32 Best Kitchen Gifts
Kitchen gifts are suitable for weddings, engagements, anniversaries, house warmings or birthdays for foodies or passionate home cooks. If you’re tired of gifting funny mugs or if the occasion calls for something practical with a long kitchen life, we know exactly what to put on the list. From the items compiled here you’ll find ideas that work for single foodies and those that have to cook for the entire family; ideas for things that they’ll actually love and can put to a good use.
We like the crafts and vintage discoveries provided by the etsy platform, a good source of inspiration whenever you’re in need of a gift for any occasion. These precious decorated ceramic stacking measuring cups would be a unique gift for collectors and vintage lovers as there are no two alike to be found. Functional baking utensils, the measuring cups also make a beautiful decoration display in the kitchen.
Nostalgia indoor electric S’mores maker
Families with kids will adore this Nostalgia indoor electric S’mores maker – a good way to break the clouds on a rainy day and bring the outdoor camping fun inside. It makes the perfect centerpiece to a tent of sheets and pillows, decorated with white Christmas. Put cushions around the S’mores maker “camp fire” that could be hidden with small wooden logs. You can go an extra mile and place fluorescent stars above so the delicious treats can be enjoyed just like in the dark woods. This device holds 4 compartment trays so you have the crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate all to hand for making a delicious creamy sandwich, and includes two forks.
Hot Dog Toaster
Did you know that according to data obtained by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, 95% of homes in the US serve hot dogs? I had no idea there is such as a thing as Sausage Council, but that’s what it says. Weekends will be so much more fun with the hot dog toaster that warms up the buns too. Good for unannounced small gatherings or for additional fun for stay overs. We love the retro look and it goes so well in any classic or modern designed kitchen.
Toast is not a modern invention, it’s as old as early Egyptians who toasted to revitalize stale bread, making it more palatable. Club sandwiches with salty butter or jam aren’t the only option – the possibilities are limited only by your preferences, leftovers and imagination. A slice of your favorite cheese will melt nicely on hot bread and crispy cut strips makes them good for dipping in a soft-boiled egg. According to legend, Elvis was a fan of the toasted sandwich and had two favorites: peanut butter with banana slices and grape jelly and bacon fried up in bacon grease, both on white-bread. A basic toasted slice with baked beans on top is an English breakfast staple. What is your favorite morning toast?
3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station
Spoil your better half with a breakfast served in bed, like a real romantic or get things done easy with the 3-in-1 family size breakfast station for your entire squad. Enjoy your moment of silence in comfy PJ’s with a hot cup of coffee while food is getting ready and staying warm as you wait for the other pretty little sleepy heads to show up. Eggs, toasts, crispy bacon, you name it and it will be served on a plate, hot and ready to eat. The grill on top has a glass griddle lid to keep food warm once it’s done and the multi-function toaster oven bakes, toasts and reheats food so it’s useful all-day round. Mommy’s magic potion maker brews 4 cups of coffee at a time.
Ninja Personal Blender
A power breakfast exploding with nutrients to fuel the body for a proper start to the day, the Ninja Personal Blender will be a best friend; a friend mindful of nutrition and body shape, anyone will love to use this to add color and new flavors to their everyday mornings. Breakfast on the run but still full of nutrients is served in a sip and seal lid cup that fits right in the car cup holder or a bag. But I’m pretty sure it won’t make it to the destination unless it was planned for a later snack. Placed into a thermo bag it makes a great after workout meal. And for hot days, it crushes frozen fruit or ice to make refreshing beverages.
If you want to hand down your favorite recipe or even your mother’s recipe with those secret ingredients, you can do it on a plate – literally! and not only as edible finished product, although preferably both if possible. Handwritten recipes can be printed on a plate, making it a beautiful decorative display of sweet memories for the kitchen or cherished plateau that serves the very desserts the recipe describes. So how about getting a gift that adapts the saying “I’ll hand it you on a silver platter”, and hand out something precious on a recipe platter?
Eggssentials Poached Egg Maker
Instructions for poaching an egg are plentiful and often contradictory: from breaking the egg into a saucer before lowering into the water, boiling the egg for ten seconds in the shell breaking it into water, or creating a whirlpool in the center of the pan and dropping each egg in individually. Even whether to add salt or vinegar to the poaching water is debatable, not to mention the water temperature that you need to get right. Poached egg lovers need not worry because we’ve got the perfect device. Leave all the trouble to the Egssentials Poached Egg Maker that makes up to 6 poached egg at a time. By removing the non-stick poaching cups insert, it becomes a sauté pan for preparing other home cooked meals. Just as easy as spreading a ripe avocado on toast before adding the poached egg.
