Wow – it’s Thanksgiving already! It seems like only yesterday I was bitching that it was too hot and here I am, on the brink of winter, bitching that it’s too cold. Dang, a lot has happened since I published the 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Guide – I had the site redesigned (and moved to my own .com!), I’ve filmed two reality shows, I’ve published a few more articles, had a non-fiction story published in a book, I hung out with The Urban Housewife some more, met City the NZ Cupcake Queen (as well as the Milwaukee Cupcake Queen, Rachel from Cupcakes take the Cake and many others!) I think the biggest accomplishment might be getting this beast published before December! I didn’t get the 1st Annual Holiday Gift Guide off the ground until December 10th in 2007 if you recall. (Take a gander if you enjoy broken links.)
Anyway, it’s time for another and I thought I’d do something a little different this time. So I opened the guide up to my friends on Twitter and Facebook and let them send me their suggestions. Not only is this year’s guide not just a links to stuff I want, but it’s also… organized! Holy hell! I know, too many changes in one post. I’ll try to slow down a bit.
In addition to a reader-generated, not-a-complete-mess gift guide, I am also proud to present the 12 Days of xXx-mas, Bake and Destroy-style. Starting tomorrow (Nov. 27), and for the 11 days following, I will be choosing one person who comments on this post at random to receive one of 12 gifts generously donated by this year’s sponsors! Check the bottom of the post to see what’s being given away on what day – leave a comment about what you’re hoping to find under the Christmas tree/Menorah/nondescript holiday gift receptacle this year and you’ll be entered to win on all 12 days! (You can comment at any time during the 12 days to be entered.)
And now, on with the show!
For the Baker
Obviously the easiest category for me to put together – here are a handful of things any baker worth her or his apron would be psyched on this holiday!
Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar – Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero have done it again! And this time, they’ve done it to cookies. By now your favorite baker HAS to have Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World in his or her collection so why not round things out this season with an all-vegan, all-cookie bible by the best darn vegan cook book authors on the planet?
Jenny’s Bake Shop makes an appearance in all of my gift guides. One look at her adorable vintage bakery-inspired paintings and cute-as-can-be jewelry and you’ll understand why. Last xXx-mas I received two of her pieces from my mom so I can personally vouch for their baker-pleasing qualities!
Any home baker will tell you that most of her (I’m being sexist now, watch out) time and money is spent hunting and gathering beautiful cupcake papers that will, inevitably, be determined “too pretty” to ever actually be used. Help her get loose with the pretty wrappings by setting her up with a few sets from Bake It Pretty! They’ve made it easy- even offering a baking cup gift wrap set so your gift looks extra gifty!
Looking for aprons? No, I mean an apron that really cooks? Check out Cupcake Provocateur for aprons so sweet you’ll want to wear ’em to work. And if you love them so much, just imagine what the special cupcake queen in your life will think of one! Save 10% of your sizzlin’ order when you enter BAKECP10 at check out!
Oh, and let’s not forget about genuine, bonafide Bake and Destroy merch! I mean, only a faker calls herself a baker and doesn’t own some of this stuff. Did I mention I’m having a ONE DAY ONLY Black Friday sale? That’s right, y’all. Friday, 11/20 I get loopy with the prices for 24 hours. Check back tomorrow to stock up for the holidays.
For the Horror Fiend
Got a BFF who wishes her stocking came stuffed with a severed foot? Well, I’ve got the gifts for you!
With a handful of Fright Rags shirts hanging in my closet, I’m well aware of their ability to please the snobbiest of horror nerds. I have literally been stopped in the streets by hyperventilating gore hounds gasping, “Where did you get that Shark vs Zombie shirt? Please? You must tell me!” I tell them Fright Rags, and then I eat their brains.
A few years ago I met a boy by the name of Putrid. Now, despite his foul moniker, he was a good dude – always down for a grilled cheese and a chat about Slayer. Turns out, my friend Putrid’s one of the most twisted gore artists of his time – and he’s just released his first book! Some of you are reading this and nodding to yourself – you have a friend who would cherish this rare collection of a low-brow artist’s first works. Well hit him up on his My Space page, because they’re available now.
Horror comes in all shapes and sizes – even tiny and adorable. So reward your friends for raising wee blood fiends by dressing their kids in the latest in monster-and-zombie wear from Sick On Sin. Awww, does da baby wuv zombies?
And now I take a risk of posting something that will sell out before many of you get to enjoy it, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. When other girls were kissing their Corey and Corey posters I was swooning over Edgar Allen Poe. Sure, he was a mess who ended up dead at 40 – but he’s the man who planted the black seed in my heart and I would be proud to carry this purse by SackReligious in his honor.
For the Broad Who Has Everything
Because dude, she does not have this stuff.
I have a friend who is lovely and charming. From her ear-tickling southern accent to her enviable sense of style. She’s funny and sweet and everything you could ask for in a girl – including completely out of her mind. In her store, Very Happy Everything, this fancy friend of mine serves up vintage fashions and jewelry that will either crack you up or make you blush. One thing is for sure – your secret Santa partner does not currently own a Skank Pendant, but she should. And you can make that happen.
Now that I think about it, I have more completely insane friends than sane. Or is it I who has mental issues? Either way, you’ll never find the same thing twice in a little friend-owned shop called MelissaHatesYou. Circus-inspired original paintings? Check. Nude portrait of Dr. Zira from Planet of the Apes? Check. An ever-changing aray of vintage t-shirts you’ll only find on the thrift store racks in southern Florida? Right on.
“But Natalie,” you say, “my friend is unique, but she isn’t down for monkey boobs. Whatever shall I do?” Hush your mouth, darlin’ because I have one more idea for the girl who has everything – and it’s 98% monkey boob-free. Dessert hummus. Yeah, I said it. Blow her mind with a snack that looks like one thing and tastes like another. Check the ingredients – many flavors are vegan-friendly.
Finally, I bring you to a website that has come an addiction – Seibei. From hammerhead unicorns to shirts that proudly proclaim “I’ll never stop pooping!” there’s endless options that you can guarantee your friend does not already have – unless that friend is me. Join the Intramural Zombie Hunting League or just demand a sandwich from the world in general – it’s all at your fingertips. And, because you know people in high places, you can get 10% off your order when you enter BAKEANDDESTROY at check out.
Speaking of Vegans… For the Vegan
Meat’s no treat for those you eat – so here’s some treats for those who don’t eat meat. (Or dairy, or eggs, or… you know the drill.)
Chocolate from Vosges Haut-Chocolat. No, seriously. Some of the dark chocolate bars including Black Pearl, Red Fire, Creole, Oaxaca, Calindia and Black Cat are vegan! The world just got a little more awesome, did it not?
Basically anything and everything from Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe. Listen, I spent 5 years as a vegan in late-90’s, early 2000’s in the Mid-f’n-west. I know how bad it sucks to just want a god damn marshmallow and to not be able to eat one. I also know how bad it sucks to be in Toledo, Ohio at 4am at Shoney’s because it’s the only place open, eating a plain hamburger bun because it’s the only vegan thing you can find, and it’s probably not even really vegan. What I’m trying to say is don’t let your friend eat bad food or wear bad make up. Help a sister out. Shop Cosmo’s.
Vegans get a bad rap – what, with weiners like Moby reppin’ the scene. But the vegans I grew up with are some of the toughest dudes around. Hell, Mac Danzig’s a vegan and he might not be so hot in the UFC but he’ll sure as shit kick your ass. Show ’em the violent side of veganism with this hardcore necklace by OrangyRedInk.
