My curated collection of gift ideas for the home cook and health conscious! Add these kitchen favorites to your wish list or snag them for a friend.
Best Cooking Gifts for Home Cooks
As a food blogger, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I've included my everyday essentials and elevated appliances that any food lover will adore.
Here you'll find the best gifts for people who love to cook and have a well-stocked kitchen.
I've broken the sections down into my top appliances of the year, gifts under $200, presents under $50, and so on. I hope you enjoy!
Jenna's Top Picks
Berkey Water Filter System: I was recently gifted a Berkey and it's better than I ever imagined! The Berkey water filter is a freestanding water purification system designed to provide drinking water for everyday use or in case of emergency. It's gravity-fed and removes over 200 contaminants. My Travel Berkey was super easy to set up and is the newest, sleek yet functional addition to our kitchen.
Newair Nugget Ice Maker: If you've ever wanted to make Sonic ice at home, this countertop ice maker is for you! It's perfect for making cocktails and mocktails at home. Gone are the day of endlessly filling up ice cube trays! It has an LED-lit viewing window plus a pull-out ice drawer. My favorite feature is the convenient self-cleaning function though.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer: We were gifted a beautiful stand mixer in the color aqua sky for our wedding 6 years ago. I use it at least once a week and it still runs great. It's especially helpful when baking desserts or making bread. The stand mixer includes a coated flat beater and dough hook, a 6-wire whip, and pouring shield.
Gifts Under $200
NUTR Nut Milk Maker: This one's for my dairy free friends! Prepare homemade plant based milk (like oat milk or almond milk) in just minutes. The handheld machine blends nuts and grains that result in smooth, rich, and creamy dairy free milk.
Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven: We love our air fryer toaster oven! It's easy to use, large enough to cook big batches, yet compact enough to fit nicely on the countertop. This small kitchen appliance has several features such as air fry, convection toaster oven, bake, grill, broil, and warm.
Rubbermaid Meal Prep Storage Containers: Since it's just me and my husband, we tend to have lots of leftovers. This 44-piece set includes various sizes that are all BPA-free and 100% leak-proof!
Aerogarden Indoor Garden: We've had our Aerogarden for years! It's a hydroponic indoor garden for easy gardening indoors. You can plant up to 6 plants, herbs, or veggies all year round.
Adagio Electric Tea Maker: I'm not kidding when I say this tea maker is a game changer! I drink at least 2 cups of tea in the morning and herbal tea throughout the afternoon and evening. Not only does this tea maker brew the perfect cup, it keeps the tea at the desired temperature for up to an hour.
Cuisinart SmartStick Immersion Blender: The humble immersion blender is one of the most underrated kitchen tools! It's incredibly easy to use for blending up sauces (like homemade vegan mayo), salad dressing, and soup.
Gifts Under $100
Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker: Slow cooking is great during winter when you want warm and cozy stew and during summer when it's too hot to turn the stove on. Pro tip: Use crockpot liners for easy cleanup!
Gifts Under $50
Gifts Under $30
Escali Digital Kitchen Scale: I started using a kitchen scale about a year ago and now a day doesn't go by without me using it. It helps to portion serving sizes plus when baking.
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet: Every kitchen needs a cast iron skillet! Period.
Food Storage Bins: These clear pantry organization bins are great for cans, small jars, pasta, and more. I'm obsessed and you will be too!
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I hope this year's Holiday Gift Guide was helpful. If you grab anything, be sure to let me know what you think. Happy holidays!