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32 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.

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Promising review: "This mini is perfect for everything that doesn't need the capacity of my full size KitchenAid. It's great for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc., but it's also ideal for making small-batch cookie dough, dinner rolls, single loaves of yeast bread, crumble toppings, and on and on." —Amazon Customer

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $349.95+ (available in nine colors).

2. The beloved Always pan that can replace their fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest — so they can say hello to extra cabinet space!

Our Place

Promising review: "This pan make me excited to cook, which I've been doing a lot since it arrived!! It's SO easy to clean — like super quick and in comparison to cleaning my cast iron, it's a breeze!! The design is beautiful and super thoughtful with the place to hold the wooden utensil it comes with." —Andrea D.

Shipping info: Free ground shipping takes up to 3 business days to process. Expedited shipping options are available at additional cost for ready-to-ship items.

Get it from Our Place for $99 (originally $145; available in 10 colors).

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
Amazon

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

Shipping info: Standard shipping is 3-5 business days (or $26 for next-day shipping); orders must be placed by December 19 for guaranteed delivery by December 24.

Get it from Williams Sonoma for $219.95+ (available in two sizes).

4. A Ninja coffee maker that can brew a full pot of ground coffee OR a single-serve K-cup in the same machine. It's a major space saver and will basically turn their kitchen into their new favorite coffee spot.

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I recently had the chance to try this out and I am OBSESSED. It's by Ninja, the brand behind my favorite air fryer that I use at least once a week, so I knew their version of a coffee maker wouldn't let me down — and I was right. I first used it to brew up a pot of the cheap-yet-trusty Folgers coffee I always have in my cabinet — and it came out sooooo much stronger and richer than it does in the $20 coffee maker I was previously using. However, the K-Cup attachment is truly where the magic lies. It starts brewing up a cup in mere seconds and has multiple brew options to choose from, including a 'rich' setting for a bolder flavor and an 'over ice' setting that makes it strong enough to stand up to melting ice cubes.

My favorite feature is the attached milk frother, which swings out from the side and is super easy to use. Just place the attachment in a cup filled with hot or cold milk, push the button on top to lightly froth for about 30 seconds, then pour it on top of your coffee to add a cloud-like layer of foam. My at-home coffee game has been seriously upgraded — I don't think I can ever go back to my old $20 machine.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

5. Or 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
Amazon

Promising review: "We are impressed! I am on my second cappuccino as I write this review. The coffee is rich, creamy, and so flavorful! The machine is very easy to use, convenient, and gives you an aromatic and very delicious cup of coffee in just a couple of minutes. It's a great value, too. Each cup of coffee costs less than a dollar, saving you money over the competition! The milk frother is wonderful addition. Works great and adds depth and creaminess to your coffee! I just love this machine!" —Renee Beckman

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $227.33+ (available in five colors/finishes, with or without Aeroccino accessory, and also with various pod packs).

6. A set of six upgraded kitchen fundamentals so they can finally get rid of the set they've had since their first college dorm.

Material Kitchen

The Fundamentals set comes with two spoons, two knives, a set of tongs, a slotted spatula, and a wood base.

Promising review: "The Fundamentals Collection has ever tool you need in your kitchen. The touch and feel of each handle fits perfectly in my hand. I love the quality and weight of each tool. It's the perfect addition to my kitchen." —Sheldon G.

Shipping info: Free UPS Ground Shipping with orders over $35.

Material Kitchen is an Asian-owned small business specializing in kitchen essentials.

Get it from Material Kitchen for $160 (available in three wood colors and three handle colors).

7. 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.

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Promising review: "Seriously, I love this grill. Recently moved into the city and can't use my grill so thought I'd give this a try. Man, it's amazing how well this works considering what it is and what it costs. I really can't see why anyone would have ANYTHING negative to say about it. The first two meals I cooked on it looked fantastic and tasted even better. Seriously, if you've been on the fence about this grill, get off and just buy it. You won't be disappointed." —AdventureChuck

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (also available in four other styles).

8. 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
Brightland Co.

Shipping info: UPS Standard Shipping, FedEx Home Delivery, and FedEx Standard Overnight are available. To receive by December 24, Brightland recommends ordering by December 13 if using UPS Standard Shipping or FedEx Home Delivery, or by December 22 if using FedEx Standard Overnight. 

Brightland Co. is small business based in California.

Get it from Brightland Co. for $88.

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

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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

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $39+ (available in five colors).

10. 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
Amazon

It comes with a regular large blender container and two travel cups.

Promising review: "I’ve been using my Nutribullet every day, usually multiple times a day, to make smoothies using frozen fruit, frozen veggies, fresh veggies, and other ingredients. By using frozen ingredients I don't need ice, just cold water. This thing works great. I had an older model for years. It still worked. But I wanted one with a faster motor. Everything has been improved since the last one I bought. It is so easy to use, and it is so easy to clean. It is noisy, but it’s so efficient that you don’t need to leave it on long. I love that when I press the ‘extract’ button it goes ahead and does its thing and a minute or so later I have a smoothie. I have only positive things to say about my Nutribullet. I gave the old one away and it’s still working for the person I gave it to." —LaurieJay

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $134.

11. 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.

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Promising review: "I use my duo *literally* every night. And some mornings too. I just finished cooking a delicious pasta dish — cook up the veggies and sauce in the pan, while the pasta boils in the pot — violà, dinner is served! Easy to clean and looks beautiful on my stove top. I never put it away. Why would I?!" —Lindsay D.

Shipping info: Free FedEx Ground shipping with expedited options available.