Maybe the best gift you can give a vegan is the gift of support. Show ’em how much their passion inspires you by donating to a worthy cause like Farm Sanctuary in his or her name! Oh, and it probably wouldn’t hurt if you also tried to, you know – adopt as much of the life style as you can.
For the Crafty Bitch
If she can’t stitch it, forge it, or paint it – no one can.
I have been begging my bosses at Reuseit.com to pick up Sodastream. Sure, sure you cut back on plastic bottle waste, yadda yadda but what I’m really interested in is making my own flippin’ root beer! Got a friend who lives by DIY? Put your money where her mouth is and give the gift that keep on giving.
Paper crafts appeal to a special breed of crafter – one who cannot be bothered with a needle and thread. One who cannot draw or paint, or do much of anything. But she can use scissors all by herself and occasionally, you can trust her with glue. If this sounds like your crafty friend, buy her a boatload of PDF crafts from Fantastic Toys and send her on her merry way.
If it so happens that your friend is pretty handy with a needle and thread I’m sure she’ll enjoy a cross stitch kit from my hands-down favorite New Zealander, City the NZ Cupcake Queen. Kits like Cake is the New Black an Zombie Brains are a far cry from your gramma’s cross stitch.
Speaking of shakin’ up the retirement home, a while back I was honored to be made over as a Tiger Lady by Bonnie of Model Citizen. The ladies of Sublime Stitching liked her design so much, they turned it into a sweet tote bag embroidery kit and you can get it right here in my shop! Hey- this is a great segway to…
For the Tree Hugger
Save the Earth – it’s the only planet with chocolate.
Do you know a thrifty college student or a 9-to-5er who brown bags it most of the time? Help her help the Earth by hooking her up with an Eco Lunch Kit from Glue and Glitter! Kits include a machine-washable bag, utensils, 5 napkins and a Lock&Lock lunch box. Just grab your reusable bottle and you’ve got yourself (or your friend’s self) a pretty snazzy waste-free lunch! Mention C is for Cupcake in the note to the seller and you’ll get $5 off an Eco Lunch Kit or free shipping on any other item in the shop!
Believe it or not, a lot of offices still have stacks of disposable cups next to their coffee pots! Give someone on your holiday shopping list a reason to use a reusable mug instead by gifting them a truly unique, handmade mug from Circa Ceramics. They’ll love the detailed screen prints – from eco-friendly bikes to not-at-all-eco-friendly monster trucks and you can pat yourself on the back that you’ve supported two Chicago artists who even recycle their clay for goodness sakes!
I personally snagged quite a few Eco-Me Cleaning Kits from my workplace to give away as holiday gifts this year. I think they’re brilliant! Now, husbands, I don’t recommend picking this up for your lovely wives, but these are great hostess gifts, secret Santa presents, etc. You add baking soda, vinegar and olive oil and the kit has everything else you need to make an all-purpose cleaner, a wood cleaner, and a scrub. It even comes with reusable, refillable spray bottles, a scrub container, a scrub brush, cleaning cloth and stirring stick.
Saving the Earth is a tough job – reward the eco-warrior in your life with something sweet from Have It Sweet. For every $20 spent in their shop, they plant a tree through PlantABillion.org and they use responsible packaging on all of their handcrafted caramels, nougets and marshmallows. I bought myself a little gift of spiced caramels not too long ago so I have some advice – buy more than you think you’ll need to give away, because you will eat most of it yourself. Be sure to read up on their “order by” dates for the holidays!
Well, kids, that’s my advice for this year – I hope you found it helpful! And now, I have a few gifts for you! Starting tomorrow I will be choosing one person every to who will win a prize generously furnished by my sponsors below. To enter, just leave a comment and tell me what’s on your wish list this year. Prizes include:
- 11/27: Billboard pouch by DeLuna Designs – I’ve been using one as a make up bag for over a year now & I love it!
- 11/28: Set of 3 psychobilly hair bows by Lucky Cupcake Hairclips – the official bow maker for Bake and Destroy!
- 11/29: Los Novios Pillow by Made With Luv – cuddle up… with death!
- 11/30: Set of 2 Bake and Destroy mugs by Circa Ceramics – aww shit, is that a collaboration I see?
- 12/1: $25 gift certificate to Tilleyjewels – I covet the gummy bear necklace!
- 12/2: Two t-shirts from Seibei – the store that officially encouraged me to quit dressing appropriately for work
- 12/3: Holiday apron set by Cupcake Provocateur – you will not be giving this one away!
- 12/4: Set of sweet holiday cards by Caged Tomato – in your face, Hallmark!
- 12/5: $50 gift certificate to Bake It Pretty – omg! Now I’m entering my own contest!
- 12/6: Two cross stitch kits from City the NZ Cupcake Queen – Hey! Now you can cross that off your list!
- 12/7: $30 gift certificate to Sick on Sin – monster cuteness for babies and baby mamas alike.
- 12/8: The big day: Two bow pins from Very Happy Everything, $20 gift certificate to The Grand Bakery‘s Zazzle store, Tiger Lady-approved bobby pins from Model Citizen, and handmade felt pins by The Lulu Bean! Whew!
- Lucky duck Ashley wins the DeLuna Designs billboard pouch!
- The honorable Honor wins a set of three adorable rockabilly hair bows by Lucky Cupcake Hairclips!
- Wendy gets to spooky up her couch with a skele-rific pillow from Made With Luv!
- It’s Jenna’s lucky day even though the rest of the Internet hates her because she won two Bake and Destroy mugs by Circa Ceramics!
- Sparkle, sparkle! Liz has won herself a little shopping spree from Tilleyjewels!
- Sandwiches will be made. Tacos will be eaten. Victoria has won herself 2 shirts from Seibei.
- No one likes Emily. She won the apron set they all coveted. Rub it in their faces, Emily!
- If you’re on Anne’s x-mas card list you might be getting a cute card from Caged Tomato because she just won a set!
- No more baking it ugly for Jennifer because she’s got $50 to spend on Bake it Pretty!
- Quynh will have us all in stitches as she’s won 2 stitch kits from the NZ Cupcake Queen!
- Congrats to Amanda on winning $30 to spend at Sick On Sin! Only ONE day of giveaways left…
- And Nicole rounds out the Weiner’s Circle by winning a suite of sweets from my fabulous sponsors! Thanks for playing, everyone!
What I’m hoping to find under the Christmas tree = a homemade scarf from my mom. She’s an incredible crocheter.
You are totally cool. I will finally get off my lazy ass and order one of your bad-ass Bake and Destroy t-shirts (in black size large) and wear it with pride!
My wish this year is for business women like ourselves to be appreciated for all of our hard work and take over the world! Oh and the gift certificate from Tilley’s Jewels.
Whoa, that EA Poe purse makes ME want to start carrying one. But I’m not gonna.
Definitely in the market for a cute apron this year…my dream wish list includes a Vita-Mix and Excalibur dehydrator, but we are insanely broke. They were on last year’s dream wish list too. Onto 2010’s they go…
just bought my mom a cupcake provocateur apron hopefully she loves it as much as i do!!
I always love reading your blog thingees. :] And I love even more that you have a shot-out to Putrid, he’s an AMAZING gore artist. Enjoy your holiday; thanks for always making me smile!!
My list includes lots of books, like Eating Animals, Vegan Cookies and My Sweet Vegan. Oh, and a pink, leopard-print CHI flat iron. =)
I don’t really have a huge list this year. I would LOVE a Cuisanart mixer in Ice Blue, my red kitchen would be SO VERY happy.
Books of any sort are all ways on my list, I have quite a library… speaking of which more shelves would kick ass too!
-wrestlemania (vol.1-4) dvds.
