And by “last minute” I mean: order TODAY. It’s the 18th of December, people! And if you want to ensure you get your gifts in time, sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime and get free two-day shipping on most all products. Seriously, though, these last minute Christmas gifts are truly awesome, and we’ve got something for everyone on your list.
KitchenArt 2-Cup Adjustable Measuring Cup
I just saw this thing for the first time yesterday on America’s Test Kitchen. They highly recommend this particular brand (they tried out a couple of others as well) and I have it say, it looks very cool. They also have a measuring “spoon” that works the same way. These gadgets are great for ingredients like oils, peanut butter, honey, etc. Minimizes cleanup while giving an accurate measure.
Automatic Jar Opener
I’m getting my mom one of these for Christmas. As she gets older, she’s finding it more and more difficult to open jars, so this little gadget will make her life easier as she continues to explore her love of cooking and baking.
This cookbook was recommended by Mackenzie over at Organic Butterfly. The recipes look amazing! Some of the reviewers said this book is best for individuals, couples or smaller families, but nearly everyone agrees that the recipes are easy and delicious.
This cookbook will give you ideas for recipes with real food that are great for busy families with kids who want good food that’s not “weird” as my teen daughter would say. Again, great reviews all the way around.
If you want a super usable gift for the loved one who loves to work in the kitchen, this is it.
When it comes to movies, we prefer family-friendly classics that are gripping yet uplifting. Here are some of our favorites.
This movie is a new release, and we loved it for the fact that it was a story about doing what’s right over doing what’s easy. Suspenseful but uplifting.
Our family fell in love with John Wayne movies years ago. The quintessential man’s man, John Wayne knows how to kick the bad guy’s tail and how to treat a woman. The Quiet Man is one of our favorites. In it John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara learn how to love and sacrifice for the sake of a great marriage. Funny, entertaining and thought-provoking as well.
Here are three other John Wayne favorites for our family.
Based on a true story about reaching for your dreams, The Rookie is lighthearted and inspiring. Great movie for all ages.
Gifts for Relaxation/Self Care
This mat got the highest customer ratings and is an Amazon best seller. If you have a loved one who’s big into relaxation the natural way, here you go.
One thing that really makes my day is when my son offers to give (or sell, depending on his mood) me a 5-minute foot massage at the end of the day. This foot massager will allow you to have a foot massage whenever you want.
If you haven’t bought yourself a good pillow, you’re missing out. Sleep is very healing, so we’re big fans of a good sleep. We spent $1500 on a mattress (fifteen years ago, still have it) that we still love, and we’re big fans of quality pillows as well.
Using a fruit-infused pitcher has totally changed my water drinking habits. I now prefer water over any other drink (except maybe for herbal tea). A little lemon and cucumber in your water will refresh you, give you added vitamin health benefits and will make water your new best friend.
And don’t forget to give yourself a few not-too-expensive Christmas gifts this year – you deserve it!!