We all have to eat, so kitchen equipment is always a sure-fire gift. Whether you’re shopping for someone who’s new to the kitchen or a long-time home cook, we found the best kitchen items for everyone on your list that will make it easier to pull together delicious meals.
Many cooks have the popular Instant Pot on their holiday wish lists, so it’s a great idea to shop early for this must-have kitchen appliance. The DUO60 is a top-selling model that is like seven appliances in one: It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and rice cooker, plus it can steam, warm, sauté, and even make yogurt. It’s simple to use, too, as it’s packed with preset functions and can be programmed so you can set it and forget it until mealtime.
An air fryer makes a great gift that will keep giving all year long, because this innovative appliance requires little to no oil to prepare great tasting food. If someone on your list is dreaming of a kitchen helper that will cut down on unnecessary fat and calories, check out the 7-quart GoWISE that has touchscreen controls with eight preset functions plus ample space to cook for a family.
Whether you have an avid chef or a novice cook on your gift list this year, keep in mind that high-quality knives are always appreciated, as they make meal preparation significantly easier. We like the Cangshan Chef Knife for its durable eight-inch forged steel blade that stays sharp cut after cut and the contoured handle that provides a secure grip.
If you’re shopping for a tea lover, a stovetop kettle is a useful kitchen accessory. This model by Le Creuset features a classic design that will be an attractive as well as functional addition to any kitchen, and it produces the recognizable teakettle whistle when water is hot and ready to brew.
For the home cook who has everything, a sous vide cooker is the gift that will open up new possibilities in the kitchen. The smart model by Anova has built-in WiFi connectivity and can be operated via the Anova app. With 1,000 watts of power and compatibility with just about any pot or container, this sous vide cooker can produce results that rival restaurant dishes.
The Floretta Apron by Juliska has a beautiful floral pattern and is made with the same attention to details the company puts into its exquisite dinnerware pieces. Ties at the neck and waist give it a secure fit while the wearer prepares culinary creations, so it protects clothes while also offering a lovely European look.
If the person on your list is a baker, get them a beautiful cake stand to showcase their creations. The pearl footed model by Costa Nova is made of durable stoneware and has a scalloped rim that adds an elegant touch to displaying cakes. It’s available in a choice of two sizes.
The grill master on your list will be thinking about next summer’s barbeques when you gift them these grilling tools. This set comes with all the essentials, including a fork, basting brush, spatula, and tongs, each made of extra thick stainless steel and backed by the manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee.
For the serious pitmaster, grilling gloves make an excellent gift. This pair is built with the outdoor chef in mind, as they have a flame-resistant neoprene coating and are 14 inches in length for optimal protection. Several sizes are available to ensure the pair you choose fits the pitmaster in your life like a glove.
Glassware makes a nice gift for just about anyone, but this set of six French tumblers by Duralex Picardie is extra special. These tumblers have an attractive fluted structure and are made of tempered glass that is safe to use with warm and cold beverages. We think they make excellent water glasses, too.
Are you shopping for someone who hosts beautiful winter gatherings every year? For the holiday-loving hostess, not just any serving plates will do. Juliska’s set of four party plates have festive Santa and Mrs. Claus themes that will complement your favorite host’s seasonal gatherings.
If you’re searching for a gift for the coffee lover on your list, look no further than the Chemex Classic. Instead of using electricity to brew, this coffee maker has a filter unit where you place coffee grounds, then simply pour hot water over the beans to create a delicious cup. Many avid users rave about the flavor produced with the pour-over method.
Anyone who loves to cook can appreciate what a cast iron skillet brings to the table. This high-quality skillet is made by Lodge, a company that’s been making cast iron products since 1896. It’s heavy, durable, versatile, and made to last a lifetime. Make sure to throw in a heat protecting silicone handle designed for temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and made to fit Lodge skillets.
With a 22-inch nonstick cook surface and easy-to-use controls, the Presto electric griddle is a nice gift for breakfast lovers or for those who have a lot of kids to feed. It’s also perfect for making big batches of pancakes, French toast, grilled cheese, and more. Cleanup and storage are easy, too, because the griddle can be detached from the base.
You may not think of dishcloths when you think of possible gifts for the home cook in your life, but this set of six by Anthropologie will change your mind. With bold checks and stripes, these brightly patterned woven cotton dishcloths will add a pop of color to your loved one’s kitchen.
This 12-piece cookware set from Cuisinart comes with everything you’d need to stock your kitchen shelves, including two saucepans, two skillets, a sauté pan, and a stockpot. Each piece is made with the brand’s triple-ply construction that includes an aluminum core to produce even results.
This classic 18-piece dinnerware set from AmazonBasics is made of porcelain and has enough dinner plates, dessert plates, and bowls to serve six people. The set is a practical gift idea for newlyweds, new homeowners, and recent grads who are still eating dinner on mismatched plates and bowls.
The Sagaform Hamburger Press looks basic, but it’s a gift that will come in handy every time the burger aficionado on your list grills up their favorite American cuisine at home. The simple structure is designed to make perfectly round, symmetrical burgers every time.
From soups to stews to sauces and more, the Le Creuset Dutch oven is the gift to give to the cook on your list who loves to let a delicious dish simmer all day on the stove. The 7.25-quart capacity is large enough to prepare a meal for the entire family, and the enamel finish makes cleanup a breeze. Choose from seven colors — one that’s sure to match the recipient’s kitchen decor.
This kitchen gift will help the home chef on your list keep their stove and countertop free of food messes. The Gertrude spoon rest has ample space to hold a serving or stirring utensil. It’s made of stoneware with intricate etching, so it’s as attractive as it is practical.
If someone on your list is moving into a new place, kitchen essentials like the Rosti Mepal 3-piece bowl and lid set will be an appreciated gift. The dark color has a modern appeal, plus the set is a practical gift for its versatility. The bowls can easily be used for multiple purposes, including mixing ingredients, serving dishes, and storing leftovers.