-x-files complete series.
-kid robot stuffs.
So excited about all your giveaways! I think I have too much stuff on my Christmas list this year but I really realy want a Tara McPherson Lithograph and a copy of 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes by Kris Holechek.
This year, thanks to your gift list, I really want a Cupcake Provocateur apron to take some boudoir photos in for my soon to be hubby! I would like to say I also wear my Knit and Destroy and Bake and Destroy shirts proudly! Love em!
I’m feeling greedy this year so my wish list consists of a kitchen aid mixer, blender and a food processor, which I won’t be getting, but a girl can dream can’t she? Also a funky apron would make me happy 🙂
My husband already got me my early xmas presents. A vintage panther TV planter and an floor lamp from the 50’s with fiberglass lampshade. We just happened to stumble upon them while we were out the other day.
Your list reminded me to check Fright Rags for some shirts for the hubby but he has most of them already! I wonder when that new They Live shirt will be available.
Hey Natalie, You’ve outdone yourself this year. I would totally be down with any of these prizes tho have a sweet spot for anything from Bake It Pretty, Cupcake Provocateur or Lucky Cupcake Hairclips. I’ll be back tomorrow for your Black Friday sale! On my wishlist? The Hard Rock Cafe Barbie:
A girl can dream, right?
I would love to get the complete season of Friends – totally got readdicted to that show recently. I also am totally wanting Guitar Hero, it would be perfect for the 11 days I have to take off due to state budget cuts.
I was waiting for this giveaway since you announced it on Twitter!! I don’t need to tell you that you’re kickass, because you already know.
This year on my Christmas list.. I have about 60 spice jars from Amazon that I want to store all my sprinkles. The Momofuku cookbook (for the desserts.. Tosi is a goddess sometimes.) Vegan Cookies & Vegan Brunch.. I need to complete my set!
I’d also be okay with just more cash to finish up my rib piece!
Dude! I need a set of 4 Bake and Destroy mugs!
Yay the list is fantastic, as always!
My wishlist is pretty boring because I’m unemployed and don’t want to ask for a whole lot of flair. BUT! I’m obsessed with the idea of getting an old-fashioned hand crank popcorn popper. I have had braces for a couple of years and popcorn is a big no-no so when I get them off the week after Xmas (holy crap!) I’m gonna eat amazing crunchy popcorn every day. Yay!
I already bought the tigerlady eco-tote form Sublime stitching, so for xmas, I would love to have the time to stitch the damn thing up… also more valrohna chocolate…and a food processor that works.
Well Miss Natalie it seems you have done a wonderful job with this guide. Congratulations on all that publishing you mentioned as well.
I really kind of wish on Christmas morning I would find one of my best friends under the tree with a big bow on her head. For a material answer I’ve always wanted a vita-mix. I’m in love with soup and veggies and this can mix the two by centrifugal force. Then I can say, “excuse my while I go spin the shit out of this broccoli.” SERIOUSLY.
I’d love to get a kitten and a vegan cookies book.
so excited about the giveaway!
Great list of goodies 🙂
This year I really want a nice warm pea coat and a nice vegan dinner.
Such a good gift guide, I added a few things including bake and destroy merch to my amazon!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving
I really like this list. This year I want (and need) a kitchen aide stand mixer b/c my little mixer died and now I can’t bake! its so sad (and dessert-less) in my house 🙂
I’ve just discovered you on FB and your website, thanks to Circa Ceramics…yay! Thanks for the gift guide! As always, I love handmade gifts…and I wouldn’t mind and Bake and Destroy hoodie. 🙂
I don’t know if I’m eligible for winning, but this giveaway is too good not to try!!
On my wishlist this year is a nice new sewing machine. I’ve been inspired to start making my own clothes. Chubby girls face a shortage of cute clothing, unfortunately. Also on my wishlist, stuff from all of the shops listed here. Holy cow!! Thanks for all the links, Natalie. Tons of great stuff in there. : )
I’m hoping to find lots of baking goodies under my tree this year!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!
On my list I am wanting mostly games since I am pregnant and need to relax and de-stress. I also am hoping for a new hand mixer.
Um, holy shit?! I had to open a comment box to get started & I’m not even 1/2 way through the guide! This seriously rules..
So true on the pretty cupcake wrappers. Also, Terry & Isa’s new book kicks ass!
How did I not know about that bad ass vegan necklace?! NEED. (Damn, all her necklaces rule.)
Hooray for a vegan section. I <3 you.
We have a sodastream, Ryan got it for Xmas last year! I want to carbonate everything, but Ryan's a jerk & only will let us carbonate water. LAME.
You know I want everything from Very Happy Everything, City, Circa, & Model Citizen. B&D MUGS?! omg.
Giveaway mania! Dying over the awesome things to win.
For Xmas I want.. all turkeys pardoned. Does that work?
I’m pretty easy, for christmas i’d just love the time with family. 🙂 (a few new hoodies would be rad too I suppose…)
yay for including a big vegan list!
i’ve been a good girl this year so i’m hoping santa brings me a shiny new red kitchen aid mixer.
Anything from “Bake it Pretty”, “Bake & Destroy”, or “Cosmo Vegan Shoppe” would be more than welcome under my Christmas tree!!!! I could use some pick-me-up gifts right now…
I’m hoping for a kitten under the tree 😉 Or pumpkin pie. Oh lord, pumpkin pie.
Expect something in the mail soon!
I’m hoping for a plane ticket to go somewhere warmer than here!
Great post, by the way.
I should be a good girl and wish for a job, but, instead, I will wish for what I really want: food dehydrator, cool t-shirts that fit (I lost 50 lbs. since last christmas), and girly-smelling mousturizer.
I should be with citizenkoan and wish for more work, but I just got a new kitchen (the brighter side of heavy rain?), so fun kitchen gadgets would be great. And dry skies for a little while.
I’m keeping it simple this year – I would love some oven mitts! I am sick and tired of burning my fingers/hands!
I am going to have to get half of this stuff for my wife, thanks!
it would be great to get a vitamix (but they are a bit pricey) so i’d be happy with a boatload of vegan cookbooks and a bunch of tshirts and maybe a hoodie or two. love your post!!
My wish is for a real job next year! I’m so tired of unemployment. 🙂 And with a real job, I could go crazy at all these lovely baking shops!
I am a Crafty Bitch (knitting, cross-stitch, sewing…) but my ultimate baking wish is (and has been for some time) for a kitchen aid stand mixer! Oh, what I could do with that…
this year for christmas i have a food processor on my list. i still don’t have one and mentioned this while on the phone with my dad last night. he said he’d “write the north pole and see if they could help us out”.
What I hope to find under the Christmas tree is a new Jessie Steele apron! Happy Holidays!
Great list! Happy Holidays! I would love some vintage aprons to go with my vintage cookbook collection, now if Hubby could only get the hint…
oh man, I love everything on that list! I think I’d most want either the caged tomato prints or the circa ceramics mugs for sure. but a bake it pretty gift certificate can’t go wrong either! I’d love any of it really!
Digging the list, thanks! Man that prize list is killer. If I really had to choose something on my wish list, it’d be Tilleyjewels, those accessories are just supercute!
Oh my! This is the first time I’ve come across your gift guide of awesomeness and it’s better than freakin’ Oprah’s giveaways BIG TIME!
You’ve given me tons of gift ideas which are beyond rad and have also grown the list of the goodies that I wish to pick up for myself.
I’m just getting started in unleashing my inner baker so anything that can keep me inspired when my soy-free, vegan cakes fall, would be bonus in my books.
Keep up the great work. You’re awesome!
