In general, there are two types of people: those who view cooking as a chore, and those who take pleasure in it. This list is for the latter as we want to highlight gifts that make kitchen projects even more enjoyable. Gifts that are meant for preparing or devouring food are excellent gifts as the need to eat is universal. If you’re having a tough time coming up with a gift for someone, food and cooking gear is a safe bet.
We decided to take a look into the world of kitchen gadgets to bring you some of the most cherished products that home cooks swear by. There’s something on this list for everyone, so be sure to scroll through to the end to make sure you don’t miss a single one of these truly wonderful gifts. You’re going to make someone very happy!
$59.99 at the time of publication
Start your braise on the oven to give your ingredients color before transferring to a warm oven to slowly finish. The AmazonBasics Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is a steal at this price and luxury brands will cost you almost ten times as much! And it’s a staple in the kitchen. A Dutch oven is one of the most versatile kitchen items that most people use if not daily than weekly. We use ours to cook everything and we wish we had more than one, which is probably why this pot makes such an incredible gift!
$92.10 at the time of publication
This Ninja Air Fryer has been cropping up in kitchens with a quickness. Once considered a novelty gadget, now people have realized that these babies can truly fry! For healthier and faster meals, this air fryer cannot be beaten. It uses 75% less fat which is good for all but especially great because there’s not a lot of greasy clean-up afterward. With its four programming functions, which include air fry, roast, reheat and dehydrate, there’s a lot for a person to love in this gift.
$56 at the time of publication
Another gift idea for the cook in your life who wants to try something new. “The red grains in alaea salt get their color from baked clay and make a fine finish for any dish, while the dark grains in black lava salt come from volcanic charcoal, whose smokiness complements grilled steak,” Oprah wrote of these salts in her annual gift guide. “This duo is literally the salt of the earth.” You didn’t know this needed to be in your kitchen, but now you do!
$66.99 at the time of publication
The Drinkworks Home Bar is the gift that keeps on giving. And giving. And giving. This portable wine dispenser is somewhat of a gag gift, but we imagine some wine-lovers will love it. It’s not just a dispenser, this product actually makes your wine taste better and more full by aerating it as it pours. We can see this quickly becoming a staple in many kitchens. Cheers!
$25.99 at the time of publication
If you’re buying them the wine dispenser, you might as well seal the deal with some new wine glasses for the kitchen as well. These Libbey Stemless Glass Set features a dozen sturdy glasses that won’t break as often as their more delicate, stemmed counterparts. Wine glasses are a smart gift with or without the dispenser as they’re very stylish and extremely practical.
$94.99 at the time of publication
Do you have a grillmaster in your life? If so, you could make their day with a personalized set of BBQ Tools! These tools are up to any hot job! They’re also made more special by adding the person’s initials so that the set is all their own. Keep organized and transport the tools from kitchen to grill with the handy personalized case for the tools!
$129.99 at the time of publication
Flavor is the name of the game and a great way to build it is to have all the dried spices one needs to get a dish done. This AllSpice Wood Spice Rack comes with 30 four-ounce jars to help completely transform their collection of spices. And the best part, it’s so pretty you’ll want it sitting out on your kitchen counter, giving you easy access to your spices and clearing out some cabinet space for something else. Get this gift for the spice of your life!
$23.80 at the time of publication
Nothing is more thoughtful than giving someone you love a book of your most delicious recipes for them to make for their own family. Enjoy The Wood makes these beautiful Wooden Recipe Book Binders to help you put all those recipes in one place! Another excellent idea for this gift is to fill it with recipes from a loved one like a grandparent. Giving a book of grandma’s old recipes to members of your family is such a sweet gesture.
$48.49 at the time of publication
Chopping is easily the most consuming part of most dinner preparation. So make your time in the kitchen a little more efficient. Having a food processor handy could make a world of difference for whoever usually wields the knife. Why not make life easier by just tossing your carrots, onion, celery sticks, and more in this processor and letting it go to work while you get busy on something else! Hamilton Beach has a reputation for putting out excellent products at affordable prices and this food processor is no exception.
$17.95 at the time of publication
Parchment paper and other baking sheet protectors can be a pain. The easiest solution is to give someone these silicone baking mats that provide the perfect nonstick surface and you can get tons of use out of them. If you’ve ever forgotten to line the tin, you know the nightmare. These make the task as easy as possible. They’re not the most glamorous gift on this list, but they will surely be used.
$39.95 at the time of publication
This carving block is so much more than that. This butcher board “features a network of deep, wide grooves that catch and collect juices or liquid during cutting to stop spilling onto counters or tabletops.” And again, it’s pretty and sturdy enough to carry from the kitchen and place on the dining table when it’s time to eat! If you know someone who loves big roasts, you could do no better.
