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46 Holiday Kitchen Gift Ideas

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Tis the season!

I know that many of us are starting to buy gifts for our friends and family or already have. Sometimes I find it difficult to come up with gift ideas. Today I am sharing 46 Kitchen Holiday Gift Ideas featuring a variety of my favorites that I use in my kitchen along with a few things I have on my wish list this year.

Happy Holidays!

Kitchen helpers:

OXO Good Grips Soft-Handled Garlic Press // Out of all the garlic presses I have owned this is my favorite by far.

OXO Salad Dressing Shaker // It is so easy to make your own dressings and you can control the ingredients.  This would be a great gift for the salad lover.


Garlic Keeper // Garlic keepers are nice because they will keep garlic fresher, longer. I use a lot of garlic so this is a must in my kitchen.

Citrus Juicer // A citrus juicer can make your life so much easier when it comes to using lemon, lime or other citrus juices in recipes or drinks. I use mine a lot when making hummus or tabbouleh!

Mini Muffin Tin // My kids love mini muffins and I find they are better portion sizes for them.  These mini muffin tins are a nice gift along with some colorful, fun muffin tins.


Le Creuset Stoneware Rectangular Dish, 10.5 by 7-Inch //  Le Creuset makes great casserole dishes along with a wide variety of cookware. I have these casserole dishes that I use regularly.

Bread Pan // A pretty, but functional bread pan would be a nice gift for the bakers.  I enjoy making holiday breads this time of year so I have a few of these on hand.

Non-Stick Baking Mat // The perfect stocking stuffer for the baker or cookie maker.  It prevents the cookies from sticking to the cookie sheet.

Pancake Griddle // I got a pancake griddle for my birthday and we use it every weekend for things like pancakes, sausage and bacon. A must have!


Lodge Pre-Seasoned Skillet, 12-Inch // One of my favorite skillets is my Lodge Cast Iron. These beauties last forever and can be great for campers and outdoor cooks too.

Lodge Silicone Hot Handle Holder, Red // Offers a secure, comfortable grip to your cast iron skillet.

Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart  // Dutch ovens are nice for stews and soups and make a beautiful gift for the cook.

All-Clad Stainless Steel Fry Pan with Lid, 12-Inch, Silver // All-Clas pans are on my Christmas list this year. I have heard great things about them.

All-Clad 4403 Stainless Steel 3-Quart Saute Pan w/ Lid


OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set // Mixing bowls are a must have when preparing food. I have a few different sets of mixing and nesting bowls.

KitchenAid RVSA Slicer/Shredder Attachment for Stand Mixers // This is nice to have for your KitchenAid for shredding and slicing.

KitchenAid 5-Qt. Tilt-Head Glass Bowl with Measurement Markings & Lid // Whether you are melting chocolate or chilling butter, this glass bowl can be conveniently used in the microwave or freezer, allowing you to do more with less clean up.  I especially love the pour spout!


KitchenAid Mixer // I can’t live without my KitchenAid Mixer. It is definitely one of my must have kitchen items. You can do everything from making cookies, to shredding chicken to making bread.

Microplane Zester/Grater // Microplanes are key for grating things like garlic, ginger and lemon zest.

Olive Oil Dispenser  // Every cook needs an olive oil dispenser, especially if they cook with it a lot.

Mesh Strainer // Mesh strainers work great for washing anything but in particular are nice for sifting flour, spices and sugar and washing small ingredients.

Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel  // This is another go-to kitchen item for me. I make hummus, salsas, sauces, shred cheese and more with my food processor. If you are looking to get a cook a big gift this could be a winner.


Salt Cellar // I keep a salt cellar next to my stove for easy salt access while making recipes.

Immersion Blender // Puree soups, stews, sauces and more with an immersion blender in little time.

Blendtec Total Blender // Of all of the blenders I have tried so far this is the one that blends soups, smoothies and hard to blend ingredients the best.

Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Vegetable Slicer // Spiralizing is a fun, healthy way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet or use them instead of pasta.

8-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker // Everyone needs a slow cooker that can do the work for them while they are at work or going about their day.


Professional Mandoline // Sweet potato or french fries are much easier to cut using a mandoline. I finally added this to my Christmas list.

Printed Damask Chef Kitchen Apron // All chefs need an apron to stay clean.

Damask Cleaning, Washing, Drying, Set of 4

OXO Good Grips Large Silicone Flexible Turner // We use this for pancakes and it works great.

Wooden Spoons // You can never have enough wooden spoons in your kitchen.

OXO Balloon Whisks


Chopping Block // I use my chopping block every day. It sit on my counter top for all of my chopping needs.

Cookbook Holder/Protector // Protect those precious cookbooks with a cookbook holder.

French Coffee Press // I enjoy my coffee in a French press! Pressed coffee extracts the perfect amount of essentials oils and acids from the bean for maximum flavor

Wine Saver Pump // For those wine lovers that don’t finish the bottle of wine. 😉


Wine Aerator // Another nice gift for wine lovers. Red wine needs to breathe to allow it to open up, release its intended aromas, and of course, make it taste better.

Wine and Cheese Block // Perfect for your friends or family that like to entertain.


Soup of the Day: 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year // This has been my go-to soup cookbook for a couple of years.


Joy of Cooking //  A must have for every cooks kitchen.

The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity // An in-depth guide to flavor profiles, spices and how to pair them together.


The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Jerusalem: A Cookbook


Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking // Great cookbook to incorporate more veggies into your diet. It is also just beautiful to look at!


Top 100 Baby Purees // For the new Moms out there or anyone that will be making their own baby food and starting their child on solids-this is the book for them!

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Saturday 19th of September 2020

Hey, thanks a lot! Do you recommend using stainless steel?


Saturday 28th of November 2015

I agree with many of the items on your list but I would definitely say get the flavor bible book, I love it. If you are not sure what food goes with what if something will be too strong/loud this is a go too book. When I first bought it, I just sat and erad through it and many times when I am trying to decide what to cook I will start with one item and then look to see what goes well with that item. I highly recommend this book no matter what your cooking level.


Sunday 29th of November 2015

I completely agree! It is nice for all experience levels of cooks. I love keeping it on hand when I am not sure what flavors might pair well to ether or what spices to use together.