So, I’ve written about the salt and pepper, and now I guess they need somewhere to go. Here’s a few to think about:
Take a high tech approach with this mill that can do salt, pepper or spices. From Alessi, who seem veer between sleek and high tech or very high kitsch.
If it’s for the table ratherthan stove side, then I really like these pinch pots. I think with these you want them to be fairly small and keep refreshing the seasonings on a regular basis.
Want to bring some magic to the table? Surely everyone needs salt and pepper magic wand shakers.I’ve never seen these, and can imagine some double takes at the table. May be a little dangerous to have with kids around though, they may have a lot more seasoning in one big wave of the wand than they imagined!
If you want proper mills, then I really like these wooden ones. A Japanese aesthetic combined with functionality, these would work beautifully from stove side to the table.
In need of some kitsch? Try Culture Label, who have a whole variety of small dogs happy to hang around your table to do your seasoning bidding. These are a tribute to my childhood. Though less smelly than childhood companions I feel.
One of the most useful things to hand next to the stove is my salt pig, as you can guarantee that in pretty much everything you are going to need the salt at some point. I like this sturdy traditional looking one, looks like would hold plenty and good wide mouth so you can get utensils in.
Hopefully a few ideas for you, to keep you away from the last minute giant salt and pepper grinder gift! And if not these, then see if you can find a home for Stanley on your table to do this seasoning for you.