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23 Gifts For Anyone Who Spends Basically All Their Time In The Kitchen

For the people on your list who know the kitchen is the best room in the house.

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1. A cold brew maker that's so easy to use and will turn their kitchen into their new favorite (and much less expensive) coffee shop. Don't forget to add a bag of cold brew coffee grounds while you're at it!

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Just add coarse-ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

Promising review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this every day, it's so easy to use! My coffee comes out perfect every time. I'm a cold coffee drinker and I put about 8–10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter. I let it sit overnight and the next morning, I remove the filter and dump the grounds. It makes four days worth of coffee and I love that it's ready to go for me, especially since I wake up at 4:50 a.m. and I need to make my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well." —Panda

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 $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

Or, check out our picks for the cold brew coffee makers at BuzzFeed Reviews!

2. An automatic pan stirrer for when they get distracted by the TV when they should be continuously stirring their homemade pasta sauce.

The three-pronged stirrer in a pan
Uncommon Goods

It has a built-in timer and runs on four AA batteries.

Promising review: "Honestly I laughed at myself for buying this. I stopped laughing the first time I used it! What a help! It freed me up to do other things while it stirred the sauce that needed constant attention. Bought another one! Not laughing now!" —Luvdvm

Shipping info: Economy shipping starts at $6.95 for eight to nine business days with faster service available for an additional charge.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

3. A rainbow knife set featured in HBO Max's Selena + Chef for when they're ~so sick of those same old knives~. Not only are they gorgeous to look at, but they also have rave reviews from over 8,000 customers!

A knife with a rainbow-tinted blade and turquoise handle in front of a full set of knifes on a kitchen counter
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Promising review: "When I tell you these knives are good I mean that times 10. They match beautifully with my kitchen colors and they are sharp and smooth. I’ve had them for three months now and they seem just as sharp as when we got them. They are used every single day." —Emari Tate

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 two designs).

4. A cute binder so they'll have a place to store all of their family's favorite recipes — and maybe even pass it down once it's all filled up!

The binder in a floral design
Amazon

This ring binder comes with 25 4"x6" recipe cards, 50 clear plastic sleeves, and 9 tab dividers with categories.

Promising review: "I don't have too many recipes (since I'm not the best cook lol), so I was looking for a really cute recipe book just to keep my favorites! They supple a handful of stylish note cards that match the binder to input your recipes, which I really liked. Also, it is a really cute decoration to display in your kitchen, too!" —Al

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 $14.99+ (available in four designs).

5. A two-stage electric knife sharpener to add some life back into those dull blades that they've owned for longer than they'd like to admit.

Hands running a knife through the small sharpener
Amazon

Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!

Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) nonserrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8–10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives." —Schelly L. Wagoner

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 $5.99 (available in four colors).

6. An eight-piece Pyrex storage container set decorated with their favorite Star Wars characters so the force will be with them when reheating leftovers. Those round containers would also make excellent popcorn bowls once The Mandalorian season 3 arrives.

Set of four Pyrex Star Wars food storage containers
Corelle

The set comes with two round containers with lids and two rectangular containers with lids.

Shipping info: Express three-day shipping options available at an additional cost.

Get it from Corelle for $40 and Amazon for $37.28 (also available in four other sets with various designs).

7. A gift box filled with four lobster tails and two bone-in rib eye steaks that you can send right to their door so they won't even have to leave their house to enjoy some surf 'n' turf. They'll probably be thanking you for months after their first bite.

Four lobster tails next to two raw ribeye steaks
Crowd Cow

Get up to $30 OFF with code GIFT21 through 12/24 ($10 off $150, $20 off $200, $30 off $250).

Shipping info: Standard shipping only and varies depending on location, but most orders arrive within two days of shipping.

Get it from Crowd Cow for $96.34 (originally $101.68).

8. An anti-fatigue floor mat that can help alleviate back and foot pain while standing for long periods of time. If they spend their nights hand-washing an endless pile of dishes, this is basically a must-have.

A model standing on the mat bare-footed
Amazon

Promising review: "My kitchen floor is tile and after a half day of making bread, cookies, or brownies, or even prepping to can jams, my feet and toes would cramp at night. I needed relief! The Sky Mats kitchen mat is perfect. It's a perfect size for my kitchen workspace and amazingly comfortable to stand on while I chop, knead, stir, and mix. I spilled strawberry jam on it and thought I'd created a permanent sticky spot, but it cleaned up without a trace. I can sweep it clean after a day in the kitchen. Best of all, I don't have cramps in my toes and legs at night. Love my mat!" —Judith

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 $37.99+ (available in three sizes and 14 colors).

