In my thrilling ongoing series of Gift Ideas That Hopefully Do Not Both Suck And Blow™, today’s post includes some cool homebody-ish presents I’ve stumbled across lately. Okay, I’m not sure “homebody-ish” is actually 1) appropriate or 2) a real word, but the theme here, loosely, is stuff you can use around the home. And by “you” I mean “someone on your gift list”, don’t go being greedy during the holidays and buying any of these for yourself.
(Actually, maybe you could be a little greedy. I mean, what if no one buys you any of these awesome things? And by the time you decide to make a purchase or two for yourself they are ALL GONE? These are the things that keep me awake at night, people. That and the fact that I hate all the remaining players on Survivor so who should win a million dollars, WHO?)
Diver Cutting Board, $38. What’s that you say? No one you know needs a laser engraved wooden cutting board? Nonsense, you’re just not thinking hard enough.
Martha Stewart Collection 6-Piece Multi-Color Melamine Bowl Set, $30. Everyone from the starving college students to the pampered chefs on your list will appreciate this handy collection of mixing bowls. They’re pretty, they’re super-useful, and hey, they’re Martha-Sanctioned.
Hug Mug, $9. The Max Brenner Hug Mug is a cacao bean shaped mug designed to keep your hands warm while drinking, and I bet it would make a perfect gift when accompanied by some gourmet hot chocolate. (Oh no, just since posting this I see the Hug Mug is GONE! You can still get the Hug Mug for kids, though.)
Baker’s Edge Brownie Pan, $35. Speaking of chocolate, hellooooo BROWNIES. I’ve been hearing great things about this baking pan for a while now, it seems fantastic for anyone who especially likes the crusty parts of foods like brownies, lasagna, breads, etc.
Mini Piles of Paper, $10. What’s this? A luscious little bag of paper scraps? Why yes it is, and who wouldn’t like such a thing? Great gift for crafty types you might know: scrapbookers, homemade card-makers, and any shifty-eyed folk wielding glue guns and X-Acto blades.
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, $19. It’s Amy Sedaris doing an entertainment guide, how could it possibly go wrong? I don’t know why I don’t yet own this myself. In fact, 1-click, here I come! (GREEDY)
Eva Solo Tea Brewer Set, $90. Lastly, a gorgeously unique tea brewer that allows you to prepare tea either loosely or via filter. Perfect for the snooty tea drinkers on your list—include a bag of fancy loose tea and you are GOLDEN.