If you’re one of those that runs around with no idea of what to give someone, then maybe this will help. I know it’s not always easy to find the perfect gift. You wanna give something personal, but at the same time it needs to be something the person wants. We’re all different and we all wish for different things, but one thing is for sure – the perfect gift does exist!

Start by thinking about what the person is like, what does the person enjoy? Look around their room or home, talk to others close to them. It’s a key element to “investigate”. People change and what they might have liked last year might be a nightmare now, so be careful and listen when you talk to them. I personally always tend to look closely at stuff I really want and I usually slip out something along the lines: “Man I wish I had this”. I’m sure I’m not the only one like that and if you just observe a bit then the perfect gift will reveal itself.

Anyways, enough of me rambling. Here are some ideas of what to get people if you have no clue what so ever.

For a boyfriend/girlfriend:
–  Write small notes about what you love about them, put them in a jar/container. It’s very inexpensive and maybe not the most creative, but it is a winner for most people.
– A nice bottle of Champagne.
– A trip somewhere.

For family:
– Homemade stuff is always appreciated.
– Wine, board games, etc.
– A dinner.

For friends:
– Services in a jar, cookies in a jar, etc.
– Music, DVD’s, books.
– Concert tickets, movie tickets.

And I’m sure gift-certificates will always be appreciated :D

 

This recipe is a traditional Danish Christmas cookie. It smells divine and taste like heaven. I’ll admit they aren’t figure friendly, but you won’t get the same taste if using fat free stuff. This recipe will make around 35 cookies :D

 

Ingredients

75 g of Almond flour
250 g of All purpose flour
1 Egg (L/XL)
180 g of Sugar
200 g of Butter (Salted and soft – room temperature)
1-1½ tsp of Vanilla powder*

 

How to

Step 1: Mix the vanilla powder, sukker and buttet together until it’s creamy.

Step 2: Add the egg and mix well.

Step 3: Add the two kinds of flour and mix until smooth.

Step 4: Put the mixture in a fabric piping bag with a star tip and pipe the mixture into circles (5 cm diameter)

Step 5: Bake at 200 degrees celcius until they are lightly golden brown (10-14 minutes)

 

*The vanilla powder can be replaced with the seeds from a large vanilla pod.

I’m one of those people who love Christmas, yet I refuse to listen to Christmas music and decorate before we hit December 1st. For me Christmas is December and not October and November. I’m kinda getting tired of mall/shopping centers and other stores already decorating for Christmas in October, I mean come on – that’s 2 months before!
Anyways.. The point of this post is not to complain it’s to share my Top 10 Christmas songs, hope you enjoy :D

1. Last Christmas (technically not a x-mas song, but whatever)
2. Jingle Bells
3. White Christmas
4. Happy Christmas (War is Over)
5. Jingle Bell Rock
6. All I Want for Christmas Is You
7. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
8. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
9. Silent Night
10. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer

In Denmark we do a lot of different treats for Christmas and this is one of them. There are so many differents recipes and almost every Dane makes them differently, but here you’ll get my recipe :)

This recipe will make around 25-35 balls

Ingredients

175 g of Cooking Oats
100 g of Powdered/confectioners sugar
4½ tbsp of Cocoa powder
½ tsp of Pure vanilla powder
100-135 g of Soft butter

You cansubstitute some of the butter and sugar with honey. You can add orange zest, alcohol, cinnemon and so on, only your imagination is the limit. Just remember that you need to be able to form balls of the “dough”, so it should be too dry, too sticky or too wet!

How to

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl then add the butter and combine it with your hands. Yes this is messy and your hands will be dirty, but it’s worth it in the end! Form balls and coat them in cocoa powder, shredded coconut or powdered sugar. Let them set in the fridge for at least 2 hours and enjoy :D The balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days

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