What to Buy Now: Holiday Gift Guide

What to Buy Now: Holiday Gift Guide ~ it’s that time of year again, and I bet some of you are stumped for ideas.  Here are some fun last minute prezzies for those fellow foodies on your list…

 

EDIBLE FLOWER SEED KIT 

It’s no secret I love edible flowers! Spread the joy of eating beautiful blossoms (and maybe even inspire a new hobby) with this lovely kit from Williams-Sonoma.  The seeds grow inside or out.

 

FLAX KITCHEN CLOTHS

I love a practical gift, and these sturdy linen cloths are a beautiful way to replace paper towels in the kitchen.  They come in a rainbow of colors.

 

STOVETOP BELGIAN WAFFLE IRON

It’s tradition in our family to make waffles on Christmas morning ~ I love that this little waffle maker goes right on the stove-top!

 

RIFLE HERB GARDEN RECIPE TIN

For that super-organized person, or the one who’s hoarded collected all those precious family recipes!

 

MASON CASH FOREST BATTER BOWL

This gorgeous mixing bowl would be great for the baker in your life. It’s made by Mason Cash, a British pottery company with roots going back to 1800.

 

HEDLY & BENNETT APRON

These impeccably well made aprons wear like iron ~ for the cook, grill master, or chief bottle washer on your list.  Hedley & Bennett were featured in one of my American Artisans posts, if you want to know more about them.

 

HOT CIDER CANDLE ENAMEL MUG

This candle-in-a-mug is the epitome of campfire-chic. For those long winter nights ahead, we could all use a cozy candle or two (or three).

 

SMOKER BOX

For the barbeque enthusiast who might be short on space, this smoker box can be placed on a grill to infuse food with flavor from aromatic wood chips or even herbs.

 

EUCALYPTUS LINEN NAPKINS

These festive screen-printed linen napkins would be perfect for the host or hostess with the most-ess.

 

BEE RAW CHEESEMONGER’S HONEY FLIGHT

For the cheese connoisseur, aspiring bee-keeper, or maybe the person you just don’t know what to get for, this unique collection of raw honey is a pretty sweet gift!

 

VINTAGE ETCHED DOUBLE OLD FASHIONED GLASSES

I love the pretty etched pattern in these glasses ~ I think they’d make your nightly Manhattan or your morning oj feel extra special.

 

CERAMIC ANIMAL PLANTERS

Add a fresh potted herb plant and you’ve got the cutest kitchen gift to keep someone company through those dark winter days!

 

NORDIC WARE COOKIE STAMPS

These cookie stamps impress beautiful designs into dough so the bakers on your list can put their own unique ‘stamp’ on their homemade holiday treats.

 

PALETTE LINEN NAPKIN SET

The irresistibly pretty colors of these linen napkins (and the cute contrast stitched edges) are a perfect pick-me-up in the depths of winter.

 

GLASS FERMENTATION JAR

I think any do-it-yourself-er would love this!  They’ll harness the power of healthy microbes for kimchi, pickles, kombucha and more.  You might want one for yourself.

 

KIKKERLAND CRAB MULTI TOOL

For the camping enthusiast, or perhaps the person who thinks that opening a can or a bottle counts as ‘cooking’.

 

GLASSYBABY HAND BLOWN GLASS VOTIVES

These gorgeous collectable votives come in a vast assortment of colors, and the company gives part of the proceeds from every single sale to a worthy cause.  They add a beautiful glow to any table.

 

DIY ALCOHOL INFUSION KIT

Lab glass infusion bottle plus accessories to create custom infused spirits in less than 6 hours, plus cocktail recipe booklet.

 

SWEET: DESSERTS FROM LONDON’S OTTOLENGHI

I have all of Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks except this one, I can’t wait!

 

COPPER SNOWFLAKE COOKIE CUTTER

I love to give quality copper cookie cutters as gifts, and if I’m feeling extra generous I’ll bake up a batch of GINGERBREAD COOKIES to give along with it.

 

 

RUGBY STRIPE MARKET TOTE

I’m obsessed with tote bags, and this is my latest love ~ the striped fabric is indestructible.  You can fit the whole farmers market in this roomy bag!

 

LADURÉE MACARONS

Think outside the chocolate box ~ give macarons, they’re from Paris!

 

NORDIC WARE GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUNDT PAN

This gingerbread house bundt pan will be taken out every holiday season for years to come!  If there are kids or grand-kids around, this is a must.

 

BAY LEAF WREATH

A gorgeous gift that keeps on giving ~ the bay leaves in this beautiful wreath can be used in cooking all year long.

 

 

LIFEFACTORY GLASS WATER BOTTLE WITH STRAW TOP

I have one of these on my desk every day.  They’re healthy, eco-friendly, fun to hold, and just smart.  They come in lots of colors, too.  Give up plastics in ’18!

 

LE CREUSET 3 1/2 QT BRAISER

A splurge but they’ll use it all the time, and think of you!  Mine sits out on my stove 24/7 cause it’s so darned pretty.

 

SUNBASKET ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE MEAL KIT DELIVERY

This farm to table recipe delivery is the ultimate gift.  The ingredients are super fresh, the meals are quick and fun to prepare, and making dinner becomes a pleasure not a chore.  It’s what I asked my husband for this year (even food bloggers needs a little help now and then)…crossed fingers!

 

 

Don’t forget to pin this awesome Holiday Gift Guide!

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Helene
    December 11, 2017 at 3:53 am

    All these gifts are just perfect for this lovley season !
    I personally loved the wonderful bay leaf wreath .. i had never seen that before .. im so amazed by it …

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 11, 2017 at 7:47 am

      I love that wreath too, I’m still mourning the loss of a backyard bay tree, this is the next best thing!

  • Reply
    Emily
    December 11, 2017 at 3:24 am

    I literally want everything on this list haha, those cookie stamps are so pretty!

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    kathryn clayton
    December 11, 2017 at 1:42 am

    I love gift guides, the animal planters are so cute. I’ve bought some cookie stampers for a friend of mine, (hoping she makes some for me) and Yotam Ottolenghi new cookbook is fab. What a great gift guide, some great ideas.

  • Reply
    Jenn
    December 10, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    What a great list. LOVE all the beautiful linens!

  • Reply
    Marvellina | What To Cook Today
    December 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    These are such a sweet idea! I love the edible flower seed kit idea!!

  • Reply
    2 Sisters Recipes
    December 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Great gift ideas Sue! I could use a little help with ideas …. thanks for the help!

  • Reply
    Maria White
    December 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Glassybaby! And Laduree too! Both would be great in my stocking! Thanks Santa Sue!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

      I’m so glad you recognized the Glassybabies! I want every color…of the macarons too ;)

  • Reply
    Amy in Hunting Valley, OH
    December 10, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I love gift guides and this is one of the best I’ve seen this year. I’d be happy to receive nearly all of these! I agree with Tricia – those cookie stamps look so fun. I love Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks as well. Those animal planters are so cheery! Thanks for brightening up this cold snowy day.

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Thanks so much, Amy, I got a lot of good ideas for my own personal Santa doing this round up! Happy Holidays to you.

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    December 10, 2017 at 4:44 am

    I’ve been eyeing those Nordic Ware cookie stamps for some time now – great gift ideas Sue!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 10, 2017 at 8:34 am

      I’ve got some stamped shortbread cookies coming up on the blog, stay tuned ;)

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