A thoughtful gift will delight the recipient even after the holidays and may even result in an invitation to a cake party! Here are our tips for some delicious gifts that are sure to make everyday life sweeter.
Best bits of the North
The Nordic Baking Book offers a feast for the eyes and delicious Nordic baking recipes that Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson (also seen on TV) has collected on his travels. The book offers an in-depth look at the Nordic baking culture as well as recipes for the staples of Scandinavian baking, ranging from rye bread to cinnamon rolls. The book is illustrated with beautiful color photographs taken by Nilsson himself.
Cheerful stash for treats
The hand-painted Sobremesa Stripe cookie jar keeps baked goods fresh and looks irresistible! Designed by Laila Gohar for HAY, the Sobremesa collection celebrates dining as an experience that begins with carefully selecting the ingredients and preparing the food, continues with having the meal with family or friends and ends with sobremesa, a Spanish tradition of relaxing at the table after the meal, enjoying the atmosphere and life.
A great set for bread
De Buyer’s Homemade Bread Box is equally suitable for baking bread, baguettes and cakes. The gift set includes a non-stick baguette baking tray, a rectangular bread mold made of steel, a plastic dough scraper and a baker’s blade. The Homemade Bread Box also includes a booklet full of mouth-watering recipes by French pastry chef Benoît Castel.
All the sorts
Georg Jensen’s Alfredo Etagere cake stand elevates any table setting and makes the creations of enthusiastic bakers the center of attention whether it be at a festive dinner or afternoon tea. The sleek 3-tiered tray, designed by Swiss-Argentinian Alfredo Häberli, is made of mirror-polished stainless steel that makes both sweet and savory delicacies look particularly appealing.
Joy from the oven
Arabia’s Uunikokki pie dish is a Finnish classic that delights baking enthusiasts with both its excellent baking qualities and minimalist, timeless design. The dish, designed by Tapio Yli-Viikari in the late 1970s, is made of high-quality vitro porcelain that is also suitable for high temperatures. Thanks to the ribbed surface, heat is distributed evenly all the way to the center of the dish.
Always on time
The timer by Heirol, a Finnish family company, helps the baker make sure that the cookies or pastries don’t burn in the oven. The display of the handy, easy-to-use timer clearly shows the remaining time, and thanks to the magnet, you can fasten the timer on the oven or fridge, for example.
Soft gift of linen
ferm LIVING’s Hale tea towels are perfect for covering a rising dough or oven-fresh pastries and drying the dishes after baking. The fresh color combinations add a modern twist to the otherwise traditional striped and checked towels, and the selection is so wide that you’re sure to find the best match for any kitchen! The Hale tea towels are made of a mix of cotton and linen, which makes the towels extra absorbent.
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