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2017 Holiday Gift Guide
Our favorite celebrity friends share their
top gift picks for this holiday season.

Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons
TV personality, culinary expert and author of
Bringing It Home

Gail Simmons is an Emmy Award-winning culinary
expert, author of the memoir Talking with My
Mouth Full
, and a judge on the Emmy-winning
series Top Chef. Her first cookbook, Bringing It
Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous
Eating
, is out now and features recipes inspired by
her world travels
.

Learn more about Gail Simmons >

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Simmons' Holiday Gift Picks

Gail Simmons' Holiday Gift Picks MARBLE & COPPER MONOGRAM BOARD >Staub Cast-Iron Round Tea Kettle >VITAMIX PRO 750 HERITAGE BLENDER IN COPPER >

MARBLE & COPPER
MONOGRAM BOARD >

“This is perfect for cheese or
charcuterie platters, elegant
cocktail service or as a festive
holiday cookie tray. I also love
how this board looks on its
own in my kitchen! I buy letters
specific to friends and have a
“G” one at home for me.

 

STAUB CAST-IRON ROUND
TEA KETTLE >

“This is a stunning piece of
design for any kitchen; it’s
one of the only accessories I
leave out at all times on
display. It heats quickly and
looks great on the stove or
at the table—just use a tea
towel for the handle, as it
gets hot!”

 

VITAMIX PRO 750
HERITAGE BLENDER IN
COPPER >

“I love the look and the
power of this blender. We
make everything from
soups to sauces and
smoothies in a flash.”

 

Gail Simmons' Holiday Gift Picks Amish Popcorn Library >Staub Cast-Iron Round Tea Kettle >

AMISH POPCORN LIBRARY >

“I am obsessed with popcorn,
and this would be the ultimate
gift for someone like me. I’m
dying to do a taste test of all
the different kinds. We make a
lot of air-popped popcorn in
our house, and I love coming
up with fun spice blends and
flavors as interesting
toppings, from truffle salt to
salty crushed nori or
togarashi, dried citrus zest
and “everything bagel” mix (a
homemade blend of sesame
seeds, poppy seeds, salt,
garlic powder and onion
powder.)”

LE CREUSET SIGNATURE
CAST-IRON SQUARE
GRILL PAN >

“This grill pan is a
workhorse in my kitchen
all through the winter
when I don’t want to brave
the cold to grill meat, fish
or veggies. It cleans easily
and brands everything
with beautiful,
professional char marks
that make food taste and
look so good. I love the
lapis color too!”

   

Giada De Laurentiis >

Giada De Laurentiis
Chef, TV host and cookbook author

Growing up, Giada De Laurentiis, best-selling
cookbook author and Emmy Award-winning TV
show host, learned to cook in the Italian
tradition from her grandfather. Today, her new
pasta collection for Williams Sonoma features
tools, sauces and seasonings that represent the
best of the country’s traditions blended
with her modern take.

Learn more about Giada De Laurentiis >

 

 

 

 

 

Giada De Laurentiis's Holiday Gift Picks

Giada De Laurentiis's Holiday Gift Picks Boos Round Cutting Block >YELLOW MELAMINE MIXING BOWLS Smeg 2-Slice Toaster >

BOOS ROUND
CUTTING BLOCK >

“Personalizing anything is
always a great touch—and
when it’s something they’ll
use every day, it’s a way to
remind loved ones that
someone is always sending
good thoughts.”

 

 

 

YELLOW MELAMINE
MIXING BOWLS >

“You can never have too
many mixing bowls. Not
only are these bowls bright
and functional, but they
don’t break! They’re perfect
for using in the kitchen and
taking straight to the table.”

 

SMEG 2-SLICE TOASTER >

“Toast with style!
The Italian brand SMEG
adds a punch of color to a
morning routine with an
array of happy colors.”

Gail Simmons' Holiday Gift Picks Giada De Laurentiis Wood Handled Conical Grater >Peanut Butter Dog Bone Treats >

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS
WOOD HANDLED
CONICAL GRATER >

“Everyone needs a good
grater in their life, and this is
my favorite. I might have to
get one for my Aunt Raffy.”

 

 

PEANUT BUTTER DOG
BONE TREATS >

“These peanut butter dog
bones make a great
homemade holiday treat
for your furry friends.”

 

   

Connor Franta >

Connor Franta
YouTube creator and entrepreneur

Connor Franta is an award-winning Internet
personality, bestselling author, LGBTQ+
philanthropist and entrepreneur. He is also the
founder of the lifestyle brand Common Culture,
which showcases undiscovered musical talent,
superior clothing and premium coffee.

