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25 Fancy Kitchen Gifts That Are As Useful As They Are Luxurious

Because a touchscreen toaster is the gift they don't need, but do deserve.

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1. A waffle maker that adjusts the temperature as it cooks so they can leggo their Eggo and have perfectly fluffy waffles every time.

Waffles cooking in opened waffle maker placed on kitchen counter

Promising review: "Yes, it's pricey...but so worth it! Having the preset options and timer make it so easy. Our waffles have turned out great every time. The moat is awesome too, as my husband often overfills and the batter will spill out, making for easy cleanup." —hkatem

Get it from Williams Sonoma for $199.95+ (available in two sizes).

2. A touchscreen toaster to replace the crusty one they've had in their kitchen for longer than they'd like to admit. It heats much faster than a traditional unit and has a touchscreen that lets them choose their preferred level of crispiness.

Model touching screen on Revolution toaster
Revolution Cooking

Promising review: "I have to say, this toaster was well worth the investment. This one beat my old toaster by a mile in terms of how fast it toasts, and it adjusts easily and well to waffles and bagels. The toaster has a fantastic digital display too. I love the 10-second countdown feature so I can get my butter in place and slather it one while the toast is hot. The design is sleek and elegant, and my favorite surprise is the analog clock display. This makes my old toaster obsolete (it's now collecting dust in the bottom cupboard)." —Rob

Get it from Amazon for $239.95.

3. A moisture-absorbing pizza stone that will keep their pizzas warm and toasty, because there's nothing worse than a cold, soggy pie.

Bespoke Post

Get it from Bespoke Post for $50.

4. A electric corkscrew that can gauge the temperature of their wine before they open the bottle, because they probably deserve a perfectly chilled glass right about now.

Electric corkscrew with temperature displayed on the screen
Williams Sonoma

Get it from Williams Sonoma for $99.95.

5. And a wine purifier so they can remove the impurities and really bring out all the flavors of that perfectly chilled bottle.

Model pouring red wine through Ullo purifier into decanter
Williams Sonoma

Get it from Amazon for $74.95 and Williams Sonoma for $79.95.

6. A set of truffle-infused hot sauces for the person who likes it spicy and sophisticated. The set comes with three bottles in increasing levels of hotness, so they can pick how adventurous they're feeling that that day.

Three bottles of Truff hot sauce next to gift box

Promising review: "I'm loving this variety pack!! The flavor is sweet and earthy with just a bit of spice (the black one is very mild and the hotter one is more like low medium heat). I'm eating it on everything! One of my favorite simple things to have it on is rice with just a little bit of butter and Truff. Unbelievably good!!" —L.

Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

7. A nitro cold brew maker that dispenses bubbly, frothy caffeinated goodness with the simple pull of the lever. It will basically turn their kitchen into their own personal coffee shop.

Model pouring nitro cold brew from keg

Promising review: "I thought maybe my excitement over this new treasure would fade, but exactly the opposite is true. I absolutely love having nitro coffee available at my fingertips every day. It works beautifully, it is easy to clean and fill, and we could not be more pleased. It truly does make café quality nitro coffee." —Elle Cee

Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (originally $199; available in two sizes and two colors).

8. A meat thermometer that connects to their smartphone to track the temperature and give them estimated cook times so they can take their steak game to the next level.

Meat thermometer, charging stand, and smartphone with accompanying app on screen

Promising review: "The best feature for me is the cooking time estimate, which tells you how long to cook your meat and when it is ready to come out of the oven (the app will alert you!). It’s so convenient; I don’t know how I could’ve cooked before without knowing this information." —Anita Chan

Get it from Amazon for $99.

9. A versatile electric pasta maker for the home chef who, unlike Ina Garten, believes store-bought is never fine.

Pasta maker producing fresh spaghetti noodles
Williams Sonoma

Promising review: "I actually really like this pasta machine! The other day I made spinach carrot pasta with store bought tomatoes sauce (Fresh Thyme) for my family and it was delicious! This machine is easy to use and pretty easy to clean." —KKuo

Get it from Amazon for $149.95 and Williams Sonoma for $179.95.

10. A stove top kettle that replaces the annoying high-pitched screeching sound with a two-note harmonic whistle. It also looks way more chic than a kettle has any right to.

Bespoke Post

Get it from Bespoke Post for $99.

11. Or an electric gooseneck kettle that can get their water to the exact temperature they prefer and keep it there for 60 minutes, which is perfect for the person who takes their coffee way too seriously.


Promising review: "We have been using a gooseneck stove top kettle for a few years for pour over and wanted more control over the water temp (I’d often forget I put the kettle on and start multitasking). This heats the water so quickly, which is great in the morning. And the hold feature is my best friend for when I’m multitasking. I’m able to pour over my coffee when it is convenient and not have to worry about taking it off he stove top immediately like I did before." —Aunt Lindsey

Get it from Amazon for $149.

12. A glassware set for the whiskey lover who wants to chill their favorite beverage without diluting the flavor — and feel like they're in an episode of Mad Men.

Gift set featuring two old fashioned glasses, two whiskey cubes and two colossal cube ice molds
Williams Sonoma

They'll get two old-fashioned glasses, two whiskey cubes, and two colossal cube ice molds.

Get it from Williams Sonoma for $99.95.

13. A set of truffle oil, salt, honey and mustard for the person on your list who wouldn't dare use regular condiments.

Bottles of truffle oil, truffle mustard, truffle salt and truffle honey
Bespoke Post

Get it from Bespoke Post for $80.

14. A handblown glass oil pourer, because nothing ruins a fancy kitchen's aesthetic like plastic bottles with tacky labels.

