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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 ;)

Rebecca Cooper, Jennifer Hadfield, Kimberly Sneed posing for a photo

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 Decorator| Gifts 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.! )

A close up of a sign

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!

Gift items


#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.


#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.

A close up of a bowl, with Gift and Kitchen

#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.


#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.

A pink box

#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.)

Cuisinart and Blender

#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!

A close up of a bottle

#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!

Kitchen and 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!

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

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  1. 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!! :)

  2. 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.

  3. 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 :)

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