This year has been a doozy. With many of us staying home this Christmas, this years gift guide is filled with things that we can actually use. And since most of us will be cozied up in the house, we may as well bake some gingerbread biscotti.
Don’t worry, this list isn’t filled with things like new socks, although I do love a pair of good socks, but rather things that won’t sit in a closet for the next 6 months.
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A gift guide for the year none of us could imagine
If you asked anyone last year what they thought the year would bring, NO ONE would have guessed toilet paper shortages and social distancing.
This year looks a bit different than any other and with that in mind, I’ve put together a list of items that we could all use. Some items are specific gifts for coffee lovers or dog owners, etc.
But some, like the only face mask I’ll ever wear (also, a sentence I never thought I’d say) are suitable for literally everyone.
No one needs more stuff that’ll just sit in their closet. I think this year has shown us that. Instead, let’s focus on gifts that we actually want or could use.
Let's face it (see what I did there?!), we all need them, so why not get some cute face masks for the holiday season?
These well made, hand-sewn washable masks have several layers of fabric, they don't hurt my ears and my glasses DON'T FOG UP (BIG one for me). They are the only masks I wear now.
This Etsy store is a one-woman operation, with a wide variety of different patterns to suit every taste. This holiday bundle offers free shipping and you can snag a fun mask for everyone in your family.
A zoom cooking class would be a great gift for those who would like to learn a few new recipes from a professional Chef in the comfort of their own kitchen.
This class focuses on easy appetizers for the holidays. This season will be void of holiday parties with friends, coworkers and neighbors, but that doesn't mean you can't make a mean spread at home to enjoy with your family!
With the purchase of this class, you get lifetime access to the video and all of the recipes.
The Spice Alliance on Etsy is another small, woman-owned business. She makes amazing dry rubs and spice blends.
I have personally used these, so I can attest to the quality. One of my favorite things about this shop is the wide selection of blends. It's not just dry rubs for BBQ, but spice blends with flavors from all over the globe.
This would be a terrific gift for the grill master in your life.
We're all pretty attached to our phones, but do you realize how many germs are actually on that thing?!
This easy-to-use sanitizer and charger helps to cleanse most of those nasty germs from your phone. Simply place your device inside it, attach the included charging cable, and close the lid. Ultraviolet lights do the dirty work.