I took a look at my previous years’ holiday gift guides, and in last year’s, which I posted on the 10th of the month, I mentioned that I was FINALLY getting around to posting the gift guide. I guess last year’s me would be even more disappointed in this year’s me, because this guide is coming even later in the season! (But really, who shops very far in advance anyway? I think Amazon Prime has really enabled us procrastinators in recent years.) So for all of you last-minute shoppers, here are a few of my recommended gifts for 2018.
Lo-Fi Gourmet’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
For making omelettes, scrambled eggs that you don’t have to spend hours scraping off of the pan later, and more, this cute little nonstick skillet is the best!
Who would not want a cute little glass avocado half adorning their Christmas tree? Maybe your weird friend who hates avocados. But everyone else would want this, probably.
Did the gravy boat from grandma’s transferware set break? Replacements, Ltd. has a huge inventory of china, silverware, crystal, and more, for all of your set-completing needs. You can search by pattern, category, or item.
We got one as a wedding gift, and we use it all the time! No more fishing the lemon seeds out of vinaigrettes, and the juicer looks really cute in a kitchen tools holder on the counter.
Alison Roman’s Dining In
This has been one of my go-to cookbooks for lots of low-key, delicious meals this year. Some favorite dishes I’ve cooked so far have been the Vinegar-Braised Chicken with Farro and Watercress, the Kinda Sweet Granola with Coconut and Turmeric (which I blogged about here), the Spiced Lentils with Spring Onions, the Paprika-Rubbed Sheet-Pan Chicken with Lemon, and the Cocoa Banana Bread.
Who wants to store their lunch in an old plastic takeout container and let the chemicals leach into their food? Yeah, no one! This Glasslock set makes a great gift for your health-conscious friends and family, or for anyone whose New Year’s resolution will be to bring their lunch to work more often.
For doctoring your in-flight beverages, or for making cocktails on vacation. Or because can anyone ever go through a full-sized bottle of celery bitters? Probably not. (But if anyone can, I would like to meet that person.)
Wouldn’t the Luxardo cherries in their Manhattan look extra luxe if speared onto these elegant cocktail picks? This gift can pair with the travel bitters if you’re going for a bit of a theme.
Large hunks of smoked meat make great gifts! Throw in some Hawaiian rolls, mustard, and cornichons if you like. A simple Christmas feast.
This smells just like a cozy fireplace. And isn’t the design beautiful? A candle that won’t get re-gifted!
Good luck, everyone, and happy holiday shopping. Are you traveling for the holidays? We are going to Pennsylvania, Phoenix, and San Diego, whew! Any holiday cooking plans? I think we may be preparing some venison in Pennsylvania (!!!), along with pernil and lots of salads and vegetables of course. Our Phoenix holiday meal is TBD, but it may be a standing rib roast. I suspect we’ll try a few new restaurants too. I’ll definitely let you know how it all goes!