20 Kitchen Gadgets You Need To Have On Your Holiday List This Year

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Although some of us may not want to believe it, the holidays are right around the corner.  And if you're searching for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life or hunting for the perfect kind of gift to put for yourself under the tree (we won't judge), look no further than our list of the top kitchen gadget gifts of this season. 

We've selected gifts from a variety of price points and preferences in cooking, entertaining, and serving. When shopping for gifts for the foodies in your life, we recommend first considering what the receiver might get the most use out of. If you're buying for someone who loves entertaining and tailgates, you might consider getting a charcuterie board. If someone is obsessed with a neat, clean kitchen, consider opting for a collection of aesthetic canisters that can make sense of space with ease. After all, it's the thought that counts. 

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in Beetroot

KitchenAid declared beetroot as the 2022 color of the year. Not only will you find vibrancy in having as beautiful an appliance as a beetroot-colored KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, but this stand mixer can be used for almost any use your heart desires. The machine, which is priced at $499, comes with a premium accessory pack including two bowls, a whisk, a dough hook, and several paddle attachments. Plus, the pastry beater attachment can beat even the coldest butter

If you're worried about spending close to $500 on a stand mixer, you shouldn't be. KitchenAid stand mixers are some of the most reliable products on the market. According to YourBestDigs, KitchenAid stand mixers are designed to last a lifetime; it isn't uncommon to see a machine still cooking for 15 to 20 years after it's been purchased. Its reliability and dollar value earned it the top spot on our ranking of stand mixer brands

Ooni Koda 12

For the pizza fanatic in your life, you'll want to invest in an Ooni Koda 12 this holiday season. It's one of our favorite pieces for outdoor entertaining and it can make pizza in a matter of minutes. The Ooni Koda 12 comes in wood pellet-powered, gas-powered, or a hybrid machine that can accommodate both heat sources. Our favorite part about this machine is that it is lightweight and easy to use, weighing only 20 pounds.

If you're looking to fill out a whole pizza-making set for your special someone this holiday season, Ooni also offers a bamboo pizza peel for shaping and serving your pizza, a metal peel for shifting pizza in the oven, and an oven brush to ensure your pizza stone is clean and good-to-go. Each Ooni oven comes with a three-year warranty and a 60-day buy-back guarantee to ensure your loved ones absolutely love their oven — but we think it's hard not to love your Ooni.

Diletta Mio

Espresso machines seem to be a want rather than a need for many people. But with the holidays around the corner, why not give the gift of a delicious cup of coffee every morning? 

The Diletta Mio is an espresso machine with professional-level quality and aesthetics in mind. Italian craftsmanship sings through on this coffee machine in all of its features, including a PID-equipped single boiler and a separate steamer circuit to froth your latte milk up to temperature. The PID system improves the overall efficiency of the machine and reduces work during idle use periods. Each machine from Seattle Coffee Gear comes with a two-year warranty so you can ensure your machine is operating at top caliber for years to come.

If you're looking to create a complete coffee gift set for your loved ones, don't forget to add a stainless steel milk frothing pitcher and set of espresso cups to your cart as well. 

Premium Large Charcuterie Board Gift Set

The Real Life Living Store offers a premium large charcuterie board gift set perfect for entertaining. This item is one of the cheaper selections on our wish list this holiday season, but the low price doesn't make this charcuterie center lower quality. This rectangular board is 11-by-18 inches and weighs a mere nine pounds. 

We love this board because of how customizable it is. It doubles as a serving or a cutting board and contains three reusable ramekins for sauces, spreads, and nuts. Each board comes with an eight-piece knife set with convenient pull-out storage underneath the board. Unlike other charcuterie boards, the Real Life Living Store's board is made from acadia wood, which the brand claims is more resistant to warping and knife damage over time. Plus, the anti-slip feet on the board help keep the board from sliding when you're slicing your favorite cheeses and salamis.

