The JBD Gift Guide - Top 7 Gifts this Christmas


It's the final 15-day countdown to Christmas and it’s about that time of the year where the panic sets in and the last minute gifts are bought. Myself and the team at JBD sat down and thought of 7 gifts we think everyone would be very happy to get in their stocking. So let's start!

  1. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

This has been requested as a gift from a few people in the office after watching the cooking series on Netflix. It goes into so much more than just the recipe, it actually explains the science of cooking and how to get that depth of taste in your cooking. A must read if not at least a must watch on Netflix. The Cookbook itself is beautifully illustrated and will leave you wanting to read more.

2. Aesop Hand-wash + balm Set

The best gift, in my opinion, is when someone buys you something that you sometimes just can’t justify getting yourself, no matter how pretty. This is 100% a splurge but we love how this hand wash and balm brown apothecary glass bottles look beside your sink.


3. Chemex Classic Series, Pour-over Glass Coffeemaker

To the avid coffee drinker, there are a multitude of ways to make your coffee but we don’t think any of them look as pretty on your coffee table. We also recommend buying the natural fiber filters as they can be composted and really do may a difference tot he overall taste of the coffee.


4. Pestel and Morter

This might be the perfect accompaniment with the Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat cookbook but it is also a perfect stand-alone gift. We selected a larger one so you can make guacamole and larger batches of pesto. We love bringing a pestle and mortar to the table and serving food family style, it adds a beautiful rustic flair to any table.


5. Masc Skincare Hamper

Jamie recently wrote a blog post on his skincare routine which also included all the links, Putting together a basket full of skincare products sounds like the perfect gift to me! Maybe buy them for the man in your life who’s skin needs some TLC.


6. AncestryDNA: Genetic Testing Ethnicity

This seems to be the hot gift of 2018, I know so many friends that have bought this for a family member or partner this year! Its the perfect gift for someone who has everything.


7. Apple Watch

Jamie talked about this in the most recent issue of Western Living and I agree that its a great gift for the fitness fanatic. It will keep track of your heartbeat throughout the day and Is a great workout companion if you are wanting to monitor your heart and also want to time in-between working sets.


We hope this helps you get that last minute thoughtful gift for someone special.