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2021 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide

Happy Holidays, friends! If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to cook, you’ve come to the right place. This is my 2021 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide.

holiday kitchen gift guide

Welcome to the 2021 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide

Your last-minute holiday gift inspiration is here! I’ve curated a few of my favorites things to use in the kitchen, plus some extras that are unique and clever. You’ll find stocking stuffers and gifts to put under the tree. This is by no means a comprehensive list of everything I love, but there’s a few of the greats. Happy shopping!

Stocking Stuffers

Let’s start with stocking stuffers. For years, stockings have been my favorite thing. It’s so fun finding tiny things to put in a stocking to surprise and delight.

I like to think outside the box and include a few things that wouldn’t be expected. Everyone knows they’ll get chocolate or ribbon candy, but have you considered mini bottles of liquor or wine? Tiny hot sauce bottles or miniature snacks?

I used to think stocking stuffers for adults were tricky, but they really don’t have to be! These unique stocking stuffers are perfect for any foodie or cook.

I’ve had one of these for years and I love it. My 3 year old is even learning how to use it. 

I love to cut up some strawberries in advance for snacks or breakfast, and this definitely makes the job a bit quicker.

Don’t let a good bottle go bad. Use protection! Wine condoms work just like stoppers. Practical? Not really. But they’re fun and make a great stocking stuffer for that reason. I probably wouldn’t buy them for myself, but it would be a super fun gift in my stocking.

A clever and fun stocking stuffer for your resident grill master.

I’m getting one for my husband. He makes a better steak than any restaurant we’ve been to. No lie! I’d like to nurture his grilling game.

I hope this holiday kitchen gift guide is as helpful to you as it is to me!

This is a really unique stocking stuffer. It’s a fidget spinner and a multi-tool. Why is this in a kitchen themed stocking stuffer list?

I don’t know about you, but I have a junk drawer in my kitchen and it always has a screwdriver in it. My 3 year old loves to run around with said screwdriver so I’m thinking this might be a great replacement. 

Either it will disguise itself and he’ll leave it alone, or at least he won’t be darting around the house with a spear.

This is one of my favorite things in my kitchen. I have two of them and use them daily.

Take my word for it, you don’t know you need it until you have it. And then you know you can’t live without it.

My husband put one in the dishwasher once and the wood split. I asked him, “so do I throw away the spoon or the husband?”

Admittedly, this is something that anyone can live without. But what fun would life be if we didn’t have some fun things we don’t really need?

If you make banana pudding, then you know slicing enough bananas can be a bit time consuming. This makes the work so much faster.

I don’t know why I don’t own one of these. I really should. My dad used to save rubber bands off of produce – you know the ones that come on a bundle of kale or asparagus – and wrap those around the edge of lids to grip them and twist them off. 

This jar gripper would make that so much easier. It’s thoughtful and practical as a stocking stuffer.

Is a holiday kitchen gift guide complete without Disney?

Everyone knows a Disney fan. Chances are, there’s someone in your house that fits the bill. 

If this giftee happens to be a cook, this is the perfect stocking stuffer.

This coffee scoop is elegant and classic. It would make a beautiful addition to a home coffee bar.

These coffee and tea spoons are pretty. If your resident coffee lover is sophisticated and classy, make sure these are in their stocking.

Who doesn’t love peppermint bark? 

I’m not sure what all I can say about this. It’s smooth, sweet and has that delicious peppermint crunch.

A good cocktail cherry can really elevate a drink. If you’ve been serving old fashioneds without them, you’ve been doing it wrong.

They’re sweet, a bit tart, chewy but also soft. Full of mouthwatering flavor and just a little bit of a treat in a glass of strong whiskey.

But really, how cute is this Mickey and Minnie Spoon Rest? I love a pop of red in the kitchen and this is so perfect. 

You can never have too many bag clips. Especially if you have toddlers who like to play with them and never put them back.

