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The 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

—  UPDATED on 12/16/2018  —

THE SKINNYISH DISH 2018 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE GIVEAWAY HAS COME TO AN END.

 

*THIS YEAR’S WINNERS ARE:

1) Ashley — GoWise XL Air Fryer

2) Michaela — GoWise XL Air Fryer

3) Amy S. — InstantPot 8qt 7-in-1

WE ALSO SELECTED TWO EXTRA RANDOM WINNERS

AND WILL SEND THEM A SPECIAL GIFT! THEY ARE:

1) Erin

 2) Brianna

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LUCKY WINNERS!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR ENTERING,

AND FOR BEING A PART OF OUR FAMILY.

 

WE HAVE MORE AMAZING GIVEAWAYS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

SO SHARE THOSE RECIPES, TELL YOUR FRIENDS, AND STAY TUNED

TO THE SKINNYISH DISH – ALL THE DETAILS ARE COMING SOON!

 

 *WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL, AND WILL HAVE 5 DAYS TO RESPOND.

AFTER 5 DAYS, IF ANY OF THE WINNERS HASN’T RESPONDED AND CLAIMED THEIR PRIZE,

ANOTHER WINNER WILL BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN AND CONTACTED.

 

 

 

Hey there friends!

I’m often asked about what products I love to use in the kitchen. So I’ve finally put together a lil’ list, just in time for the holidays! It’s short and sweet. These are several of the things that I can’t live without, and I thought I’d share them with you so you can treat yourself this Christmas (ha!). Really though, do it! …or, If you know someone who loves cooking and being in the kitchen as much as you and I do, give’m a gift they’ll actually use daily. I promise they’ll love it! I get so excited when I’m gifted really useful things for the kitchen.

 

The Skinnyish Dish 2018 Christmas Gift Guide!

(Pssst… click on the name of the product and it’ll take ya to the page to look at more deetz and/or order the item! -Amazon affiliate links-)

Cuisinart Stainless Steel Chopper  Of all the kitchen tools I’ve ever owned, this is one of my favorites. I love using my knives, but you have no idea how much of a timesaver this lil’ doohickey is. It chops garlic and onions in seconds, and I love it so much! There aren’t many days that go by where I don’t use it at least once.

Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board A perfect gift for the everyday cook. When I’m making dinner, I’ve gotta have a cutting board with plenty of space. This one is perfect.

Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven I use this a lot! It’s great for soups, stews, chili, one pot meals- the list goes on and on.  It was actually gifted to me for Christmas shortly after I started this blog. I love it, and it’s something I probably wouldn’t have bought for myself.

Bonus: You can get it in a bunch of different colors to match your kitchen. So buy one that matches your kitchen color scheme, then just keep it out on the stove top for easy access, and a lovely decoration! 

GoWise XL Air Fryer Ladies and Gents, I finally gave in and got myself one of these earlier this year, and I”m obsessed with it. Enough said.

Granite Molcajete – If you know a guacamole lover- get them this! Such a fun gift. 

Hand Painted Spoon Rest I have this exact one. Yes, you’re correct- all spoon rests are pretty much the same. There’s nothing too special about this one, but it’s pretty! And sometimes, that’s all that matters.

Measuring Cups I love this set of measuring cups because it includes sizes that aren’t in most sets. If you happen to be someone who measures everything (like me) because you’re watching your weight (like me), that 1/8 cup sure comes in handy! These’ll make a great stocking stuffer for someone who loves cooking.

Copper Salt and Pepper Grinders I know this is kind of random, but in this house we happen to be very picky about our salt and pepper grinders. These are durable, and unlike lots of other sets, the grinding-coarseness-dial thingamabob actually works properly. And they’re also pretty! I love adding a touch of copper anywhere and everywhere.

