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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: The Best Kitchen Gadgets, Appliances, and Tools

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Gift-giving season has arrived again, and that means you’re probably searching for the perfect thing for several people on your list, some of whom are sure to be enthusiastic home cooks (or maybe in need of a little help in that department). These kitchen gadgets, tools, and appliances make great gifts for a whole range of people, from those who love to cook and are always looking for another toy, to those who have a rather bare-bones kitchen and need a way to rustle up some sustenance (cue slow cookers and Instant Pots).

Check out all of our gift guides for kitchen appliances, tools, and gadgets below–and check back often, because we’ll be regularly updating the list!

Oprah’s Favorite Things on Amazon

Check out these Oprah-approved products that you can actually score on Amazon–and yes, there is bread on the list! (But also a few kitchen appliances, in case you want to make your own grub.) See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Oprah’s Favorite Amazon Picks.

Star Gifts for “The Great British Baking Show” Fans

Even those who still aren’t over losing Mary, Mel, and Sue will cheer up when they unwrap these showstoppers. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Gifts for Fans of “The Great British Baking Show” (aka GBBO).

The Most Useful Tools for Cooks

These are gadgets that any serious home cook will use all the time, even if they wouldn’t think to buy them for their own kitchen. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: 10 Gifts That Make A Cook’s Life Easier.

The Best Gifts for Global Food Lovers

Got a globally minded eater on your list? Give them the tools they need to make their favorite food in their own kitchen. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Global Food Gifts.

Time-Saving Kitchen Tools

Extra steps in a recipe can be a deal breaker, so give some gifts that make cooking more efficient (and enjoyable)! See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Kitchen Tools That Eliminate an Annoying Step.

The Best Home Bar Gifts

From sleek, sophisticated accessories to seriously great bottles of booze, these gifts will make any home bar cart shine. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: The Chicest Bar Cart Gifts to Give and Receive This Season.

Kitchen Gadgets to Make Anyone Feel Like a Pro

Accomplished home cook or enthusiastic novice, anyone who wants to take their kitchen game to the next level can feel like a professional chef when using these tip-top tools. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Kitchen Tools that Make You Feel Like a Pro.

DIY Cocktail Gift Baskets

Pick a drink, buy the main ingredients, and then augment them with a few essential tools or festive glassware, and you have a gift basket! See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: DIY Cocktail Gift Baskets.

Second Home Kitchen Essentials (and Basic Kitchen Gear)

If you know someone lucky enough to have a second kitchen they need to supply, these are all great options–but they also work for anyone just starting out in their own place–or who could simply use some new gear, for that matter. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: How to Stock a Second Kitchen.

Housewarming Gifts That Go Beyond a Boring Candle

Whether someone’s got a new home for the holidays or it’s just the first time you’re visiting them at their abode, bring a housewarming gift they’ll actually want. See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Housewarming Gifts.

Best Gifts from Sur La Table

The 20-percent-off Sur La Table sale may be over, but it’s still a perfect place to snag some fantastic gifts (and there are sure to be new promotions popping up throughout the month)! See the Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Sur La Table Gifts.

Best Gifts from Amazon Handmade

From hand-crafted cake stands to snazzy slate coasters, Amazon’s handmade marketplace has tons of great gifts. See our Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Amazon Handmade Gifts.

Best Kitchen Gadget Gifts for Those Who Like to Indulge

From deep fryers and ice cream machines to gushing chocolate fountains, these are for the most decadent eaters on your list. See our Guilty Pleasure Kitchen Gadgets Gift Guide.

Gift-Worthy Spoons for Every Purpose

Know someone who likes precisely the right tool for every job? Get them a very specific spoon (or set of them) and they’ll be delighted! See our Gift Guide to All the Spoons You Never Knew You Needed.

The Best Slow Cookers to Give Every Person on Your List

From classic Crock-Pots to Instant Pots (they do more than pressure cook, you know), there’s a slow cooker out there for everyone. See our Gift Guide to Slow Cookers for Every Personality and Situation.

Gift Ideas for the Goth Kitchen

Happen to know a goth gourmand? Make them merry (or as close as they can get) with one of these perfect picks–black wrapping paper optional. See our Gifts for the Goth Gourmet.

For great edible gift ideas, see our gourmet food and drink gift guides too.

Related Video: The Best High End Kitchen Gifts for 2018

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