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This being our 2007 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time again! Yes, it’s time to spend lots of money on… stuff! The holidays are here and for the 3rd year in a row is lending a caring, capitalistic hand by seeking out the coolest gifts this season for all the special people in your life.

For the gadget freak
Egg and muffin toasterEgg & Muffin Toaster | “And you thought the drive-thru was fast! Make your favorite breakfast sandwiches — at home — in minutes. The Egg & Muffin Toaster brings innovation to the toaster category by combining the functions of a toaster and an egg poacher into one easy-to-use appliance. It even heats your breakfast sausage or bacon! The Egg & Muffin can be used solely as a full functioning toaster or poacher or can be used simultaneously to make the ultimate breakfast sandwich in just 4 minutes! Simply add the necessary ingredients and start the machine.” ($29.88)

For the know-it-all cook
Foodie Fight game | “Calling all food lovers!! This deliciously addictive trivia game allows players to strut their culinary stuff and prove who is the smartest foodie of them all. With a thousand questions on topics ranging from culinary science to celeb chefs, it is a feast o’ fun from Chronicle Books.” ($18.95)

For those with messy, soupy, saucy stirring residue on their counters
Lazy SpoonLazy Spoon | “Ever on the lookout for unusual spoons, we’ve uncovered a lazy one. This spoon rests comfortably on the edge of your pot waiting patiently for you to stir or serve. Beautifully crafted from Wild Cherry Wood, it is a functional work of art. Available for right or left handed cooks. Handmade in the USA. Measures 12″.” ($27.00)

For the chewy brownie edge eater freaks
Edge Brownie Pan | “For corner brownie fans and chewy edge lovers, it’s a dream come true — a gourmet brownie pan that adds two chewy edges to every serving! It’s the Edge Brownie Pan from Baker’s Edge, and it’s the first (and only) brownie pan specifically designed for chewy edge lovers. The pan’s patented sidewalls also improve baking performance by circulating heat evenly to the pan’s middle, where food typically takes longer to bake. The size is just right — 9″ x 12″ x 2″, so it’s a perfect fit for box mixes and most recipes for 9″ x 9″ and 9″ x 13″ conventional pans. The pan also has a quality nonstick coating and smooth, round corners for quick and easy clean-up.” ($34.95)

For the lobster lover
Live Maine LobstersLive Maine Lobsters | “Point, click and crack at — home of the finest live Maine lobster and fresh seafood delivered overnight. Our live lobsters are local, hard shell and always fresh all year long! We’ve built a great reputation by only shipping premium hard-shell Maine lobster and fresh seafood. No Boston lobster here. Caught by local fisherman, direct from Maine. Live Lobster Maine is in season all year long.” ($Variable)

For those keen on green
Avocado of the Month Club | “You’re probably well familiar with California’s most popular avocado — the Hass. With a subscription to Avocado of the Month Club you’ll get some of the best tasting Hass avocados you’ve ever had every month. But the delicious taste of Hass is only the beginning of your avocado adventure! As they become available throughout the year your subscription will include other delicious fruits like the Bacon, Reed, Lamb Hass, Zutano, Pinkerton, Ettinger and even the stunning Nabal with fruits reaching over 1lb. each!” ($365.35)

For the recently broken-hearted
The Ex - unique chrome knife holder“The Ex” — unique chrome knife holder | “THE EX, A radical alternative to the typical block o’ wood, will revolutionize the way you store your knives! No knife holder has taken a greater stab at the theatrical than this specially designed Ex knife holder. Et tu, Brute? This 5pc knife holder is unlike any cutlery set you have ever seen! This whimsical, artistic kitchen accessory holds 5 high quality stainless steel kitchen knives (included) in a rather unorthodox fashion — STORE YOUR KNIVES IN AN ANONYMOUS EFFIGY DEDICATED TO WHOMEVER YOU PLEASE! Take out your frustrations as you store your knives! Makes a perfect gift and a guaranteed conversation piece! Plastic casings house every knife to prevent blade exposure.” ($$99.95)

For the person that wants a customized cookbook
TasteBook | “We started with a very simple idea—to remix the cookbook. As a group of food-loving, culinary junkies who aspire to become great cooks someday, we set out to create the perfect cookbook: A personal cookbook that reflects individual tastes, cultures, and culinary aspirations. A fresh cookbook that’s never frozen. You can add more recipes whenever you want. A collaborative cookbook that’s made with a little help from your friends. And then we took it one step further. Why not pair up with cookbook authors, editors, and bloggers, call them Guest TasteMakers, and have them create TasteBooks anyone can order or remix themselves? Oh, and yes, we definitely wanted to be able to add recipes from that funky folder. Now that’s tasty.” ($Variable)

