Gift Guide: Martha Wanna-Be

Kim Conte

We've already got the Gourmet Gourmand and the Kitchen Phobic covered in our gift guide. Now, it's time to shop for the Martha Wanna-Be: that wonderfully creative person in your life who constantly wows you with her culinary inventions and does it with impeccable style. She doesn't just idolize Martha Stewart—she wants to be Martha Stewart. Here are some suggestions to make her dream come true.

Product: Chocolate Jug

Cost: $19.95

Where to Buy:

Why I Love It: Hot chocolate from a packet? Martha Stewart wouldn't hear of it! Better to make it from scratch with this darling chocolate jug from Bodum. Add warm milk and cocoa powder or chocolate chips, and use the manual blender to mix up the smoothest, most luscious hot chocolate you've ever had!

Extras: Jug is heat-resistant and dishwasher-safe.

Product: Three-Tier Cupcake Stand

Cost: $29.95

Where to Buy: Crate and Barrel, Target

Why I Love It: Stack cupcakes just like Martha Stewart with this adorable, vintage-inspired wire cupcake tower!

Extras: Holds two dozen cupcakes or muffins. Also, dissembles for easy storage (this is key for my tiny kitchen).

Product: Nordic Ware Holiday Pancake Pan

Cost: $29.95

Where to Buy: Sur La Table

Why I Love It: I'm going to come clean here and admit that I saw this pan months ago, and have been asking for it ever since. This pan makes pancakes with holiday designs and is perfect for delighting kids of all ages (apparently, ahem, really old kids).

Extras: Do you need any extras after that shining endorsement? It's a great gift!

Check back tomorrow for gifts for the Eco-Friendly Foodie...

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