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!



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, 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,

Rice krispie

Whistle Blower

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


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.



Doggone Good

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


Dog toys

Wise Choice

This cute and comfy owl pillow is a real hoot!

DwellStudio, $36,


Pay It Forward

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

$25 and up,

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,



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

$34 and up for 4,


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!



Spice World

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

$10 and up,


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!


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,

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

Bread & Butter

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



Do the Twist

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


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.



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,


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