This Christmas, as we are all strapped for cash and our holiday gift giving budget is as small as it has every been, I thought it appropriate to put together a few simple and useful holiday gifts…that are all $20 or less!
Without further ado…
The $5 Dinner Mom’s $20 Holiday Gift Guide
Because I couldn’t not include them! 😉
The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook ($14.99 or less)
My “I can’t believe I have another cookbook that is about to be on store shelves” cookbook. It’s really called The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook. And it’s awesome! I had so. much. fun. putting it together for you all! Breakfast and Lunch will never be boring again…
The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook ($14.99 or less)
My first cookbook…200 recipes for dinner. All for $5 or less!
The Oxo Good Grips Garlic Press ($15.99)
I use mine with just about every meal I cook. At least 80% of dinner meals anyways! And you should have one too. And give one to every chef in your life!
Oxo Good Grips Can Opener ($12.99)
This thing has not failed me once in 8 years. Yep, I’ve had the same can opener for 8 years. It’s just that good!
These are e.s.s.e.n.t.i.a.l. for getting the best measure for liquids. Essential.
I’ve been using these cooking tools for 8 years…just like the can opener. And they are still in great shape! Durable, long lasting (sounds like a battery commercial!)…they truly are! Whether you need an upgrade in cooking utensils, or a gift for a budding new chef in your life, this is a $17.66 well spent!
Organic Maple Syrup ($16.83)
We have been getting maple syrup for a year now, and we still love every drop! An ideal gift for the pancake and waffle lovers in your life!
Organic Coconut Oil, 2-pack ($13.54)
If you are looking to use a healthier oil in your cooking and baking, try coconut oil. Not something you’d typically ask for or give, but this would be a great holiday gift!!!
Honey Whole Wheat Bread Machine Mix, 6-pack ($11.30, or $9.60 after Subscribe and Save)
Amazing price on these bread mixes…perfect for the bread machine bakers in your life!
I love giving edible gifts…because you know they’ll get used, er, eaten!
Personal Finance Books
Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover ($14.61)
The personal finance book that changed the way we look at our family finances, that gave us a new vision for our money, and put us on the path to becoming consumer debt free (which we accomplished in October!).
The “it has it all” personal finance book, written by Get Rich Slowly blogger JD Roth. Written beautifully, in easy to understand language, with concise and clear whys and why nots to all the different aspect of personal finance!
Steve Miller’s Enjoy your Money! ($15.99)
Another personal finance book that had a major impact on how and what we will teach our children, in what order, with how much explanation, as they grow older. A must read for any parent with a tween or teenager! Simple, but unique, approach to teaching the ins and outs of personal finance to young (and old) people.
Other Valuable and Useful Resources
Mom Agenda’s Weekly Family Planner ($16.95)
This planner keeps me sane. It is magnetic and I keep it front and center on the fridge. When I need to sit down to write out the meal plan, and the batch cooking plan, and the blogging plan, and the family plan, I can get it all right here onto one sheet. Then I can keep it right in front of me, as I open and close the fridge all week long!
This book has had a profound impact on the way that I view my blog as a business. It has helped me learn how to connect with each of you, using different aspects of social media and online platforms. It’s a must read for any blogger…no matter what “level.”
There you have it…a few of my favorite things from the kitchen and from life that have had a major impact on me this past year! I share them with you with the hope that they will help you and your loved ones be more efficient in the kitchen, with your finances and with your time!