What's the only thing better than spreading cheer by giving gifts to the ones you love? Buying all those gifts and staying on budget. From stocking stuffers to one-of-a-kind items we’ve curated a small collection of items all under $45.00 that will please everyone from the novice baker, to the life-long chef. Be sure to stop by the store where we have helped make holiday shopping easy for you, by organizing some of our favourite gifts into themed shelves perfect for all price-points and budgets!
These are only the highlights:
Chirpy Top Wine Pourer
These bird shaped wine pourers will "chirp" as you pour from your bottle of wine. As the liquid passes through the whistle inside the bird, a delightful chirping sound is produced. They're a must have at any party, or make great gifts!
Paddywax White Flowers three wick candle
The Paddywax signature soy wax candles are hand poured into a 13-ounce gilded glass. Each candle can be upcycled into a luxe flower vase when the soy wax runs out!
Christmas Time Home Fragrance Diffuser
Change the ambiance of a room in an instant with the lusciously fragrant Christmas Time Home Fragrance Diffuser; Comes with eight reeds and an elegant glass decanter
Gurglepot (Assorted colours)
These whimsical 42 oz gurgling pots are a unique gift for hostesses, weddings or teachers! When you tip their stoneware bodies, they make a glugging sound just like a gurgling fish. They are the inspired creation of Matt Ellison, who during a wedding celebration in a small village in Southern France found these fish-shaped water pitchers to be his saving grace. Speaking no French, he ended up drinking more water than wine so that he could fill the silent room with "gurgling" and unite the table with smiles.
Mudpie Lime & Salt Rimmer Platter
This party-perfect Lime & Salt Rimmer Set includes a specially designed ceramic plate with a “Hit me with your best salt” well for salt rimming, and a wide rim stamped with “Squeeze me baby one more lime” to showcase your freshly cut citrus. Also included is one vintage-styled fork stamped with “Give me a wedgie”. The pair come beautifully tied with rustic twine
The Slate Platter with Handles is perfect for serving your favourite antipasti, appetizers, cookies or desserts. Use chalk to write the various food types.
Le Cresuet Candy & Nut Bowls
These limited edition Candy and Nut Bowls are great for entertaining and are ready to gift in festive packaging. A great stocking stuffer or host gift for the Holiday season, these small bowls are a colourful addition to any gathering!
If only gift giving could be as simple as picking something from the "under $30" section of Heart of the Home. Oh, wait. It can! We’ve curated a small collection of items all under $30.00 that will please everyone from the novice baker, to the life-long chef. Be sure to stop by the store where we have helped make holiday shopping easy for you, by organizing some of our favourite gifts into themed shelves perfect for all price-points and budgets!
These are only the highlights:
Moscow Mule Mugs
The Moscow Mule cocktail is traditionally served in a copper mug. The nickel and copper plated body helps to keep your drinks colder for longer, while the handle makes the mug easy to hold. Although the mug was originally dubbed for the Moscow Mule drink, it is suitable for any icy drink alcoholic or non-alcoholic, anything will do.
Paddywax Prism Candles
This holiday spin on Paddywax's Prism collection has all the fun of glitter without any of the mess! Keep the party going all night long with mercury glass vessels filled with wintry fragrances. Each candle is topped with a cork lid and festive hang tag. You'll want to give these playful candles to everyone you know, whether they've been naughty or nice!
Fred and Friends Bottled Up Decanter - Booze
Lift your spirits with a distinctly different decanter. Each 1000 ml / 34 oz BOTTLED UP decanter is made of hand-blown laboratory glass with mirror-finish gold lettering. Four handsome styles to choose from.
Wine Glass Writers
A modern alternative to the wine glass charm, this 3-pack of Wine Glass Writer Markers will help you keep track of wine glasses at your next dinner party. The non-toxic ink dries in 1-3 minutes, and it washes off with soapy water after the party's over
Measuring Wine Glasses
Fred enthusiastically endorses that famous comment often attributed to Julia Child: "I enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food." So he's designed a new kitchen tool no cook should be without - crystal stemware that measures in both cups and sips. It matters not whether the wine is destined for the chef or for the pan, you'll be prepared! Sauced is a 12-ounce lead-free-crystal all-purpose wine glass, accurately marked in 1/4 cups and 2-ounce sips.
