Every year, my aunt throws a party on Christmas Eve. It’s full of great food, ugly Christmas sweaters and my favorite tradition: the white elephant gift exchange. Everyone brings a gift and we all take turns stealing them from each other (it really puts us in the holiday spirit!). But because of the age range of the crowd, it can sometimes be difficult finding a gift that works for everyone. Luckily, I’ve discovered that food and kitchen gifts are always crowd-pleasers.
Although this year’s Christmas plans are still up in the air, it’s not too early to start looking for the perfect gift. (And if we don’t have a celebration, I’ll just give a gift to myself). This season, I’ve decided that I’m gifting a cheese board and knives.
Cheese boards are a great gift because there are so many different styles to choose from. Whether they’re made from wood, marble or porcelain, cheese boards are cute and functional. They’re perfect for laying out a spread at a holiday gathering or a Saturday night when you want an easy, delicious snack dinner.
And lucky for me, Crate & Barrel is currently having their Black Friday sale with plenty of discounted cheese boards. Their Black Friday sale only lasts for the next five days, so there’s plenty of time for me to decide which board to buy. To make your holiday shopping a little easier, I’ve pulled together my favorite cheese boards.
You can’t have a cheese board without cheese knives! These knives are designed for both hard and soft cheeses.
These boards range in price from $8-$30 and are perfect if your gift exchange has a price limit, like mine does. My favorite pick: The 2-Tone Large Marble Board, which looks expensive but isn’t!
These boards are more expensive, ranging from $34-$68 and are great for people who will use them regularly. My favorite pick: The Wood Marble Cheese Slicer, which includes a cutter in the board for easy slicing and serving!