Rachael's Holiday Gift Guide for 2013

Break out the wrapping paper, folks! The gifts I'm giving this year are so cool, you might just want to snag a few of them for yourself!

Happy Chic

Store whatever makes them smile inside this fun leather pouch!

$18, ae.com


Bow Wow Kombucha

To raise animal awareness, each bottle of these tasty fermented juices -- in flavors like ginger and raspberry -- features a dog in need of a home.

$4 and up each, kombuchadog.com for locations


Sweet Treat

I can't decide which of these gourmet crisped-rice cereals I like best! The mega-size squares come in tasty flavors like caramel popcorn, s'mores and key lime.

$4 and up each, thecrispery.com

Rice krispie

Whistle Blower

Warm up this winter with a cup of tea, made in my easy-to-grip kettle. Available in four colors.

$30, potsandpans.com

Tea pot

All Wrapped Up

Your stylish pals will love this bright accessory: a wool two-tone scarf to keep them toasty! Available in four color combos.

$95, verloopknits.com


Doggone Good

Since your furry friend made Santa's nice list, give him not one, but 10 chew toys for the holidays.

$13, aspacaonlinestore.com

Dog toys

Wise Choice

This cute and comfy owl pillow is a real hoot!

DwellStudio, $36, wayfair.com


Pay It Forward

Pick up the bill at a favorite local restaurant, boutique or spa with a customizable gift card.

$25 and up, giftbar.com

Gift card

Here's the Rub

I love Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard. Now you can share a taste of her delish food using her go-to spice rubs.

$6 each, shop.girlandthegoat.com



Wine lovers (like me!) will raise a glass to these colorful tumbler sets made from recycled wine bottles.

$34 and up for 4, uncorkedglass.com


Fast Food

Make the cook-on-the-go's life easier with my lasagna lugger, fit for carrying food to all those holiday potlucks -- now in this season's coolest color: purple!

$30, rachaelraystore.com


Spice World

Top off their holiday with this spicy gourmet condiment: fresh horseradish in zany flavors like beet, citrus and ginger.

$10 and up, premiumish.com


Go Team

Give football fans something to cheer about. This sandwich press brands their meal with team logos. Let's go J-E-T-S!

$40, fanatics.com

Sandwich press

Fresh Cut

Dinner's on you with a hickory-smoked leg of lamb ($33) and XXX Aged Sharp Cheddar ($11 per pound) from near my hometown of Lake George, New York.



Daily Grind

Your pals will make pesto in style with a designer mortar and pestle.

Tahir Mahmood, $110 and up, caviar20.com

Mortar and pestle

Raise a Glass

This wine club delivers a tasting kit to try, along with an online flavor-profile quiz to identify your preferences, before shipping you full bottles.

Tasting Room is offering a discount to our readers!

Tasting room

Click here to get a tasting kit for just $6.95 (instead of $9.95)! Then get started in the club with 6 bottles for $59.99!

Bread & Butter

Give this as a hostess gift: my new baguette tray with a dipping cup for butter, oil or tapenades.

$27, rachaelraystore.com


Do the Twist

These acacia wood S&P grinders will dress up any table.

$30, rachaelraystore.com

Salt and pepper

Surf's Up

If it's Christmas on the beach for you, shake the sand out of your gear with this mesh-bottom pack designed by my pal chef Spike Mendelsohn.

$80, quirky.com


Slice of Heaven

It doesn't get any better than a bite of my go-to dessert: Nuns of New Skete's Kahlua cheesecake.

$27.50 and up, newskete.com


Rach's Reads!

"I have a new book out this fall, and so do a bunch of my friends. Check 'em out!"

Week in a Day: Five Dishes One Day by Rachael Ray, $25


Bake It, Don't Fake It!

A Pastry Chef Shares Her Secrets for Impressive (and Easy) From-Scratch Desserts

By Heather Bertinetti, $20


Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss

Recipes for Get-Togethers Throughout the Year

By Buddy Valastro, $30


Style and the Successful Girl

Transform Your Look, Transform Your Life

By Gretta Monahan, $18


P.S.- You're Invited ...

40+ DIY Projects for All of Your Fashion, Home Decor & Entertaining Needs

By Erica Domesek, $26