You don’t need much help when it comes to giving a great gift. Especially to yourself. But there are still
a few things you might not know about. Like these five items with high gift potential.
FOR THE SPICE FIEND
Didi Davis Salt Tower
Salt: tends to skew on the boring side. Enter Didi Davis, who decided enough is enough, and from her
iodine-rich Ipswich lair has created a tower of 12 different gourmet taste-enhancers like smoked paprika,
porcini and one blending chilies from the Aleppo mountains. Syria: the original flavor country.
FOR THE PRO-AM
The 2013 US Amateur Golf Championship
We’re not sure how, but for some reason, you’re not playing in the 2013 US Amateur golf tournament at
Brookline’s Country Club this summer. Next best thing: procuring tickets for it. Yes, yelling “Coulda
made that” over your beer will be frowned upon.
FOR THE BUDDING RESTAURATEUR
Kathy Sidell Memoir
Attention, budding restaurateurs: MET Back Bay overlord Kathy Sidell has just released a memoir tracing her
career (to date, she has six spots under her belt). Included: MET recipes (see: steak sauce) and even a
passage about customers’ naughty trysts in her restaurants’ bathrooms. We’re pretty sure your name
isn’t used, thankfully.
FOR THE ALE FANATIC
Sir Jack’s Ox Horn Mug
You’ve got your unicorn champagne flutes, dragon-tooth whiskey tumblers and even wolverine-claw tequila
shot glasses. Adding to your collection of gorgeous animal-based libation holders is this polished 16-ounce
oxhorn mug from Sir Jack’s, handmade in England and featuring a natural horn handle, too. That’s one
FOR THE OMBROPHOBE
Ghurka Leather Umbrellas
Beautiful in the rain: Paris. Not so beautiful in the rain: your leather jacket. A handsome solution: one of
these classy umbrellas, featuring a solid wood core, brass trim, a leather handle and black, walnut,
chestnut or khaki colors for when you want to coordinate your accessories. Or just when it’s raining.