Welcome to Day 2 of My Plant-Based Family’s week of gift guides. Next week I’ll back track and help you get ready for Thanksgiving but this week is all about gift giving.
Today I’ll share my recommendation for gift ideas that are over $100, hence the “luxury” title. I only own one of these items so many of them are on our wish list as well. If you are on a tight budget these may be out of reach but worth planning for. Feel free to leave your recommendation and product reviews in the comments. (Additionally, I use affiliate links throughout this post which means if you buy something using this link I make a small percentage at no additional cost to you. This doesn’t influence my opinion of the products and you are not obligated to use my links.)
I LOVE my Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer! My dad got it for us last year for Christmas and it was the best gift ever. There are several different models but this is the one I have. Yes you can make coffee in a cheaper coffee maker but I love my Keurig. I usually only drink 1 cup (or less) of coffee a day. We wish we would have bought a Keurig years ago.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Vitamix you’ve been in plant-based circles for any length of time. I don’t own a Vitamix but I have friends who do and love theirs. We plan to purchase one in the future but it wont be in our budget for a while. There are many different models and you can even purchase refurbished models. I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about a Vitamix but feel free to share your recommendations in the comments.
I also have quite a few friends that love their Blendtec. There are also several models to choose from and at least one of them will meet your needs.
If you are a baker you probably either have a KitchenAid 5-Quart Mixer or you already have one on your wish list. There are dozens of colors to choose from. My friends love theirs. I was wishing I had one last week when I was baking for the Expo but I don’t think I do enough baking to justify the expense the counter space it would take up.
For years I’ve been hearing about Excalibur 5 Tray Dehydrator but still haven’t taken the plunge. If you are really into eating Raw you’d probably love a dehydrator too. I think it would be fun to make homemade fruit snacks and dehydrate lots of fruit and veggies when they are at the peak of freshness. Check out Excalibur’s website to find dehydrators in fun colors including the red pictured above.
Do you have a luxury item suggestion I should add to the list?
Stay tuned, there are more gift guides coming all week!
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