Today's gift-giving ideas are for those who are passionate about something, like:
Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium can locate and identify up to 6,000 stars, planets & constellations with GPS technology. There is someone in our household who would love a toy like this.
Black Walnut Wheatley Fly Box is crafted mostly by hand and a special gift for a fly fisherman.
Any gal who likes to coordinate her outfits down to her handbag would appreciate a Pouchee Purse Organizer. I know someone who just received one as a gift and loved the quality of material and all the compartments. They are also available in pink.
All-Clad 2-pc. Nonstick LTD Panini Pan with Press is a favorite in our household. And Giada de Laurentiis 17-oz. 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be a treat for a chef who appreciates fine olive oils. It's the ideal stocking stuffer too.
Barefoot Contessa Pantry at Stonewall Kitchen.com contains the perfect ingredients for wonderfully baked goods. And good baking dishes are essential too, so check-out the Spode 15.5x11-in. Baking Days Baking Dish, Red. It's red with white polka dots which evokes a festive look without screaming "holidays" so it can be used year-round.
There's nothing a papercrafter likes more than tools. Zutter's Bind-it All and tool accessory kit can help any papercrafter create books in all shapes and sizes. The Provo Craft Cricut Jukebox and Cricut Essentials Kit are both excellent accessories for the infamous die-cutting machine.
Single Malt Scotch Aficionado
The "Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch" is a handy reference guide for those who appreciate good scotch. And Riedel Vinum Single Malt Whiskey Glasses, Set of 2 is the perfect accompaniment to the book.
Great wine like the Award Winner Pack from My Wines Direct is wonderful for someone who appreciates wine. And Wine.com shares their popular red wines, providing some nice options for your consideration. The Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator is a contraption any red wine-drinker will appreciate to help speed-up the breathing process.
Coffee & Tea
I have learned from my friends that the Keurig B70 Gourmet Single-Cup Home Brewing System brews coffee very quickly and is quite convenient. Not only does it brew coffee using k-cups with a variety of brands, including Coffee People K-Cup Obama Blend, but you can brew your own coffee grinds using a Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter. There are also teas & hot chocolate available in k-cups for your drinking pleasure.
An appreciation for photo-taking can take you down an expensive path of toys. I have though received great recommendations for items that are reasonably priced. A Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens has a multitude of great reviews listed on Amazon.com. And friends that own this lens rave about the quality for the price.
The Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Pink) with Selphy CP760 Photo Printer (Pink) is an adorable set that includes the pocket camera as well as a mini photo printer. I keep this camera in my handbag at all times now as I do not want to miss any photo opportunities in attempt to capture everyday life digitally.
As ideas continue to pop into my head, I will gladly share them here. I've also got some favorites from Etsy, so please stay tuned.