December 7, 2013

Christmas Present Ideas - Things I'm Loving

I am sharing something a little different today.  Christmas will be here before we know it and I am about halfway finished with my shopping.  

I thought I would share with you some of the things I love to hopefully give you some inspiration for your friends and family.

I find myself one of the easiest people to shop for, because I love everything.  You can buy me anything for the kitchen, candles, lotion, cookbooks, movies, dish towels, blankets, etc . . . and I will be happy.

This post is not sponsored by any of the following companies, these are just products I currently own or have used and am very happy with.

doTERRA Family Physician Kit
I'm pretty sure doTerra is going to be the HOT gift to give this year.  I recently purchased this Physician Kit and I am very happy with it.  If you are new to essential oils, this is a great way to start, it comes with 10 different oils.  That way, you can see which ones you like the best and then buy a larger bottle.  You might also want to get a cool air diffuser to go along with the oils.  

This is one of those things that you don't think you need until you actually get one and then you realize you can't live without it.  You can use it to zest citrus fruits, Parmesan cheese, garlic, nutmeg and whatever else you can think of.  I love mine.  

I have talked about this book several times and it is one of my favorites.  I think it is an awesome gift for both new cooks and experienced cooks.  It is full of good food.

I have this shirt in a few different colors.  It snaps in the front rather than buttons and you can roll up the sleeves a bit or leave them long and it is super comfy.

I have always wanted a set of measuring cups and spoons like Paula Deen uses, but those are really really pricey.  My mom gave me these super cute stainless steel measuring cups and spoons for Christmas last year which are very similar to the ones Paula uses (except for the one cup) and I just love them.

If you are a Duck Dynasty fan, then you need this book.  I loved reading through every single story in this book, plus it is full of delicious recipes.  

My mom bought herself one of these and I kind of stole it from her :)  I was planning to just borrow it while my laptop was broken back in February, but I still haven't given it back.  It is much easier to pack around with you to work or on vacation than a big laptop.  You can plug in the keyboard to recharge it and don't have to buy pricey batteries.

I actually have a Cocolatte, but since they don't make those anymore, I figured I would share the Cocomotion.  You can use this to make hot chocolate or even to heat up water for other uses.  Much easier than turning on the stove and the kids can do it.

My Sweetie surprised me with these pans last year for Christmas and I am so happy with them.  They are a heavy pan that actually sit flat on my flat stovetop, unlike my last set of celebrity pans.

Who doesn't love paper straws?  They are a perfect stocking stuffer and would go great with that Cocomotion up above.

I have these pants and matching zipper jacket in a few different colors.  Perfect for these cold winter nights here in Utah.

My Mother-In-Law gave me this shampoo and conditioner last year for Christmas and it makes my hair  so soft and it smells amazing.

My all-time favorite vanilla extract.  Nothing even comes close in my opinion.

Oh how I love my Hobo wallet.  It is on the pricey side, but so worth it.  Mine is a light blue color, but I am loving this green color and I think someone should buy me this :)

I laugh my head off at this show.  I have a few of the seasons on DVD, but now they have the complete 8 season set for under $30.  

My Mother-In-Law bought me this book.  ATK is one of my favorite trusted recipe sources and this book will teach you the "how's" and "why's" of cooking.  It has over 600 recipes.

This case is heavy-duty, but not bulky.  If you own an iPhone, then you know how fragile they are if dropped.  A sturdy case is a must.  Just make sure to buy the case for your model.    

Everyone knows the muffin top is the best part of the muffin.  Get right to it with this muffin top pan.

This is perfect if you want to give someone perfume, but have no idea what scents they like.  Most girls like to have options and change up their perfume depending on where they are going, so this is exactly what they need. 

I bought this set over a year ago and threw out all of my old containers.  They have held up very well and I use them constantly.    

This might seem like an odd gift idea, but I think it is a great stocking stuffer.  I have been using these in my laundry since they came out and I can't get over how good my clothes smell.  Even after they have been hanging in my closet for weeks and weeks, they still smell as fresh as ever.  You can also put these in your candle melter and your house will smell amazing.  The Fresh scent that is pictured is my favorite scent so far.

Okay, I know, this is an obvious gift idea.  I love Bath & Body Works.  I especially love their shower gels and body sprays.  My current favorite scents are Winter Candy Apple, Warm Vanilla Sugar, White Citrus, Black Amethyst (only available online) and Cashmere Glow.

Sheet Pan Lids
Everyone asks me where I got my sheet pan lids.  Well . . . at Gygi's in SLC and you can order them online.  They snap onto your sheet pan's perfectly.  I also purchased my sheet pans at Gygi's. 

Rescue Me Complete Set
I have so many different T.V. series that I love - I could go on and on.  Rescue Me is one of my favorites and I was so sad when it was over.

4 Silicone Spatulas for $5
I have given these spatulas to several different people as gifts.  I also own a set and you really can not beat that price.

Vanilla Bean Paste
Don't we all love vanilla bean flavor?  I always have this on hand and I love the pretty black speckles it gives my treats.

From Mama's Table to Mine
I love this cookbook.  All the recipes are healthier, but still delicious.  I have tried quite a few and have liked them all.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful list! =)
    I love the Watkins Vanilla too! and..I love "That 70's Show" ! Its so funny!