9. A 7-in-1 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 and three models).

10. An expandable spice rack so they can actually see the massive collection of seasonings they've somehow accumulated over the years.

The U-shaped rack placed inside a cabinet with spices neatly organized on top of it
Amazon

Promising review: "With all our spices on one level, we had to take out every spice to get to the ones in the back. Now they are all visible and you can just reach in and take out the one you need. Easy peasy!" —Kindle 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 two-shelves from Amazon for $27.99.

11. A sleek utensil that looks like a simple spatula, but it's actually so much more. They can use it as a slotted spoon, spatula, turner, and it even features an edge that's perfect for light slicing and dicing.

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Promising review: "Give it a cap and a costume, this is the only thing I need in the kitchen! I am often looking for tools that can replace the 30 others I have collected in my kitchen. I have used this to flip grilled cheese, stir red beans and rice, strain Brussels sprouts, and taste sauce. I used the flat edge to cut onions that were too large once in the pot and scrape the bottom of the pan. The uni-tool feels nice in my hand, has held up fine in multiple dishwashings, and has allowed me to toss a few kitchen tools that have become obsolete." —Hiawhatha

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 $9.99.

12. 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 eight to nine 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).

13. A powerful blender that can handle the toughest ingredients with ease. They'll be whipping up their own chunky salsas and fresh nut butters in no time.

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Promising review: "The holy grail blender, y'all. I grew up with a Vitamix (big, tall, classic model), and since being on my own I have really missed it. I tried food processors (because they're cheaper), less expensive blenders, immersion blenders, etc. Nothing came close to what a Vitamix can do. If you're wondering if it's worth the price, I would give a resounding YES. It's so supportive of a healthy diet (smoothies, soups, scratch-made dips and salsas, nut milks and butters, etc.), and it's stupid easy to use AND clean. What sold me ultimately was 1) the smaller size (the classic ones are larger), and 2) I thought about how much I spend (or would like to spend) at my local smoothie/juice bar. A 16-oz. smoothie costs a ridiculous $8–$9, and a juice at least that much, if not more. If I could afford it, I would have gotten one daily. So, this Vitamix pays for itself in about a month." —lovespuppies

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 $279.99 (available in three colors and various bundles).

This is our pick for the best luxury blender at BuzzFeed Reviews!

14. A magnetic knife and utensil holder to free up some counter space and wow everyone who steps foot in their kitchen.

The wall-mounted stainless-steel strip holding up a set of knives and whisk
Amazon

Promising review: "I want order another one! I wish I had thought to purchase one of these sooner. The magnet is strong and holds plenty of my everyday knives. I decided to put it on the side of my fridge and it holds perfectly. I didn't need anything extra to hold it in place either. I'd like to get one more for the rest of my tools because this is so much better than the block! Now I have more counter space." —RayJoni07

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 $16.99+ (available in three sizes).

15. A motion sensor trash can that opens with a simple wave of your hand. It's especially perfect now that we've all become a bit more diligent about hand hygiene — plus, they'll feel like they're living in 3021.

The stainless steel trash can
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Promising review: "I know, I know! It's crazy to be in love with a trash can, but I am. This thing is just great! Smooth, quiet, sleek — and the semi-round shape and footprint (size) was critical to where it could fit in my small kitchen! Now, you are talking to someone who, for years, never used a real trash can and only relied on loose grocery shopping bags for their trash. I didn't know what I was missing!" —Amazonshrimpy

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 $169.99 (available in four finishes).

16. 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 Dec. 24, Brightland recommends ordering by Dec. 13 if using UPS Standard Shipping or FedEx Home Delivery, or by Dec. 22 if using FedEx Standard Overnight. 

Brightland Co. is small business based in California.

Get it from Brightland Co. for $88.

17. A digital food thermometer that gives an instant reading, so they can rest assured that their meats are cooked to the perfect temperature.

The red thermometer with its stainless steel reading needle inserted into a roasted turkey
Amazon

Promising review: "This digital meat thermometer is the best I've ever had. I own others, but they are either too bulky to fit in the drawer or too hard to read. This one is small and lightweight; it's easy to pull out the probe and very easy to read the temperature. I purchased several as stocking stuffers for Christmas. They make a gift that will be appreciated for its size and ease of use, but most importantly, it will be a gift that gets used instead of put away in the closet." —Kat29

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 $14.99+ (available in three colors).

