Thrill your favorite home chef with one of these thoughtful gifts
Shopping for a friend or family member who loves to cook? Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge since home chefs vary in their expertise, and experienced cooks typically buy all the tools and gadgets they want to try as soon as they see them.
But you can still find something for everyone on your list, no matter where their skills fall on the culinary spectrum. Here are the most coveted kitchen gifts you can choose for loved ones who enjoy experimenting with new recipes and cooking techniques.
Best kitchen gifts
Countertop appliance gifts
Ninja AF101 Four-Quart Air Fryer 23% OFF
This decent-sized air fryer can cut the fat in classic fried foods like french fries and chicken tenders by 75%. It heats up quickly and can hold up to three pounds of food at a time, so it’s a suitable option for families. Sold by Amazon, Kohl’s, and Home Depot
This mixer is a must-have for bakers but also comes in handy for other recipes. It features 10 mixing speeds, an ergonomic handle for comfort, and plenty of accessories, including beaters, a dough hook, and metal wire whip.
Sold by Kohl’s
This versatile blender is perfect for morning smoothies, protein shakes, or the occasional frozen cocktail. The 72-ounce pitcher is ideal for large-batch cooking, and the blender comes with two 16-ounce travel cups for individual servings. Sold by Amazon and Macy’s
This rice cooker can make up to 20 cups of rice at a time, so it’s convenient for home cooks feeding a large family. It offers set-it-and-forget-it operation and can also steam foods like veggies. Sold by Amazon
Philips Viva Pasta Maker 28% OFF
Forget the struggles of using a manual pasta maker with this convenient automatic model. It can make up to three servings of pasta in less than 20 minutes and offers a compact design that can fit in most kitchens. Sold by Amazon and Sur La Table
Whether you need to blend, whisk, mix, whip, or puree, this essential kitchen tool can do it all right in the pot or pan you’re using. It comes with three attachments, including a whisk, blending wand, and 3-cup chopping bowl.
Sold by Amazon
Boasting a 1,000-watt motor and large 9-cup capacity, this powerful model lets you chop, slice, and mix like a pro. The four preset programs make prep work a breeze, and the dough mixer can whip up to 2 pounds of dough in just 30 seconds, saving you time and energy.
Sold by Amazon
With this convenient bread maker, you can take the hassle out of kneading, rising, and baking a loaf of bread. Its nonstick aluminum pan allows for even cooking and easy cleaning. It offers 12 settings for various types of bread and other baked goods. Sold by Amazon
This countertop grill allows you to grill steaks, hot dogs, and burgers in any weather. It can also bake, roast, broil, and air fry, making it one of the most versatile appliances for the kitchen. Sold by Amazon and Kohl’s
Dash Mini Waffle Maker 19% OFF
Thanks to this tiny but mighty waffle maker, it's never been easier to whip up a fresh, homemade breakfast. Besides its compact design, it has a nonstick cooking surface that makes cleanup a breeze. Sold by Amazon
Other top deals in countertop appliances
- An Instant Pot cooks one-pot meals up to 70% faster than other methods, making it an excellent gift for friends who are short on time. 21% OFF
- This KitchenAid stand mixer is a must-have for bakers but also comes in handy for other recipes. 22% OFF
- A programmable slow cooker can help busy home cooks get dinner on the table with minimal effort.
- A food processor is essential for cutting down on prep time in the kitchen. 20% OFF
- This immersion blender makes it easy to whip up soups right in the pot. 20% OFF
- A new toaster makes preparing toast, bagels, and instant waffles foolproof. 36% OFF
- This juicer is a thoughtful gift for anyone looking to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diet. 20% OFF
For coffee and tea lovers
Keurig's first smart coffee maker promises "full-flavored coffee, just the way you like it" through an app that customizes brews down to the last drop. The device even has a dedicated pour-over iced coffee setting. Sold by Amazon and Keurig
This affordable espresso machine takes any home barista's coffee game to the next level. It features a compact design and contemporary aesthetic, as well as a 15-bar pump that pulls the richest espresso around. Sold by Amazon
Created for brewing specialty coffee, this smart coffee device comes with a dedicated app that ensures you get the best-tasting brew. It can work for pour-over, immersion, and cold drip brewing methods as well. Sold by Amazon and Wayfair
Mueller Ultra Kettle 45% OFF
Tea drinkers will appreciate this electric kettle that provides 1,500 watts of power for super-fast boiling. It’s made of borosilicate glass for improved durability and offers a boil-dry feature that turns off the kettle when it’s out of water. Sold by Amazon
This powerful grinder lets coffee lovers grind their beans at home for the freshest coffee possible. It has an extra-large capacity and offers an 18-position grind selector to get the grind just right. Sold by Amazon and Kohl’s
Other top deals for coffee and tea lovers
- This milk frother is essential for making delicious cappuccinos, lattes, and other specialty drinks. 20% OFF
- A French press is a perfect gift for coffee aficionados who prefer a richer, smoother-tasting brew. 28% OFF
- This cold brew coffee maker allows you to make cold brew overnight in the fridge. 24% OFF
- A lovely decorative coffee mug can make that first cup of joe a little more special in the morning. 19% OFF
- A new tea kettle ensures that your favorite tea drinker can enjoy their favorite beverage as quickly as possible. 20% OFF
- This iced tea maker takes the work out of preparing iced tea on hot summer days.
