Welcome to The Schmidty Wife Kitchen Gift Guide! Here I have laid out all of my favorite giftable kitchen items! I’ve got everything from my favorite coffee to my favorite cook books and even kid gifts ideas! There should be something for everyone on this list!
I use this EVERYDAY. It hands down makes the best coffee (in my opinion) so if you know a coffee snob this would make the perfect gift. It is also great for adventurers, we always bring this camping since it is lightweight and portable!
Seems like a different idea for a gift but having a temperature controled kettle has been a GAME CHANGER in our house (especially if you have an aeropress from above). Being able to choose the exact tempertaure is a must for any tea & coffee lover.
So my version is a little older so it doesn't have the few newest seasons but I like it so much I am condering buying it again for the newest season... Every recipe in this book goes under strenuous testing so you know it will be good. If you know a fan of the show this book is a must!
This cookbook is a few years old but I find it full of new ideas! One of my new favorite dinners, a Ground Pork Banh Mi Bowl is from this book. It is a great option for people who like to cook 'healthyish'!
This book has become super popular thanks to Netflix but I still thing the actual book is worth the read. It goes over the elements of good cooking... Salt, Fat, Acid, And Heat. It also comes with recipes. So it is half book half cookbook.
This is a fun little book we like to keep on the bar for new inspiration. When we are ready to try something new we like to flip through it until we find something that sounds good, and with over 1,000 choices sometimes is takes a while! For the cocktail enthusiast in your life this is a fun one to gift!
Kitchen MUST HAVES
These are a few of the items that I don't think I could cook without. So if you are looking for ideas for a budding chef who still hasn't quite completed thier kitchen yet or know someone who is ready for some upgrades shop these!
Knifes can make a huge difference in the kitchen and while there are knifes far superior to these, these knifes are a great affordable option! Anyone you gift these too will be cutting like a champ in no time!
If you are like me you might be looking to get away from tephlon pots & pans, or maybe the ones you have are getting old and need to be replaced. This isn't the most glamorous of gifts but oh so practical. Switching to stainless steel takes a few uses to get used to but once you are there you won't believe how amazing it is! I found this Mealthy brand one to be absoultely amazing for the low price point, considering that you can pay well over $100 for some brands.
The backbone of my kitchen. A good cast iron is an absolute work horse plus these things litereally last forever! I suggest getting a 12 inch or 10 inch. You can also get accessories like a silicone handle, tempered glass lid, and pan scraper. I know they can seem intimidating at first but I promise they really aren't that hard to maintain.
Another work horse that is much needed in every kitchen! A good dutch oven is truly worth it. Mine is from Lodge and it is the best. Plus the best part of these is that they come in a ton of fun colors, mine is teal to match our kitchen and I LOVE IT!
Kids can enjoy the kitchen too! Here are some kitchen gifts that my kids love.
I am a big fan of Tervis Tumblers, they keep your drink cold (or hot) and are very durable. So when I was looking for a fun travel option (and something the boys could use when we go to the neighbors to play) I grabbed one of these for each of them. We personally got the dinosaurs but there are a ton of patterns to choose from!
Subscription boxes are all the rage for a good reason! They are fun and experience based gifts and this one is no exception! My kids love getting their box in the mail every month, they include an easy shopping list and very clear directions! Plus tons of information around that month's theme which ranges from anything to a different country, to a holiday, to a color?! P.S. You can use my personal referral promo code to get some $$ off your first order: wv6fv7
Here are more just plain old fun finds for the food and kitchen lover in your life!
Hi! I am Lauren aka The Schmidty Wife! Lover of all things food, I live in New Hampshire with my husband, 2 kids, & dogs! My favorite fast & healthy weeknight dinner is Chicken Stir Fry. Welcome to my blog, I hope you find some recipes you like!