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Ho Ho Holiday Gift Guide 2020

I'll be HO HO Home for Christmas this year along with the rest of the world, but there are still some fun things we can do to make Christmas magical. Maybe some extra holiday baking, holiday movies, family workouts, game nights, puzzles and, of course, a little extra FaceTime with our loved ones.

Every year I share my favorite things with you and there is always something for everyone. This year, something special is on the list... my cookbook EAT REAL FOOD is available for pre-order now and will be shipping in the next couple of weeks, arriving at your doorstep very soon. I'm super proud of it and excited (also grateful) that many of you have already ordered it! Order it here.

Enjoy this year's holiday gift guide along with my Ultimate Christmas Lovers Holiday Gift Guide for the Extreme Christmas lovers.


EAT REAL FOOD by Krysten Dornik

I mean, I hear that the author is pretty dang cool. My first cookbook is being published and will be ready to ship very soon! So, if you've been good this year, say SANTA BABY and click here to order my cookbook which is filled with gluten free, paleo, vegan, dairy free and Whole30 recipes! Over 75 recipes to choose from! It was a lot of work, but I'm so proud of it! ORDER BOOK HERE

SHE DOES KETO by Gigi Ashworth

I love Gigi and everything she does. Her book has amazing recipes, info on Keto and I've learned so much from her (and her book, too). She's beyond hilarious, super honest & real and her book is a must! ORDER BOOK HERE

Celiac And The Beast by Erica Dermer

Yes - this book is on my holiday gift guide every single year because it's helped so many people, and Erica continues to help so many people in the food allergy community. I look up to her so much, and I love her advocacy for the gluten-free community. Her book is super informative - you will laugh, and you will cry. You will also feel like she's just sitting there having a conversation with you over coffee and gluten-free cupcakes. Love this book! ORDER BOOK HERE

DIGEST THIS by Bethany Ugarte

Bethany has come a long way healing her body with food. Her story is pretty amazing, and her new cookbook just came out a few months ago. It has all kinds of recipes, tips and guidance for anyone dealing with gut issues... but even if you don't have any gut issues, her recipes are all above-and-beyond! ORDER BOOK HERE


Christmas Phone Cord

I love this adorable phone cord that lights up when you charge your phone. It brings instant joy as soon as you plug your phone in. The colorful lights will brighten your desk area, nightstand or anywhere you plug it in. Click here to order.

SOPHi Polish

I personally could never have too much nail polish. SOPHi is free of ALL harsh chemicals. Water-based formula that Dries Hard. Non-toxic. Virtually Odorless. Cruelty-Free + Vegan. Eco-friendly. Made in USA. Keeps nails healthy – no more yellow or brittle nails. The colors are stunning and they have wonderful holiday sets, too. Check them out here.

Nakano Knife

I love this chef's knife! It's my favorite knife, and I prefer it to all of my others. It's inexpensive, made really well and fits nicely into any stocking. The blade is made out of high quality steel used by top chefs around the world. The precise alloying of metal provides the blade with an impressive edge retention. Check it out here. Use code KRYSTEN at checkout.

TypeA Deodorant Minis

This deodorant is amazing! I love the minis, because it's not only a great way to try out some of their scents, but they are great for gym bags and travel bags, too! Super clean ingredients, in a small cute squeeze tube and works great! Check them out here. Use code KrystensKitchen at checkout.

Redmond Real Salt Minis

I literally carry this with me everywhere. I even have one in our car, just in case. I personally prefer to use this salt instead of table salt (especially at any dining establishment). Real Salt is salt exactly as nature made it – and the best-selling sea salt in America’s health food stores. Recommended by medical professionals, fitness experts and world-class chefs for its unique flavor and unrefined mineral content, Real Salt will make everything you eat taste better. Order here. Use code KrystensKitchen at checkout.

blk Water Drops

I take these drops everyday. It's nature’s most powerful electrolyte: Pure unrefined fulvic minerals that you can add to your water, coffee, tea or even salads. Watered extracted bioavailable trace minerals from prehistoric plant sources with no artificial, sweeteners, flavors, colors or preservatives! It has no taste, and I'd personally be thrilled to see a bottle of this in my stocking this year, Santa! Check them out here.

Kooty Key

Are you a germaphobe like me? Do you try not to touch buttons, doors or anything out in public? Well then you need a Kooty Key! They fit on your keychain and make it easy to push buttons, open doors and avoid commonly used surfaces. They come in a variety of cute colors -- put one in everyone's stocking this Christmas. Check them out here.

