We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed and its publishing partners may collect a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.

    29 Things Basically Every Adult Will Want To Have In Their Kitchen

    "Hello, Mom? How long should I cook chicken in the oven?"

    1. A cohesive set of glassware to replace the mismatched drinking vessels you've accumulated through your college years. It's time to let those plastic cups go.

    2. A pair of kitchen scissors so you can stop trying to open things with a knife (and save yourself from getting cut). Plus, it has a useful herb stripper!

    3. A collapsible strainer that will make cooking pasta and frozen vegetables a hole lot easier.

    4. A programmable Crock-Pot, especially if you're not the greatest cook. This makes preparing delicious meals a breeze — just dump the ingredients in, set it, and walk away.

    5. A 14-piece cutlery set that will not only look ~sharp~ sitting on your counter but will also prove super useful for all your culinary needs.

    6. A stainless steel bowl set great for meal-prepping but also for everyday use for mixing ingredients.

    7. A tool that splits, pits, and slices all those avocados you're buying for your toast instead of things like, you know, a house.

    8. An electric bottle opener so you can uncork bottles in seconds, no struggling required.

    9. A measuring cup and mixing bowl set that nest together and store super easily in your oh-so-precious cabinet space.

    10. A utensil set with 23 essentials to get you one step closer to being a master chef.

    11. A digital food scale with a conversion chart on top so you don't have to call your parents when you can't figure out how many pints are in a quart...again.

    12. A pizza cutter, because even personal pizzas need slicing too.

    13. A set of food storage containers to make meal-prepping and storing leftovers so easy. Sure, takeout containers are free, but these will last way longer and stack together nicely in your cabinet.

    14. A silicone baking mat that'll make baking a breeze and eliminate your need for oil, sprays, or parchment paper.

    15. A stainless steel tea kettle to boil water on the stove, not in the microwave, because it's not amateur hour anymore.

    16. An essential tool that'll do un-peel-evable things for your vegetable game.

    17. A sharpener to keep all your knives at the top of their game.

    18. A prep bowl you'll wonder how you lived without for so long. This one has a lid and opening to keep your precious ingredients inside and not all over the floor.

    19. A digital thermometer that will help make sure your meat is cooked thoroughly so no one has to worry about undercooked turkey at your next Friendsgiving.

    20. A garlic press, so you don't have to deal with the annoyance (and injury risk!) of mincing garlic with a knife.

    21. A set of stemless wineglasses that are seriously shatterproof — because accidents happen even if you're above an age when it's acceptable to yell "FRESHMAN!" whenever someone drops a drink.

    22. A glass measuring cup, so you'll never have to eyeball the ingredients for a recipe again.

    23. A brown sugar-softening bear you soak in water for 20 minutes and then place in your brown sugar to ensure that it stays moist and ready for use for three to six months.

    24. An electric hand mixer that'll inspire you to bake cookies more just so you can take this for a spin.

    25. A three-piece cutting board set you'll be so excited to use, when it's time to cook you'll chop right to it.

    26. A drying rack that may actually motivate you to do the dishes piling up in your sink — you won't even have to worry about drying them.

    27. A stainless steel ice cream scooper with a chiseled tip, ensuring that your ice cream is always ready to be scooped even if you just took it out of the freezer.

    28. A lemon squeezer that makes adding lemon juice to everything from a Bloody Mary to a salad 10 times easier — it's a small tool that makes a big difference.

    29. And a cookbook to help you through this stage in life as you start to realize that you can't drink as much as you once did without severely regretting it in the morning.

    Me after doing nothing but working all day, coming home, and cooking a simple dinner.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!