Perfect Gifts! Check Out Our Collab with Mouth.com

Perfect Gifts! Check Out Our Collab with Mouth.com

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Maxwell Ryan
Dec 8, 2015
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To get the point across that our new book, The Complete & Happy Home, is THE PERFECT holiday gift and pairs seamlessly with so many things, I'm collaborating with my old friend, Craig Kanarick at his cool indie food company, Mouth this month. I've looked through their incredible growing inventory of unique, amazing small batch food and drink and put together four "tasters" - food and objet - that will jumpstart your holidays or your friend's holidays. Take a peek at all four right here, right now at Mouth.com (20% discount for readers, code = ATmouth) and look out as I feature each over the next few days. Cheers!

1. THE COMPLETE INDIE SPREAD
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Why I paired this:

"Complete & Happy Appetizers: Every evening with guests at my house starts out the same way – I set out a beautiful board on the kitchen island and load it with cheese, crackers, spreads and nibbles. Who even needs dinner?"

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What's in it from Mouth:

"A stunning wooden serving board handmade by Butternut Brooklyn, a range of standout crackers, hors d’oeuvre-y pickles and mouth-watering salami. Don't forget the sweet onion spread, honey and outstanding grainy mustard all ready to slather on some cheese."

2. INSTANT HAPPY HOUR

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Why I paired this:

"Complete & Happy Drinks: Every home needs to be equipped to break out drinks for guests in mere moments AND to be able to move them throughout the home or even outside. This time of year, that could mean gathered around the coffee table, hanging with friends on your front porch, or on a walk to see the neighborhood’s twinkly holiday lights."

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What's in it from Mouth:

"This lovely all-in-one gift bag sets the scene with two amazing, affordable indie wines – a bottle of refreshing, elegant Sauvignon Blanc and a juicy, drinkable red – plus ready-to-go glassware.

Yes, we’ve always been fans of Govino’s stemless wine glasses (and just learned they’re even made in the US!). Plus, they can be used for anything, not just wine. Sure, these 12 oz glasses are perfect for cocktails, but also for orange juice, milk, soda or any non-alcoholic drink when you take the little ones along on that aforementioned holiday walk."

3. THE HOLIDAY CHEF

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Why I paired this:

"Complete & Happy Cooking: I love these specially sourced and delectable meal boosters. I like to keep my own kitchen prepped with a few special, high-quality ingredients that I use in everything, and here you have them in one bag. This is a nice treat that will impress your guests.

What’s also awesome about this totally gift-worthy collection of indie-gredients is that each item is totally familiar, yet also a real upgrade over what’s probably already in the cabinet."

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What's in it from Mouth:

"Add depth to salads and roasted vegetables with a nutty, wonderful, butternut squash seed oil and fig balsamic vinegar. Punch up deviled eggs or sautéed green beans with a life-changing whole grain herb mustard. Rub the holiday bird with an aromatic fennel garlic blend. Sprinkle giant flakes of sea salt from the coast of Oregon on…just about everything. Sub organic maple sugar into your favorite pie recipe for a richer, seasonal take.

Your guests will be begging to help, especially if you hand them a beautiful tool. These solid beechwood spoons with hand-dipped neon handles are gorgeous enough to go from kitchen to dining room and back again."

4. HAPPY DRINKING

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Why I paired this:

"Complete & Happy Sipping: An after-dinner drink in the living room is among the most civilized rituals you can inflict on your guests, and this collection will get you started in a great way. Pour this unique bourbon with one of my favorite recent discoveries: soapstone ‘ice cubes,’ which will chill your drink but never melt."

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What's in it from Mouth:

"Trust us, this bottle is the first one you’ll want for that swanky new bar cart you scored at the local flea market. A total crowd-pleaser from the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – warm, caramel-y, old-school – it’s perfect for sipping every day, or serving to a friend or neighbor who shows up unannounced.

But now that you’ve got that bar cart, it’s time to pour your bourbon into a more grown-up glass. This set of whiskey tumblers will totally do the trick. They’re perfectly designed for swirling the soapstone spheres that’ll keep your drinks smooth, un-diluted and icy cold. And hey, if you’re already set up, this collection makes an ideal gift for your favorite whiskey fan, or said unannounced drop-in."

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