The Adorable $35 Nordstrom Find You’re Going to Want for All Your Summer Get-Togethers

published Jun 7, 2021
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Slowly but surely, this summer is shaping up to be a lot more fun than last year. After our collective hiatus from entertaining and group gatherings last year, it’s exhilarating to watch our calendars start to fill with plans for brunches, cookouts, and get-togethers that center around enjoying great food with much-missed friends. And in case you’re looking to add something new to your entertaining toolkit, feast your eyes on this gorgeous monstera leaf cutting board and knife set from DOIY. Equally appealing to cheese fans and plant lovers alike, the two-piece set includes a beautiful leaf-shaped acacia wood cutting board and a matching stainless steel knife that doubles as a stem. 

The half-inch-thick board is very generously sized at 16 by 11 inches, so you’ll be able to fill it with your favorite accouterments like cured meats, cheeses, nuts, spreads, and fruit. Or use it to serve sliced sandwiches or an array of small mezze bowls. The possibilities are endless — and when you’re done using it to serve your guests, the gorgeous design doubles as decor. It would add a nature-inspired element to your home, whether leaning against a kitchen backsplash, hung from a hook on your wall, or as a tray on a coffee table or bar cart. Talk about checking boxes for both form and function!

Like all wooden kitchen tools, the monstera board and knife should be washed by hand, although the cutting board is water resistant, so you won’t have to worry about it warping if you spill on it or use it to serve fresh items. The knife’s stainless steel cutting blade is sharp enough to slice and chop, and you can use it to spread soft cheese or dips, too.

As your summer social plans start to come together, keep your plain white platters and humdrum cutting boards in the cabinet. Instead, give your guests something to really smile about (well, in addition to the pleasure of your company, of course!), and present your culinary creations in a way that will “wow” the crowd.

And remember, you won’t be the only one inviting friends over this summer. If you’re looking for the perfect item to bring a host or hostess, the cutting board and knife arrive gift-ready in a beautiful box. As a bonus, the set ships for free from Nordstrom, so I think it’s safe to say: Let summer begin!