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This is a great holiday gift guide because it’s coming from someone who actually enjoys cooking and loves to buy goodies for my kitchen so I realize how hard it can be to buy for someone like me.  I’m not super hard to please when it comes to gifts but I can imagine the intimidation the gift giver may feel when trying to find something for someone who seems like they have every cooking gadget you could possibly have.  That’s why I’ve broken down my picks explaining why each one would be a great gift for anyone who loves to cook.

My first choice is a pretty cake pan.  The bundt pan may seem pretty basic, however, I think this one takes it up a notch.  Also, people who love to cook/bake love to make treats to giveaway so it’s a winning situation as you may get a cake in return as a thank you.

You can never have too many aprons in my book.  They get dirty easily when your working with lots of flour or grease and it’s nice to have a back-up in case you spill something or haven’t quite got to the laundry yet.

A nice pair of rubber spatulas is something that I was taught at a very young age by my Mother and as I’ve gotten older I believe she couldn’t be more right.  Some items are a little harder to scrape from a bowl than cake batter and you don’t want the handle to break off right in the middle of transporting it.

Dip bowls, finger bowls, and prep bowls are basically all the same to me.  They are multi-purpose and serve me well.  Keep them coming!

Here is something you may not know about me.  I am a cookbook fanatic!  I love finding new recipes and figuring out how to make it my own.  I also am a sucker for food photography, that being said I know I’m not the best food photographer but I’m learning and the people who create those beautiful images deserve to get some praise cause it’s hard work!  I’ve listed “Cook Beautiful” by Athena Calderone because I just recently purchased it and “A New Way to Cook Dinner” by Food52 is on my want list.

A bakeware set is an awesome gift, you can never have too many and it keeps you from having to run to the store to purchase a specific size/type just for one recipe.  Plus I really love that they now come in this color, so nice!

I fell in love with these plaid napkins that could also double as dish towels.  I love the neutral colors and I think they will be super cute on a dinner table or at a picnic.

There are tons of ways to store food in the pantry, but these glass and wood canisters are nice enough to leave out on the counter.  I would easily put sugar and flour in these and keep them out all year round.  

A dutch oven is a must for any kitchen!  It’s a one pot stop to a great meal.  I only have 1 but if I had more than 1 I would not complain one bit due to my appreciation for this fabulous invention.  The one I’ve listed below works great and is very inexpensive compared to others.

Well, that’s a wrap for my creative cook gift guide.  I’ve linked all my gift guide picks for your convenience below.




I hope you found this post helpful and as always thanks for reading!  Also, please feel free to leave any other gift ideas in the comments below!

Cheers- Ashley Nicole



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  • Cheers to the season of giving and gathering! I love entertaining during the holidays but what I don’t love is the mess that always follows. This year I’ll be spending more time with my loved ones and less time cleaning up after guests thanks to these Chinet Crystal Cut stemless wine glasses and dessert plates! What are your holiday party plans? #MyChinetParty #sponsored @MyChinet 
P.S. This Spicy Spiked White Hot Chocolate is now up on the blog! Click the link in my bio for the recipe!
  • Finally got our tree up and it only took three days...🎄🤪 The first night, we put the tree up and I had to wait for the branches to fall before I could start. 
The second night, I put on the lights and made a wooden bead garland. 
The third day I added the ornaments and these cute little remote control candles. 
Seemed like forever, but it was totally worth it! Have you got your #christmastree up yet? Do you use a faux tree or a real tree? 
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  • When you see the most beautiful Christmas tree and it literally lights you up! 🎄

Yep, that’s right! The lights found their way to my silhouette like a tiny star constellation and it was magical! ✨🌌 So looking forward to the holiday season and all the magic it brings! What are you looking forward to these next few weeks? #christmastree #christmas🎄#happyholidays
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