Cusinart Immersion Blender Another one of my favorite kitchen appliances, for real. If you don’t feel like dragging out that big ol’ blender every time you wanna blend something together… y’all need this! I use this in a number of my recipes. It’s so easy, it takes just seconds to blend something. I enjoy finding little shortcuts in the kitchen to make life easier… this is one of my favorites! It’s also soooo much easier to wash this than a big blender with multiple parts. Yeah, ya already know how your girl feels about washing dishes.

Circulon 12″ Deep Covered Skillet I know I’ve told ya multiple times about my infatuation with Circulon cookware, so obviously I want it on this list. In my experience they are the very best, and they practically last forever. But here it is… if you buy one thing from them- you need this skillet! Most of my recipes are made in this here skillet, I’m not exaggerating. It’s just the best. I have a backup sitting in my pantry in case anything ever happens to the first one, or simply for when the other is dirty or in use. I’ve gifted these pans to friends and family for years, because (this is kind of funny, but) the last thing people usually buy themselves is good cookware… even though they use it daily. It’s 100% worth buying one for yourself. But it’s even better if you get it as a gift!

Garbage Bowl – I mean, doesn’t everyone want something with the word garbage in it? Haha! Seriously though, it seems like a very a random thing. But it really is the perfect bowl for kitchen scraps. When I’m cooking (making a mess), I just throw/toss/drop/scrape all of the peels, seeds, scraps, shells, rinds, or any of the other counter-garbage in it, and it makes for an easy-breezy cleanup.  I’ve gifted this bowl to friends… I admit that when they opened it, I kinda got that strange side-eye look. But it never fails: I’ve always gotten a thankful call a month or two later, telling me it’s one of the most useful things! Bam. It’s also pretty. You’re welcome.

Instant Pot I’ve never owned or used one of these babies. But I finally got one! I’m just starting to learn my way with it… but friends- look out 2019! because I’m planning to blow up this blog with some great Instant Pot recipes. Finally!

I know that many of y’all have been waiting for this. So stay tuned- the wait is almost over.

Mixing Bowls with Lids I now have multiple sets of these great bowls! I love the no-slip bottoms. I love that they have covers. They are easy to clean. I just plain love them. I never imagined I could love a mixing bowl this much, but well, here we are.

Toddy Cold Brew System Calling all coffee lovers! A few years ago at Christmas time, my best friend Megan gave me this cold brew system, and I still use it every single week. I make up a big batch of cold brew concentrate. And then when I DON’T go to the local coffee shop and drop a few bucks for my morning coffee fix, every single day, I save a load of money. It’s so delicious! People always ask me how I make my coffee… it begins and ends with this magical system right here.

 

 

And that’s it, we’re done! I could go on and on listing my favorite things. Lord knows I have a lot! but this year I decided to keep the list short and sweet, and on a pretty practical level. Any of these items would make yours and your family’s life easier, and would make a perfect gift!

 

Love,

Star

 

 

 

* The fine print… The giveaway associated with this post/the items in this post ended on December 16th 2018- no more entries will be accepted. The randomly selected winners have been contacted, and all prizes have been awarded. The 2018 Skinnyish Dish Christmas Wish List Giveaway was not sponsored by any of the above mentioned companies. These are products that I love- We purchase these items at our own expense, and gift them to each of the 3 randomly chosen winners. Prize items are purchased and shipped through Amazon. To my readers who live outside of the continental United States: I LOVE YA! But unfortunately, we’re unable ship prize items to any winners outside the USA. Thanks for your understanding. If any winning post mentioed multiple items from the list, prize was selected randomly from those mentioned. Only one entry per person.

Whether you need gift ideas for friends and family or for yourself, my 2018 Christmas Gift Guide has something for everyone! #giftguide #kitchenmusthaves

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605 Comments

  1. I would love to win the Instant Pot. Working full time & driving long distances to work shortens the amount of time left for cooking. Merry Christmas and Happy New year

  2. I would love the Circulon skillet! Thank you so much for posting this list. I love reading your website and recipes!

  3. The cuisinart stainless steel chopper would be great! You have a wonderful list and anything on it would be a treat!

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