|Calphalon Nonstick Covered Fry $39.95-$49.95|
|Vinturi Wine Aerator $39.95|
Williams-Sonoma is, hands down, my favorite store for kitchenwares and home furnishings. I love the specialty foods too. Since the goods are expensive, I must be careful not to empty my wallet shopping there. [If only I had Ivanka Trump's budget, I could have the entire line ... and join the wine club. Dream on here. Hand-picked wines make a sure-to-please gift for someone special.]
The company was started in 1956 by Chuck Williams, who appreciated the restaurant quality of French cookware and wanted to introduce it to Americans. Williams bought a hardware store in Northern California. He restocked the hardware with imported French cookware. Now there are over 260 retail stores across the USA and Canada.
The pots, pans and utensils are high end. Buy one of the store's prime culinary tools, and you'll never have to replace it. Watch for sales to get value and great gifts for under $50. For the holidays, I love giving and getting gifts (and gift certificates) from Williams-Sonoma. Just saying for um ... no particular reason.