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28 Best Kitchen Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

These gadgets will make fueling miles that much easier (and more enjoyable).

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Any athlete knows that fuel is what makes your body strong. Just like salt and pepper go together, so do fitness and food. So whether you are shopping for a fitness fanatic this year or simply a big 'old foodie, these gifts will help make the kitchen their favorite room in the whole house. From appliances that help make cooking easier to nifty gadgets they'll be wishing they got sooner to decorations that make it feel like their own, these kitchen gifts will be safe from re-gifting.

We have chosen some of the best appliances and most unique kitchen accessories to help make shopping for your favorite foodie a little bit easier. We looked for products that were highly rated by customers like you, and created a list of the best kitchen gifts of 2021 that won't disappoint.

Looking for more gifts for foodies? Check out our gifts for coffee lovers guide, our gifts for tea lovers guide, and our vegan gift guide.

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For Homemade Froyo
Yonanas Classic Healthy Dessert Maker

Do you know someone who's making it a New Year’s Resolution to add more fruit to their diet? Consider gifting this soft-serve maker that transforms frozen bananas and other fruit into soft-serve in seconds without the additional fat, calories, sugar, or preservatives. That’s a treat they'll feel better about eating. 

For the Avid Runner
Rodale Books ”Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.“ Cookbook
Rodale Books
Now 36% off

Making healthy meals during a busy schedule can be a struggle, but this cookbook by Olympic medalist and former pro-runner Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky gives you quick and easy recipes that are healthy and delicious!  

Work For Your Ice Cream
YayLabs! Softshell Ice Cream Ball

Of course, another way to have your ice cream and eat it too is by throwing in a little cross-training. Literally throw, kick, shake, and toss this ball to make your favorite frozen treat. Nothing tastes better after a hard workout—especially a pint of ice cream.

The Pan that Will Last For Generations
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
Now 33% off

Cast iron skillets not only last forever, but they also are super versatile. Use them in the oven, or on the stove, make everything from meat, to omelettes, to skillet cookies. Best of all, they also add some iron into your diet—a real plus for vegetarians and vegans. 

For the Workaholic
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Mr. Coffee

Keep your coffee warmer for longer. This mug warmer is easy to clean, and turns on with the press of a button. 

For Coffee Lovers
MITBAK Pour Over Coffee Maker Set

Great for coffee lovers or java newbies alike, this pour over kit includes everything you need to make a stellar cup o' joe. It includes a gooseneck kettle, grinder, filter, and of course the glass carafe—plus a thermometer for when you want to make sure that the temperature is just right. 

7 Philips Pasta Maker Plus
Philips Kitchen Appliances
Now 17% off

Who knew making pasta could be so easy? This is an excellent kitchen gift for the friend who loves to cook from scratch. All you need to do is add the ingredients and the Philips Pasta Maker does all the work for you, making pasta in as little as 10 minutes.

The Prettiest Charcuterie Boards
Agate Cheese Board

These crystal cheese boards make a stunning centerpiece to any party. There are 6 different color options and all are made from naturally forming Agate with a brass rim. Each board will have a unique cut as they are hand hewn and drawn from nature. 

Best Full Knife Set
Sabatier Forged Triple Rivet 15-Piece White Knife Block Set

Dull knives are actually more dangerous than sharp ones. That’s why every great chef or home cook has a great set of knives, and these feature expertly crafted, high-carbon stainless steel blades. The set includes a chef knife, slicer, Santoku knife, serrated utility knife, smaller utility knife, paring knife, six 4.5-inch steak knives, all-purpose shears, and a sharpening steel to keep the edges on point. It’s all housed in a chic acacia wood block that is the perfect complement to any countertop. 

Artisan Knives
Mona Cheese Knives, Set of 3

Knives may seem a practical gift, but these set are a work of art. Beautifully polished copper colored stainless steel and beechwood handles make these knives look expensive, but they come in at a reasonable price of under $40.  

Give the Gift of Plant Life
Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
Uncommon Goods

Fresh herbs are a great addition to any kitchen. These vintage inspired glasses are both a cute accessory, and make growing fresh herbs super accessible. Simply drop some seeds in the reservoir, fill with water, and place them in a sunny place. 

For Tea Lovers
Create Your Own Tea Blend

This Etsy shop allows you to make custom teas choosing from over 60 different ingredients to make the perfect blend. You can even customize the packaging to have a special message for your favorite tea lover. 

Best Mixing Bowl Set
Bamboo 7-Piece Nesting Bowl Set

Not only will these bowls add a cute pop of color to any kitchen, but they are great for baking everything from a single serve cookie, to a four tier cake. They are made from eco-friendly bamboo, and come in both neutral and pastel color options. 

