If you’re like me, there are always loose ends to tie up right before Christmas comes. This includes finding just one or two more gifts for someone on my list. Thanks to online shopping, it’s easier than ever to find something very unique. Here are a few gift ideas for all ages, with a focus on new and unexpected things!
Steeped Coffee: Coffee lovers often receive the same gifts year after year – like mugs and bags of specialty coffee. How about gifting something different this year, like Steeped Single-Serve Coffee? No need to turn on your coffee maker, get out the French press or throw a lot of money at a Keurig and k-cups. This California roaster offers delicious, specialty coffees in convenient single-serve bags. All you need is hot water and a mug! Treat the coffee lover in your life to an assortment of brews including Sunrise Blend (light roast), California Blend (medium roast), Odyssey Blend (dark roast), Driftwood Blend (French roast) and Eventide Decaf. You can read my full review here! Available at SteepedCoffee.com with free shipping over $40.
Sitka Salmon: How about a gift that can be enjoyed now…or later? And it won’t clutter up your home. Sitka Salmon Shares delivers premium, sustainable, wild Alaskan seafood from the fishermen directly to your doorstep! Originally from Mississippi, my husband and I definitely know what good, fresh seafood tastes like, but here in the Midwest that’s hard to come by. We were both blown away by the taste of Sitka. It’s processed and frozen at peak freshness. I battered and fried the cod; Jeremiah prepared the salmon on his griddle with a honey and pepper glaze. Both were outstanding!!
While enjoying great taste is reward enough, you can feel good knowing that Sitka is committed to sustainable livelihoods and sustainable fishing. Their fishermen receive an average of 20-30% more for their harvest, which can equate to $10,000 extra income in a given season! And by freezing, barging and trucking their product, 97% less CO2 is produced as opposed to flown-fresh fish. The cherry on top is that 1% of Sitka revenue is given to worthy environmental non-profits and charities.
Holiday Boxes and Holiday Feasts are available for purchase right now! You can be assured of quick and reliable delivery via FedEx. Would you like to try some of their wild-caught seafood? Sitka has an exclusive discount, just for Zephyr Hill Blog readers: use code SITKA25 to get $25 off any 2020 Seafood Share. Place your order now for Christmas or the New Year!
Secret Treasures Super Minky Robe – I bought one for my teenage daughter and one for myself, so I can personally attest to the wonderful fit and feel of this plush bathrobe. There are 8 different colors to choose from, with a beautiful contrasting trim shawl color, and two side pockets. This robe runs very true to size and has just been marked down to $14.99 at Walmart.com! Plus, you’ll get FREE shipping and 2-day FedEx delivery on orders over $35. (Lucky you – I paid full price for mine last month.)
The Wine Country Table: More than just a cookbook, Wine Country Table (352 pages, hardback, 2019 by Janet Fletcher) takes readers on a wine country road trip of California, the leading wine and food destination in the U.S. It also provides suggested sustainable wine pairings to bring out the best in each dish, so it’s sure to please everyone from new beginners to advanced wine lovers. You’ll find 50 recipes paired with engaging stories of California’s diverse wine regions and the seasonal spirit that powers its agricultural and cultural products. The farm and food photography in this book is stunning!
Want a taste of what’s inside? How about Golden State Granola for breakfast or Frittata with Broccoli Rabe for lunch? Dinner could be anything from Lamb Meatballs with Artichokes and Olives to Vietnamese Chicken Pho. There’s a plethora of hearty vegetarian options like Polenta with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Teleme Cheese. For a unique, California-inspired dessert, try Almond, Orange, and Olive Oil Cake.
I love a cookbook that’s more than a cookbook, and Wine Country Table delivers, with vineyard spotlights, fascinating wine trivia, and tips for storing and cooking fresh, seasonal produce.
You can purchase this gorgeous cookbook in time for Christmas on Amazon for under $30 with free shipping.
Christmas Storybooks from Zonderkidz: From the nationally-renowned Christian publisher comes an assortment of beautiful Christmas stories to adorn your family’s library. From tales that emphasize the true meaning of Christmas to whimsical board books about busy Santa’s workshop, Zonderkidz has an amazing selection and content you can trust. There are hundreds of Zonderkidz titles available on Amazon, starting at just $3.99 each!
Moving Creations with K’Nex: Many Christmas toys are quickly forgotten as the New Year rolls in, but not a well-thought-out gift like Moving Creations with k’nex. Leading developer of classroom learning tools, hand2mind, is getting ready for back to school in a big way! For the first time, they are leveraging the building fun of k’nex® to create the ultimate STEM play set, Moving Creations with k’nex.
Just released this August for ages 8 to 14, Moving Creations with k’nex® comes with nine builds that encourage kids to embrace their inner engineer and develop their STEM skills. As they play, they’ll come across step-by-step instructions, fun facts, two “think bigger” challenges and 18 experiments for a total of 27 exciting activities. You can see the air-powered catapult that Samuel built below! Retail $39.99
CarSeat CoPilot Alert System: I wish someone had gifted this to me years ago! It will put any parent’s mind at ease, especially with the news reports that circulate every summer and winter about young children being accidentally left alone in extremely hot or cold vehicles.
This simple sensor clips to the straps of your existing infant car seat and sends a signal to a key fob alarm that reminds you if you happen to walk away from a vehicle without your baby. It’s an easy-to-install solution to help prevent a tragedy. Give the gift of SAFETY to a new parent on your list this Christmas! You can purchase the CoPilot Automatic Alert System for $44.99 at American Home Safety Products and get 10% off with code CYBER10.
The Knit Collection from Feltman Brothers: Give the gift of classic style with a modern twist from the soft and stylish ribbed knit collection at Feltman Brothers. This heirloom quality line includes hats, sweaters, rompers and outfit sets. Perfect for holiday photos, special occasions and everyday comfort and coziness all winter long, this collection is available in four soft colors: Coral Rose, French Blue, Ivory and Soft Gray, and is available in sizes 3 months to 4T.
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Reusable Bags don’t have to be boring. In fact, one of my favorite things to do is shop for washable bags and totes at Nicki’s, where I can get free shipping over $10 and a HUGE selection of styles, prints and colors. They make wonderful gifts any time of the year, but Christmas is especially ideal because reusable bags make shopping fun and waste-free!
Here’s what you can find at Nicki’s:
- Planet Wise snack and sandwich bags, starting at just $3.48!
- Planet Wise shopping totes, for only $4.99 with any purchase!
- Imagine and Nicki’s brand wet/dry bags (great for clothes, cosmetics, crafting supplies, etc.), starting at $12.99
Mini Board Books from Clever Publishing: Add to your baby’s library with this ingenious set of board books; there are eight of them nestled inside the sturdy case! Choose from Clever Baby and Animal World, both available with free Prime shipping on Amazon.
This post is a collaboration with multiple sponsors who sent samples for consideration.