Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Part 1 - {and a GIVEAWAY}

In less than a month we will be celebrating Christmas, in my house, and we will visit my family in Québec. I am always looking for gift ideas during the holiday season. You should start shopping now.


Here's my Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Part 1.

GIFT BASKETS:
I love gift baskets and Costco always have a great variety. As a chocoholic I especially like this Lindt Planter Gift Basket, it retails for $39.99.

Linkt Planter Gift Basket


For your coffee lovers friends, buy this Starbucks Gift Basket. A beautiful metal weave basket holds: Starbucks medium breakfast blend & dark Verona blend coffee in box, Starbucks hot cocoa peppermint and double chocolate in box. It retails for $56.99 at Costco.

Starbucks Gift Basket
BEER:
We discovered Beau's All Natural beer couple years ago. We have been big fans of this company since then. They are from Vankleek Hill, Ontario. They use the best ingredients and they brew world-class beer. You can buy directly from them or at the LCBO. I like to offer their mix packs during the Holidays. This one features four beers of 600 ml each: Matt's Sleepy Time, Fous Alliés, Patio Season and Scremin' Beaver. One pack retails for $26.00.

Beau's Beer 

MAGAZINE:
I subscribe to Ricardo's magazine and I love it. I have been making Ricardo's recipe for years and they are always delicious. This Grilled Chicken with Celery and Coconut Gremolata was a success in the house. One year's subscription of Ricardo's magazine is $29.99. 

Ricardo Magazine


COOKBOOKS:
I collect cookbooks and just bought La mijoteuse 2 (in French) from Ricardo. This is is second slow cooker cookbook and I have not made any of the recipes yet but I've bookmarked a lot. I found my copy at Costco.

Ricardo La Mijoteuse 2

KITCHEN:
We all know that we indulge during the Holidays and that we like to start January by eating right and trying to exercise. One product that has helped me stay on track this year has been the Hamilton Beach Low Speed Juice Extractor. I can't tell you how delicious fresh juices are. Recently I hosted my family and we started brunch with fresh orange juice. Please read my review and try my Beet, Carrot and Apple Juice. 

Hamilton Beach Low Speed Juice Extractor

I don't skip breakfast, never. When I get up I'm so hungry that I eat before I take my shower. After I drink my fresh juice I like to eat toasts, most mornings. I leave my toaster, on the counter, and like when it looks stylish like this Hamilton Beach 2 Slice Warm Mode Toaster with Retractable Cord. If you are looking at buying a new toaster you should look into buying this one. Or maybe you have a son/daughter that is going to College or University, they would appreciate this gift. The slots are large enough for bagels, it has a warm mode and defrost. And the price is right, it retails at $34.99.




GIVEAWAY: And great news for my readers, courtesy of Hamilton Beach Canada, one lucky person will win one Hamilton Beach 2 Slice Warm Mode Toaster with Retractable Cord. Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!





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  1. des cartes-cadeaux, c'est pratique et ça fait toujours plaisir! :)

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  2. I would add a cookie/biscuit basket, a jams and jellies basket

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  3. I would add a Hamilton Beach Food Processor to my list!

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  4. I would add the Beau's gift pack for sure!

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  5. For a real treat, I'd add a KitchenAid Artisan Stand mixer. to the gift guide. For those generous types with deep pockets.

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  6. I would add a gift basket full of chocolate similar to your picture above. yum yum.

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  7. Moi aussi j'adore tout Ricardo:) Et 3 fois par jour..et Josée..nous sommes choyés!
    J'ai commencé quelques petits préparatifs Ricardo..:)

    I habe bought Beau's at the LCBO..for my son-in-laws stockings..it is well liked!
    And I bought a Costco Gift basket for my hairdresser:) Along w/ a few other things..so we are on the same page!

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  8. Books are always a good addition to a Holiday Gift Guide.

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  9. Une cravate?? lol Un escapade ou un forfait!

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  10. I would add gift cards..they are always welcomed

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  11. I would add a gift basket with a selection of different flavored hot chocolate.

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  12. I would add a Netflix giftcard and a hummus prize pack :)

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  13. I would add the Hamilton Beach HealthSmart Indoor/Outdoor grill

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  14. I would add some KitchenAid stand mixer attachments....mama needs a pasta maker! :)

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  15. Books. Over the winter I read so much. Always top of my list!

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  16. I would add the Starbucks gift basket to my list

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  17. I would add the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Wrap maker!

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  18. I would add a Gift basket from The Body Shop.
    Florence C

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  19. I would add a single serve coffee maker to my wish list.

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  20. I THINK IT WOULD BE THE Low Speed Juice Extractor.

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  21. I would definitely add Lindt, a Rocky Mountain apple, new Skechers and the Hamilton Beach 1.2 Litre Double Walled Cool Touch Kettle

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  22. I would add the Lindor Chocolate Gift baseket

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  23. I would add books and more books, it's all that is on my wish list

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  24. I would add more chocolate to my gift basket!

