The Williams Sonoma holiday catalog is always filled with an enticing range of kitchen items and gourmet food, from reasonably priced cookware and holiday treats to extremely expensive kitchen appliances you’d probably never use. GOBankingRates scoured the pages of this year’s catalog to find the 10 craziest things for sale — and they range from fresh New York City bagels to a $750 chef’s knife.
Before you buy all your gifts for friends and family, give this catalog a look. See which surprising items you may actually want to add to your holiday wish list.
Coravin Sparkling Wine Preservation System: $399.95
There’s nothing more upsetting than opening an expensive bottle of sparkling wine only to have it go flat before you’re able to finish it. You’ll never have to experience that again if you add the Coravin Sparkling Wine Preservation System to your at-home bar.
The patented wine system allows you to enjoy one glass of bubbly at a time. After each pour, the universal Sparkling Stopper locks onto the bottle, sealing it shut to keep the liquid locked in, while the Sparkling Charger pumps pure CO2 into the remaining sparkling wine. With this system, a bottle of prosecco or champagne can hold its fresh fizz for up to two weeks.
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Smeg Electric Kettle 3D Logo: $169.95 to $229.95
Yes, you can buy electric tea kettles for cheaper, but will they be as chic as this one? This retro-looking Smeg kettle is available in 10 colors, so you can match it perfectly to your kitchen decor. But careful, the sleek bronze version will cost you $229.95 — $50 more than one of the more muted shades.
Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven: $479.95
The perfect gift for a pizza lover, the Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven can bake a 16-inch pizza in just 60 seconds. It can also be used to cook steak, chicken, vegetables and even pies. Plus, it’s portable so you can take it with you to picnics and tailgate parties. The $479.95 tag represents a 20% off sale price so snag this snazzy oven stat.
Cirrus Ice Ball Press Kit: $769.95 to $1,209.95
So, yes technically all you really need to make ice is water, a freezer and some type of tray — but when it comes to the world of fine liquor and artisanal craft cocktails, does such a primitive arrangement really send the right message? To vastly elevate your chill factor, opt for this kit which enables you to keep drinks cold without diluting their flavor or aroma thanks to the highly precise nature of the spherical ice cubes.
Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine: $2,699.95
This fully automatic espresso machine can whip up espressos, Americanos, lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos exactly to your liking. You can adjust the coffee strength, milk texture and milk temperature to your taste, and save up to eight stored personalized settings.
H&H Bagels With Schmear & Nova Lox, Dozen Set: $68.95 to $119.95
There’s nothing quite like a fresh, New York City bagel, and thanks to Williams Sonoma, you can now have a dozen shipped straight to your door — along with cream cheese and lox of course. The bagels are made by the famed H&H Bagels — which has been featured on “Seinfeld,” “The Office” and “Sex & the City” — and are shipped fresh and chilled. The dozen-bagel set also includes Nova Scotia smoked salmon, plain cream cheese and scallion cream cheese and is certified kosher.
Ember Travel Mug 2, 12 Ounce: $179.95
Keep your coffee or tea at your ideal temperature while on the go with the Ember Travel Mug 2. Set the temperature using the mug’s touch display or the Ember app, and the mug will keep your beverage warm for up to three hours when you’re on the move, or all day if you keep it on the charging coaster.
YETI V-Series Cooler: $800
The ideal gift for someone who loves to tailgate but also appreciates the finer things in life might just be this $800 YETI cooler. Its stylish stainless exterior protects a vacuum-insulated interior that keeps its contents ice cold for hours.
Wolf Gourmet Countertop Oven Elite: $699.95
If you’re not crazy about your stove, or perhaps if you don’t have one, you might appreciate this countertop oven that can just about do it all. The Wolf Gourmet Countertop Oven Elite can toast, roast broil, bake and more. The integrated temperature probe enables users to cook meat to the desired temperature, without having to open the door to check.
Shun Engetsu 8″ Chef’s Knife: $750
For the at-home chef who takes slicing and dicing very seriously, the Shun Engetsu 8″ Chef’s Knife is the ideal gift. This limited edition blade chef’s knife excels in precision control and features a layered steel blade to enable different styles of cutting. The razor-sharp tip allows cooks to get an even finer cut. This rare beauty is handcrafted in Japan.
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Nicole Spector contributed to the reporting for this article.