Holiday Gift Guide for everyone on your list; the foodie, the baker, the techie, the kids, the dog lover, the entertainer, for him and for her. We’ve got you covered this holiday season!
Long gone are the days of standing in long lines for the perfect gift when there are holidays like Black Friday (that start on Wednesday) and Cyber Monday, so you can order from the comfort of your home!
As I sit here and write this post, from the view of my couch, I have the glow of my Christmas tree on, holiday music in the background and Food Network on tv. Gotta make those plans for Christmas dinner after all.
Here I’ve put together gift guide for the “perfect” hard to buy person, in every category, in your life.
Sit back, relax and let the delivery man come to your door this year!
Let’s kick this post off with my all time favorite
The Instant Pot
The thing on everyone’s wish list (including my own): The Instant Pot. I haven’t made the plunge yet but there are SO many uses for it, so it’s finally on my wish list but I NEED it in my life.
I’ve had a spiralizer for years but mine doesn’t have 7 blade attachments. I’m thinking it’s time for an upgrade!
5 quart dutch oven
This is a must in the kitchen and to me. A heavy-duty dutch oven can do wonders in your kitchen and this Pioneer Woman 5-quart Dutch Oven can go from stove top to oven safe!
I live, eat and breathe coffee and so does my husband. Therefore, we make our own lattes, cappuccinos and mochas at home with this Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine. We’ve got lattes quicker than we can run through the drive thru.
Simply Calphalon Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Set
I own and love this set. It’s got every piece of cookware you’d ever need with measurement marks inside the pots! If you or someone you know is in the market for a new set of pots and pans, I highly recommend this Simply Calphalon set.
My neighbor has one of these and I must say, it’s amazing. Long gone are greasy fried foods. Say hello to air fried foods with this NuWave 6 qt. Digital Air Fryer.
I cannot stress enough the importance of sheet pans. Not only are they fabulous for baking, they are also great for sheet pan dinners which are a life and timer saver in the kitchen. I own 3 of these Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet pans and LOVE them! I know it seems a tad weird to gift someone with sheet pans, but give them this Sheet Pan: Delicious Recipes for Hands-Off Meals cookbook and some Silpats and they’ll understand why.
KitchenAid 5 Quart Stand Mixer
A true work horse in the kitchen, I seriously don’t know how I would live without mine. From cookies to cakes and pizza dough too, this KitchenAid Stand Mixer can assist with many tasks in the kitchen.
Nordic Ware 6-Cup Anniversary Bundt Pan
There are so many beautiful bundt pans out there today but I think this one is rather special. I love the gold color and the pretty design of this Nordic Ware 6-Cup Anniversary Bundt Pan. Put your new stand mixer to good use and whip up a gorgeous cake for holiday dinner.
Kitchen and Food Scale
To give you the most precise baking, as baking is a science and not just a “pinch here and a pinch there,” I use a kitchen scale to weigh my ingredients. Not only do I use this Ozeri scale to measure baking ingredients I use it to weigh out portions for dinner. I’ve mention it before and I’ll mention it again, I love this scale!
Master Decorating Tip Set
In the last few months I have really gotten into decorating cupcakes and cakes with fun decorating tips. I’ve purchased a few single ones at local stores, but now I’m ready to buy this Wilton Master Decorating Tip Set, 55-Piece decorating tips, so I can bring my decorating skills to a whole other level.
Measuring cups and spoons
Baking is fun, but let’s make it extra pretty too with these Cake Boss Measuring Cups and Spoons Set. They feature fun and bright patterns.
For the Techie
I am not really techie, but I can tell you that I REALLY want an Echo or Echo dot in my life. I want to be able to say, “Alexa, play Pandora.” So I can be jamming out to tunes at a moment’s notice while I’m in the kitchen. I also want to be able to ask her the weather so I can plan the day’s clothes and activities appropriately.
We recently went on a trip and I purchased these Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth Headset for my husband. He loves them. When we got back from our trip he used them to mow the lawn and it was much more convenient than having to wire up his headphones to his phone.