Car and Camper salt and pepper shakers
Make a wonderful addition to your table, especially during the holiday season.
Moscow Mule Tea Towel
The perfect addition to every bar! Follow the Moscow Mule recipe right there on the tea towel!
A flask that is ready to accompany you on all of your adventures!
Kikkerland Flexible Tablet Holder
This flexible gooseneck holder clips on to your desk with a super strong clamp and holds your tablet device for easy, hands-free viewing. Great for viewing photos/videos; video chat; cooking; travel and GPS; watching movies and TV; and more. Fits tablets 5.1" to 8" wide (not included). Minimal assembly required; instructions included.
Looking to fill a stocking, treat a friend to a new tool for their kitchen arsenal, or encourage someone’s hobby of baking? We’ve curated a small collection of items all under $15.00 that will please everyone from the novice baker, to the life-long chef. Be sure to stop by the store where we have helped make holiday shopping easy for you, by organizing some of our favourite gifts into themed shelves perfect for all price-points and budgets!
These are only the highlights:
Mighty Fine Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Dips
These light and crisp honeycomb, made with honey, covered in smooth and creamy Belgian milk chocolate are gluten free, vegetarian and absolutely delicious.
Topi Designer Toilet Paper
Add a little colour to any situation with these hilarious toilet paper designs.
SugarSin Dry Gin Fizz Gourmet Cocktail Gummies
These unique, cocktail inspired gourmet gummies are infused with real gin, blended with lemon and topped with sweet and sour sugary fizz. We also have them in Prosecco flavour!
Fa la la la Llama Napkins
These white paper cocktail napkins add a little fa la la to your table setting.
Molly & Rex You Filthy Animal Soap
"It’s a jungle out there. Lather up like the beast you are with this 3.5 ounce clove scented soap bar, paper-wrapped and sealed with a sticker in a gold foil-embellished box."
Wendy Tancock Canadian Mugs
Toronto based designer/illustrator, Wendy Tancock specializes in Canadian themed cards, prints and t-shirts. Her designs are equally beautiful as they are hilarious!
Good measure Drink Recipe Measuring Glasses
Mix it up with good measure! With a variety of recipes these glasses are are printed with deletable cocktail recipes that are sure to turn you into the mixologist you've always dreamed of being.
A delicious stuffed pork tenderloin, wrapped in prosciutto and roasted to perfection. Impress your dinner guests with this dish that is much easier to make than it looks!
Check out this recipe that you can make directly in your Staub Cast Iron Skillet and Stainless Steel Skillet
Serves: 4 | Preparation: 15 mins | Cooking time: 45 mins
FOR THE FILLING
FOR THE PORK
MAKE THE TENDERLOIN
Ahhh, yes, the sweet, sweet sound of summer: Steaks sizzling on the BBQ, glasses clinking, the fire pit crackling, and a hum of laughter. One of the best ways to soak up the summer time fun is by giving your living room a break and taking the party outdoors! Having the perfect evening under the stars isn't as hard as it seems, just follow our tips!
Go Wild With a Charcuterie Board
We LOVE charcuterie boards. They are a crowd pleaser and SO easy to make! Pick your favourite meats, any cheeses of your choice, toss on some olives, pickles, crackers, apples, grapes and anything else your heart desires. And as an added touch, make little signs to mark what each item is.
Infuse Your H20
We'll say it, drinking plain water is boring. Amp it up with a bit of infusion fun! Much like the charcuterie board you can add what ever you'd like to your water. Below are a few of our favourite mixtures:
Choose Acrylic or Plastic Wares
Just because you are having an outdoor party doesn't mean you have to go out and purchase 100 red solo cups. But you also don't need reach for your expensive glass wares. Pick acrylic or plastic in a fun colour and style to amp up your table scape, and keep your expensive glass ware from getting broken.
Mix Up Your Seating Options
We like to mix up our seating options for two reasons: The first is to create different spaces for your guests to mix and mingle. The second is because it's more comfortable and looks so much nicer than spreading out a bunch of lawn chairs on the grass.
