Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Cook and a Giveaway

Are you ready for some Christmas shopping?? I’m teaming up with a bunch of your favorite bloggers to bring you the ultimate Holiday Gift Guide! Yup, we are taking out all the guesswork for you! Each blogger picked a different theme to shop for and included links to all their favorite gift items.  All you have to do is hop around the links and you can get all your Christmas shopping done from your couch! No fist fights over the last tickle me elmo involved ;)


Gifts for the Baker | Stocking Stuffers | Gifts for Jewelry/Bling Lovers | Gifts for the Cook | Gifts for Little Girls (Ages 0-6) | Gifts for the Little Artist | Gifts for Ladies | Gifts for Little Boys (Ages 0-6) | Gifts for Big Boys (Ages 7-12)|Gifts for Big Girls (Ages 7-12) | Gifts for Teen Girls | Gifts for The DecoratorGifts for the DIYer | Gifts for the Foodie | Gifts for Men | Gifts for the Host/Hostess | Makeup/Beauty Gifts | Gifts for the Entertainer | Gifts for the Aspiring Photographer | Gifts for the Crafter | Non-Clutter Gifts | Gifts for the Blogger | Health/Wellness Gifts

I’m shopping for the Home Cook in your life, which was easy for me since I love to cook!  All I had to do was compile my own wish list for you all (bonus I’m totally forwarding this post to the Mr.! )


AND did I mention each of us is having a giveaway to give you a head start in your Christmas shopping? Yup 23 separate giveaways featuring all sorts of amazing gifts and gift cards, be sure to stop by and enter them all.

Happy Shopping!



#1  Crate and Barrel Homestead Salt Cellar Salt Box $9.95 I’m a sucker for cute and useful little items like this salt cellar, I would keep it right my stove for easy access when cooking.

Salt Cellar

#2 Amazon Barefoot Contessa Cookbook – $23.53 I love all of Ina Garten’s cookbooks (I have 4), but this is one of my faves.

Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

#3 Crate and Barrel 5 Piece Calibowl Non-slip Nesting Bowls $49.95 Love the gorgeous color of these bowls, I have an older version of these nesting bowls and I love them.


#5 KitchenAid KHB1231CL 2 Speed Immersion Blender – Crystal Blue $39.01
ok this I have wanted for ever, it’s perfect for blending up tomato sauce or soup without having to pour it all into a blender. Plus it comes in lots of cute colors!

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#6  Urban Outfitters Recipe Cards 12.95 I love these cute cards, you write your favorite recipe on them and pop them in the mail to friends.

Recipe Cards

#7 World Market Mason Jar Measuring Cup $12.99 These you need just because they couldn’t be any cuter.

Mason Jar Measuring Cups

#8 World Market Melamine Berry Baskets $14.97 I have a few of these sweet little berry baskets and I love using them to store fruit in my fridge.

berry basket

#9 World Market Mini Cuisinart $42.99 Love this cute little machine, perfect for when you don’t want to get your big food processor out, plus again with the fun colors! (Noticing a trend here.)


#10 Amazon  The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods $21 This cookbook is gorgeous, even if you don’t love to cook it will look beautiful in your kitchen.  It features simple mostly vegetarian dishes.
The Forest Feast

#11 Amazon  Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless $21.83 – This cookbook has amazing authentic Mexican dishes in it that will amp up your favorite cook’s  Taco Tuesday.

Rick Bayless Mexican Everday

#12 World Market Woodland Birds Apron $19.99 Aprons are such a fun gift especially when you are a mess in the kitchen like me, this one is so cute!


#13 Amazon  Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, Caribbean  $179.95- Oh Le Creuset one of the most beautiful and useful cookware out there.  Your favorite cook will be finding excuses to use this gift!

Le Creuset

#14 World Market Carrots Kitchen Towel $5.99 One can never have too many cute dishtowels in my opinion…

carrot dish towel

#15 World Market Mozzarella Cheese Making Kit $23.00 This just sounds fun, what’s better than fresh mozzarella? Fresh mozzarella you made yourself! I can totally see the kids getting in on this one.

Mozzarella Cheesmaking Kit

#16 Crate and Barrel Chef’n Emulstir Salad Dressing Mixer $14.95 – I always make my own homemade salad dressing, it’s so much healthier and tastier than the store bought version.  This little gadget would help you whip it up in no time.

