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Now that I’m home from college for Winter break, I finally feel like it’s the holiday season, and I get to really dig into the gift list for my family members! When I was little I really used to believe I was a Christmas elf, and I still love to channel North Pole spirit and give great gifts each year. Whatever your tradition, gifting is often at the heart of the holiday season, and giving thoughtful presents can be a tricky proposition. For my fourth gift guide of the year, I wanted to share a beautiful gift basket with Cost Plus World Market inspired by my mom and my family’s traditions in the kitchen and dining room. I grew up in a foodie family, and dinnertime was always a special time to share high points (or low points) and enjoy time together at the end of the day. For this gift guide, I channeled my love of family and food into a basket full of kitchen and entertaining tools that any food-lover will use and enjoy. Now that I’m in college, I appreciate our holiday mealtimes even more, and I wanted to capture that spirit in this selection. Find the perfect food-lover’s gift basket after the jump!
From a selection of French cheese and a slate board to a mini olive tree, these gifts mix style and function for a thoughtful selection. My mom has an olive tree that we have to haul indoors each winter, and it brings such a nice addition of green to the living room each year that I wanted to bring that touch of Mediterranean flair to these gifts, along with classic materials such as slate and the elegant Olivewood in the cheese knives. For a touch of metallic flair, these stemless champagne flutes also make a wonderful addition to the basket, and a striped tea towel is the perfect way to top it all off. With a gift that combines many small elements, using a basket to bring it all together is key to the presentation. On the other hand, any of these items make excellent host(ess) gifts on their own or in smaller packages, such as the champagne flutes with your favorite bottle of bubbly!
Do you have any food or entertaining lovers in your life who might appreciate these gifts?