This knife and finger guard set is for all the wonderful little people in our lives, to inspire them to love cooking and spend time in the kitchen with loved ones. Food always brings our family together, and my best memories are in the kitchen with my Nonna acting as her little assistant.
Lekue Steam Cases
The Lekue Steam Cases are the fastest way to cook a healthy meal for a working mom. When I get home, I can throw in some chicken, veggies and a little white wine or chicken broth. After 5 minutes in the microwave, my meal is complete. It comes in 2 sizes, so if you are cooking for 4 or 1-2 people, they have you covered.
Rose’s All-American Pie Kit
I absolutely love this kit! I tested it for a pie demonstration we did in the store and made Rose Levy Beranbaum’s delicious apple pie recipe. The rolling mat has her signature pie crust recipe printed onto it (that is to die for!) along with measurement guides for easily rolling out the dough to the perfect size. The rolling pin is nice and smooth – I even used it for rolling out fondant. The silicone fast tracks are a great solution to the sometimes challenging rubber rings that don’t fit all rolling pins. They don’t slip and slide, and make rolling out even pie crust a cinch! This is the perfect gift for a pie lover and baker.
I received this Chemex as a Christmas gift years ago and have used it ever since. It is simple and makes a wonderful cup of coffee without taking up my precious limited counter space!
Bialetti Stovetop Kettle
In terms of precision pouring for pour over coffee, this kettle is both attractive in design and price. It is a perfect gift for anyone who loves their perfect pour over.
Capresso Coffee Burr Grinder
This grinder has 16 settings selected by the easy turn dial, and great for most types of coffee brewers. I also love its sleek, modern look and small footprint on my counter.
These cutting boards have a nice modern look and require zero maintenance. As a piece in the kitchen that takes a lot of abuse at the edge of your knives, new cutting boards are wonderful way to refresh daily kitchen tools. Their surface area is perfect for completing all chopping, and their thin profile makes them easy to store.
Pizzelles remind me of the holidays, and were always part of the treats my godmother made for us growing up. She had the Vitantonio Pizzelle Chef which made the thinnest pizzelles I have ever eaten! This pizzelle iron is the closest available on the market today, and makes the traditional, thin pizzelle I grew up eating.
I love this mill for its smart design and convenience. Load it up with basic pepper and salt, or vary it with 2 different types of pepper or spices. The ceramic mechanism allows it to be used for both pepper, salt and other spices, and it can be taken apart for easy cleaning!
Of course I love a cast iron skillet, but it’s the deepness of this particular pan that makes it so useful. It diminishes the splatter and which makes it perfect as a saute pan or deep fryer. Lastly, it also can go easily from stovetop to oven.
This chopper is small and compact, and gets the job done! I use it all the time for cheesecake fillings and crumb crusts and toppings.
Mastrad Basting Brush
I’ve been using it constantly since I gifted myself one, and my kitchen wouldn’t honestly be complete without one now! It’s great for basting meats and pastries as well as keeping my cast iron seasoned.
Traditional Springerle cookies have been on my “to-bake” list for far too long. When this beautiful new design joined our inventory, I fell instantly in love. This holiday season, I plan to finally put aside the time to bake a few trays full of these beautiful cookies to share with my friends and family.
Who doesn’t love crepes? The CucinaPro Cordless Electric Crepe Maker is by far the easiest way to make them at home. Enjoy!
When I was growing up, and again with my own girls, I loved having projects in the kitchen to get us involved in the family meal. Making pasta is perfect for the family – everyone can get their hands dirty – and then together enjoy a delicious dinner. Our family gathers for food, and it is even more special when we can make it together. This pasta machine is basic, and we designed it with affordability in mind. Never made pasta before? Go ahead and feel confident giving it a try with this basic starter machine that includes some of our family recipes. Mangia bene!