Kitchen Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Great kitchen holiday gift ideas for every price range! Options under $25. Unique Christmas gifts for anyone who loves to cook. | wellplated.com @wellplated

What’s your holiday shopping style? Have you already made your list and checked it twice? Or do you live for the adrenaline rush of finding a parking spot at the mall on Christmas Eve?

In the event that you are looking for a little holiday gift inspiration, I’ve put together a list of some of my kitchen favorites. It’s divided by price with options that start at less than $25, and I’ve included a few favorite splurges too. I hope it gives you ideas for the kitchen enthusiasts on your list. If you have any gift favorites, I’d love to hear your ideas too!


Gifts Under $25

Gifts Under $50

  • Try the World: For your adventurous foodie friends and family, check out these curated gift boxes of fancy food items, snacks, and beverages; each box is curated from a different country.
  • Enamel Camping Pot: That camp-loving, outdoorsy friend of yours probably needs a cute pot for camp hot cocoa emergencies. Approved for at-home hot cocoa emergencies too.
  • 8-inch Chef’s Knife: An amazing knife to make any kitchen user’s life easier.
  • Immersion Blender: A must-own for anyone who loves making soup.
  • The Most Adorable Apron: Perfect for looking cute while hosting dinner parties, as well as protecting that nice shirt of yours from a cloud of flour. I love that this one is still machine washable, important if your recipient is a known enthusiastic stirrer.
  • Embossing Rolling Pin: Effortlessly adds a touch of beauty and whimsy to desserts.
  • Round Platter: Beautiful and functional.
  • Whipped Cream Maker: Instantly makes any dessert (or mug of hot cocoa…or Irish coffee) feel extra special.
  • Stovetop Espresso Maker: Makes excellent espresso and, unlike most espresso makers, it won’t hog your countertop.
  • Salt and Pepper Grinders: These are easy to fill, can be adjusted to any size grind, and won’t leave a mess on your table. With more than 2,500 positive reviews, you know these are good.
  • Air Popcorn Maker: Make easy, healthy homemade popcorn in your own kitchen. Perfect for home movie nights or that friend who always has the munchies.

Kitchen Splurges

  • Swoop Serving Bowl: A gorgeous wood serving bowl that will last for years and can double as decor too.
  • Electric Glass Tea Kettle: For the true tea precisionist.
  • 5-in-1 Griddler: Ben and I received ours as a wedding gift and are now obsessed with “panini-ing” any sandwich, including PB&J!
  • Milk Frother: I own one of these and am absolutely in love. It makes any cup of coffee feel special and is great for making hot chocolate too.
  • Digital Convection Toaster Oven: This can essentially function as a mini countertop oven. It’s a lifesaver for anyone who doesn’t have an oven or is a frequent baker.
  • Wine Cooler: Works well for reds and whites and is available in multiple sizes. I may or may not be asking Santa for this one. *wink, wink*
  • Dutch Oven: The ultimate splurge gift. This is a true investment piece and kitchen workhorse that can last (literally) generations. Mine is my most treasured kitchen piece, and I use several times a week. This is another good quality, more economical option.

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About Erin Clarke

I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, lover of bourbon, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN...

4 comments

  1. Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Bought my first mandolin today! And I love my griddler. I use it to make quick “grilled” chicken during the winter to top salads!

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