Gifts Under $250
FD Style Wine Opener
Sleek and functional, the FD Style Wine Opener is a smart addition to any dinner party. This ergonomic wine opener features a spiral corkscrew with a straight inner rod for effortless uncorking. It is designed with the thoughtful host in mind, letting you entertain your guests without breaking a sweat. Made with a matte black coating, the FD Style Wine Opener is as much a conversation piece as the wine accompanying it.
About FD Style
The FD Style collection is designed by designer Hagino Mitsunobu, whose minimalist designs pare each tool down to its essential elements. Made from stainless steel coated with a matte fluorocarbon polymer resin, every tool in the collection is ergonomic, easy to clean, and multifunctional. The FD Style collection is produced in the region of Niigata, where metalworking is the regional specialty.
Materials: Stainless Steel, Resin Coating
Dimensions: Width: 1” Length: 5”
Care: Hand-wash only with non-abrasive materials.
Sori Yanagi Cast Iron Grill Pan
Sori Yanagi’s famed Nambu Tekki pan combines traditional Japanese design with a modern sensibility. This iconic pan is crafted from a single piece of extra thick nambu tekki cast iron, a traditional Japanese iron casting technique that dates back to the early 17th century. The result is an all-purpose grilling pan that quickly and evenly distributes heat for creating delicious meals. The slightly curved edge allows for easy pouring while the cast iron fork can be used for both lifting and serving. Equally safe for use on gas, electric, or induction stove tops.
See our complete guide for cooking, caring for, and maintaining a cast iron pan here.
About Sori Yanagi
Legendary designer Sori Yanagi is known as the heir of the Japanese folk art movement. His inventive product designs, from common kitchenware to the famed Butterfly Chair, were the catalyst for the rise of modernist Japanese design after the 1950s. His kitchen tools embody his values of simplicity and practicality, celebrating organic form above trends, beauty above superficiality, and efficiency above frivolity.
Materials: Cast Iron.
Dimensions: Height: 3½" Diameter: 13"
Care: Scrub lightly with warm water. For stubborn food remnants, use a touch of dish soap and a nylon scouring pad. Always thoroughly dry pan after each use, apply a light layer of vegetable oil with a towel, and store. Do not put pan in the dishwasher or soak in water. Dry immediately after use to prevent rust.
Karmi Tea Canister - Kama
Keep your favorite tea leaves, coffee, and spices fresh and ready for use with this stunning example of Yamanaka lacquerware. Each piece in this collection is made from solid Cherry Birch Wood and is expertly turned by a craftsman before being lacquered and dried over the course of nearly a year. This level of detail results in a nearly airtight seal despite being made from wood.
Specifically designed with matcha in mind, this style features a second inner lid to prevent spills. Holds 100g.
Gato’s collection of Japanese wood and lacquer works is native to the Yamanaka region of Japan. The centuries-old manufacturing process is as delicate and detailed as the pieces themselves. From precise carving to meticulous lacquering, modern Japanese woodworking molds traditional methods into contemporary shapes. The results are elegant, amazingly lightweight pieces that are as functional as they are beautiful.
Materials: Cherry Birch Wood
Dimensions: Height: 4½” Diameter: 2½”
Care: Gato woodworks are not microwave or dishwasher safe. Wash by hand and dry immediately.