Modern Mixology bartender set

If you spend a lot of time making drinks for at-home social gatherings, you'll want to invest in a quality mixology set. We recommend purchasing a seven-piece mixology set from Modern Mixology for a clean, organized home bar experience. Each mixology set comes with an 18-ounce shaker jar, Hawthorne strainer, double jigger, ice tongs, bottle opener, mixing spoon, and a stand for it all. Plus, the steel alloy or matte black material of the tools is beautiful enough to leave out on your counter for entertaining. At $32.99 at the time of publication, this is a budget-friendly option for holiday gift-giving.

If you need ideas for what to make with your new mixology set, Modern Mixology has you covered, Each set comes with 20 recipe cards for ideas on what to serve at your next gathering. Our recommendations include any variations on the old fashioned and a Bond-style Vesper martini.

Silonn Countertop Ice Maker

If you're a fan of iced coffee in the morning or entertain often, you can understand the frustrating feeling when you find that certain someone didn't refill the ice tray. With a countertop ice maker from Silonn, you'll have ice ready within minutes. Each ice maker takes about six minutes to make nine bullet-shaped ice cubes or a 26-pound (2-liter) capacity within a full day. You also won't have to worry about it being too loud, since the noise on this machine clocks in at 35 decibels (quieter than a refrigerator). You can take a peek into the machine with its transparent top, but the sensor will shut it off automatically when it reaches capacity.

The Silonn machine comes in several color options including black, red, white, silver, and stainless steel. At 15 pounds, this machine is easy to maneuver, store, and hook up elsewhere for entertaining. The Silonn ice machine retails at $105.99 at the time of publication.

WÜSTHOF Classic 9-Piece Knife Set

WÜSTHOF knives are made with supreme German craftsmanship, so it makes sense why anyone would want to have a set in their kitchen. The 9-piece classic knife set ($665 at the time of publication) includes a paring knife, utility knife, serrated knife, Asian utility knife, chef's knife, bread knife, honing steel, and kitchen shears. These are perfect introductory knives you'll want to have in your kitchen regardless of if you prefer Italian cooking or Asian-inspired recipes.

The knife set comes with a 17-slot acacia knife block so you'll have room to store your steak knives or any other implements you plan on purchasing. And if you purchase a WÜSTHOF, you won't have to worry about its quality. WÜSTHOF is our top-performing knife brand because of its proprietary carbon blades and half-bolster for both finger protection and easier sharpening.

Caraway Cookware ceramic cookware set

Caraway Cookware is our favorite cookware brand, and it's one everyone should have in their kitchen arsenal. Caraway's ceramic-coated cookware set contains all of the pieces you need to have, including a magnetic pan rack and lid holder, 10.5-inch fry pan, 3-quart saucepan, 4.5-quart saute pan, and 6.5-quart dutch oven. Each of the cookware pieces is safe for induction burners and temperatures up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. The ceramic material for each pan is non-stick and contains an aluminum core that provides even heating for all of your favorite recipes.

Another benefit of purchasing from Caraway is the gorgeous color of each set. Whether you are a fan of the sapphire, traditional black, or sage sets, you can be sure you're investing in quality when you purchase from Caraway. This cookware set retails for $395 at the time of publication.

Traeger Grills Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker

You're probably not thinking about grilling and smoking during the cold winter months, but the Traeger Grills wood pellet grill and smoker may make you think again. Unlike other grills and smokers, Traeger Grills are wifi and Amazon Alexa enabled so you can control the temperature and precision of your grill from your smartphone or with your voice. The grill space can fit two chickens, three full racks of ribs, or 12 burgers at once. You can also use your grill to braise, bake, smoke, and barbecue your favorites, making it a useful appliance to have in your yard.

There aren't many more high-tech grills out there that come close to the standard of Traeger Grills. The Pro Series 575 model is priced at $899.95 (grill only) and $963.06 for the grill and cover package. Amazon reviewers have rated this model a 4.7, with high regard for its gift-ability and easy installation.