I really didnt ask for much this year. Socks, simple silver hoops and a waffle maker. I so badly want to make homemade waffles.
I’m dying for a kitty hat from http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissMinoes
AAAAAAAHHH! Freaking out over all the amazing gifts…that I want to give myself. An, you know, other people, I guess. That vegan necklace is amazing! Thanks for this holiday guide, I’m inspired.
Under the xmas tree this year, I’m hoping to magically find a new bike…mine got stolen a few weeks ago. Having moved here recently, it made me pretty down on Chicago for a while. But then I remembered all the awesome things that come out of this city – like Bake and Destroy, the Bleeding Heart Bakery, and all the other yummy institutions that have inspired me to start my own vegan blog. So thanks for this post and all the writing that you do!
all i want this year santa is to be back to work baking again.. i’m trapped on the couch after a dreaded hysterectomy and i’m turning into a huge grouch with all of this recovery time.. it’s time to make the cupcakes again.. sans uterus!
so thanks to natalie’s super rad taste, my list includes a cute new apron for returning to work in jan. and man, those cupcake papers from bake it pretty have my attention!!
back to healing…
I’m hoping for the Bake It Pretty Cupcakes 101 – Honors Club™ kit! Although, a gift certificate to Powell’s books would also rule. I already got myself some awesome cupcake pincushion toppers from GigiMinor or I’d be asking for those, too. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/GigiMinor)
Your list is awesome! When I have a moment of peace and quiet I will peruse it thoroughly! I guess that’s what I need for xmas!!!!
What a great prizes! My wishlist includes a new camera and lots of cookbooks!
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I love the new Black Friday sale. I had to get the Navy blue B & D hoodie. Now you need to make one in red and black and then I will feel that I am complete. Have you been checking out my new dirty blog at http://www.oddasiangirl.tumblr.com Yes, it will burn your vegan eyes!
Oh and kudos on the holiday gift guide. Great showcasing.
Hiya Natalie! I found your blog through the Sugar Beat Sweets blog where you were working the Muffin Top shirt. Thanks for reviewing all these badass gift ideas- i didn’t even know all this stuff existed! Cupcake Provacateur has such cute stuff! And I am seriously in LOVE with the bows from Lucky Cupcake. The cute model makes me want to get betty bangs and dye my hair, just so I can work the clip as well as she does. I was beginning to get frantic because I have no holiday gift ideas (besides buying my mom a hanging fruit basket cause she likes mine). This list is a huge help! Thanks, you’re on my blogroll! xxxxx
My wish list reads as thus, some funky new books to read over the xmas break, a pretty pair of new shoes, a ticket to Rebellion fest in Blackpool and some funky yarn and buttons to make a cardigan with.
Ooooh. Awesome giveaways! I don’t have a big wish list this year, but I do want a Wii because I am a grade-A dork… I also love ANYTHING kitchen-related, so I might find some of that type of stuff in my stocking.
I would love to have a little stereo to play my iPod on while in my kitchen baking cupcakes. 🙂
those are great giveaways! i hope your day gets better =)
So I’m late to the party again! Fun stuff, will have to start a list for the man candy to go out and fetch!
Seibei shirts kill me!!
Happy Thanksgiving/black friday to all y’all Americans!
Awesome stuff Natalie! Under my tree this year I would love to see a new mixer!! I don’t know how much longer my old one will go on! Haha!
i hope to get a new corduroy pea coat for xmas… i’ve been wearing mine since my freshman year of high school, which was 15 years ago!
Great gift guide this year. I am eternally searching for a perfect pair of boots. So they are definitely on my wishlist.
Wow, this stuff is amazing!
This year my wishlist (once I’m done with this hell of a first semester) includes LOTS of books, crafts, and various things to keep my mind working during my month off of vacation. (and as always, world peace, ending global poverty etc. etc.)
Hi Nat! Wow you definitely didn’t leave anyone out on your gift guide didja? I heart the Guinness SO much. My three most-wanted items on my list year are a sewing machine, digital camera, and new (pink) handmixer!
If you ever come by way of the DC area, there’s a great shop called Buzz Bakery…on Slaters Lane 😉
Hope your holidays are great! <3
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World! …and a provacateur apron! I need both for my new cupcake job! 🙂
Great list, lady!
As for me, I’d like snow for Christmas, just once, so I could actually enjoy eating roasted things without wanting to lie down in a puddle and die. Mostly for Bea and Indi’s sake though — I think they’d be excited. (Bea is convinced it will snow here, regardless of it being mid-summer death heat on the 25th!) And while we’re asking for ridiculous things, possibly a zombie-minded kitchen-assistant-slash-babysitter, and for the icing on the cake, I think I’d like lap-band surgery to cope with all the cupcakes I’m going to guzzle over the holiday season.
I love the list this year, just like I did last year.
If my cats don’t keep knocking down my Christmas tree, we’re going to have a nondescript holiday gift receptacle! If Santa were to shimmy down my chimney this year, I’m hoping he brings me new beaters for my mixer… I lost one in my move.
Oooh. Please pick me (!!!) 11/30. I want those Bake and Destroy mugs soooo much!!!
What an awesome giveaway!
Is it possible to really just want a job for Christmas? If not then, I think I would like a macro lens for my Nikon 🙂
I’m really wanting some sambas, a record player, and for my brother to pay for satellite radio like he promised.
That’s what I’m hoping for
Love Bake and Destroy swag and your blog
It was nice meeting you in Chicago!
My Christmas list is pretty short: black on black Converse, “Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar”, “Cake Wrecks” (book), more tattoos, and some vegan sweaters.
My list: candy thermometer, yarn, tattoo money!!
My wish list – a dressy, grown-up vegan belt, a vegan wallet that doesn’t have velcro, some vegan workout shoes, and a hot, zombie love slave, preferably vegan.
Love the list!
This year I want a big ‘ol set of hot rollers. And world peace???
I love the Eco lunch kit. I am sending the link to my husband right away! Great give aways, anything free is always awesome around the holidays!
Awesome gift guide! Definitely going to be buying some stuff on it for others AND myself haha!
On my wish list this year: cupcake beanie, tattoo money, silver glitter toms shoes, plane tickets to Oregon, & warm weather in SD!
This year my wishlist is short: I’d like a nice warm blanket to curl up in, some tea, and some yarn to knit or a good book to read while curled up in the blanket drinking the tea.
You make me miss Chicago, I only stayed there briefly a few times, but I loved it! I stayed at a hostel, I think it was on Mason, the people who ran it were friendly, but it turned out they were super religious, the little girl dropped a candy on the floor and her father made her pray to Jesus to make it better before she ate it, but yet he kept making comments about what types of underthings I should wear.
I need a new set of pots and pans in stainless steel, the Teflon cookware I currently have is flaking black crap into my food.
I’d really like for my ex to stop being a douche and maybe treat me with a shred of respect, if only for the sake of our daughter.
I’d like to feel more like a person, instead of just a mama.
I’d like a Tony Little Gazelle so I can finally lose the last of this baby weight (18 months later…)
Tattoo/piercing money is always good.
I’d love some sewing lessons.
Since my list is all wishful thinking anyway, I’ll add Joan Jett to it as well.
I am so excited to see you on food network! And a bake and destroy hoodie is on the top of my holiday wishlist!!!! Thank you for all your great posts!
i so much want a donut pan, for making baked vegan donuts. i thought that was all i wanted til i saw this post. damn.
That Orangyredink necklace is pretty much the best thing ever 😛
How is this a gift guide when it is just things I want to buy myself???
