Holiday Gift List
Heads up, there are plenty of affiliate links in this post, but all links are things I truly love myself and would gift to my own friends. Well, not my friends because none of them would love this shit, but you get the idea. Scroll to the bottom for a kick ass giveaway!
Need last minute gifts for the hippy or nerd in your life? Don’t worry, your Fairy Dorkmother (me) is here to help.
Inexpensive – under $20
- Microplane grater. I use this thing weekly and love it!
- Lamb. This book about the “real” story of Jesus Christ, as told by his best friend Biff, made me almost pee my pants.
- At Home. This book makes dorks so very happy. It sounds lame, but it is fascinating. It’s the history of how every room in a house came to be. I know, boring right? NOPE. So good.
- Cowboy and Octopus. Hands down, one of the weirdest kids books ever. Troy and I fight to read this one to Jack.
- DIY kid’s food pouches. We fill this with applesauce for church. Pouring applesquish in my kid’s food hole keeps him occupied.
- The Homemade Pantry. Love this cookbook so hard.
- Press Here. This kids book is so fun!
- Apple peeler/corer thing-a-ma-jing. Makes processing 2 or 200 apples a cinch.
Medium priced – $30 ish
- Pampered Chef garlic press. My mother-in-law bought this for me after using my crappy garlic press. Her garlic press is on her list of things she would grab if her house were on fire.
- Ricer. This makes the best mashed potatoes ever, as well as being a critical part of homemade gnocchi.
- Oh cast iron skillets…how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 1, 2, 6 billion. Love my skillets!
- Water kefir starter kit. Kick your soda habit for good by making it yourself!
- Immersion blender. When mine broke, I immediately ordered another one for 2 day delivery.
- Fabulous stainless steel skillet. LOVE in so many ways.
Eh, starting to make my wallet sweat – under $75
- Dutch oven. You NEED one. I can’t remember my life before Dutchie and Little Sprout came in to my life.
- Yogurt maker. This little dude has paid for itself tenfold. Well, it was a gift, so I guess it paid for itself as soon as I opened the package. I love it!
- Large crockpot. For the life of me, I can’t understand why people don’t have one! I use mine weekly.
- Good knives. We got a set similar to this for our wedding over 8 years ago, and I use them daily. Thanks Auntie Lulu and Uncle John!
- My pressure canner! It expanded my canning potential so much.
Ack, my mother-in-law is a hag and I’m desperate for her approval, so I’m willing to spend the money:
- Grain mill. Expensive upfront costs that pays for itself fairly quickly.
- Mixer. My life was incomplete without her in it.
- Food processor. So many of my “make it yourself” recipes start with this bad boy.
- Reel mower. Cut the gasoline addiction and get a workout at the same time. This baby has one speed – you.
I made a lot of homemade presents this year, but I still love to gift some of my store-bought favorite items to people I love. Like you knuckleheads. Let’s do a giveaway, shall we?
Soooooo…in the comments tell me your hands down “I’d go back in a burning building to grab this” kitchen or house tool, and I’ll draw a lucky winner next Wednesday at noon to win an immersion blender. US residents only; sorry other dudes!
Edited to add: PLEASE leave an email address or a blog link so that I can find you if you’re the big winner!
I would save my Kai kitchen knives that have survived many moves and years as well as my butcher block style cutting board! I would leave my immersion blender because it’s starting to hit the dirt these days, but a new one would be the best!
ps – yr blog is great!
Probably my Santoku! It’s not even a great brand, it just goes and goes and barely needs sharpening. I would have said my cast iron pans, but those would probably survive a fire. Just would need a little reseasoning. 😉
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My knife. I have a $40 kitchen aid knife that my husband got me when I for the umpteenth time cut my fingers with my mother in laws old knives. The knife is awesome and best investment EVER! :o)
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I think it would have to be my knives. I lusted after them for years, and finally got them as a wedding present! If there was still time after that mad dash, I would go back in for my Kitchen mixer, as hubby got it for me for our first Christmas together; and possibly my Le Creuset dutch oven… In that order. I am a little obsessed with my cookware….