Sometimes it can be really tough to get going on your holiday gifts. What on earth does Auntie Mimi want from you this year? You know your cousin Sheila has a sweet tooth, but which of our various treats should you have prettily boxed up and sent her way?
We asked five of our favorite home cooks and celebrities to share their favorite Williams-Sonoma winter holiday gifts. Here they are, from Andrew Zimmern’s favorite knives to Ali Larter’s go-to waffle maker.
Actress Tiffani Thiessen will be buying gifts from the high and low ends of the spectrum alike. Her daughter loves hot chocolate, her son is a Star Wars fanatic so she has her eye on this apron, and she adores our elegant Champagne saber. See all of her picks here.
You already know all of Zimmern’s favorite Hannukah recipes, but what about his go-to gifts? He is clearly a gadget lover, and his picks will resonate with home cooks looking to master a technique. He highlights his favorite ice cream machines, dehydrators, pressure cookers, and juicers. Shop, Zimmern-style.
Food Network star and chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s picks run the gamut from classic, such as this Le Creuset Dutch oven in a shade she says reminds her of Julia Child, to nouveau, like a smokeless rotisserie grill. Learn, too, her picks for excellent wooden spoons, stainless-steel nonstick cookware, and more.
TV personality, cook and author Adam Richman has six extremely stylish picks up for grabs. He loves Smeg Dolce & Gabbaba appliances almost as much as we do, especially this gorgeous juicer. He also has a soft spot for our black truffle rub (because who wouldn’t?) and All-Clad stainless-steel roasting racks, among other goodies.
Ali Larter, actress and author of Kitchen Revelry: A Year of Festive Menus from My Home to Yours, has chosen six impeccably designed, timeless items. From the drop-dead gorgeous KitchenAid Pro Line Copper stand mixer to the Breville Smart Waffle Pro to a simple but stunning Boos cutting board, she’s got functional classics covered.