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The 10 Most Over-the-Top Food Gifts from Goop's Holiday Gift Guide - Shopping News

The 10 Most Over-the-Top Food Gifts from Goop's Holiday Gift Guide - Shopping News
From The Kitchn - November 24, 2017

Gift guides are my favorite part of the holidays. Sure, the holidays are about family and togetherness and all that good stuff, but they are also about finding out that Oprah thinks we should buy $50 blueberries this year, and that the Neiman Marcus will sell you your own personal brand of Champagne for $150,000. I wait all year for the annual gift guides to start coming out, and Goop's is one of the best. Every year Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand introduces us to things like personal submarines and $114 toothpaste.

Gwyneth Paltrow is a passionate cook with multiple award-winning cookbooks that are actually quite good, so of course her annual holiday gift guides include plenty of things for cooks and gourmets.

Here are the 10 most over-the-top food gifts from Goop's 2017 holiday gift guide.

1. A Casserole Dish, $1,220

This stainless steel casserole dish has brass handles and it sure is pretty. But at $1,220, it'd have to be. As a fun side note, Goop's holiday guide includes actual miniature horses for the "I want a pony" set, and those horses cost less than this casserole dish.

2. Gold Measuring Cups, $72

I am fully in favor of making everything gold that can be made gold. I once gold-leafed a Diaper Genie. But this $72 set of measuring cups seems like it was designed in a lab to annoy bakers. It's frustrating enough when a baking tool ca not be put in the dishwasher because it needs to be delicately washed by hand, as these do. But these also have round bottoms, which seems excruciatingly inconvenient if you just want to pour them full of sugar. (For those who like shiny kitchen tools, Target has a set of gold measuring cups for $5.99, and they are dishwasher-safe and have flat bottoms.)

3. A Kitchen Step Stool, $95

This stool is made of reclaimed chestnut wood from 19th century Philadelphia buildings. It does not fold up for easy storage, but it will help you reach any items that are less than 8.75 inches out of your reach.

4. Moon Dust, $35

Trend forecasters at Whole Foods said health powders and "functional mushrooms" would both be top trends in 2018, and it looks like Gwyneth Paltrow is ahead of the curve. This $35 box contains 12 tea bags full of "healing dust" designed to be added to hot milk, water, or tea for extra health benefits. Most of the dusts seem to be blends of various mushroom extracts with herbs and other medicinal powders. The box contains two sachets each of Moon Dust supplements for Beauty, Brain, Sex, Power, Spirit, and Dream. I wonder what happens if you put all six in at once.

5. A Chocolate Cutter, "Price on Request"

6. Cast Iron Mess Kit, $140

7. Petite French Oven Stovetop Rice Cooker, $180

8. Mini Chocolate Fondue Set, $90

9. Clip Clip Coffee Spoon, $10

10. Camel Milk Subscription Service, $103/month

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