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Annual Gift Giving Guide: 2023

It’s that time of year again, and as always, we’ve got a wonderful assortment of gift ideas for the foodie, chef, and baker in your life. Check out our list of must have items below and stop in to visit us at 10 E. Main Street for all your holiday needs.

1. The Goldie
Sour dough bread and sour dough recipes in general have taken the world by storm, and for good reason. Not only does the dough or item you create taste delicious, but it is also a great low-gluten option and some individuals with gluten sensitivities or intolerances can still eat sour dough.

Keep your sour dough starter at the perfect temperature with The Goldie by Sourhouse. According to their website, Goldie by Sourhouse™ provides just enough warmth to keep a sourdough starter consistently in the “Goldilocks Zone” of 75-82ºF (~24-28ºC) where it is the most active and healthy, so bakers can bake their best bread all year round without warming up their whole house.

2. Klean Kanteen

Take your adventures to a new level with this perfectly designed, vacuum insulated product. Drinks can stay cold up to 145 hours and hot for up to 47 hours. These are ideal for those who love to get outdoors, but can also make a great addition for someone who just wants to have their coffee stay hot all day long.

3. Le Creuset Bread Oven

The perfect complement to your purchase of The Goldie, is a Le Creuset bread oven. This item is sure to take your bread to the next level. Made from the same high-quality cast iron, this oven is designed to trap and circulate steam for a maximum rise and even browning of your bread. This should help ensure a perfect crust every time.

If you’re looking for a slightly more versatile option, then Le Creuset also has their entire line of dutch ovens which can also be used quite well to bake bread, cook your next family roast, or throw together a delicious soup or stew.

4. Gift Baskets

Not sure exactly what to get for your friends, family or coworker? Stop in and we’ll help you put together the perfect gift basket complete with items that are sure to elevate their next culinary adventure. Stop in and ask us about our options and you’ll leave the store with a complete gift ready to hand off to that special someone.

5. Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Sample Packs

We know that choosing just one of our olive oils or balsamic vinegars is just about impossible. That’s why we offer our variety gift packs so you don’t have to limit yourself. Instead, choose from our preselected packs or customize your own. Each pack comes with six 60 ml bottles which will give newbies and olive oil experts both dozens of pairings to spice up their next dish.

6. Olive Oil Skin Care

This is the time of year when skin and hair can really begin to suffer from the wind and cold. We’ve got a great line of olive oil skin care products from Olive Oil Skincare Company of Australia. From shampoo to facial cleanser to hand lotion we’ve got you covered.

7. Salts and Spices

In addition to spicing up your friend’s kitchen cabinets with olive oil and balsamic vinegars, you should be sure to throw in a selection of our salts, spices, and sugars. From black truffle salt to our custom Italian dipping blend we’ve got the perfect items to expand your spice cabinet.

8. Cheeses

This is the time of year when charcuterie boards can really shine. We’ve got an outstanding selection of cheeses in our cases that will help make your board a standout. From WSU Creamery cheeses (yes, that means Cougar Gold) to a variety of options from Walla Walla Cheese Company, there’s something for everyone.

9. Champagne and Bubbles

It’s not the holiday season without adding some bubbles to your celebrations. Gift a bottle to your friend, or simply bring one or two to that next gathering. We have one of Walla Walla’s widest selections of champagnes from France, cavas from Spain, proseccos from Italy, and sparkling wines from the USA.

10. Wusthof Knives

No gifting guide would be complete without a mention of these top of the line German knives from Wusthof. If you have a chef or foodie in your life that doesn’t have a quality knife on hand, then this is a must get item. We carry a selection of their offerings ranging in category from chef knives to utility to Asian-style and paring.