Holiday Gift Ideas

You’ve still got a little bit of time to find that perfect gift for someone and you’ll likely find some good deals too! I’ve put together a list of my favorite gift ideas this season – related to cooking of course! You can find more of my favorite items through my Amazon store. These make great gifts for that foodie in your life, that busy mom who needs some help from a handy appliance, that cook always trying new things or maybe even a couple ideas for yourself! These are not only great gifts, but are great kitchen items for any time of year.


Pressure Cooker – I have this one and I love it. Honestly, these make cooking so fast and easy – it is essential in our house.

Slow Cooker – I love my programmable Crock-Pot but really any type of slow cooker will get the job done!

Stand Mixer – I always thought these were ridiculous but my awesome husband bought me one and it is now my favorite kitchen tool!

Food Processor – makes shredding fresh veggies a piece of cake! Also great for mixing those thick and tricky batters.

Big Blender – get a high powered blender for big jobs like making nut butters, blending batters, etc. I LOVE our Ninja.

Little Blender – great for smoothies or small jobs. I use ours daily.

FoodSaver – if you have a garden, farm, etc – you’ll want this. We buy fresh meat in bulk and use this to freeze it for months. It’s worth it!

Juicer – even if you aren’t into hardcore juicing – it is nice to have a good juicer for fresh, healthy juices.

Keurig – sure there are lots of discussion about these but we love ours. Husband uses it daily for coffee and I use it for hot water or to make tea.

French Press – a cheap, yet handy little gadget to make strong coffee, tea, espresso. These are key for brewing cacao grounds such as Crio Bru.

Glass storage/baking containers – they are great for cooking in, storing, serving and transporting.

Tart Pans – these are not necessary for baking but they are handy. They are great for making quiche, tart, mini cheesecakes, etc.

Non-Essential but fun kitchen gadgets
Strawberry huller – makes cleaning those strawberries a breeze!

Melon baller – for all those delicious summer fruits. It helps make a pretty fruit salad!

Immersion Blender – handy for pureeing sauces in a pot, smoothies, etc.

Cast Iron pans – I love cooking with them, but they require a little upkeep (totally worth it)


Mine! Real Food Dinners for Two: Healthy Paleo Recipes at Home – is a simple book featuring over 50 recipes plus kitchen tips and tricks for eating healthier. The recipes use gluten-free and grain-free ingredients but also include substitutions for a variety of lifestyles. Pair it up with some of my homemade baking mixes – email me at for more details on these!

The Healthy Gluten-Free Life by Tammy Credicott : This was one of my first and still one of my favorite gluten-free cookbooks. It has SO many great, practical recipes.

The Paleo Approach Cookbook by Sarah Ballantyne : This is a great Paleo resource, especially for those wanting to know the science behind the Paleo diet.

Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great by Danielle Walker : This book is just simply amazing and so is Danielle’s story. She seems really genuine in her writing.

Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam: The author is not only real but funny and makes Paleo cooking easy!

The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka : This is not a strictly gluten free cookbook but it has great, simple recipes for many different diets.

Any Gooseberry Patch cookbooks : I own several of these and have not been disappointed with any of them. They feature recipes from people all over the country, plus tips, memories and crafts.

Other Great Items
Kindle: I never thought that I would use one of these but I use it CONSTANTLY! I have so many cookbooks on it, plus we can watch movies, play games, etc.

Amazon Prime : not only can you get free 2 day shipping on millions of products, you also gain access to movies, books and music for a low yearly price. Try it for 30 days!
Join Amazon Prime – Watch Over 40,000 Movies & TV Shows Anytime – Start Free Trial Now
Magazine subscriptions: those are always nice gifts because you typically get a years worth of issues – like the gift that keeps giving!
Taste of Home Magazine
Paleo Living Magazine : a digital magazine available for apple and android products. Right now, get a FREE 3 month subscription on my website!
Simply Gluten Free : This is not just a cooking magazine, but also features articles for gluten-free living in general.
Gluten-Free Living
Delight Gluten Free Magazine
Living Without Gluten Free & More

Homemade Gifts

Christmas Spirit Ornaments
Peanut Butter Popcorn Mix
Snowy Hand print Jars
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

I hope this list can help you find a special gift for a loved one this holiday season or any time of year.  As always, I hope you have a blessed holiday season!


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