1. Soy Candles: Candles always make a lovely gift and are a natural deodorizer. Choose soy candles that don’t produce toxic gases when burned. I love these candles from Mrs. Meyers, Red Flower, Archipelago, and Baxter of California.
2. DIY Food Fermentation Kits: Traditional food preparation techniques are on-trend this season and it’s easy to find starter cultures and kits for your favorite fermented foods. Some of my favorite DIY kits this year are for kombucha, kimchi, and sourdough.
4. Decorative Spice Cellars: If you use a lot of a certain spice, you’ll find it much cheaper to buy in bulk. Now you can have quick access to your most-used spices with these or these fabulous spice cellars from Anthropologie.
5. Nourishing Cookbooks: Home chefs always love new inspiration, and there have been plenty of fabulous cookbooks released this year! Some of my favorites are The Kinfolk Table, Against All Grain, The Art of Simple Food II, and Vegetable Literacy.
7. Cooking Classes: Cooking classes are a great way to have a fun time with your friends and learn some new skills. I’m especially excited about the Knife Skills class at Sur La Table.
8. Kitchen Herb Garden: Potted herbs are a gift that will last all year long. There are some fantastic planters out there to add a functional, decorative element to anyone’s home. I love these from Boskke, Williams-Sonoma, and Modern Sprout Planter.
What’s on your list?