Cuisinart 14-cup food processor

A food processor is an essential tool to have in your kitchen, and the holidays are the perfect time to invest in one. Cuisinart's 14-cup food processor makes slicing, shredding, and processing seamless with its 720-watt motor and interchangeable slicing and shredding blade attachments. At 14 cups, the container for this food processor can hold almost anything from guacamole to pie dough. The extra large feed tube on the machine makes it easier to chop vegetables and other ingredients, which cuts down on the prep time you need to do beforehand. This machine also is simple to use thanks to its on/off and pulse control paddles on the bottom of the machine. 

At $249.95 at the time of publication, this food processor is a reasonably affordable gift option for someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. Besides processing, you can use a food processor to make homemade nut butter, DIY cauliflower rice, and transform stale bread into breadcrumbs. 

Vitamix Exporian series

A Vitamix is no doubt the best blender brand on the market. We are big fans of the Explorian series ($349.95 at the time of publication) for its design, durability, and professional feel. The model has a 48-ounce hard plastic container, perfect for tackling everything from smoothies to sauces. Moreover, the 10-speed and pulse options come in handy for quick blitzes and long purees alike. 

The Vitamix blades are made with aircraft-grade steel, so you won't have to worry about warping like other cheaper blender brands. And the only thing easier than working with this machine is cleaning it; simply blend dish soap and water for sixty seconds to clean off stubborn food particles and oils from the inside of your container. The possibilities for this blender are endless, from homemade frozen margaritas to smoked almond butter. And for the price (and with proper care), your loved ones can expect the Vitamix to last for many, many years. 

Chemex pour-over coffee maker

Everyone needs a beautiful coffee maker in their kitchen and we can guarantee your loved ones will love the Chemex pour-over coffee maker. This gadget is made with non-porous Borosilicate glass that does not absorb odors or chemical residues. When used with the Chemex filter paper, the Chemex maker removes fats and acids that leave coffee with a less-than-desirable taste. Plus, the Chemex can be used for tea, coffee, or cold brew, making it more versatile than just an average coffee maker. 

At less than two pounds, this device is ideal for small spaces and modern kitchens. And at 64 ounces, the Chemex makes more than enough coffee for one sitting. Amazon reviewers rate it a 4.8 on Amazon with high regard for its gift-ability and industrial appearance. This device is also dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. At $47.49 at the time of publication, the Chemex is the pour-over every coffee junkie wants under their tree.

Ninja CREAMi ice cream maker

It might be the coldest time of year, but we're still dreaming about the warm summer with ice cream cones in hand. If you make a lot of ice cream at home (or want to reduce your night-out ice cream expenditures), you should add a Ninja CREAMi to your gift list. This machine comes in both 7-option and 11-option models priced at $229.99 and $249.99 respectively. The functionality of the Ninja CREAMi includes everything from milkshakes to Italian ice and gelato. At only about 14 pounds, this machine is super portable and easy to move, plus it will be a super cool addition to your countertop appliance collection. 

The container, lids, and paddles for this machine are dishwasher safe. And the Ninja CREAMi couldn't be any easier to use — just freeze your ingredients a day prior, add the ingredients to your machine with your favorite mix-ins, and you'll have a cool summer treat waiting for you a few moments later.

bev by Black & Decker cocktail maker machine

Becoming a mixologist takes a lot of training, so why not make it easier with a device that makes cocktails for you? bev by Black & Decker is a cocktail-making machine that connects to five 750-milliliter bottles without any decanting needed. You can also use Bartesian cocktail capsules (sold separately) to make your favorite beverage, with over 40 options to choose from. 

At just over 18-inches tall, this machine weighs a mere 17 pounds and can fit on almost any countertop or bar cart in your kitchen. This cocktail mixes rinses after each drink to ensure proper cleaning measures and prevent your rum breeze from tasting like a whiskey sour. At $299 at the time of publication, this is the perfect machine to gift the cocktail-lover in your life (or folks who love entertaining) this holiday season without breaking the bank. 

Chefman digital air fryer, rotisserie, dehydrator, and convection oven

If space is limited in your home kitchen, you know how important it is to purchase multipurpose appliances. And you should look no further for your dehydrating, air frying, and rotisserie needs than a Chefman 6.3-quart 4-in-1 machine. At $149.99 at the time of publication, this machine contains eight presets for chicken, meat, fries, and everything in between. The temperature of this machine ranges from 90 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, further expanding the options for all the things you can use it for. It's the perfect size for making family-sized meals as well as nuggets for one. 

