Holiday Gift Guide 2015! (plus a fun discount)


It’s gift guide time! And I swear, I’ll keep this post (semi) short, only because I know you have a kagillion other guides to sift through, cookies to bake, ish to wrap, and your cat to keep from knocking the tree down again.

And just so you know, there’s a fabulous DISCOUNT CODE (<–I’m yelling at you) third section down. Mmmmm mmmmm, lovers. (can I call you lover?)

Let’s shop!

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

1) Something for your kitchen, part 1:
Shopping for my kitchen is probably my mostest favoritest everest. So, naturally I have deux parts for this section. But mainly because I suck at collage making and want to rip my eyes out when the photos don’t fit the way I want them to. Will you help me at life?

  1. GORGEOUS cream with navy striped Oven Gloves. These are on my own wishlist! Boom.
  2. Linen Dish Towel – you can’t EVAR have too many of these. That single navy stripe makes me sob like a 5-year old.
  3. Wooden Serving Spoon. Ugh, this shape simply slays me. (also, I like alliteration.)
  4. Beeswax Pillar Candles. I can’t get over this COLOR. Will you buy me 934893534? Oh.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

2) Something for your kitchen, part 2:

  1. White Enamel Canister. Seriously. Perfection. ‘Nuff said. Done. Gah.
  2. Classic Dutch Brush! I’m so obsessed with this thing. I don’t have one, but I’d like one. Hint hint….hint?
  3. White Enamel Tea Kettle. It’s a splurge for sure, but isn’t it stunning? You’re welcome to gift me this as well, if you want. I will NOT be mad at you.

If you can’t already tell, basically ALL OF Brookfarm General Store is beyond fabulous and needs to be in my bra.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

3) Something for your eyes and exploding heart:

This is the fun part! If you’ve never heard of, or worked with Artifact Uprising before, THISISYOURDAY. They are a wonderful printing company, that stays timeless, simple and classic. Wood calendars, books of all sizes, gifts, prints, cards, framed photos-  it’s all just so incredible. I used them last year for our Instagram-friendly books, and this year we’ve decided to partner up, to give you a 10% discount off your entire order for the next week! Just use the code BLGBC10 from Dec 8th – 15th to get your 10% off!

This is what it must feel like TO BE SANTA, omg.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

4) Something for your gremlins, part 1:

Kid stuff!

  1. This cutest ever Wooden Toy Push Mower. Will’s gettin’ this one!
  2. Gasper Racoon! I only like stuffed animals if they’re simple and not terrifying and not going to eat me in the night. I dig this one.
  3. Most adorable children’s bake set. You better believe this is on Nat’s list.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

5) Something for your gremlins, part 2:

  1. Natural Wooden Train Toy. BECAUSE TRAINS.
  2. Little wooden cameras! You guys, every time I take a photo of Will and Nat, Natalie runs around to see the photo I’ve just taken. And she’ll go, “Ooooo!” Did I already create a monster? Don’t answer that.
  3. My First Book of Sounds book. Basically ANY book. But this little series is pretty darling for baby baes.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

6) Something for your vegetables:

Since I’ve used this 17 billion times and seriously fallen in love with Ali’s amazing Inspiralizer, I just had to include it! It should go up in the “something for your kitchen” category, but I’m lame and forgot. But get it. You’ll flip.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

7) Something for your house:

It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include my husband’s own Flotsamist Etsy shop in this guide! Matter of fact, forget the rest and JUST SHOP HERE. I’m not yelling at you. Yes I am.

