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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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