I completely forgot to post about the wine cozy gift set I made Christina last winter until I was reminded while Christmas shopping on Black Friday last weekend. I never thought I’d voluntarily stay up past 10pm to (of all things) go shopping, but Jamie is a very passionate bargain hunter and convinced me to go, especially since I too can appreciate the value of a dollar and a good bargain. I don’t get to see her very often since she lives up north, so I figured how bad could it be? I should have known I was in over my head when she said we should get there early because they were giving free Cliff Bars to the first 500 people in line for Target.
After over 4 hours of sheer mayhem, wading through a sea of red Target shopping carts being pushed by tryptophanatic zombies, and getting pummeled by an old lady who was literally running while en route to Macy’s, I managed to escape with a plethora of new kitchen tools and appliances. My Santa sack was filled with a 7-cup food processor, a blender, mixing bowls, frosting spatula, dough bands, a whisk, and some other goodies irrelevant to this blog. During the weekend, I also acquired a pre-owned Ultra Power Kitchen-Aid stand mixer (holler) in exchange for $30 cash plus some of my baked goods – quite a deal! Oh, the wonders I will make with all of my new toys!
At about 3am, Jamie and I parted ways. She went on to another Target, another Macy’s, Old Navy, and some other places, and I got the f-ck out of there, slightly traumatized but content with my new treasures. Jamie told me the next morning that she got home at 9am, took an hour nap, and woke up to go to a few more places. Jamie, you are a beast.
So back to the subject matter of this post. For Christina‘s wine set gift, I threw in a bottle of cabernet and a pretty jewel-top wine stop from Sur la Table to match the cozies and coasters.
The wine cozies make great gifts for housewarmings and wine aficionados (winos?) alike. I recently made a couple more wine cozy sets as housewarming gifts for Shirley and Spencer…
…and Leslie and Tri, respectively. As you might have guessed, all four of them like Hawaii – and who can blame them?
Might make some more to throw on the Etsy account, which (I’m happy to announce) is now live.