2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen

Stylish and smart cooking gear for holly jolly home cooks

If they spend all their time in the kitchen, these six gifts are sure to warm their hearts-and heat up their cooking.

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Gray French Press ($120)

Bid adieu to broken glass French presses. Thanks to a sleek, thick-walled ceramic body, this sturdy version is clumsy roommate proof and keeps coffee nice and warm. Plus, the luxe look (granite-hued matte finish and copper pull) and oversize pour make caffeinating a crowd impressive and easy.

Venn Views Cutting Board ($92)

Dutch designer Jorrit Taekema took inspiration from Venn diagrams for his ultra-modern, geometric cutting boards. The black-and-white Carrara marble is made in Amsterdam, and it's the perfect platter for your party cheese spread.

Slowcooker ($98)

This isn't your grandma's slow cooker. A cross between a tagine and Dutch stoneware stew pot, this terra-cotta vessel is Netherlands designer Margriet Foolen's award-winning kitchen product. Burnt orange and minimal in design, it's pretty enough to go straight from oven to table.

Escali Bluetooth SmartConnect Kitchen Scale ($70)

You can be naughty and nice with this slick glass kitchen scale made by the Escali masters in Burnsville, Minnesota. Calculate precise measurements for your second batch of gooey cinnamon rolls, as well as nutritional information for 2016 healthy eating resolutions by syncing the Bluetooth-powered scale with your phone.

Maple Knife Set ($125)

Ottawa housewares brand Warehouse combines light Canadian maple wood with high-quality German stainless steel for this gorgeous knife set. The full-tang chef's knife and cleaver, both measuring eight inches, are weighed precisely to ensure a perfect balance when you're working with these ultralight blades.

Canvas Dauville Gold Glazed Cake Stand ($96)

Should your stand be as pretty as the cake? That's seems to be Brit expats and New York City designers Harriet Macdonald and Andrew Corrie's line of thought when sculpting this elegant cake stand. The modern muted white gets a flash of color with the handpainted gold surface, making each slice of cake extra festive.