The Best Unexpected Kitchen Gadgets For The Home Cook Who Seems To Have It All

The holidays are here and if you haven’t started (or finished) your shopping yet, that’s something you seriously need to get on. In the last few years, we’ve spent more time at home and many have become way more handy in the kitchen. Is there a home cook on your holiday list that already seems to have it all?

Here are 14 gifts that are sure to change the way they operate in the kitchen for years to come.


This year, surprise the grilling enthusiast in your life with the kitchen tool that lets them leverage next-level cooking without spending hours upon hours next to the grill. With a wireless connectivity range of 165 feet alongside a guided cooking app, the MEATER Plus is sleek, easy-to-use, and compact, the must-have tool to complete their grilling line-up. The MEATER Plus does the work for them, estimating how long to cook and rest their food, so they can enjoy a glass of red with the family and monitor their progress from a phone or tablet. We all know that the holiday season is all about spending time with family and friends, and having the right time-saving gadgets can make all the difference. Available through major retailers such as Amazon and Walmart.

Fina Mill

FinaMill is the electric mill that grinds many spices. That’s right, no more disposable grinders or flavorless pre-ground spice. The refillable pods click in and out of the grinder with a simple downward press and fresh spices grind at the press of a button. We all know freshly ground spice is more flavorful. The FinaMill features an award winning design that’s pretty enough to go from kitchen to dining room table. It’s a great hostess gift for the foodie in your life. Available on Amazon.

Philips Pasta Maker Plus

The perfect kitchen accessory for the pasta loving chef. They can enjoy making delicious pasta with the freedom to choose their own ingredients. Autokneading technology allows for little effort – choose the pasta shape, add the ingredients, press a button, and let the Pasta Maker do all the work. There’s even a recipe book that’s included to help with inspiration featuring various ingredients to elevate anyone’s pasta-making game. Easy to set up, clean, and use, Philips Pasta Maker Plus is a treat for your favorite chef and the family. Available at Williams-Sonoma and

Cuzen Matcha Maker

Matcha is the perfect wellness staple for any vegan and Cuzen is a gorgeous piece of countertop eye candy designed by a Tokyo native. With the touch of a button, you can reproduce qualities of a traditional stone mill and bamboo whisk and make freshly ground matcha from organic shade-grown leaves. That means it not only tastes better, but there’s higher levels of antioxidants. Snag one on Amazon.

iKettle 3rd Generation by Smarter

Got a tea lover on your holiday list? Get them a kettle that they can control right from their phone. Complete with both Wi-Fi and voice activation it allows you to boil water from wherever you are, to the exact temperature you need, via either the Smarter app or through your smart home devices. As many look to reset for the new year – a smart electric kettle is an essential appliance to streamline your routine. Its sleek and stylish design not only looks good on the countertop but takes the guesswork out of perfecting the ultimate hot drink. Find it here.

Hydros 40 oz. Glass Carafe

This just-launched 40 oz glass carafe is an ideal gift for your favorite host or hostess, plus it looks great on any counter or dining room table. It’s also perfect for the person who works from home and wants to keep track of their water intake while using something eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. No need to wait forever for the filter to do it’s magic — the Hydros Glass Carafe filters 40 ounces of water in just 40 seconds. Order one here.

Nest Hub Max

Shopping for a home chef that loves to work with recipes? The Nest Hub Max is equipped with a 10” screen so they can easily follow recipes to a tee. All they have to do is say “Hey Google, how do I make chicken pot pie?” and their handy Assistant will walk them through how to make a delicious meal. Also, if a substitute ingredient is needed, or they need to half a recipe, set a timer and more, the Assistant can help. Just say things like, “Hey Google, what’s a half of a quarter,” or “Ok Google, set a timer for 30 minutes,” making it the perfect gift for an avid cook or even someone who is learning. And the Nest Hub Max is equipped with a camera so you can make a video call using Google Duo to mom or grandma who really know how to make those top secret family recipes. The Nest Hub Max is available at the Google Store, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Kohls, Target, and more.

Trudeau Toss & Chop Tool Green

Now eating healthier is easier with this Trudeau Toss & Chop Tool-Green. Its dual micro-serrated stainless steel blades will instantly chop your vegetables directly over your salad bowl, plate or pan. It also features a safety lock for secure and compact storage. The blades never need sharpening. This pack contains one toss and chop tool. Find it here.

Coolin Curve

The Coolin Curve is a game changer for the home cook who loves a cold bottle of wine. Have you ever struggled to insert your favorite bottle of wine into an ice bucket? We’ve all been there. Getting the bottle to the bottom of the bucket is a nightmare. Ice goes everywhere. Not with the Coolin Curve. They are the only curved bottom ice bucket which makes inserting a bottle of wine or champagne into the ice a snap. The ice simply rolls over the top of the bottle, creating an even chill in less time. Order one here.

Lettuce Grow Farm Stand

This complete system makes it easy and fun to grow nutritiously alive produce at home, without the time, stress and green thumb required of traditional gardening. A vertical, hydroponic garden is the perfect year-round kitchen gadget for any household as it can be used outdoors and indoors (thanks to glow rings that provide optimal lighting for indoor growers) to grow favorite seasonal produce in the comfort of your own. What could be better than having your own farmer’s market in your kitchen to harvest the freshest produce you’ve grown yourself to feed your loved ones? The diverse array of seedlings you can grow in the Farmstand will make it a true kitchen staple for any home cook. Find the system here.


With LĒVO, home cooks can take their recipes to the next level. This nifty kitchen accessory can home-infuse ingredients that can enhance the flavor and creativity of their recipes with the simple touch of a button. Think—lavender honey butter or cinnamon-infused latkes (fruits, spices, and nuts can be infused, too). LĒVO infusions are mess-free and pre-filtered, eliminating the need for cheesecloth and other filtration methods. It also replaces the double boil infusing method, which requires constant attention to prevent burning or damaging ingredients. Available on and Amazon.


A revolutionary kitchen appliance that turns household waste (food, bioplastics, bones, cloth, etc.) into nutrient-rich compost within 24 hours. Easy to use with a fill, transform, and reclaim philosophy all you have to do is fill your Lomi with any waste, press a button, and then use the soil it makes to fertilize your indoor plants and your garden or toss them in your green bin, or even into the garbage. Buy it here.

AnySharp Knife Sharpener Pro CHEF

Known as the “World’s Best Knife Sharpener,” AnySharp Pro CHEF Knife Sharpener rejuvenates knives safely and hands-free. A few light strokes, and in seconds, the knife is sharp as new. The patented Power Grip suction cup base keeps the sharpener in place and the advanced diamond-honed Tungsten Carbide blades easily sharpen almost any knife. Professional-grade knife sharpening that helps make cooking easy and safe! The Pro CHEF features metal alloy construction and a stunning plated finish, so you can proudly display it on your kitchen counter. Order one here.

Cork Genius

Cork Genius is the smart way to open wine. Created by a team tired of the wine snobbery and ineffective tools available, they set out to determine how to design an easier method to open a bottle of wine. The result had them turning to science, blending chemistry and physics. They used a needle to pierce the cork and injected air underneath, causing it to pop out easily and quickly. Thus, Cork Genius was born. Treat that wine-o on your list with the Cork Genius kit — a four piece bundle with everything you need to open, pour, and store your wine: the Cork Genius, a platinum foil cutter, Genius aerator, and a vacuum wine sealer. Find it here.


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