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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

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!

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113 comments on “Holiday Gift List”

  1. my cookie sheets & cupcake tins, and the 2qt. crock pot that my mom passed down to me for my birthday.

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  2. I would save my rice cooker. We make rice (brown or white) at least 5 days a week and with without it I don’t think I know how to make rice. I absolutely abhor minute rice… ugh!

  3. I’d save the wooden cutting board that my dad made for me. It’s a generous 18 X 26 and it has a heart shaped cut out on the one end. My dad and I always enjoyed cooking and wood working. We made many projects together in the kitchen and in the wood shop. karen (dot) bnbphoto (at) gmail (dot) com.

  4. If I’d just bought a nice Starbucks venti iced Americano, I’d totally go save that. Second option is this strainer on a stick thing that I got in 1995 that works really well and means I don’t have to use/wash a strainer when I make pasta. Never break, strainer on a stick!!

  5. I would grab my aprons! That can be considered a tool right?? My aprons were passed down to me from my mom in law, and I have lots of memories cooking with my daughter in them, and now my son is turning 2 and he likes to put one on when he is helping me! ( the pictures will serve as blackmail in his teen years)


  7. Hm… probably my waffle iron, since it’s new and I love it very much… LOL.
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  8. Thats kind of tough but I’d have to say my pressure canner. I know, but I went through a lot to get it. If I HAD a KitchenAid Mixer, I would definantly save that, but I’ll have to say my canner. Now, my husband would save his splitter. You would think he gave birth to that thing he’s so proud! I have to say, its kept him out of my hair these past couple months…lol Send it on!!!

  9. I would save my grandmas cookie sheets. I’m not sure what exactly they are made of since I can’t buy them anywhere but I do believe they are made directly by the baking fairy. Perfect cookies every time. Even in my p.o.c. oven that is perpetually 50 degrees too hot.

  10. My 4-Qt. crock pot. It was a gift for my 18th birthday, and I still maintain it was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. I use it at LEAST once a week.