Okay Gals, not that I actually know every item that you would put on your Christmas List, but I took a chance that you and I probably like many of the same kitchen goodies and came up with a list for you to give to your husband or anyone else who might be desperate to buy you something. To make sure he sees this post, conveniently leave it up on the screen and put your laptop in his favorite chair. Or you can just print out the post and circle your favorite choices in bright red lipstick. I’m sorry that I am not at all into bling or fru-fru, so if you want any of those things, you’ll have to tell him yourself. However, if you’re looking to bake or cook or watch wheat turn into flour, I’ve got you covered…
Dear Heavenly Homemakers Husbands,
I’m glad you are so eager to make your wife happy on Christmas morning. I’m pretty sure she would love many of these great items to make her cooking and baking experience wonderful. Now of course, you know that if she has some of these great gadgets, you will benefit. Not that you’re buying her these gifts because of selfish reasons. But hey, there is likely to be a chocolate cake or some homemade bread or even a pie in it for you (quite often I would imagine), so I’d say it’s a win-win.
I know you guys aren’t so much into words and details so I’ll work hard to simply state the facts. (Food…good…nice gifts…yah)
First, let’s start with Stoneware. I love stoneware and feel that baking in them creates the best bread and brownies ever. Here are some stone baking pans of choice: Round Pizza Stone; Rectangle Baking Stone Set; Stone Bread Pan. Did you want to see the bread and brownies she can make you with these stones? Yes I thought you did: Bread…Brownies (food…good).
Next, let’s look at some Cast Iron. I like having a big Cast Iron Skillet. Your wife can scramble some mean eggs in a skillet like this, or fry up some good burgers or steaks.
Third, I will show you Stainless Steel Bakeware and Stainless Steel Cookware. Both are among the best quality for your wife to cook with and while they may look a little bit expensive, you should know that they last a million (give or take) times longer than their cheap non-stick counterparts. Plus they’re much safer to cook with and I’m not trying to tug on your heart strings or anything, but I know you do so cherish the health of your beloved.
I can’t leave out Pyrex Dishes. Pyrex Dishes will make your wife’s job of cooking and freezing and reheating leftovers oh so much easier. They are not expensive and they have nice lids that come with them. I like this set and this set and this set and this set. You don’t have to buy them all, but well…you sure could if you wanted to because your wife would find a great use for every single piece.
Don’t get all panicky on me now, but I absolutely have to mention the Grain Mill. I’ve already written you a letter about why you should buy a Grain Mill for your wife, so just head right on over and read all about it. Long story short: good bread, save money, be healthy without knowing it. Oh and also, your wife will flip with joy when she sees it.
Last but not least, I will mention that your wife might enjoy some of our Hand Crocheted Items, which of course you will be willing to use often as you help her clean and wash dishes. Hey, pick out some things that are the same color as your favorite sports team and you’re all set.
Happy Eating Shopping,
Wives, what have I forgotten here? What’s on your Christmas list?
Going to let DH read this and hubby letter. Let your hubby know he may get e-mails from mine or even other wives hubby’s. I just have one hubby~thats plenty :D ! Getting him convinced would be easy if it had something to do with hunting. Blessing’s
Semalee @ Nailing Jello to a Tree says
The Blender you spoke of recently is on my Christmas list! Also a steam mop. I’m blogged my list: http://jellodoesntnail.blogspot.com/2010/11/thoughtful-thursday-my-christmas-list.html and my husband left me a comment at the bottom- y’all should read it and see what I live with LOL ;) He really is a great guy… Very Funny….
hahahaha…You left off that fancy-smanchy Vita Blender :}
And, if you are new to the celiac world…some of these things have to be replaced anyway, so they won’t contaminate your delicious GF food! New cast iron, stone ware, blender…etc! +) Nice post, Laura!
