Posted in Holiday Gift Giving

The Perfect Gift: Comfort

Thanksgiving is behind us and after spending hours in the kitchen preparing a meal, the one thing we need is relief from the nagging backache. As we are in the midst of the holiday season, this means more people will be cooking and entertaining for their family, friends and out-of-town guests. Spending more time in the kitchen also means standing on hard flooring for several hours at a time, unfortunately resulting in nagging neck, back and foot pain.

The GelPro Mat is redefining healthy cooking. Its patented anti-fatigue gel comfort technology reduces pain and increases blood flow, creating a more relaxing and enjoyable experience for those doing the cooking this year.

Fatigue resulting from holiday cooking is something GelPro Mat founder and engineer, Robb McMahan is especially familiar with as it was his direct inspiration for developing the GelPro Mat. Robb’s wife Lisa complained about her fatigue and pain after cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the family. Relying on his innovative spirit, Robb designed a solution for his wife that has grown into a product that pros like Martha Stewart and the Barefoot Contessa depend on in their kitchens.

Here are some examples of the festive choices that you could include in your own home or give as a gift:

Single Crocodile in Red

*Available in the Neiman Marcus catalog and at

Single and Double Striated in Moss

*Available in the Frontgate and SkyMall catalogs and at

Single / Double Basketweave in Chestnut or Truffle

*Available at Bed Bath & Beyond and at

Give the gift of comfort this holiday season.



Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

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