$1,249.00 at the time of publication
Now, this says ‘someone really loves me.’ The Weber grill is stainless steel and has 4 stainless steel high-performance burners, one side burner, and one sear station burner that delivers up to 69,000 BTUs of combined output. Talk about power! Weber grills are one of the most trusted brands because they deliver on their promise of quality and design. This one right here is like the Cadillac of grills!
$23.75 at the time of publication
Pair these Libbey Stemless Champagne Flute Glasses with an actual bottle of champagne and you may have just given someone their favorite gift! These sleek glasses look excellent and they’re made with thick glass so they stand up to wherever the bottle of champagne does or does not do to the person who’s drinking from it. Make someone’s day extra bubbly with this gift.
$29.99 at the time of publication
You know what, why not give someone the gift of complete kitchen organization. OXO makes some of the most useful kitchen items on the planet. If you know someone who has recently moved or who always complains about clutter, this container set is going to be more than welcome!
$49.99 at the time of publication
This set of three casserole dishes make it so you have a dish for every dish, and they are pretty enough to put right on the table! Whoever receives this can use these dishes for cooking mountains of casserole but these are also great for roasting vegetables, flat cakes, braises, and all manner of baked treat. We love the way these nest together and they will help save precious space in the kitchen cabinets.
$69 at the time of publication
What’s better than chocolate? Nothing! That’s why this set of 8 chocolate turtles is the perfect gift. “The thing about this assortment of eight decadent dark-chocolate cashew and milk-chocolate pecan turtles from Memphis chocolatier Phillip Ashley Rix is that each one is nearly the size of a tortoise,” Oprah wrote of these beauties. “Advise lucky recipients to quarter them,” or not, we don’t judge.
$148.95 at the time of publication
If you’re looking for an upgraded fryer to gift that’s Oprah-approved, this Yedi does it all. An air fryer, a roaster, a dehydrator, oh my! Grab this Yedi Total Package Air Fryer Oven XL for someone who loves being in the kitchen! “Anything that promises a healthier version of deep-fried deliciousness gets my vote,” Oprah wrote.
$119.95 at the time of publication
With this gift, they won’t need to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a meal for the family and then a big chunk of time cleaning up numerous pots and pans. The Instant Pot can do it all and is the perfect pair for the Ninja Air Fryer. The 9-in-1 appliance is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, egg cooker, yogurt maker, warmer, and sterilizer. There are countless delicious meals it can add to a cook’s repertoire with this trusty sidekick in her kitchen. It will change a life!
$175 at the time of publication
For many folks, coffee is the key to their everyday success. So why not go all-in on this revolutionary brewing system that will provide a smooth taste and full body crema to a morning cup o’ joe. The best part is that the person who gets it will be able to make their morning coffee as intense or mild as she likes with Nespresso’s wide range of delicious flavors. If it’s good enough for George Clooney, it’s good enough for our friends!
$149.95 at the time of publication
Cooking a turkey on a rack may not seem necessary, especially if you don’t already have one. But according to the Bubbly Chef, cooking the bird on the rack “will elevate the turkey and the hot air will circulate more freely around the entire bird, resulting in more even cooking.” As the Bubbly Chef continues, the elevation provided by the rack will “also stops the bottom of the turkey from stewing in its own juices, so the entire skin will turn out crispy and not just the top side.” The person who receives this gift will be able to properly roast all manner of delicious meats and more!
$699.95 at the time of publication
Sure, this item is a bit of a splurge but think about how amazing it would be to gift to your friend or family member this amazing Breville so that every morning when they wake up, they have cafe-style coffee available at their fingertips. Like Oprah says, “This multitasking espresso machine lets you select your drink, grind, shot, and temperature preferences on a handy touchscreen. And if you just want a plain old coffee…well, it can do that, too!” Can you argue with Oprah?
$49.95 at the time of publication
According to Bon Appétit, while a regular butcher knife would be fine to carve, an electric one not only makes it easier but also cuts better slices for the most appetizing appearance at the table. “The quick-sawing motion of the serrated blade actually cuts the skin better than a regular knife: It didn’t tear it, shred it, or pull it,” Chef Tony Maws explained of this smart kitchen gadget.
$17.95 at the time of publication
Cooking any type of poultry is nerve-racking, exciting, and maybe a little scary. That’s why this product is so important to have in the kitchen. It’s so important that before serving any meat, and subsequently eating it, you make sure it is fully cooked the whole way through. And this Juseepo meat thermometer can make sure that every food is the correct temperature before serving. Talk about peace of mind!
$69 at the time of publication
Talk about a thoughtful gift. TheHrdwoodCom Store can take a standard cutting board and put a handwritten recipe on it. So if you have a family recipe written in someone’s handwriting, giving someone something like this as a gift is incredibly endearing. Not only do these boards look incredibly smart, but they will also save someone the headache of trying to find a misplaced recipe! You can’t really lose track of something like this. And it will look so pretty in the kitchen!
