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

Because a voice-controlled microwave is the gift they don't need, but do deserve.

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1. A mini KitchenAid stand mixer so they can live out all of their Great British Baking Show dreams. It comes with over 10 attachments that can mix up doughs for fresh-baked cookies so they can save all their arm strength for actually eating them.

2. A gift card to Our Place so they can finally splurge on the fancy cookware (like the famous Always Pan) they've been eyeing.

red always pan

3. 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

4. A Nespresso Vertuo so they can stop wasting money on those daily morning latte runs and finally start making their own caffeinated concoctions at home. Their wallet will be eternally grateful.

The espresso machine and milk frother on a counter

5. An electric indoor grill so they can enjoy delicious burgers, hot dogs, and grilled veggies 👏 all 👏 year 👏 long. The grill plate is completely removable, so it's also extremely easy to clean.

6. A set of the fanciest olive oil, vinegar, and honey they will probably ever own. The olive oil is handcrafted from California olives, the vinegar is made with chardonnay grapes and Valencia oranges, and the honey has a surprising orange blossom twist. They'll never go back to the generic stuff.

Bottles of Brightland olive oil, vinegar, and honey

7. A device to turn frozen fruit into a creamy soft-serve dessert so they can curb a sweet tooth without all the extra sugar.

8. A Nutribullet with powerful blades that can whip up basically anything they throw at it. Protein smoothies for breakfast? Homemade soup for dinner? Frozen margs for dessert?! This has it covered.

The blender set whipping up a smoothie

9. A splurgeworthy (and award-winning!) stainless-steel cookware set including the ultimate pot and skillet. The pot is wide enough to roast a whole chicken and deep enough to boil a whopping two pounds of pasta. The nonstick skillet can tackle everything from eggs to salmon, and the matching lid fits perfectly on either one! They'll probably neglect all of their other pots and pans after using these.

10. This extremely sleek acrylic block and 17-piece set of black knives that looks straight from the future. It even comes with a knife sharpener to keep them as sharp as the day they open them.

11. A nitro cold brew maker that dispenses bubbly, frothy caffeinated goodness with the simple pull of the lever.

Model pouring nitro cold brew from keg

12. Or! An electric cold brew maker so they can whip up a batch in just 24-45 minutes instead of the usual 12-24 hours. All my impatient iced coffee drinkers, rejoice!

reviewer's cold brew maker on their counter

13. 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. This is the future carb connoisseurs want.

Model touching screen on Revolution toaster

14. 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

15. A seven-in-one Instant Pot because, yes, it actually lives up to the hype. Whether they're slow cooking their favorite soup or looking to whip up some homemade yogurt, this magical pot does it all.

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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

21. 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

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

air fryer with recipe on phone next to it

23. 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

24. 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

25. And a high-tech sous vide that connects to an app so they'll never under/overcook their food again.

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

When they get a kitchen gift they'll actually use:

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