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  25. I would add gift cards as they are so convenient.

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  26. I would add aa candy chocolate goodies basket. Patricia R.

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  27. Giftcards are always great!

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  28. I would add some coffee mugs and coffee pods.

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  29. I would add a home pedicure and manicure kit, some music.

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  30. I would add some quirky kitchen supplies, like the Nessie soup ladle.

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  31. I would add a mini ipad, so that I could read your recipes in my kitchen

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  32. We just got a Hamilton Beach Rice Cooker/Steamer and I don't know how I've been living without one. As far as kitchen appliances go, this one is a great gift for anyone who is trying to eat healthier!

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  33. I would have to say crystal earrings for sure - shaunie

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  34. I would add a MacBook Pro and that awesome Lindt Planter Gift Basket!

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  35. I would add a coffee maker to my list. (Judy Cowan)

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  36. I would add the new breakfast wrap maker from Hamilton Beech :)

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  37. Some goodies for the furbabies in our lives.

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  38. I would add a new purse or bag!

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  39. I would add a gift basket with lots of yummy goodies!

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  40. It would be great to win a Hamilton Beach 2 Slice Warm Mode Toaster.
    In response to your question of
    What would you add to your Holiday Gift Guide?
    I would add some Movies and a Coffee Maker.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  41. Books, books..and maybe some more books!

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  42. I would definitely add the gift baskets.

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  43. I think that beer will do just fine in my gift guide. The wife can have the juice extractor.

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  44. Magazine subscriptions, pay for lessons for a budding muscian, swimming lessons.

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  45. Lindt Planter Gift Basket

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  46. Anything made by HAMILTON BEACH as I need them all!

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  47. woudl add Hamilton Beach 1.2 Litre Double Walled Cool Touch Kettle

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  48. i would include some funky slippers, organic bath supplies and pajamas...a few books on the best seller list...a housecoat perhaps some expensive chocolates

    thats how i see my xmas day to be honest...

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  49. I would add a crock pot to my gift guide. I think a crock pot is an amazing kitchen appliance and would make an excellent gift for anyone who doesn't have one yet!

    - Amber Y

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  50. If I could pick anything it would be a new laptop.

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  51. I would add a Starbucks Coffee Gift Basket.

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  52. Gift certificates are always great to win!

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  53. I'd add a new smartphone. Mine' sstarting to lag...

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  54. I would add something that encourages more time with family and friends like a board game or a movie gift certificates.

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  55. Gift baskets are always a great choice for giving; but if someone were looking for a gift for me I'd love the Hamilton Beach four slice toaster!

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  56. I would add a smart phone to my wishlist, I do really need one !

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  57. I love the idea of making wine to give to people. My family has alot of wineos!

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  58. I would add wine or perhaps a wine making kit.

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  59. That Starbucks gift basket looks great. I'm hoping for a good new blender :)

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  60. I would add the Lindt Planter Gift basket.

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  61. I would add a food dehydrator to my Gift Guide. Yum...I love the Lindt Planter Gift Basket from Costco!

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  62. Coffee, chocolate, makeup and a hand mixer thanks so much ♥

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  63. id add this toaster! and ive always secretly wanted a breakfast sandwich maker

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  64. I would add a coffee maker to my gift guide

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  65. I'm due to change all my appliances so anything from toaster to microwave would be on my list!

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  66. I definitely am in need of some kitchen appliances.especially a toaster!

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  67. I would like to add some coffee and chocolate.

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  68. Robot Culinaire Cuisinart

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  69. a new vaccuum!

    my rafflecopter name is aarone mawdsley

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  70. i would add 2 of my fave things wine and chocolate

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  71. I would add anything with chocolate in it. That is always a hit around these parts.

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  72. I would add gift baskets - either chocolate or beauty/body products.

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  73. I would add a cell phone.

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  74. I would add a Dyson vacuum, and a gift basket of cosmetics

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  75. A Miele vacuum! Ours just broke...so that'd be on mine for sure!
    @happygoluckyca

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  76. I would add a gift card and a bag of coffee beans.

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  77. I would add chocolate to my list. Never enough chocolate! :o)

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  78. I would add some big mugs for tea :) and maybe a new kettle too

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  79. Either a Laptop or new winter tires for the car. :D

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  80. I would add toys for my grandchildren! Thanks very much!

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  81. I would like a Basket of Spa items to Pamper myself

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  82. I would add a small gift card to the baskets!!!I think it would be nice if the person had a choice to go out an buy their favorite flavors.

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  83. I would add a gift card and then we could buy more of our favorites!

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  84. I would add a juicer to that list! I am wanting a new one for myself :)

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  85. Would have liked a new laptop, but it was a good Christmas.

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  86. Chocolates, homemade cookies and jam.

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  87. Some homemade baked goods and preserves.

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  88. I would add books and a coffee gift basket.

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  89. Beau's Beer would be a good choice for my husband. slhaydon@Hotmail.com

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