Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is almost here! Need a gift for a foodie, a host, a friend? Here are some ideas for last-minute gifts. I’ve tried to give you an online purchasing option, and a brick & mortar store option in case you need to just walk in and pick up items.

Sal de Ibiza

Sun-dried, hand harvested, and unrefined. This is the Spanish version of fleur de sel. I sprinkle this on top of home-made crackers before baking, in sea salt caramels, on chocolate bark, pizza, and steak. You can find it on Amazon or at Dean & Deluca.

Split Decision Pie Pan

For the indecisive pie baker, the Split Decision Pie Pan. Need I say more?

Misha’s Coffee

For the coffee lover, “the best coffee you’ll ever have.” If you follow me on twitter, you know this is my favorite coffee. Misha’s is a small coffee shop located in Old Town, VA. They house roast their coffee beans and make their own blends. You can also find single origin beans. My favorite blend is Route 66. If this doesn’t wake you up in the morning, nothing will. It is also available at several Whole Foods in the DC/VA area.

Coffee Grinder
To grind those coffee beans to perfection, a coffee grinder. You can get a simple one that doubles as a spice grinder. Or a fancy burr grinder, with fine to coarse grinding settings. You can also find coffee grinders at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Stove Top Smoker
For the urban foodie, who doesn’t have access to an outdoor grill. This stove top smoker is compact, and will give any food that outdoor smoked flavor. Great for making smoked salmon at home! It comes with 4 different wood chip samples.

Italian Canning Jars

For the home canning expert, these Bormioli Rocco Quattro Stagioni jars are it. They are embossed and have elegant gold lids. They come in different sizes. You can get them through Amazon or at La Cuisine in Old Town, VA.

Now, foodies also like to stay cozy and warm. So here are two ideas that are comfortable, warm, and stylish.

Lululemon Sparkle Scuba Hoodie

This is the most comfortable hoodie I’ve ever had. It is made of super soft fleece, and every detail is designed to make it super cozy. I’ve had mine for a couple of years. It remains true to size and soft, wash after wash. Wonderful for traveling.

Fleece Lined Leggings

Now, who would not want a pair of leggings lined in plush fleece for the winter?

I hope you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Happy Holidays!

Author: onevanillabean

I have loved cooking and baking since I was 5 years old. It was the one activity that I would share with all my extended family. Like most people, I love traveling. I love visiting the markets, exploring unknown ingredients, and bringing them back home with me for inspiration. I find that recipes with simple and pure ingredients yield the best results.

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