5 Gifts for New Homeowners


Looking for the perfect (also, last-minute) gift for the new homeowners in your life? Stress no further!

 

We pulled together some of our favorite items for the home sure to delight friends and family alike.

 

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KitchenAid Copper Metallic Stand Mixer

The classic KitchenAid stand mixer belongs in every kitchen, and this gorgeous copper edition will absolutely elevate its presence. From baking to pasta making, this clever gadget accommodates all the attachments necessary for creating signature dishes at home.

 

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Berkey Water Filtration System

This sleek, adaptable water filter from Berkey provides the ultimate waterborne contamination removal. Using a natural method, the filter reduces toxic heavy metals without removing nutritional minerals needed to support optimal health.

 

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Ring Video Doorbell

Smart security is the best way to protect a home, especially for those packages sitting on your doorstep. Give the gift of peace of mind with a video doorbell that allows for constant monitoring and accessibility from most mobile devices.

 

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Vitruvi Porcelain Oil Diffuser

This stylish aromatherapy diffuser softly streams essential oil-infused steam into any living space for maximum scent-sation. Well designed with longevity and safety switches, the most difficult part will be choosing a favorite fragrance.

 

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Rabbit Electric Corkscrew Wine Opener

Enjoy hassle-free uncorking without even the push of a button. This electronic corkscrew does the work for you, opening your favorite red (or white) automatically upon contact. Raise a glass to that!

 

With only five shopping days left, the pressure is increasing. But between local retailers and expedited shipping, you’ve got this!

Picking the Right KitchenAid® Stand Mixer


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So you’ve had your eye on a KitchenAid® stand mixer for a while now, and finally decided it’s time to make the investment. With so many colorful options available, and the notable longevity of the piece, deciding on just one can be difficultLet this be your guide.
 
The iconic KitchenAid® stand mixer graces the kitchen countertops of both professional and amateur chefs alike. While it seems like a no-brainer addition to a baker’s countertop, it still deserves its place in a busy family kitchen.
 
Whether you’re practicing grandma’s cookie recipe or whipping up large batches of cupcakes for school birthdays, a sturdy stand mixer is a great investment piece to have for any mixing needs life may throw at you. And they’re one of those kitchen items that, if treated properly, can last a lifetime.
 
One of these mixers will generally set you back anywhere between $299 to $599 depending on size, but they have grown to be incredibly versatile. Attachments sold separately can transform your mixer into a juicer, pasta maker, sausage stuffer, spiralizer, and more.
 
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When choosing KitchenAid®, you want to put some thought into the color. Here are a few things you may want to keep in mind:
 
• If you are buying an entire set of appliances (i.e. blender, food processor, etc.), consider picking a neutral color. If one item breaks, it can be easily replaced if it’s in a neutral color. If it’s a limited-release color, you may not be able to find the exact appliance again.
 
• Will you get tired of a bright color? Will you be bored with a neutral color?
 
• As a general rule, scratches and dents are more apparent on darker appliances.
 
• If you don’t plan on redoing your kitchen any time soon, you can pick the one that matches the current décor perfectly.
 
• If you plan on replacing your stand mixer frequently, by all means go for that baby pink that’s really in right now.
 
• The term neutral has many meanings. Matte black, slate and dark brown are all neutral colors, but a little more exciting than say, black or stainless-steel.
 
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Sizing
The KitchenAid® stand mixer comes in a few different sizes, so you can be sure to find one that best suits your kitchen size and culinary needs.
 
Artisan® Mini 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer – $399.99
 
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This mini model is 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the full-sized mixers, but still offers all the strength and speed of the others. Don’t let the small size fool you – this model can make up to 5 dozen cookies in one batch!
 
Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer – $459.99
 
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Dubbed by many as the classic stand mixer, this model can mix, knead, and whip ingredients with ease. This version has 10 speeds and can make up to 9 dozen cookies in one batch.
 
Artisan® Design Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer – $379.99
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The Artisan® Design mixer is virtually identical to the classic stand mixer, but comes with a glass bowl with a pour spout instead of a stainless-steel bowl.
 
Pro 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer – $599.99
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If you plan to mix heavy, dense mixtures, this is the model for you. This model is a little over 2 inches taller and 3 inches wider than the 5-quart models, but can make up to 13 dozen cookies in a single batch.
 
Pro 600 Design Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer – $629.99
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The mixer is identical to the Pro Design mixer, but is equipped with a glass bowl with a pour spout instead of a stainless-steel bowl.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Mother'sDayGiftGuideMother’s Day is around the corner and we’ve rounded up a few items perfect for giving to someone special in your life.

MothersDayGifts1. French Lavender Hand Soap & Lotion – $44.95
Pamper your mom with this delightfully-scented and ultra-soothing hand soap, dish soap, and lotion set perfect for any sink or bathroom.
2. Brown Sugar Body Polish – $67.00
This natural sugar exfoliant promises to leave skin soft, silky, and glowing. The warm brown sugar scent is reminiscent of freshly-baked cookies. Need we say more?
3. Japanese Plum Bloom Candle – $26.00
This 16-ounce candle offers the scent of plum bloom petals and leaves, ripe plum fruit, and crushed currants. The jar is beautiful enough to be reused, too!
4. Faux Fur Robe – $69.95
Give the gift of luxury with this soft, plush robe. It’s even machine washable!
5. S’well® Water Bottle – $45.00
This double-walled, vacuum-sealed stainless-steel water bottle will keep any beverage hot or cold for an extended period of time. (Pro tip: The 25-ounce size holds an entire bottle of wine too…)
6. KitchenAid Stand Mixer – $569.99
This durable stand mixer is the perfect gift for the serious foodie. It offers 10 speeds to mix, knead, and whip ingredients quickly and easily.
7. iRobot® Roomba – $799.99
Give the gift of a smarter home with this Roomba® 980. With just the push of a button, it can seamlessly navigate and vacuum any floor clean of pet hair, crumbs, or random Cheerios.
8. Walnut Cookbook Holder – $49.95
Following recipes is now even easier with this gorgeous cookbook holder. Prop up cookbooks, Grandma’s recipes, or a tablet for perfect visibility.