Learn more about Connor Franta >

 

 

 

 

 

Connor Franta's Holiday Gift Picks

Connor Franta's Holiday Gift Picks BROOKLYN SLATE CHEESE BOARDWILLIAMS SONOMA DOUBLE-WALL GLASS FRENCH PRESSGALAXY DESSERTS ALMOND CROISSANTS

BROOKLYN SLATE
CHEESE BOARD >

“Since I’m a vegetarian and I
don’t eat meat, I fill that void
with lots and lots of cheese.”

 

 

 

 

WILLIAMS SONOMA
DOUBLE-WALL GLASS
FRENCH PRESS >

“There’s nothing better than
a hot cup of coffee, especially
in the winter, and this French
press makes multiple.”

 

 

GALAXY DESSERTS
ALMOND CROISSANTS >

“Pastries are the way to my
heart. What can I say?”

 

Connor Franta's Holiday Gift Picks IPA Beer Making Kit Fig Gift Crate

IPA BEER MAKING KIT >

“Beer has quickly become a
beverage of choice for me, I
guess I’ll attempt (and
probably fail) to make my
own.”

 

 

 

 

FIG GIFT CRATE >

“This gift says, ‘I’m mildly
sophisticated and love
pretending to be an adult.”

 

 

   

Aerin Lauder >

Aerin Lauder
Founder, AERIN

Aerin Lauder is founder of the global luxury
lifestyle brand AERIN. Her collection with
Williams Sonoma is based on the premise that
living and entertaining beautifully should be
effortless.

Learn more about Aerin Lauder >

 

 

 

 

 

Aerin Lauder's Holiday Gift Picks

Aerin Lauder's Holiday Gift Picks Aerin Gold Ceramic Basketweave Vase Aerin Set of Six Heart OrnamentsColored Bar Flask

AERIN GOLD CERAMIC
BASKETWEAVE VASE >

“I love to fill a pretty vase
with fresh flowers and send it
to the hostess before I go to a
dinner. It's always an
appreciated surprise.”

 

 

 

 

AERIN SET OF SIX HEART
ORNAMENTS >

“Since I was a little girl my
favorite holiday activity has
been decorating our
Chrirtmas tree. These
ornaments are so feminine
and festive.”

 

 

COLORED BAR FLASK >

“This red flask is a gift for
the man who has it all.”

 

Aerin Lauder's Holiday Gift Picks Regency Garnet Cut Wine Glasses, Set of 4Bay Leaf Wreath

REGENCY GARNET
CUT WINE GLASSES,
SET OF 4 >

“I love this set of glasses.
They are festive for the
holidays but can be used
year-round to add elegance
to any table.”

 

 

 

 

BAY LEAF WREATH >

“A holiday classic that is
never missing in my house
at this time of the year.”

 

 

Ludo Lefebvre

Ludo Lefebvre
Chef and restauranteur

You'd be hard-pressed to find a busier chef
in Los Angeles than Ludo Lefebvre. In
addition to juggling four restaurants–Trois
Mec, Petit Trois, Trois Familia and Ludo Bird,
the French chef, restauranteur, author and TV
personality also plays husband to his wife,
Krissy, and father to two five-year-old twins,
Luca and Rêve.

Learn more about Ludo Lefebvre >

 

 

 

 

 

Ludo Lefebvre's Holiday Gift Picks

Ludo Lefebvre's Holiday Gift Picks Marvel Spiderman SetJura Z6 Coffee MachineWilliams Sonoma Classic Hot Chocolate

MARVEL SPIDERMAN SET >

“Teaching kids about the
kitchen, cooking, and where
food comes from when they
are young is one of the most
important things we can do
as parents. Using their
favorite characters in the
kitchen can help build their
excitement.”

 

 

 

 

JURA Z6 COFFEE
MACHINE >

“A great cup of coffee in the
morning is so important to
start the day right. My friend
Valerie has this machine and
I have total coffee machine
envy every time we go to her
house.”

 

 

WILLIAMS SONOMA 
CLASSIC HOT CHOCOLATE >

“Perfect, just perfect. My kids
LOVE to a act grown up and
drink hot cocoa in the
mornings when we drink our
coffee and this mix is just perfect.”