Yeah!! Found a new t-shirt place!! Seibei rocks!!! Of course they are not as cool as my red and black Bake and Destroy shirt! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!
aw, man. i love this stuff!
for christmas I’d loooove a dryer. ours broke and i am sick of dragging my wet clothes to the laundromat to dry them. however, I’d also settle for a couple pairs of thigh hi socks.
The thing I want most this year (other than a clean, organized house) is some vegan marshmallows. There aren’t any to be found locally and I had a colossal failure when I tried to make my own. Maybe I’ll even order them for my own stocking! I’m pretty good at acting surprised!
So….Im pretty much obsessed with you and weve never even met! I go to your facebook and here daily….sometimes more then once a day haha. You are great! Love the witty commentary!!!!!!!
And of course the cupcakes!!!!
I already bought myself my Christmas gifts (Retro Cherries Apron from Jessie Steele and “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World”)…however, a KitchenAid Mixer is still on my list from like 3 years ago. One of these days, I’ll save up and actually get myself one. 🙂
oh Bake and Destroy, how I love thee!
exciting giveaway! I am hoping santa drops a Kitchenaid mixer down the chimney!
ha ha! I love “save the earth, it’s the only planet with chocolate”!!! what I am hoping to get for christmas is a good candy thermometer, because I just started learning about making chocolates and caramels, and my crappy little thermometer is just not up to the task. I love some of the finds you came up with – they’re awesome! I hope I win something! 🙂
That list is making my head spin, but I want it all for me. Luckily, I know a few lucky people who will benefit as well, so thanks!
I am really hoping for a pizza peel, cake decorating supplies, and just about anything from Caged Tomato under the FSM tree this year.
I just want my husband to be home for Xmas . It’s only happened once in five years. Really I wish anything I bake would make it to him overseas without going bad. For now it’s ninja turtle cupcakes for my son and I , but a few more months and I will be able to have him home and testing my recipes again .
I would like money towards a new couch because it smells of kitty pee – gross. Also I would like to save up for a computer table- one that is large enough to fit an Imac, an Emac, a large photo printer & scanner so I can start printing my photos.
Most importantly my Christmas wish is I hope I get on to Damien’s health insurance next year.
I’m really hoping I find back child support checks under the tree along with some awesome toys for Wednesday and Gunnar.
I would love a shopping spree to the antique mall and the m•a•c counter. ^v^
Hoping to find a gift from my quarrelling relatives-not likely but I do believe in Christmas miracles!
I am in need of a new pizza stone after someone broke mine, so hopefully that will finally show up!!
Yay for giveaways!! ^_^
This year, I think I really want to find Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and a kick ass apron in my stocking. And maybe some Urban Decay make-up from Sephora.
fun, fun, FUN!
all i want this year is kitchen stuff and antique medical texts.
i’m a simple girl!
Yarn, fabric, thread, books, hand blender and a le creuset dutch oven.
So, I totally love you now! This is great! Happy Holidays Everyone!
oops1 Forgot…am totally lookin’ forward to some new art supplies this year…hear me JimDear?!?!!?
i know it’s crazy and maybe a bit greedy but i am so longing for a vitamix this christmas. a refurbished one will do me fine!
This is awesome! Great giveaways! I’m getting a new black handmixer and tattoos from my family! What I’m hoping to get is a new kitty! I hope you have happy holidays! Stoked on my hoodie next week! <3
Geez I could really use some pierced earrings like the ones at Tilleys! I have 2 empty piercings in each ear and no earrings 🙁
yeah i’m trying to win free shit from you… but really i’m saying you should come visit the shop because Frank is taking off for Florida in December and won’t be working with us anymore. Also, bring cookies. haha.
hope you stop by dude.
Awesome, I love me a giveaway. Hmm I’d like to see some good cookware and books show up under a holiday tree for me somewhere. A new French press would be particularly sweet. 🙂
Oh my! All of those things are adorable.
For this holiday season, I want nothing more than the Wilton Master Tip set.
Me me me me me me. I want everything here!
Sweet gift guide, Natalie – I’ll take one of each! One of the things on my wishlist is a 2nd job (grateful for anything really… but a conscious co-op, bakeshop or writing gig would be the bee’s knees) because asides from food, my toddler really needs rock music classes.
i love the mugs- i have avid “bike” lovers this would be perfect for. both are tea lovers so i’ll probably fill them with specialty teas for a thoughtful and inexpensive gift for the holidays as i am deaddd broke!
For Christmas I want the Veganomicon cookbook and basically everything you put in your giveaway!!!
I followed Urban Housewife’s tweets here, and I can’t help but enter myself into this contest.
I want to find gift certificates for new running shoes and bike shirts under the tree. And vegan cookbooks. One can never have too many vegan cookbooks!
I wish my company would miraculously gift me an extra week of vacation so I can keep my husband, family and myself happy!
I would love a new canon camera!!!
I love everything on this gift guide! What great ideas! I wish i could have a cool new job! Can Santa bring me that??? 🙂
I’m hoping to find a Le Creuset fry pan on the stove this solstice. Twelve inch vintage with white interior Made in France would be great. But I’m not holding my breath. 🙂
i would love a pet shark. he doesn’t have to live in an aquarium at my house, but if i could just have a shark and name him and know his whereabouts, kind of like people get to do with stars and what not, that’d be okay with me. or like adopting a kid in africa, kind of similar. i’ll buy my shark a pair of tom’s. i’m the anjelina jolie of the underwater animal world. i may have gone too far.
howdy! this year under my tree, i hope to find a helmet and knee pads to complete all the gear i need for roller derby tryouts in january! and some envelopes with money in them would be pretty awesome too bc i start school soon and school book prices are steep! merry christmas! 😀
Wow Natalie! You and your Giveaway Friends are so damn generous- lucky us! Thanks for another great year of writing, cuteness and WTF’s. Hopefully Satan Claus lays some Bake and Destroy mugs under my tree… guess I should tell him.
I’m hoping for some shiny new vegan tees this x-mas. I keep wishlisting ’em, but no luck! I think my family distrusts my choice of sizing. (I like to keep things loose!)
what a great list! (found you thru Bake It Pretty, a fellow Ashevillain…)
after 2 surgeries and multiple trips to the ER, for xmas, i wish the doctors would finally figure out what’s wrong with my big sis to she can stop being in constant pain.
sorry to be a debbie downer!
of course, i would not turn away a ceramic salt ‘n’ pepper from Soup Studios, anything from Bake It Pretty or Burt’s Bees. and if Santa wins the lottery, a pair of Frye boots. 😉
thx for all you do!
Holy mother of crap, this gift guide is full of awesome.
wow your list is awesome! I want everything : ). I’d settle for an awesome zombie t-shirt or a sweet vintage apron to add to my collection!
I LOVE the list! I’m especially enamored with the hardcore vegan necklace–must get that! Everything on the list is awesome, and solidifies why I love to read your blog!
this year i’m wishing for a mountain of yarn and about 1,000,000,000 things i’ve found on etsy!
yay for free stuff!
thanks to you and your recipes, i look like i know what im doing.
my wishlist includes new books, stuff for my pups, cute new aprons, zombie heels, and new hair stuff 🙂
My wishlist this year is easy, some shirts from fright rags, a kitchenaid stand mixer, the rachel ray cookware in green, a bears bake and destroy hoodie, and an original pressing of inflammable material. And maybe the Class of Nuke Em High box set.
