UH Oh! It’s that time of year when you’re stumped for a unique gift to give (or get). This story is about gifts to bring joy because they’re different and useful sure to please cooks, animals lovers and the hard-to-please.
No crystal ball? Gift a keepsake box containing The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck & Guidebook by Kim Krans (Harper Elixer 2018).
This deck of cards can help you work on what’s on your mind today, look at past, present and future, or help you get in touch with the things most important to you. The deck is something like a tarot card deck, but with 63 different animals.
The beautifully illustrated full-color cards featuring wild animals are divided into 5 suits: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether.
Each card depicts an animal that lives in the field and forest, swims in oceans and rivers, lives in deserts and grasslands, or soars in the sky, or lives in the realm of imagination. Each card has a symbol at the top so you can easily find it’s category in the 200-page guidebook.
Whether you believe in spirit guides or not, it’s fun to have decision-making tools. his Animal Spirit deck is a way to jump start your thinking. At $40 it’s a great gift for young and old.
For Cat Lovers (who isn’t?!)
There are calendars with cats, and then there is the deluxe Page-a-Day Gallery Cat Calendar for 2019 by Workman Publishing. This desk calendar is larger than the regular desktop calendars. A clear plastic holder displays a page a day all year of gorgeous kitties. We have a family tradition to gift this beautiful and nicely boxed cat calendar, every year.
It’s no surprise that they’ve sold over a million of these calendars.The 2019 deluxe calendar offers acts, photos, portraits, and more, with 313 pages of color and black and white photographs (weekends are combined on one page).
Any cat calendar is a good gift for cat lovers, but this deluxe version is special. It’s sure to delight every cat lover . Find it find it for $17.99 online (we found ours on Amazon.com or at your favorite bookstore.
Make Cooking Fun Again:
This year advicesisters.com is focusing a lot on cooking and gourmet items because we know it’s the year to cook at home and connect with family and friends over a home cooked meal.
The Zing! Ice Cube Tray from Robinson Home Products comes in set of two in colorful red and orange. The trays are BPS-free, dishwasher safe, and push out from the bottom. We use ours to make flavored juiice cubes!
For the salad lover, the person who likes “glamping,” for anyone who doesn’t have room to store a bulky salad bowl, we love the Squish 5-piece collapsible salad set (middle of the photo).
The Squish salad set from Robinson Home Products has a collapsible 5 1/2 cup salad bowl, a built-in well for 2 oz. of dressing, a fork, and a color-coordinated plastic band to keep everything together. Simply expand the bowl, when ready.
All materials are FDA-approved, BPA free, and dishwasher-friendly and with a lifetime warranty.
Add class with a Studio Cuisine kitchen tool from the ‘Naturals” collection(Robinson Home Products ) featuring a realistic wood grain handle (bottom of photo). Since wood can gather germs, or split, or dry out these are even better because you can throw the tools in the dishwasher.
Our sample Silicone ladle is just one of many beautiful kitchen tools that will make impressive gifts.
For the outdoorsy type, or when the power dies, the CraftKitchen Classic Collection can opener Robinson Home Products) doesn’t need electricity. The soft crank to turn the can is is big and easy to grip. We love the details in faux wood handles that really do look like expensive knife handles.
We can’t get enough of Squish products from Robinson Home products. These collapsible collanders are in four sizes (the largest will hold an entire salad. Throw out the big bulky colanders that get in everyone’s way and gift someone all four. They’ll love you for it!
You can find all of these fun kitchen products in a variety of places such as Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart and Macy’s and also on Amazon.com
Stack Your Pans!
When you live in a small space or love to collection cooking tools, storing pots and pans can be a major problem.
That’s why the Farberware Neat Nest 6-piece Covered Saucepan set is such a great gift idea!
This set features three must-have saucepans with interlocking handles so the cookware surfaces “float” and don’t get scratched when stacked.
There is even a shatter-resistant glass lid with a large handle for each pot that stack between the pots. The set is available in racy red or chic black.
Amazingly, the whole stack takes up less room than one medium-sized saucepan. The bodies are durable aluminum and the saucepan handles are double-riveted for strength, The interiors are PFOA-FREE nonstick for easy cleanup.
They’re even dishwasher and oven safe, to 350 degrees. Amazingly, the entire set is an affordable $50.
For those who want to feel good about their gift, know that Neat Nest purchases support Farberware’s annual commitment to help the National Park Foundation protect our parks with an annual donation of $100,000.
You can find these at major retailers. For more information visit: https://www.farberwarecookware.com/