A gift-giving guide for Christmas 2015 and Beyond
With just a few days left for holiday shopping, let the countdown begin. Many of us are still searching about the shops and the internet for that perfect gift for our significant other, our parents and our friends. And oh what a challenge it can be! Let Cucine d’Italia help out with a few ideas for gifts both big and small that can help you choose that ideal gift for the holidays or any other day of the year.
Let the giving begin!
RIEDEL – DECANTER EVECHEN
Produced in Germany by Riedel, Decanter Evechen goes beyond the practical, mixing form and style with the craftsmanship of glass made in the Tyrol. Serving wine becomes a true tasting experience thanks to its unique design which allows the wine to reach optimal aireation before serving. Measurements: height 345mm, volume 1285 ccm. Price: 275 euros
THE SUB BLACK EDITION
The perfect gift for the beer enthusiast! What better than the possibility of having beer on tap right in your own home. The Sub Black Edition was designed by Marc Newson, guarantees freshness for up to fifteen days and keeps beer at a cool two degrees. Measurements: 45.25cm x 23.5cm x 33.5cm. Price: 199 euros
HENNESSY VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION
A very special cognac indeed! Hennessy is celebrating its fifth Very Special Limited Edition in collaboration with the artist Ryan McGinness, who designed the packaging of this year’s bottle.
Bottle from 700 ml. Price: 61 euros
BITOSSI HOME – FRUIT CANDLES
Handmade in Italy, Bitossi Home’s fruit-shaped candles are made with high-quality wax and come in either silver or gold. The candles are available with one of three different finishes: opaque, shiny or glitter. Measurements: apple (h. 12cm), pear (h. 17cm), banana (h. 23cm). Price from 24.40 euros.
ROSSANA ORLANDI – NAKED CHAIR
Designed by Nika Zupanac for Rossana Orlandy Gallery, Naked Chair is made in brass. Its essential form and shiny robust material reflects down to its barest beauty. Measurements: 45cm x 43cm x 82cm. Price: 3,500 euros
NITAL – CROCK POT SLOW COOKER
For the person who enjoys cooking but is always on the run, the crock pot, available with various functions and in various sizes, is a great gift. Most offer both high and low cooking settings. Measurements: volume 2.4l, 3.5l and 4.7l). Prices range from 44.90 to 99.9 euros.
DE VECCHI – CHAMPAGNE BUCKET
Made by De Vecchi and designed by Francesco Lucchese, Balance is a champagne bucket made in silver 925. Thanks to an innovative nanomolecular anti-tarnishing treatment the bucket never needs polishing. Measurements: 21cm x 21cm x 33cm. Weight: 1.212 kg
ALESSI – CELATA FRUIT BOWL
Designed by Giulio Iacchetti for Alessi, this creative bowl is a play on the helmet worn by knights. It’s available in three versions: shiny stainless steel 18/10 or black/red resin. Measurements: 26cm x 22.5cm x 9cm. Prices: black/red 58 euros, stainless steel 90 euros
BITOSSI HOME – WHY NOT?
With the dish collect Why Not?, Bitossi Home makes it possible to mix and match plates from different collections in order to create new and personalized combinations. The collections Frozen, Glamour, Sorbetto, Malmo, Parisienne, Pois, Romantic, Rose and Spot can be alternated to create an original set composed of dinner plate, fruit plate and bowl. Prices starting at 17.41 euros.
MICHELIN GUIDE 2016
The ideal gift for the traveler or the person who enjoys trying out new places, Michelin’s 2016 guide covers 2700 restaurants, 3800 hotels and 400 farmhouse holidays in Italy. Price: 22euros
RICHARD GINORI 1735 – CUP
Individually hand painted, each cup from the Labarinto Scarlatto Collection by Richard Ginori is unique. The cups are made of porcelain and include details in24 karat gold. Measurements: 45.5cm and holds 400ml.Price: 104 euros
ALTREFORME – FESTA MOBILE JARS
For those who love a little history, a little literature and a little design, Festa Mobile by Elena Cutolo is a series of eight brightly colored aluminum jars each inspired by one of Ernest Hemingway’s 1920s Parisian haunts. Measurements: height 40cm, diameter from 14cm to 27cm. Price: 610 euros