Electric Bucket Ice Cream Maker
Homemade ice cream? Yes please! This electric bucket ice cream maker makes 2 flavors of ice cream, frozen yoghurt and gelato. This is not just three different names for the same frozen dessert because they all differ in flavor and texture. The ice cream and gelato are made from fruit with or no added milk. The frozen yoghurt is not the same as the yoghurt that you freeze and eat. If you try to freeze it, it turns into a solid brick and some of the live bacterial culture is destroyed. Then when it thaws it becomes grainy and watery so a proper creamy frozen yoghurt needs a proper technique. This ice cream maker is made from real wooden parts and has a beautiful retro chic look with delicious results that will be loved by adults and children alike.
Marinated food is always better with all those added flavors and the tenderness it gains from the brine. In general, two hours are enough for any meat to soak up all the herbs and spices but poultry can be marinated for up to two days in the refrigerator. Wouldn’t a utensil to shorten the process be so helpful? Luckily there is such a thing! The Instant Marinated has a vacuum pump that creates an airtight seal allowing a rapid uptake of brine and it has a large capacity of 2.5 liter /85 fl. Oz. Any meat, poultry, fish, vegetables marinates and is ready to cook in minutes, giving a faster delicious meal.
Peaceful mornings call for comfort food that the whole family can enjoy together. Late weekends and sleep in holidays are the perfect scenario for waffles. Either you make a tower drizzled with syrup to allure all the family to come gather round and catch up, or leave them to be decorated individually with whipped cream and fresh fruits of choice. Waffle irons date from the early 18th century and the Swartwout’s patent drawing design, issued in 1869, looks quite similar to waffle irons used today. The only major difference in the earliest irons produced is that they required a wood-fired stove, unlike modern electric waffle irons. Easy and clean, the Waffle Maker makes a gift for savory time spent together.
Pancakes are an American classic but have been a favorite staple of many cultures’ diets over thousands of years. They’ve been enjoyed for breakfast or dessert since the Stone Age – researchers even found pancakes in the stomach of Otzi the Iceman. Apparently, the taste even inspired poets of Ancient Greece to mention them in their poetry. Four ingredients recipe date since Ancient Greece and Rome when they were made from wheat flour, olive oil, honey and curdled milk. Beloved of Greek poets, perhaps this is an inspiring gift for you to give.
We love mistakes because they are often the origin of new inventions, as are many that we use and enjoy today. The thin version of pancakes is the crepes and they are the result of a delightful mistake made by fourteen-year-old assistant waiter Henri Carpentier when making dessert for the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII (1841-1910) of England.
And you can buy a crepe maker machine as a gift with a 100 recipe cookbook included from here:
Pizzelle Baker Press
Traditional Italian waffle cookies can be made in the coziness of any dessert lover’s home. Pizzelle are hard and crisp or soft and chewy cookies made from flour, sugar, eggs, butter or vegetable oil and flavored with anise, vanilla or lemon zest. Hazelnut spread makes them heavenly delicious and they can be shaped into cannoli with sweetened ricotta filling or any flavored cream. Time to get out of ordinary desserts with the oldest known biscuits that are easily made with the Pizzelle Baker Press.
Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 Multi-Use
Technology gives us new inventions that help us cook better, faster and cleaner with a variety of foods and many needs. And so our kitchen gets more and more crowded with all these must-have devices for cooking all our favorites. But when one device promises to replace several, we’ll surely be happy to make the room for it. The Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 Multi-Use replaces 10 common kitchen appliances: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, egg cooker, sauté/searer, steamer, warmer and sterilizer. Yes, please, wrap it up and send it my way!
Insta Pot cooking
Cheat sheets are allowed as long as they are used for Insta Pot cooking. The 45 common food memorandum contains the cooking time and liquid ratio for recipes that you’ll get to know by heart. Ingredients are labeled by category (vegetables, meat, seafood, grains) and pictures are provided so they are easy to find. They are made from high strength soft magnet that won’t peel off or fall down and are also water and oil proof.
Airfryer with Fat Reducer
How about taking a guilty pleasure and turning it into a not so guilty one? I have yet to hear of anyone who can turn down a serving of French fries because they are just so tasty and crispy. Comfort food on all levels, fried foods are so devilish delicious they almost feed your soul. And if we take the oil out of the equation, they become a healthier meal that we can reach for without regret. It doesn’t need preheating and it’s ready for cooking in an instant, but the best part is that it uses hot air to fry your favorite foods with little or no added oil.
Herbs Collection Press
You can make your own mix of favorite herbs to infuse oil with the Herbs Collection Press and Measure Herb Infuser. Salads will never taste the same again! Infusion is a neat cooking technique that transfers the flavors of one fresh herb into oils, making them great bases for salad dressings, marinades, and sauces. Already infused oils available at supermarkets are pretty expensive and they are also processed so it’s better and easy to make your own with fresh carefully chosen aromatic herbs.