Have Fun with Colours
Spice up the space with colurful tables cloths, napkins, pillows and blankets. Don't worry about following a specific colour scheme just have fun with it! This will create a more home-y, comfortable feeling.
Create a Drink Station
We love to set up a little "help yourself" kind of bar situation. Include cups, straws, ice, punch and alocholic and non alcoholic options. It's always nice to provide coffee and tea to help warm up and wake up your guests during the later hours
End the Night Perfectly
End off the alfresco evening perfectly with smores around the fire while you stargaze! Bonus - if you want to provide your guests with a little takeaway, take 1 giant graham cracker, 1 large marshmallow and a few peices of chocolate, wrap them in cellophane and tie it in a bow. Add a a little tag that says "S'more for Later" and hand them out as your guests depart!
Head over to Heart of the Home for all of your outdoor entertaining needs!
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Hit it out of the park this father's day with a gift that is absolutely perfect your dad!
Every year, we find that shopping for Father's Day is either extremely easy or ridiculously difficult. Dad will never tell you what he actually wants so it becomes a giant guessing game. This year, we've made Father's Day gift shopping easy by providing with a gift guide of things every dad will love.
Has your dad been watching a ton of the Food Network lately? Maybe, you've noticed that he's pulling out some new fancy moves - a la Chef Gordon Ramsay?
Why not get him putting those new skills to work by giving him a gift that keeps on giving? The Epicurean hexagon cutting board and board butter, and Zwilling 8" professional chef's knife are perfect for any inexperienced and veteran chefs alike.
If your dad's favourite thing to cook is a classic grilled cheese sandwich, help him up his game with the "Grilled Cheese and Beer" cook book which is fill with simple, delicious, hoppy recipes. Happy hour just got a lot more tasty!
Upgrade your dad's favourite - whiskey on the rocks - with whiskey stones and glasses that will be the perfect addition to his liquor cabinet.
Your dad is a grill master. In fact no one loves grilling as much as he does. Set him up for success with everything he needs for all of his grilling endeavours. From beer can chicken and perfectly glazed steaks all the way to grilled beef tenderloin with fire-roasted red pepper and goat's cheese.
Cooking and non cooking gifts that will light a fire in every Mom's heart
This mother’s day, take the opportunity to show your mom how special she is by thinking outside the box with your gift giving. Don’t reach for the flower bouquet and back away from the spa package. Get her something for the heart of her home - the place where her loved ones come together to indulge in good food, good laughs and share great memories. Whether your mom is a green thumb, one with a refined taste or she’s the on-the-go type we’ll help you pick out that perfect out-of-the-box gift with this gift guide for Moms of all kinds!
From birthdays to baby showers, to dance recitals and everything in between, there are so many dates that Moms need to remember! Help her stay up to date with the Sara Miller address book and matching ballpoint pen. With different sections to write down addresses, birthdays, Christmas card lists, and notes, all the details are covered in this handy and beautiful book.
Mother’s day is about spoiling mom, so why not spoil her to a gorgeous 4 QT Staub Round Cherry Cocotte? BONUS, if you buy one in store by May 13, you’ll receive $200 off, making the cocotte a steal of a deal at $149.99.
While supplies last!*
Help your mom’s home smell as sweet as she does by treating her to the Thymes Fragrances body lotions, hand soaps and mists. Her home can smell like a fresh garden, a tropical getaway, or even a spa-like escape.
Is your mom more of a refined taste kind of gal? Gift her the Sara Miller Chelsea Collection tea set. The pink cup with matching saucer and spoons is the perfect addition to an afternoon tea party with friends, book club gathering, or family brunch. Pinky’s Up!
Do you have a green thumb kind of mom? Treat her to this gift that does double duty. The Thymes Millefleur Collection Candle gives off scents of jasmine, hyacinth, lily of the valley, orange blossom and raspberry. When she’s burned it all up, the statement flower pot that held the candle was made with re-usability in mind, because it comes packaged with a seed envelope containing ready to plant Forget-Me-Not seeds! Tell her to read the Thymes blog here for help on re-using her flower pot candle!
For the mom who loves her furry friends, pick up an adorable piece or two from Wrendale Designs. Add a splash of the British countryside to your mom's kitchen with the charming hand-painted fine bone china tableware, cutlery and giftware. The perfect addition to every animal lovers home!