The Chefman also comes with all of the accessories you need for using the machine including two racks, a rotisserie spit and fork, a rotating basket, and a removable drip tray. These parts are dishwasher safe and easy to clean, making it the perfect wish-list appliance for busy families.

KitchenArt Select-A-Spice Auto-Measure Carousel

The KitchenArt Select-a-Spice is priced at less than $30 and is the handy spice cabinet organizer any home cook needs. A spice rack is a life changer for keeping your spice cabinet tidy and being able to remove your red pepper flakes without grabbing the oregano instead. Each carousel has 12 removable spice containers with interchangeable labels. Each dispenser can pour ¼ teaspoon with the single flick of a dial. For measuring more than a ¼ teaspoon, you can remove the top off the container to scoop or spice the amount of spice you need from the jar. You can mount the Select-a-Spice under a counter or double-stack the spice rack to store 24 spices in one space. You can store 4.5 ounces of spices in each container, which is perfect for folks who buy spices in bulk and want an effective way to store them.

This organizer comes in white or satin and weighs three pounds, making it small enough to snuggle right underneath the tree this holiday.

Coffee scoop clip

If you are a coffee junkie, you know how important it is to have a coffee scoop handy to transfer grounds from the bag to the machine. If you're looking for a stocking stuffer for less than $10, check out the coffee scoop clip from LANKSYWARE. Each scoop comes with a clip to reseal your coffee bean after scooping. You'll never have to worry about losing the scoop (since everyone leaves the scoop in the bag anyways).

You can purchase the scoops in packs of two or three and in gold, silver, rose gold, or black. If you don't drink coffee, you can also use this scoop to scoop sugar, coffee creamer, or milk powder. Cleaning these clips is a breeze too — you can put the scoops in the dishwasher or rinse them with warm water and you will be good to keep scooping to your heart's content.

Gourmet herb scissors set

Cutting herbs and spices with a knife can be a real pain. These gourmet herb scissors contain a five-blade structure that is durable against rust and the stringiest herbs imaginable. These scissors come with a cleaner pick and cover so you won't have to dull the blades when you're preparing parsley and oregano for pasta night. These scissors have anti-slip technology to keep your hand comfortable as well. Plus, the design of the scissors allows you to cut equally-sized herbs to garnish your plate.

You can purchase the scissors in three colors — green, blue, or black — depending on your preference. To clean these scissors, use the provided pick to remove physical debris before hand-washing or placing the scissors in the dishwasher.

Zulay Kitchen milk frother

The Zulay Kitchen milk frother is perfect for home lattes, mixing protein powder into milk, or whipping up egg whites for a cocktail. This milk frother is a giftable tool that's easy to keep in your kitchen, especially when each purchase comes with a stand for easy storage. If you don't want to leave it out on your counter, you can place the small handheld appliance in your drawer with ease. Each frother is powered by batteries, so you can easily froth your beverage of choice without having to worry about a cord in the way. According to Amazon reviewers, the machine is not overly noisy, but loud enough to let you know that it is on and operating. 

This milk frother would be the perfect gift for the novice coffee baristas in your life, as well as someone looking for an easy way to blend powders into liquids without having to pull out a food processor (although that is a great gift too, if we say so ourselves). 

Snap N Strain Pot Strainer

Carrying around a colander with you is impractical, but not as impractical as watching your cooked penne fall out of the pot and all over your sink. If you add a clip-on colander to your pot, you'll never live in fear of losing a noodle in your sink again. The Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain is made of sturdy, flexible silicone that fits almost all pots, pans, and bowls — including lipped bowls. Plus, the clip allows you to focus on holding the pan rather than navigating the colander below.

This strap-on colander is a quarter of the size of a regular strainer, so you'll never have to worry about storing a bulky gadget in your pantry. This dishwasher-safe, BPA-free colander is priced at less than $15 at the time of publication.