The holiday season can be downright stressful! That’s why we reached out to our friends at W&P Design to share their tips for surviving the holidays. Based in Brooklyn, New York, they make some of our favorite products, including the Carry On Cocktail Kit, Peak Ice Trays, the Mason Shaker (and plenty of other great stuff, too). When it comes to hosting, traveling and gifting, they know their stuff.
Take it away, W&P Design!
We love the holiday season, but this time of year can also be stressful. From long airport lines, to cooking for a crowd, to last minute gift shopping, the pressure can build up to distract from what the season is all about: bringing friends and family together to celebrate (over delicious food and drinks, obviously). After years of holiday-related headaches, we’ve come up with a few tips to not just survive this time of year, but to also enjoy every moment.
So join us over the next two weeks as we share our tips to help you relax and enjoy the holidays to the fullest this year.
Tip #1: Get Your Gifting Done Early
The holidays creep up quickly, so get your gifting done early! We’ve all been those people at the mall, buying desperation gifts the day before we need them. Let’s change that. Below are some of our favorite food and drink gifts for everyone on your list, available right now for easy arrival in time for the holidays:
For the Host: The Mason Shaker
The Mason Shaker is a unique four-piece Mason Jar cocktail shaker that harkens to American eras past.
For the Traveler: The Hot Toddy Carry On Cocktail Kit
The Hot Toddy Carry On Cocktail Kit includes everything you need to mix up two delicious Hot Toddy cocktails at 30,000 feet.
For the Wine Drinker: Wine Pump Set
Keeps your half bottles of leftover wine fresh for days – makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
For the Home Bartender: Peak Ice Clear Ice Mold
Elevate your cocktail or spirit—and prevent it from being diluted—with a large, perfectly clear ice cube.
For the Charcuterie Enthusiast: Olympia Provisions French Charcuterie Fête
A cured meat extravaganza from the charcuterie experts at Olympia Provisions.
For the Food Nerd: The Food Lab
A deep look at the science of cooking from self-professed culinary nerd J. Kenji López-Alt.
For the Coffee Lover: Hario V60 Buono Kettle
The perfect kettle for making great pour-over coffee at home.
For the Curious Cook: Sur La Table Cooking Classes
Crash courses in everything from holiday cakes to Mexican tamales at your local Sur La Table.
For the Budding Chef: Wüsthof 7-inch Santoku Chef Knife
A great all-purpose chef’s knife for the aspiring cook in the family.
For the DIY-er: The Homemade Gin Kit
Everything you need to make your own gin at home (you heard that correctly).
For the Friend that Brings the Party: The W&P Cocktail Kit
Contains everything you need to shake up delicious cocktails while picnicking, camping, tailgating and more.
For the Four-Season BBQ Master: Grill Light
Light up the grill when you’re grilling after dark.
View all these W&P Design gift suggestions here.