People who love to cook can’t ever have too many kitchen gadgets and accessories, so we’ve been working hard to find the most trendy gifts for people who love to spend time in the kitchen. Do you have a friend or relative who’d pick a shopping spree at Williams-Sonoma within a shopping spree at Prada every day of the week? Who’d rather watch Best Chef over Modern Family when given the remote on a Wednesday night? Below you’ll find suggestions for great kitchen-themed gifts perfect for hostess gifts, gift exchange products, shower gifts, Secret Santa parties at the office and more.

Why are we doing this? Since you asked for this! As a result of popular demand from the neighborhood, we’re introducing a Present Guide series. We would also love to listen to input from everybody, so if you would like to discuss some of your favorite home decor gift ideas, please leave a link in the comments section, as well as why you’ve chosen it. As a thank you, we’ll be giving the person having the most creative gift idea for cooks that a $50 Crate and Barrel Gift Card.


African Market Basket – $49

These vibrant baskets are great for shopping at the current market, keeping kitchen products, and even placed on the floor full of magazines. Hand woven in Ghana, your purchase will provide critical income to people who wove them.

Made from renewable, powerful African grass
APPROX. 16″D x 13″H
Select from Yellow or Blue

Dean & DeLuca

Dean & Deluca Spice Rack – $175

This kitchen selection comes from Houzz Team Member Annie, who says “If any kitchen spice rack could inspire me to be a better cook, these test tube design spices and rack would. Do not be concerned about the institution with high school chemistry course, anything drizzled with these products is guaranteed to taste yummy. Plus, I’d love to just put these in my countertop and admire their beauty”

Collection comprises: Whole Allspice, Basil, Cayenne Pepper, Stick Cinnamon, Whole Cloves, Ground Coriander, Whole Cumin, Curry Powder Blend, Fennel Seed, Fines Herb
Big (40 Tubes) $165.00
Small (21 Tubes) $95.00

Boston Warehouse

Animal House Monkey Peeler – $7.99

This humorous little fighter peeler is just plain absurd. Who could not use a little silliness when confronted with peeling a pile of potatoes?

Stainless Steel blade
High-density plastic and textured grip
Vacuum Safe
6″ long


Lime Green Reston Lloyd Calypso Colander – $17.99

Houzz Contributor and blogger at Straightforward Classic Living Jonathan Baker says “Who understood straining pasta could be so trendy? And this gorgeous colander doesn’t only come in lime green, but is available in a plethora of colours (red, baby blue, yellow) that will look equally as great on display as they do in action. (Can we suggest using it to maintain fruit?) It is available in a handful of sizes: 3-quart, 5-quart, or 7-quart.”

General Store

GENERAL STORE Placemats (Set of 2) – $30

Houzz Contributor Lily Gahagan says “‘Modern placemats’ may sound like an oxymoron, but these hand-crafted ones from General Store are just that. Even better still, they come in interesting patterns and are reversible. Modern and functional? That is our kind of gift.”
17 5/8″ x 12″ S
Set of 2 Placemats $30


Alessi 9093 Kettle – $184

Houzz contributor and blogger at Kitchen and Residential Design Paul Anater has just made the switch from coffee to tea, also has great tea-related suggestions for us! Paul says “Good tea starts with a fantastic kettle, and the 9093 Kettle from Alessi is a classic. Michael Graves designed the 9093 in 1985 and it marked the first collaboration by Alessi using a US designer. It stays Alessi’s top-selling merchandise of all time.”

Stainless Steel

MoMA Store

Tasto Chip and Dip Set – $35

Houzz Team Member Kathy says “For someone who loves to entertain, you may never have too many chip n’ dips. This is a smart version, that allows for you or multiple drops along with your chips and allows you to do a Fast dip refill without taking away the chips ”

Size: Bowl: 4h x 11″diam., 10 cups;
Pouches: 3h x 4w x 2.5 “d, .5 cups per

Textile Arts

Marimekko Pieni Melooni Apron – $43

Odds are, you know whether your hostess is a Marimekko enthusiast. Somewhere in the house you’ve noticed some vinyl placemats from the sixties, the big fat Marimekko book, or a soda floral shower curtain. This is the person who will love this fun, daring and vibrant apron from Textile Arts.

