Can you believe it? Christmas is almost here! With the end of the Christmas countdown right around the corner, we hope you’ve had the opportunity to get all the gifts you need for your favorite foodie… BUT, just in case you haven’t, we still have a few hot picks available at thePlate Boutique now through December 23rd. To help you make your last minute decisions, here are a few of our staff’s favorites just for you:
Danielle, CMU dietetic intern and Mt. Pleasant store associate, recommends the Salad Dressing Shaker/Maker. “I chose this last minute Christmas gift because it is perfect for any individual who enjoys trying new and creative dressings. It’s small size makes it a great stocking stuffer and its inexpensive as well.” Danielle bought this as a gift last year and received lots of compliments, so you know its sure to be a winner!
If salad isn’t quite all the rage for the foodie you have in your mind, perhaps our Grand Rapids store manager and nutrition expert, Sarah, will have a better pick for you. Sarah chose the Lodge 10″ Curved Skillet Pan we currently have in stock. “These pre-seasoned pans offer a non-stick surface and offer some added iron into your meal plan. The curve of the pan would make the perfect omelette, plus, its made in the USA and the company has been around for at least 100 years!” We also love the cost point – only $25.99!
Another fun and funky gadget? Kaitlyn, another CMU dietetic student and Mt. Pleasant store associate loves our Microplane Spiral Cutter! “It encourages people to eat more vegetables with a fun and creative method of preparing them. Plus, it creates a great substitute for noodles in pasta dishes.” Yes, the spiral cutter is a great way to add a little diversity to your meal plan AND get some of your more picky eaters excited about vegetables. Well… maybe! Your favorite foodie is sure to love this handy, easy to store tool in their kitchen!
All good foodies know that a dull knife is an awful knife. So this year, give the gift of sharp knives with a Wusthof knife sharpener. Its Kati’s pick because it makes food prep a breeze. After all, when it comes to kitchen essentials, a sharp quality knife is a must-have item. “The sticker shock of a high quality knife can often mean that the sharpener gets left behind. In my opinion its the perfect gift because its both practical and something one might not necessarily buy for themselves”. Retail price: $25.00
Our newest staff member, Amy, thinks the Epicurean Michigan Shaped Cutting Board is the must have gift this season. “It’s the perfect last minute gift idea. It would be great to use as as cheese platter – grab a gourmet cheese and chutney or honey and you’ve got a festive gift that can be used again and again!” Retail price: $26.99
Have a favorite? We’d love to know which of these items you’d like to find under the tree this year!