- 1 can crab meat
- Light Miracle Whip
- Celery, chopped
- Carrots, chopped
- Old Bay seasoning (Definitely typed up “Old Spice” at first and realized my mistake when I went to link to the company’s website. Deodorant in crab salad? No thanks.)
Two bell peppers worth of pepper slices…
And roasted red pepper hummus for dippin’!
Random, but it did the trick!
Now for some holiday shopping F-U-N.
Holiday Gift for Those Who Love Food, Cooking and Baking
I recently received an email from a reader requesting holiday gift ideas for her sister who is a foodie and loves to spend hours in the kitchen, cooking up amazing meals and baking delicious goodies.
This request sparked a light bulb in my head and idea after idea began rushing in. Here are my top gift ideas for those people in your life who love food and spending an inordinate amount of time in the kitchen, reading food-related blogs and flipping through cookbooks… you know, like you do! 😀
- Monogrammed mugs from Anthropologie:
(Ryan and I received “J ” and “R” versions of these mugs at my bridal shower and use them all the time for hot cocoa, tea and even in lieu of bowls for oatmeal, ice cream and cereal.)
- Retro Christmas plates by Rosanna:
(I purchased these on sale through RueLaLa two weeks ago and love them!)
- Keep Calm and Eat Cupcakes print by TheLobsterPot at Etsy.com:
(Other adorable versions include Keep Calm and Drink Coffee, Keep Calm and Drink Wine, etc. TheLobsterPot will also make custom prints.)
- ’50s-Style Aprons by Jessie Steele:
- Silpat non-stick baking mat:
(I received this as a gift from my friend Merri and use it every single time I make cookies. It’s phenomenal!)
- Cooking Light Slow Cooker cookbook:
(Only $10.39 on Overstock.com!)
- Gold or silver wishbone necklace by FreshyFig at Etsy.com:
- Gift certificate to a local cooking class:
- Food-related magazine subscription (Cooking Light, Clean Eating, Food Network Magazine, etc.):
Which of these gifts would you most like to receive?
If I didn’t already have it, I know I’d be lusting after the wishbone necklace. 😀
Love the apron! Sooo cute!
Ooo don’t make me pick ! I really want the wishbone necklace, the mugs, plates 7 the “keep Calm…” sign!Looks like I got some additions to my Christmas list… 😉
I love those monogrammed mugs! And thanks for the link to Rue La La!
I love the apron! So cute, and I could really use one.
Healthy Chocoholic says
Wow! Everything is sooo cute!! I might have to pick the silpat though, because I’ve recently begun baking more than I was, so that would be awesome!
Victoria (District Chocoholic) says
A silpat is already on my Amazon wishlist…and I’d ask for Cooking Light, but I usually just get their annual cookbook each year instead. Saves space and is far more durable than the magazines.
Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks says
I got a subscription for Cooking Light one year…I loved it! So many good recipe ideas!
Christine @ CEM eats says
I love those aprons! If only I didn’t already have several that I never quite get around to wearing…
Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef says
i want a silpat for christmas! already asked for it 🙂
all of those items look great!!!
you find such great etsy sites, which are your favorites?
Melissa (MelissaLIkesToEat) says
Great gift ideas!! I use those silpats and I agree that they are fabulous!!
After seeing all your wedding posts with things you got on Etsy, I’ve been scouring it for my own wedding and other gift ideas and am now completely obsessed! I seriously think 90% of our wedding is going to come from Etsy 🙂
Shanna, like Banana says
Love the ideas!
I’d also suggest getting a 6mo or 1 yr CSA box for friends. It’s something a lot of people don’t want to buy for themselves, but would love it!
The Silpat baking mat is what I would want! 🙂 They sound amazing.
I looooove the apron :). The non-stick mat is also a gift I would love to receive! Parchment paper works well but not eco friendly!
just thought I should let you know that your who’s who still has ryan as your fiance
Such great gift ideas. I’ve been looking for some good ideas for friends/co-workers and I think the posters will be perfect!
Delicious gift ideas 😀
Anne @thefitbridesmaid says
Well, I already have the Cooking Light cookbook. Perhaps I should get it back out. Crock pot meals are usually delicious.
Jenny @ Enjoy Your Cheerios says
I love the monogrammed mugs. I really need to get myself to Anthro to buy one!
the wishbone necklace is super cute!
Amber K says
I totally want a Silpat!
Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine says
I want both the Silpat and the apron- it’s a battle between function and fashion!!
Rachel @ The Avid Appetite says
Love these ideas! I want the Anthro mug – I already have the Mrs. teacup version in an ‘R’!
Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says
That apron is adorable!
I think I like the idea of the magazine subscriptions or slow-cooker book! I already have a fun apron on my list for this year!
Laura @ Meet Virginia says
Last year my mom gave me a subscription to CL for Christmas… best gift ever! I looove the cupcakes print!
Would love the wishbone necklace (in silver!) and the Stay Calm and Eat Cupcakes pic! Also I would love a magazine subscription to Clean Eating and a pizza stone!!! Have a great Thanksgiving!!
janet zhwaitz says
Any one them would be great…I had to give up my crockpot for space reasons (and the fact that the vintage home we live in has sketchy power supply and isn’t “strong enough” for the crockpot!
The Silpat would be amazing and the apron is adorable BUT I already got my xmas gift…a new brakeline system for my car!
Clare @ Fitting It All In says
Great List! I’d love one of those baking sheets. And of course love the Keep Calm posters
I asked for a silpat this Christmas and those mugs are awesome! Good choices!
i just bought those monogrammed mugs for my sister & her roommates at college (christmas gift) !! i love them !!