Summer 2007 Gift Guide

CHOW’s 2007 Summer Gift Guide


Shake, Shake, Shake

These little creatures seem to have escaped from a cartoon onto the table.
Booty Shakers, $68 for the set

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Hip to Be Square

Whether your giftee is just starting out or upgrading her kitchen, this gorgeous salad bowl and serving dish combo made from sustainably raised bamboo sets a good precedent.
Square Bamboo Salad Bowl Set, $84

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That’s the Spirit

The experts say sip it straight, but we’re not opposed to mixing it up in a very special margarita.
Gran Centenario Plata Tequila, $57.51

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Fromage à Trois

A quality stainless-steel set of cheese knives for hard, medium, and soft cheeses keeps contamination to a minimum.
Koninklijke van Kempen & Begeer Cheese Knives, $52.50

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The Science of Sweet

Delicious gelato flavors include toasted sesame and honey lavender; Il Laboratorio delivers selected items anywhere in the United States.
Il Laboratorio del Gelato Home Delivery, $95 (including shipping) for four 18-ounce containers

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Cold Comfort

Step it up: Giving a shipment of gelato plus this ice cream maker means immediate gratification and a little inspiration.
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, $59.95

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Main Squeeze

Take your aggressions out on the fruit squeezer, not on your new bride or groom.
Polly George Mr. & Mrs. Jones Juicer Set, $90

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Pose Your Posies

This pretty ceramic vase stores kitchen utensils or holds flowers.
Chloe Decorated Vase, $70

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Put Your Cake on a Pedestal

Cake gets pride of placement on this beautiful stand.
Black Lace Cake Stand, $60

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Control Issues

For control freaks and tech nerds. This ice bucket has 10 temperature settings from 37°F to 122°F, which might be overkill. We like it anyway.
Electronic Ice Bucket, $59.95

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Tray Chic

Serving tray or art for the wall? You decide.
Ibride Deer Tray, $59

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Sweet and Light

Made from porcelain and stainless steel, this sugar and creamer set brings a touch of modernity to tea time.
“Five o’Clock” Creamer & Sugar Set, $76

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