The best holiday gifts are those which can bring something special every day. There is always space for stocking stuffers and novelty items that are season-appropriate. Still, a remarkable gift symbolizes how you treasure a person’s role in making your year a good one.
A Christmas gift is a thank you for the humdrum days they made exciting and the low days that they turned around. It’s also, of course, a way to remind them of the many fun times you’ve had.
I can’t think of anything that fits the bill more than these Smeg appliances. As a brand, Smeg prides itself on following Italian standards plus durable design to elevate the appliances we use every single day. Each item becomes the star of the kitchen and brings something a little special from breakfast to even your midnight snacks.
Smeg appliances aren’t just investment pieces. They’re lifetime companions. They’ll see a person through various changes, delivering constant comfort. And isn’t that what good friends are to us as well?
Here are my Smeg holiday gifting picks. Something for every person in your life and for you too!
Espresso Coffee Machine
Coffee to most of us is a way of life. Mornings are sometimes only right when you have that satisfying and awakening cup. This is why for that busy bee whether it be your parents or partner, a Smeg Espresso Coffee Machine will give them that extra boost. It brings that coffee shop experience and quality at home. Trust the Italian tradition of Smeg to translate every time you need your caffeine kick. It gives a professional experience with three buttons to adjust preferred settings. It has a Thermoblock heating system for precise control of water temperature. Espressos are perfect each time with the 15 bar pressure while the Cappuccino system renders a dense and creamy foam via by mixing steam, air, and milk.
2 Slice Toaster
If your friend or loved one is a breakfast fiend, make sure that coffee is paired up well. And that’s through getting their toast just right. This toaster has six browning levels and three pre-set programs (reheat, defrost, and bagel). This way, they can make their favorites easily and sans mess. The 2 Slice Toaster carries features that make for the perfect toasts via self-centering racks and automatic slice pop up. Clean up and storage is a breeze with a removable stainless steel crumb tray and a built-in cord wrap.
Is your friend the sweet tooth who’s constantly baking desserts, pastries, and other treats? Would you like to be on the receiving end of an unlimited supply of said friend’s goodies? Just give them Smeg Stand Mixer. Among bakers, this appliance is both a luxury and a necessity. It can handle heavy work with capacities up to 2 Kgs for cake dough mix and 1L for whipped cream. This makes the process efficient coupled with 10 variable speeds and a smooth start function.
A blender needs to be able to keep up with different personalities. They can make a mean protein shake for the fitness buff. They’re there for the beauty-conscious who loves a good veggie concoction, but they’re also out for the party animal to make a frozen margarita. Smeg’s Blender is that appliance with a safe and durable TritanTM BPA-free jug and stainless steel blades. Three different pre-sets (smoothie, ice crush, pulse) cover all your needs along with four different speeds. With guidance, kids can use it too for their smoothies as it has anti-slip feet, safety lock when removing blender jug, and overload motor protection.
Tea lovers will love the Smeg Kettle instantly. It makes for worry-free water heating with auto-shutoff sensibilities when it reaches 100°C or when no water is detected. The concealed heating element allows for no accidental burns while the 360° swivel base assures a smooth experience every time you pour a hot cup. It’s ideal for those who entertain a lot of people in their homes as this Kettle as it can handle 1,7 Lt/ or seven cups of water.
There are friends out there who’d love a glass of fresh citrus juice every day. A Citrus Juicer helps them get that Vitamin C without going through the hassle of manually squeezing the fruit. All they have to do is cut the lemon, orange, or lime in half and put it on top of the reamer. The 70W motor does all the work with a built-in sensor. A few seconds is all it takes for the juice to come out via the stainless steel spout, ready for your glass and some ice!
All of these items are pretty with that retro-aesthetic and in a choice of colors from shiny black to pastel pinks and blues. You won’t have a hard time picking just the right one to put under the tree with these options!
Smeg Philippines is located at Ground Floor Park Terraces, West Street cor. Antonio Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila.