Hello dear Umami Mart readers and loyal devotees! Holiday season is among us and I hope you are all geared up for a month of lame office parties, drawn-out family dinners and awful white elephant gift exchanges. Nah, it's not that bad, right? If there's ever a time of year when it's ok to be cheesy and bundle up and cuddle together, it's now. Let's get COZY!
You know, I rarely ever promote the shop here on the blog -- I consider it holy, anti-commercial territory -- but allow me to shamelessly highlight a few of our offerings for your holiday gifting considerations. Of course we have all sorts of stuff for the bar and kitchen, but I will limit this list to exclusive, Umami Mart-designed goods. I'm really proud of all our collaborations with our Umami Mart family, near and far. It's so rewarding to take an idea and make it into something that is well-designed and functional. We have something for everyone -- check it out!
For the little fashionista in your life:
Onesies by Wormfun of Berkeley, CA; modeled by the adorbz Djumi. Get all three designs! Sorry, Djumi not included. $28.
For the coffee lover:
An original Umami Mart collaboration with Danish designer and Umami Mart writer Anders Arhoj. $24
For the beverage enthusiast:
Enjoy a glass of scotch, oolong tea or shochu with a slow-melting ice ball. Brilliant! $9
For the house-party diva:
Recipe cards by Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast. Simple, gorgeous ideas for the everlasting entertainer. An assorted 8-pack, $15.
For the boozehound:
Sleek and sexy mixing glasses, for your spirit-stirring pleasure. Plain, $36; seamless, $55.
For the grocery shopping expert:
A hefty tote designed by Wormfun. E = Escargot, A= Anglerfish, T= Tapir. $15
For the Yes, Chef!:
Spice it up! Hand-blended Japanese spices by Oaktown Spice Shop in Oakland, CA. $7-8.
For the tea connoisseur:
A special yunomi (teacup) collaboration with Atelier Dion of Oakland, CA. Get cozy! Two styles, $36.
For everyone else:
Send some sweet holiday cheer with cards designed by Anders Arhoj. $19 for an assorted 8-pack.
Don't worry, there's plenty more bar accessories, kitchen tools, glassware and GIFT SETS over at our online shop. We're open 24/7, ready to wrap and send, anywhere around the globe.
Happy holidays everyone! If you're in the Bay Area, find Yoko or me in our Oakland or San Francisco shop. Come say hi and be festive with us! Yes, we'll have an ice-cold beer in the fridge for ya.