A Practical Gift Guide for 2020
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.
Other gift guides you might like: Gift guide for serious home cooks | Gift guide bakers
One of my personal favorites on the list is Audible. I love audiobooks and with this, you can take your book anywhere. Listen to a novel while you’re doing dishes or going for a walk around the block.
So, whether you need a gift with a little humor or perhaps for someone who wants to take a cooking class from the safety and comfort of their own kitchen, I’ve got you covered.
Have a wonderful holiday season, stay safe and healthy!
Practical Gift Guide for 2020
With many of us staying home this Christmas, this years gift guide is focused on things we could use while we're enjoying the holidays cozied up in the house.
Hand-sewn masks by Kristi Kreative
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.
The Cookie Collection: Artisan Baking for the Cookie Enthusiast
Calling all cookie lovers! This cookbook is not only for holiday cookies, but for everyday baking too.
Find a new favorite recipe and let's get baking!
Audible Premium Plus
Calling all book lovers! Many of you know that I listen to audio books while I'm cooking. I have for years.
You can try audible FREE for a month. You'll get an email reminder that your trial is coming to an end, and if you don't like it, just cancel your membership with ZERO fees or commitment.
If you are an Amazon Prime member, you start your trial with TWO free books, instead of the standard one.
Zoom Cooking Class
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.
Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
Ok, this one is a pretty penny, but coffee lovers everywhere would rejoice at receiving this amazing machine.
We're not able to go sit in our favorite coffee houses and chill with our peeps, so we may as well make an amazing cappuccino at home.
Artisanal Dry Rubs Seasonings & Spice Blends
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.
"I'm Not Drinking Alone I'm Social Distancing" 12oz Whiskey Glass
This one is for a light-hearted chuckle. It's the perfect glass for bourbon drinkers, but you can fill it with whatever makes you happy.
It is a sturdy, heavy-bottomed glass that would be well-suited for a couple of fingers of your favorite amber liquid.
Veggie Cake E-book
This lovely eBook is a collection of veggie cake recipes. Filled with over a dozen ways to make veggies crispy, crunchy & delicious - even your picky eaters will approve.
Whether you are a parent at home trying to feed your kiddos, as well as yourself or a single person who meal preps, this book has something for everyone.
PhoneSoap - Smartphone sanitizer
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.
Make your own truffles kit
Make your own truffles at home. This is a gift for the chocolate lover in your house.
This easy to make kit includes chocolate, cocoa, peppermint, coconut, sea salt and vanilla so you can make your favorite combinations.
This is perfect for birthdays and Valentine's Day too!
The 12 Days of Corona Ornament Christmas Ornament 2020
Commemorate the year we've had with this funny ornament - it's been a year to remember, that's for sure.
From toilet paper shortages to binging Netflix, this ornament has it all wrapped up in a "12 days of Christmas" theme.
Dog gift box puppy gifts gifts for dogs
Let's not forget our furry family members! The pups need some love too and this cute little gift box comes with an assortment of toys for your dog.
Tied with twine and personalized with your pup's name, this is a great present for anyone with a pet.
It would also be a great gift to donate to a shelter in your area!
Black Walnut Bread Lame - Made in the USA
Up your sourdough game with this beautiful walnut lame. Lots of us got hooked on sourdough nine months ago and in that time have made many a sourdough baby.
If your starter is still going strong and you love to bake bread, or someone in your life is a bread baker, this gorgeous lame is a perfect gift.
This guy is on my Christmas list this year.
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