I’m all about the practical. And products that make my life a little easier. Or help me spend less money. While I love a good splurge every now and again, it’s the gifts that get used that I love the most. And it’s those gifts that I love to give the most. (Like the spoon rest that I got for my brother and his new bride. I thought about getting them something “fancier” or nicer, but decided to go with a couple smaller more practical things on their registry, that I know they’d use. And sure enough, just days after returning from their honeymoon, he texts me a photo of the spoon rest “in action.” Made me smile inside.)
So that’s what you’ll find on my holiday gift guide…practical and helpful gifts!
Well, I couldn’t not include these! They will help you spend less at the grocery store. Every week. And they will bring some diversity and fun to your table. Well worth the investment.
- The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook ($14.99 or less)
- The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook ($14.99 or less)
Here are a few of my favorite gadgets that I use on a daily…daily…daily basis. They are all at least 9 years old…and still going strong!
The Oxo Good Grips Garlic Press ($15.99)
Oxo Good Grips Can Opener ($12.99)
Small Kitchen Appliances
These small kitchen appliances will make your life a little easier…
Black & Decker 3-Cup Rice Cooker ($14.99)
Hamilton Beach HomeBaker Breadmaker ($63.61)
Oster MyBlend Blender ($29.50)
We were very blessed with Henckels International Knives as wedding gifts. And I love them dearly. I’ve used a number of other brands over the years and they just don’t do the trick for me! I am a firm believer that a good set of knives are well worth the investment. And the good news…there are some fantastic deals on knife sets these days.
- Expensive – Henckels Forged 7 piece Stainless Steel set with knife block – $159.95 (reg $334)
- Not-So-Expensive – Henckels International Everedge 13-Piece Knife Set with Bonus Cheese Knife – $44.93 (reg $122)
- Henckels Sharpener Steel – $15.12 (reg $35)
Visit the One Dish Dinners Cookware page for more ideas…
Farberware Pro 8-Inch Open Skillet – Durable Teflon Platinum nonstick interior for added scratch resistance, easy cleanup and quick food release; NSF Certified, guaranteeing the highest construction and performance standard; Restaurant-styled cookware for fast, even heating; Nonslip silicone handle; Oven safe to 400°F.
I love giving edible gifts…because you know they’ll get used, er, eaten!
Organic Maple Syrup ($17.85 with Subscribe & Save)
Organic Coconut Oil, 2-pack ($14.69 with Subscribe & Save)
Honey Whole Wheat Bread Machine Mix, 6-pack ($11.53 with Subscribe & Save)
Hopefully these products will make your gift giving a little simpler and easier…Happy Holidays!