Here at MichiGirls, we’ve offered lots of gift ideas in the past, both Michigan-related and not. This year’s gift guide does not have a theme, it’s just a random assortment of items that I enjoy and think would make great gifts!
- SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Socks
These are the best socks on the planet! I got a pair for Christmas last year and I wish I had a pair for every day of the week. Don’t think wool aren’t they hot and itchy? They are so not. They are warm, but not hot and really help to regulate the temperature of your feet depending on the weather. They are super soft, just like all of SmartWool’s products. I can’t recommend these enough.
- The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
I haven’t made anything from this cookbook yet, but I’ve read it from cover to cover and there are so many great looking recipes, I don’t know where to start! I’ve made a lot of recipes from her website and have never been let down. The cookbook includes a lot of vegetarian recipes which is a nice bonus. Fabulous photos and a fun introduction accompany each recipe.
- Castle Panic Board Game
Our latest obsession is playing this game! I first heard about Castle Panic on Tabletop, Wil Wheaten’s board game web series for Geek & Sundry. It’s a cooperative game so either you all win or you all lose! There’s also a expansion pack that really ups the difficulty. Also available locally at Vault of Midnight.
- Cosmic Cakes from Zingerman’s Mail Order
I’ve only had Zingerman’s cosmic cakes once, but I can’t stop thinking about them. They’re incredibly delicious.
- Mini Measuring Glass
We like to make cocktails at home and this little measuring glasses is super useful. We bought ours at Meijer, but it’s also available online. All it needs is markings for a quarter and three quarter ounces to make it perfect.
- The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
Interested in a great fantasy novel? Then this book is for you. Extremely well written, fantastic characters, an interesting setting, and a gripping storyline, what more do you want? The follow-up novel, Paladin of Souls is also highly recommended.
- Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert CD
If you have a loved one that is as excited as I am for the Les Miserables movie musical coming out on Christmas day, then the 10th anniversary CD would make a great gift. The best of the best are singing in this version and it also includes the multi-lingual finale.
Here’s a list of previous gift guides and ideas just in case you’re looking for something different.
- Homemade Gifts: Luggage Tags
- Homemade Gifts: Pillowcases
- Homemade Gifts: Found on Pinterest
- Favorite Kitchen Tools & Appliances
- Children’s Picture Books: Gift Guide #1 and Gift Guide #2
- Gift Guide: Geeky Gifts
- Gift Guide: Michigan Food & Drink
- Gift Guide: Michigan Style
- Gift Guide: Michigan Beer
- Gift Guide: Michigan on Etsy