A bottle of bubbly is perfect for toasting friends and family any time of the year.
It may have been more the fact that I could smell toasting crumpets - and how often do you get crumpets...?
Although they were key makers, they also in the early days made toasting forks.
A newer feature is a toasting element that crisps the top of the food.
You can buy a slim toaster that will only accept thinner foods like slices of bread or an English muffin, or you can buy one with wide slots for toasting bagels.