I’d like for this new year to have everything work out for all my friends who had a f(not so good)*^#ed-up year
What a great gift guide! I have a short wishlist this year, but I would love the new Heavenly Cakes cookbook and Sky High Cakes cookbook. I’d also like to see my fiance to be blessed with a new job opportunity soon!
this year on my wishlist: shirts from theadless, the new morrissey cd, Revolation tabletop chocolate temperer ( so expensive.), EVERYTHING from bake it pretty…especially, the mustache chocolate molds and the Cupcakes 101 – Honors Club kit and pretty much all the seasons of the simpsons.
Uggs and Lolia handcream!
On my wishlist this year…. I want Fiestaware! I told my mother I want to start collecting, so I’ve asked for brown, turquoise, lilac and bright red. I also asked for lots of cookbooks and Hobby Lobby giftcards because I’m a huge Hobby Lobby nerd.
….on my wishlist i would love to find Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World for sure!! and maybe some 80s hardcore, rockabilly,surf, and any smiths and hank Williams vinyls.
A little sumin sumin from Circa Ceramics would seriously rock my world! I also want to save the world, get my soon to be college studnt son his mac pro and a new camera….yeah well perhaps I’ll be able to manage the Circa Ceramics wish!
I LOVE your site!!! Happy Holidays!!!
I love you’re list this year! So much cute stuff well done on that! My son Milo was enjoying looking at all the pictures of the rad stuff! Happy Holidays to you lovely!
Wishing for better job luck for everyone more than anything. Then, a six-pack of good beer, some new comics, and an ebelskiver pan.
Seriously, this is quite the gift guide! It’d be a delight to find any of these gifts under my tree.
I wonder if the jolly one could also drop off several dozen vegan donuts for me…yes, donuts. How gluttonous and selfish of me? 😉
I would just like to see my family under our log cabin house with the wood stove blaring together under one roof safe and happy. Money is getting tight so I worry that we all won’t be under the same roof some day. I don’t want anything materialistic really just a safe and happy family with happy full bellies.
My wish is to have the ability to modify the space-time continuum in order to allow myself to work on my master’s degree in art history, bake cupcakes, crochet for charity and be travel to exotic places, all whilst teaching on the collegiate level and not being frazzled and exhausted. Take that, Einstein!
Happy belated Thanksgiving!
Hmmm…my wish this year…I want a time machine, so I can go back in time about 15 years, and experience the grunge era firsthand. =]
Philosophy Gingerbread Man Shower gel, this beautiful red vintage coat, and a pumpkin orange kitchenaid mixer to match my halloween pumpkin kitchen! All that, and world peace.
Hi there :]
My wishlist this year is fairly small-
I want pink chuck taylors
new, ridiculously soft bed sheets
and a leapord-print cardigan [unlikely colors encouraged].
Hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous!
i really would like a digital slr but i’m pretty sure that’s not gonna happen.
so i’ll settle for whatever really. it’s the thought anyways.
I just adore this site and have been recommending it to all of my friends. Love the gift guide and Im hoping some of those friends will get the hint.
Besides some of these great items, I’m just hoping for a big enough payday to get a damn haircut and take the lovely ladies of my family out for some good times.
Im definately a Crafty Bitch, so I’m really hoping that Santa will bring me a Cricut! Love your blog! Keep on rockin’!
I keep saying the word “refractometer”…though I wouldn’t turn down an immersion blender. Or, I don’t know, some rugs or a desk, if we’re gonna be all practical?
There’s a lot of great stuff in this gift guide!
I hope I get some nice mugs
BAKE IT PRETTY – You have the most adorable stuff!! Why don’t you buy then, you ask? I wish I could…when I get a job I will be back!
No wish list this year because we are poor and only buying presents for the lil dude. But everything on your list rocks!
I’ m inspired to get my crafty empire up and running even more! About a month ago I baked “Cupcakes for Kitties” to help raise money for Alley Cat Allies and our local Trap-Neuter-Return Program here in Orlando, FL Care Feline Rescue. I do a volunteer radio programming at Rollins College and the staff cares for a little cat family we have gotten 2 trapped and neutered and are scheduling our last kitty next month. Keep up the good baking exploits! And thanks for the inspiration!
All I want for Christmas is an oven! You see, I’m an Aussie stranded in Jakarta for the time being, and no one really has an oven. Unless you’re rich. So I did have a little electric oven, that was meant for pizza and it was great because even though it was so uneven, it was one of the few toaster-type ones that fitted a standard 12 cup pan. But then it broke. And so now my colleagues are angry because I don’t bake anymore and they have to buy their own snacks. And my wife is happy that I don’t bake any more because she hates it when I mess up her kitchen. But I am sad because there are no cupcakes, or baked pumpkin soup. So maybe santa will bring me an oven! Or the money for said oven!
Love the blog, inspired many cakes before my oven bit the dust. You rock my lunch break.
I want it all!
as much as I’d LOVE to receive the psychobilly hairclips from LUCKY CUPCAKE, or the holiday cards from CAGED TOMATO … what i’d DIE for, is a round trip ticlket to my favorite city … CHICAGO. huge fan of your town, and manage to make it back east at least 2 times a year. i read your blog, and wear the BAKE AND DESTROY bears t-shirt at least once a week!
i appreciate the work and creativeness you put into your blog!
I would love a new mixer, but would happily settle with being able to figure out how to get presents for everyone..Hope your holidays are happy!
looove the list.
what do i want for christmas? some new boots and for my family to be nice to each other.
Yay! Love your blog! xxoo
I’m hoping for a set of decorating tips. I have a total of 2 that I’ve been making work for me for years – and I think it’s time to branch out… I just hope that santa agrees 🙂
I have wanted a sodastream for so long. Now I just “carbonate” stuff by adding seltzer. Its pretty lame, I know. I always appreciate make-up, too. But my bf says I have more than enough and refuses to buy me anymore. Won’t stop me though.
Anyway, Happy Holidays everyone!
wow! what an insanely generous amount of giveaway goodness! i am hoping for tools this year…..dremel, scroll saw, wood burner…that would bring such joy to my days! 😉
I’ve become a baking fool this year and I’m hoping for a killer cake stand to put all my cakety cake goodness on display.
I’ve been asking for a life-size cardboard cutout of Clint Eastwood for 8 years in a row. I’m hoping 2009 is my year. Love all of your recommendations, thank you!!!
Fab giveaway–thanks! I am keeping my fingers crossed for some diva sunglasses. The sparkles are falling out of my old ones, and that just will not do. Hope your holidays are great!
Great giveaway. I love everything cupcakes, I’m obsessed really. So anything with cupcakes on it, I would love.
What do I want for Christmas?!? To be healthy again, so I can get back to living life to its fullest!!!
Natalie, I love your website! I would l be happy winning any of the items, but especially the Bake It Pretty GC. The holiday apron set is pretty flippin’ sweet, BTW!
I’m hoping for a food processor or stand mixer and a milk frother so I can add some foamy soy to my morning cuppa!
I really really want the Joan Jett doll…
on my list is a new camera…. a girl can dream right 😀
love your site – on my ever-growing wish list: enough time to shave both legs on the same day, a month with no cramps, a high-heel and whiskey date with my cell mate – i mean SOUL mate! (but i’ll settle for flip-flops and diet coke), a mini muffin top, instead of my extra large one, and one – just ONE morning to sleep in with sudoku, slayer, silent kiddos, and cinnamon toast crunch. happy holidays!
My #1 thing on my list is lots of giftcards to sephora to cover my ugly mug!! haahaha!
I have been asking Santa for a KitchenAid for too many years to count and if Santa forgets again this year he better at least have Lost Season 5 under that tree!
I am seeing my family (immediate and extended) this Christmas for the first time in several years. My wish list mostly includes things I wish they would NOT get me (like the time my dad, step mom and I were given matching t-shirts with Taz riding a motorcycle with “RENO” written across the top), but luckily they’re finally trained to just give me money which I plan on pooling to finally get that avocado green Kitchenaid mixer I’ve been drooling over for half my life.