100% Cotton
Choose between orange and blue

Garnet Hill

Lilly Pulitzer® Apron – Garnet Hill – $58

If your friend likes classic Palm Beach Preppy over Scandanavian Geometric, elect for this vibrant Lilly Pulitzer apron.

100% Cotton
La-Te-Dah Dahlia print.
Front Pockets
Size: 24″W x 21″L; ties are 42″L

Textile Arts


Many individuals don’t realize their potholders are disgusting and grungy until someone gives them some new ones! Marimekko’s UNIKKO printing may brighten up a kitchen on the dreariest of days.

$12.00, 2/$19.99


Antony Joseph Coloured Rings Cutting Board – $24.99

This vibrant glass work of art does triple duty; it’s other uses are as a cutting board and as a trivet. Personally, I’d never want to take it!

Tempered Glass
.5h x 11 3/4″ diameter

angela adams

Angela Adams Munjoy Tray – $45

It’s very hard to select a tray over at Angela Adams, since they are all so fun, bold, and colorful. However, the Munjoy pattern is a classic classic of hers, and its modern-retro pattern is hard to resist!

The trays are made in Sweden and are dishwasher safe.
Birch veneer trays

AphroChic Shop

AphroChic – Park Slope Placemat – $25

Each one the placemats at Aphrochic are enjoyable, lively, and totally kicky. This one captures a kicky city gal’s spirit, also will bring it to the table(scape).

Fun to mix and match with additional Aphrochic Brooklyn placemats.
100% Belgian Linen
100% cotton back
Measures 14″ x 20″ Made in USA

MoMA Store

Dustpan and Broom by Tove Adman and Hans Edblad – $75

I would never typically advise giving a broom for a gift, but this gorgeous and practical pair will inspire your giftee to sweep more frequently.

35″ H x 11″ w x 9″ d

Sur La Table

Cuisinart Electric Fondue – Sur La Table – $59.95

Odds are, your giftees last fondue pot was purchased in the 1970s and demands a frightening can of Sterno. Give them the upgraded version and you’ll practically guarantee you’ll have an invitation over for the very first time that they use it – YUM!

Stainless Steel
Ability: 3 qt.
Dimensions: 14″ x 91/2″ x 7″


Boston Warehouse Sud Green Dish Brush – $9.99

Let’s face it, scrubber sponges are dull, and nobody replaces them as frequently as they want to. Odds are, your giftee desperately must toss his/hers, so get a laugh from this enjoyable replacement.



Fair Winds Trading Rwanda Basket New Spirit Fruit Bowl – $46

I saw bowls like these in a Carleton Varney-designed kitchen hanging on the wall was struck by how amazing they were. Better than that, the Shop for a Better World line at Macy’s helps third-world state artisans. In cases like this, it helps women in Rawanda become financially independent.

12” diameter
Since each bowl is a unique work of art, variations in size and colour will happen Includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity


Jesper Salt to melt ice Boise and Pepper Mill from Crate and Barrel – $29.95

There are 3 sculptural teak pepper and calcium chloride snow removal Boston mills at Crate and Barrel that take about the unique Dansk Scandanavian mid century design. Nobody might want to stash these behind closed doors; they will sit out on the dining table 24/7.

100% acacia wood
Ceramic grinder mechanics
Clean with a damp cloth

Sundance Catalog

“GATHER” SIGN from Sundance – $98

This classic style sign is a great gift for your favorite hostess who enjoys to brings family and friends together. Most of us end up hanging out in the kitchen at parties anyhow, so why not embrace it?

