These trays are so unique and sleek, I think they'd make a perfect gift. I'm picturing one on my kitchen counter to corral all those random items scattered messily about. Even better, you can wrap the tray loaded with goodies such as pasta, sauce and wine for a well-rounded gift.
I seriously love this idea: keeping germs nice and tidy and separate. Plus, give this gift and you'll feel safer going to the recipient's house for dinner, yes?
Perhaps it's merely inexperience as I'm more about coffee, but when I do make a cup of tea, I almost always lose the string in the mug when pouring the water. You know what happens next: fishing through your hot tea. So I find genius in this simple idea of adding two little slits to anchor it.
When it comes to video games, I'm all about old school (my only exception is for Angry Birds) — none of these fancy-schmancy new games. Nope, give me the '80s and an Atari joystick. And I'm a cookie decorator, so Pac-Man cookie cutters are the perfect gift. I've even made Pac-Man cookies before but was forced to cut them out by hand. Never again. Never. Again.
These have been on my wishlist for years now. (Hint hint, Mom.) As a cookie decorator, I usually pipe my messages with icing. But these would give my eaters a much more readable message than my handwriting.
These plates are perfect for foodies who love their spaces (or just love to travel). You can choose from cities like DC (woo hoo, that's me!), Shanghai, Paris, New York, LA, Berlin, Vegas (woo hoo, that's where I got married!), New Orleans, London (woo hoo, that's my other favorite city!) and more.
Why is it we always splurge on gifts for others and not ourselves? I buy my own vanilla from the supermarket, usually on sale, but I'd easily buy these for a baker friend. I can almost smell these pure vanilla products: extract, beans, paste and sugar, all from Madagascar.
For the cook who already has everything, just start putting their name on things. And bonus, if you own these and you bring your amazing mac 'n' cheese to a potluck and everyone raves, you can play humble. "Who me? Oh, yes, yes, I did bring that."
This is an actual item on my wishlist. (Another hint, Mom.) I bake a lot of cupcakes. I've tried measuring cups, pancake pens, spoons, spatulas, everything for drip-free and consistent pouring, and no luck yet. I'm holding out hope that this dispenser is the answer.
I love the bright and vintage feel to this recipe book, but it's also ideal for the home cook or baker. Included inside are not only fill-in recipe cards, but also 20 plastic adhesive sheets to add all those slips of paper with random recipes jotted down or ripped from magazines.
I own an adjustable rolling pin from Joseph Joseph, and I love it. While I prefer a regular rolling pin to have closer contact with my doughs, this adjustable one let's you roll out cookie dough to consistent, even thicknesses. Since I use all three thicknesses (1/8 inch for traditional cookies, 1/4 inch for my decorated cookies, and 3/8 inch for my cookie pops), I use my pin all the time. This gift set also includes a spatula, pastry brush and kitchen timer.
Make your own whipped cream? I mean, sure, you can sit there and use your hand mixer, but isn't this way cooler? And it's fancy stainless steel.
Now, this would be a big splurge for me, but this wood trivet is such a stunning conversation piece. Rustic is not the best word to describe my home, but it can be nudged that way with serveware like this.
For the bacon lover who has everything, what about perfectly flat bacon? I didn't even know these presses existed. Is flat bacon important? It is when you can flatten it in style.