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Special Gifts for Cooks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to give gifts and receive gifts from people. Who doesn’t love a nifty kitchen gadget? Or two or three? We’ve complied a curated list of what’s necessary, what’s new and what’s super nifty for the new and not-so-new home cooks you love.

1. Teaspressa – Instant Latte and Cocktail Holiday Kit

This is a unique flavor-infusing product that allows you to make an abundance of drinks. You’re able to create your own artisan beverages, instantly. Flavor-infused sugar cubes can be dropped into coffee, tea, or liquor. Make a pumpkin spiced latte, a spiced apple toddy, or a white peppermint mocha in minutes. You can find one at MixingMama Market for $30.

2. Totally Bamboo- Duet Salt Box

Need an easier time organizing your salt and pepper? This product is beautiful enough to showcase on the countertop and reaching for a pinch of salt and pepper has never been easier. It has a smart design with a swivel lid and a magnetic lock opens to dual chambers for easy access. You can buy it on Amazon for $14.99.

3. Jennifer Zamudio – Reusable Bowl Covers

Do your part to be eco-friendly with this set of three multi-sized reusable bowl covers. These 100% breathable cotton covers are washable and pretty darn cute. They’re also handmade and are typically sold for $40.

4. Midwest Mixes – Barbecue Rubs

Even though summer has come and gone, you can still make it feel like the sunshine season with these barbecue rubs. They’re made in the U.S. and will make you want to fire up the grill in January. They also have dessert, dips and olive oil blends. You can mix and match them for the grill master in your life! They're sold for $5 each.

5. Arctic Zone – Lunch Satchel

Every lunch is fancy when it’s packed in this elegant lunch box. It has two compartments, it’s leak-proof, and this bag also features high-density thermal insulation with a divider that can accommodate taller items.

6. Williams-Sonoma – Open Kitchen Silicone Spatulas Set of 5

Every home cook needs the right tools for the job. These spatulas can withstand up to 500F without cracking, melting, or losing their shape. You can find them on their website for $27.

7. WEPSEN – 35-Piece Kitchen Utensil Set and Stainless-Steel Nesting Bowls

This is one of the most functional and affordable cooking accessory options. This set of high-quality kitchen gear is all you’ll need to cook, bake and serve some serious kitchen magic! They’re dishwasher safe. This bundle includes bowls, measuring cups and even basters.

8. FN SHARP – 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

Any true gourmand will tell you there is “one knife to rule them all” and this is it. Made with 67 layers of Damascus steel and an HRC 60 +/- 2 (hardness scale), this is one kitchen knife that is built to last.

9. GraniteStone Diamond – 20-Piece Complete Cookware and Bakeware

Someone’s been good this year! Everything you need to set up a kitchen is right here, all made with high quality aluminum. It’s coated three times for the ultimate non-stick experience, and it has five-star customer ratings. From muffin trays, to frying pans and pots, it has everything you need.

10. Elite Platinum – 3.5-Quart Digital Air Fryer

A Christmas list favorite, this air fryer is the highest rated for the price. Air fryers don’t really “fry”, they circulate air around the food, allowing crispy perfection of meats and veggies with less added fat. Start that New Year’s diet off right!

11. NINJA – Specialty Coffee Maker With Glass Carafe

Do you have a special coffee lover in your life? Well, this is the optimal gift. What would a Christmas wish list be without coffee? This elegant machine is a workhorse. Brew singles or a full carafe, espresso shots or full pots, all with the touch of a button. Yes, please!

12. NOSTALGIA – Electrics 3-in-1 Breakfast Station

Who can resist this adorably retro countertop kitchen breakfast station? Perfect for dorms or teeny, tiny kitchens, or even RVs. Make coffee, eggs, bacon and toast at one, easy-to-use, easy-to-clean station. The toaster oven feature is perfect for making late night snacks and the griddle is perfect for steaks and pork chops.