Aaaand….here we are, November already. 👀 Blink twice, and the holidays will be upon us. If you’re already thinking about your holiday gift list, you’re not alone. That’s smart, as demand for delivery services will be high this year, and shipping times may be longer.
With many of us spending more time at home, I thought I’d focus first on those gifts that will be useful à la maison. More than ever, I look for gifts that are functional and practical, as well as fun.
1 – Oh Coravin, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways….Enjoy just a glass of your best wines (or even just an ounce or two for tastings) while preserving the rest of the bottle. It’s easy to use and small enough to tuck away in a drawer.
2. I purchased these iitala wine glasses earlier this year, and really like them! The shape allows full expression of the wine, and they’re not too delicate for everyday use. (The white wine glass works for both white and sparkling wines.)
Keep it fresh
3 – I’ve been making a concerted effort to eliminate our use of single-use plastics. Beeswax food wraps like these work brilliantly! They keep food from drying out, have natural anti-bacterial properties, and can be used over and over. (Just wash in cool soapy water). You could also include in a gift basket with some of these reusable silicone food storage containers.
4 – I often tuck in a set or two of fresh, colorful dishtowels when I’m putting together a kitchen-themed gift basket. They’ve always been appreciated!
Brew it up
5 – An electric kettle boils water in a jiffy. This one is so retro-cool!
6 – Be an at-home Barista. I ❤️❤️❤️ my Nespresso machine. It makes a perfect espresso every time. And with the Aeroccino milk frother, you can have hot, foamy milk for a cappuccino or latte with just the push of a button.
Family game night
8 – Game night should include some hot chocolate, don’t you think? (Adults can add a little Peppermint Schnapps…😉 )
9 – Enjoy fresh herbs, even in the winter with this self-watering indoor garden. This could be a fun gift for kids, too!
Don’t forget Fido
10 – Keep pets smelling fresh with this mild wash that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.
11 – I love a cute dog bowl. This one’s dishwasher safe.
12 – Our dogs have all loved this dog bed. And I love it because it’s so easy to keep clean. The cover is easy to remove, and both cover and filler can be washed and dried in the machine.
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