NutriChef Food Dehydrator Machine
Dried fruit can boost your fiber and nutrient intake, supplying your body with large amounts of antioxidants. Make your own healthy snacks to nibble while traveling or when you feel the need for a snack. A lot of prepackaged dried fruits have ingredients that you want to avoid such added sugar or preservatives. Apple chips, sweet potatoes chips, beet chips, kale chips, banana chips, mango chips or carrot chips are just some of many healthy treats that a food dehydrator can do. They can be served at parties where even the kids will love them. A decadent and savory dip can be made with dried beef, scallions, pickled jalapenos and zesty herbs. Chipped beef and other meats are used in soups, stews, gravies and dips. Any foodie will love to explore the possibilities of using such a gift.
Kitchen Aid Sifter and Scale Attachment
We like hands free devices but how would you like one in the kitchen? Yes, it is possible for appliances to take over and get any job you set them done. The Kitchen Aid Sifter and Scale Attachment is an all-in-one baking tool that accurately measures, thoroughly sifts, and automatically adds ingredients directly to your mixer bowl while you take care of other things. This is what I call good multitasking: sharing the task with others. This will help a lot particularly with extended holiday preparations requiring all sorts of home baked cookies. Think about the time you’ll save for being with your loved ones or just for resting.
Artisan Tilt Head Stand Mixer with Poring Shield
This model Kitchen Aid is an Artisan Tilt Head Stand Mixer with Poring Shield includes a Flat Beater, Dough Hook, and a Wire Whip that efficiently mixes wet and dry ingredients together, kneads bread dough or whips cream with ease and is mess free. The Power Hub allows multiple attachments suited to the cooking needs within a range of 15 options, from meat grinder to pasta maker.
Smokeless Indoor and Outdoor Grill
Grill lovers will no longer pout on rainy days because they can still get busy browning meat and vegetables within the walls of the kitchen. Recreating an outdoor barbecue party is possible with advanced infrared technology that nicely puts grilling marks on food, and cooks evenly and with less smoke. The grill heats up to the optimal temperature for searing the meat leaving it juicy and tender on the inside. It cleans faster than outdoor ones by wiping the grease off or placing it in dish washer. Barbecue fans will be ecstatic to cook all year round, regardless of the weather outside.
Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker
Because, as the song says, “girls just wanna’ have fun”, they will love this kitchen toy. Time to start a party and the host is Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker, with self-dispensing lever and an auto remix channel which means that it blends the beverage and dispenses each serving. Tropical drinks to spice up a girl’s night are made ready by a bartender who requires no tips and never counts your drinks. Margaritas, Coladas , Daiquiri or Smoothies are blended perfectly and waiting to refill the glasses for a jolly and relaxed night with the girls.
Self Stirring Kitchen Gadget
Another hands-free cooking device to help hands-full chefs, just like moms, is this automatic stirrer. Now that busy chef can be present in too many places at once, as if teleported, with this Self Stirring Kitchen Gadget. It has 2 speeds that work for hot pans or sauce pans so it can successfully replace the cooking hand that can now be reassigned to other urgent child matters. Pots can now be left unattended without the worry of burning the meal and having to start all over when time is already running out. It will help make smooth sauces, stir delicate soups or thicker meals like stews, porridge or risottos. Great gift for a new mom, I’d say.
Quiet or noisy nights in, watching a favorite show – it can’t be complete without a salty and healthy treat. Popcorn is the king of snacks when it comes to movie night and this retro classic Popcorn Machine needs no oil for popping delicious kernels. Air-popped kernels have only 30 calories per cup. This delicious food, enjoyed at home or outdoors has a long history. It was first discovered by Aztecs who used them for decoration, head ornaments and necklaces and only later they found it could be eaten. As corn is a part of American traditions, it’s been said that popcorn was a part of the Thanksgiving feast in Plymouth back in 1621. Seems like the humble Popcorn Machine makes another gift with a little taste of history.
Sous Vide Precision Cooker
This is a gift for the trendy cook that has it all, well, except for this: Sous Vide Precision Cooker. With this device, the cooking process locks in flavor and moisture that can be easily noticed in the texture and taste of meat or vegetables. This technique has been used in professional kitchens for decades and now is doable in the home kitchen with wi-fi connection. The Sous Vide Precision Cooker attaches to any stock pot or container using a fully adjustable clamp and circulates water at the exact temperature required for perfectly cooked meals. A gift that will meet the needs of gadget lovers and a foodies alike.
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