It’s true, I’m one of those people who can’t handle the stress of finding a present even the month before Christmas.
I take pride in matching a great present to the right person. And at least 2-3 presents will be something crafty that I make.
On the other hand, you get someone like Cameron, who used to proudly stroll through Walmart on the 23rd, snapping up anything remotely resembling a present. They were usually those sausage-and-crackers kits or the knock-off chocolates that have a bow on it.
Then Amazon Prime came along and saved his life.
He claims he’s finished this year’s shopping, too (if you can count clicking on someone’s wish list “shopping”). I’m just hoping it’s not one of those I’m-buying-this-for-you-but-it’s-really-for-me presents like Godzilla on blu-ray or something. I am grateful though I don’t have to buy my own presents cause that’s just lame!
Now, we probably do more shopping on Amazon than real-life shopping. Having your credit card and mailing address saved makes for a dangerous shopping combo, but at least it’s convenient and FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime you are seriously missing out. It took me a long time to get Amazon Prime and now I don’t know what I would do without it … I’m addicted. It’s all my mother-in-law’s fault that I became an Amazonian.
We ship stuff like toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, diapers, and even rice to our house. Why go to the store when there’s so much Netflixing to do?
And you can shop late at night when you can’t sleep, like me.
Anyway, Christmas shopping on Amazon is the greatest thing of all time forever. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for your foodie friends… or for yourself!
Popcorn’s probably my favorite snack, plus Cameron hates theater popcorn!
Grab this popper (super easy and cheap), plus a bag of the organic stuff (most corn is GMO) for a healthy gift. Tell them if they’re not going to use real butter that they have to return it. #notreallybutreally
These cool gizmos make it so you can spray olive oil to grease your pans instead of non-stick spray like Pam that’s more chemical than food.
You fill them with olive oil, pump them about 10 times (super quick) and spray pans or sheets with it!
In my experience, they’re not super high quality, but they’re cheap and work well enough. Plus they have different colors to choose from.
Ok, so this is would be for a REALLY good friend, or you’re just completely loaded and buy awesome presents for everyone you know (can we be friends please?).
We make our ice cream from scratch and this trusty appliance has worked well for us. It’s a little small, but it’s cheaper than many other ones we’ve found. Plus it’s red, which makes Cameron way happier than it should.
For $25, you can get a heavy cast-iron tortilla press that works pretty darn well. Don’t settle for those cheapo ones because they’re not heavy enough to get the tortilla flat enough.
If you’re buying a gift, at least get the version the recipient would want!
Bonus points if you teach them to make tortillas with homemade sourdough or organic field corn (we’ll have recipes on those soon!).
The next “big” purchase we’re making is going to be a 2 gallon Berkey water filter. The Berkey filters our fluoride and coloring and filtered water tastes good too.
However, it’s hard to drop $300 on something that boring… even for a real food blogger.
But still … it’s good for you.
The next best thing: drop $20 on this water bottle that filters for you on the go. It filters out most of the harmful stuff you find in your tap water and you rarely have to change the filter on it. Perfect for your health-conscious friends.