Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: November 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Maple Pecan Pie Cobbler

The perfect holiday dessert to feed your crowd!
If you love traditional pecan pie, then this dish will wow you as well.

Maple Pecan Pie Cobbler....a pecan pie lovers dream!  Serves 24, with a hint of maple and has a double crust!  Perfect for the holidays. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

So I took last week off {with regular blog posts...golly other social media stuff never ends} since the week prior was all about my HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES.

Did you see them?

I posted five days in a row {wine may have been consumed by day 5} showcasing my hand-picked gift items for teenagers and college students, grandparents, husbands and wives, babies and toddlers and adolescents.

I do this every year because you all ask!  And in all honesty, it is a LOT of work, but it is also a lot of fun.  And in the end I get some of my Christmas shopping done too.  Be sure to head on over and browse as little, as it will no doubt cross at least one person off your list.

Maple Pecan Pie Cobbler....a pecan pie lovers dream!  Serves 24, with a hint of maple and has a double crust!  Perfect for the holidays. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Naturally, when I take a week off from posting, I no doubt wake up in a panic by about day six and have a freak out moment of what I'll be posting next.  

It's the holidays!

People are craving recipes and I need to deliver, you know?  This coming weekend is often one of my hightest web traffic weekends.  It always amazes me how much traffic I even get on Thanksgiving Day!  Are people really STILL not sure what they will make the day of?  Or maybe they are just pulling up the recipe they already had in mind, who knows.

Either way, traffic is stellar.

Most are looking at my 3 Step Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes, my Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese or any of my various pumpkin recipes.  Often my Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Bars or my Iowa Pumpkin Sheet Cake.

Maple Pecan Pie Cobbler....a pecan pie lovers dream!  Serves 24, with a hint of maple and has a double crust!  Perfect for the holidays. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Here's to hoping they now hit that Google bar and search...

Maple Pecan Pie Cobbler.

You guys.  This dessert is incredible.  If you've been following me for awhile then you know I'm not afraid to make a pie, they don't scare me.  I just do not enjoy that they only feed eight people.  Thanksgiving and Christmas is usually about feeding big crowds, so why not have enough of that one dessert they love to feed them all?

Enter in this cobbler.  I've guesstimated it serves 24.  TWENTY-FOUR!  That's a nice crowd.  It's very similar to traditional pecan pie, but I added the twist of pure maple syrup in the filling {the real stuff, not the fake crap} and a double crust.

Yes, two crusts are hidden in this gem!

Maple Pecan Pie Cobbler....a pecan pie lovers dream!  Serves 24, with a hint of maple and has a double crust!  Perfect for the holidays. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

You layer in the first crust, then some filling, then the other crust {double fun!} - followed by baking it a little bit - then MORE filling and whole pecans, finishing it off by baking it even longer.  I hope you caught all of that.

It turns into this ooey, gooey delicious huge "cobbler".  You dish it out with a spoon {no fancy pieces and edges for this dessert} and then generously dollup with vanilla ice cream or whipping topping.  Whatever is your preference.

It is what you NEED to make for your Thanksgiving table.  Among other things of course.  But golly, if you are a pecan pie fan, this will stop you in your tracks.

Maple Pecan Pie Cobbler....a pecan pie lovers dream!  Serves 24, with a hint of maple and has a double crust!  Perfect for the holidays. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Share this special dessert with your friends and family this holiday season.  Nothing is better than sitting around the holiday table with the ones you love.  The ones you may only see once a year and sometimes the ones that drive you bat *&$! crazy.

It's all part of the holiday process.  It's ONE DAY.  Be thankful you have a table to sit at and attend, as many do not.  Never forget that.

As always if you make this recipe, please share on social media!  Tag me at @sweetsavoryeats and I'll be sure to interact with your post.  You guys are the ones who keep this food blog going.

Yield: 24

Maple Pecan Pie Cobbler

This cobbler tastes just like a traditional pecan pie, but with a twist! Perfect for your holiday guests.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 47 minstotal time: 57 mins

ingredients


  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups whole pecans

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and generously coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine the corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla and eggs. Whisk to combine.  Add in the two cups chopped pecans and stir.  Set this aside.
  3. Take one pie crust and on a lightly floured surface, roll out using a rolling pin to make it the same size as the bottom of your 9x13 pan.  Gently lay into the bottom of the pan, then spoon half of the pecan filling onto the bottom crust.
  4. Take the second pie crust and again roll out to fit the 9x13 pan.  Lay on top of the pecan filling.  Spray this top layer lightly with cooking spray.  Bake for 17 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and reduce the heat to 350 degrees.  Pour the remaining pecan filling over the top crust.  Then arrange the two cups of whole pecans on top.  Bake an additional 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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Friday, November 9, 2018

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls

It's DAY 5 of my Holiday Shopping Week!
I didn't forget all those kids from ages 5-12.
They might possible love Christmas morning the most!

