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Holiday Gift Ideas 2016

I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again. I decided to start Holiday gift shopping as soon as possible this year and spent the weekend finding fabulous and affordable gifts that I’m going to get my friends this season. I’ve gathered all my ideas and put together a list of my favorite Holiday Gift Ideas 2016.

1) Bombas Ski and Snowboard Socks

If you’ve never heard of Bombas, take note. Bombas is all about comfortable socks and paying it forward. For every pair of socks purchased, a pair is donated.  Cool, right? They also have an awesome ‘happiness guaranteed’ return policy. I’m in love with these ski and snowboard socks designed by Olympic Gold Medal snowboarder Hannah Teter. They are midweight performance socks made with high-grade merino wool. Buy a pair for your best girlfriend and while you’re at it, pick up one for yourself.

2) J.Jill Textured Wrap Scarf

092761_essThis lightweight fashionable scarf comes in 3 colors to choose from and is sold online at J.Jill. With chunky stitching and an oh so soft texture this scarf will keep you cozy through the winter months.




3) Kate Spade Thermal Mug

Save some paper cups this season and buy your friends this gold stripe thermal mug from Kate Spade. Made with  BPA-, phthalate-, and lead-free construction, this beautiful mug allows you to sip and savor safely. I love that the lid has an open/close feature!



4) Escali Primo Digital Kitchen Scale

I think these scales are the most reliable, economical kitchen scales around. I use them at my bakery as well as at the beach loft. They come in a variety of colors and are readily available on




5) Voluspa Spruce Cuttings Candle

This is one of my favorite candles to burn over the Holidays. I love the Spruce Cuttings scent and the two wicks. Not only is it pleasant, but it really permeates nicely throughout my loft.


6) Beach House Brunch cookbook

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Well of course I had to recommend my cookbook Beach House Brunch! It’s perfect for anytime of the year – whether you’re dreaming of warmer weather or wanting to bake up brunch favorites like Italian Sausage Casserole, Blueberry Pancakes, Omelets, and Cranbery Walnut French Toast. Purchase my book on Amazon.

Oh and while you’re on Amazon, pre-order my third cookbook Farm to Table Desserts!


7) Ellie Alexander’s Caught Bread Handed

I recently came across this fantastic bakeshop mystery series by author Ellie Alexander.  Ellie currently has four titles out, Meet Your Baker, A Batter of Life and Death, On Thin Icing, Caught Bread Handed, and soon to be a fifth with Fudge and Jury (January 3, 2017). The story’s protagonist is Baker Jules Capshaw. Looking for some reprieve from a busy career as a cruise ship pastry chef, Jules retreats to her hometown of Ashland, Oregon to help out at her mother’s bakery Torte. But her dream of peace and quiet quickly dissipates into a cloud of murder, mystery, drama and love.


8) Chewbacca Slippers with Sound

Okay, okay, I know this one’s a bit silly but gosh it’s fun. These Chewbacca slippers emit two different Wookiee roars when you walk. Stay warm and entertain your friends and family at the same time! These are available on



9) Alex and Ani Personalized Charm Initial Bracelet

These personalized charm bracelets make such a nice gift because of their distinctive quality.  Offered by Alex and Ani, they are available in gold or silver finishes. The charms are stamped with script lettering giving the bracelet an elegant, timeless look.



10) Holiday Gingerbread Leggings by ModCloth


One of my favorite online clothing shops is ModCloth. I’m a big fan of all their clothes, but especially their leggings. These Holiday leggings have super cute gingerbread printed on them making them perfect Christmas morning attire. Your friends will love them!




Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Gift Ideas under $25

Every year, I find myself frantically searching the internet to try and find last minute, affordable yet fabulous holiday gifts for my friends and family. I figure I must not be the only person who faces this Herculean task so I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite Holiday Gift Ideas under $25.

1) Sees ‘Holiday Fancy’ Chocolate Box


Oh how I love chocolate and Sees never disappoints. I sample many     brands of chocolates, and I always come back to California’s own Sees Candies. Their Holiday Fancy box is an assortment of fruit and chocolate truffles and brittles. And since it comes in a decorative box no wrapping required.



2) BP Popcorn Stich Infinity Scarf


This lightweight fashionable scarf comes in 3 colors to choose from and is sold at Nordstroms Juniors. With chunky stitching and an oh so soft texture this scarf will keep you cozy through the winter months.



3) Personalized Bamboo Bar Board

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This is one of my favorite gifts. The personalization makes it look like you made that extra effort and who doesn’t like that? Find this gift on




4) Paddywax Apothecary Candles



Based in Nashville, Paddywax specializes in hand poured, fragrance-infused, soy wax blended candles. I love their Apothecary line consisting of old world apothecary bottles in deep amber. The Verbena & Eucalyptus is my favorite. And at $19 a piece these candles are a steal.




5) Kuhn Rikon Small Santokus

santokusHigh carbon Japanese steel makes these knives perfect for slicing, mincing and dicing. The various colors avoid cross contamination and an ergonomic handle design makes prep work a breeze. The knives come with matching sheaths that help keep blades sharp. You can find these awesome knives at Sur La Table.


6) Beach House Baking bake book

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Well of course I had to recommend my book Beach House Baking! It’s perfect for anytime of the year – whether you’re dreaming of warmer weather or wanting to bake up winter favorites like apple cider donuts, apple pear ginger pie and s’mores cupcakes. Purchase my book on Amazon.



Happy Shopping!


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