The holidays are my favourite time of year. I love baking festive cookies, sipping on hot chocolate, indulging in hours of Hallmark movies, and curating small thoughtful gifts.
I enjoy gifting simple items that I love and use every day. Being an avid baker, these gifts tend to be from my kitchen…festive cookie stamps, cookie scoops, cozy mugs, festive oven mitts, and perhaps even a pretty apron.
My go-to kitchen store is Kitchen Stuff Plus of course and below is my curated list of kitchen gifts I love for under $20.
Concerned about in-store shopping this holiday season? Kitchen Stuff Plus has a Click & Collect option. Shop online and then fetch your kitchen goodies curb side. Super easy! Learn more here.
Whether you bake dozens of cookies for swaps or gifts, or bake a simple batch with your family to enjoy at home, the key to Christmas cookie success is having the right tools. A cookie scoop keeps everything the same size and portion and will help cookies bake evenly.
The KSP Christmas Cook ‘Assorted’ Silicone Cookie Stamp makes holiday baking easy and fun. The stamp comes with 3 festive silicone stamps: a gingerbread man, a snowflake, and a Christmas tree. Simply stamp balls of dough with your cookie stamp. You can even place the stamps in the dishwasher after for a quick and easy clean-up!
A silicone baking mat helps create a more even baking surface on even the worst baking sheets, resulting in cookies with more evenly browned bottoms and fewer burnt cookies.
Add some holiday style to your kitchen this Christmas season with these festive Oven Mitts. These oven mitts are perfect for holiday baking and they make the cutest gift wrap. Also available in a variety of patterns. Just fill them with some of my kitchen faves and tie them with a bow!
Who doesn’t love homemade hot chocolate, especially when you have a beautiful warmer and server to make it in like this one from Kitchen Stuff Plus.
To make my favourite hot chocolate, add milk to a small saucepan or warmer (measure 1 cup of milk per person) and place it on the stovetop over medium heat. When the milk gets hot, small bubbles will form on the sides of your saucepan. Add chunks of milk chocolate, and stir until the chocolate melts and combines with the milk. Add as much or as little chocolate as you like. Feel free to substitute milk chocolate with dark or white chocolate.
Sip your homemade hot chocolate in these beautiful and festive KSP Christmas Decal ‘Snowfall’ Porcelain Mugs. These festive mugs come as a set of 4. They are perfect for a hot drink on a cold winter day. Also available in a variety of prints.
One of my favourite gifts to make and give during the holidays (especially for teachers) is a KSP Christmas Decal Porcelain Mug filled with homemade holiday cookies. I place it on a KSP Christmas Hardboard ‘Glitter’ Coaster and wrap it in a festive tea towel like this one from Kitchen Stuff Plus. The total cost of the gift is approximately $10 and every item can be used and enjoyed.
* Note: each item comes in a set of 3 to 4 so you can make a total of 3 to 4 gifts for a total of $40
Jenny recently moved from Toronto to a Country House in Meaford, Ontario with her husband and two children. She is the founder of Little Love Lifestyle, a fun and easy lifestyle blog for mamas, featuring family recipes, kid’s lunch ideas, casual mom style, and relaxed country living decor.
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