Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Part 1

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 - Part 1:


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.

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

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 




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.




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