Three handblown glass olive oil pourers in Sunrise Pink, Twilight Blue and Seaside Green
Uncommon Goods

Promising review: "Love the colors, design, and quality of this product. Dropped it hard on the floor accidentally on the first use, but it did not break or crack — surprisingly sturdy." —AM

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $44 (available in three colors).

15. A Wi-Fi-enabled air fryer they can control from their smartphone so they can schedule meals up to four hours in advance and know exactly when their fried goodies are ready.

Model using smartphone app connected to Cosori air fryer

Promising review: "Great Product! I use it pretty much every day for fruits and veggies. The shape of the bowl is much more efficient than the oval shape of others." —Justin

Get it from Amazon for $119.99 or Walmart for $119.99.

16. A collapsible cheese board that looks simple at first but is actually hiding some fun secrets. There's a swivel tray that's perfect for fancy hors d'oeuvres and a hidden drawer with three cheese knives.

Cheese plate opened up to reveal swivel compartment with various snacks and toppings, and the hidden drawer opened to reveal cheese knives
Uncommon Goods

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $85.

17. A ceramic French press with two matching mugs for the caffeine connoisseur who shudders at the sight of a regular drip coffee maker.

Marble-style ceramic French press on serving tray with two matching coffee cups

Promising review: "Wow this set exceeded my expectations. Not only is the set beautiful, but the coffee also tastes exceptionally wonderful. I’m used to using the glass presses. If I could rewind time and start with this set...well OK, you get the picture. The coffee was still hot when I poured my second glass." —christina

Get it from Amazon for $74.97.

18. A wine preservation system that simply pierces the cork so they can pour as much as they like and then save the rest of the bottle for later — if they have that kind of self-control.


Get it from Amazon for $199.95 and Macy's for $199.99 (originally $399.99).

19. A voice-controlled microwave so they can shout, "Alexa, microwave for two minutes" and truly feel like they're living in the future.

Amazon Basics microwave on kitchen counter

Promising review: "Although the Alexa integration seemed a little gimmicky at first, I quickly changed my mind after realizing how simple it was to use. Traditional microwaves have a million features, but honestly, do you even know how to use half of them? Gone are the days of pushing a button and looking at cryptic abbreviated text on the numerical LED screen, wondering what input it is expecting. The 0.7 cubic feet cooking volume is on the smaller side for microwaves, but it's perfectly appropriate for a dinner plate or cup of coffee, and doesn't use a ton of counter space." —RainNW

Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

20. A fancy smart mug that will keep their coffee, tea or other hot beverage of choice at the perfect temperature. It lasts for 90 minutes on a single charge, and if they have enough self-control to make a cup of coffee last longer than that, I simply cannot relate., Amazon

Promising review: "Best thing since sliced bread! I hate when my coffee gets cold. I was originally looking for one of those warming coasters, but then I saw the Ember mugs...there was no turning back. I can take my coffee with me into my boss's office and it still stays hot?? Yes please. I used that app and have adjusted my temp down to 127 degrees. It stays at that temperature the entire time. I’ve not had an issue with battery life either, doesn’t take me more than an hour to polish off a cup of coffee. I HIGHLY recommend." —Mathews

Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (also available in white).

21. A handcrafted cutting board with their name at the top so everyone knows who runs the kitchen.

Wooden cutting board with Leah & Ben cut out at the top with tomatoes and herbs scattered on top
Uncommon Goods

Promising review: "This is my wedding gift go-to! The couples love the personalization (I use last name) and have said it's beautiful! I ship them directly to couple — they give you a gift shipping option!" —Nicole

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $159+ (available in up to 12 characters and in a bundle with a bottle of cutting board mineral oil).

22. A sous vide that connects to their smartphone so they'll never under/overcook their food again.

A sous vide reading "51.5" placed into a pot of water with meat

Promising review: "I cook tons of stuff with this since I have discovered sous vide. I’ve taken it to friends' houses for events or dinners to show them how it works and everyone is always amazed at how juicy and delicious everything is. I consider myself a great cook and this is just another tool in the arsenal." —Sean

Get it from Amazon for $129.

23. A device to turn frozen fruit into a creamy soft serve dessert to curb a sweet tooth without all the extra sugar.

Model placing strawberry on top of bowl of soft serve under Yonanas machine

Promising review: "This deserves 50 stars! Oh my gosh why did it take me so long to find this amazing gadget! Ice cream lovers, fruit lovers, sorbet lovers — THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION! So easy, quick, delicious and magical!!" —Jackie

Get it from Amazon for $40.27+ (available in three colors).

24. A coffee maker that connects to their Echo Dot so Alexa can become their live-in barista.

Reviewer photo of coffee maker on kitchen counter next to an Alexa-enabled device

Promising review: "I love it! I lay in bed in the morning yelling, 'Alexa, turn on my coffee' and she listens to me and does as I say. Life doesn't get much better than that. No more waiting for my coffee to brew. Done by the time I get to the kitchen." —Lee Yarbrough

Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

25. And a smart Instant Pot that's fully programmable over Wi-Fi so they can truly set it and forget it. It's an eight-in-one device, so they'll be able to pressure cook, sauté, bake perfect cakes, make creamy yogurt and more all in the same pot.


Promising review: "This is basically an Instant Pot DUO with the added feature of connecting to your device from a mobile app via Wi-Fi. The biggest advantage is that I can now check on my food remotely. So, if I need to run an errand while there is food in my pot, I can check on it from my phone and see how far along it is. Occasionally, the app won't find my device right away and I have to fiddle around with it, but otherwise I love this thing." —Magical Selan

Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

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