$32.95 at the time of publication
Pie plates are in high demand around the holidays and throughout the year as pies for each season are baked and enjoyed. A glass pie plate will allow someone to see the crust as it’s baking so that they know when it’s golden and ready. Basically, they are a staple in the kitchen. Inexpensive pie plates are a must for potlucks and take and shares as they can be given away along with the pie. And three Pyrex pie plates for just over $30, sounds like a deal to us.
$34.95 at the time of publication
Truffle-infused hot sauce? Um, this should be in everyone’s kitchen! This special White Truffle edition is “sprinkled with organic coriander, resulting in a brighter but equally decadent sensation.” And it’s also “infused with same chili peppers, organic agave nectar, this meticulously crafted flavor profile will change your hot sauce experience.” For the foodie or truffle-lover in your life, you couldn’t find a better food cook. We imagine this sauce will be great on just about everything.
$47.95 at the time of publication
Why give just one decedent truffle condiment when you can give two for the kitchen? Look no further for the perfect gift for a condiment enthusiast. We learned of these amazing sauces from Oprah, so you know it’s legit. This TRUFFLIN Sriracha & Ranch VIP Set will “surprise and thrill” according to the queen. And we could all use a little bit of that in our lives, can’t we?
$299.95 at the time of publication
When you’re in the kitchen, a good knife is everything. And while these may be a bit of a splurge, the cook in your life will thank you when they open up these on Christmas morning. A chef’s knife and a paring knife are all a person really needs in the kitchen to prep and create the perfect meal. These ultra-sharp knives are a blessing that anyone who receives them will cherish.
$89.95 at the time of publication
Want to give a board to go with those knives that will also moonlight as a beautiful serving platter? Well, we’ve got you covered. Studio Badge Afriyie Concrete Serving Platter is perfect for the entertainers and party throwers in your life who love to whip up something delicious in the kitchen. Slice up some charcuterie, throw on some other goodies, and get the party started!
$69.99 at the time of publication
As Amazon writes, the durable nonstick coating on these pans makes it so that they “stand up to rigorous usage” in the kitchen. They are “designed for the everyday chef looking to create delicious meals like a pro.” We are sure you know a lot of people who could use these in their kitchens. Nonstick pans are excellent for frying eggs, making crepes and pancakes, and anything with cheese. If you know someone who loves grilled cheese sandwiches more than anything, this is the gift!
$40 at the time of publication
How fun would this be, making your own hot sauces and coming up with your own unique names? This is the perfect gift for that hot sauce lover in your life.
$69.99 at the time of publication
Do you know someone who genuinely enjoys being in the kitchen or by the grill whipping up a delicious meal for the people they love? Then this could be a great gift for them. Not only does this provide them with a slew of new grilling tools but they also become an awesome wood storing case that can be personalized! This set is less expensive than the previous one we shared with you as only the case is personalized.
$95.99 at the time of publication
Not only does this particular tea set have six ethically sourced teas that create a “luxurious mix of flavors,” but it is also made by former gymnast Taylor Lindsay-Noel, who became quadriplegic following a horrific accident. And on top of all of that, a portion of the sale proceeds goes to mental-health awareness causes. If you know a tea-lover who loves sipping a hot cup while they’re preparing food or relaxing, this would be an excellent gift for them to always have ready in the kitchen cabinet!
$59.99 at the time of publication
The all-new Echo Dot is the perfect addition to any living room, nightstand, or kitchen. And it can be a huge help for anyone who is always doing multiple things at once. With its sleek design and its convenient clock display, Alexa is there to help mom with everything from setting cooking timers, checking the weather, making calls to even communicating with the kids while they’re in their rooms to let them know it is time for dinner. People love Alexa and she’s a little sous chef in the kitchen.
$55 at the time of publication
You can never go wrong with cookies, especially as a gift. We mean, who wouldn’t be thrilled to unwrap these or receive a dozen delicious cookies in the mail? The cookies are freezable and it’s recommended to microwave one for 12-seconds just before indulging. The business is owned by a husband and wife duo. “After he married a bake-aholic, former NFL player Jeff Allen helped nudge his wife Marissa’s obsession into a business.” For the cookie monster in your life, give this gift!
$45.59 at the time of publication
We bet you know more than one coffee-lover who can’t get enough of this stuff. This Red Bay Motherland 3-Pack Gift Collection is whole coffee beans that are sure to fill a kitchen with an aroma unlike any other. Simply put, Red Bay coffee is “artisanal small-batch coffee at its finest.” Your coffee snob friends will bot be disappointed with this thoughtful and zippy gift!
There you go! What did you think of these 35 incredible gifts? There’s something for everyone who loves to be in the kitchen and we hope it was helpful as you try to find the perfect gift for someone you cherish. Cooking is such an extremely satisfying and gratifying experience. Gifts to make kitchen projects easier, more delicious, and more fun are always a smart choice as almost everyone cooks regularly, and that’s more true today as we’re all spending more time at home. These excellent products are going to be ideal for those who a tricky to buy for and will absolutely be hit!
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