holiday gift guide – beautiful things for the cook you love

You may not know this, but I’m a sucker for beautiful style and design. I get sucked in to design blogs, filled with lovely color palettes and pretty objects, and I would waste all afternoon on Pinterest if given half the chance. Well, maybe not all afternoon, but at least a good hour of it.

If you happen to know someone like me, the items below would make wonderful gifts.

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A handful of pretty things for the stylish cook in your life:

color block apron from anthropologie


a set of baking dishes from simon pearce

ideal bookshelf print


a cutting board for ocd types - like me - from uncommon goods


beautiful wooden spoons - one or all of them

olive wood paddle boards from west elm


four seasons tea towels from claudia pearce, on etsy

weck canning jars

letterpress recipe cards and box


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18 Responses to “holiday gift guide – beautiful things for the cook you love”

  1. 1

    I must have those olive wood cutting boards!!! Gorgeous.

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — November 28, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    I know Weck; I should have stock in Weck. I make all of my holiday gifts from foods to liqueurs and just yesterday, some wood butter for kitchen items like those gorgeous wooden spoons. Which I would like from Santa.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — November 28, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    Those are all beautiful. I shall direct my husband here!

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    Kayla @ Sheriff of the Kitchen — November 28, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    The cutting board is a must. I still write on a ruler when I adress my letters.

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    Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite — November 28, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    All I want for Christmas is…. pretty much everything on this page. Wha a beautiful selection!

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    Macaroni Mama — November 28, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    I just spent way too long on Pinterest. What an interesting way to share ideas.

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    HealthCastleGlo — November 29, 2011 @ 12:54 am

    What a great list!!! Thank You!

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    Amelia — November 29, 2011 @ 1:03 am

    These are beautiful ideas! My cousin is a woodworker (David Burling fine furniture) and makes the most beautiful wood serving boards, which have been my go-to gift for a long time. Each one is different and they’re all amazing – plus you get to support an artist / small business as opposed to a large store!

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      Merry-Jennifer — November 29, 2011 @ 7:14 am

      That’s a great idea, Amelia. Does your cousin have a website?

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 29, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    I love all of these! I’m especially fond of that cutting board. 🙂

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    Renee — November 29, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    I’ve been wanting one of those olive wood boards for a while. I was looking at them online yesterday. They are certainly on my holiday wish list. So beautiful. (And so are the other times too).

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — November 29, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    Do you need my mailing address? 😉 Great picks!

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    Adrienne — November 29, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    Great list! I almost put those olive wood cutting boards on my list! Great minds think alike 🙂

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    Nicole — November 29, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    Great list! That cutting board is totally up my alley. I never thought anything like that existed!

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    Anneliesz — December 1, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    What a great list! The tea towels and apron are so darling.

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