Also, check back later this morning because he’s adding more smaller things like little bowl sets, a wooden platter, etc. He just takes forever. Bless his heart.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

8) Something for your cold feet:

Hunter Boots! This is my third year with mine, and honestly, I fall more in love every season. They’re durable, classic, and look good with ANYTHING. Jeans, skirts, trench coats, yaaaaas queeeeeen.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

9) Something to play on:

Have you heard of Gathre? They used to be called Let’s Playground. You GUYS, you need to know about this brand. They make leather play mats (I know it sounds over the top, but hark! …the heralds?) We have three and they’re really, really the best play mats we’ve ever had. Soooo easy to clean, with a wet paper towel or wipe. Folds up nice and sturdy, and the colors are chic and classic. Amazing for picnics, perfect for living room play areas, ALL OF IT. Get gathered! I mean Gathred.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 / Bev Cooks

10) Something for your dude man:

Please forgive the sideways backpack. I REALLY need to go to collage school.

  1. A Soda Stream! Aaron’s absolutely obsessed with this thing. It carbonates water in a flash, and you can add all sort of little flavorings, like citrus zest, thinly sliced ginger root, berries, whatev!
  2. A classic handmade leather wallet. Can’t go wrong. Ever.
  3. Minnetonka moccasins. These NEVER go out of style, and are so unbelievably comfy you’ll want to punch them.
  4. A good ol’ Hershel backpack. I love backpacks! Even sideways. The leather straps over this black are like jeeaaaaah.

And that’s it! We’ve reached the end. BUT ONLY THE BEGINNING. If you have any questions on anything in this guide, just holla.

Final question – if I want to bake some fun holiday cookies today, do you have a good recipe? Something easy because you know me and baking. Ay yi yi.

Don’t forget the Artifact Uprising discount code!

SHOP! (<–I’m not yelling at you. Yes I am.)


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10 Responses to Holiday Gift Guide 2015! (plus a fun discount)

  1. Liz P December 8, 2015 at 10:45 am #
    I usually LOVE Christmas shopping but I am just at a loss for inspiration this year. I can't seem to come up with any good ideas for my loved ones. I am tempted to buy them all the toy wooden push mower (so cute!) and call it a day. Fa la la la la!
  2. Kel B December 8, 2015 at 12:25 pm #
    Liz P - If you need any help, I am a great spender :-P. Tis' the season!
  3. Lori S December 8, 2015 at 7:15 pm #
    OMG, I am cracking up at you saying everything from that site is wonderful and needs to be in your bra. Such a random expression you snuck in there - ha!
  4. Christi December 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm #
    Just ordered some wood bowls from the hubby (Flotsamist). They will be perfect.
  5. Deana Greenberg December 8, 2015 at 10:10 pm #
    Ginger snaps are great this time of year!! 1 cup sugar 2c flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp soda 1tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of ginger 1/2 tsp of cloves 3/4 c shortening(crisco) 1/4 c molasses 1 egg slightly beaten. Combine sugar, flour, salt, soda and spices. Stir lightly. Cut in shortening to resemble course crumbs. Stir in molasses and egg. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Bake on an u greased baking sheet at 350 for 10 minutes. Makes 4 dozen. Enjoy!!
  6. Kristin December 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm #
    WAH. USPS shipping has passed for Artifact Uprising holiday orders! I wish they'd given you this code earlier!
  7. Denise December 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm #
    Great list of gifts - yep, I want all of them for ME. ME. ME. My go-to for holiday baking - super good and super easy. and and and lastly
  8. Joni December 9, 2015 at 2:38 pm #
    These cookies are incredible! Made without the Hershey's Kisses, they are classic Russian tea cakes -- perfect little, melt-in-your-mouth clouds of yumminess. However... made WITH the Kisses, they are transformed into a whole 'nother level of perfection. Those little semi-melted chocolate morsels are beyond delicious. So easy, so quick, so fantastic:
  9. Lindsey December 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm #
    I love these ideas! Thanks for putting them together :) My in-laws live in KC and I'm trying to think of an experience-like gift for them to do together... like tickets to something, or a distillery tour, orrrrr something. Do you happen to have any suggestions in KC?
  10. Adam February 1, 2021 at 12:28 pm #
    I don't like to buy a gift at the last moment. I like to prepare a really valuable surprise in advance, which will be dear to the recipient. I think there is no such person who would not appreciate citizen automatic watches. For real collectors

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