Robin’s Holiday Checklist!


Robin’s Holiday Pantry Checklist

The days between Thanksgiving and New Years are full of festive gatherings, gift giving and very often unexpected guests.   Feel ready for anything the season throws at you by stocking up on celebration essentials before the season gets to crazy. Here’s my list……

Beverages & Cocktails

  1. Hot Chocolate
  2. Coffee
  3. Tea
  4. Milk
  5. Eggnog
  6. Beer
  7. Champagne
  8. Wine (red and white)
  9. Soda (Sprite for Santa’s Boots) plus other favorites
  10. bottled water
  11. Cranberry and orange juice
  12. Cointreau
  13. Vodka and Whiskey
  14. Lemons, limes, oranges


  1. Reddi Whip
  2. Peppermint ice cream
  3. Half and half
  4. Heavy cream
  5. Cheeses (parm, manchego etc…)
  6. Brie en croute
  7. Eggs
  8. Cream cheese

Baking Supplies

  1. Flour
  2. Butter
  3. Vanilla paste
  4. Verona chocolate (semi-sweet, un-sweetened, bittersweet)
  5. Red, Green, Blue and Purple sprinkles
  6. Marshmallows
  7. Pecans, walnuts, almonds
  8. Cocoa powder
  9. Chocolate chips
  10. Baking soda
  11. Baking powder
  12. Ground ginger
  13. Cinnamon
  14. Nutmeg
  15. Sugar (white, brown, confectionary)
  16. Meringue Powder
  17. Espresso powder

Miscellaneous treats and snacks for unexpected guests

  1. Crackers
  2. olives
  3. Marcona almonds
  4. Dips
  5. Candy canes
  6. Mixed nuts
  7. Chocolates (love the organic truffles at Whole Foods as well as Godiva Santa’s)
  8. Summer sausage
  9. Jalapeno pepper jam (delicious poured over cream cheese and served with crackers.)

Gift Giving Essentials

  1. Cookie boxes or tins for gifting
  2. Wine bags
  3. Tissue Paper
  4. Tape
  5. Gift tags
  6. Twine
  7. Gift wrap
  8. Ribbon
  9. Packing tape
  10. Boxes
  11. A couple of extra gifts…just in case….

Special Candles (I love Park Hill Candles this season)

Alex and Ani Bracelet

Chipotle or Bippi Bop Gift cards

  1. Hostess Gifts  ( This year I’m giving tins of homemade cookies, homemade Limoncello, Rosemary Trees)


  1. Parchment paper for cooking
  2. New camera card
  3. Firewood and kindling
  4. Matches
  5. lighter
  6. Batteries
  7. Holiday paper napkins
  8. Paper bathroom hand towels
  9. Christmas Crackers for Christmas dinner and or New Year’s festivities
  10. Ivory votive candles
  11. Liquid Soap
  12. Christmas Movies
  13. Greens, holly and mistletoe for my holiday table
  14. Christmas Cards to include with cookie tins
  15. Mini Christmas trees for decorating my table
  16. aluminum foil
  17. glad wrap
  18. baggies
  19. Take out containers (for sending guests home with leftovers
  20. Waxed cookie paper

Merry Everything!  xo









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