Dust off your credit card and prepare to splurge, we’re going all out. Sometimes the perfect gift requires a touch of luxury (and throwing caution to the wind). For those times, there’s this list of dream-worthy, swoon-worthy picks. Some are doable, some require a healthy budget. And some, well, let’s just say we don’t know anybody who’s been that good this year. Except maybe us? Happy holidays!
If you have a friend who loves to grill but either doesn’t have outdoor space or lives in place that’s colder than the Arctic in winter (or both), Le Creuset’s Cast Iron Grill Pan is the gift for you. Its classic craftsmanship beautifies any kitchen, and its functional innovations – it’s designed to drain excess drippings and has a loop handle for easier lifting – exponentially increase the joy of cooking. Better still, it’s dishwasher safe so cleanup is easy and fast.
Sansaire Delta, $249
The Sansaire Delta is a worthy luxury item. The company has designed tools to help the home cook achieve perfect cooking results. The Delta sous vide machine prevents overcooking by using precise temperature control. Steak will never be the same!
Surprise the tequila lover in your life with this luxe bottle of extra anejo tequila. It has a golden color with aromas of pineapple, vanilla custard, and honey and tasting notes of marzipan, candied ginger, and brown spices. Salud.
The H-AA juice is Hurom’s flagship model and it’s easy to see why. It has a sleek, streamlined design, special slow squeeze technology that mimics the motion of hand squeezing, taste and pulp control, and it’s easy to clean. And now it comes in the color of the year: rose gold. Yes, please. Oh, were we supposed to be shopping for other people?
PicoBrew’s The Pico™, $799
Dad loves beer? Brother into all things artisanal? The Pico™ by PicoBrew is worth considering. An automated beer brewer that makes 5 liters of craft beer in 2 hours, its accelerated fermentation process yields a grain-to-glass serving time of less than a week. Ready-to-brew PicoPak ingredient kits with beers including Plinius Maximus and Atomic Amber are perks, as is The Pico’s size; it’s about as big as a microwave so fits in even the smallest kitchens.
Weber’s Summit Charcoal Grill, $1,499
Grill masters will appreciate Weber’s newest innovation, a charcoal grill that holds steady temperatures for more than 10 hours of cooking. Additional specs include multi-zone heat options (so you can cook different foods at different temperatures at the same time); an insulated lid and bowl for less charcoal consumption (the environmentally conscious design); and a slow cook/smoke bowl damper set-up that allows for three bottom vent positions (so you can better control how hot your coals are and ensure accurate cook temperatures). If none of that made sense to you, here’s the gist: your Dad/husband/brother/etc. will go ga-ga for this gift.