My father in law had one of these and loved them. He was an avid book reader and took it wherever he went. I highly recommend purchasing one (or more) of these Kindle paperwhites for all the book worms in your life!
Social Media Photo Printer
I don’t know about you but I have a million photos on my phone that I never print out. Well now you can with this HP Portable Photo Printer. You can even print them on sticky paper so you can put them anywhere you’d like. I envision my children sticking them to anything and everything
My cousin has a drone and we had so much fun with it this summer. So much fun in fact, my husband REALLY wants one and so does my son. I like this Contixo F18 Advanced GPS Assisted RC Quadcopter 1080P HD Live which has great reviews. I can’t wait for them to take it out for a spin on Christmas morning!
For the Littles
Art Supply Set
My kids LOVE to draw. I have little artists on my hands and I just love it. Now that they are older I feel like they could really get some use out of this 82 Piece Deluxe Art Creativity Set in Wooden Case with BONUS 20 additional pieces.
We purchased the kids Kindle Fires last year which was one of the best ideas, EVER. They love them but we don’t necessarily love to listen to what they are listening too. My daughter would flip over these Cat Ears Headphones.
My kids inherited my love of music which makes me so happy. Anytime they hear music on the radio, they immediately start dancing. Just Dance 2018 features Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Luis Fonsi (Despacito!). I’m not sure who is more excited for this gift, me or the kids! Bring on the dance moves!
My kids are always cold and dragging their comforters around the house. This year I am getting them these Snuggie Tails, so they can slip cozily into one of these bad boys and stay warm while watching tv. They come in a variety of characters but I’m getting my son this rocket ship and my daughter the mermaid tail.
My kids love to watch Master Chef and baking competition shows. I’ve already purchased each of them one of these sets of MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set – 9 Pc. Kits. I can’t wait for them to get into the kitchen with me and cook up some dishes from this Good Housekeeping Kids Cook!: 100+ Super-Easy, Delicious Recipes and have some friendly competitions!
For the Dog Lover
Do you ever wonder what your pets are up to when you’re gone? Now you don’t have to with this Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera. It can even throw treats! Watch out, Dudley, I’ll be watching you!
We fill our dog’s stocking with dog toys and treats and being the foodie I am, I cannot resist these adorable stuffed toys made to look like food. I’m loving the taco, and sushi!
Doggie toy bin
Dudley has a lot of dog toys so he requires a “toy basket” all his own. I love this Black accessory bin to keep all of his chew toys, plush toys and bone that he tries to hide for later.
I don’t know where you’re from, but we live in the Midwest and it gets freaking cold. I bundle up when I take my dog for a walk and I bundle him up too. We love our Gooby Padded Cold Weather Vest so we can both stay warm in these frigid Illinois temperatures.
We got our dog, Dudley from the shelter and the only thing they could tell us is that he’s a schnauzer mix. While he has schnauzer features I have no idea what else he is but a part of me is dying to know. With this Veterinary Dog DNA Test I’d be able to know exactly what makes up our little fur baby.
Now I can wear the love of my pooch wherever I got with this gold Schnauzer Dog Pendant. They have a ton of breeds, and in our choice of gold or silver, so grab some for the dog lovers in your life.
For the Entertainer
What do you meme?
I’m absolutely obsessed with this game. It reminds me of everyone’s favorite Cards Against Humanity, but even better! What do you meme is an adult party game for meme lovers and if you’re anything like me, you love a good meme. They’re already coming out with expansion packs and I gotta admit, this Basic Bitch Pack is on my list. #sorrynotsorry
Cocktail Tool Set
I’m envious of those lovely bar carts so this year I’m wanting to start my own. I think this gorgeous Copper cocktail set is exactly where I am going to start my inspiration. It has everything you need to get your party started, just add booze + the best of friends!
I’m going to be honest here while I love getting dressed up and acting all fancy schmancy with my friends what I really love is a fiesta. Give me a margarita and tacos and I’m a happy girl. Throw a fiesta and use this All In One Taco Time Serving Set or use it for #TacoTuesday
Can’t have a taco party without some margaritas. Our neighbors have this Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker and literally bring it wherever we go. It’s quick, easy and makes for some delicious margaritas. It’s been on my wish list for years. Fingers crossed I made the nice list this year and Santa will leave it under my tree!