For the Mom who seems to have it all, we bet she's still missing a few key pieces in her kitchen! Does she have a microplane classic series zester/grater? Does she chop her garlic rather than use an Epicurean garlic press? Read our 10 Must Have Kitchen Tools blog and make sure your Mom has everything on the list!
Welcome to Katryna's Corner! For those of you don't know, Katryna is the owner of Heart of the Home, a kitchenware store specializing in beautiful collections of both everyday and special occasion cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, and unique accessories for passionate home cooks and cooking-inspired gift givers. Katryna's corner is a feature on the Heart of the Home blog where Katryna shares her favourite recipes, kitchen products and more!
Ah... mastering the art of pancake making. It's a simple recipe but creating the perfect pancake certainly doesn't come easy! It's taken me years to master the perfect shape, fluffy-ness and texture and this recipe is my all time favourite.
Old-Fashioned Fluffy Pancakes
*Feel free to make the pancakes as big or small as you please
Choose Cookware and Utensils That Last
The utensils and cookware that you bring into your kitchen should be able to stand the test of time. From the skillets that you cook in, to the containers you store your leftovers in, the least amount of waste is the main goal. Rather than teflon, fill your kitchen with stainless steel or cast iron skillets which can last for generations if you take care of them!
Having a kitchen drawer full of funky colourful knives is fun, but you’ll have to replace them in a few short years, instead purchase high quality knives, like Zwilling J.A Henckels that you can sharpen yourself or bring into our store during our free sharpening events (check our website to see when the next one is).
A generally effortless way to green-ify your kitchen is through using materials that can be used over and over again. We absolutely love the Bees Wrap, a natural reusable and comfortable alternative to plastic wrap! You can use it to wrap your lunches, store leftovers and even meal prep for the week ahead. You can also upgrade your school or work lunches by storing your food in Stasher Containers rather than plastic ziplock baggies.
We’ve all heard numerous time how terrible plastic water bottles are for the environment, but do we know how truly bad they are? According to banthebottle.net plastic water bottles can take between 400 to 1,000 years to decompose, it requires 3 times the amount of water to produce a plastic bottle than it does to fill it and bottled water costs over 1,000+ times more than tap water. Using a reusable waterbottle is not only good for the environment, but is great on our bank account well! We currently have a large stock of funky and unique beverage bottles that will keep your drinks hot or cold and can be reused over and over and over again! We’ve also had parents raving about the Asobu Reusable Juice Drink Box that they have been sending with their kiddos to school, dance class and daycare.
Choose Specific Eco-Smart Products
When it comes to being eco-friendly it’s important to think not only about how you are going to use a product, but how that product was produced in the first place. What kinds of materials were used to make it? Are they sustainable and environmentally friendly?
We have recently brought in the EcoSmart PolyGlass Collection by Architec because their products are innovative, durable, lightweight, easy to use and of course eco-friendly. Each Eco-Smart product is made from translucent, recycled, food grade polypropylene (plastic) and recycled glass particles; the glass particles are suspended in the plastic, creating a shimmery natural textured appearance with a smooth surface. By purchasing one of the EcoSmart products you are keeping 20 or more plastic cups out of the landfill! WIN!
We love EcoSmart because these products are easy to care for, dishwasher safe, and are built to last a lifetime.
Supporting local has become a regular, everyday thing for most Edmontonians. We feel so lucky to a part of such a strong community of local businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs and fully understand both the environmental and economical necessity of supporting these local entities.
The food and products that you bring into your kitchen, and home are just as important as every gadget and appliance that you own. That is why we urge you to purchase local whenever you can. With local farmers markets such as the City Market (on 104th street in the summer, and in city hall in the winter) and 124th street Grand Market, you are able to purchase food and goods that have come direct from a local farm or grower. On top of less transportation pollution, purchasing local foods means you are ingesting products that are devoid of preservatives, biocides and many other chemicals that can be found in conventional foods.
Celebrate Earth Day with Us
We are celebrating Earth Day on April 22, and are offering 20% off of all eco-friendly products! Stop by the store and ask us about our eco-friendly products and be sure to share with us how you introduce eco-friendly habits into your daily life.