Preen Gift Guide: Hot items for kitchen goddesses

Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Our weekly gift guide series will help you figure out what you can get your loved ones this coming season. From food to fashion and beauty, we’ll be covering all possible areas to make sure you have the best options to choose from. We will be posting gift guides every week till Christmas comes around so keep checking back for more!

Christmas is around the corner. And I know one thing you’re excited about—noche buena! But before you dig in, make sure to remember and give thanks to the hero who made it. One way to show your appreciation to that one person who makes your life so much better with their yummy creations is by giving them a present this Christmas. Hey, you’ll benefit from it, too. 

Not sure what to give ‘cause the kitchen’s not really your thing? Don’t worry, we got you. Here are items your culinary hero would thank you for.

Smeg mixer

If you want to go all in and really surprise your loved one, go for this Smeg retro stand mixer. This is actually one of the brand’s products recognized by prestigious awards for its great design. It’s available in multiple colors, but we recommend you go for this bright red one which aptly reflects the festive mood of the  holiday. Available at Park Terraces.

West Elm cheeseboard

For the who also love to entertain their culinary prowess, the cheese board from West Elm that’s made from solid marble with metal handles in a copper finish is a sophisticated way to serve up everything from meat and cheese spreads to appetizers and snacks. Available at Estancia Mall.

Cravings: Hungry for More cookbook

Here’s a present from another kitchen goddess: Chrissy Teigen. The mom of two’s acclaimed cookbook features favorite recipes, like her Internet-breaking banana bread and  Pad Thai Carbonara. Amazon describes it as “Chrissy’s new edible diary” with recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals for “lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living.” that’s sure to fill your belly but leave you asking for more. Available online

Habitat Manila Teira casserole with spatula

This one-of-a-kind casserole from Habitat is part of their collection of ceramic dishes that while modern, are made from sustainable materials and quality craftsmanship. It has high resistance to thermal shock and is perfect for baking. It also allows preservation in the refrigerator, and is dishwasher safe. Available at Abenson, BGC.

Dr. Chefy apron

Just because you’re stuck in the kitchen, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care. For stylish cooks who want to take their style to the kitchen, Dr. Chefy’s apron is the gift for them. Since 2015, the premium apron brand has gained a following among food establishments and salons. According to FNB Report, “The designs are customized and the materials are locally sourced. The fabrics come from different parts of Manila and the accessories are from Marikina.” Available online.


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