I love Christmas, but I am terrible at gift giving, especially when people aren’t in to books. It’s hard for me to comprehend how that’s even possible. I thought I might slip a few hints to other gift challenged people out there. If you have a hard core kitchen nerd in your life, this stuff is pretty awesome.
Buy your aspiring chef some luxury ingredients. If money is tight, they’re probably not going to be able to afford to splurge on high quality ingredients for themselves on a regular basis. Some vanilla beans or cinnamon sticks are a great option for the poor baker in your life. Chances are, they’ll probably let you taste their creation, so it’s like you get a gift back in the end. Imported, hard to find ingredients like golden syrup are a great option as well.
You can never go wrong with cute kitchen tools like these colorful silicone spatulas, a donut pan, or this rad tornado whisk. They’ll flip out. Trust me. And of course, there’s the totally indispensable but rarely used kitchen scale. It will change your world. I promise.
And let’s not forget the world of the ridiculously sublime. Any true kitchen nerd would love to have these whimsical pieces in their kitchen. There’s something practical and lovely like this aqua rectangular baking pan, or something fantastically silly like a dinosaur tea towel or elephant salt and pepper shakers. Come on, you know somebody who needs this in their life.
I know any of these gifts would be a huge hit under my tree, and their all totally doable. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to let somebody know you care. Mostly, people just want to know you’re really thinking about them. Choosing something that suits their unique personality is always flattering. Amazing gifts for under $20? That’s my kind of Christmas.
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