Grow your own cocktails
Sure to be a conversation piece, this grow our own cocktail garden is simply amazing. It includes dissolvable seed pouches containing: Purple Basil, Thai Basil, Tulsi, Herb Celery, Pea Shoots, Borage, Lemon Balm, Bronze Leaf Fennel which are all perfect for all your cocktail making this holiday season and beyond!
The only other love in my life besides tacos are cheese. I’ve been swooning over this Bamboo Cheese Board with Cutlery Set for awhile now but I think it’s time to make the plunge right before the holidays parties. It has plenty of room for lots of cheese, the knives fit in the drawer and there’s even places to put your crackers so you have more surface space for cheese! Now that’s my kind of platter!
I made a vow to myself to drink more water but I am horrible at even coming close to the daily minimum. With an adorable water bottle like this Hey Girl Infuser bottle, I can place fruit, herbs and tea to make my water flavored. Now I see no problem in getting in my required 80 ounces a day!
I am not sure why it took me so long to get one but I am head over heels in love with this Essential Oil Diffuser in wood grain. So much so, that I’ve bought one for nearly every room in my house. I also purchased these Top 8 essential oils to go with them and I’m currently loving the Eucalyptus.
My daughter calls me “mama” and I hope that never changes. I feel there is such an innocence that comes with the word and I’m not ready to be called “mom” yet. I’m going to hold onto that innocence with all I’ve got with this adorable mama necklace in gold.
Wireless Ear buds
I got some wireless headphones for my husband and now it’s my turn. I’m loving these Rose Gold Zipbuds which are waterproof and sweatproof. Perfect for me when I start getting back on my exercise routine.
All day. Every day. And i wouldn’t change it for the World, especially when I can rock a comfy sweatshirt that reads #momlife. It’s cute, comfy and stylish, just how this mom like to roll.
Oh and let’s not forget about the coffee! Give me a cozy sweatshirt, yoga pants and my caffeine and this mama is ready to rock the day. And when the cute tumbler reads “Boss Lady” I truly know I can conquer the World, one day at a time!
My husband really wants to focus on his health this new year so on the top of his wishlist is the new Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch. I love that it has the ability to store music, GPS tracking and personalized workouts.
I know my husband and I are getting old when he needs a “night-cap” of scotch. It’s his new drink of choice and if we’re being honest, I think it’s pretty sexy. The only thing he needs now are these Crystal Glass scotch glasses to go with his new persona.
I like to get my husband new socks every year for Christmas. Might seem silly because it’s more of a need than a want, but I get a kick out of finding him the funkiest ones I can. I happen to love these Easton Marlowe ones, probably because they feature our last name, but I’m pretty sure he’ll like these patterned socks.
I purchased this 30″ electric smoker for my husband a few years ago, for his birthday, and I am so glad I did. Not only does he love it, but I love the food that comes out of it. He smoked our Thanksgiving bird and I’m pretty sure we’re never going back to the oven again. It’s also great for wings on game day and ribs for Sunday dinner! Don’t forget the cover and The Ultimate Step-by-Step Smoker Cookbook to go alongside.
Beer at home
My husband loves his beer but wouldn’t it be more fun if he could make his own at home? We’re so into craft breweries these days, might as well try our own hand at it with this Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition 2 Gallon Homebrewing Craft Beer Making Kit.
And because everyone needs more beer glasses and we are members of the Moose Lodge, we need these moose glasses in our lives. I think I might get some for our lodge too!
That wraps up our Holiday Gift Guides 2017. I truly hope you’ve found something for everyone on your list this year. Happy shopping from the comfort of your own home this year!
This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the link and make a purchase, I’ll make a small commission based on your purchase! There’s never any extra cost to you! Thank you for supporting Strawberry Blondie Kitchen! Happy holidays! ♥
Karen R. says
Nice gift list, Megan! It gives me some really great ideas for presents, thank you!
Megan | Strawberry Blondie Kitchen says
Glad I could help, Karen! Thank you!