Happy holidays! If you’re gearing up for some Black Friday shopping, I wanted to share a few of my favorites from my kitchen!

Kitchen & Cooking Gift Ideas

Great tools are essential for making delicious meals! There are a few must-have items that make cooking healthy food so much easier. So if you’re looking to get a gift for a foodie in your life, here are a few of my favorites. 

Silpat Baking Mat

silpat mat

My sister in law got me one of these Silpat mats and I love it! It’s like having reusable parchment paper. It’s great for roasting vegetables! You don’t have to worry about vegetables sticking to the pan and you can use less oil.

Stasher Bags

Resuseable plastic bags

I bought these reusable bags about a month ago and I love them! It’s reduced our usage of plastic bags and I love that these are dishwasher and microwave safe. The Stasher bags are pricy but they’re super high quality. If you’re looking for a cheaper option there are other brands that make similar ones for less!

Vitamix BlenderVitamix blender

It’s not cheap, but a Vitamix is honestly the best blender I’ve ever seen. I got mine 9 years ago and it still works like a dream. It can crush ice in the blink of an eye and it creates delicious soups and sauces in minutes. Refurbished models can be bought for less than $300.

Small Grating/Slicing BladesA close up of mandoline slicers on a table

I have a larger mandoline slicer but I find myself reaching for these smaller blades all the time. I can slice things like cucumbers and carrots in a flash. The blades come in a storage container so you never have to worry about having an exposed blade in a drawer.

Calphalon Stacking Panscalphalon pans

These stacking pans are amazing. I’ve had them for years and I love how they don’t take up nearly as much space as a regular set. Plus, the lids are clear so it’s easier to see how things are cooking without having to lift the lid. I have the whole set and I use them daily!

Keurig Coffee Machine

I have the Keurig Duo Plus Coffee Machine that I use regularly and I love it! If your friends or family member already has the machine, consider getting them some accessories!

Keurig Coffee Cup Storage DrawerK Cup Drawer

I have this drawer that stores all my k-cups. It’s great because the Keurig can sit on top and the drawer has a sliding mechanism so you can slide the coffee maker out from under the cabinet. This makes it easier to store the coffee maker out of sight!

Reuseable K-Cupsk cups

I also have these reusable k-cups and I LOVE them. It makes single-cup brewing much cheaper and better for the environment. I can just fill these up with a scoop of coffee grounds and I’m ready to go. Plus, you can make your coffee as strong or weak as you please.

Lodge Dutch Oveneasy risotto

My parents got me this Dutch Oven a couple of years ago and I love it. I use it for oven-baked risotto plus soups and stews. The cast-iron pan provides an even surface for heating foods so you don’t end up with hot spots!

Kitchen ShearsA pair of scissors

For years, I wrestled with cheap scissors. Then I finally bought a pair of real kitchen shears and I feel like a whole new woman. These babies are less than $10 but they’re heavy-duty and make any cutting job a breeze.

What’s on your wishlist?