- A tea infuser and strainer are must-haves for a loved one who enjoys loose-leaf tea. 30% OFF
This classic Dutch oven is the perfect pot for slow cooking, braising, roasting, frying, and more. It offers excellent durability, so it resists chipping and cracking. It’s also oven-safe up to 500°F and available in several striking colors. Sold by Amazon
Every kitchen deserves a cast-iron skillet like this one for sauteing, grilling, and even baking. It has an assist handle for easy maneuvering around the stove and is preseasoned to keep food from sticking to it. Sold by Amazon and Home Depot
With its nonstick surface, this roasting pan makes cleaning up after dinner a breeze. It’s oven-safe up to 450°F and comes with a rack that puts the roast at the perfect height within the pan. Sold by Amazon and Kohl’s
Granite Ware Covered Casserole 12% OFF
This durable, lightweight casserole dish is perfect for weekday dinners or side dishes for large family gatherings. It has a carbon steel core for fast heating and can withstand temperatures up to 932°F. Sold by Amazon
Other top deals in cookware gifts
- This versatile saute pan from Calphalon is perfect for sauteing veggies, searing meat, or preparing chilis and stews. 20% OFF
- A nonstick pan lets home cooks reduce the fat and oil they use and is super easy to clean.
- This wok is essential for anyone who loves stir-fry recipes and other Asian dishes.
- This crepe pan can help your favorite amateur chef feel like a professional by preparing perfect crepes every time.
Kitchen tech gifts
This smart sous vide machine prepares restaurant-quality meals with ease. It comes with a full-service app that lets users control and monitor cooking from a distance. Sold by Amazon
Echo Show 10 HD 32% OFF
The all-new Echo Show delivers exceptional audio and visual experiences with upgraded cameras and speakers. A popular countertop companion, it lets users follow interactive recipes from Food Network Kitchen, Allrecipes, and more with assistance from Alexa. Sold by Amazon
This digital food scale offers precise measurements for both wet and dry ingredients. It comes with an attached mixing bowl that’s easy to remove and is automatically zeroed out when weighing food. Sold by Amazon
This trash can responds to voice commands, so you can throw away food scraps and other trash quickly and easily. It also has a motion sensor and can stay open during cooking to save time. Sold by Home Depot
Eco-minded home cooks will appreciate this handy device that turns food waste into garden fertilizer with the press of a button. It has a compact footprint, so it can work for even a small kitchen. The waste bucket is dishwasher safe. Sold by Amazon, Home Depot, and Vitamix
Other top deals in kitchen tech
- A digital measuring cup provides accurate measurements for anyone who enjoys baking.
- A smart mug keeps hot beverages warm, no matter how slowly you sip. 23% OFF
- This smart toaster doesn’t just make toast — it can also make delicious paninis and quesadillas. 22% OFF
Bar and mixology gifts
With this BPA-free ice maker, home mixologists never have to worry about running out of ice for their cocktails again. It can produce 50 pounds a day and offers three size options for its bullet cubes. Sold by Newair
Wine enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite vino in its finest form with this temperature-stable wine cooler. It has removable racks and easy-touch controls to help users customize bottle storage. Sold by Amazon and Wayfair
This wine aerator can decant your wine in seconds, so you don’t have to wait to enjoy your favorite bottle. Best of all, it’s simple to use and won’t drip or spill any wine.
Sold by Amazon
This electric wine opener is user-friendly and fully automatic, allowing you to open a bottle of wine without a struggle. Its battery can open more than 30 bottles before needing to be recharged. Sold by Amazon and Wayfair
Make happy hours as easy as possible with this intelligent cocktail system. It uses capsules with mixer ingredients that are automatically blended with your spirit of choice for perfect cocktails every time. Sold by Amazon, Sur La Table, and Kohl’s
Other top deals in bar and mixology gifts
- This bar set contains all the tools necessary to whip up cocktails and other mixed beverages.
