One of my favourite parts of the holidays is gift giving and I’ve put together a gift guide with some of my very favourite finds from Kitchen Stuff Plus.
They have such a great selection it was hard to choose. To help make gift giving easier this Christmas, I’m sharing creative ways to theme and bundle your gifts with ideas you and your loved ones will (hopefully) love!
Under $10 (but you’d never know it)
First on our list are those under $10 finds — perfect for teachers, neighbours, coaches, bus drivers, or for secret Santa. I love giving something practical and beautiful that the recipients will actually use.
This year Kitchen Stuff Plus has the most beautiful candle selection. I chose a few of my favourites, like these luxury candles— they’re scented, have the beautiful glass lid, and come in a few different holiday colours. I also love these scented ones also shown above, specifically for Christmas — this one smells like cookies!
Another favourite of mine are these beautiful wooden star lights — they also come in snowflakes. Such a sweet and thoughtful little gift for someone who loves to decorate for the season. I also love this beautiful holiday scented soap — cranberry scented? Yes please. And there are a whole range of holiday scents to choose from.
Greet your host with the perfect gift
Headed to a holiday party and need the perfect gift for the host? How about a whiskey decanter and glasses? Pick up your favourite whiskey and combine it with this beautiful set for the gift any host would love this holiday season. For only $19.99, you’ll want one for yourself too. 😉
An adorable take on the cheese board
Who doesn’t love a cheese board this time of year? Paired with serving pieces, these make the perfect gift. This beautiful crushed bamboo board is a great starting point. I love its size, and colour. These gold cheese knives are a real favourite of mine. The gold finish is beautiful, and they’re nice and sharp too. Add in a few fun wood bowls -perfect for serving nuts, or condiments. And to up the cuteness factor I couldn’t resist these sweet little mice ornaments. Cheese please. 🐭
Modern ways to gift wine
Up your game this year, and instead of just bringing a bottle of wine as a gift, include these modern stemless wine glasses. Their shape is so beautiful and something a little different.
Bundling up is great for gifts, too
I also love to gift a little themed gift basket over the holidays so I’ve put a few of these together. Depending on your budget you could give part or all of these ideas, or even combine some of them together.
I love the idea of a fun “cozy night in” theme. This one started out with the cosiest, softest blanket, the sherpa micro fibre throw. Add in a beautiful candle, and top it all off with the cutest little owl ornaments. Doesn’t this just make you want to curl up in your pjs?
And perhaps have a cup of hot chocolate with it. You could add this “hot chocolate” themed gift basket to the one above or give it on its own. I started out with the most beautiful double-walled glass mug set. I love the size of these, and they’re so elegant.
Add in some of KSP’s amazing selection of hot chocolate mixes. (These also couldn’t be more perfect as stocking stuffers, so be sure to stock up not them.) And then to make this the perfect cup of hot chocolate how about adding in a battery-powered milk frother? Perfect cup.
When you want to make your gifting ‘pop’
Another option for a night in is the “popcorn” themed gift basket. This glass microwave popcorn popper is amazing. You add in your kernels to the bottom, and then put your butter on the lid. As it heats up in the microwave the butter melts down onto the kernels, and as they pop they become perfectly coated. It makes the most crunchy delicious popcorn. I’ll never make it any other way again.
And how about adding in some gourmet popcorn kernels, and popcorn flavouring to make it the perfect themed gift? The “cozy night in” themed basket with blanket, ornaments, and candle would combine beautifully with this one too. This busy time of year, don’t we all just want a reason to stay home — for the recipient of this great gift, this is it.
Cookies and milk — not just for Santa
Next is our “cookies and milk” themed gift basket. This gift is a cookie party in a basket.
I started out with these fun milk bottles with re-usable straws. Then we added in this pre-assembled gingerbread house. No more day long agony, trying to bake the gingerbread to assemble the house and get it all stuck together — I’ve even heard of people resorting to hot glue to get their gingerbread houses to stay together.
With this pre-assembled gingerbread house, all that’s left to do is the fun part! The kit includes everything you need— house, candy, pre-made icing, and even the icing bag and tip.
And if the person you’re giving this gift to does want to do a little baking these 3-D cookie cutters are a fun twist on a holiday classic. Make 3-D reindeer, sleigh, trees, and snowmen with these adorable cookie cutters.
I hope some of these ideas inspire you. Happy gift giving!