For the game lover
Puzzle appetizer platesPuzzle appetizer plates | ” Jigsaw. Just the piece you’ve been missing: our interactive white porcelain plate sized for appetizers, tastings, desserts. A fun get-together interlocked for serving in a row or grid at table or buffet. Porcelain with a dipped white glaze, dishwasher- and microwave-safe.” ($2.95)

For the farmless city slicker
Rent Mother Nature | “Since 1979, Rent Mother Nature has supported New England family farms by offering our customers an opportunity to share in these natural harvests. You can surprise that special someone by ‘Renting’ them a maple tree for pure maple syrup, beehives for distinctive honeys, pistachio trees, coffee trees, apple trees, peach trees, citrus trees, sheep (for a blanket), cows (for Brie or Cheddar cheese), and much, much more! For over a quarter-century of Renting Mother Nature, the harvests have always been delivered (right to our customers’ doors).” ($Variable)

For someone with lots of dough
Bread Keeper/SlicerBread Keeper/Slicer | “Keep breads and home baked goods fresh longer with this clear plastic bread keeper. The bread container has a built-in slicing guide which allows you to cut even slices every time. This bread box is expandable and can accommodate a loaf up 11″ x 6 1/4″. Air vents help maintain adequate air circulation to create an ideal storage environment for baked goods.” ($12.74)

For the future coronary victim that you love
Bacon Salt | “Our mission in life is to make everything taste like real, delicious bacon, without the fat or calories. You can contribute to this cause by making a purchase below. Choose from 3 bacon-filled flavors — Original, Hickory and Peppered — or buy all 3!” ($4.49)

For the coffee snob
Lello 1375 Cremissimo Ariete Espresso/Cappuccino MakerLello 1375 Cremissimo Ariete Espresso/Cappuccino Maker | “Constructed of heavy-duty stainless steel and simple-to-use controls, this 950-watt espresso/cappuccino machine makes it easy to brew cafe-quality coffee drinks. The unit’s high-performance ThermoBlock 15-bar pump-driven system provides uniform and constant pump pressure to make a superior espresso with good crema and a frothy thick milk cappuccino. Its removable 2-1/4-quart water reservoir can be refilled from the top at any time during operation, and a cup-warming area allows up to nine cups to be warmed before use. Designed in sleek, attractive housing, the espresso/cappuccino maker measures 9-1/2 by 9-1/4 by 12-1/2 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty.” ($119.99)

For the crybaby cook
Nor Pro Stainless Steel Onion Holder | “Holds food secure while you cut even, thin slices. This 18/10 stainless steel slicing is ideal for slicing onions and tomatoes. The onion holder features a stainless steel handle with sharp, heavy-duty prongs.” ($8.00)

For the alcoholic who doesn’t like the taste of liquor
Twist n Shot gelatin cups Twist ‘n Shot gelatin cups | “The solution to the pesky problem of getting your gelatin shots out of the glass. Twist the rim of the cup to release the gelatin. The new Twist ‘n Shot makes it easy to get your shot out with one simple twist of the wrist. Our Twist ‘n Shot gelatin cups come in 4 fun colors: Blue, pink, yellow and orange, and are available for purchase in 3 different package sizes” ($13.99)

For someone on a roll
Kaiser Bakeware Rolling Pin with Upright Handles | “The vertical handles on this rolling pin are no gimmick. They help to provide a firm grip, making it easy to apply a firm steady pressure for perfectly rolled dough and pastry. The handles also keep hands clear of the work surface, encouraging a smooth motion without the risk of bumped knuckles. Made by Kaiser Bakeware, the rolling pin is constructed from durable solid hardwood. It measures 11 inches wide, meaning that it can be used to roll out bar-cookies or pizza crusts inside a standard-sized jellyroll pan. Heavy-duty bearings ensure years of trouble-free use, and a wipe-clean finish makes cleanup quick and easy.” ($20.00)

For the people who likes this very site — our very own book!
Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and FoundMilk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found | “This book is a compilation of abandoned grocery lists that have been discovered in grocery carts, market floors, and parking lots across the country. If we are what we eat, then this book reveals deep truths about the average American (not to mention more mundane truths like a surprising number of people enjoy onions, and, for most people, mayonnaise is very, very difficult to spell). Separated into chapters (funny lists, sad lists, unhealthy lists, organized lists) the book also includes commentary by the author and some very special recipes created from found grocery lists. Sidebars and food facts round out the menu.” ($13.59)

There you go. For more great gift ideas, check out last year’s GLC gift guide and the first one from 2005.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

The GLC Crew and