Proclamation Goods is a small business focused on innovative cookware.

Get it from Proclamation Goods for $379.

12. 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.

Amazon

The set comes with 13 knives, a pair of kitchen scissors, a peeler, and a two-stage knife sharpener.

Promising review: "These knives are great! They stay super sharp, they’re comfortable to hold, and I love how much counter space it leaves as opposed to a big bulky knife block. Fits perfectly in my minimalist kitchen!!! And it looks great on my counter being one of the few things that I keep on my countertop! It is the perfect amount of knives without being too many knives (I don’t like things in excess)! I have never had a cheese knife before, and this baby is my favorite one in the whole set! LOL! It slices through hard cheeses like butter! Have not tried on soft cheese, but I’m sure it’ll be great because it is super sharp! I can’t say enough about how much I love these knives!!" —Sadie Allen

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a 17-piece set from Amazon for $59.99.

13. 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
Amazon

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

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in two sizes, three styles, and two colors).

14. 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
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Promising review: "Love this! We bought one to test it out since we spend quite a bit purchasing already made cold brew. This thing has been a money saver! We tested most of the cold brew coffee types recommended and ended up preferring Starbucks House Blend, which makes a great cold brew in this machine! Easy to use, easy to clean and you get a great strong cold brew coffee within 45 minutes!" —Rachelle R.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

15. 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
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

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $249.95.

16. A Levo II so they can infuse up to 16 ounces of oil or butter with their favorite herbs. They can whip up their own homemade salad dressings and gourmet spreads all while keeping a close eye on them thanks to the accompanying app.

the yellow oil infusing machine
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Promising review: "Although it was a little over a month wait for my Levo II to come in, it has been one of the best kitchen appliances I have ever purchased. Speedy infusions and tasty creations. I will always brag on how much I love my Levo and continue to recommend it to my friends and family members for years to come ❤️ Thank you Levo!" —Peyton M.

Shipping info: Economy shipping is $14.99 and typically ships within 2 business days. Signature required option is available for $19.99. Levo recommends allowing 1-5 weeks for your order to arrive.

Get it from Levo Oil for $299.99 (available in five colors).

17. A customized cutting board made of heavy-duty glass with an elegant marbled pattern that's way too gorgeous to be tucked away in a pantry.

Personalized marbled cutting board placed on counter
Team Sennett/Etsy

Promising review: "Absolutely stunning, the colors were gorgeous and the personalization was too cute. Will definitely keep in mind for future gifting." —Catrina More

Shipping info: Shipping is $11.95 and arrives in 4-8 business days.

Team Sennett is a family-owned small Etsy shop based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Get it from Team Sennett on Etsy for $25+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

18. 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

Promising review: "Life changing for my wife. Before this she was not able to drink red wine at all. She has not had a problem at all since." —FLted

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here). Williams Sonoma standard shipping is 3-5 business days (or $26 for next-day shipping); orders must by placed by December 19 for guaranteed delivery by the 24th.

Get it from Amazon for $79.99 and Williams Sonoma for $79.95.

19. 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.

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It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one nifty appliance. Read our full review of the Instant Pot!

Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the 3-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the 8-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three sizes).

20. 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
Amazon

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.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (two options available).

21. 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

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here). Williams Sonoma standard shipping is 3-5 business days (or $26 for next-day shipping); orders must by placed by December 19 for guaranteed delivery by the 24th.

Get it from Amazon for $174+ and Williams Sonoma for $179.95 (available in two colors).

22. 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

Shipping info: 3-8 days standard shipping with a $3.95 flat fee.

Get it from Bespoke Post for $99.

23. 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.

Amazon

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

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $159+ (available in six colors and bluetooth-enabled models).

24. 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

Shipping info: 3-8 days standard shipping with a $3.95 flat fee.

Get it from Bespoke Post for $80.

25. 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

Shipping info: Economy shipping starts at $6.95 for 8-9 business days with faster service available for an additional charge.

This item is designed by Jill Henrietta Davis, an artist based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $45 (available in three colors).

26. 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.

Cosori air fryer sitting on a counter
Walmart

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

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here). Walmart offers free 2-day shipping available for qualifying orders, standard shipping is 3-5 days.

Get it from Amazon for $107.99+ (available in three colors and a smaller size without wi-fi capabilities) and Walmart for $114.99 (available in two colors).

27. A personalized rustic-chic wooden cover that'll protect their burners and even helps provide a little extra counter space, so it's basically a must-have for anyone with a tiny kitchen.

Personalized wood stove cover placed over stove top
KentuckyCountryHome/Etsy

Promising review: "What a gorgeous piece! It’s beautiful, heavy, exactly as shown in their shop’s pictures." —Shawnda G.

Shipping info: Free standard shipping arrives in 8-15 business days.

Kentucky Country Home is a family-owned small Etsy shop based in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Get it from Kentucky Country Home on Etsy for $80.75+ (originally $95+, available in four stains and six customization options)

28. 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
Amazon

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

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

29. 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

Promising review: "I love the compartments on this charcuterie plate. You can put so much on it; cheeses, spreads, meats, fruit, and vegetables. Plenty of room for dip." —Smart Shopper

Shipping info: Economy shipping starts at $6.95 for 8-9 business days with faster service available for an additional charge.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $85.

30. 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

Shipping info: Economy shipping starts at $6.95 for 8-9 business days with faster service available for an additional charge.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $169+ (available in up to 12 characters and in a bundle with a bottle of cutting board mineral oil).

31. 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.

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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

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

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

32. 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
amazon.com

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

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $121.95.

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