I fell in love with Search and Rescue Denim aprons last year and already had them bookmarked for my gift guide this year when they reached out and offered to make me one (yay!). They’re handmade in Vancouver, and are so sexy and sturdy and functional. Aprons can be nabbed online or in store, OR you can design your custom dream apron online. Cutoff for delivery in Canada is December 12th, so hop to it.
I’ve been meaning to buy some since last year. It’s happening. My good friend Marnie (a chef) loves them and her tip is to never use soap as it’ll dissolve the beeswax. Hot water only.
I got the kids a couple of cheaper ones at IKEA but the pieces all come out and it’s such a headache to find them all in the morning. I’m investing in three of these Stainless Steel Bentos that I fully expect to last a lifetime.
My new favourite stand mixer attachment. I keep it permanently attached. It weighs ingredients right on the machine and sifts them together as it funnels them neatly into the mixer bowl. You can remove the scale to use it on its own, too!
My sister bought me some cloth snack and sandwich bags and I love them.
A book that delivers on its promise. Easy, unfussy weeknight meals and excellent tips for reducing kitchen chaos.
The most adorable cakes you’ve ever seen. I own the book and it lives on my coffee table. I haven’t personally made any but I’ve seen pics from my own non-baking friends who’ve made them, so I know that anyone can really make these beauties.
Another coffee table book, and I love it. The two authors travelled across Canada seeking the stories and recipes of locals from every corner of our country. The tidbits from my own home province really tugged my heartstrings. I love this snapshot of Canadian food culture as the era of Pinterest threatens to melt everything into one (delicious, but decidedly nondistinct) mishmash.
I’m sorry if this one is boring but I want some and I think they’d make a good stocking stuffer for you, too. The list skews a bit toward a sustainability theme. I’m trying to replace single-use disposable products and reduce reliance on plastic.
NOT PICTURED BUT AWESOME: subscriptions boxes.
- Offer a wine club membership (I was gifted Red Rooster‘s last year and it was such a joy.)
- Meatme: I love this Vancouver-based meat delivery service offering beautiful-quality, ethically-raised meats. I’ve ordered all my holiday roasts from there and stocked up on my staples. They offer subscription boxes (and also gift cards).
- Coffee of the Month: I love this idea. I want to try The Roasters Pack.