Salad Dressing Maker


#17 Catching Fireflies Lily Pad Silicone Lids $14.95 – ok you know I couldn’t resist these, I mean check out the name ;) but seriously these are about the coolest gadgets ever! These silicone lids will stick to any smooth surface, turning any serving bowl into a airtight container.  Perfect for bring food to a party or storing leftovers.

Lily Pad Silicone Lids

#18 Catching Fireflies – Cabbage Colander Steamer   $21.95 Another multi-tasking silicone gadget, this can work as a colander or a steamer.

Colander or Steamer


I know you are itching to get shopping but be sure to enter my giveaway! I’m sending 2 Lily Pad Silicone Lids (an 8 inch and an 11 inch), and a Cabbage Collander Steamer from Catching Fireflies to one lucky reader (a $50 value).  Along with a $25 Amazon Gift Card to get your shopping started off right!


Enter the rafflecopter at the bottom of the post, the giveaway will run for 1 week and the winner will be notified via email – good luck!


Be sure to check out all the other fabulous gift ideas from my friends!

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  1. carin says

    Pinning those ideas to my Christmas board-love all the ideas! I especially love the little salt box…adorable. Thanks for making it all so easy!

  2. Becky says

    Wow, that’s a tough one. I would love the cat iron Dutch oven and those mason jar measuring cups are the coolest too!

  3. Gloria says

    So excited about the little salt cellar! Have looked for one I liked for about a year now!! This is twice in a week you have made me love your blog! Caramel Apple Oatmeal Bars…need I say more :)

  4. Carol says

    I started last year going to World Market and picking up their mixes (love the peach ginger pancake mix and syrup) and coffee’s and make thank you baskets for the nephews and their wives and the hired man. Recently they told me it was their favorite gift and put in a pretty basket it makes a great presentation. Also, I can get my husband to go in there and pick out gifts. We also enjoy shopping Trader Joe’s and getting items we can’t get in our locations. Both stores are almost 100 miles away, so we make sure we get in there when in the city. Also, bags of nuts are great for cooks.

    Enjoy your holidays.

  5. MichelleD says

    I love your gift list! My favorite and most needed wish item is the Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven!! :)

  6. Sarah J. says

    Cheese making kit– would love to do that with my kids! Also in love with the mason jar measuring cups! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Beth says

    The Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, what a beauty to add to any kitchen..

  8. Christine says

    This Holiday gift guide is so amazing and at the perfect time! My husband and I are going shopping on Friday. My goal is to be done by Thanksgiving….we’ll see. Thank you for this!

  9. sarah k says

    I love the color of the immersion blender and I would use the food processor and dutch oven too. As you can tell blue is my favorite color :)

  10. Alecia ferrell says

    I love them all, I so want the le creuset and the mason jar measuring cup, they would be so pretty in my white and grey kitchen!

  11. Marti says

    I would love the Le Creuset. It would be a perfect gift, something I’ve always wanted, but would never buy for myself.

  12. Penny says

    What neat ideas, I have some hard daughter in-laws to buy for, but I really do like the lids, as a matter of fact I might have to buy my hubby some when my check gets here. thank you and GOD bless

  13. Rebecca B says

    The apron or the Dutch oven. I’m always getting something on my clothes that I didn’t change out of after work.:)

  14. staci torgerson says

    I love the 2 speed immersion blender. I have one I picked up at a yard sale to mix my paints but I’d use one just as much in my kitchen.

  15. KellyinPA says

    So many wonderful things to choose from! I would have to pick the Le Crueset Dutch Oven! I would never spend that much on an item for myself so it would truly be a gift! Thank you for the offer!

  16. Betsy Barnes says

    I would love for Santa to bring me the KitchenAid 2 Speed Immersion Blender – Crystal Blue. I could really do some cooking and baking with this gadget :)

  17. Ralinn says

    What a fabulous giveaway. I would love the Kitchenaide 2 speed mixer. I really want everything. Thank you for the ideas.

  18. ellen casper says

    Would love to have the Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, Caribbean

  19. Angela M says

    I agree with one of the previous comments, my husband is totally getting this list! Let alone, I definitely have a few ideas for gifts I want to give. I absolutely love & want the berry baskets. Thanks!

  20. Adriana A. says

    Omg I love your items! I would love to have the Le Creuset Dutch Oven (been wanting one forever!) or the salt cellar (so cute!)

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