 

Aerin Lauder's Holiday Gift Picks Le Creuset Tartan Square BakerGlass Bulb Baster

TARTAN LE CREUSET
SQUARE BAKER >

“Le Creuset products are
truly the best and the fun
tartan patterns add so
much holiday cheer to the
kitchen. I LOVE the
holidays.”

 

 

 

 

GLASS BLUB BASTER >

“I always say you can never
baste a bird too much. I
have always used a spoon
to baste my birds, but my
wife is American and
insists a baster is better. I
guess I could be nice and
get her one for Christmas.”

 

 

   

Tisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood
Country music artist, cooking host
and cookbook author

Trisha Yearwood is a country music star, TV
cooking host and three-time New York Times
best-selling author. We’ve teamed up with her
to create an exclusive collection based on her
favorite recipes
.

Learn more about Trisha Yearwood >

 

 

 

 

 

Trisha Yearwood's Holiday Gift Picks

Trisha Yearwood's Holiday Gift Picks St. Jude's Gift CrateLe Creuset Stoneware Black & White Tartan Covered BakerMarble and Copper Round Board

ST. JUDE'S GIFT GRATE >

There’s no better gift to
give than the one that pays
it forward. The mugs are
beautiful, and I love knowing
my purchase helps a
wonderful cause like
St. Jude
.”

 

 

LE CREUSET STONEWARE
BLACK-AND-WHITE
TARTAN COVERED BAKER >

I love adding a fun, festive
piece to my Christmas table,
and this square baker adds
color and elegance
.”

 

 

MARBLE AND COPPER
ROUND BOARD >

“I love giving gifts that work
for the holiday and are also
beautiful and useful
year-round. I would wrap this
lovely board up with some
artisan cheeses as the perfect
way to say, “I love you.”

Trisha Yearwood's Holiday Gift Picks Williams Sonoma Goldtouch Nonstick 6-Piece Essential Bakeware SetBerry Dinnerware

WILLIAMS SONOMA
GOLDTOUCH® NONTICK
6-PIECE ESSENTIAL
BAKEWARE SET >

“I fell in love with the
Williams Sonoma
Goldtouch nonstick pans
years ago and love to give
them as gifts. This looks
like the perfect Christmas
gift for my niece Ashley,
who is just starting to fill a
new home with cooking
basics. She needs this!”

 

 

 

 

 

BERRY DINNERWARE >

Like most people, I have
special dishes I bring out for
the holidays. I love how these
berry plates complement
what I already have and at
the same time bring
something new to then table
.”

 

 

Gaby Dalkin >

Gaby Dalkin
Founder, What's Gaby Cooking

Gaby Dalkin is a cookbook author and founder
of the popular site What’s Gaby Cooking, where
she chronicles the best dishes to come out of
her kitchen. She’s brought her fresh cooking
style—a mix of California casual and
Southwestern flair—to a new signature line of
sauces and salsas.

Learn more about Gaby Dalkin >

 

 

 

 

 

Gaby Dalkin's Holiday Gift Picks

Trisha Yearwood's Holiday Gift Picks KitchenAid Pro Line Copper Stand MixerWilliams Sonoma 6-Burner Gas Grill Marble and Copper Round Board

KITCHENAID® PRO LINE®
COPPER STAND MIXER,
7-QT. >

“COPPER KITCHENAID®
MIXER? I mean, who |
am I and why do I not
already own this?”

 

 

WILLIAMS SONOMA
6-BURNER GAS GRILL >

“We just got a second home
and the outside deck is 100
percent naked. It deserves a
grill and maybe, just maybe,
a pizza oven, too!”

 

JACOBSEN SALT CO.
LIBRARY >

“If you follow along on What’s
Gaby Cooking, you know I have
a fancy salt addiction—so
obviously I need this
collection. It’s basically what
my dreams are made of.”

 

Trisha Yearwood's Holiday Gift Picks Gaby Dalkin’s Salsa & Guacamole Starter Gift Set >Schott Zwiesel Pollux Decanter

GABY DALKIN'S SALSA &
GUACAMOLE STARTER
GIFT SET >

“Is it weird to ask for my
own salsa line for the
holidays? I think not. I’ve
been using all three of
these on everything, and
the end isn’t anywhere
in sight.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOTT ZWIESEL
POLLUX DECANTER >

“I think my husband might
re-propose if I bring home
a decanter for the holidays.
He’s been begging me to
get one for the past three
years, and I’m clearly
really slacking on that.
He’s dying to put it to good
use with all the wine I just
had shipped home from
our recent trip to Italy!”