Coming through! I’m coming in just under the wire to bring you my annual holiday gift guide in time to take advantage of those crazy “Cyber Monday” sales (can we give today a new name already?). This is the one time of the year that I share my favorite non-cooking related things, although plenty of those snuck in, too. This year’s guide is bigger than ever, and a lot of my favorites are on steep discounts until midnight (my favorite coat is 40 percent off!).
Before we dive into candles, coats and cookbooks, I have a couple of unconventional ideas. If you’d rather ask your mom to donate to charity instead of buying you a sweater you won’t wear, Small Token is a new app that makes it super easy to donate. It’s like the PayPal/Venmo of charitable donations, and 100 percent of the amount donated goes directly to the charity. How cool is that?
Also, if your friends are always telling you, “You should really start a blog,” I have a new guide for that! (And here’s my more specific food blog guide.) Or, if you’re always telling a loved one to start a blog, maybe you could get them going? That’s how a lot of great blogs get started!
For even more ideas, check out my kitchen essentials, as well as last year’s holiday gift guide. Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I’ll get a small commission if you purchase through my links (at no cost to you, of course). Thank you for supporting Cookie and Kate.
My friends Cristin and Alice make these awesome little napkins (also available in larger sizes). I love their dip-dyed scarves, too (that’s me modeling the green scarf!).
AHeirloom Personalized Cutting Boards (25% off today!)
You can now order super cool, engraved cutting boards with your family name, marriage date, you name it. Order now, because these take a few weeks to make.
Voluspa Reed Diffuser in Baltic Amber (20% off today!)
I’m obsessed with this scent. It’s warm and inviting and doesn’t irritate my allergies like floral scents can. I get a good whiff of it every time I walk into my bathroom now, thanks to this diffuser.
Felt Mistletoe (on sale today!)
So cute, and takes up virtually no space in my holiday decor box.
Voluspa Mini Candle in Baltic Amber(20% off today!)
My favorite scent again, in candle form. These coconut wax candles burn way longer than most; this little one goes for 20 hours, and the bigger candle burns for 100, which is longer than most other candles at the same price point/size.
Target calls this a cheese board, but I’m using it to keep my kitchen soap and dish accessories tidy.
(15% off today!)
I’m asking for more of these for Christmas. They wash well and they’re so dark that I dare you to stain them.