It’s that time of year for me to share with you some of my absolute favorite products, and fun gifts! I’ve included ideas for men, women, and kitchen gadgets.
I always have so much fun putting together this list for you guys, it allows me to stay organized on my own gift purchasing. At the same time, I discover new and fun things for myself and my family. Win win!!
This year looks slightly different. I wanted to make a special effort to include small businesses, especially given the year we’ve had. I will highlight each of those in the every category. Don’t miss out on the kitchen gadget section! So many fun tools that you don’t realize you need.
Let’s get started!
Gifts for the Kitchen or Hostess gifts:
You may need a few of these items for yourself!
My Favorite Milk Frother: I make the best lattes with this plug-in milk frother. When my husband tried it, he said it was a total game changer for his coffee! Even if you only put a splash of creamer in your coffee, you’ll love this. It also heats up the creamer or milk while it froths, giving you that coffee shop style drink!
This hand made Charcuterie board is perfect as a hostess gift, a gift for a family member that loves to entertain, or even a newlywed couple. This small business makes each of these gorgeous wood pieces, and engraves a last name on them! They have several different sized pieces at different price points that are very reasonable!
Do you have a Ninja Foodie? If you are in the market for an air-fryer, this machine does the air-frying and so much more! On a recent camping trip, one of our friends keeps this in their trailer as a portable way to grill, air-fry, or even bake. I love it! Perfect for any kitchen. But especially amazing in the colder months because you can use it as an indoor grill. A fantastic gift for a college student, too.
Every kitchen needs a chef’s knife. Seriously, my life was changed after I received this amazing knife last year for Christmas. I did not realize I needed one of these in my life! Makes slicing everything a total breeze. I have the 8 inch one and it’s life changing!
For the coffee connoisseur in your life, this Temperature Controlled Smart Mug keeps your coffee or tea at the perfect temperature for 90 minutes! How cool is that. So if you know of anyone who is a slow drinker, or frequently finds themselves heating up the same cup of coffee throughout the day, this is a really fun gift. It’s also controlled through an app.
Speaking of coffee, for those of you in the market for the best coffee maker, look no further than a Nespresso!! Hands down, the best single cup coffee maker out there. I am not even a coffee drinker, but after living in Europe for 4 years, my husband was sold on the Nespresso being far superior than other brands. I do love a latte, and this particular model can do shots of espresso that you can add to your frothed milk for a decadent afternoon treat. I love how pretty this particular machine is with the rose gold accents, and the price point is also great at less than $120!
If you still know of someone who has not yet purchased an Instant Pot, THIS is the year! Saving time, money, and really, my most used appliance in the kitchen. Buy them the Big Book of Instant Pot Recipes while you’re at it!
This may sound silly, but I am HUGE fan of this Bacon Bin. It’s a silicone bacon grease collector that makes it an absolute breeze to get rid of bacon grease. It’s fun and cheap!
Gifts for her:
I love this list, haha! It has a few things I want for myself this season.
First up, my absolute FAVORITE WINTER HAT!! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice I am usually wearing a winter hat when it’s a little chilly outside. It has a super soft fleece sherpa on the inside to keep you warm. I wear one almost daily for my walks, around town to do errands, or just when I’m cooking dinner in my kitchen. I always get a ton of compliments, it comes in several colors, and makes a fun gift for girls or women of any age! Definitely buying several of these for gifts this year.
Speaking of cozy, I am kind of obsessed with these Cozy Birkenstocks. They are cozy, adorable, comfortable, and I am kind of hoping my husband buys them for me this year. A bit of a splurge, but I would say, definitely worth it!
Still on the cozy theme, I always love a new pair of amazing pajamas. These ones are everything you want in cozy pajamas! They are also light enough to wear all night, lounge around the house in, and are really cute at a good price point. They come in so many different colors! I bought a few pairs last year for my girlfriends.
I love a personalized gift, and I am excited to share with you this really fun small business jewelry store I discovered! Gorgeous pieces that are fun, and so unique. This would be perfect for any girl (tween, teen, sister, friend, mother in law, etc), and the price point is fantastic! I have been sucked in and love so many different pieces that I’m not sure which to buy. Haha!
This gorgeous leather crossbody wallet fits everything you need: phone, credit cards, money, and even comes with a strap so you can wear it like a purse. You can also monogram to personalize! The Leather Expert is a small business store that has many gorgeous leather accessories to choose from.
For those women in your life who are into everything health and beauty, this collection of Moon Juice herbal supplements is such a fun gift! I’ve been wanting to try these for awhile. Several different flavors that contain adaptogen enhanced supplements and herbs that you can stir into your tea, smoothie, or create a latte.
Also on my personal Christmas list this year, this delicious smelling clementine perfume. It sounds a little different, but I promise, it’s absolutely amazing! A friend of mine uses it and always smells good. It’s light and fruity, in the best way possible. It also gets 5 star reviews from just about everyone who buys it.
A beauty gift that most people don’t realize they need, a silk pillowcase! This Slip brand is the best because it keeps your hair looking fantastic after a night’s sleep. It’s also so much better for your skin leaving it hydrated, and super comfy to sleep on.
Best gifts for him:
If you struggle each year trying to find gifts for your favorite men, I have some fun options for you!
I am in love with this handcrafted leather company, CKRLeather. This small business makes beautiful leather accessories that makes gift buying easy! Toiletry kits for men, iPhone cases, travel tech organizers, computer cases, and so much more! Alexander, the owner, has a crazy good sale happening right now in his store. Stock up on everything you need for dads, husbands, college kids, and more!
One of my husband’s favorite gifts I bought him last year, was a year subscription to Southern Scholar Socks. He loves nice socks, and enjoyed each month getting a new and different pair.
If you are looking for natural skin products for men, Oars + Alps is a women owned company with a fantastic mission, selling amazing products for men! I went to high school with the founder and CEO and I am proud of this company she has built. Natural deodorants, body wash, shaving kits, hand creams, and so much more. They would make great stocking stuffers!
If you really want to splurge, my husband’s favorite Christmas gift of all time was when we bought him the Big Green Egg. He loves this toy, and the entire family benefits from deliciously grilled and smoked foods! We use it year round, and yes, way better than an electric or charcoal grill.