Artisana Organics

I love chocolate (you probably do, too), and it's the perfect holiday gift and stocking-stuffer. How about popping a nice jar of their Cashew Cacao Spread, Coconut Cacao Bliss or Hazelnut Cacao Spread -- great for dipping, baking, eating with a spoon or spreading on toast, too. These are gourmet, high quality, organic nut butters that any foodie will truly love. Check them out here.


Muscle Massage Gun for Athletes, Deep Tissue Percussion Handheld Massage Gun

I have seen so many influencers post their massage guns on social media, and really I didn't understand until I got one for myself per the recommendation of my massage therapist. I hold a lot of tension in my hips and calves, and this massage gun has helped me so much. Some can cost over $350 or more, but I found one for under $50 that works really great, and I love it. I use it every single day and have felt a ton of relief! Check it out.

Cordless Hand Mixer

I didn't know I needed this until I got one. Cordless. For any chef, baker or lover of mobility in the kitchen, this is a great gift. No more having to stand near an outlet to use your hand mixer. Just charge it (it comes with a powder cord), and BAM you're in business! There are a few different colors to choose from, and I think it's a great buy! Check it out.

JoJo's Chocolate

"I want a box Choc-o-lates for Christmas, only JoJo's Choc-o-lates will do!" (I hope you sang that out loud to the tune of "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"). This is a limited edition, holiday box of chocolates. We love JoJo's Chocolate because it's gluten-free, nonGMO, vegan, soy free, low sugar (no cane sugar), paleo and has added protein. Their Holiday Assorted Box of Chocolates is limited, so click here and order a box for you or your loved ones. Use code KrystensKitchen at checkout for a discount.

Meet The Source Bliss Balls

This is a local company in Orange County, but they ship all over the country! They make delicious vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, organic bliss balls in all kinds of flavors. They use the best-of-the-best ingredients and such a wonderful company to support year round. Their holiday flavors are Peppermint Chocolate and Gingerbread! Check them out, here.

Misfits Bakehouse Baklava Sampler

If you watch my Instagram stories then you've seen me talk about the magic that comes out of Misfits Bakehouse. The Baklava sampler is a must and would be a lovely surprise to ship anyone (or buy for yourself). It's gluten-free, paleo and grain-free. You get to try each of the 4 flavors and they ship nationwide. This is a wonderful small bakery to support. They are based in Northern California (Palo Alto), and you can either order and pick up or order online and have it shipped. We need to do what we can to keep gluten-free bakeries open as there aren't many to begin with. Use code KRYSTEN at checkout to save some money on your order. I also recommend the Ooey Gooey Cookies. Order here.

Stasher Bag

We have so many Stasher Bags and use them for everything! We've significantly cut down our use on plastic bags since starting to build our Stasher collection. They are spendy, but honestly with how many times you will use and reuse them, as well as stop buying plastic baggies, it’s so worth every penny! Check them out.

Branch Basics

We love this brand, and it's the only cleaning product we use at home. The concentrate makes everything you need for your home: hand soap, glass cleaner, all purpose, laundry detergent, tub and tile, etc. It's non-toxic and made without harsh chemicals but also works really well. They have a great stocking stuffer version that you get to be able to try it out or you can get the glass or plastic, full size bottles. Just use the concentrate and directions on each bottle to make any specific product. I hope you give this one a try! It's plant based, nonGMO, biodegradable, and human safe! Use code KRYSTENSKITCHEN at checkout. Order here.

Thank you for checking out these amazing brands, companies and authors... many are small businesses. Also, thanks for preordering a copy of my cookbook, Eat Real Food.


About Me

Hey! Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen... I guess I can say, "my kitchen." I am all about creating delicious recipes that are made with yummy, real ingredientsI love recreating old family favorites, sweets and everything in between. You'll find a touch of Disney, lots of amazing products and laughter along the way. I launched Krysten's Kitchen with the mission to share my years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that most people can no longer eat due to dietary restrictions, food allergies or special eating lifestyles. 


In 2018, I received the Rising Star Award at ShiftCon & in May 2019 I lobbied on Capitol Hill with the Organic Trade Association and in October 2019 I received the Best Healthy Recipes Blogger at ShiftCon. You can learn more about me, my family and my story, here.

Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen. I hope you'll stay and eat awhile.

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