Round #2 of the GRShop and Gabriel Ross staff gift picks. We try to keep these items in stock for easy and quick shipping, and remember, most orders over $100 qualify for free shipping.
Vanessa: Vanessa, the Gabriel Ross Showroom manager, has lots of great ideas to help you choose the perfect gift in this season of giving. You may like these suggestions so much you decide to self-gift this year, and that is always fun!
"I bought the Risotto Plus for my mother last year and after hearing her rave about it I was finally able to use hers when I last visited. The Risotto Plus is not just for making risotto, you can also use it to steam your vegetables, cook rice and as a slow cooker. I love that everything can be done directly in one machine."
The Breville Risotto Plus is an advanced multi-cooker that can make tender slow-cooked meals, stir-free risotto, fluffy rice and quinoa all in the same cooking bowl. It also has a sauté setting that allows you to caramelize all your lovely fresh ingredients.
Vanessa also loves the Alessi Dressed in Wood Collection, designed by Marcel Wanders.
"I was very excited when Alessi once again teamed up with Marcel Wanders to expand the Dressed Collection. Using a wood-cut laser technique, the Dressed in Wood Collection of platters has the iconic lace pattern cut into the surface. Paired together or separate, the wood platters not only serve a function but are great to look at."
Get dressed for breakfast! The Alessi Dressed in Wood Collection consists of a personal breakfast board, a serving board, two trays, a cheese board, a cake stand, a domed cover in clear thermoplastic resin with wooden knob and a big round centre piece. Natural beech wood was chosen by the designer for all the items in this collection.
Laura: "I love Iittala's Teema Collection. It has a very sleek design and comes in an array of beautiful colours. If I had to pick one thing out of that collection to receive as a gift for Christmas it would be the Teema Mug in red. I have been eyeing that one in our showroom for sometime now."
Functional, durable and refined, Teema is the perfect tableware for every day use. Plates, platters, cups and bowls, each and every Teema piece is oven, freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe. So not only will they look beautiful on your dining table, but they’ll make cooking, serving and clean-up a joy. Available in 6 great colours, as well as Laura's fav, seasonal red!
Lawrie: "I like the Artek Kanto Magazine/Firewood Rack in natural birch. It's a stylish, contemporary take on the bent plywood process that dates back to origins in the 1830s. So simple and so useful, it would look perfect sitting next to the fireplace or beside your cozy reading chair!
Kanto is a newspaper stand or firewood rack made from one bent plywood sheet. Kanto, designed by Pancho Nikander in 2004, continues with honour Artek's tradition of bent wood products. Also available in white or black lacquer.
Gary: Gary loves all things Taika! Designed by Klaus Haapaniemi, for Iittala, Taika means ‘magic’ in Finnish. Taika lets you choose from a variety of bold and enchanting pieces. Haapaniemi’s illustrations inspire your own imagination and storytelling. The magical pattern created by Klaus Haapaniemi has been combined with the shape of the Aika Series designed by Heikki Orvola.
The Iittala Taika Collection consists of many wonderful pieces, all very collectible.
In 2014 Iittala expanded the Taika Collection to home interior with new textiles - the Taika owl has landed on merino wool cushion covers, and a throw, available in blue or gray.
So cosy in fine merino wool.
So this year greet your guests with a warm welcome, set the table with the best you have, feel the joy of giving, and enjoy the season.
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