2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Favorite Kitchen Items!
Hello 2017 gift guides! This is my favorite time of year to share the things I love. Over the next two weeks I’m going to be sharing a ton of gift guides as Black Friday rolls around. This kitchen gift guide is loaded with SO many of my favorite kitchen items – a lot that I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about since I adore them so much. I might sound like a broken record, but these are the things that I use on a daily basis and recommend!
And P.S. you can find last year’s gift guides right here.
HowSweetEats 2017 Kitchen Gift Guide:
Marble Pastry Slab. I’ve had two of these slabs for years and while I mainly use them for photography (they are quite instagrammable!), I find that they look awesome on a kitchen counter and if you bake a lot, are perfect for that. They are heavy, but I love having one on my counter at all times.
Spiralizer. I think this is one thing that everyone should have in their kitchen in 2017/2018! I don’t even think that zoodles and vegetable noodles are a trend, just think they are just a part of life now and we will always consume them. And I also love to use this for apple slaw and things like that. If you only have room for one more appliance in your kitchen, this should high on the list.
KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment. While I only make ice cream a few times per year (well, maybe like ten times per year), I find that this attachment is the best thing ever because it barely takes up any room. Yes, you need a stand mixer to use it, but all it requires is this bowl and a few small pieces to attach. There is no huge second appliance just to make ice cream and I love that.
Meyer Lemon Tree. Um, how amazing of a gift would this be?! It’s the one thing on this list that I don’t have, but I’m putting it on my wish list! This is such a cool and unexpected gift if you’re a kitchen and food freak.
French Rolling Pin. A French rolling pin is the only rolling pin I’ll use! I don’t do a ton of baking that requires it, but we make pizza once a week and these are my favorite. I hate rolling pins with handles because I find that the handles always come loose.
Metallic Copper KitchenAid Mixer. A stand mixer is a given for a great gift, but the copper one is just stunning. So, so gorgeous. Even if you don’t like clutter on your countertops, this can always stay because it’s so pretty. I mean, it’s basically rose gold.
MacKenzie-Childs Casserole Cooker. I adore ALL of my MacKenzie-Childs cookware (and everyone always asks about it!) but tend to use it more on special occasions so I don’t beat it up with everyday use. Love these pieces so much because they can easily sit out in the kitchen and basically be a piece of decor! SO gorgeous.
Cuisinart Multi-Cook Slow Cooker. Another one of my most talked about and used products here on the site. It is the BEST slow cooker ever. This slow cooker can SEAR your meat for you! It has a sauté/brown setting and is completely awesome. This appliance right here is exactly why I don’t have an Instant Pot. Of course, it doesn’t do the same thing as an Instant Pot, but it’s so versatile and I use it constantly that I’d rather have this over that.
Fancy Kitchen Hand Soap. This is always a fun gift to give because it’s something that most people don’t splurge on. At least, I don’t splurge on it. I love this version with the copper holder and think it looks so pretty sitting near the sink.
CeraStone Nonstick Skillets. These are the skillets I use not only in many food photos, but in everyday life too. We love them. You guys always ask about white skillets and if I’m not using my cast iron skillet or dutch oven, I’m using one of these.
KitchenAid Proline Series Blender. I have talked my love of this blender into the ground. It is the BEST and in my opinion, better than Vitamix and Blendtec. I love that it also comes in white. It blends everything like a dream.
Baking Steel. So I JUST got my first baking steel (after exclusively using a pizza stone for years) and I am absolutely obsessed. If you are someone who likes crispy (and even thin) crusts on your pizza, this is incredible.
Fish Spatula. This is probably my most-used spatula in the kitchen. It’s not just for fish – I use it for everything else, always. I need to buy a few because mine is always in use.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven. This is by far one of my most used kitchen items. In fact, I just keep it on my stovetop because I use it almost every single day. It is a kitchen investment piece but will last FOREVER. I use it for soups, roasts, casseroles – everything! And I completely love the matte line – they are so pretty.
Nespresso Creatista Espresso Maker. I have two different Nespresso makers (a vertuoline and a KitchenAid Nespresso) and totally love both of them. This one has caught my eye because it specializes in making latte art at HOME! Again, hello instagram. I added this to the list because I don’t think it’s something you’d necessarily buy yourself, but it would make an awesome gift. It only does espresso though, so keep that in mind.
Gold Flatware. I constantly get asked about my gold flatware and while I have a few different pieces from different places, West Elm’s version is my favorite because it’s fairly matte. LOVE this! I bought an entire set last year before I hosted Thanksgiving. If you know someone who loves to entertain, this is a fun gift. You can also just buy some serving pieces and not get one or two sets of flatware, which might be weird if someone doesn’t photograph food. Ha.
Gilded Rim Glasses. My all-time favorite wine and cocktail glasses. These are so super gorgeous and a show stopper on a table. While they are extremely fragile and I always hand wash mine, they are totally worth it because of how pretty they are.
Williams Sonoma GoldTouch Sheet Pans. My favorite baking sheets in the universe, right here. Not only are they pretty, they bake everything evenly!
[This is not a sponsored post and any of the above items that I own were purchased by me! There are a few general affiliate links above. Thank you for reading! xo]