It’s finally December!!!
Despite the freezing weather, December is my favourite month of the year. I love that all the stores are dressed up for the holidays. I love the Christmas carols on the radio. I also love all of the cool events that happen in December. I’ll be sharing some pictures from the Christmas Market that happens in Toronto’s Distillery District soon. Until then, I’ve got some holiday gift ideas for foodies, and home cooks, that might help you get started on your Christmas shopping.
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1. J.R. Watkins Hand Cream – I have a tube of this wonderful hand cream sitting on my desk right now. I love the light lemon cream scent, and it’s moisturizing enough to combat my dishpan hands. This would make a nice stocking stuffer!
2. Odile Chocolat Truffle Box Set – Odile Chocolat is a Toronto-based company that specializes in hand-made truffles. I actually met the owner, Odile Chatelain, during a chocolate tour in Toronto this past summer. She is a lovely person who makes even lovelier treats. When I visited her store I saw dark chocolate truffles with all kinds of flavours from maple to Merlot and even one with black trumpet mushrooms in them! Anyone who enjoys playing with new flavour combinations in their cooking will appreciate these unique truffles. You can order from Odile online or visit her store in Toronto at 829 Dundas Street West.
3. KitchenAid Electric Kettle with LED Display – This is one of the few items on this list that I haven’t tried. I would love to receive this for Christmas though! This kettle allows you to control and gauge the temperature of the water. This would be handy when making teas that require a temperature lower than boiling.
4. Prepara IPrep Tablet Stand and Stylus – I picked up this tablet stand at Home Outfitters earlier this year, and it’s been one of my best purchases. I pull up recipes on my iPad all the time, and while the smart cover can turn into a stand, it can only lift the iPad to a certain angle. Now I just stick my iPad on this stand, and I can easily see what I’m doing. I also like that it comes with a stylus, so I don’t have to touch the screen with my sticky fingers.
5. Glass Jar Candle in Goji & Tarocco – If you know someone who loves fruity-scented candles, they will love this one. It smells like orange and mango, without being overly sweet. This candle is strong enough to eliminate any kitchen odours, including the smell of fried fish. You can find these online or in store at most Chapters and Indigo locations.
6. I’m A Snow Angel Mug – I’ve bought sleepshirts from Hatley every winter for the past three years. During that time, the company has expanded their line of products to include some kitchen items like aprons and mugs. I love the image on this mug – it’s got the whole tacky holiday sweater thing going on. Fun mugs are always welcome in my kitchen (although they’re starting to pile up now…)
7. KitchenAid 5-Qt. Mixer with Glass Bowl – Ok, I know, not everyone can afford to buy a KitchenAid mixer as a Christmas gift. They are an investment, but it’s a useful gift that will last for years. This is the same model that I came home with from the KitchenAid Cook for the Cure event last year. It’s a lot smaller than my mom’s original KitchenAid mixer, and the bowl can be a bit tricky to lock in sometimes. Other than that, I really love it. These mixers are durable, beautiful, and come in a variety of fun colours to match any kitchen.
8. Method Gel Hand Wash in Mulled Cider – This hand wash is on sale right now at well.ca! I just bought a bottle and it smells so good. Plus, I’ve found that Method soaps generally don’t aggravate my eczema the way other scented products do. I’m not entirely sure that I would want to receive this as a Christmas gift, but I think it would be a nice host/hostess gift. That way he or she can enjoy the soothing scent of mulled cider when they wash up all those post-party dishes!
9. Butter Baked Goods (the cookbook) – If you have a baker in your life, you’ll want to buy this cookbook for them. I was lucky enough to be able to sample some of the treats from this book at a conference, and I can tell you it’s worth picking up. There are more than 100 recipes for delicious treats in there, and photos are beautiful too.
10. Jo!e Piggy Wiggy Egg Whisk – These super cute kitchen tools are surprisingly durable. I’ve had my whisk for over a year and it’s still in very good condition. I love the small size of this whisk because it’s perfect for beating eggs, mixing drinks and other small tasks.
11. Piggy Silicone Spatula – I use this spatula more than any other spatula in my kitchen. It’s small and flexible, and gets every last drop from whatever bowl I’m scraping out. The whisk and this spatula would are better suited as stocking stuffers instead of individual gifts. Or you could make a cute gift basket with them. One note though, I’ve seen these products labelled as Piggy Wiggy and Oink Oink, and I’m not sure which is correct. Maybe it’s different depending on the country? Anyhow, these adorable products from Jo!e can usually be found in stores that carry kitchen supplies. I’ve seen them at Home Outfitters, Solutions and I think Walmart as well.
12. Holiday Tasting Box from Amoda Tea – I’ve talked about Amoda Tea on this blog before. I use to subscribe to their monthly tea box and I was very happy with their products. This limited edition gift set is nice for anyone who loves trying new flavours of tea. This tasting box contains four festive flavours: Candy Cane, Chocolate Frost, Fig Peach Oolong and Berry Mocha Truffle. Those all sound delicious to me! Amoda also has a tea subscription that you can purchase as a gift. You can read more about the subscription here.
I hope you enjoyed this holiday gift guide for food lovers. If you need help budgeting your Christmas shopping, you might want to download my free holiday spending worksheet. I find that it helps me keep stay on track financially at this time of year.
Also, I’ll be posting more holiday recipes as we head towards Christmas Day, so be sure to check back to see what’s new.
Oh! I also have a Christmas-themed board on Pinterest that I’ve been actively pinning to. If you are looking for some holiday inspiration, this is a good place to start!
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