22 Best Kitchen Gifts in 2022
If you’re tired of gifting funny mugs or the same old food gift basket, we’ve compiled a list of creative kitchen gifts for him and her to help you get a little more creative. Let’s get started!
1. Ice Cream Maker
Homemade ice cream? Yes please! You simply can’t go wrong with this. Make your own flavors and if you need some inspiration check out the most popular gelato flavors in Italy.
If you don’t have time to make your own ice cream, check out our round-up of the best and healthiest ice cream brands you can buy from your local grocery store.
2. Vintage Measuring Cups
These precious and beautifully decorated ceramic measuring cups would make for a wonderful gift for collectors and vintage lovers.
3. Electric S’mores Maker
You 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 up for Christmas. Put cushions around the S’mores maker “camp fire”, and maybe hide it with small wooden logs. You could go the 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.
4. Herb Infuser
You can make your own mix of favorite herb infused oil with this kitchen gadget. Salads will never taste the same again!
Infusion is a neat cooking technique that transfers the flavors of fresh herbs into oils, making them great bases for salad dressings, marinades, and sauces.
5. Hot Dog Toaster
Weekends will be so much more fun with this vintage hot dog toaster, which warms up the buns too. Good for unannounced small gatherings or for additional fun, use it for stayovers. We love the retro look and it goes so well in any classic or modern designed kitchen.
6. Ninja Personal Blender
Creating 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. Breakfast on the run but still full of nutrients is served in a sip and seal cup that fits right in the car cup holder or a bag. Placed in a thermo bag it makes a great after workout meal. And for hot days, it crushes frozen fruit or ice to make refreshing beverages.
7. Personalized Plate with Recipes
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 the edible finished product, although preferably both if possible.
Handwritten recipes can be printed on a plate, making a beautiful decorative display of sweet memories for the kitchen or even used as a cherished plate to serve the very dessert it describes.
8. Air Fryer
How about taking a guilty pleasure and turning it into a not so guilty one? Comfort food on all levels, fried foods are so devilishly delicious they almost feed your soul. And if we take oil out of frying, fried food becomes so much healthier.
Air fryers don’t require preheating so are ready for cooking in an instant. But the best part is that they use hot air to fry your favorite foods with little or no added oil.
9. Retro Toaster
Toast is as old as ancient Egypt, where bread was toasted to revitalize it, making it more palatable. This vintage toaster is not only practical but also gorgeous to look at. A slice of your favorite cheese will melt nicely on hot bread and crispy cut strips are great for dipping into a soft-boiled egg.
10. Breakfast Station
Spoil your better half with a breakfast served in bed, like a real romantic. Get it done easily with this 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 the food gets ready and stays warm as you wait for the other pretty little sleepy heads to show up. Eggs, toasts, crispy bacon, you name it, then serve it on a plate, hot and ready to eat.
11. 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 to boiling the egg for ten seconds in the shell before breaking it into water, or creating a whirlpool in the center of the pan and dropping each egg in individually.
Poached egg lovers need not worry because we’ve got the perfect device. Leave all the trouble to the Poached Egg Maker, which makes up to 6 poached egg at a time.
12. Instant Marinades
Marinated food is always better with all those added flavors and the tenderness it gains from the brine. This kitchen gadget 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.
12. Belgian Waffle Maker
Peaceful mornings call for comfort food that the whole family can enjoy together. And Belgian waffles make for a great breakfast and are simply delicious. Easy and clean, the Waffle Maker makes a gift for savory time spent together.
13. Pancake Maker
Not a waffle fan? No problem. Get a pancake maker instead, as pretty much everyone loves a pancake.
14. Pizzelle Baker Press (Italian Cookie Maker)
If your loved one likes Italian Christmas cookies, then this is the perfect Christmas gift. 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 a sweetened ricotta filling or any flavored cream.
15. Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 Multi-Use
The Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 Multi-Use replaces 10 (!!) 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!
16. Food Dehydrators
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 make. They are great at parties where everyone will love them, kids included.
A decadent and savory dip can be made with dried beef, scallions, pickled jalapenos, and zesty herbs. Any foodie will love to explore the possibilities of such a gift.
17. KitchenAid 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 we call good multitasking. This will help a lot particularly with extended holiday preparations requiring all sorts of home baked cookies. Think about the time you’ll save that you can spend with your loved ones or just taking a rest.
18. Indoor Electric Grill
Grill lovers will no longer pout on rainy days because they can still get busy browning meat and vegetables inside, in the kitchen. Recreating an outdoor barbecue party is possible with this electric grill by Hamilton Beach that nicely puts grilling marks on food and cooks evenly, and with less smoke.
19. 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 the 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. The perfect kitchen gift for someone who loves entertaining.
20. Automatic Pot Stirrer
Another hands-free cooking device to help hands-full cooks. Pots can now be left unattended without the worry of burning the meal.
21. Popcorn Machine
Enjoy your favorite snack made perfectly with this affordable popcorn machine. While we’re at it, check out our guide on the best oil for popcorn.
22. Sous Vide Precision Cooker
This is a gift for the trendy cook that has it all, well, except for this: a Sous Vide Precision Cooker. With this device, you can lock in flavor and moisture that will enhance the texture and taste of your meat and vegetables.
This technique has been used in professional kitchens for decades and now is doable in the home kitchen with wi-fi connection. A kitchen gift that will meet the needs of gadget lovers and a foodies alike.
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