15th ANNIVERSARY of BB'S BEST PRODUCT PICKS
15th Year Best Gift and Product Picks from BetterBaking.com
Over the last 15 years, I’ve sussed out some great products in housewares, fragrance (perfumes as well as home scent), journals and journal covers, music and more. Some companies are just exceptional and I return to them often and some are new friends. Here are some old and new picks in a few categories that I think you will enjoy.
Just some names in housewares, baking, and lifestyle products I can’t do without –
Where would the BB test kitchen be without Boyajian fine, pure oils in orange, lemon, lime and citrus.
This vanilla continues to inspire my baking career. I’ve tried a ton of other vanillas (why I don’t know) and always return to this stellar extract from a stellar company. I use their double strength Madagascar for most baking.
Gorgeous crafted wood pins from yesteryear done for today’s baker
I don’t know anyone making salad bowls of this quality anymore. Beautiful salad bowls in cherry, maple and beech in so many styles, shapes and sizes – each bowl (signed with the Vermont Bowl signature) is an instant heirloom. A perfect occasion of form and function and ….art. Stop searching the web and local housewares store for a perfect salad bowl - this company offers a variety of choices and matching quality that suits every and anyone.
Swiss made, Swiss movement, real sapphire crystals, hypoallergenic, stainless steel bracelets, waterproof and a terrific limited Lifetime warranty. But that's not what I love about Rotary -it's the unspoken things. Styling for one thing - their watches are each unique, pure and simple, understated elegance. The gold, heavy chained model here is the LB72-2438/31 and retails for $375.00. Visit www.RotaryCan.com or www.OdysseyTime.com to see it and other models.
Girlie Girl Stuff
Jean Paul Gauthier
Tried and true is one way to consider Avon but there is far more than that to recommend the brand, whose products I’ve tested for years. You cannot be the research and development, the price point, the hygienic production and the packaging (nor the wonderful catalogues).
Most recently I picked some treasures from Avon and wasn’t disappointed. They include:
Amazingly scented anti-bacterial hand gels that fit in your purse
http://shop.avon.ca/avonshop_en/default.asp?line_id=54&department=fastfind&src_page=random_product_list.asp (I opted for Vanilla, Cucumber Melon and Pomegranate)
Avon's Sweet Honesty, Perfume Classic
Sweet Honesty was launched by Avon in 1973. The fragrance features honey, musk, vanilla, hyacinth, lemon, lily-of-the-valley and rose. It is still innocent and beguiling all at once, and a steal-of-a-classic perfume.