It's challenging to shop for that special someone who seems to have it all. Food and drink relates to everyone and is associated with memories and experiences. So, here are 3 eye-pleasing gifts that are stunning and functional.
This past year of 2016, I purchased a single beautiful, ornate teacup. Oddly enough, drinking tea from that pretty little thing makes the experience just a little more relaxing, a little more luxurious.
Shortly after this frilly purchase of this dainty little cup, my hubby took a particular favor to it as well. Almost every other night, I would find this little cup with remnants of whisky or red wine sitting on the coffee table.
I've teased him for using the feminine cup. He boldly responded that it, also, had become his favorite cup. Shortly after this, our stemware has significantly improved.
There's something to be said about beautiful, functional things. Here are 3 striking objects to make dining and sipping that much more delightful.
Royal Albert has been producing fine English china tea ware for well over 100 years. Their products have been strongly linked with the Royal Family since 1897.
This recent 100 years teacup and saucer set comes in 2 different sets of 5. One represents popular styles of 1900-1940 (here) and the other represents popular styles of 1950-1990 (here). Both are exquisite.
Since the hubby has discovered what a joy it is to use a beautiful cup for beverages, he personally requested a set of whiskey tumblers.
Having gone through many different options, I finally decided upon these masculine faceted glasses (here).
I recommend the onyx or gray colored glass, because alcohol always looks more complex and beautiful when the glass has a slight hue.
These plates (here) were introduced to me at a very high-end restaurant. They are stunning and more impressive than most art found at local galleries. The pictures online do not do them justice. They have a deceptive 3-D effect, and the details and interest on each plate is bound to be a conversation starter. Plus, each plate in the collection is unique!
These plates were so inspiring, that I took pictures of the stamping on the bottom to locate them later. The plate itself was more memorable than any of the culinary dishes!
I hope that you have found this gift guide useful and entertaining. If any of your loved ones are presented with any of these beauties, we hope that they will create many happy memories while using them.