December 22 2017
Original Holiday Gifts for the Host and Hostess
Written by Gastown Admin
Tis the season to party!
With everything that’s on your list, an oft overlooked essential is the gift for your venerable host.
It’s a wonderful feeling indeed as you enthusiastically ring the doorbell, waiting in anticipation to see the look on your friends face as they are presented with a lovely item they most likely were not expecting.
Here’s a few suggestions to make it easy.
Trust us – you’ll be happy you thought of them!
For those with a discerning sweet tooth
@East Van Roasters
EVR Fresh Bar Collection
EVR Fresh Bar Collection this holiday season includes:
Aloha Crunch with butter toffee and Black Sea salt in Peru,
Orange Spice (and everything nice) with house candied mandarin orange and winter spices in Peru, The Sparkle Bar with dried cranberries, pink peppercorn and candied fennel seed in Madagascar.
Magic Kiss, by Elena Khomoutova | 15 Pieces
This 15 piece milk and dark assortment contains a selection of mini creams, truffles, butter caramels and a mini bar.
For coffee lovers
Revolver is stocking an abundance of hard to find coffee and brewing equipment right now.
phil and seb,
sweet bloom coffee
bows x arrows coffee
square mile coffee
the barn berlin
drop coffee roasters
tim wendel boe
Guatemala Geisha Blend – Available in very limited retail quantities, this coffee encompasses a rare palate of flavours including peach, jasmine and floral notes.
For passionate cooks
@Old Faithful Shop
Robert Herder 1922 Chef’s Knife Large – Carbon
True to the original knife, the 1922 series by Robert Herder is die forged with a small bolster in the dry fine grinding method and blue glazed by hand. The blade is made of high-grade non stainless carbon steel which has been hardened to 60 HRC. Carved from plum wood the smooth handle fits firmly in the hand.
@Orling & Wu
KINTO – KAKOMI IH Donabe 1.5l
You can steam, simmer, and stew with KAKOMI.
Hasami Porcelain Tea Pot
The matte texture and color, is made of a mixture of porcelain substance and clay, at a specific ratio.
For whisky and wine connoisseurs
Tank Whiskey Glasses (set of 2)
Tank Glass is mouth-blown into graphic forms to become stunning table top architecture.
Designed by Antonio Citterio & Toan Nguyen in 2004
8.75″Wx8.75″Dx8″H / 190cl
Bomma Wiskey Decanter (900 ml)
Made of lead crystal and 24% PbO.
For the gamers
Frontier Playing Cards
This Bicycle playing card deck was inspired by wildlife illustrations of the late 19th century. Each face card is filled with stunning hand-drawn detail, and features era-appropriate touches like the 1895 Bicycle “Expert Back” deck logo. Made entirely in the USA by Frontier Playing Cards, this first edition boxed set includes both the wildlife deck and the predator edition deck.
For the ones who love pure light
Hollow Tree Candles
Hollow Tree scents are distilled in Grasse, France – the birthplace of scent, to provide the ultimate olfactory experience. Every Hollow Tree candle uses a proprietary blend of premium coconut wax and is hand-poured in studio located in Whistler, BC.
Under Milk Wood candle by Tom Daxon.
Cosseting sandalwood enhanced with amber, warm musks and suede.
Made in England