Shopping Gourmand: Wood

Natural wood objects warm up any decor. I think they especially look terrific in the kitchen, where even a brand new item instantly feels like a heirloom piece. Browsing around for wooden kitchen accessories, I found tons of modern and attractive items that (momentarily) made me want to throw stainless steel out of my kitchen for a while. Here are my top 9 gift ideas – which are all part of my own wish list now.

These product choices are not sponsored and I do not earn any money by presenting these great finds here. I just think they are fantastic and gift-worthy!


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Shopping Gourmand: Wood

Kakudo Wood Butter Dish

1:: Kakudo Wood Butter Dish
Price: $98 to $138
Designed by Oji Masanori and handcrafted at the Takahashi Kougei wood workshop in Hokkaido. Sold by Muhs Home.
The Kakudo butter dish keeps your butter neat and ready for use. The lid fits perfectly atop the dish with 45-degree angled edges. Available in small and medium, and in cherry, maple or walnut. The medium dish comes with a matching butter knife.

Cloud Cutting Board
2:: Cloud Cutting Board
Price: $27
Via Snug
This whimsical cutting board will put a smile on your face from breakfast to dinner. Makes a superb cheese board.
Herriott Grace Pastry Cutter
3:: Herriott Grace Pastry Cutter
Price: $70
By Herriott Grace
A beautiful handmade pastry cutter, with a stainless steel wheel, a solid wooden handle and a lovely rustic feel. Each handle is slightly different.
Design House Stockholm Pick Up Tongs
4:: Pick Up Tongs
Price: $14.95
By Design House Stockholm
Irresistible and very practical. Made of bamboo and stainless steel.
Rifle Paper Co. Heirloom Recipe Card Box
5:: Heirloom Recipe Card Box
Price: $135
By Rifle Paper Co.
Heirloom recipe card boxes are made by local craftsmen from locally salvaged hardwood (trees that were destined for landfills). All of the boxes are unique and hand-crafted during a 3-month-long process (a month for the mill to source the salvaged wood, a month to build in the workman’s studio, and a month for the hand-rubbed finish to dry). The lids are then screen printed with two different design options.
6:: Coasters
Price: $65
Via Neëst
These lovely coasters created by Rina Ono is hand crafted in a workshop in Hokkaido Japan by the talented Hidetoshi Takahashi. Sold in sets of 3.
Olive Tray Footed Platte
7:: Olive Tray Footed Platte
Price: $70
Designed by Gray Works Design
Gorgeously lush salvaged black walnut for serving your favorite artisanal olives and cheeses. Beautiful also for displaying fruits, vegetables, and all your farm market treasures. Hand rubbed with organic olive, oil so it’s food safe and easy to maintain. Signed and numbered underneath.
Tiger Bamboo Mortar & Pestle
8:: Tiger Bamboo Mortar & Pestle
Price: $42
Via Uncommon Goods
A ferocious blend of art and function, this striking mortar and pestle set is crafted from crushed bamboo. This traditional tool imparts tiger’s eye precision to crushing, powdering and emulsifying herbs, spices and prey with ease. A gorgeous way to add flavor to your meal–and kitchen counter.
Muuto's Hang Around Cooking Set
9:: Hang Around Cooking Set
Price: $45
Designed by KiBiSi, a Copenhagen based idea-driven industrial design firm, for Muuto.
Via Huset.
A set of two kitchen utensils that combine form, function and craftsmanship. The wooden utensils are precisely designed and crafted for a sleek modern look and improved functionality. The slit in the back lets you work freely in the kitchen, while your utensils hang out on your pots or pans.
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