Christmas Gift Ideas (You have to see #6)

Merry Christmas! I just love Christmas, I mean it does come with it’s stressors, but hopefully this holiday gift guide will be useful to you in getting ready for the big day! I plowed alot of time and love into it (thinking it would be quick and easy to throw together,…4 hours later…

First, I thought it best to tackle these deliciously homemade gifts (since no one will ever take me seriously again after reading #6). Enjoy this list of our favorite holiday goodies (CLICK Links below for recipes):

10. Homemade Vanilla Extract with just 2 ingredients is easy, beautiful and a great holiday gift idea! | natashaskitchen.com

  1. Cinnamon Rolls
  2. Jeweled Biscotti
  3. Sandwich Cookies
  4. Finnish Meringue Cookies
  5. Meringue Acorns
  6. Russian Tea Cakes
  7. Palmiers
  8. Canned Lemons
  9. Pryaniki Mint Cookies
  10. Homemade Vanilla Extract

Read on for more great gift ideas for him & her. Oh and the mysterious #6…

Gifts for Him
(a list compiled by my husband, with the exception of #6 – he had nothing to do with that):

#1. My husband loves mountain biking and always takes his Go-Pro along. I just need to figure out how to strap it to my head and do go-pro cooking lessons 😉 GoPro HERO4 SILVER 

#2. Maybe my hubby added this little wallet knife to the list because his was confiscated at the airport. Woops! Don’t forget it in your wallet if you fly ;). Great stocking stuffer! Credit Card Sized Folding Knife.

#3. This is the flashlight that police use. It’s the real deal. It comes with a charger and my hubby absolutely loves his. It will take the place of dozens of crappy flashlights so go on and splurge if you’re in the market for a flashlight: Streamlight Stinger Rechargeable High Lumen Flashlight 

#4. I bought this for my husband last year: Braun Pulsonic Men’s Shaving System 

#5. A hand warmer for the outdoorsies – fishing, hunting, going to a game…Zippo Hand Warmer 

#6.This is not a joke, although it is fairly hilarious. I love that they include “bling” on the bottle. I’m buying these for stockings this year (for the guys! lol). Since it wouldn’t be appropriate for a food blogger to talk about such things, I invite you to watch the following video. If you’re pregnant, I advise you to empty your bladder before you start laughing, I mean watching 😉 This is a real product with 3,805 reviews on amazon. Click Here for proof: Poo-Pourri .

 

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(gals are way easier to shop for) Here are my top picks:


#1. Le Creuset 5 1/2 Quart French Oven

#2. Ina Garten’s New Cookbook: Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

#3. My GHD hair straightener. This helps me tame my wavy hair and it’s professional grade so it lasts a whole lot longer than it’s Walmart counterparts. GHD Professional Original 1-Inch Styler 

#4. For several years, I convinced myself that a stand mixer was an unnecessary splurge. I’ve had mine for 6 years and it’s amazing how much time it saves. If you love to bake, it’s a great Aid (get it? KitchenAid?… I’ll stop). KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer 

#5. Blendtec is awesome. And that’s that. Blendtec Designer Series Blender 

#6. A great knife is essential. If you ask for 1 knife, it should be this one: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Santoku Knife


 

Have fun shopping! I haven’t even started. Eeek! P.S. I’d love it if you pinned this gift guide 🙂

What’s on your wish list? Maybe some Poo-Pourri?  Sorry, I couldn’t resist. 😉

P.S. No one paid us to write this post; it’s just stuff we love! Full disclosure: we are Amazon affiliate so for anything you buy on Amazon after clicking from our site; we get a small %. Your cost is always the same. Thanks for supporting Natasha’s Kitchen! 🙂 

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  • Anna D
    December 20, 2016

    Lol 😂😂 I have purchased poo pouri as a white elephant gift and it actually came in a cute wrapped toilet paper roll. Hehehe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2016

      Hahaha! That’s awesome. Merry Christmas Anna 🙂 Reply

  • Evelina
    December 6, 2016

    I made these macarons forms best friends baby shower this past weekend and people couldn’t stop commenting on how amazing they tasted. Thank you Natasha for perfecting this recipe! I would make these cookies from other recipes and they wouldn’t come out the same because no one ever mentioned that measurement is the most important part of this recipe. So thanks! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 6, 2016

      Evelina, you are very welcome and thank you for sharing such an amazing review! 😁 Reply

  • December 30, 2014

    I remember when my little brother showed me the poopouri video for the first time- I also thought it was a joke. I recently saw them at BedBath&Beyond. Without thinking, I asked the cashier if they work well. He said he didn’t know, but they’ve been selling really well. 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 30, 2014

      I have one and I can tell you, yes. lol. It works. My husband bought one for me. It’s a pretty funny gift Reply

  • olga
    December 21, 2014

    natasha- love #6!! i will- no joke- buy that!!! Any suggestions on where to get ladies/guys aprons??

    Thanks!

    Also, thanks for this post— Im getting my hubby that shaver 🙂
    olga Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 21, 2014

      Lol. I’ve been collecting aprons from all kinds of places. I bought one on Amazon, one is from Knotty Daughters and two are from a garage sale 🙂 I’m so glad the ideas were helpful 🙂 Reply

  • Heike Woolard
    December 14, 2014

    I totally just bought a the 16 oz bottle of poo-pourri and a pack of 2 oz spray bottles. This is perfect for the guys at work. Thanks Reply

  • Natasha
    December 12, 2014

    Thanks for the ideas! I decided to get my husband that braun shaver system, he got one but it’s pretty old, he can’t even find refill for it. He will be surprised, oh and ya and some of that poo pourri of course lol, that’s gonna make him laugh lol. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 12, 2014

      I love it! lol I’m so happy the list was helpful to you 🙂 Reply

  • Larisa
    December 11, 2014

    Lol! !!!! Natasha, I love your sence of humor! #6 is a real deal! 🙂 your business is to make sure that our businessnever even happened :-)))) i might actually actually buy a few for some of my family members :-)))) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 11, 2014

      Lol. Yeah, that’s a pretty great slogan, ha ha ha. My husband introduced me to that video and I laugh harder every time I watch it. Reply

  • Masha V
    December 10, 2014

    Hi Natasha!

    I’d like to ask for your advise, i’m trying to buy a new set of pans and pots and was wondering which would you recommend?
    Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2014

      Hi Masha! What is your price range? Are you looking for stainless or non-stick? Reply

      • Masha V
        December 10, 2014

        Natasha, I want something affordable that’s not gonna cost me a leg so to speak. Which kind is better, the ones I have are all scratched up and I think stainless would be best because my husband likes to use knife when making yaishnica 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 10, 2014

          Even with a stainless pan, a knife probably isn’t a good idea; lol. For reasonable staneless ones, you might check out the Kirkland stainless steel set from Costco. I used them for a long time and still use some of them, although they are heavy (they were tough on my scrawny wrists). I just started using the ones by Zwilling and they are spendy but I like them very much. Reply

          • Masha V
            December 11, 2014

            Thank you Natasha. I think i’ll try the Kirkland ones because mine need to go to the garbage. thank you

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            December 11, 2014

            Let me know what you think of them 🙂

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