Brookestone a Ton of Great Gift Ideas and Solutions!

blog-brookstoneThe gifts available at Brookstone are unbelievable! There are gifts for a variety of occasions including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, housewarming, anniversaries, graduations, and so much more. Heck, you don’t have to have an occasion to shop here! I frequently look around for things for myself.

Brookstone carries a variety of things both in their store and online. These items include (but are DEFINITELY not limited to): electronics, furniture, entertaining items, outdoor gear, pool accessories, wine and bar things, toys and games, travel accessories, and so much more. One benefit of shopping in the store vs going online is that they often have their products set up for demonstration. It’s nice to be able to see the items up close and personal and even try them out!

This Gravy Warmer Would’ve Been Nice to Have For The Holidays!

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Sometimes I have the worst luck! I tend to find things AFTER I could’ve used them quite often and this gravy warmer is one of them.

I ended up hosting family Thanksgiving and family Christmas and made gravy for both (turkey gravy for Thanksgiving and ham gravy for Christmas). My mother always made the BEST gravy and recently I have finally come close to getting her recipe down (gravy is WAY harder to make than it should be). For awhile there, I always had canned gravy on hand because it was almost guaranteed that I would mess up the homemade stuff.

Anyway, I found this gravy warmer which keeps gravy warm on the table for up to an hour! I’m ordering this and having it on hand for future holiday meals (and those rare times during the rest of the year when I cook up a big meal involving gravy).

 

 

Personalized Wine Glasses are Great!

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I think that everybody knows a wine connoisseur or two. There are many people in my family that love wine. We collect it, drink it, cook with it, learn about it, and so much more. This creates a fun, family hobby that includes going to tastings and tours of different vineyards, subscribing to wine-of-the-month clubs, and helping each other build our collections.

I found this set of personalized wine glasses and wine carafe  that I know the wine connoisseurs of my family will fall in love with. This is fantastic because we can each enjoy our own “private chateau collection” and really feel “wined and dined”.

Do you know a person that loves wine as much as we do? This would make a fantastic gift for them. It is perfect for birthdays, weddings, graduations, and house-warming parties.

Taco Plates Make a Great Housewarming Gift

There is not too much I love more in this world than a really good taco. This is probably my favorite food, and when somebody gets it right when they are cooking tacos, I am their forever friend for life. Nothing beats a nice hardshell taco filled to the brim with spicy taco meat, gooey cheese, crunchy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, topped with some sour cream and of course salsa. Excuse me for a moment while I wipe the drool off of my computer keyboard…

I came across this fantastic product online about  a month ago. It arrived at my home shortly after, and of course since we eat tacos at our home about once a week, we were able to use them right away. These taco plates have special grooves in them to keep the taco standing upright and keeps them from getting messy and all over the place. They worked great! I am getting a couple more orders: one more for our house, one to give for a housewarming gift to a couple that moved in down the road, and one to give as a wedding gift. These taco plates are a great product that are very useful!

A Lid and Spoon Rest to Make the Cook’s Life Easier

I have many people on my Christmas list that I have yet to shop for. Where did the month of November go? I feel like it was just Halloween, and now it’s already less than 20 days from Christmas! I have definitely been in the Christmas spirit and our home is decorated and looks great. However, it’s the Christmas present shopping that I am slacking in.

Many of the people on my list love to cook and be in the kitchen. I have a lot of respect for them and am amazed and the wonderful things that they are able to create. I found this lid and spoon rest which will lessen the mess and expand the convenience of life in the kitchen. This is great and with this product, the chef is able to keep from setting the lid or spoon on the counter. This creates such a mess! I’m going to pair this gift with a cookbook full of great recipes and hopefully get invited over to see the final products!