Handcrafted by an Amish craftsman known about Lancaster County as Rusty Merv
Steel covered with weatherproof paint
Dimensions: 58″W x 20-1/2″H


Root of the Earth Cheese Board – $59

Lately I have been discovering slabs of timber appearing chic all over the area — like a dining table, a shelf, a headboard. Following is a way to provide a gorgeous slab of reclaimed wood cut from root of a Chinese fir. It sure seems a whole lot better than the cutting board you created in seventh grade woodshop course!

APPROX. 20″L x 15″W x 0.5″D


Chemex 6-Cup Glass Coffee Maker – $36

This gorgeous glass coffee maker is the very simple method to control how powerful your coffee comes out, and it seems so much better about the shelf than a clunky appliance.

The polished timber collar and leather combines functions as an insulated handle
Heat-resistant glass
5″ diam., 8 1/2″ high. 30 oz. Capability

Sur La Table

Bodum Eileen French Press – Sur La Table – $39.95

This French Press was created in honor of one of my favorite designers, Eileen Gray. Personally, I do not think coffee ever tastes better than it does from a French Press. Help turn your friends onto the Parisian method of making coffee.

Stainless Steel, chrome-plated steel, borosilicate glass, plastic
Dimensions: 34 oz.

Design Public

Normann Copenhagen Herb Stand – $63

This funky small Danish caddy provides a spot to maintain four distinct herbs growing inside as well as the scissors for clipping them.

Designer: Jakob Heiberg
Materials: Plastic, Stainless steel
Characteristics: Scissors included.
The pots are suitable for dishwasher. The scissors should be washed by hand.
Dimensions: 6.3 H

Design Public

Modern-twist Placemat: Kat in the Town – $17

This wipe and dry placemat not only requires on clogs, but dry-erase mark for coloring in also. Simply give it a swipe at the end of the meal and you are good to go again and again.

Made of food-safe silicone
Non-porous + germ-free surface
Free of BPA, direct, latex, phthalates + additional unpleasant chemicals


Industrial Metal Chanticleer Wall Art – $39.50

Did you know it’s good chance to have a rooster in your kitchen? This gift has some French Industrial flair and brings good luck – what more could you ask for?

Wood and alloy design
Rivet details
Vintage French symbol

angela adams

Angela Adams Seagull Dishtowel – $18

These bright and cheerful dishtowels from Angela Adams will bring joy to any kitchen, and might make your giftee really anticipate drying the dishes! However, it’s so cute, it may end up being that special dishtowel that hangs from the range handle that nobody wants to use for fear of destroying it.

60% cotton, 40% linen


Vintage Century Sauce Boat | Crate&Barrel – $47.95

I am such a lover of Eva Ziesel’s china that it’s my own regular china. This mid-century contemporary enthusiast will adore this graceful serving piece, so much so it may occupy a living room shelf instead of the china cabinet.

High-fired English earthenware
Dishwasher- and microwave-safe
22 oz

Act Regular – Shui Tea – $12.75

Houzz Contributor Paul Anater is a tea convert, also has some great hints for tea drinkers. Paul says “Among my favorite tea suppliers is Shui Tea from Chicago. They sell very high quality teas and extremely reasonable prices. This Jim Shreiber, the owner, is an irreverently funny man who’s decided to democratize tea drinking is a bonus. The tea I wake up to each morning is his Act Conventional fair trade Ceylon black tea.

4 oz

Heath Ceramics

Skinny laMinx Heath Tea Towel – $18

Skinny laMinx has been dominating the best-looking dishtowel category online for quite some time, and also this design she made for Heath Ceramics is a new favorite.

Hopsack silk

MoMA Store

Toaster With Bread Warmer Sandwich Maker by Stefano Giovannoni – $214

The more contemporary our kitchens become, the less clutter of smaller appliances we want junking our sleek counters. Input this toaster using breadwarmer. It’s a slick machine your giftee might want to flaunt in a prime spot.

