Ho Ho Honing Rods (and other great gift ideas)

Hello everyone,

We wanted to help you get ahead of the Christmas rush so we made this nifty gift guide to take the guesswork out of choosing the perfect gift for your loved one (or yourself? No judging here).

As we all know, this has been quite a year. Online shopping has been a staple for many during this time and that has resulted in longer than normal shipping times. We want everyone to enjoy a stress-free holiday, so we encourage you to plan ahead to make sure you receive your gifts on time!

Gifts for The Baker:

Tojiro Bread Knife- Baking bread at home has had a major resurgence in popularity lately. Whether you know someone who loves baking bread (or maybe just eating bread) an awesome bread knife is a wonderful gift.
 

Baking Tray and Silicone Mat Bundle- We guarantee that anyone who likes to bake will appreciate this set-up. As a bonus, it is good for the environment since no parchment paper is needed!

Best Balloon Whisk- These whisks will make the baker in your life very happy. Their wide circumference allows you to whip up the airiest meringues and cremes with ease. We recommend the 14" as a good size to start with.

Gifts for The Chef: 

Takeshi Saji R2 Quince Handle Gyuto 210 mm- This knife will bring a smile to any chef's face on Christmas morning. A beautiful knife with a unique finish, this knife was hand-forged in Japan by a third generation blacksmith.

Honing Rod- A must-have for daily maintenance of hand-forged knives. A honing rod will help retain a straight edge on the blade, keeping it sharp for longer.

Gifts for The Foodie: 

La Gondola Round Stamp 65mm- A beautiful handmade pasta stamp to wow the pasta lover in your life. Maybe they will even make you some ravioli, win-win!

American Sfoglino: A Masterclass in Homemade Pasta (Book)- The perfect companion to the pasta stamp, this book by Evan Funke is a comprehensive guide to making the best pasta in the world.

Gifts for The Student or Newlyweds:

Chef Essentials Bundle- This is the perfect gift for anyone starting out in the kitchen. Contains a chef knife, cutting board, peeler, spatula and professional mandolin all at a discounted bundle price!

Chef Knife- a 210 mm Gyuto is the perfect starter knife for anyone just beginning their culinary adventure. Here are 3 great ones to choose from:

Gifts for The Outdoorsy Type: 

Opinel Mushroom Knife- Finding your own food is fun! This pocket-size mushroom knife has a brush on one end to clean your mushrooms as you forage.

Opinel No. 6 Carbone Folding Pocket Knife- If your outdoorsy person isn't a mushroom person, this popular Opinel pocket knife is sure to please.

 Gifts for The Carnivore:

Yamawaki Sujihiki (Meat Slicer)- A beautiful Damascus stainless steel knife that will slice meat cleanly and effortlessly.

Medium Rare Henry Apron- Perfect for the BBQ lover, the heavyweight fabric of this apron will deflect the heat from the grill. It is durable, comfortable and attractive. Available in tan or black denim.

Gifts for The Oyster Lover:

R. Murphy New Haven Elite Oyster Knife- This oyster knife has the popular New Haven shape with a beautiful polished rosewood handle. A pleasure to shuck oysters with!

Oyster Board- This locally made, wooden oyster board will securely hold the oyster so you can shuck it safely and easily.

Microplane Cut-Resistant Glove- Our most popular oyster shucking glove, it's hard to keep this one in stock! This comfortable glove prevents injuries while shucking.

Gifts for The Fish Lover:

Fish Fanatic Starter Package- Everything you need to create beautiful fish dishes. Includes a Tojiro Deba knife, Japanese pin bone tweezers, brass fish scaler, Nogent fish spatula and a Banjo oyster shucker.

The Whole Fish Cookbook (Josh Niland)- Learn new way to cook, eat and drink with every part of the fish. Heavily emphasizing on zero-waste cooking.

Gifts for The Entertainer:

Larch Wood Round Cutting Board- This chef approved, end-grain cutting board is as beautiful as it is practical. Would make for a wonderful charcuterie board display.

Berard Cheese Knife Set- A luxurious hand-carved olive wood cheese knife set. Includes a cheese fork, spreader knife and cheese knife.

 

Hope everyone is staying safe and staying sharp! Happy shopping :)