Introducing the first annual Stirs and Stripes Holiday Gift Guide! I’m really excited to share these gift ideas with you for two reasons: 1) I kind of love foodie STUFF and 2) gifts are my love language! I am definitely an avid consumer of kitchen and entertaining goods, as my poor husband can attest, and I absolutely love buying gifts for people. I spend all year thinking about Christmas gifts and have hidden gifts squirreled away all over the house. These ideas are designed to help you find the perfect gift for the foodie in YOUR life, whether that person is into cheese, ceramics, tea, etc.
For the Planner
For the Ceramics Lover
Frances Palmer Pottery No. 75 Small Bowls – My mother in law has been collecting Frances Palmer Pottery for YEARS and has passed the obsession on to me. We went with her dishes rather than formal china for our wedding. These pieces are definitely collectibles and make a very special gift!
For the Cheese Lover
Williams Sonoma Best of Point Reyes Cheese Collection – Many artisan food businesses took a real hit this year due to Covid-19, including amazing artisan cheese makers such as Point Reyes. Please consider supporting a food business or restaurant this holiday season!
For the Soup Lover
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Soup Pot – I love the new matte finishes, I have this in Matte French Grey and it is SO beautiful!
Food52’s Five Two Wooden Spoons – because you can literally NEVER have enough high quality wooden spoons!
Mackenzie-Childs Royal Check Spoon Rest – I will admit I have a thing for this Royal Check pattern and love anything blue and white!
For the Tea Drinker
Emma Bridgewater 1/2 Pint Mugs – I love this new Maylfower design! These are my favorite tea mugs, I semi-hoard them. The perfect size for a good cuppa.
Free Verse Farm Tisanes and Teas – located in Vermont, this organic herb farm and apothecary specializes in naturally-grown tea, culinary herbs, and other herbal remedies. Steep it local!
For the Chic Shopper
For the Cocktail Enthusiast
La Rochere Bee Tumblers – I love La Rochere glassware, there’s a reason this brand is considered a timeless classic. I have a different size of the iconic bee tumblers and we use them for everyday drinking glasses.
For the Home Cook
Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Rectangular Covered Casserole – I can’t get enough of the new matte finishes! Seriously!
Ina Garten’s new cookbook Modern Comfort Food – Barefoot Contessa cookbooks reign in my kitchen.
Free Verse Farm’s Culinary Blend Trio – a trio of culinary herbs from the dynamic artist/farmer duo at this naturally-grown herb farm in Vermont.
Linnea’s Lights Cashmere Candle – I’m obsessed with Linnea’s Lights and this scent is my absolute favorite. For a more seasonal scent, go with Gather, which I currently have lit right now!
I own many of these products so please drop a comment if you have questions or want to share something that caught your eye!