Summer 2007 Gift Guide

CHOW’s 2007 Summer Gift Guide


Too Hot to Handle

Grandma always gives us potholders. Up the ante with these, by the husband-and-wife team of Deadly Squire.
Blackbirds After the Harvest Pot Holder and Oven Mitt, $45 for both

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Clear Winner

We like this craft-distilled vodka so much, we had Hangar One create a special cocktail for our launch party.
Hangar One Vodka, $32–$40

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Cocoa of the Gods

Xocatyl was once reserved for the Aztec ruling class, but now everyone can drink like Montezuma.
Vosges Aztec Elixir Couture Cocoa and Molinillo Frothing Stick, $36 for both

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Bird Season

Stylized bird shakers from Top Design darling Jonathan Adler add whimsy to the table.
Jonathan Adler Bird Salt/Pepper, $48

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No Deposit, No Return

A clever take on wasteful plastic water bottles, these glass carafes won’t end up in a landfill.
Seletti Glass Bottle Collection, $35 each

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I Know What I Did Last Night

Food bloggers are so 2006. Record your wining and dining thoughts old-school style with these journals.
Pamela Barsky Restaurant or Wine Journal, $30

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Wine for Four

Clever package design makes these delicate Riedel glasses easy to send as gifts. And because they’re stemless they double as juice glasses.
Riedel O Chardonnay/Viognier Party Tube, $39.80 for a pack of four

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Tasting Notes

These coasters look fancy sitting beneath a glass of Merlot, but they can also serve as place cards—they’re erasable.
Modern-Twist Birds ’n Trees Coaster Notz, $20 for a set of four

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Prunes, Jerky, and Thyme

Our ultimate home bar isn’t complete without fancy dehydrated fruit garnishes.
Back to Basics Food Dehydrator, $49.99

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Piggy Pleasure

Your swine-loving friends will swoon—some call this the best cured meats they’ve ever had.
La Quercia Piccante Cook’s Package, $49

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Wake-Up Call

Your young grad needs coffee to get to his first job on time. This carafe’s cheery color wakes us up even when empty; imagine the possibilities when full.
Columbus 2000 Insulated Carafe, $29.99

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