Fireside’s Favorite Things: Gift Ideas Under $40


Are you looking for some GREAT ideas this holiday season? Here is a list of gifts that are under $40 and are sure to excite and thrill even the hardest to buy for. Don’t give another tie or holiday ceramic to those you love, get them something they will LOVE. We also have a video version highlighting the same products.

1. Grill Grate … $29.99

GrillGrates can be used on top of your existing surface OR as a replacement. GrillGrates act like a lens on top of any heat source. They magnify and focus the grill’s heat converting it to infrared heat. The underside and hole pattern of GrillGrates blocks flare-ups from engulfing food preventing charring and drying out. GrillGrates are made from hard anodized aluminum, which conducts heat more efficiently than cast iron or stainless steel. Juices and drippings fall into the hot valleys where they sizzle and vaporize into flavor and retained moisture. The valleys of GrillGrates are a flavor enhancing system. GrillGrates conduct and focus heat up the raised rails for steakhouse quality searing. Sear marks can be controlled from golden brown to dark, crispy and flavorful. They can in a variety of sizes and can be used on almost any grill.

2. Yeti Rambler 30 … $39.99

Don’t you hate it when your favorite beverage loses its frosty (or piping hot) goodness before you have a chance to fully enjoy it? We sure do, and that’s why we love our Rambler Tumblers with kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation. The result is a tough, hard-wearing personal drink cooler that maintains ice twice as long as plastic tumblers — and it works just as well for hot beverages. The lid that keeps your liquid in its place is easy to clean, shatterproof and crystal clear so you know exactly how much of your drink you still have to look forward to. Dishwasher safe.

3. Bacon Salt … $5.99

Everything should taste like bacon. Has there ever been a truer statement uttered? In 8 flavors, Bacon Salt is a zero calorie, zero fat seasoning that makes everything taste like bacon. They started with 3 flavors of Bacon Salt – Original, Hickory and Peppered. Since then, they’ve found even more things to make taste like bacon. So, whether you’re a regular griller or a gourmet chef, are counting calories or are a vegetarian who craves mouth-watering bacon taste without the bacon guilt, this is what you’ve been waiting for. Pick up a couple and make it a gift basket for your favorite bacon lover.

4. Pecan Oil … $18.12

Kinloch Plantation Products 100% Virgin Pecan Oil is “The Healthy Oil for the Everyday Gourmet”. Pecan Oil has a neutral flavor that enhances the flavor of the food being prepared and picks up the taste of the seasonings for all types of foods. It can be used as a butter substitute for healthy cooking and with a small amount of butter added; the flavor of the original recipe will be preserved. A high smoke point of 470 degrees allows for great sautéing, brazing, and stir frying and the ability to brown meats without burning. And, Kinloch Plantation Pecan Oil is a great oil base for your favorite salad dressing recipe.

5. SPARQ Whiskey Rocks … $24.95

SPARQ Whiskey Rocks give a new meaning to “on the rocks.” Serve top-shelf liquor in way that gives guests a chill. Made from recycled soapstone, this modern-day version of the ice cube cools any small volume drink without the melted water. Simply freeze and pop them into whiskey, scotch, liquor and even wine. These sophisticated rocks chill the drink without diluting the taste. These rocks won’t scratch your barware either – our cubes have no sharp edges. Whiskey Rocks are made by SPARQ USA in Colorado by the guys who know soapstone and understand its amazing qualities. These handy little rock cubes are eco-friendly, not only because they are reusable, but because they are manufactured with soapstone from factory excess. Perfect gift for your eco-friendly family member or the one whose like a cold, stiff drink.

6. Boos Cutting Boards … $15.59

Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. The board features beautiful edge grain construction, a cream finish, and is equipped with handgrips on the ends for easy transport from countertop to stovetop.In business since 1887, John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois. John Boos & Co. Cucina butcher blocks and cutting boards are used by celebrity chefs throughout the USA. These cutting boards are a great alternative to plastic–easier on knives and won’t harbor bacteria. Hand wash and oil regularly for best results. With 2 flat surfaces for chopping, slicing, dicing, mincing, and more, these cutting boards are sure to become a favorite in your gift recipients kitchen.

7. Kyocera Ceramic Knife … $29.95

Kyocera has pioneered advanced ceramic kitchen knives, which are impervious to acids, juices, oils and salts, leave no metallic taste or odor, and help maintain the freshness of fruit and vegetables. The razor-sharp blade retains its original sharpness 10 times longer than steel knives. And because the ceramic blade is so light, no artificial weight is added to the handle. This creates an extremely balanced, lightweight tool that reduces fatigue during repetitive cutting tasks. Kyocera knives are made in Japan, and they should only be washed by hand. Use on a wood or plastic cutting board. All Kyocera ceramic products are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for five years and I know personally quite a few families that this is there favorite go-to knife!

8. Ribalizer … $39.95

Awesome BBQ ribs on your gas grill in just two hours with the award winning Ribalizer rib cooker. Skip the mess and hassle of all day tending, and spend your day watching the game…instead of the grill. The Ribalizer is the new, easy to use rib cooker for gas grills that barbecues amazingly tender and delicious ribs in less than 1/2 the traditional cook time…with no mess or difficult cleanup. Awarded first place for best BBQ tool and accessory in the National Barbecue Association’s (NBBQA) 2014 Awards of Excellence competition, the patent pending Ribalizer gets the job done, turning out perfect ribs in just 2 hours and 3 easy steps. Cook up to six racks of ribs at once. Easy clean-up, simple to use. Includes four standard size, disposable steam pans, instructions and recipes. You can also check out our blog post about our Ribalizer experience.

9. Leather Gloves … $19.99

In our store we care lots of different versions of cooking gloves. Gloves like this can be used in a variety of  ways in your kitchen both indoors and out. Here is one type we really like. The Outset’s 15-inch Leather Grill Gloves allow for more dexterity and control than a traditional mitt. Helps to keep your hands and arms safe from burns while barbequing.Impeccably manufactured to meet exclusive standards in outdoor entertaining, the quality of Outset’s barbeque accessories is peerless. Show someone how much you love them and want to keep them from getting burned with a pair of these handy gloves.

10. Thermopop … $29.00

Always one of our favorite, the Thermopop is the  first rotating display pocket thermometer. A simple button press rotates the display in 90 degree increments. Hold the ThermoPop in either hand or read it when it’s upside down. Any angle is convenient! Super-Fast readings are within the final degree in only 5 to 6 seconds! Designed for serious chefs and professionals, the ThermoPop features big digits and a backlight for dark conditions. Molded-in seals and buttons make it splash-proof. Durable construction outlasts similarly priced pocket thermometers. Simple operation reduces user errors. Wide range is suitable for frozen foods and deep fryer testing.

Come see us NOW to get ready for the holiday season or we are always available by phone (706-722-3939). Don’t miss our next gift guide next week with even more ideas! You can also watch our video highlighting these gift ideas here!


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