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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I have two kids in this category - one boy and one girl, plus another girl right on the cusp.  So you better believe I'll be doing my own Christmas shopping from this list as well.

Kids ranging from 5 to 12 quite possible love Christmas the most.  Many of them still believe in Santa Claus and Christmas morning is JUST THE BEST with this age group.  The excitement runs deep.

I've hand-picked 10 items for boys and 10 items for girls.  I think there is a little bit of everything - sports stuff, beauty stuff, electronic stuff, game stuff and just lots and lots of STUFF.  I'm fairly certain you may find a few things!

Let's start with those boys first.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
How about a race track that is jungle themed?  And not just the traditional race track themed?  Your little guy can pretend he's on a safari!

This Race Car Dinosaur Train Track comes with two sets of dinosaurs, military vehicles, trees and a swinging bridge.  The flexible track gives limitless configurations.  An ideal gift for young boys ages 5 and up.

Purchase yours HERE for $28.59.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Got a sports lover in your house?  We sure do.  A boy who plays baseball, football, basketball and does wrestling.  He now also asks each night after dinner who is playing who no matter what season we are in.  There's gotta be something on, right Mom?

This Sports Illustrated Kids edition is perfect to that little guy who loves reading up on everything sports related.  And it's a gift that lasts all year long, with a new edition arriving in your mailbox each month.

Purchase yours HERE for $20.97.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I encourage my kids to read ALL THE TIMEYou're bored?  Go get a book.  I'll even put them to bed a bit early so they can read in bed before falling asleep.  Last year they all received individual book lights in their stockings and it might have been the best gift to date.

This LuminoLite Rechargeable LED Book Light is perfect for the book lovers in your family.  My kids use them while reading in the family room at night and when reading in bed.  Easy to keep charged too!

Purchase yours HERE for $13.95.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

What little boy doesn't like walkie talkies?  Don't kid yourself, they all love these things.  Five star rated with a 3 mile radius!  Endless hours of entertainment can be provided on these.

This DilissToys Walkie Talkies for Kids is easy-to-use with a child freindly design.  The push to talk button is uncomplicated and boys will figure it out in no time.

Purchase yours HERE for $29.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
My boy has been begging for a watch, but I've always been hesitant to get him a real expensive one, because, well he's a BOY.  They seem to destory everything super quick!

This Kids Smartwatch comes with a camera, GPS Tracker, alarm clock, stopwatch, emergency alarm and much more!  You can set this watch with it's tracker to know where your kid is at all times.

Purchase yours HERE for $31.99.


20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
Have you seen this game?  Some kids in our neighborhood have this game and it's a hoot to watch them play.  I'm all about getting the kids outside to play, but better yet if you have a big basement or garage - it works there too for the cold winter months.

This Spikeball Rookie Kit is fun and active and gives them five different ways to play.  This smaller frame is designed for kids 12 and under it is an action-packed 2-on-2 ball toss game.  Is the game that was invented if foursquare and volleyball had a baby.

Purchase yours HERE for $64.99.


20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Toys cars are fun, but dinosaur toy cars are even better!  Perfect for those boys in your life that are obsessed with Jurassic Park and things prehistoric.

These Pull Back Dinosaur Toy Cars come in a six pack with all their favorites {triceratops, t-rex, dilophosaurus, tatankacephalus and more} and a simple pull back and you'll watch them shoot across the room!

Purchase yours HERE for $15.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

During the winter months when our bikes are put away {darn weather} give your kid's something to look forward to in the Spring when you drag them back out!

These Activ Life Bike Wheel Lights is a fun accessory to jazz up any bike, plus provides light in darker situations.  These lights will stand out from all angles and can be switched from "constant on" to "flashing" mode.

Purchase yours HERE for $13.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Now how those kids that are animal and nature lovers?  We can't forget them.  Again, a subscription magazine is the perfect gift to keep giving all year long.

This National Geographic Kids magazine is fact filled and fast-pased.  Great for ages 6 and up with award winning photos that has captivated more than 1 million readers in the last 35 years.

Purchase yours HERE for $15.00.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)


I got a desk one Christmas .  It was all I asked for, and the one big thing I got that year.  My older sister loaded me up with office supplies and I was SET.  The only thing I was missing was a lamp!

This TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp is also wireless charger with a USB port and timer.  No excuses to not finish their homework now!

Purchase yours HERE for $42.99.

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Now, let's move on to those little ladies of ours....they deserve something special too!  Here are my hand-picked items for girls ages 5-12.  Some things girly, some educational, some things beauty related and some crafy!

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Being cozy in the cold winter months is basically a right of passage here in the Midwest.  Nothing beats family movie night, snuggled under blankets eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate.

This Mermaid Tail Blank for Kids {and adults!} comes in five fun colors and can serve as a full sleeping bag or just a hefty blanket to cover up in while lounging around.  Made to look and feel like a real mermaid, it will keep you cozy all season long!

Purchase yours HERE for $17.49.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
We've had so many Melissa & Doug products in our house over the years and I can honesty say the kids have loved every single one {and as a parent I did too, which is saying something}.  They are well made, often educational and just have superior quality.

This Melissa & Doug Stamp-a-Scene Stamp Pad: Fairy Garden comes with 20 stamps a two-color stamp pad and colored pencils.  It has everything your girl needs to make a beautiful, color detailed fairy garden scene.

Purchase yours HERE for $19.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
I have a girl who would do crafts ALL THE DING DONG DAY.  She's always drawing, coloring, taping pieces of paper together and building things out of my recycling bin {yes, I just said that}.  Anything remotely artsy fartsy is right up her alley.  Along with most girls her age {7-9}.

This Washi Tape Set of 45 Decorative Rolls will keep them busy for hours.  Washi can easily be torn by hand, is great for decorating, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, school projects and more.

Purchase yours HERE for $14.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
For the love of all things holy, I'm happy that phones have not entered our children's lives......yet.  But saying that I know there will come a time when they will.  I guess you might as well make them pretty?

This Floral iPhone Protective Case is compatitable with the iPhone 7 & 8 Plus and comes in 17 different designs.  Assigned to be slim and lightweight, it won't add any bulk to their phone.

Purchase yours HERE for $9.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I have absolutely no idea why slime making videos have now become so popular.  There are so many shows on YouTube dedicated to this!  Girls across the nation are making this stuff.

This DIY Fluffy Slime Kit comes with 18 different colors of slime, foam balls, glitter and more.  Kid friendly and safe to use it's the perfect gift idea for grandkids when they visit your house or a fun birthday party activity.

Purchase yours HERE for $25.90.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
Both of my girls received this colored pencil case for Christmas last year and they have been everywhere with us.  Especially the car!  The colored pencils are held snuggly in their slots and it all zips up for easy travel.

This 72 Super Large Capacity Colored Pencil Case is a 4 layer foldable design and comes in 5 different colors.  Ideal for the girls in your life who love to doodle and draw.

Purchase yours HERE for $9.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I first saw a similar tent like this one at my friend's house and I swear it provided hours and hours of play time for her girls.

This Teepee Kids Tent by ALPHA HOME is great for indoor and outdoor use and comes with it's own carrying bag.  Kids can create an imaginative world all on their own!  A great place to read books, play house and hide toys from their siblings.

Purchase yours HERE for $49.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Everytime we're at a store and we happend to walk by some bath bombs, my girls will try and sneak one into the cart.  They love these things!  

This Purelis Natural Bath Bomb Gift Set is a great gift for the girl's in your life at Christmas.  Hours of bath time happens around here in the winter and with 40 in this set we are supplied for awhile.

Purchase yours HERE for $35.95.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Got a little green thumb on your hands?  I'm sure they love helping you in your big garden, but what about creating a little space all their own?

This Creativity for Kids Enchanted Fairy Garden Craft Kit will help the girls in your life create a little magic of their own.  Comes with everything you need, you just have to add water!

Purchase yours HERE for $22.27.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm not going to lie, our middle girl got a similar "make your own quilt" blanket last year for Christmas and I'm stealing it all the time.  It's so comfortable and warm!

This Alex DIY Knot-A-Quilt comes with a fun design of polka dots and zig zags and requires no sewing {thank the Lord}, just knotting!  Everything comes pre-cut and is easy to put together!

Purchase yours HERE for $17.19.

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Well, I sure hope I've helped you in the kid department!  My 20 ideas for boys and girls should give you a headstart with your Christmas shopping.  Be sure to pass this post along to anyone you know who might need it.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls...hand-picked Christmas gifts, 10 for boys and 10 for girls!  Eveyrthing from electronics to educational toys to crafts to beauty items. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives

It's DAY FOUR of my Holiday Shopping Week!
Today is all about your spouse.  What do you get the person you share life with?
I have 10 ideas for each!

