Holiday Gift Giving: Remember the Little Things

Holiday Gifts: From ornate giftwrap and handmade holiday cards to decadent parties and lavish trimmings, oftentimes we forget that it's the little things that really make the holidays truly memorable. For many, the concept of gift giving has lost its luster, having evolved into something expected and well frankly, under-appreciated. This holiday season, forgo the traditional cookie-cutter gifts by giving your loved ones something extra special, extra functional, and above all, extra luxurious.

For more than a century, De'Longhi, an Italian-based brand, has been offering a wide range of premium kitchen and home appliances, becoming the fastest growing espresso brand in America today. With a vast selection of luxury appliances, De'Longhi offers something that's sure to please even the most discriminating recipients on this year's holiday shopping list.

Magnifica S

Shopping for an avid coffee drinker? Give the gift that keeps giving — a fully automatic espresso machine that's as sleek as it is functional. Compact in design, the Magnifica S brings all the features of a full-sized super automatic machine right into your own home. Imagine having your very own coffee shop in the comfort of your kitchen, where you become the barista who whips up tasty cappuccinos, espressos and lattes. The Magnifica S comes equipped with a patented "Direct-to-Brew" system, a professional-quality conical burr grinder, as well as a pre-ground coffee feature. Additional luxuries include an energy-efficient single boiler system with Rapid Cappuccino function, a patented Cappuccino system frother, decalcification and water filtration systems, and an intuitive three-hour shut off setting.

Check out some of our favorite holiday coffee and cocktail recipes, which can all be easily be made with a De'Longhi espresso machine.

12-Cup Capacity Food Processor with Integrated Scale and Blender

Whether shopping for a gourmand or your favorite budding chef, De'Longhi's 12-Cup Capacity Food Processor with Integrated Scale and Blender is sure to be a hit this holiday season. The double function food processor, which includes a 50-ounce blender attachment, is like giving the gift of three appliances in one compact, space-saving machine. From sauces and soups, to dough and dip, this De'Longhi food processor is definitely a kitchen essential. The multi-functional appliance comes with a wide array of accessories, including a serrated stainless steel chopping blade, twin geared metal whisk, dough tool, stainless steel thick slice/shred disc, stainless steel fine slice/shred disc, as well as a weighing tray to handle any possible kitchen task. Looking to chop up your own spices? Or perhaps blend up a sweet morning smoothie? With the 12-Cup Capacity Food Processor with Integrated Scale and Blender the possibilities are endless.

Your favorite holiday recipes can easily be made with De'Longhi's lineup of kitchen appliances.

Easy Turbo Steam Iron

While the thought of gifting an iron might seem a bit conventional, the De'Longhi Easy Turbo Steam Iron has successfully redefined what otherwise might be considered an everyday household appliance. Delivering an impressive 1750 watts, the ergonomically designed Easy Turbo Steam Iron features four levels of adjustable steam, with Supersteam function, and a patented dual material soleplate. Made of ceramic and stainless steel, the soleplate glides over fabric with ease and provides heat retention, durability, and is designed to reduce any unsightly shiny patches. The self-cleaning iron, which offers an 11 oz water tank capacity, an anti-drip system, and 3-Way auto-off, also features the “Aqua Clear” permanent antiscale system, designed to eliminate limescale residue on clothes when using tap water.

With an ever-evolving lineup of luxury appliances, De'Longhi is the perfect place for any and all of your holiday gift giving needs. And while you're out there tackling that shopping list of yours, please be sure to keep one very important thing in mind: This holiday, remember the little things!

For more holiday gift giving ideas, don't forget to take a look at our 2010 luxury holiday gift guide.

Christina Stewart

In her role as managing editor, Christina has developed a keen eye for all things luxury and is considered by many to be an expert within her field. Christina has covered a wide range of luxury lifestyle topics and finds passion in international travel, fast cars, and fabulous handbags. She graduated from San Diego State University in 2005 with a degree in both journalism and English. While attend...(Read More)

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