You might want to keep these Mickey hands out of your toddler’s hands though. They’re just too cute to end up in the bottom of a toy box.

The size of this is pushing it for a stocking stuffer, but if you have a decent size sock hanging from your mantel, this would be an exciting treat to find.

Though you might want to make sure your stocking hooks can handle the weight!

This silly and cute little crab would make a great helper when you’re making soup or chili.

It’s an alternative to a countertop spoon rest. Perfect for small spaces.

Amazing Gifts to Put Under the Tree

I feel very strongly about investing in great, long-lasting pieces for your kitchen. Whether it’s cookware, appliances, knives or even cutting boards, it’s worth it to spend more and get something high quality.

Not only will you enjoy cooking more, but you won’t have to replace your kitchen ware every couple of years. It saves so much money in the long run.

So if you’re gifting a great piece for someone’s kitchen (and that someone can definitely be you), here’s some ideas to get you started. 

I have an older model Vitamix and I use it at least weekly and sometimes daily. 

I’ll save you the reading now. Just look up some YouTube videos. Yes, it really can do all that, and it does it easily.

The Vitamix is a powerful and reliable appliance. You won’t be sorry to invest in one for yourself or a loved one.

Okay, I have to admit, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to cookware. Since I began cooking with enameled cast iron a few years ago, I finally get what all the fuss is about. 

I remember seeing Le Creuset on Oprah’s Favorite Things when I was a teenager.

The brightly colored cookware was appealing, but boy was it pricey and why were people that excited to get pots and pans gifted to them on a daytime talk show? I get it now.  Check out some Dutch Oven Recipes here.

I’ve had a Keurig for the better part of 10 years now. When my older model finally kicked the bucket, (I’ll admit it was my fault for using tap water and never descaling), this is the model I purchased. 

I love that you can set different presets. I have one for my morning coffee. My husband likes to make tea in the morning so I have a setting for him with a lower temperature.

I saw this Mickey Mouse wall clock and I might just have to have it. It’s simple and understated, yet so cute. A great gift for a Disney lover.

Air fryers are all the rage in the home culinary world. I don’t own one yet but I might just have to make room in my kitchen.

There are so many to choose from online. Why not go with a trusted brand? Instant Pot made rapid cooking easy for everyone so I’d trust them to make a great air fryer.

I love finding unique gifts like this that are so specific. Star Wars wine glasses? 

I guarantee you know someone who would love the heck out of these.

I own these glasses in three different sizes and I love them. They stack perfectly together to save space and they’re super comfortable to hold.

I don’t know about you, but I appreciate a really smooth rim when I take a drink from a glass. These are so smooth. They’re just perfect.

This is a beautiful chopping block. Definitely adding something like this to my wish list. 

When I mentioned investing in quality pieces for the kitchen, a chopping block like this is one of those things. With proper care, it can last for years.

How cute is this Mickey sign? I love Disney and especially anything that’s vintage Mickey.

I also love coffee so if there’s a coffee lover in your life like me, this just might be perfect for them.

Now, this is one I haven’t tried but I’m pretty tempted to get one. I love boiled eggs and this rapid egg cooker will do eggs in several different ways. 

It’s an easy and fast way to get your protein in the morning!

A good set of silicone utensils is a must. This is an adorable and unique set that’s white with colorful confetti. 

Have you ever tried a silicone basting brush? I was skeptical, but I love mine because it’s so easy to clean.

These are such a neat invention. I usually use a plastic baggie to store the other half of an onion or tomato.

Food Huggers are an earth-friendly alternative to using disposable plastic.

I hope this holiday kitchen gift guide has been super helpful and you’ve gotten some great ideas.

There’s far too many options for me to share them all. If I missed anything you think I should add, let me know in the comments! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Jen Tiffany, Oklahoma girl, mom, creator of Tasty Sunrise recipes.

Hey, I’m Jen.

I’m a photographer and food blogger from Oklahoma. I love to cook and share great food with family and friends. Oh, and I do love to eat, too!