In the Chinese horoscope, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit; more specifically, the Year of the Water Rabbit (read our take on how to celebrate it here). The rabbit is considered the luckiest sign and is a gentle animal that thinks before acting, so this year represents serene, patient energy. We can use it! Luxurious comfort and delicious home cooking are Water Rabbit ideals, so to that end, we have some suggestions that will make you happy to stay at home and dine in and lounge in comfort:
Wok into 2023 with Smithey Ironware
Smithey Ironware crafts cast iron and carbon steel cookware with old-fashioned high-quality care: skillets, woks, Dutch ovens, grill pans, roasters, and more. To celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, try the Smithey Ironware wok which, like the cast iron skillet, is an iconic kitchen staple for whipping up a diverse array of global cuisines. While woks tend to be mass produced now from inexpensive stamped metal, there are still artisans who take great pride in high quality wok design and materials (example: Smithey Ironware and the Cen brothers in Shanghai). The Smithey Ironware brand combines function and longevity in a beautiful hammered form. Using a lighter weight carbon steel, their pre-seasoned wok weighs around 3 lbs, has a flat surface for stability, and is designed for high heat cooking and lots of fun cooking movement. This is ideal for classic stir fries, sautéing, steaming, boiling, and even light frying. Crafted by artisan blacksmiths on an old naval base in Charleston, SC, and guaranteed for life, you will love this item as a family keepsake.
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Engraving is an option for personalized gifts, which are fantastic for wedding gifts, anniversaries, holidays, and birthdays. A personalized engraving option can be done within a week.
Nolah’s Soft Bamboo Comforter with Added Benefits
This lightweight, ultra-luxurious bamboo comforter keeps you both cozy and cool while remaining soft and light as a cloud. That’s the magic of bamboo, and when it’s combined with the quality craftsmanship of Nolah, you have a keepsake item that will comfort you throughout all seasons.
The Nolah Bamboo Comforter feels like silk against the skin and features bamboo’s natural temperature-regulating properties. A few awesome added bonuses: this bamboo comforter is antibacterial, moisture-wicking, breathable, hypoallergenic, and durable – which means you’ll enjoy years of clean, cooling comfort. With Valentine’s Day and wedding season on the horizon, this is a perfect gift that will keep giving through the years and all seasons. Find it here and check out their mattresses too.
The Kinderkitchen Mixing Set + Kinderkitchen Cutting Set
The 3-piece Mixing Set and 2-piece Cutting Set for children, both from Kuhn Rikon’s Kinderkitchen brand for little chefs, can be paired with the Smithey Wok above for healthy family meals where everyone chips in to make something. Little hands can safely chop vegetables and mix salad with these two sets, rendering at-home meals cozy, fun, and instructive. Create healthy habits and fond memories centered on food that will last a lifetime.
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