High-End Holiday Gifts With Built-in Sizzle

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Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet sees trend toward enduring gifts at top end of gift giving market

A Kalamazoo Hybrid Grill, the ideal family gift

Our customers typically view a Kalamazoo product as a gift that offers many years of wonderful experiences for the whole family. I think this year it is especially true.

The official beginning of the holiday season has uncovered more than how much people are spending. It revealed a new trend: shoppers are looking for gifts that will be remembered long after the holiday.

“People are looking for gifts that are more enduring,” said Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet vice president Russ Faulk. “Our customers typically view a Kalamazoo product as a gift that offers many years of wonderful experiences for the whole family. I think this year it is especially true.”

The Luxury Institute’s Wealth and Luxury Trends — 2009 and Beyond report says "In the midst of this financial crisis, and the populist backlash on unearned financial services wealth, many wealthy consumers are a bit confused and feeling a tad defensive about luxury, even if they have money to spend. Consequently, many wealthy consumers will opt for classic luxury that is unique and exclusive, with exquisite artistic design, craftsmanship, and quality, delivered with impeccable service."

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, the leader in handmade high-end outdoor kitchen equipment, offers three gift suggestions that will remind the recipient of your thoughtfulness for years to come:

  • K900HS Free-standing Hybrid Grill ($14.965) – similar to the grill used by Top Chef Masters winner Rick Bayless. With 100,000 BTUs of cooking power, this is the only grill that lets a chef cook with charcoal, wood AND gas all at the same time
  • Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven ($3,990) – part of a fast growing trend toward cooking pizzas and breads outdoors, the Artisan Pizza Oven has quickly been adopted as a favorite of outdoor kitchen designers for its ease of care and ability to cook any style of pizza.
  • Pasadena Outdoor Fireplace ($2,795) – introduced earlier in 2009, its design is inspired by the Art and Crafts movement. Built of stainless steel to stand up the elements, it is a conversation piece whose roof is set at a height to actually encourage conversation among people sitting around the fireplace.

Faulk says purchases of Kalamazoo products are either a “gift for the person who has everything” or as an addition or upgrade to an existing outdoor kitchen.”

About Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet has a rich heritage of bringing gourmet lifestyles outdoors and is the leading manufacturer of premium-quality outdoor kitchen equipment, including revolutionary hybrid grills that cook with charcoal, wood and gas, and the most powerful and energy efficient outdoor refrigeration available. Please visit http://www.KalamazooGourmet.com for more information or call 1.800.868.1699 to speak with an outdoor kitchen design expert

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