Lindsey @ Enjoying Healthy Foods says
Great HINTS!!! I ask for something KITCHEN/COOKING related every year!!! Who cares about the things you will never use — I am all about practical useful things!!!! :)
I’ve been using my Christmas gift every day for the past 2 weeks and LOVE it…a Vitamixer. I really couldn’t wait. ; )))
I don’t have any cast-iron so a similar skillet is on my list, along with a Dutch oven, a reversible grill/griddle that covers 2 burners, an immersion blender, a non-stick pastry mat, trivets, kitchen towels, 2 more cooling racks, a larger colander, glass mixing bowls or large Pyrex, hot pads, deep bread pans. I might get some of the smallers in my stocking and just one or two of the others. I’d rather have gifts that I use everyday than anything else! Side note: Here’s a stocking solver. One of these blogs had the idea: swap your stocking purchasing with a friend. She buys for your stocking, you buy for hers. Then Christmas morning, you both have surprises, especially when your husband panics and says, “Did we do stockings??” It usually works out that you and your friend spend the same amount and give exactly what the other wants! :-)
What about some canning supplies, like a water bath canner or a pressure canner (not cooker) and some nice canning jars, etc. ?
SLIPPERS! A warm wife is a happy wife! :-)
ps. I got a Bosch Kitchen Machine for Christmas last year as a result of your grain mill post. I already had a grain mill… and well, my husband ROCKS!!! So, THANKS for your post!
[email protected] Baskets for Women says
Whoever said that women didn’t appreciate getting kitchen items as a gift? They get used all the time, so it’s great to get something nice and new.
You know, I really wanted the Pyrex containers, and I am kicking myself for not going to get them on Black Friday. I saw them in an ad, but didn’t do anything about it. I bought new silverware instead:-)
A Kitchen Aid stand mixer! I know, you all already have one, but I don’t and with all the cooking/baking I do, I’ll be using it almost daily!
I got this for Christmas last year! It was a BIG surprise, my hubby is the best! I LOVE IT so much!!!!
I have stainless steel straws and grapefruit spoons on my wishlist! :)
Holly in Virginia says
I love practical gifts! My favorite gift last year was a simple, wooden rolling pin. Oh, I would love a Kitchenaide stand mixer! The professional grade one with the 6 quart mixing bowl. With the grain mill attachment. What luxury! But alas, it is not to be. Not this year. I’ve been making an amazon wish list of little things that I need/want, like a knife sharpening stone, stainless steel colanders, melamine measuring cups and melamine mixing bowls with lids, another 13×9 Pyrex baking dish, and a silpat silicone baking mat.
I did buy the 20 pc Pyrex storage set that was on sale on Black Friday. It was an amazing price and husband has been begging me to get rid of my plastic dishes for a year, he hates taking his leftovers to work in plastic.
This is 2 years later, but did you get your stand mixer? We are going away from electricity so I am selling my Kitchenaide stand mixer and the grain mill attachment. Contact me at trekjunkatlivedotcom. :-)
Anyone have any reccomendations for a tortilla press, waffle iron, and stovetop popcorn popper?
I’m looking at staying away from non-stick and alum.
Holly in Virginia says
I too have been wanting a non-stick waffle iron and your question reminded me to take a look around again. And this time, I actually hit pay dirt! Scroll down for a nice looking cast iron waffle maker made by Rome. http://www.wisementrading.com/outdoorcooking/castiron.htm
Thanks Holly!! That’s what I’m looking for!
I made my own tortilla press this fall using wood. Gave one to my friend too. Google “make own tortilla press” and see what you find. It wasn’t hard to make and kind of fun!
These all look great! We don’t give gifts on Christmas. It’s just not in the budget! Livin’ on love…. ;)
James Baking Pan says
Baking is my wife’s stress reliever. As a gift, I want for her the pyrex dishes and the ever popular stainless steel baking pans because of its benefits. Aside from its durability and quality, it is easy to find, nonreactive, holds up well in very high temperatures, “stainless,” or highly resistant to stains, rust, corrosion and scratching and easy to clean.
I bought my sister stainless steel bakeware as her wedding gift. She is still using it today, close to 30 years later, and she says it looks almost like new – a very good investment.
Personally, I am in love with my stainless steel cookware by Lifetime Stainless. I received mine as a wedding gift almost 29 years ago, and every piece is still in beautiful condition.
Very worthwhile investments.
One of my favorite gifts is new wool socks. My feet are always cold in the winter.
Paula G says
FYI, the link for the Stainless Steel bakeware is broken…
Fixed it – thank you so much for the heads up on that!