Around this time of year, I start to get asked about my top gift picks for a well-equipped kitchen. And I must say, there are few things I love more than kitchen tools, so it’s a challenge for me to narrow down the list of must-haves! Nonetheless, I’ve given this some thought, made a list, and checked it twice. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite kitchen gift ideas for various gifting occasions.
THE REALLY BIG GIFT
This is no run-of-the-mill gift, but if you’ve been extra good this year, here’s what you ask for! All Clad Cookware is my favorite brand; it’s virtually indestructible and it adds a little bit of luxury to your everyday life. These will last forever. Seriously.
THE BIG GIFT
You may notice a theme here; I’m a big fan of this top-notch stainless steel cookware. No more food stuck to sub-par pans. This size set comes at a more accessible price point.
This excellent German set of knives will serve you for years and years and will make you actually look forward to chopping vegetables! Keep them sharp!
I still can’t believe I didn’t have a food processor until I got one as a wedding gift! A go-to gadget for so many recipes, this Cuisinart one is great.
Tie one of these up with a gorgeous bow and you’ll make your hostess’ night! This one is a good mid-size – they come smaller and larger than this; I have several that I use for different purposes.
Think of this as the centerpiece of as a fresh-squeezed juice kit! Drape a pretty kitchen towel inside a basket, fill it with oranges, lemons and/or limes, top off with the juicer, and add a big bow. Voila!
I love that these are red. Add a box of gourmet pancake or muffin mix and a whisk and you have a breakfast kit!
You’ll be amazed by how many uses you find for these – I find that I use mine almost daily.
Nothing makes short work of mincing garlic like a good quality press, and this one is my favorite.
So, what’s on your wish list? Post it on my Facebook wall and join the conversation!