Edited by Denise Mattia
Traveling on vacation, to a house warming party, a wedding or to a friend’s home? Or do you want the kitchen to look like you travel the world? The Holiday Gift Guide Show had ideas perfect for the home and on-the-go-travelers.
Initially known for its garment care appliances, Rowenta expanded its expertise from irons (shown above) and ultrasteamers to hair care. The 5-in-1 Versa Style Iron achieves the results of five salon tools: a flat iron, which fits easily in a travel case, a roller set and three curling irons. The Straight Express Iron combs, stretches and pre-straightens hair, protecting it from styling damage.
It’s not necessary to shop in Italy for innovative cookware. Lagostina cookware embodies “La Bella Vita” with artful designs that are recognized by prestigious institutions. And they retain gourmet function to move effortlessly from oven or stove to table.
With its deep roots in Latin America and the United States, IMUSA offers hundreds
of affordable housewares, including gadgets, cookware, appliances, food, storage, espresso, storage, cleaning and ethnic specialty items. The products are as colorful as they are functional.
Another International brand, T-fal offers non-stick cookware and bakeware, irons, electric kitchen appliances and gadgets. Of special note are cooking recipes, advice, lessons and tools offered by the T-fal company — great gifts for everyone from newlyweds to budding chefs.
Handcrafted in Canonsberg Pennsylvania,
the All-Clad cookware combines the purest copper and a patented stainless steel to deliver maximum control for superior cooking results, and the interior starburst finish allows for precise browning and effortless cleanup. The immersion Blender can be used for everything from pureeing soups and sauces to chopping nuts. It offers superior versatility and unsurpassed efficiency, making quick work of countless food-prep tasks.
There’s no need to carry your coffee pot with you on trips. Krups coffee makers are found in fine hotel rooms as well as private homes. The Germany based company manufacturers espresso and cappuccino machines, which deliver the best taste results every time, a personal tea kettle system for infusing tea, electric kettles and the Krups “Cave A Vin,” wine aerators and dispensers.
A writer and photographer, Denise Mattia’s works are published nationally and internationally and include all aspects of leisure travel: art , culture, resorts, spas, food and wine and sports’ activities. She's the founder of the soon to be launched Yum-Yum-Traveler, a site devoted to reviewing restaurants in addition to her travel articles from around the world. She lives and works in Manhattan, where she was born.