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9 Great Gifts for Foodies

This AWESOME iPad stand inspired me to put together a little Holiday Gift Guide. I hope you find something for yourself or your favorite foodie.

SWIVEL Kitchen iPad Stand     $36.95


SWIVEL Kitchen iPad Stand

My tech-genius hubby (you know… Sam, of Sam & Company) researched this before getting it for me, (we also tried two others) and I LOVE it!

  • it rotates
  • you can purchase extra bases and then move the stand around the kitchen (or remove it when not using it)
  • looks way-cool in your kitchen
  • also works as a cookbook stand!


Check out The SWIVEL Kitchen iPad Rack / Stand / Holder for all 7  – 10 inch tablets, e-readers and smartphones on Amazon >>


Minion Baker     $16.48


Minion Baker from Despicable Me 2

Great stocking stuffer for any-aged Despicable Me 2 fan! Mine sits on my kitchen window and it makes me smile.


See the cute little Minion Baker on Amazon >>


Sunbeam Cupcake Maker     $40

Sunbeam Cupcake Maker

My hubby got us this last Hanukkah and it has become a favorite in this house! Great for summer cupcakes because no need to turn the oven on! Your littles will love it!


Check out the Sunbeam Cupcake Maker on Amazon >>


Trader Joe’s Swag Bag     $6.99

Large Insulated Bag from Trader Joes

Stuff a super-cool (cool… get it?) TJ’s Insulated Bag with your favorite goodies. Your friends will love the personal touch.

Some of my favs: Coconut Oil Spray (Fab on popcorn!), Trader Joe’s Seriously Stuffed Peppers with Olives, Capers and Garlic, TJ’s Everyday Seasoning, Dried Persimmons, Smoked Trout, Menage A Trois Wine

Favs from peeps who posted on my Facebook page (thanks y’all for writing in!): fig butter, pumpkin coffee, mini gingerbread men (check OrnaBakes on Facebook for more ideas)

Check my Trader Joe’s Shopping List for even more ideas >>


 Post pics of your customized gift bags on my OrnaBakes Facebook page!


Oxo Cookie Jar filled with homemade cookies     $16.99

Oxo Cookie Jar with Crunchies from OrnaBakes

Try my South African “Crunchies” (oatmeal-coconut-squares-of-goodness) My most popular recipe—now shared 726 times on Facebook. (Thank you peeps!)

But this awesome jar will keep any cookies fresh. Wrap it up in a bow and you’re done!


Check out the Oxo Cookie Jar on Amazon >>


Dutch Oven (Enameled Cast Iron Pot)

Vegetable Soup in Yellow Le Creuset Dutch Oven

My favorite pot to cook in. I started with a 5.5 QT red beauty, and just got this yellow 9 QT LeCreuset on sale from Sur La Table.

Look around for deals. This is a great time to invest in one—trust me, it will bring you joy! Heats evenly and goes from stove to oven to table. Fab for making stews, soups, braises—you name it.


Take a look at the different shapes, sizes and colors of Le Creuset Dutch Ovens on Amazon before shopping around >>


KitchenAid 3-speed Hand Blender

$39.99 at Costco

KitchenAid Hand Blender at Costco

Make pureed veggie soup in a snap—so much easier than cleaning a food processor or blender!


If you wanna get more fancy, This KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender got excellent reviews. It has a whisk, milk frother and other attachments >>


The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook

Complete Americas Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook

Wonderful encyclopedia of cooking for a beginner. Love the detail and pics. Makes for a great wedding gift too.


$34.75 on Amazon >>

Or $19.99 on (plus shipping and handling) >>


Gourmet Blends Balsamic Vinegars

$75 for the Gourmet Sampler Pack

Gourmet Blends Sampler Pack

These are fab for a foodie who has everything. Our favs are the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and the Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar. I discovered them at the Calabasas Farmer’s Market (thanks to my friend, Sloane) and they literally changed my dinner for life. They’re a bit pricy but SO worth it. Produced in Modena, Italy, they’re more like a balsamic reduction—so all you need is a drizzle of this and some EVOO (I like Trader Giotto’s Sicilian Olive Oil) on your nightly salad and you’ll be in salad-bliss.


They’re offering OrnaBakes customers a special PROMO:
With a $30 purchase receive 50% off on their Asian, Sun Dried Tomato, Chipotle and Gourmet Dipping Oils
In your cart type in this discount code: dippingoil
*Offer ends December 15, 2014



My advice to you is to discreetly forward this email to your hubby highlighting the items you’d like for the Holidays! (wink) And please forward it to your foodie friends!


Have a happy and healthy holiday season from our family to yours.



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