Winter 2008 Gift Guide. There's never been a better time to give.
Fresser Gingerbread Coffeecake $50 If you can't bake your own gingerbread to gift this year, do the next best thing: Zingerman's! A special offering during the fall and winter seasons, the dark gingerbread coffee cake has ingredients like crystallized ginger, brewed coffee, Indonesian cinnamon, and Balinese long pepper.
Acacia Cutting Boards $59 each Beautiful wood cutting boards with flair—each has a laser-engraved illustration. Choose from a Vespa rider, an astronaut landing on the moon, or a person lounging on the beach.
Christmasberry Smoked Sockeye Salmon $59.99 for a two-pound fillet Made in limited quantities during the holiday season, this wild salmon is brined in a mixture of Hawaiian sea salt and cane sugar, then smoked. It comes with Christmasberry honey from Big Island Bees that can be brushed on the fillet before serving, making for a sweet and savory treat.
Wine Ratchet Magnum $60 This wine opener was designed to ensure a perfect pull and pop every time.
Lisa's Cookie Shop Gift Tower $60 We really can't say enough good things about the amazing baked goods that come out of Lisa's Cookie Shop, like the kitchen sink cookies or pecan coconut bars. The 45-piece gift tower has a range of everything you might want.
Rolling Slicer/Tenderizer $60 Sleek and functional, this stainless steel gadget has different blades for chopping herbs or tenderizing meat.
Stainless-Steel Compost Pail with Compost: The Natural Way to Make Food for Your Garden $62.19 for both We know that composting is a good thing, but it can get smelly. This pail has a charcoal filter to keep odors to a minimum until food scraps can be moved to an outdoor system. Paired with this how-to book, it'll make the perfect composting starter kit.
Trio of Artisan Oils and Butters of the World Assortment $66.98 for both If regular butter and oil just won't do, give these artisanal varieties a try: handcrafted roasted hazelnut, grapeseed, and roasted walnut oils by La Tourangelle, and four gourmet butters from Denmark, England, France, and Vermont.
Cuisinart 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Iron $69.95 Cuisinart's four-slice waffle maker has six settings to brown waffles however you like, plus foolproof nonstick baking plates and a signal that sounds when your waffles are ready.
Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket $70 Help your special someone stay in bed a little longer with this gift basket from Spoon. It has all the makings of a perfect breakfast in bed: buttermilk pancake mix, Vermont blueberry maple syrup, small-batch strawberry jam, organic fair trade Yirgacheffe ground coffee, and granola.
Dovetail Neighborhood Place Setting $72 for everything shown here Each piece from the Dovetail studio is handmade by married couple Josh and Margaret Smith. The dishware takes on unique shapes, and the line drawings are screen-printed onto the porcelain.