Stainless-steel body using a white polycarbonate base
Comprises a defrost setting, removable crumb tray, variable browning selector, and reheat functionality
Toaster: $214.00
Warmer $30.00 Extra


Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven, 4.5-Qt. – $220

Slow is the way to go when cooking nowadays. Dutch ovens always make the ideal comfort food, and if you give someone La Creuset, they will feel like they owe you delectable dishes for life!

Includes 4.5 Quart Dutch Oven and Trivet
Enameled cast-iron construction
10 1/4 diam., 4 1/2″ high; 4 1/2-qt. Cap.; 9 pounds.

The Conran Shop

Five Piece Gadget Set – $36

Your favorite cook will want to hang these festive kitchen gadgets outside in the open. Who knows, they are so enjoyable, they can inspire him or her to find an excuse to whisk some thing!

Includes a balloon whisk, masher, grater, slotted turner, and ladle.
All utensils have ergonomic handles made from robust polypropylene with rubber
When not in use they may be hung up.
Dishwasher safe.


Best Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook From the Creators of Bravo’s Best Chef – $19.77

Odds are if your giftee enjoys to cook, then there is a full-on Top Chef dependency happening in their own household! The Quick Fire Challenge is always the craziest time when the chefs must think on their feet and at rapid pace, and this tome lists recipes for all the best outcomes.



Anna Time Timer by Alessi – $80

I really don’t know about you, but the timer that’s made in my oven is more bothersome than my flame detector. This happy timer from Alessi is much more enjoyable to use. Your giftee will be able to take her along to any room in the house to be certain that dinner doesn’t get burned.

Thermoplastic resin, reddish and chrome-plated zamak.
h. 12 cm 10.5 cm diameter


Chiasso Trio Recycling Bin – $198

Let’s face it: Recycling is important, but it’s a total drag. This system will help make it easier on your giftee, dividing paper, plastic and aluminum using a very simple step and toss before garbage day.

16 gallon capacity
24″W X 24″H X 13″D

Stonewall Kitchen

Apothecary Jars | Stonewall Kitchen – $24.95

These apothecary jars are a version of mason jars. Perfect for storing rice, nuts, pasta, jellybeans, flour, sugar and much longer, they will prettify any pantry.

2-Gallon, 13 1/2″ x 9″ diameter


Cuisinart 9-Speed Hand Mixer – $79.95

This Hand Mixer looks like something out of The Jetsons, however there’s something vaguely Industrial Age retro about it. Unless your giftee has received a full load of marriage registry items in the previous five decades, chances are, this mixer is a major upgrade and will be a true treat.

Digital control pad
Includes: 2 extra-long turbo beaters. Whisk attachment. Dough hook. Spatula. Recipes.
ABS plastic structure
8″ x 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4” high. 2 pounds. 8 oz. 220W

Bodum Columbia Double Walled Tea Press – $129.95

Houzz Contributor Paul Anater has become a major fan of java, and he has some great hints for tea-related presents. Paul says “A fantastic pot will only get you so far, now you’ll want something to brew the tea. The Columbia Tea Press from Bodum does the trick well. It has an integrated, stainless steel filter so that you can say good bye to the poor tea and tea bags they take. It has double steel partitions and will keep a kettle of tea hot for hours. Finally, it’s a gorgeous thing in its own right and who doesn’t enjoy a little beauty sitting around.”

Stainless Steel
1.2 liter, 41oz
5 in high, dia 5.75 in


Checkered Tablecloth Recipe Binder – $24.85

There is something about this particular recipe binder that looks like something Grandma would have had in her kitchen, complete with a few food splatters on the cover she accumulated over the years! As an individual touch, insert a couple of your recipes and pass along them.

2.8″ spine.
Holds 500 webpages using EZ-Turn™ Rings or 540 pages with 1 Touch™ EZD™ Rings.
Constructed for 8.5″ x 11″ sized paper.