- These whiskey stones put an end to watered-down whiskey and other spirits. 50% OFF
- A cocktail smoker can add smoky flavor and a cool visual smoke effect to your favorite cocktails. 26% OFF
Kitchen utensils and tools
Lauded as one of the most collectible licensed sets to date, these Star Wars-themed Pyrex food storage containers top many holiday wish lists. They're dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe and have BPA-free lids. Sold by Amazon
This set of mixing bowls includes plastic covers, making them great for storing food. They come in four different eye-catching colors, so they look great on kitchen shelves or as serving bowls. Sold by Amazon
Whether you’re making baby food or mashed potatoes, this durable, user-friendly food mill gets all your recipes to the perfect consistency. There’s limited space between the blade and sieve, so it works quickly and efficiently. Sold by Amazon and Sur La Table
A made-to-last design, this seven-piece cutlery set is forged from high-grade German stainless steel. The knives slice, dice, and filet with ease thanks to their self-sharpening butcher block. Sold by Macy’s
This handy set of silicone spatulas is heat-resistant up to 600°F. The spatulas have durable handles with stainless steel cores and a seamless one-piece design to keep food and residue from collecting on the surface. Sold by Amazon
Other top deals in kitchen utensils and tools
- This set of wooden spoons is a basic tool for every kitchen.
- A pair of tongs makes an excellent gift for the grill master in your life but comes in handy for many kitchen tasks.
- This KitchenAid whisk can whip up cream and meringue in a hurry and works well to eliminate lumps in sauces and gravies. 16% OFF
- These measuring spoons are magnetic, so they nest together for clutter-free storage in a small kitchen.
- A restaurant-style cheese grater can make quick work of hard cheese, chocolate, and nuts.
Thanks to a double-insulated freezer bowl, this Cuisinart ice cream maker whips up two quarts of homemade ice cream in less than 30 minutes. It has a heavy-duty motor for reliable, powerful churning. Sold by Amazon and Kohl’s
This shaved ice maker will delight children of all ages and doesn’t take up much counter space. It comes with snow cone cups, three flavor syrups, and spoon straws for enjoying the ice. Sold by Amazon
This simple ceramic cake stand shows off homemade cakes for serving. It has a wide base that allows the cakes to easily slide onto the surface and can support heavy, dense cakes. It doesn’t scratch or chip if you cut on it. Sold by Amazon
This comprehensive cake decorating kit can help any home baker up their decorating game. It comes with over 50 stainless steel tips, two nails for making icing flowers, and a durable storage box to keep it all organized. Sold by Amazon
With three springform pans in different sizes, this set provides all a home baker needs to make delicious cheesecakes, ice cream cakes, tarts, and deep-dish pizza. The pans are made of nonstick stainless steel for easy cleaning. Sold by Amazon
Other top deals in dessert tools
- Baking mats can help reduce waste in the kitchen and make cleaning up easier after baking.
- This cupcake carrier protects cupcakes and other baked goodies when carrying them from one place to another. 7% OFF
- A cake pop maker lets you make a batch of cake pops quickly and easily, so you can get on to decorating as soon as possible.
- A cake lifter keeps homemade cakes from breaking when taking them out of the pan.
Written by a trusted name in the world of food and entertaining, this cookbook offers recipes with a fresh twist on traditional comfort foods. It contains simple options like smashed burgers with onions and more complex fare such as shrimp and linguine fra Diavolo. Sold by Amazon
It's easy to enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables year-round with this hydroponic garden that cultivates up to six plants at a time. It's user-friendly, making it popular for budding gardeners. Sold by Amazon and Kohl's
This professional-quality unisex apron works well for cooking, grilling, and gardening. It has double-stitched pockets and a headphone loop that lets you listen to music while cooking without the cord getting in the way. Sold by Amazon
Encourage your loved one to experiment in the kitchen with these fun dice. The nine dice offer cooking methods, protein options, grain or carb choices, herb selections, and seasonal veggies to help you create a unique dish every time. Sold by Uncommon Goods
Other top deals
- This pretzel-making kit is excellent for new and experienced bakers alike.
- This cast-iron garlic roaster allows you to roast garlic in the oven or on the grill.
- These mesh grill bags keep veggies, tofu, and other ingredients from falling off your kabobs on the grill.
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