Being a bit of a foodie and lover of all things nice for the kitchen, I’ve become a bit obsessed with Williams-Sonoma lately. I love everything from the hand soaps to the cutlery, to the food – so I jumped at the chance to compile a Christmas gift guide for the blog. Above is the selection I came up with – I’m such a fan of the packaging, quality and general feel of the place (you must try and visit in store, you’ll just want to touch everything).
I must admit there is something about the products that make me think of an old fashioned ‘American Christmas in the snow’, which is a good thing – you know the vibe I’m talking about? The family movies I grew up with through out the 80’s where kids drink hot chocolate and go snow sledding off the front porch?? There is just something romantic and nostalgic surrounding a traditional Christmas.
You could say the place is heaven for a sweet tooth (I’ve got my Nan in mind for a stash of these decadent treats), everything is so beautifully packaged in tins and boxes, making ideal stocking stuffers. Pictured above is the Peppermint Rolled Wafers, Peanut Brittle and Peppermint Bark – my personal picks of the bunch, but check out the full range here.
I love the idea of leaving out Santa his own hot chocolate for one of his many pit stops. The Hot Chocolate Pot has a lid that turns in to a handy trivet, and I couldn’t go past the gold monogrammed mug. Pictured above with the fun Jingle Bells table runner (made from the loveliest of linens with velvet trim).
Gifts that won’t break the bank are readily available through out Williams-Sonoma, and I think everyone could do with a good cheese knife in their lives, and the traditional enameled measuring cups would last someone a lifetime.
If you’re anything like me, a nice hand soap and candle is always a lovely addition at the kitchen sink (nice packaging make these ones even more of a winner), check out all the different yummy options available here. My favourite gift of the bunch would have to be the marble and timber stand pictured above (available in two sizes). So very decadent for a good cheese or cake display, or just on it’s own…I just can’t go past marble.
There is no better excuse than the silly season to enjoy a wine or two, and the Valencia Goblets have the look of glass, but are actually made of an unbreakable material – which make them perfect for poolside quaffing (very appropriate for our Australian climate). Also working with an Aussie Christmas, the lobster tea towel will add a punch of personality to your kitchen.
Another kitchen staple that is never going to go to be a gift that goes to the back of the cupboard on Boxing Day is a good quality bread board. The maple timber would look beautiful on a simple table setting, as well as being very functional.
This selection I’ve photographed is honestly not scratching the surface of the huge range that is available this Christmas at Williams-Sonoma. I can promise you’ll find something for pretty much everybody – unless you know some who doesn’t enter the kitchen, like to wash one’s hands or eat food. Ha!
Gift wrapping accessories are from Pulp Creative Paper.