Valentine’s Day is just days away, and you still haven’t bought the perfect gift for your special someone? You’re running out of time! But it’s going to be OK. Take a deep breath. We’re here to help with some fabulous last minute ideas.
Does your significant other enjoy spending time in the kitchen? If so, you’re in luck. Because there’s no limit to the practical items you can purchase for this part of the home. And since these sorts of objects help improve the quality of mealtime, it’s a gift that keeps on giving. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be holiday-related a purchase. These gifts will surely make your mate happy anytime of year.
Is your partner an aspiring pizzaiolo? Well then you’ve just found yourself the perfect gift. Everything you need to improve your amateur pizza-making skills, conveniently combined into one home-delivered crate. Inside the box are four pizza stones–sized to fit a small kitchen oven, high-end flour, a special herb blend, 2-sided dough roller, and a recipe book. Everything you need to lift home-made pies to pizza parlor quality.
Here’s an intimate conversation piece for the holiday. This romantic recipe book is based entirely on ingredients with purported aphrodisiac qualities. Walking the line between sensual and tasteful, its pages are filled with scintillating imagery of invigorating food preparations. According to author Martha Hopkins, “the book has sparked countless first dates, weddings, rekindled romances, and bouncing happy babies since its release.” InterCourses is a coffee-table book you might want to keep confined to the bedroom.
This Valentine’s Day, give them something they won’t ever forget: smoked meat. This 30-gallon barrel bills itself as the ‘#1 Drum Cooker in the World.” Why? It’s hook and hang design centers meat within the low heat, maximizing cooking space and allowing fat and juices to drip onto the coals below. You can efficiently smoke up to eight rib racks at once. The barrel is of solid design; its 18-gauge steel holds consistent heat over lengthy cooking times. It’s a recipe for full-flavored protein, every time. A sleek, jet black exterior guarantees its status as a stylish addition to any backyard barbecue.
Ask any professional chef: nothing cuts quite like Japanese steel. Since your home chef deserves nothing but the best, check out this elegant line of cutlery from Korin. The Togiharu Inox is one of the brand’s most popular offerings; lightweight, with a thin profile and zero drag resistance. It cuts with precision and in style. And once you’ve experienced it, nothing else will seem satisfactory. Also available in a left-handed model.
This is the ideal introductory kitchenware for anyone new to premium stainless steel. The kit contains a trio of some of the most popular pots and pans available at Made-In — a startup dedicated to durable and stylish cooking accessories. Delivered to your home kitchen is a 10″ stainless steel frying pan, a 2-quart sauce pan with lid, and a 5-quart lidded stock pot. You’re not just gifting your loved one the tools to thrive, but the ability to look good while doing it.
Looking for something a little more elegant without breaking the bank? Check out this vintage rug, handwoven in Cannakale, Turkey. Measuring approximately 4′ x 6′ in area, it’s an easy way to add warmth and vibrancy to any small room. Revival stocks a wide assortment of the accoutrements on its website. The Gulcin, with its tangerine orange theme brings forth a bright motif particularly suitable to dining spaces. But the sizable online selection allows you to tailor your gift to the exact color and style preferences of a loved one.
A Swiss Army Knife is a highly underrated tool in the home kitchen space. In one compact device, it affords access to multiple blades, a can opener, a bottle opener, a corkscrew, toothpick, and scissors. It’s a ton of efficiency to pack into a single pocket. And this one is even more special as it commemorates the Lunar New Year. Only 8,888 pieces were made of the collector’s item (eight is a symbol of luck and good fortune according to the Chinese). On its iconic red exterior is an inlay of a pig, along with Chinese characters evoking prosperity and success.