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Kitchen Gifts

As I prepare this year’s gift guides, I am also updating a few favorite gift guides from the past as classics never go out of style! I hope you enjoy my favorite Kitchen Gifts – kitchen essentials I love and use in our home.

sweet and simple Sugar and Spice Shortbread cookie recipe from lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

Call me crazy, but I love receiving kitchen gifts for Christmas. In fact, for the last few years, that’s what I’ve requested. How many woman do you know (including yourself) that has said you should have a 10 year anniversary shower to rebuild your kitchen tools? Well, today I’m sharing some of my favorite kitchen gifts for yourself, a friend or family member.

I have so many kitchen favorites, but I narrowed my selection down to the pieces I use regularly and are versatile. Just great, long-lasting classics that make life a little easier and cooking and baking a little more fun!

timeless, classic kitchen gift ideas

One of my favorite kitchen gifts is a gift few give to themselves. Staubs, like this dutch oven work hard. They’re extremely versatile and can be used to make soups, stews, pastas and side dishes. It goes from stove top to oven to table. It’s so pretty and classic in white and you can even add a brass knob {which I have}.

quick and easy cranberry sauce recipe - made with wine!

My Coq Au Vin works just as hard braising beef and browning chicken evenly. It’s a staple that can be passed down from generation to generation. This goes from stove top to oven to table as well, which means less dishes!

As you know, making pasta is one of my passions. If you have a KitchenAid mixer, it’s so easy with this pasta maker attachment, and takes the same amount of time as it does to prepare boxed noodles {which I haven’t done in years!} Just combine flour, eggs, water and salt in your mixing bowl, switch the dough hook attachment for a couple minutes and then to the pasta maker attachment. Drop dough balls in and the noodle of your choice comes out. I put the noodles directly in a pot of boiling water and 3 minutes later, have fresh pasta. You can learn how to make homemade pasta here.

stamped shortbread cookies

I know everyone has measuring cups, but these pretty copper measuring cups make baking even more fun and clean surprisingly well. I feel the same about copper measuring spoons. Pure kitchen bliss. Another copper favorite is this whisk – it has the most beautiful patina which makes a kitchen feel warm.

I’m not a fan of kitchen appliances because they consume so much space, but this mini food processor packs a lot of punch. I make salsas, penne vodka sauce, salad dressings and more in it, but it requires minimal storage space.

I use my marble pastry slab when making cutout sugar cookies, cinnamon rolls and even when I’m prepping a lot of pasta to entertain. It even looks pretty sitting on the countertop!

Incredible not-too-sweet Salted Caramel Sugar cookies

A few years ago, I upgraded to Williams Sonoma Goldtouch bakeware and have never looked back. They bake evenly, are easily removed, and are effortless to clean and look just as pretty today as when I received them which is why they are one of my favorite kitchen gifts to give! I particularly like the quarter size baking sheets, muffin tins, loaf pan and cake pan.

flavorful sugar and spice shortbread cookies | the best Christmas cookie recipe

Another versatile piece is this copper utensil holder. It doubles as a vase!

easy recipe for peas - the best side dish that's always a crowd pleaser

Last year I turned in my non-stick pots and pans in favor of stainless steels pans that are dishwasher safe and cook evenly. I no longer question if we’re getting a little extra “seasoning” in our dinner.

Skip-the-mix fudge brownies recipe - 5 minutes, 5 ingredients

Classic white mixing bowls are a beautiful addition to any kitchen and make great kitchen gifts. One set of functional, stackable mixing bowls saves space.

Home blogger Julie Blanner's kitchen renovation

When we got marble countertops at our last home, I got a Boos block that’s beautiful enough to leave out 24/7 to use for prep work. 4 years later, it’s still going strong.

I hope you enjoyed these Kitchen Gifts!

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