Eating by Elaine Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year! Everyone is brainstorming gifts to delight their loved ones, and I’ve got a few ideas to help you out. This post is stocked with holiday gifts for the home cook, sustainable and reusable products, small appliances I swear by, smoothie & juice must-haves, and even some self-care moments that anyone would appreciate!

If you’re checking items off your list and looking for a few more ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list, I’ve assembled a collection of holiday gift guides! These are categories that I felt qualified to suggest must-have items for and it was so fun to put together. I hope these make your elf duties just a little bit easier! In this Holiday Gift Guide you’ll find…

  • Gifts for the Home Cook
  • Sustainable & Reusable Gifts
  • Kitchen Appliances I Swear By
  • Gifts for Smoothie & Juice Lovers
  • Self-Care Gifts Anyone Would Appreciate

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Eating by Elaine Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Ideas: For the Home Cook

I love shopping for people who love to make food! Recipe development, cooking, and sharing food is such a huge part of my life that I get so excited when it’s time to shop for people with the same interests. I tried to collect items both big and small that would make time in the kitchen more enjoyable!

Sustainable and Reusable Gift Guide

Gift Ideas: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

I had to include a section in the gift guide for products that help reduce waste. Not only do these things keep garbage out of the landfill, they’re budget-friendly as well! Reusable items make great gifts because the upfront cost can be higher, so it’s an awesome gift to give to friends or family members who want to live more sustainably.

  • Muslin Produce Bags eliminate the need for plastic in the produce aisle. It’s such a simple swap!
  • Branch Basics is what I use to clean my entire house (and for our laundry). It smells amazing, works so well, and is such a cool way to reduce plastic waste. Get 15% off the Starter Kit with my code ELAINE10.
  • My favorite reusable straws are these Glass Straws. They’re stronger than you might think, and so beautiful and enjoyable to use!
  • A Nut Milk Bag is a super helpful tool for making plant-based milks at home. Gift it with Glass Milk Bottles for the cutest bundle!
  • High quality glass food storage just might be one of the most practical gifts. I would be thrilled! I also love these Round Glass Storage Jars.
  • Silicone Straws are colorful, fun, and super easy to wash!
  • Know someone who commutes? Give them a lunch bag they’ll use for years! For little ones, we love these colorful Bento Lunch Boxes.
  • Swap disposable plastic bags for Silicone Food Storage Bags, which also come in Food Zip Cup size.
  • Reusable Food Pouches are an awesome way for parents with young kids to make their own squeeze pouches without the waste. When my kids were younger we used these for homemade baby food!
  • My Very Favorite Storage Jars are not only beautiful, they’re perfect for storing dry pantry goods, sauces and dressings…really, anything and everything!
Holiday Gift Guide: Appliances I Use Every Day!

Holiday Gift Guide: Appliances

I have several go-to appliances in my kitchen that make food prep so much easier! Any one of these high-quality gadgets would make really great gifts, especially for someone who is hard to shop for.

Holiday Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers

Gift Ideas: Juice & Smoothies

I love smoothies so much, I wrote the book on them! My Rock Your Blender cookbook is filled with recipes that are exclusive and can’t be found on the blog. They all taste like treats, but they’re packed with nutrients that will make you feel amazing. Here are a bunch of other items that would be awesome to gift to anyone who loves homemade juices or smoothies!

Holiday Gift Guide for Self Care

Gift Ideas: Self Care

Self-care gifts are the most fun to give! These are things that I always hesitate to buy for myself, but if they were given as a gift, I would be so grateful. I rounded up a bunch of gifts that would help someone you love remember to take some time for themselves.

  • Polarized Round Sunglasses are my absolute favorite. I have two pairs!
  • These Fleece-Lined Leggings are super warm and perfect for anyone who lives somewhere cold…but wants to keep going on walks outside! I have two pairs of these and basically live in them during winter!
  • Ambiance Lighting for someone who loves to entertain or just relax and enjoy their space in a different way. We also have this Philips hue gradient light strip for our bar area and absolutely love it.
  • The very prettiest Watering Can for anyone who loves their house plants. How fun would it be to give it with a new plant?! Pothos and Monstera are both excellent options for gifting because they’re easy to keep alive…and you can find them at Home Depot, Trader Joe’s, etc! All my outdoor garden product recommendations can be found here.
  • Everyone who opens a pair of Fuzzy Slipper Socks gets the biggest smile on their face. They’re just so soft and plush! I own them and need a second pair because my feet are very sad when they are being washed.
  • A classy, sweet gift that I love to give: a simple Heart Picture Frame. It’s awesome for grandparents or in-laws with a sentimental photo placed inside, for newlyweds with a wedding photo, or for a sibling with an old family photo to make them smile.
  • The Warmest Winter Jacket that’s reasonably priced, comes in tons of colors, and is actually really warm and cozy!
  • Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer…because anything that makes the constant hand washing a little gentler on our skin is a win! Use the code EATINGBYELAINE for 10% off.
  • This non-toxic Nail Polish comes in the most incredible colors and makes at-home manicures so much fun. My daughters love nail dates! My code EATINGBYELAINE gets 10% off.
  • Dr. Bronner’s Sugar Soap has the cutest packaging. I’m obsessed with the smell of it. I’d pair it with a favorite hand cream!
  • A Vinyl Record Player is such a classic gift for someone who loves music.
  • Sea Moss Gel sounds strange, but it’s the coolest addition to your self-care routine! Put it in juices and smoothies, or use it as a hair and face mask…it’s incredible either way!
  • Piper Wai makes my favorite deodorant and body wash with super short, clean ingredient lists. Use the code ELAINE20 for 20% off!
  • Moringa Leaf Powder makes the most beautiful and delicious vibrant green Iced Vanilla Mint Moringa Latte. Print the recipe and gift it with a beautiful drinking glass!
  • A 5-Minute Gratitude Journal or a Guided Self-Care Journal with prompts for mindfulness, gratitude, and positivity are super thoughtful gifts as we head into a new year.
  • I love gifting a Modern Textured Vase! Fill it with your favorite flowers for an extra-special gesture.

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