- for ANYONE | Jeni’s Ice Cream Gift Box | PRICE: $45 – $100 + shipping
Jeni’s ice cream is truly artisan with all of the ingredients sourced from small growers, jam makers, dairy farmers and distillers.
Jeni’s has gluten free flavors as well as some that are both gluten free and dairy free. Gluten free is not available as a gift box but you can create your own box and fill it with gluten free.
Jeni’s Ice Cream is also a Certified B Corporation, balancing profit and purpose to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability
- for ANYONE | Kiva Gift Card | PRICE: $25 minimum
Giving through Kiva is perfect for the person who delights in giving back. Kiva is a crowdfunding site that provides financial backing for underserved communities. We have been giving on Kiva for years and my girls always love to back any loan that is animal related! Your money is paid back as the borrower succeeds and you can relend your money to the next person.
- for THE HOST | Refresh Glass, Personalized set of 8 recycled wine bottle glasses and bamboo cheese board. | PRICE: $110 + shipping
Your friend or relative will love this high-end, unique gift. Each drinking glass is made from a recycled wine bottle, giving bthis gift extra character. The glasses and the cheese board can both be personalized with a last name or initial. We love to use these glasses for our daily drinking glasses and the cheese board hangs on the wall unless I am using it to serve cheese.
Refresh Glass has a mission of rescuing 10 million bottles one wine bottle at a time. They give back to many community charities and are involved with the Conscious Capitalism events.
- for ANYONE | Cheryl’s Cookies Gift Box | PRICE $20 and up, + shipping
I consider myself a cookie connoisseur (a good cookie is my preferred treat!!) and Cheryl & Co cookies are my all-time favorite! They are so soft and delicious and have just the right ratio of buttercream icing to cookie. They offer many adorable themed gift boxes including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Back-to-School, Thank You, a gluten free option (unfortunately no dairy-free option) and many more. Cheryl and Co started as a small business in Ohio and was bought by 1-800-Flowers.com. When I am back in Ohio, I always look forward to a Cheryl and Co cookie… they are still as delicious as ever even with the new owners!
- for ANYONE | Cooking Classes | PRICE: typically $50 and more
Cooking classes are such a fun gift to give to people who love to cook or just love to learn in general. In my medium sized town of Colorado Springs there are about five places to take cooking classes that I can think of off the top of my head. Many of these places offer cooking camps and classes for kids as well. You will have to do some research to find classes in your gift recipient’s area. You can search Google for gourmet cooking classes, cooking lessons, cooking class, + city name. In Colorado Springs we have some great options: The French Kitchen, Colorado Springs Culinary Enthusiasts, Le Petit Croissant, and Williams Sonoma.
- for KIDS, TEENS AND ADULTS | Stitch Fix Gift Card |PRICE: $20 – $1,000
This is a great gift for someone who doesn’t like to shop for clothes, or who likes a little pampering every now and then. It feels like Christmas every time my Stitch Fix box arrives! The box usually contains about 4 or 5 items. You can pick and choose what you want to keep or send back. I usually buy either 1 or 2 items or the whole box. If you buy the box you get a discount of 20% off the total price. My full boxes range from $150 to $200. Exchanges for different sizes are free, quick and easy.
7. for AGES 65+ | Storyworth Book |PRICE: $99
I heard about this idea not too long ago and absolutely loved it! Often we miss hearing the history of our quieter relatives or we get too busy and forget to ask questions about what it was like for our grandparents when they were growing up. Storyworth has solved this problem. Each week for a year your chosen recipient will receive a writing prompt or question and their responses will be made in to a book. Storyworth is a gift for the whole family.
Uncommon Goods is a great source for one of a kind gift ideas. I love to peruse the catalog which is full of unique things no one actually needs! This travel map will make a great gift for kids who travel with their family and want to keep track of every country they have visited. They can take it with them through their young adult years and continue to add pins.
9. for ADULTS WHO LOVE GOOD FOOD | Lobster Gram | PRICE: $75+
With Lobster Gram you can send a nice dinner to anyone who loves lobster. They offer many different choices, such as lobster and steak, live lobster, lobster bisque and even a full meal including dessert. The package will come with instructions on how to reheat or prepare the food. When I ordered this in the past, they forgot to include the instructions and one of the food items. However, customer service was excellent, they quickly sent the instructions and some additional food to make up for their mistake. The food was delicious and fresh. In the past they have offered great deals on Black Friday. And no worries, if you want to purchase in advance, you can select your delivery date for a few months out. Most of the food items contain dairy, but you can find a few that are gluten free, however cross-contamination is possible.
10. for ANYONE | Esther Price Fine Chocolate | PRICE: $10+ plus shipping
Another Ohio favorite – I literally have zero self-control when it comes to Esther Price Candy. My parents usually give us a one pound box of assorted chocolates for Valentine’s Day and I am embarrassed to say that it is usually gone within the week. They offer many different types of chocolate boxes and gift baskets so there is an option for every family member.
Many of the chocolates are gluten free but cross contamination is possible and they don’t make any dairy free chocolate.
What is your favorite gift to give to the person who has everything?