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

All week I've been saying how each category {teenagers, grandparents, babies} can be difficult to buy for - but I honesty feel {at least for me} buying for your spouse is THE HARDEST.

If my husband wants something he simply goes out and buys it.  There isn't any chatting about it, he just comes homes with it.  Therefore if I ever have an idea for a gift, usually by the time I complete that thought process it's already in his shopping cart.

So I scoured long and far to find some extra unique gifts that maybe your spouse doesn't even know exist.  Stuff for us too ladies!  If you see something you like, send the link to your hubby!  Subtle hints never hurt anyone.

Here are my Top 20 gifts for husbands and wives {10 for men, 10 for us ladies}.  I hope you can find a few ideas to help you this holiday season.

Let's start with THOSE BOYS OF OURS.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Believe it or not men can be picky about their tolietry items.  If your guy has issues with an itchy scalp or dandruff, this stuff is perfect for him.

This Baebody Tea Tree Oil Shampoo helps soothe and fight a dry and itchy scalp.  Just a dab will do ya, so this stuff lasts forever!  Plus it smells great.

Purchase yours HERE for $15.95.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

If you've got a guy who loves a stiff drink at the end of a long day, this may be the fun gift you're looking for to stick in his stocking.  It will give him a good laugh...and when he pours it the end of a long day you'll be able to judge his mood!

This Good Day, Bad Day Whiskey Glass is perfect for a husband, brother, dad or even your boss!

Purchase yours HERE for $15.95.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I had a friend recommend these bluetooth headphones a few years back - perfect for the guy who is headed to the gym each morning, takes long walks with the dog or simply enjoys listening to music while doing outside yard work.

These Senso Bluetooth Headphones are wireless, sweatproof, noise cancelling and stay comfortably in place with a super secure fit.  No dangling cords to get tangled in!

Purchase yours HERE for $29.97.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

What guy doesn't love fried food?  They are lying if they don't.  But we can all agree that fried food isn't great for us and often times after eating it we feel like crap.  Air Fryers have become all the rage because you get the tasty texture of fried food but without the oil it's usually fried in.  Instead someone got super smart and figured out how to "fry" food in AIR.  Genius.

This Air Fryer XL Touchscreen by Cozyna is the most techy of all air fryers.  It has eight cooking presets, fits family sized meals, plus can fry, grill, bake and roast!

Purchase yours HERE for $119.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Somehow over the course of the years, my husband has lost or broken pieces from his grill set and suddenly he's using MY kitchen utensils when grilling.  You better believe this set is on his list!  One he can keep separately from my kitchen stuff.

This ROMANTICIST 20-Piece Heavy Duty BBQ Tool Set is a great gift idea for those men in your life who live for creating juicy meals on their grill or smoker.

Purchase yours HERE for $23.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

If you've got a man who has a spiritual side AND loves sports then this is the book for him.  My husband has been reading it the past year and loves it.  Tony Dungy is a former NFL coach turned TV commentator and has a great, calming sense of what matters in life.

This One Year Uncommon Life Devotional is a great book to give around the holidays as your loved one will start reading it on January 1st!

Purchase yours HERE for $10.84.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
Men drink just as much coffee as women consuming on average 1.6 cups a day.  Add that to many, many men working in offices at desks and this is the perfect gift!  Prehaps a stocking stuffer?  No one enjoys a cold cup of coffee {at least when you started drinking it warm to begin with} - it's annoying nuking that cup to keep it warm!

This Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer for Office/Home is the solution to this problem.  Easy to tote and take anywhere with a long power cord for easy mobility.

Purchase yours HERE for $10.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

When traveling it's not just the ladies who need a nice travel bag for all their tolietries, men do too!  A place to keep your brush, shaving cream, razors, deodrant and toothbrush without it floating all around your luggage bag.

This VILLATONE Leather Tolietry Bag for Men is a hanging organizer that is spacious yet not bulky.  It's waterproof with a built in hook for easy hanging, in stylish black leather with convenient pockets for easy access.

Purchase yours HERE for $29.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Here's another great gift I can personally vouch for - I purchased these lounge pants for my husband last year for Christmas and he LOVES THEM.  They are thick and warm and are great to wear while working around the house, yet stylish enough to also wear out in public.

These Under Armour Men's Storm Armour Fleece Pants are light and breathable, yet the soft inner layer keeps you warm and comfortable.  It also has a right-side internal phone pocket!  Comes in eight colors.

