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Old 11-08-2011, 04:42 PM   #1
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Smile ISO help/advice w/Secret Santa gift!!!

I know it is a bit early, but we picked our secret santas in work today! The only thing i know about my gal is the fact that she loves baking!! I've considered getting her a baking book, but i'm assuming she probably has load already and wouldnt know what she has. I was looking for a cake stand (I know I was probably being optimic with my 10 budget but you never know!!)

Any thoughts are really appreciated!!!!

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Old 11-09-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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welcome ess.

what about flexible silicone bakeware? a piece or two is usually under $15 or so. (i don't know the keystrokes for gbp )

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Old 11-09-2011, 11:17 PM   #3
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One nice idea for a gift would be an inexpensive trifle bowl with the ingredients inside to make a holiday trifle. I got that as a gift once and loved it!
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:04 AM   #4
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There are some really great silicon tools out there, scrapers, baking sheets, muffin pans, pot holders, all kinds of things made from silicon, quite popular right now. Good luck!
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:49 AM   #5
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An assortment of press'n seal type wrap, colored plastic wraps, parchment paper and non-stick aluminum foil--for me it's nice to have these things especially through the holidays.(I usually wouldn't buy them for myself.)

A silicone pad for baking in a half sheet pan.

An assortment of milk, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate--for baking, melting and eating.

An assortment of flavored extracts--peppermint, orange or lemon, and almond.

A few vanilla beans with some vodka and a decorative glass jar--to make her own vanilla extract.

A pound of each, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, specialty salt--to top off breads/buns.

That's my Christmas list--send if you want. Thank you
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:42 PM   #6
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An assortment of press'n seal type wrap, colored plastic wraps, parchment paper and non-stick aluminum foil--for me it's nice to have these things especially through the holidays.(I usually wouldn't buy them for myself.)

A silicone pad for baking in a half sheet pan.

An assortment of milk, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate--for baking, melting and eating.

An assortment of flavored extracts--peppermint, orange or lemon, and almond.

A few vanilla beans with some vodka and a decorative glass jar--to make her own vanilla extract.

A pound of each, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, specialty salt--to top off breads/buns.

That's my Christmas list--send if you want. Thank you
Oh what a great list Bliss! You really had your thinking cap on'. I want all these things too! And maybe some lovely spices from a specialty store. :-)
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:37 PM   #7
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lol, we're talking $15 and under, ladies.

2 vanilla beans alone is at least half that. and cheap vodka?

or pinches if spice?

lol, never ask a woman about frugal christmas gifts.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:44 PM   #8
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You might find a cute or humorous apron. I understand that aprons are becoming popular again so she may appreciate having a new one. New kitchen towels, hot pads, etc can also be a welcome gift for the food lover.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:49 PM   #9
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check out amazon for cake and cupcake stands. cupcakes are very popular right now, and a cute stand just shows them off. also try a brand called "french bull" also on amazon, really unique and colorful items. i bought salad servers and bowl from them. don't know what postage might be, though.
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