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Christmas brunch

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Christmas brunch


This festive sale only comes twice a year (one of those times is now!)

One of our favorite holidays is Christmas, but that’s still six months away. Since that feels just way too far away, we decided to get in the holiday spirit with a Christmas in July celebration. And let’s just say we’re feeling very festive.

To help get you on our level, we’ve decided to pass along some phenomenal seasonal savings with a sale that only comes along twice a year. (You’ll have to wait until Thanksgiving if you miss out on these deals this week.) Starting today, and running for one week only, we're making our Buy More, Save More deal even better. You'll get 10 percent off any order over $50, 15 percent off any order over $125 and 20 percent off any order over $250. This sale only runs through August 1, so it's best to start shopping now.

Instead of waiting until the last minute to check off everything on your list, why not get a head start on your holiday shopping? Or, if you’re not in the gift-giving mood just quite yet, this is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on entertaining essentials so that you’re prepared for every holiday party and event. Here are some of our favorite gifts to give, whether it’s to a loved one or to yourself.Crafthouse Concerto Punch Bowl Set
No holiday party is complete without some eggnog — spiked eggnog that is. The Concerto punch bowl set is a beautiful vessel from which to serve this classic holiday drink, or any other holiday punch, really. As a bonus, this set comes complete with a glass ladle and six matching glasses for easy serving and sipping.
Stoneware & Co. 26-inch Platter
An elegant serving piece elevates any get-together to the next level. We’ve used this oblong platter from Stoneware & Co.’s Louisville Collection to serve everything from bread pudding French toast to biscuits, and of course, miniature appetizers, like Southern Kitchen’s fontina and fig chutney grilled cheese bites. This platter also makes a delightful gift for the hostess in your life.
Demeyere Industry Stainless Steel 3 1/2-Quart Essential Pan
We call this pan essential for a reason. Between its 3 1/2-quart capacity (perfect for boiling pasta or cooking up a few bowls of soup during the cold winter months) and its heavy-duty, 5-ply stainless steel construction, it'll handle just about anything you throw at it. Plus, we've heard that some Southern Kitchen employees will toss this pan in the dishwasher to clean, so it's ready to withstand even the harshest of cleaning methods.
Staub Ceramics 2-Piece Rectangular Baking Dish Set in Rustic Red
Two is better than one, and with this two-piece set from Staub, you get double the cooking fun. Staub’s porcelain enamel glaze prevents the absorption of moisture during baking, so you’ll never have to worry about food, like our beloved sweet potato cake with pecan praline icing, coming out dry. Both dishes feature sturdy handles to help you move from oven to table. We love the festive rustic red of this set, but it’s also available in blue and a lovely holiday basil green.

Crafthouse By Fortessa® Mixing Set
Those in search of a boozy gift for the mixologist in their life need to look no further than this classic mixing set from Crafthouse By Fortessa®. Everything you need for making stirred cocktails is included in this elegant set, from a properly-proportioned-yet-beautiful mixing glass and a julep strainer to hold back ice with a smooth pour to a carefully weighted bar spoon for stirring and micro-muddling. Two double Old Fashioned glasses complete this set. We highly recommend this gift set for anyone who is setting up a bar cart or is learning the art of mixology at home.  

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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.