I stopped by the Concord Shop the other day to do a little Christmas shopping. For myself.
I saw some interesting things, like these dual clocks and timers by Rice. Catchy colors and good for a variety of kitchen-related purposes as well as many non-kitchen-related purposes. For example, owner Meghan Prestidge noted that they are perfect for timing children’s timeouts. Also, as someone else in the store chimed in, for timing teenagers’ showers. They’re $26.
If you’re doing some holiday baking, and I know I am, they have about a million cookie cutters in all different shapes and sizes ranging from 50 cents to a few bucks. Tie on some ribbon and they double as tree ornaments. They are useful/cheap stocking stuffers. The 5YO picked out an owl and a cardinal-shaped cookie cutter to go with his continued bird obsession. He made it clear that, lacking an appropriate tin approximation of an American Bittern, he would settle for a swan next year. Mental note taken.
Speaking of random cookie cutters, I wonder who the first person was that decided we desperately, desperately needed a bison cookie cutter on the market? Okay, fine, it was me! Also, did you see that mushroom cookie cutter up there on the left? I totally didn’t notice it until I was fussing with the photo. How could I miss that?!
They have some nice-looking cookbooks, too. I’ll take one of each of those two in the middle. I’ve been reeeeeaaaaally good this year!! Also, do you know how happy I would be to wake up on Christmas morning, Husband, to a set of three ramekins that complement my kitchen: one each in yellow, orange, and green. That would totally rock my mise en place!
Anyway, you can’t trust Amazon this late in the game. Don’t fool yourselves. If you still have Christmas shopping to do and you’re local, get your last-minute gifts for the cook in your life at the Concord Shop. Support local businesses and save on shipping!
(The Famous Concord Shop, 13 Walden St., Concord, MA, 978-371-2286)