18. A lid holder caddy so they can start stacking all of their Tupperware containers together and save some sacred storage space.

Food storage lids neatly placed in organizer
Amazon

Promising review: "This does exactly what it says it does. It holds a variety of lid sizes and fits nicely inside the cabinet. It is so nice to be able to find the exact lid you are looking for without having to rummage around inside the cabinet. I would recommend this product." —shelby2289

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 $13.99+ (available in two sizes and colors).

19. A roll-up dish-drying rack that's a major space saver and surprisingly multifunctional. It can also be used as a trivet mat on the countertop or simply as a way to turn the sink into some extra counter space when cooking. My fellow tiny apartment dwellers, rejoice!

The rack unfurled over a sink, with several glasses drying on top of it
Amazon

It's heat resistant up to 400 degrees F and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

Promising review: "It is incredibly versatile and a wonderful addition to our kitchen. So far I have used it for drying large items over the sink, filling a pot when the sink was already full, and as a counter trivet for a hot pan, and it performs beautifully in all these roles. The metal rods are strong and sturdy enough to hold heavy items, long enough to span our sink from multiple angles, and, best of all, it rolls up for easy storage when not in use. All around a great kitchen tool, and I'll never be without one again." —T. Eicher

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 $25.98+ (available in two sizes).

20. A vacuum sealer – it will pair nicely with a sous vide — or they can simply use it for safely storing leftovers (or the other half of an avocado!) for longer periods of time.

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Promising review: "This is the first vacuum sealer I've ever owned. Super simple to use with great directions. A guide is included to educate you as to which settings to use when vacuum sealing your foods. I've used this machine so many times already and we absolutely love it! So far we've put up vegetables from our garden to enjoy throughout the winter season and I love it for extending the life of produce from lettuce to tomatoes to berries. Also great for keeping chips and crackers fresh." —Angie w.

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 $43.99+ (available in two colors).

21. A nifty strainer that attaches to the side of a pot so they'll never burn themselves while awkwardly straining into a colander ever again! We all know someone who basically lives off pasta — and they definitely need this.

The strainer attached to a pot, which allows the water to drain while keeping pasta in place
Amazon

It's made of flexible silicone and designed to fit most pots and pans.

Promising review: "Gone are the days of pouring into a separate strainer and then having to clean two different things for a simple bowl of cooked pasta. I'm not typically a raving fan of seemingly simple kitchen gadgets, but this handy little helper works exactly as advertised. Made of hearty silicon material, it's flexible enough to snap onto all of my pots, from my small 8" to my largest Dutch oven. Even better, the material doesn't conduct heat so I don't have to worry about burning my hands when pulling it off the pot after it's finished draining boiling-hot water. I've even left it clipped onto a pot for a little while before draining the water off, and it shows no sign of melting or marring. This is a fantastic way to shave off a few precious seconds from the process and I'd highly recommend it." —J. Im

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 $15.99 (available in four colors).

22. A rotating utensil holder so they can spin away and grab whatever they need. Sometimes the simplest kitchen gadgets are truly the most helpful.

The utensil holder in stainless steel with a rubber bottom
Amazon

Promising review: "I cook a LOT. I had a utensil holder, but it wasn't big enough so it was hard to slide the utensils in — and if it was semi-empty, they were tilting and falling. I threw it away and used a drawer but then was super sick of digging through everything to get what I needed, especially when you have something on the stove and you need it pronto. I ordered this and love it. It rotates so you can spin it around to get what you need really quickly, has three dividers in it (so the utensils aren't falling over every time you pull one out), and is big enough to fit everything. I have maxed it out with all my utensils — I have 16 cooking utensils in it at a time. It also looks really nice and sleek on the counter. I highly recommend this product." —Jessie

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 $20.99.

23. And a game-changing pan and pot lid organizer, because reaching for cookware shouldn't feel like playing a game of cabinet Jenga.

Amazon

You can use it upright or on its side.

Promising review: "I was tired of stacking my frying pans on top of each other and was looking for something to both organize my pans and give me easy access to them. Before this organizer, I would have to unstack several pans in order to get to the middle pan that I needed. Now I can just reach in and immediately get the frying pan that I need without having to unstack. The quality of this organizer is pretty good." —Linda Roberson

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 $16.97 (available in three colors).

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