Recipe4Living's Holiday Gift Guide
For the Foodie:
Todd English One Touch Gourmet Salt and Pepper Mills $29.95
Freshen up your food's flavor with these battery-powered ceramic grinders. Both grind salt or pepper and can be adjusted to your preferred fineness or coarseness. Best of all, there's no buttons to push—simply turn the grinder over and gravity starts the grinding process automatically.
***Editor’s Note: If you have a friend or family member that collects salt and pepper shakers, this is the perfect one for them to add to their collection.
T-fal ActiFry $299.99
This is a great product for anyone who is looking to create meals that are nutritious, taste delicious and are easier to make. Fun fact – with this product, you can eat a serving of golden and tasty French fries with only 3% fat versus 16% of fast food chains!
***Editor’s Note: This gift is a bit of a splurge, but it’s totally worth it because it also comes with an easy-to-follow recipe booklet.
Ninja Master Prep Professional $59.99
This revolutionary 6-blade device allows you to evenly chop, mince, dice, blend and puree in seconds by pulling ingredients through 6 levels of horizontal planes. Everyday ingredients are transformed into delectable drinks, snacks and meals with the speed and accuracy of professional-grade products.
***Editor’s Note: Know someone who’s a bit of a beginner in the kitchen? Opt for this gift!
Hamilton Beach Half-Pint™ Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker $24.99
Make half pints of ice cream in only six minutes by simply adding fresh ingredients like cream and sugar to the included freezer bowl then turn on the machine! Families can create their own blends together that contain extra ingredients like fresh fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips as well as make them with less sugar and fat. This product is also available at BJs.
***Editor’s Note: I would love to invite friends over and make some ice cream sundaes!
12” Stainless Steel GreenPan $59.95
This is great cookware piece whose beauty matches its versatility Its versatile size works well for grilling steaks, chops and burgers, sautéing vegetables or making a fabulous omelet. Plus, it offers the reliable food release and easy cleanup you've come to expect from GreenPan.
***Editor’s Note: Every chef needs a go-to pan, and this piece of cookware fits the bill!
Knife Skills Class by Natural Foods Chef & Cooking Instructor Gilda Mulero $250.00
In this class you will learn to slice, dice, chop and properly care for your knives and especially your fingers! Also, when you are trying to eat healthy, knowing how to manipulate vegetables and fruits on the cutting board is very important.
***Editor’s Note: Learning how to correctly use a knife is one of the most important cooking skills you can have!
Babycakes Quick Cupcake Maker Plus Accessory Kit $24.99
It bakes eight mini cupcakes in 5-8 minutes. The set includes non-stick cooking/baking plates, four stainless steel decorating tips, 10” icing bag, crust cutting tools, recipe booklet and power and ready. It comes in baby pink and baby blue.
***Editor’s Note: This cute gift is ideal for a family with girls!
For the Cocktail or Wine Expert
Epicureanist Electric Corkscrew $29.95
This innovative bottle opener ensures that you will never face a stubborn cork again - and, again, it's a great conversation piece at any party. It features a simple switch control to remove the cork from the bottle and to release the cork from the corkscrew (also comes with a stand that doubles as a foil cutter).
***Editor’s Note: Even if you rarely drink wine, this piece is a necessity for every home!
Bitter Truth™ Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set $20.00
This fun gift is a travel portfolio of popular artisanal bitters. Including 5 totally different flavors in a lovely designed box, this kit is also the perfect addition to anybody’s home bar. The kit includes the following flavors: Celery Bitters, Old Time Aromatic Bitters, Orange Bitters, Creole Bitters and Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters.
***Editor’s Note: You can actually carry this kit in flight hand luggage! How cool is that!
My Private Cointreau Coffret $299.00
Dita Von Teese’s Cocktail Coffret and Boudoir Set features an exquisite box that lovingly cradles a bottle of Cointreau, two cocktail glasses, a fantastic Cointreau recipe booklet, and a custom designed shaker. It features powder pink shades of pearl, soft silky fabrics and a concealed trapdoor, perfect for storing a glamour gal’s most intimate treasures.
***Editor’s Note: This is one of the cutest gifts I’ve ever seen! I hope someone buys it for me this Christmas!
Spiegelau’s Beer Connoisseur Kit $49.00
Spiegelau glasses are made durable crystalline and are dishwasher safe despite their thinness and lightness. Each of the four specially designed glass shapes complement beers’ varying flavors of the grains, yeast and hops, channel the aroma and preserves the frothy head and volatiles.
***Editor’s Note: This gift is perfect for the beer lover!
O To Go $14.90
Everyone will appreciate the expert design of this gift! The glasses balance whether full or empty. To personalize it for your friends and family, find out what type of wine they love the most - Cabernet or Chardonnay? - and pick out the right "wine-friendly" glasses.
***Editor’s Note: This is a great stocking stuffer for moms who love a glass of wine at night.
For the Coffee and/or Tea Drinker:
Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Personal Cup Pod Coffeemaker $29.99
This is an ultra-affordable way to brew a great tasting, cup of fresh coffee in the comfort of your home and avoid the long lines at pricy coffee houses. Whether you crave hazelnut, Kona blend or drink decaf, this new machine uses pre-measured Senseo coffee pods to ensure a quality cup of coffee every time.
***Editor’s Note: This cool gift brews up to a 14 oz. cup of coffee in under three minutes!
“Barista Tours” Coffee Subscription Service – Prices vary
ROASTe recently launched this awesome service which works like a Netflix movie queue – only with more caffeine. Coffee experts have grouped together five coffees according a theme. Recipients receive a wonderful new gourmet coffee for the next five months, freshly roasted just days before arriving.
***Editor’s Note: If you know someone who loves trying new things, definitely get them this gift!
Melitta’s Ready Set Joe Single Cup Coffee Brewer $2.99 - $8.99
The gift is perfect for quick, fresh tasting coffee in the dorm room, at the camp site or on the road. Just three easy steps: put filter and coffee over travel mug, pour hot water over the grounds and let great tasting coffee drip into the mug.
***Editor’s Note: Not only is this product ultra-cute, but it’s so practical!
TeaGschwendner Winter Teas – Prices vary
This popular European tea retail chain has tons of holiday flavors ideal for wintertime. Some of the top ones include Rooibush Eggnog, Rooibush Plum Cinnamon and Rooibush Cream Caramel.
***Editor’s Note: Snuggling up with some tea as you sit next to a hot fire sounds amazing to me!