One perfect cast iron skillet + a shortstack of cookbooks for improving someone’s dinner game.
A pom-pom hat to finish before spring.
A maple hand loom + some roving for passing a long quiet winter.
A mason bee house for awakening an inner beekeeper.
A set of glasses and a reference book for nudging someone toward connoisseur status.
A mushroom log + book for a burgeoning mycologist.
A digital guide + an aluminum stock pot for natural dye experiments.
Sourdough starter + lessons in print (or in person) for… getting started.
A subscription to Making Magazine to encourage all kinds of crafting.
An olive oil membership + inspiration for superior salads.
What an original idea for a gift guide! Thanks Erin
This is so inspiring! We were not going to do Christmas this year, but if we do, this is exactly the spirit we would go for!
oops- aluminum pots are not ideal for dyeing as they are reactive! Enameled, stainless steel or copper are better options. Beautiful gift guide-
Rebecca Desnos who wrote the natural dye book listed here actually recommends aluminum pots for natural dyeing because they help set the color!
This is wonderful Erin! Love the creativity and usefulness factor here.
I love this!
Olive oil member this is the best one! absolutely wonderful list!
These ideas are fabtastic! Ive been stumped
on what to get my MIL and I love the knitting kit and Magazine subscription idea.
Maybe a children’s skill, loving nature: the book The Night Tree by Eve Bunting + cocoa mix + popcorn, and if you are wanting to be extra wonderful, a home made quilt. This is what I’m giving the families I nanny for this year.
It’s my very favourite holiday book ever, and i love sharing it.
What a sweet gift! They are so lucky to have found you!!
Aww, thank you, that’s really kind. I love my job ♡
I just recently purchased ‘Artisan Sourdough Made Simple” by Emilie Raffa. Could also go along with King Arthur Flour sourdough starter. Thank you for the great suggestions.
LOVE this guide!!!! So original and inspiring.
oooh. i love love love these ideas!!
I love the idea of gifts that build skills, especially slow skills. I have the glasses above and love them. After all of our moves and many dishes later, they’re my favorite.
Such a great list! Thank you! I might have to get the mushroom log for my husband.
So fun when my friend’s company gets a mention on my favorite blog! Field Company skillets are pretty awesome- light, smooth, well seasoned. Thanks for liking them enough to put them on your blog.
Beautiful list! I now have a birthday gift reference to refer to this year. Thank you!
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