Need last minute gifts for the hippy or nerd in your life? Don't worry, your Fairy Dorkmother (me) is here to help.
Inexpensive - under $20
- Microplane grater. I use this thing weekly and love it!
- Lamb. This book about the "real" story of Jesus Christ, as told by his best friend Biff, made me almost pee my pants.
- At Home. This book makes dorks so very happy. It sounds lame, but it is fascinating. It's the history of how every room in a house came to be. I know, boring right? NOPE. So good.
- Cowboy and Octopus. Hands down, one of the weirdest kids books ever. Troy and I fight to read this one to Jack.
- DIY kid's food pouches. We fill this with applesauce for church. Pouring applesquish in my kid's food hole keeps him occupied.
- The Homemade Pantry. Love this cookbook so hard.
- Press Here. This kids book is so fun!
- Apple peeler/corer thing-a-ma-jing. Makes processing 2 or 200 apples a cinch.
- Pampered Chef garlic press. My mother-in-law bought this for me after using my crappy garlic press. Her garlic press is on her list of things she would grab if her house were on fire.
- Ricer. This makes the best mashed potatoes ever, as well as being a critical part of homemade gnocchi.
- Oh cast iron skillets...how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 1, 2, 6 billion. Love my skillets!
- Water kefir starter kit. Kick your soda habit for good by making it yourself!
- Immersion blender. When mine broke, I immediately ordered another one for 2 day delivery.
- Fabulous stainless steel skillet. LOVE in so many ways.
- Dutch oven. You NEED one. I can't remember my life before Dutchie and Little Sprout came in to my life.
- Yogurt maker. This little dude has paid for itself tenfold. Well, it was a gift, so I guess it paid for itself as soon as I opened the package. I love it!
- Large crockpot. For the life of me, I can't understand why people don't have one! I use mine weekly.
- Good knives. We got a set similar to this for our wedding over 8 years ago, and I use them daily. Thanks Auntie Lulu and Uncle John!
- My pressure canner! It expanded my canning potential so much.
- Grain mill. Expensive upfront costs that pays for itself fairly quickly.
- Mixer. My life was incomplete without her in it.
- Food processor. So many of my "make it yourself" recipes start with this bad boy.
- Reel mower. Cut the gasoline addiction and get a workout at the same time. This baby has one speed - you.
Soooooo...in the comments tell me your hands down "I'd go back in a burning building to grab this" kitchen or house tool, and I'll draw a lucky winner next Wednesday at noon to win an immersion blender. US residents only; sorry other dudes!
Edited to add: PLEASE leave an email address or a blog link so that I can find you if you're the big winner!