What’s The Best Gift – Best Buy
What to buy for the bride and groom who have everything? We’ve asked for Best Buy Gift Certificates and think this is a very smart idea. We don’t feel comfortable asking for straight out cash (it’s not for everyone) and rather than do a registry, we simply included the following on the invite “While it’s not necessary to bring a gift, we are working on renovations and replacing our kitchen appliances and would appreciate a gift card to Best Buy. ” They’ve also got a great online registry here – Best Buy Wedding Registry should you go that route and if you need ideas, start with their Starter Registry. Oh the things you can get at this store; everything from speakers to dishwashers and everything in between.
So what’s on our “registry”. We have some needs that must be met. First up some new kitchen gadgets (when a food writer is marrying a chef, that’s kind of a given) and then some luggage for all those trips we’ve got planned! Here’s our favourite Best Buy items on our shopping list right now.
KitchenAid Food Processor – 11-Cup – Onyx Black $269.99
We used to have one of these and it’s our favourite processor because it does all sorts of cool tricks. The large bowl is super handy and makes short work of slicing veggies, grinding nuts, kneading dough, and more. It has a variety of options for speed and the ExactSlice system with an external lever that lets you switch from thick to thin with a simple slide of the lever is very handy. More info.
KitchenAid Spiralizer Plus with Peel, Core and Slice Stand Mixer Attachment
Spiralizing is all the rage and I’ve been making zucchini noodles and more with my hand held one, so it’s time to kick it up a notch with the real deal. This one peels, cores, and slices and attaches to our stand mixer. 5 blades that allow for 9 combinations of slicing, peeling, coring, and spiralizing and it works with all KitchenAid stand mixers and includes a 2 spiraling blade, 2 slicing blades, and 1 peeling blade. $219.99. More info.
Vitamix A3300 1.89L 1500-Watt Stand Blender – Pearl Grey Metallic $649.99
Vitamix has just released this new fab sleek, stylish, and feature-packed, blender that makes short work of smoothies, soups, peanut butter, and even grinds grain. It comes with Variable Speed Control and Pulse blending, and also features a programmable timer, touchscreen controls, and hardened laser-cut blades. Be sure to take a Vitamix Cooking Course at Cook Culture to get the most out of this kitchen staple. I just took one and have so many more ideas of how to use this awesome machine. More info.
Vitamix 32 oz. Dry Grains Container $195.95
In addition to the container it comes with, we do need this dry grains container from to help prepare homemade breads and cereals. Sporting a 32oz. capacity with clearly marked measurements, this container grinds whole grains into fresh flours, mixes batter, and even simulates the kneading process to prepare dough for baking. Homemade bread here we come! More info.
Breville Smart Oven Air Convection Toaster Oven 1 Cu. Ft. – Stainless Steel $599.99
Yes we have an oven and a microwave, but we often have something in both, so we do need this excellent addition to the kitchen. You can bake cookies, proof dough, or even airfry your favourite meals in this air convection toaster oven. This countertop oven can roast a large roast, air-fry crispy French Fries & snacks and dehydrate a wide range of healthy foods. More info.
Samsonite Pinsky 21.5″ Hard Side 4-Wheeled Carry-On Luggage – Pink $169.99
Of course we need new luggage in a variety of sizes and I adore this Samsonite Pinsky luggage. It’s lightweight and strong, and has a push-button locking handle, and four 360-degree spinner wheels. Fully lined interiors and zippered compartments will keep my belongings secure. More info.
Swiss Gear Tannensee 3-Piece Hard Side 4-Wheeled Expandable Luggage Set – Chili $399.99
We both need our own set for longer trips, so this one’s for Michael. Since it’s red we won’t miss it coming off the luggage carousal and it has expandable design so he can add any gifts or things such as growlers and beer that he tends to want to take home. Each luggage is equipped with 4 spinner wheels and a retractable handle, so we can zip around hotels, airports, and city sidewalks. More info.
Samsonite Tech Series 3-Piece Hard Side 4-Wheeled Luggage Set – Green – Online Only $599.99
I have to have green so these ultra-durable hard-sided luggage pieces are perfect and as I am away a lot, the fact that they are put through rigorous tests to ensure long-lasting strength and reliability is key. They’re each equipped with 4 spinner wheels, a must for any traveler and a locking handle. More info.
We’re super excited to add to our kitchen and will, of course, be posting our culinary and travel adventures with these new items that we may just be lucky enough to pick up one or two of if those gift certs materialize!