Not sure what to get for the foodie, hostess, or wine connoisseur in your life? I just discovered a really great brand that I JUST had to share with you dearest blog reader.
Supplier of kitchen wear and tabletop accessories, Trudeau offers a variety of cleverly designed products that I am currently obsessed with, I think would make great gifts—and all for under $50.
No turkey sandwich is complete in my eyes without a plethora of pepper! I just love this battery operated pepper mill that dispenses pepper when you flip it over. It’s cool too because you can gauge how much comes out, so if you like a fine grain pepper or a courser grain you have the option. The Graviti Plus has a super sleek design that fits comfortably for one-handed operation, ideal for food prep.
The original Graviti mill was introduced in 2005, and now this Canadian-designed signature Trudeau item has added several elements to make it better than ever. The battery-powered tilt-to-grind function means no buttons, no effort and no mess, and there’s even an LED light to illuminate the food on your plate or in the pot! There is an over-sized knob for adjusting the grind and a versatile, rustproof ceramic grinder to ensure the best consistency of pepper. The large-capacity (50g) mill fills from the top and it’s easy to replace the batteries (requires 6 AAA batteries – not included). The Graviti Plus comes in chrome, red or black. Retails: $49.99
If you’re hosting a dinner you don’t want to be getting up and down a thousand times during the dinner, and so this little guy is great for leaving the bottle at the table while also keeping it cool. Also because you’re not pouring the wine into another bottle there are certainly a lot of cool designs out there, but they also can take up a lot of space on table that maybe you don’t have. The Cooling Aerator features a stainless steel rod filled with non-toxic cooling gel that will maintain pre-chilled whites or reds for up to an hour. It will also bring room-temperature reds to the right serving temperature, while the detachable aerator enhances wine flavour and aroma. Retails: $39.99
Who doesn’t love a good cheese board? It’s a party staple no questions, but certain cheese need certain kind of love when serving. These four flat-bottom ceramic cheese knives are free-standing, each with a specially designed stainless steel blade. There is a flat-edge blade for soft cheeses, a pear-shaped blade for hard cheeses, a wide blade for semi-hard cheeses and a fork for semi-hard cheeses and serving. Retails: $14.99
Featured in the photo above I just love this Tea Infuser and Glass Set! I love the silicone top that is attached to the infuser, as any of you tea drinkers out there know some teas need to brewed with a cover to maintain all the good stuff inside. This one has a stainless steel infuser with leak-proof silicone lid that also serves as a coaster. The infuser fits most mugs and comes with an ergonomic borosilicate glass tumbler that is shatter-resistant. The double-wall tumbler keeps beverages warm and reduces heat transfer, so it’s never too hot to the touch. The shape of the tumbler also fits under most coffee machines. Retails: $29.99
So if you have a foodie or wine lover in your life who could use some fun things in their kitchen or around their dinner table; I think any of these items would make a great gift (if they don’t already have them).
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For all product information and independent retail locations across Canada, the Trudeau website is: www.trudeau.ca