December again – whoa. I’m barely getting this out for Cyber Monday, but that won’t matter for most of the items here. My kids are getting old, so you’ll have to hit the gift idea archives for the younger kids on your list. But I try to get out a few ideas every year that I hope will help busy gift givers with their holiday lists. Happy holidays to all! Here’s what I’ve got for 2019:
Mini waffle maker
It looks too cute to be real, but people rave about the Dash mini waffle maker. Widely available in glossy colors – red, white, pink, mint green – for as low as $8 (!!), it’s my favorite gift for pretty much everyone this season: young cooks at home, college kids in the dorms, singles or couples, and any keto dieters in your life. Make a batch of personal-sized waffles to freeze for easy breakfasts on the go, or get your low-carb on and try making chaffles (a cheese-egg waffle that the keto folks swear tastes like a regular waffle – or can be used as a substitute hamburger bun or sandwich bread). Black Friday deals available at Amazon and Crate & Barrel for $8; or $10 at Target and other stores.
Lego Central Perk
Twenty five years later, Friends has a whole new generation of young fans who have binge-watched the series on Netflix. The geniuses at Lego just came out with Lego Central Perk, a meticulously detailed replica of the iconic coffee shop set. It’s available for $60 at Amazon and Target, and is sure to be in high demand.
Indoor snowball fight
I love these plush snowballs for Christmas morning, especially for those of us who don’t live in white-Christmas climates. And even for those who do, an indoor snowball fight is one you can comfortably have in your pajamas. $25 on Amazon. …