Christmas 2010 isn’t far away, and the holiday shopping season has begun. This doesn’t mean that those who detest crowds and standing in line are doomed to suffer through endless hours spent braving the deal-seeking consumer masses. Here are seven gift ideas for food lovers, all of which can be purchased from the comfort of your own keyboard.
California Merlot Cake Mix
Where to find it: MyFavoriteCity.com
The unique flavor awaiting those who taste this one is sure to be a conversation piece. You’ll never see cake and wine come together in a tastier, more interesting way.
Where to find it: 1ofaKindStuff.com
Whether your poison of choice is a morning cup of joe or a mixed drink, this lightweight item will hold great appeal. Aside from churning out the perfect cappuccino or café latte, it also mixes and whips, and foams. Use it for everything from stirring up omelets to whipping up cream pie fillings.
Whirl Wind Self-Stirring Mug
Where to find it: Convenient Gadgets and Gifts
A great way to enjoy your hot or cold liquids. Press a button on its handle, and stir the contents of this ingenious mug that comes equipped with a sip-through lid. Easy-clean design allows you to simply fill it with water and a little dish detergent, then press the button to stir.
Bamboo Cutting Board w/ Drawer
Where to find it: After 5
Cost: $19.95 (Giftwrap this item for $5.50)
Bamboo is well-known for its durability and resistance to wear. Couple that with a convenient drawer for storing recipes, cutlery, or anything else that a food lover might choose, and this piece graduates from cool novelty to being a kitchen must-have.
Lasagna Trio Pan
Where to find it: Taylor Gifts
Great for those times when differing appetites within the same household make a chore of deciding what to have. This partitioned pan’s trio of lanes allows you to prepare three different kinds of lasagna simultaneously. Anything that allows everyone at the table to have exactly what their tastes are craving is a thing well worth having.
Vertical Stainless Steel Meat Pounder
Where to find it: ChefGadget.com
This 1.22 lb (550 grams) meat tenderizer is comfortable to use and has a 3-inch wide surface area. Cover more ground more quickly as you lovingly pound the tenderness into your favorite meats.
Smooshed Ice Cream Set
Where to find it: Amazon.com
Enjoy ice cream with as many mix-in ingredients as you please. This set includes two non-freeze spades for blending ingredients, and a marble slab to be stored in the freezer before you mix upon it. Use cake pieces, candy, or whatever you like. The whole family will love folding their chosen additions into their favorite ice cream upon a freezing marble slab (a cold stone, if you will.) The set comes with mix-in recipe suggestions.