A gorgeous bread basket with a hidden warming stone to keep bread warm after it comes out of the oven. A must-have for your Thanksgiving table and makes a great hostess or holiday gift!
I came across this unassuming bread basket at Pier 1 a few months ago, and as soon as I saw it — and what it did — I bought every single one they had right there on the spot. One for myself, one for my mom, my mother-in-law, my best friend, and a few more to have on hand as a last-minute hostess gift or Christmas gifts. I had to share it with you too! :) The best part is it’s less than $25.
Here’s a closer look — a beautiful dark-grain woven design and snug cotton fabric liner.
Inside the liner hides a secret warming stone. You put this in the oven while you’re baking and when it’s done, you slide the stone back in the liner, place the bread on top and voila — the hot stone keeps the bread warm until you’re ready to serve. Brilliant. Genius. I love it.
Now, I found the stone a bit fiddly to get in and out of the liner — even when it was cold. I couldn’t imagine doing it while it was piping hot and wearing an oven mitt or using a towel. So here’s what I do.
I simply lay the stone in the bottom of the basket.
And throw a tea towel over it.
The bread goes on top, and then I can cover the bread with the tea towel to hold in the heat.
Much easier! I have used this thing so much since buying it this summer. No one knows there’s a secret warming stone hiding under the towel, but when they find out, all my girlfriends think it’s the coolest thing ever! :)
This would be so great for Thanksgiving! Use it to serve these adorable Pumpkin Shaped Rolls. Seriously, how cute would that be? :)
Pair this basket with a couple of nice tea towels and you’ve got a perfect, thoughtful gift for anyone who loves entertain, bake, or feed their family.
For more ideas, you could throw in a Pampered Chef Spatula, or any one of my favorite kitchen essentials under $25 for a little something extra.
Here’s where you can find the basket: Collin Bread Basket
Thanks so much for looking! Happy holidays!! :) xoxo
Thanks Amanda. I went over the weekend and picked one up.
Thanks Amanda, I used a 20% off coupon to buy three! My best buds at work and I exchange gifts and have a nice dinner for Christmas every year. I am giving them this basket a Christmas tea towel and some bread mixes from Trader Joes. It’s perfect!
I just gifted myself one of these gems! Thanks for the heads up!
Nothing to do with bread warming but a huge thank you for letting us know that a DKA was worth getting in line for rather than a cronut! We did actually arrive at 7.00am – jetlag! – and found about 20 people in front of us. It was New Flavour Day! Maybe that was the reason for the queque! Anyway, thanks again for answering my query so quickly. We had a lovely time in NYC.
Do you know what’s even better than this awesome bread basket??
1. When there’s a coupon
2. When other people post telling you there’s a coupon
3. When someone posts the link to the coupon
4. When you have a gift card to use too!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And thank you! I snatched mine up this evening!
So freakin cool!! Thanks for sharing!! I think I’ll buy two- one for myself and one for my mother in law! :)
Thanks for the suggestion I ran to Pier 1 yesterday and used the 20% off coupon and snatched mine up for the holidays!
How cool Amanda! I’ve never seen anything like that before!
Totally buying this tomorrow! And there’s a 20% off coupon through the 17th :) http://www.pier1.com/coupons/cp-20-off-131112,default,pg.html
I bought something similar years ago at Bed Bath and Beyond. I *think*. Mine is a circular basket without a cloth lining so I always throw a cloth napkin over the stone and around the rolls. Something like this does make a great hostess gift. :)
Perfect for the holidays, in fact just down right perfect for anytime!
Right now they have a 20% off promo code SAVE20NOW so they are under $20
That IS genius! Thanks so much for sharing!
What a great idea! I’m going to have to look for one! Thanks for sharing.
Super smart idea!
Love that! Heading to Pier 1 today to check it out.
I love those baskets with the warming stones! You’re right, they are the perfect gift!
What a great idea! This is the perfect gift for my mom for Christmas.
I love it! Thanks for sharing!
I have an ancient one that utilizes those microwaveable bean filling. It gives out a moist heat which is okay but I’m betting a stone would retain heat better and not soften my buns.
(Eww, that sounded dirty!)
This is the cutest idea!! I need to get over to Pier One and snatch up their stock!