The 2016 Dishing Gift Guide: For the Kitchen


When it comes to gifting for your favorite foodie, think beyond the edible with these tools and trinkets to update any kitchen.


New West Knifeworks has a wide array of knives for all levels of cooks, as well as some fun toys for the adventurer on your list. Pick up a one of their tomahawks for your brother and a petty knife for your mom, and you are destined to be the favorite this Christmas.



Twenty Two Home has some stunning options for any home. This Georg Jensen pitcher would take entertaining to the next level. Its striking silhouette would grace any table with elegance and function.

xowyo card

Want to send some holiday cheer but don’t feel like shipping a big box back home? Xowyo has wonderful, unique holiday cards that can be found around town including Jackson Bootlegger, Altitude, Made, Aspens Market, Pearl Street Market, Stockton and Shirk, and at the General Store at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.


Speaking of The Bootlegger and Altitude, among the many great gifts there is a Dishing favorite: as Swell Bottle. We’ve been known to pour a full bottle of sauvignon blanc or a slushy from Creekside into these babies when the temps are hot. And when it’s cold, fill them with hot chocolate. These bottles are double insulated and keep your hot hot for 12 hours and your cold cold for 24 hours.


I love Persephone Bakery as much for its pastries as for its curated selection of home goods. It’s truly hard to decide between their gorgeous Farmhouse Pottery to their cookbooks like “Dinner at the Long Table.” But this season, I am in love with their gift boxes. Their Winter Warm Up comes with a little of everything: cookies and chocolate for now; maple syrup for a cozy Sunday morning later in winter, and an enamelware mug and tea towel to use all year long.


Habits has a ton of great finds for the women on your list, from clothing to jewelry to accessories. This stylish market bag is no exception. Buy her one to replace the tattered bags she brings to the farmers market, and she will look great no matter what the errand.

in place

While not technically a gift to put in the kitchen, this is a gift for the kitchen. If you have a recipient who can never seem to find her wine opener, or whose platters are buried deep out of reach and out of site, then gift him or her organization. In Place can whip a kitchen into shape in an afternoon. Because, who needs more stuff when they can’t find their stuff as it is?


In addition to a gorgeous array of flowers, Lily and Co. has a one of our favorite selections of items for the home. These cute serving spoons would make a stylish hostess gift or nice addition to any kitchen.

Whole Grocer bakery items

Jackson Whole Grocer is offering a variety of gift options, including this bakery set for that busy baker in your life. Celebrate the spirit of the season by giving festive kitchen towels with a pottery baking bowl and colorful whisk. Psst, they have cookie cutters and aprons, too.


grand-panThe Grand Pan made a splash this past summer in Jackson and we are excited to see them continuing this “kick ass cookware” trend here in Jackson. You can pick up your own Grand Pan from New West Knifeworks or order online from their store. Pans range from small to large and each have a unique story of their origin and making.


About Author

Also originally from the South, Cara Rank discovered cooking was a creative outlet that helped her relax after long days writing magazine and newspaper articles during the past eight years in Jackson. Really, she just missed Southern food. A lot. During a 12-year career as a journalist, Cara has won numerous awards for her work and has written about everything from rodeo queens to Dolly Parton tomatoes. She spends her weekends making jars of pickles and jam and amazing dinners for friends. She loves shishito peppers, Chicago-style hot dogs and elderflower-spiked cocktails.

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