As much as we love our sweets, you can bet that we unequivocally love to nosh on some savory grub. What is better than the Christmas meal? Pre-dinner snacks! My family usually grazes on an assortment of appetizers like cheese balls, spinach dip, crostinis, and bruschetta. If you are looking for a unique gift to give the hostess at an upcoming Christmas party or your loved ones near and far, send a tasty gift basket.
Wildtree offers several different types of infused oils, but we are partial to the garlic infused oil. It is great for sautéing veggies or meat, but it can be used however you like. This Garlic Lovers Gift Set has a bottle of Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil and 2 jars of Wildtree’s seasoning blends. The Scampi Blend is their most popular, and after tasting it, you’ll know why.
This Gift Hamper is a perfect gift for someone who loves to entertain. The large wicker basket comes beautifully packed with an assortment of olives, almonds, dipping oil, crackers and cocktail mix. These edibles sound like the makings of a delightful dinner party.
Penzeys Spices is a fabulous place to order quality spices for nearly any type of cuisine. Peruse their online store if you’re on the hunt for something specific, but don’t forget to check out their gift crates. This Pasta & Salad Seasonings Crate is chock full of 20 different seasonings!
Stonewall Kitchen has lots of scrumptious foods, and we are simply delighted to say that we like everything we have tried. This Antipasto Gift Basket is filled with everything a person needs to prepare the first course of dinner: bread mix, dipping oil and assorted spreads. These goodies are wrapped in a crossweave basket and are ready to be given to your recipient.
What are gingerbread men made of? Of sugar and spice and everything nice! Of felt and fluff and decorative stuff! While this cute cookie ornament isn’t made of sugar and spices like his edible counterparts, he’s still a crowd pleaser! Make this gingerbread man to adorn your Christmas tree or give him as a gift.
Sequins are a great way to glitz up your clothes, rings, and shoes. I mean, who doesn’t love some sparkly sequin accessories? Today you can add earrings to the list of fun things to make (and wear!) using sequins. All you need are some basic jewelry supplies, sequins, and seed beads of choice.
By the way, have you noticed how sequins have a slightly concave side and a slightly convex side? Use this to your advantage when making your earring creations!
“He shoots, he scores!”
“And he’s safe!”
These are all things that you may hear when your loved ones are huddled around the TV or at a live sporting event. For all the sports enthusiasts, fans, and nuts in your life, here are some gift ideas.
This set of Mr. & Mrs. Claus Tomte ornaments are vintage tomtar from the 1960s. The hand-painted features are so charming. These little figurines stand about 3.5 inches tall and were handmade in Denmark.
As the holidays are upon us, I’m sure that many of us are indulging in home baked goodies like cakes, breads, and cookies. The sweet indulgences need not be guilt-laden. When healthy ingredients are coupled with the right recipe, you can treat yourself to sinless decadence. So whether you’re looking for gifts for pre- or post-holiday resolutions, take a looksee below.
Control the ingredients that are in your food when you make your own yogurt with this Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker. You can make up to seven different flavors at once!
My mom has this cookbook, Ani’s Raw Food Desserts, and she has made a handful of recipes from it. My favorite is the Country-Style Apple Cobbler—it is a real crowd pleaser!
This Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System by Cuisinart is really handy. My favorite thing about this blender is that you can mix your smoothie in the portable “to go” cup. It definitely makes it easier to be healthy on the run.
Do you like frozen treats? Say good-bye to the chemical- and sugar-laden pops from the store. Make your own popsicles with Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds.
Have a friend who has a sweet tooth? Make several of these deliciously cute doughnuts or cupcakes and package them in a pastry box for a unique gift idea. By the time you’re done making this cute ornament, you might just want a real doughnut, too.
Are you looking to catch a little glimmer on your Christmas stocking? The metallic, hand-sewn stars twinkle and glisten against the dark blue felt stocking. Elegant and subtle, this stocking has the right amount of sparkle. To create a variety of stars, I used three different types of sparkly thread, as listed in the supplies below.
This Kaleidoscope Kit includes everything a child needs to make his/her own kaleidoscope. What’s more, they can make the kaleidoscope over and over again with all the included embellishments: flowers, gemstones, and glass marbles.
Girls’ crafty fashion alert! They’ll have fun making jewelry and other fashion accessories with this All Duct Out Kit.
Take a look at these snowflakes. Can you believe they are made from cardboard? These beauties are pretty rad just as they are, but you could paint them or add glitter to really crank up the awesome-meter. The set comes with 4 snowflakes: the 2 large ones are 3D, and the 2 small ones are silhouettes.