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Cruets - A Great Gift Idea


Posted: May 26, 2006
by: T.Alexander

What's a cruet? Why a cruet? Where's the cruet? Inquiring minds want to know & I've got the answers.

A cruet, pronounced kroo'-it, is a glass bottle, usually used for holding condiments like vinegar & oil and displayed in the kitchen or dining areas. That sounds simple enough, but as with most things, a cruet is not a cruet. So here's a resource to learn about cruets and select original cruets for your personal use and for gifts - Cruets.com

There are many cruets to select from at Cruets.com, and my favorites are listed below. Happy Shopping!

Cruet_crystal First is the elegant 5 piece crystal cruet set - a nice hutch or dining table center piece. The most enduring characteristic about this set is the 24% lead crystal composition and the intricate cuts. The set is $169 and is recommended for an anniversary gift. I agree it would make a memorable anniversary gift but really, I'd like to snag this set for my dining room!

Cruet_egg_1 On a lighter side is the Faberge egg style cruet that is, well, shaped like an egg. The glass work on this model makes the cruet appear to be an egg within an egg and is a must for those who collect egg like accessories. The price is an afordable $28.90.

Cruet_set_1 My top recommendation, at least for a gift, is the oil & vinegar gourmet cruet set. Being a total solution your gift recipient will receive Italian Massarrie de Sant'Eramo balsamic vinegar and olive oil in addition to a crystal hand blown grape cruet. This gift is a great value at $56.95.


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