Coley's Favorite Things: 2023 Gift Guide

Holiday shopping can be brutal, but I'm here to help make it a little bit easier!

A close up of a dog in front of a Christmas tree.

Like many others, I too am frustrated by the commercialism of the holidays. But the fact is that it's not going away, and we all encounter situations where we need to give a gift.

My intention with this gift guide is not to encourage more unnecessary consumerism, but to help you select gifts that are useful and of value, not just another tchotchke that's going to end up in a landfill.

All of these products are things I currently own and use and are not sponsored in any way. That said, I do receive a small affiliate commission from anything purchased on Amazon. I appreciate your support whether you choose to shop through my links or not.

I'm confident you'll find something here for just about everyone on your list. So fix yourself a hot toddy, cozy up on the couch and get ready to click "add to cart."

Gifts for the home chef

Here are my top picks for cooking tools and utensils that are ideal for anyone that's just getting started with cooking or stocking a new kitchen. Nothing wrong with a practical gift!

For more established cooks, stay away from cooking tools so you don't give them something they already have. Here are my picks for what to get instead.

  • Nice serveware, like a handmade platter, serving bowl, or serving utensils. I love these wooden serving spoons, this ceramic serving bowl and this Himalayan salt block.
  • A cute apron or table linens are always well received. I love these Japanese style aprons and these linen napkins.

What's a gift guide without a shameless plug for my book, The Art of the Smoothie Bowl? Perfect for anyone embarking on a January health kick!

Gifts that are just plain great

One of the best and least expensive gifts you can give is anything you make yourself. Homemade salted caramels and homemade vanilla extract are both great ideas! I also love making personalized playlists for friends just like I used to make mix tapes and CD's back in the day.

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Stocking Stuffers

I hope this gift guide gave you plenty of inspiration. Happy gifting!

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