I’ve given you some ideas for Christmas gifts through my giveaways (Wondermill Grain Mill, US Wellness Meats, Nourishing “Must Read” Books, and Sprouted Flour for holiday baking). But today I wanted to give five last minute gift ideas. I actually had a very large list, but felt like I should narrow it down a little more. Here’s what I came up with.
Ice Cream Maker
Starting with a very fun Christmas gift, an electric ice cream maker with a frozen insert allows to very easily make your own nourishing ice creams. There is nothing as simple and as delicious as homemade ice cream! We were given this model, Cuisinart 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Makers
from Joel’s parents several years ago and have been enjoying it ever since. For dairy free people, The Ice Dream Cookbook is a lovely book using coconut milk.
This machine is especially for the bakers who make bread on a consistent basis. You can easily make four loaves at a time in it and it does all of the work for you. It takes out most of the work of making your own bread! I got one when we first got married and love it. One of our sponsors carries it for a very reasonable price.
Bamboo Spoons and Cutting Boards
Bamboo is harder than most woods and so is very durable. One dear lady gave a bunch of us young married couples a set of bamboo cutting boards when we got married and I think all us have loved them. I know that I have! I especially like the larger sizes. However bamboo can be expensive. But I was able to find this one, Wüsthof Bamboo Cutting Board
for one ten dollars and this set for fifteen dollars, Totally Bamboo Bamboo Cutting Board Set, 3-Board Set. And this set of bamboo utensils is only $15, Ginson Bamboo 6-Piece Kitchen Utensil Set.
One of our new sponsors, Actual Organics, carries a line of organic perfumes that use essential oils. They sound amazing! My next perfume purchase is definitely going to be from them. They do have a sample set that you can buy of all of their scents so that you can figure out which one you like the best. Now that would make a great gift! It may seem like “overkill” to care about getting organic perfume, but it’s actually important because what’s in a lot of perfume is not good for you. Remember that what you put on your skin is almost as important as what you eat. I have given up wearing perfume for long periods of time because I feel that some perfumes are so toxic. It’s so nice to know that there is another option!
Norwex Enviro Home Cleaning Products
Urban Homemaker, who is giving away the Wondermill Grain Mill, also carries the Norwex Enviro Home Cleaning Products. The line includes bigger items, like mops and smaller items, like cleaning clothes ( glass cleaning cloth you just use water with it and it works great!). I haven’t tried them yet, but they have gotten rave reviews from others. Why do I include this as a gift idea? Because they will save you time and money (as well as clean your home without chemicals) so that you have more time to do other things. That’s a gift worth getting and I know that I wouldn’t mind seeing it under the Christmas tree!
There are some of my ideas. What about you? What do you want yourself or suggest as gift ideas?