Purchase yours HERE for $50.78.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Have a guy in your life that loves to man the grill or smoker?  My husband has a smoker on his list this year and if he gets it, I'll be purchasing this digital meat thermometer.

This GDEALER Waterproof Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer is ideal for barbecue grills, smokers, even great for candy making!  Reads temps within 3-4 seconds, has a 10-minute auto shut off and hold feature.  The waterproof fuction is great for liquids in the foods your making.

Purchase yours HERE for $15.99.

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There you have it!  My hand-picked items for the MEN.  Now how about we change things around and look at some gifts for the ladies.  I hope you can find some ideas listed next for your WIFE or for yourself to give hints to the man in your life.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Coffee lovers listen up!  And in particular iced coffee lovers - whether your just discovering cold brew coffee or have been brewing for years, why not make it at home?

This Bean Envy Cold Brew Coffee Maker delivers 70% less acidity, gives a concentrated flavor while keeping your coffee rich and smooth.  Simply pour your desired amount of ground coffee {they'll tell you how much} add water and let it brew between 12-24 hours.

Purchase yours HERE for $29.95.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Perfumes and colognes can be HARD.  Too strong, too musky, too sweet and too expensive!  Saying all of that, everyone who has ever had an issue with a perfume still hands down, 100% recommends this brand.

This Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Perfume has been recommended to me by four friends in the last year.  Four friends!  It's subtle and clean.

Purchase yours HERE for $73.90.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

It's getting very, very close to winter, but if you're like us here in the Midwest we still get outside.  Whether sledding with our kids, walking them to school, taking a chilly walk after dinner...we still need to get outside to beat those winter blues.

This VOLT Women's 5V Heated Thermal Half Zip Fleece comes complete with a 5 volt power bank to keep your warm!  It uses an external push button for temp control to easily change the heat settings.  No more getting cold while outside.  Comes in blue, gray, navy and white.

Purchase yours HERE for $149.95.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

A great coffee table book, yet a great book to actually read!  For those that love to travel, better yet plan their families vacations, why not plan it from a book that tells you where to go, when to go, what to see and what to do!

This 50 States, 5,000 Ideas book from National Geographic is richly illustrated from travel experts and showcases the best destinations in every state from the obvious to the unexpected.

Purchase yours HERE for $16.96.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Instead of handing out wine charms at your next girl's night, why not hand them a marker to decorate and sign their wine glass instead?  It's a bit more fun, don't you think?

This Set of 8 Original Wine Glass Markers comes in vibrant colors, writes on any glassware and is easily eraseable.

Purchase yours HERE for $6.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I want this.  Badly.  You want to know why I want this?  Because my night stand consists of pens, books, charging cords and random other things that probably don't below there.  I need organization next to my head while I'm sleeping!

This Nightstand Organizer Wood Docking Station really is an all in one organizer for your phone, pens, glasses, watch, cords, jewelry, coins and so much more.

Purchase yours HERE for $34.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Once the cold weather hits I'm all about COMFORT.  When you stay at home and work from home I want to be comfortable.  I have these in navy and man, oh man, they are like wearing butter.

These AMiERY Women's Comfy Casual Pajama Pants come in 12 prints and are roomy and perfect for lounging in or for working while at home.

Purchase yours HERE for $15.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

If the lady in your life is into essential oils, then getting them a diffuser is a great gift option.  I have one in our bedroom, but they are always great in kitchens, family rooms and kid's rooms.

This URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser has a unique and compact design coated with a wood grain and runs in 3-4 hours of continuous mode.  Comes in blue, black or brown!

Purchase yours HERE for $19.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

You know me and books.  They come in a close second to my children.  And depending on the day may one up them.  As an avid reader I'm always looking for unique reads and let me tell you when I find a book that is part memoir and part cookbook.....I'M SOLD.

Reese Witherspoons new book Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love and Baking Biscuits is fabulous.  I stood in Walmart last week flipping through the entire thing.  It's on my Christmas list!

Purchase yours HERE for $20.99.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Oh, coffee with frothy milk I love thee.  Nothing puts me more at peace then when I take my first sip of a latte.  It really does cheer me up!

This Milk Frother and Automatic Milk Steamer can froth hot or cold milk for cappuccinos, lattes, teas or any breakfast drink you'd like to come up with!  Fast, easy and SILENT, it will foam milk in less than one minute.

Purchase yours HERE for $36.98.

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There you have it!  Twenty {whew!} Christmas gift ideas for husbands and wives.  Many of these gifts are interchangable so the options are endless.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Husbands & Wives...10 for him and 10 for her!  But many are interchangeable - so this is a list you want to check out to do your Christmas shopping! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)