Well friends, I saved this gift guide for last because it's loaded up with the stuff that I would most want to receive as a gift. This one was so much fun to put together. I hope you find some great picks for your kids, friends, or simply your inner baker. Go forth and gift!
(starting from the top right and going clockwise)
1. Starbucks Half Full Double Wall Traveler, $19.95, at select Starbucks stores and starbucks.com:
For your happy-go-lucky friend, or perhaps the one who needs an extra boost of positivity, this throwback design comes from the Starbucks vault. The ceramic design keeps 10 ounces of your tea or coffee hot and the silicone lid is comfortable to sip from. Hand wash only.
2. Microplane, Flexi Zesti, $9.95, microplane.com:
Even if your pal has the basic, rasp-style grater, she’ll love this diminutive and super handy grater for holiday baking and entertaining. It’s small enough to not get in the way on the counter and feels great in the hand. The built-in chamber captures all that delicious zest. Available in orange, yellow and green.
3. Teavana Gingerbread loose tea, $45, Teavana.com:
Perfect for any tea lover, this low caffeine sipper smells just as incredible as it looks, and the flavor is rich and loaded with seasonal notes of ginger, apple, cloves, cardamom and red currants. It even contains pieces of cocoa-dusted popcorn! Makes an awesome late afternoon, guilt-free treat.
4. Teavana Disco ball charm infuser, $5.97, Teavana.com
What’s a gift of tea without an infuser? This fun stainless-steel one gets the job done in style and makes the perfect gift topper or stocking stuffer too.
5. Miss Jones Baking Company, The Baker Boss Box, $100,
This over the top baker’s delight is for your friend who is obsessed with Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship. She or he gets all the goodies shown here, plus four additional baking mixes, four more frostings, temporary tattoos and 12 Miss Jones recipe cards. I picked the Bakers Gotta Bake sweatshirt, but there are other super fun and cozy designs to choose from. Bake on bakers!
6. Farberware Purecook ceramic hybrid nonstick bakeware
10x15 inch baking pan, aqua, $9.99, farberware.com:
This excellent baking sheet is ideal for the 20-something who is just setting up their first kitchen. The ceramic makes it super easy to clean and the quilted surface creates better browning. And if your giftee decides they want the whole set, it won’t break the bank. Plus, the great color of these pans helps dress up even dreary college town apartments. Also available in lavender.
7. Frosted donut ornament, $9.07, Papersource.com:
This sweet, sprinkly little number is for your friend who would rather decorate with donuts than eat them. The glass ornament is also a fun addition to any foodie’s holiday tree. It’s sold out online, but call your local store and see if you can grab one--or a dozen.