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Whether you are super organized and finished your holiday shopping this past June or felt great you finished up on Cyber Monday; you may be realizing you may need a last minute gift or two for your favorite home chef in your life. Don’t worry the gifts below are sure to get a smile on their face while they immediately start thinking what they will be making when they use them. The great thing about all of them is they all under $50, inexpensive enough so you can buy one for yourself too.
Vintage Blacksmith Flatware Caddy — This is an excellent gift for those who love to throw a buffet-style dinner party. They are made out of mango wood and have either an F, K or S engraved in each one, so your forks, knives and spoons are neatly organized awaiting hungry guests to get them as they go down the buffet line. Retailing at $59 it can be bought with the Vintage Blacksmith Lazy Susan to add a bit more charm to your sauces for an additional $49.
Silpat Silicone Cookie Sheet Liners — We all have our favorite bakers whom we end up eating one too many of their cookies. Let’s encourage them to keep baking by buying them a Silpat silicone cookie sheet liner. These help cooks save money and help the environment by giving them a baking mat they can bake with, without having to use cooking grease or parchment paper. Wilson Sonoma has them at four different sizes with prices ranging from $17.56-$21.56.
WonderVeg — Veggie Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer — Veggie Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer — Who does not love a Zoodle? A zoodle are noodles made with zucchini. Many cooks are looking for healthy alternatives to heavy kinds of pasta meals, and the Wonder Veg machine creates zucchini spaghetti noodles quickly and efficiently, which is a great time saver for any cook. The WonderVeg can be bought on Amazon. It comes with six spare parts; it also includes a cleaning brush and mini recipe book. The WonderVeg retails at $23.97 and is part of Prime’s free two-day shipping products.
Jenaluca Herb Scissors Stainless Steel — For those home chefs who love to add fresh herbs and spices to their food. These are the perfect gift to make herb confetti. They are a five blade cutting wonder. The blades are stainless steel. They come with a unique cover and a special cleaning comb for after use. They are currently part of Prime’s free one-day shipping and retail at $14.97.
Come meet the AKG team. Join us this Sunday, December 17 for a breakfast and a private shopping event at Pottery Barn, Reston Town Center. Hope to see you there!
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Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.
He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.