Posts Tagged ‘Gift Ideas’

Top 10 Creative Holiday Gifts

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
  1. These Whimsical Parchment Cheese Leaves

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    For your fanciful loved one we have these adorable and food friendly parchment leaves. Whether you gift the leaves themselves or use them to construct one of the centerpieces above, these table decorations give any holiday table a festive aesthetic without being too “campy”. I use mine to serve appetizers to guests, but there are a ton of creative crafts you can use them for as well as decorating your table (without having to actually use dead leaves – yuck!)

    2. This Rustic Acacia wood Cheese Paddle Set

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    The holidays are a time for family, friends, and appetizers. When I hosted my first holiday dinner I had poured my all into the menu, without giving any thought to how I was going to actually going to serve my delicious dishes. Save your new host/hostess from scrambling around the kitchen with this live edge cheese paddle, that is sure to give your holiday cheese log that festive country-chic vibe.

    3. This Acacia Wood Condiment Set

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    These are perfect for the person in your life that is obsessed with that ‘food blog’ look (or like me just can’t stand to see plastic bottles on a beautifully set table). Get them all set up for an Instagram worthy table top with these guys.

    4. This Mortar & Pestle with a Potted Fresh Herb

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    Fresh ground herbs are a gift in themselves (fresh ground mint in green tea is one of my favorite things on this planet), but I also love the action of grinding my own herbs. Mostly because I enjoy pretending I’m on chopped as soon as I step into my kitchen, but also because it makes the herb brighter in whatever dish you add it to (at least in this poster’s humble opinion). Pair one of our mortar & pestle sets with an herb of your choosing (I always suggest mint or basil), to help your host/hostess discover their inner Chopped contestant this holiday season.

    5. This new Fusion Wood Serving tray

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    If your friend has a family like mine, then you spend your holidays with about 50 plus people. When the bird comes out everyone makes a mad dash for the aluminum tray (that inevitably ends up leaking from all the knives/forks stabbing into the bottom) and results in a cleaning nightmare that not even Martha Stewart would want to deal with. Save your loved one the hassle with this beautiful Fusion Wood (blend of Black Walnut, Oak, Ash, Hard Maple, Acacia, Sapele & Teak) serving tray, perfect for this holiday’s main entrée.

    6. These 4 section Acacia wood serving trays : Get the first one Here, and the second Here.

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    Does your loved one have kids who are picky eaters? Are they themselves picky eaters? This tray is perfect for them! Aside from being the perfect snack tray, it’s a great way to pile on your dinner feast without any of the foods touching each other. Or if you’re like me and can never decide between salsa, guacamole, or queso now you can have all three (ITS LIKE GROWN UP LUNCHABLE NACHOS- You’re WELCOME).

    7. The Movie Night Bowl “basket”

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    Let’s face it, going to the movies is now more expensive for two people than tickets to Disneyland (ok-slight exaggeration but I miss the old days of $5 movie tickets). I love doing movie night at home, and what better surprise for your newly married friends or your parents (or friends with kids even) than with their own home movie night! Get a big ‘Popcorn’ bowl, throw in their favorite movie (or if you want it holiday themed hit the $5 dollar movie bin for some seasonal favorites for cheap), some popcorn & snacks, and maybe a bottle of wine. Then poof! You’ve got your very own adult movie night set (side-note you probably shouldn’t share the wine with the kids- but hey you do you). 😉

    8. Guys Night Out Bowl

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    My husband used to get together with his buddies for poker night once a week when we all used to live closer, and his game nights are the main inspiration for this “basket”. For this gift stuff the bowl with the mixings for some good Dark ‘N’ Stormy’s (one bottle of dark rum & ginger beer), a deck of cards (or Risk), poker chips, chips dip and other assorted snacks, a few cigars if that’s your bag, and follow it up with a Die Hard DVD (in my opinion the best Christmas movie ever made). The men in your life will thank you, I promise.

 

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    This is gift is all about treating yourself. Stuff our Acaciaware ‘popcorn’ bowl with snacks, movies, a massage coupon, and a mandala coloring book and your girlie best friend will be in heaven! Throw in one of our mortar and pestle sets so she can make her very own face masks from scratch. Give her the ultimate night of relaxation and self-care, I bet she deserves it!

It’s Never too Early to Plan for Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Mason Cash Romantic Hearts Mixing Bowl

Here at Pacific Merchants, we’re a bit like school children on Valentine’s Day. We bring in lots of sweet little goodies like candy, cookies, and cupcakes, as well as thoughtful “little something” gifts and cards. It’s hard not to like a holiday that involves so much sugar when you have a sweet tooth. Thankfully, we recognize that Valentine’s Day isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Sometimes planning what you’ll do for your sweetie in honor of Valentine’s day can simply fall by the wayside since many people experience hectic schedules in the beginning of the year. If you’re a gentleman hoping to do something a little different for your Valentine this year, check out these great Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Pacific Merchants!

Mason Cash Romantic Hearts Mixing Bowl

Your Valentine will be able to add a little extra love to their recipes with this Mason Cash Romantic Heart Mixing Bowl. Available in both cream and pink, this mixing bowl measures 11.5″ wide by 5.5″ deep and holds 5.25 quarts. These mixing bowls feature a lip with basketweave detail, as well as raised hearts around the outside of the bowl. Anyone who enjoys cooking and baking would be happy to find this on their counter this February 14th!

Price & Kensington Red Tea Sets

If your sweetie likes tea, be sure and take a peek at our Price & Kensington five piece red tea set. Available in the perfect “heart red” color, this tea set includes one two-cup tea pot, two red tea pot shaped tea caddies (the perfect place to rest a tea bag), and two red tea (or coffee) mugs. If you’d rather get a larger tea set, we also have our nine piece red tea set available, which includes one six cup red tea pot, four red tea mugs, and four red tea pot shaped tea caddies.

Pacific Merchants Gift Certificates

Have a honey who likes to cook, but not so sure exactly what to get them? Try one of our gift certificates! Pacific Merchants Gift Certificates are available in whatever denomination you choose, and can be redeemed for whatever your Valentine’s heart desires, whether it be from our Mason Cash line, some of our Acaciaware, or any of our other outstanding products. A little work on your part, and a lot of thought on ours, and your Valentine’s Day will be hassel-free!


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