Food: Gifts that Give More


For the food devotees on your gift list, give and give again


By Amy Zavatto




Smart Steeping
Aromatic and intense, Paromi’s line of six palate-pleasing, full-leaf teas are not only made from natural and organic ingredients, but also come packaged in pyramid-shaped, biodegradable sachets
and apothecary-style, recyclable, amber-colored glass containers.
Fifteen sachets for $12.50, paromi.com
Recycled with Style
Great for casual, everyday meals, Wine Punts are made from used wine bottles that the Colorado Springs-based company gets from local restaurants interested in a little creative recycling. You can also send them your own empty wine bottles, and they’ll even engrave them for you.
Set of four ten-ounce glasses for $26, winepunts.com

Serve and Serve Again

Giving Sterling Place’s serving pieces to your entertaining-happy friends will keep you forever on their A-lists. Particularly lovely are the ten-bottle wine rack made from re-used stave pieces (e.g., wine barrel slats), and the sturdy butcher blocks made from strips of laminated bamboo.
Stave wine rack for $135, bamboo butcher blocks, $49 for medium, $22 for mini, sterlingplace.com

Ditch the Plastic Wrap
Made from fast-growing, cultivated poplar wood, PaniMold’s oven-safe, all-in-one, bake-and-give baskets are a great way to break the cellophane habit when wrapping up your edible homemade gifts. Bonus:
You can write on the wood, too, and avoid wasting paper tags!
Set of six 7x4-inch baking molds for $11.99, gourmetbetty.com

Staying Sharp

Filled with hundreds of skinny bamboo sticks, these unique, rectangular knife boxes have a stylishly trim
profile that’s perfect for cramped countertops.
Bamboo box knife holders, $89 for large, $49 for small, vivaterra.com.
                    
—Amy Zavatto

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