10 great ideas for everyone on your list and a chance to win each one. (Over $700 worth of gifts!)
It’s finally here…the holiday season has officially begun and it’s time to start shopping and knocking those items off your list! I’ve compiled some of my favorite items from classic brands to smaller online shops to bring you 10 great gift ideas that will make your holiday shopping a little easier this season, and the best part is one lucky reader has a chance to win all the items on the list. Yes, you read that right; you can win the entire gift guide and keep the items for yourself or give them away as gifts!!
So let’s get started, here’s what caught my eye…
For the Cook in a Hurry – T-fal Pressure Cooker ($99.99):
Is it possible to make a rich, flavorful stock in less than 30 minutes? You bet. The T-fal Clipso is a 6.3 QT. stainless steel pressure cooker that takes the fear out of using a pressure cooker. Perfect for cooks that are short on time, the Clipso is easy to open and close with only one hand and has a steam release valve that controls steam release for added safety. I’m hooked on how fast and easy everything cooks up in this!
For the Potluck Partygoer – REVOL Dish Casserole, Elizabeth’s Everyday Essentials ($149.99):
This is the kind of piece you’ll be using over and over around the holidays. The elegant matte white porcelain covered casserole goes from stovetop to oven to table to the fridge or freezer with ease. It’s safe at high temperatures, is resistant to shock and resists scratching. The casserole is part of an exclusive line of serving and entertaining pieces designed by chef and food writer Elizabeth Karmel for REVOL called Elizabeth’s Everyday Essentials.
For the Raw Foodie – HNINA Chocolates ($49.99):
HNINA chocolates are 100% raw dark-chocolate truffles that are non-GMO, pesticide-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free and kosher and all the ingredients are sourced from organic farms. The flavors include Almonds + Hazelnuts, Macadamias + Pistachios, Brazilian Nuts + Almonds + Coconut, Walnuts + Cashews, Seeds, Pecans + Pine Nuts and Pistachios + Hazelnut and are barely sweet with a bold dark chocolate punch. This is a true indulgence for the health conscious chocolate lover!
This waffle maker makes thick, Belgian style waffles that are perfect for holiday breakfasts and brunches! Its compact size won’t take up too much space in your cabinets when you’re not using it and its light weight makes it easy to pull out and use on a regular basis. An LED light tells you when to pour the batter and when the waffle is done.
For the Dinner Party Hostess – Natural Wood Acacia Appetizer Disk ($28):
This handmade 10-inch appetizer platter is carved from a single piece of sustainable wood from the Acacia tree, which grows abundant in Asia. It has three sections perfect for holding dips and/or cocktail nibbles like nuts and olives. And through January, Natural Wood Décor will be donating $3 for every purchase of this appetizer disk to Second Harvest, a food bank in Northwest North Carolina. (P.S. Natural Wood Decor is having a 30% off sale through Cyber Monday.)
For the Aspiring Photographer or Food Blogger – Lightroom/Photoshop Creative Cloud Subscription ($9.99/month – Win a year subscription!):
This monthly subscription gives you access to two of the most powerful tools that you’ll want in your photo editing arsenal if you’ve got the photo bug. For $9.99/month you’ll have Lightroom and Lightroom mobile for organizing photos and non-destructive edits on your computer or iPad and Photoshop to fine tune edits even further. If you know anyone who is serious about photography or wants to take their photos to the next level, this is the gift for them!
This hand blown glass ice tea jug is designed to make ice tea using the cold-brew method. The filter catches the leaves as you pour and the silicone ring keeps the lid snuggly in place to avoid spills. Pair the ice tea jug with a set of 6 loose leaf organic teas from Miss Tea packaged in pretty glass tubes for the perfect gift for any tea lovers on your list. Best of all when you purchase this through Mighty Nest (one of my favorite places to find safe products for the home) 15% of your purchase goes back to the school of your choice!
Zabada’s kitchen glove and marvel cloth tackles dirty messes simply using water! Used together they get your kitchen clean with minimal effort and no harsh chemicals. The special fibers trap the dirt, grease and bacteria and only release them when you put them through a wash later. The glove scrubs and the cloth dries and shine and both are washable and re-usable for years. (P.S. Zabada is having a Thanksgiving Sale (November 26th through December 5th) with 20% off all individual Kitchen items and a Cyber Monday Sale with 20% off EVERYTHING at www.zabadaclean.com when you use the code CYBERMONDAY.)
MADE ON skin care products are all natural and made with simple ingredients to heal and protect even the driest of skin. The lotion bars has three ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax to soften and create a protective barrier on the skin. All the products are non-toxic and a safe alternative to mainstream lotions. The company offers, lotion bars, hair butter, soaps and lip balms that I use myself and recommend highly for people with sensitive skin or are just looking for clean beauty products that work! (P.S. Get a Free Peppermint Lip Balm with any purchase on Friday, November 28th; just add it to cart and it’s free. And on Cyber Monday get Free Shipping on everything.)
For the Cookie Maker – Viking Ceramic Baking Sheet ($40.00):
A good baking sheet is a true kitchen workhorse that every good baker or cook needs. You can use this 13’ baking sheet for more than just cookies, it works great for roasting vegetables too. The baking sheet is coated with an eco-friendly ceramic finish that unlike regular non-stick cookware is PFOA and PTFE Free and is resistant to scratching. Two silicone handles on either end makes it easy to grip and handle when sliding in and out of the oven.
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