Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the New Homeowner


 Crystal Palecek, editor-in-chief of the online lifestyle magazine Rue (we’re not related, but love her all the same), chose her top 12 gift picks for every tough-to-shop-for friend. Today’s pick? Something every kitchen space craves.

Crystal Palecek Gift Pick for the New Homeowner

Boston HandyWorks Cutting Board
“Bring it over filled with cheese. Then, leave it as a housewarming gift when you go.”

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Crystal Palecek founded Rue magazine, a digital lifestyle publication, and serves as its editor-in-chief. A true visionary and entrepreneur, Crystal launched Rue in the summer of 2010 as a way to bring fresh content to a rapidly growing online design community. Considered a pioneer in digital publishing and an expert in new media, Crystal is regularly asked to speak on topics about design and social media and stands at the forefront of change as the relationship between publishing and the design industry evolves. Most notably, Crystal was recognized by the New York Times in a piece entitled “The Thriving Online Shelter Magazine Industry.” The article acknowledges the rising popularity of digital publications and the immense potential of click-through technology that directs readers to the point of purchase. A longtime design enthusiast, Crystal can also be found decorating spaces in her spare time for friends and family. She lives in San Francisco with her husband.


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