Best Stocking Stuffer
KitchenIQ Edge Grip Knife Sharpener

Stay sharp on the cheap with the Edge Grip. This little compact sharpener takes care of dull blades, polishes, and is great for quick touch-ups. A knife sharpener is often overlooked, but it’s a tool every kitchen needs. Why? Imagine slicing into a tomato with a dull knife as you make sauce from scratch for that pre-race pasta party, only to mangle the vegetable because your blade barely broke the skin. See our point?

For the Food Blogger
Emart Photography Table Top Light Box

For those of us with a food Instagram or aspirations to start one, this lighting box will help you get a great shot no matter where you are shooting. It features four different light strips and folds easily into a lightweight and portable package. 

More For Coffee Lovers
Coffee Beanery Indulgent Coffee Selection Gift Box
Coffee Beanery Store

Another coffee lover's dream—the Indulgent Coffee Selection Gift Box will keep you up at night looking forward to your morning pick-me-up. With 12 1.75-ounce one-pot sample packs of 100% specialty Arabica coffee, this is a great way to figure out what type of roast you like, or give your palate a joy ride through the world of java.  

For Movie Night
West Bend Hot Oil Theater Style Popcorn Popper Machine
West Bend
Now 10% off

Make the most of movie night with this popcorn maker. It makes up to 4 quarts of popcorn, and the kettle tilts for easy serving. Plus it is an aesthetic addition to a home theatre. 

Preserve Grandma's Recipes
Personalized Handwritten Maple Recipe Cutting Board

Help them preserve a favorite family recipe by engraving it on a cutting board. The engraving replicates not only the recipe, but the original handwriting, and if you have more than one recipe, you can opt to get a double sided engraving. 

For Cheese Lovers
Standing Stone Farms Basic Beginner Cheese Making Kit
Standing Stone Farms

Whether home for the holidays or still working from home, most of us still have some extra time on our hands. This cheese kit will give your recipient a fun new hobby, and hopefully they'll invite you over to join in on the delicious results. 

It has everything they'll need to make  Mozzarella, Burrata, Burricota, Chevre, Ricotta, Mascarpone, and even butter. 

Most Sophisticated Glasses
Wine Glasses

These wine glasses will make even boxed wine feel top tier. They come in a set of four, and are 100% crystal which gives them a beautiful clarity and durability. 

For Chocolate Lovers
Hu Chocolate Bundle

Between the antioxidants, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties, it can be concluded that chocolate is health food. And Hu raises the bar even higher with its chocolate sampler that include eight Paleo, vegan, organic, 70% chocolate bars. They also include no dairy, no soy, no emulsifiers, no soy lecithin, no gluten, no refined sugar, no cane sugar, and no sugar alcohols, making them just about as clean as a dessert can get. 

The Gift Everyone Can Use
OXO Good Grips Salt and Pepper Grinder Set
Now 18% off

No kitchen is complete without salt and pepper, and a grinder is the best way to get a fresh pinch. This set mills from the top so your friend isn’t left with a mess on the counter. Plus, it features an adjustable size setting to suit his or her taste. 

For New Cooks
Five Two By Food52 5-Pack Silicone Utensils
Five Two by Food52

Say goodbye to your scorched wooden spoons and melted spatulas, and revamp your cooking utensils in one fell swoop. This set is made from BPA-free silicon and comes in three neutral but modern colors. 

Best Salad Bowl
Lipper Salad Bowl

All entertainers need a good salad bowl. This one is large, and beautifully crafted—plus it comes with a set of serving spoons.  Made from acacia wood, it has that signature salad bowl look with visible wood grain to give it character, making it a pretty kitchen gift worth displaying.

25 Etúhome x Cococozy Link Modern Farmtable Serving Plank

This dual-purpose charcuterie board the perfect kitchen gift for the big entertainers in your life. Made from reclaimed wood and food safe, this reversible plank serves as a functional and chic display piece perfect for parties or a date night at home.

Recipes for the Air Fryer Fanatic
Delish Party in an Air Fryer

This book makes cooking crunchy, crispy food easy—and healthy, too. It contains more than 70 recipes, including onion rings, mozzarella sticks, egg rolls, tots, fries, empanadas, taquitos, chicken, pizza, salmon, tacos, pork chops, wings, every kind of veggie, and churro chips.

Add Some Vintage Charm
Bombay Glasses

These cute glasses are great for cocktails, juice, or even sprucing up some water, and they add some character to any table setting. They come in sets of four with five different color options. 

28 Skyros Designs Cantaria Breakfast Cups
Skyros Designs

These oversized breakfast cups are a great edition to a family household full of coffee and tea drinkers. Don’t let your friends run out of coffee by giving them a set of these handcrafted, nearly bottomless mugs.

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