I am going to ask for a replacement venom shirt that went missing during my last move, in addition to some new kitchen wares!
“Fight, we will fight right,
Living low in a world of our own,
Destined to live right, fight,
We’re taking hell as our home,
Burning lives burning,
Asking me for the mercy of god,
Ancient cries crying,
Acting fast upon the way of the dog,
Welcome to hell,
Welcome to hell,
Welcome to hell,
Welcome to hell.”
I know I am getting a Sublime Stitching book and that’s aweseome! Hopefully other books will make it under the tree. I am a baking/craft nerd so really anything like that will tickle me pink. I will most certainly die without anything to Bake and Destroy with. Had my eye on BakeItPretty’s Best ever cupcake icing kit. WIcked tips. Fingers crossed!
My wishlist includes a new dog and more coffee
I want everything on the list and a serger!
Hmmm… I’m hoping to find one of these awesome prizes under my tree. And some tickets to Smackdown when it comes to town. And a shit ton of money. So, I’m shallow. Sorry to disappoint.
my holiday wish is to have the friends over for the feast of “happy chrismakwanzachanukah” (good luck saying that 5 times fast.) Oh and an epicly pink set of commercial oven mitts to keep my hands safe. I have too many oven tattoos as it is! ***le sigh***
My dream Christmas list includes a button machine to make one inch buttons/pins, and some new screen printing ink. amen.
Ooh Ooh! Gummy Bear necklace is totally on my list. Any of these beautiful prizes would be wonderful under my tree. 🙂
my wish is that my family donates $$ to animal organisations!! I don’t need gifts (but I wouldn’t say no to a coupe of Seibei T’s)
Wish list: Kitchen Aid Mixer and Wide Angle Lens
I try to avoid the whole mass commercialism of Christmas, but this holiday wish list is making me rethink my current wish list of “give money to non-profits”…. hmmmm… baking goodies are always welcome.
My wish for this year is two things.
1. For my health and memory to keep improving.
2. National Geographic collection on CD – all NG magazines in one place.
I’m really hoping for a sewing machine this year! I’d really love a wii too! I’d take either one though, im not choosy! 🙂
Oh man, loving all the stuff on your list!
This year I’m asking for a vacuum (how domestic and boring, right?), and all the badass stuff I put on my etsy wish list (some jewelry, letterpress note cards, and some handmade recycled clothing).
I’m big on handmade and donations again this year, but honestly, I really like stuff and I’ve barely bought any for the this year. I’d be pretty happy with boots. Tall boots, short boots, brown, black, and grey boots. Lots of shoes on my list this year.
This list is righteous!! Now I can whine to my husband about what I want early in advance.
The biggest thing on my list for this year is a vintage typewriter. I found a 1962 model that WILL be mine!
LLLOOOOVVVEE that necklace. And I love your blog! Off to do some online shopping…
This is such an awesome list of giveaways!!! I hope I win something.
On my dreamland Christmas wish list this year (and I do mean dreamland, because the likely hood that any of this will actually be given to me is slim to none – a girl can always dream in dreamland), I would like a new Kitchenaid mixer in robin’s egg blue, a Le Creuset roasting pot (the bigger the better) in saffron, a $1000 gift certificate to Bake It Pretty so that I don’t get in trouble for ordering from there biweekly, the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook, a bottle of Chanel No. 5 (I’ve never owned it but I love the smell so much), some new kitchen linens from Anna-Maria Horner…
I love your blog – I think I chuckled after every one of your little comments for each prize.
I want it all – for real you have some great gift ideas here!!! I am most in love with the apron set from Cupcake Provocateur!!
Another reason to pick me as the winner for the apron set – I will actually use it. I bake cupcakes for everyone’s birthday!!
ummm… I can’t help but notice that i didn’t win those bake & destroy mugs!!! 🙂 poor me, lucky Jenna!
My bf has the zombie vs shark shirt!
I have the “There is no Dana, only Zuul!!”
It would be hard to put a job under the Christmas tree or a life for my bitchy sister, so I wish for an engagement ring from my wonderful boyfriend, Tommas. We dated seven years ago and drifted apart. I moved back to the area and stumbled across his profile on Facebook. We’ve been inseparable ever since. I can’t imagine spending another Christmas without him. How gross and mushy is that? =P
Thanks for running the contest. My wish list? Two days of nothing… no work, no stress. Just 48 hours to chill with the wife, perhaps a bottle of wine.
Hope you all have a great holiday!
Honestly, I want a weekend at a nice hotel, preferably with this guy that I met a year ago. That doesn’t seem to be asking for too much.
Dear Santa (Natalie)
1. I want animal print cupcake papers from bake it pretty
2. I want to find an awesome bakery or resort in chicago to do my externship ( i go to JWU Miami)
3. I want a bottle of grey goose
4. I want cancerslug to come to south florida
.. and then i would be happy
This site warms my heart. . .it’s nice to see other ladies who enjoy baking and being awesome 🙂
Ack this gift guide is great! Im def using some of these suggestions, thanks!
I love this gift guide everything is so cute and original!
I am hoping for something etsy related. I love these lover and fighter bowls from trixiedelicious. I love all of her reworked china! I want it! Or I’m hoping for some vintage pyrex.
Hey Natalie!! I love your website, and your gift guide and giveaways are AWESOME….my wish list this year includes a couple of new knives, a blender and some yarn…but mostly I am just looking forward to baking mountains of cookies and hanging out with the family and friends. 🙂
Happy holidays to you and yours!
I’m hoping to get some warmer clothes and a plane ticket to NYC!
For Christmas I want a juicer, but now that I read the gift guide…I think I need the new vegan cookie cookbook. Happy Holidays!!!
i am wishing for an Ibanez UE-405 1982 guitar rack effect with footswitch. Fingers crossed !!!!!
I love kitchen gadgets! This year I want a mandolin (not the instrument) so I can make home made potato chips.
if we’re talking material, the only thing i want is some more sean john unforgivable woman perfume. ahh, it smells SO good.
but really, i just want to try to make it through the remainder of 2009 without the stress. i’d also like to enter 2010 with lots of new endeavors (of the wrestling, fashion design, & mma kind.) i work hard, so hopefully it all works out because i’m in NEED of some peace of mind. 🙂
This year I would love to get some cute cookie cutters. Maybe if I’m lucky I’ll be able to get two t-shirts from Seibei (I actually work with a guy named Sibi…kind of similar)!! So kewl
I’ve got a few books on my list, including the Pocket Ref,some headphones, and some clothes. Pretty boring, yes, but I can buy anything I really want.
I want DORAEMON for Christmas 🙂
I am itching for 2 cross stitch sets from City the NZ Cupcake queen, especially the one that says, “Cake is the new Black” and only 9 million things from Bake it Pretty. I love all the cool liners and retro Cupcake decorations.
A cowgirl tattoo
on my Christmas list: a rolling pin with the changeable bands to evenly roll the dough, I am always open to aprons and cookie cutters, the Martha Stewart cupcake book..most of my wish list revolves around the kitchen lol
Great list of stuff! I’m asking Santa for a vintage polaroid camera and a nice display cabinet for all the dishes that overfloweth.
I would like a kitchen aid mixer ( because my 15 year old toast master is TOAST) . I would like a sewing machine, my green house finished, and bake and destroy hoodie in black. oooh and.. a plane ticket round trip to Chicago. 1 more thing… can I get the cupcake/cake bible?
All i want for christmas is for my parents to go vegan!
