Must Have Holiday Kitchen & Gadget Gift List

 

Moms Gone Zen 2012 Must Have Holiday Kitchen & Gadgets List

Ok party people… your family and friends are going to be thanking you all year long for the amazing gifts that you’re going to buy for them!   If you’re the last minute procrastinator like I am, you’ll be happy to hear that everything on this list guarantees delivery by December 22nd so you still have time… and they’re all pretty amazing.  So amazing in fact that while you’re at it, you should pick up a few of these things for yourself!

So what are you waiting for…start clicking… time’s-a-ticking!!! Happy Shopping!

THE WINE ENTHUSIAST

Corkcicle Color Wine Chiller $24.95

This is actually a really thoughtful gift for someone that is into wine.  Most moms I know are really into wine. Corkcicle maintains chilled white wines and cools room temperature reds. Simple to use, all you have to do is freeze it and place in bottle.  It’s made from BPA-free plastic and non-toxic freeze gel, which is always a plus and it eliminates the need for an ice bucket.

THE MANLY MAN

Sipping Stones $14.95

Pair this with a bottle of Whiskey.  If you want to be a little adventurous go with this bottle of Suntory Whiskey, it’s made in Japan and if he loves Whiskey… he’ll be in awe over the fact that you found something he never knew about!  Whiskey from Japan!  Top it off with the set of 9 grey whiskey chilling rocks come in a gift box with a carrying pouch.  They are made of 100% pure soapstone which means that they won’t dilute the taste of your favorite beverage… they’re ready in just a few hours and stay cold for a long time!  Perfect as a gift if you’re going over to someone’s house for the holidays!

THE HEALTH NUT

Omega Juicer $239.39

You all know I’m into juicing.  I think it’s probably the best way you can start off your day and this juicer is actually one that I own myself, so I know how amazing it is!  It’s the perfect way to recharge, rejuvenate & renew your body while flushing out the toxins… so if you know someone that needs a little bit of health in their life, go with this one!  This model is a single gear commercial grade mascerating juicer… it’s less than most juicers that don’t do the same thing!  It also functions as a food processor, pasta extruder & a grinder!  It has a high juice yield and auto pulp-ejector (wait that sounds dirty LOL) It’s the best one out there right now for home use and UNDER three hundred bucks! Amazing!

THE CULINARY PRO

Wusthof Gourmet 12 Piece Knife Set with Butcher Block $199

I swear by these knives.  I’ve had them since my first days in culinary school many years ago… (you didn’t really think I’d tell you how many years ago that was! Ha Ha Ha! ) Let’s just say, it’s been a while and these have stood the test of time.  If you are buying for someone who loves to be in the kitchen and cook, these tools will make all the difference in the world!  Made in Germany and sharp as all heck The Wusthof Gourmet 12 Piece Knife Set with Block is an unforgettable gift!

THE KITCHEN GADGET-ER

OXO Good Grips 15 Piece Every Day Kitchen Tool Set $99

Ok, I want this one.  I love everything in this set and it’s all useable stuff!  Like things you’d use on a daily basis.  Not only does this include a completely cool looking utensil holder that swivels around and is dishwasher safe… you get 12-inch tongs, square turner, slotted spoon, grater, swivel peeler, ice cream scoop, potato masher, can opener, balloon whisk, spatula, meat tenderizer, pizza wheel… do you need more? I mean this covers just about everything you’ll need in the kitchen! Love love love it!

THE GOURMET

Jerusalem: A Cookbook $19.95

Right now hands down I think this is the MUST HAVE cook book out there.  My love affair with Chef Yotem Ottolenghi continues.  Last year’s all time cook book, PLENTY (which if you don’t have you need to buy this one first!)  is innovative and based on freshness and seasonality… it’s not overly fussy and easy to follow recipes will have you on a visual overload of gorgeous, delicious food.  With this cook book,  Jerusalem, Chef Yotam Ottolenghi has teamed up with, Chef Sami Tamimi explore  the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. (I grew up eating most of these foods) Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year—Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. Yet another stunning cookbook, it offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world.  It truly is that good.

THE HOME DECORATOR

Pier1 Gift Card

You can’t go wrong with this one!  Pier1 has to one of my favorite places to go shopping for decorative items for the home.  From dining to décor, even outdoor furniture…  that someone on your list will defintaly appreciate being able to walk into there and pick out something they love… and trust me, they will find something they love there!

DISCLAIMER** Family & friends of mine, please know you’ll be getting some of these things on this list… sorry to let the cat out of the bag, but contain yourselves, in just 6 short days these hot little babies will be in your hands!**

 

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