On Monday, I was listening to Christmas music on the radio, and the announcer said that two weeks before Christmas was his cutoff date for online ordering. He doesn’t order any gifts online after that date.
“Amateur,” I thought. “Clearly you don’t have Amazon Prime.”
Here are some quick and easy gift ideas for almost any diet that Alisa and I put together. It’s for those of you who are still placing orders until 72 hours before Christmas. You are my people.
For the Avid Home Chef or Baker
Scott gave me these Spring Chef Heavy Duty Measuring Spoons last Christmas, and I love them. Looove them. I use them every day. They are sturdy and don’t bend like thin metal spoons or break like plastic ones. They are the perfect shape for scooping spices out of narrow jars, and they include a 3/4 teaspoon and a 1/8 teaspoon. I notice that they’ve added metric measurements to each spoon since I received mine, which is a nice touch.
From Alisa, “I love using silicone for both baking and no-bake recipes. It avoid sticking and is fun to work with. However, the pans can be flimsy to handle. This Boxiki Kitchen Silicone Baking Molds Set solves that problem with a metal frame. Love that it’s also BPA-free and can go from freezer, to oven, to dishwasher.”
I received this Cuisipro Surface Glide Zester for my birthday, after our old one bit the dust. It is a nice width and very sharp. My favorite part is the safety cover. You can snap it onto the back of the grater when you are grating an ingredient, and it doubles as a measuring device!
My brother-in-law gave this SunrisePro Knife Sharpener to Scott last year for his birthday, and Scott promptly bought two more for Christmas gifts. My mom is giving one to each of her male relatives this year (Shh!). It’s small, portable, and works better than the fancier sharpeners our family owns.
For Mylk Mavens
Alisa says, “a Pro Quality Nut Milk Bag is one of those things you didn’t know you needed, but then can’t live without. This simple mesh bag makes creamy homemade dairy-free milk beverages a breeze and also works for homemade vegan cheese! Package it with Mylk Grade Cashews or Almonds and they’ll be ready to blend. If they can’t do nuts, Hemp Hearts make great dairy-free milk beverage, too.”
For Small Appliance Fanatics
I don’t own an Instant Pot, but if you are looking for a big ticket item for someone, this seems to be the must-have gift this year. My sister has one and it has replaced several appliances in her kitchen with this one tool. The larger Instant Pots are sold out almost everywhere. You can still get the 3 Quart, or pick another quality brand, like the COSORI 6 Quart Multi-Cooker or the value-oriented Crockpot Multi-Cooker. And to help them use it, order the The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot.
Alisa says, “If they’re into healthy cooking, Air Fryers are also on trend right now. The Secura Air Fryer is a great full-size model for families, and the Gourmia Digital Air Fryer is the perfect smaller option for single-person households. And to go with it, you can get The Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook.”
For Dairy-Free Food Lovers
Alisa says, “specialty food is one of my favorite gifts to receive. It’s fun to trial out dairy-free treats that I might now buy for myself. One giftable goody that you can get on Amazon Prime is the Peanut Butter & Co Best Seller Collection. It’s kosher parve and vegan, but includes their popular White Chocolate Wonderful and Chocolate Dreams flavors.
Your caffeinated friends and family will be elated to try Coconut Cloud Creamer. It’s shelf-stable and completely dairy-free, and it comes in Original, Vanilla, Spiced Turmeric Ginger, Matcha Green Tea, and Single Serve Packets!
Anyone with a sweet tooth will be delighted by this selection of Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels. They’re creamy, chewy, surprisingly vegan, and still available via Amazon Prime. And Enjoy Life’s Soft-Baked Cookie Collection is simply irresistible. No one will guess that these unique treats are gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly.”
And of course you can always get Alisa’s new full-color cookbook, Eat Dairy Free, for people on your gift list!