This is great! I will definitely be hitting up several of these shops for gifts. And for myself? I’ve been looking at different sites for baking supplies and Bake It Pretty is a dream come true! Crossing my fingers for the gift certificate!
I don’t know how I didn’t notice FantasticToys’s Shop was on the list!! I have given these away to many people, HIGHLY recomended for a crafty friend, or anyone into kawaii things!!
Mos Def on my list y’all!!
I just love your site and trying all your recipes! Thanks fo all you do!
This year, I’d love a few days off-that would be the BEST present, but that’s not going to happen, so… I’d be stoked on some of the EERIE Archives comic reprints, a nice warm pair of leggings and some new cosmetics would be swell!
Have a great holiday! xo
i’m really crossing my fingers for a hello kitty sewing machine this year. i’m hoping to expand my crafting abilities even further!
keep up the good work!
What amazing giveaways you have! This year I was hoping for some new additions to my kitchen. I asked for a new blender, set of knives (when your tomatoes don’t cut, there’s a problem), new bakeware, morter and pestal and a pasta maker.
Oh-and a new apron. 🙂 I have photos to take and wanted to incorporate a awesome new apron juuust like the one you’re giving away.
The thing I want most is an upright freezer to store all my veggies from my garden for winter. Of course, there’s no way in hell DH will buy a freezer so I’ll just be happy if veganism gets more airtime in the news.
What an awesome giveaway…..and thanks for some great ideas for other people in my life….
Another great holiday gift guide, Natalie! I can’t believe I didn’t enter the contest earlier. What a dumbass!
All I want for Christmas is a bicycle with a cheetah print seat and a cute basket so I can reduce my carbon imprint. Some pretty new baking cups would be nice too. You can never have enough of those!
I dig the caged tomato cards
and anything from bake it pretty! 😀
The holiday gift guide rocks.. I found a few things for other people on my list! 🙂
I buy email Amazon GCs all the time for people and never have any issues. They are easy enough to purchase, the recipients receive them in minutes, and eventual purchases are easy as pie!
I continue to collect all the DMB CDs I can get my hands on…I can’t help it. 🙂
I’d love to see anything cupcake under my Christmas tree. An apron, holders, decorating items, etc.
For Christmas i would like money. So i could buy other people Christmas gifts! Oi..
a lot of pastries books!
I want an electric blanket. I’m afraid to plug in my old one and I froze my bejiggers off getting into bed last night!
my wish list is very long this year since i just bought a new house. who ever thought i’d have a lawn mower on my wish list??
I lovvvveee bake it pretty! I really hope I win the voucher! Rad comp Natalie!!!
This year will be the first time we’ll be hosting the holidays at our (the boyfriend and I) house. My wish is just make it wonderful and memorable. This year money is a little tight, so we’ve agreed no gifts and told our families the same. Which is fine, we’re adults, gifts should be for the little ones, but it would be nice to get a little something. The gift card to Bake it Pretty would make my day. That would make the end of my year.
For Christmas I’d love to get some stuff from Bake it Pretty, I’ve ordered from there before but the shipping cost is so expensive up to Canada. I was putting in an order the other day and my order was $15 with $21 shipping. Ahhhh! That $50 gift certificate would help!
more baking supplies! including a wilton decorating tip set and possibly an electric sifter!
I really really really want a red KitchenAid mixer. Oh man, that would make my life.
The thing I need though, is tires for my car. haha
The gift guide you put together is fantastic! Thanks for all the ideas!
My wish list includes new furniture.
I just love the list you put together! I should know better than to read Martha Stewart Living, but she advertised this digital recipe reader that is pretty awesome and that is on my list. Otherwise, more fiestaware. I can never have enough colorful dishes!
I can never have too many baking supplies… which is why the bakeitpretty.com gift certificate would make me a happy girl!
i wish for a gift certificate to bakeitpretty.com, i love her site!!! many wishes on there.
My list is filled with cookie cutters and a new stand mixer.
But all I really want is a job.
I would love to have a KitchenAid stand mixer and more baking supplies please.. scratch that, I think I’d go for a full-time job so I could buy them myself.
It’s super cheesey, but this year I just want my kitty to heal up quickly. But if you insist on buying me something I’d love a PS2 – yeah, I’m old school.
My wish list includes time to actually bake something, seems the year has gone by to fast and I haven’t been in the kitchen baking away! But really I could use a large round pastry tip, to make my frosted cupcakes beautiful 🙂 nothing fancy but useful to a cupcaker.
wow I dont know where to start… I want ALL cupcake liners and cupcake wrappers from bakeitpretty (they are irresistible!!) mmmm any baking tools are also welcome 🙂
I woule love to have the kitchenaid red stand up mixer, the one with the glass bowl 🙂 and lots of cookie cutters!
What I really want is Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook, a cordless keyboard & a pair of new slippers. Having gotten a job recently in my chosen career, after a 3 year lapse, I have everything really need.
I want to BAKE IT PRETTY!!!
thanks for this list. I may forward this post to a few people to give them ideas of what to get me. This year I’m hoping for a few vegan cookbooks and some goodies from Bake It Pretty.
I just got my Bake and Destroy tee and I LOVE IT! I got quite a few compliments.
For Christmas, I would like a personal organization expert to be at my beck and call. I would also like a warm winter parka because it’s cold in Ohio and some candy.
my wishlist includes everything on bakeitpretty!!!!
what’s NOT on my wishlist?! haha i actually really want a canon 5d cam cam. i must talk it up with santa now… 🙂
I read your wishlist every year!!!! Seeing I drink a ton of coca cola..I would love the Sodastream!! Any little gadget for the kitchen is on my list too! I love em all!
woot enetred! 😛 Cute site feel better!
I’m seriously hoping to find something bakery-related. I would LOVE to have some nice sprinkles under my tree (in my country, it’s impossible to get nice and pretty sprinkles :().
a macro lens for my canon xti! santa, i hope ure reading this!
I need more kitchy kitchen do-dads.
I really want some industrial strength rubbermaid containers to hold all my flour, sugars, etc. They just hide in the cabinet so no need to be that pretty….I save that for the cupcakes!
HOPE I’M NOT TOO LATE! I NEED a fondant printer!
I want a girlfriend for my dog Milo. He needs some puppy love!
Or maybe just a screenprinting set up… less destructive and more productive I suppose!
Books! Or a light kit if they want to get generous . . .
oh man. i want a cookbook holder and new whisk.
yikes!! the nzcupcakequeen Xstitch is pretty rad stuff…
I am hoping that Santa will bring me a Sodastream!! Fingers crossed.
That bike mug is rad!
Thank you for the awesome list! Love ’em all!
I’m hoping for a painting from my husband this year 🙂 and a Bake and Destroy hoodie (I’ve already given him your link hahaha)
Fright Rags = SO awesome! Thanks for the list.
Seriously, you’re my hero.
I adore the sick on sin site! theres like 12 buttons i saw i wanted LOL
Thank you again for the list
this year i am really hoping to find a kitchenaid in black under my tree…hoping.
i would love to find a kitchen aid mixer under my tree.
You know, on second thought, the only think I need is a Bake and Destroy Sticker for my Kitchen Aid…
Thank u so much for the amazing list of goodies!!!! My wish list now includes the vegan cookies invade ur cookie jar and the vegan cupcakes cookbooks!
My biggest wish though is for the new Karyns restaurant in the West Loop to open asap!!!
Thanks again for all the awesome gift ideas!
Luv your site. Great gift list. I would love more baking cookbooks.
I would LOVE a collection of cupcake toppers and cookie cutters. And, B&D apparel.