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AK Gift Guide 2017: For the Home Cook & Entertainer

This gift guide has 30 amazing picks that are perfect for the home cook & entertainer in your life. Cook and entertain in style with these fun gifts!

Hi guys! We made it over the hump, and are almost to Friday. It has been a super productive week over here at AK HQ as we gear up for….#AKCookieWeek2017. SO PUMPED. Until then, I’m sharing another set of amazing gifts for your holiday shopping adventures. These ones are for the home cook & entertainer in your life, and I’m SO excited to share these goods.

As someone who is the home cook, I put together some of my absolute go-to’s that I use daily for my recipe creations. With a mix of kitchen gadgets, incredible cookbooks, and some fun serving-ware (omg check out #15) these are gifts that will last in the kitchen for years.

You know what to do – scroll on through and pick out some favs! Your friend with the upcoming holiday party will thank you for it. Enjoy!

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1. Love & Lemons Cookbook: One of my fav vegetarian cookbooks with over 100 delicious recipes. The recipes are organized by ingredient so that you can use whatever you have on hand! $24

2. Inspiralizer: If your friend or loved one doesn’t have this yet…it’s time! I’ll be spiralizing veggies all winter long for lightened-up comfort foods. $35

3. Refinery Cheese Board: The cutest cheese board with a space to write out each type of cheese with chalk. A definite conversation starter (and party companion). $18

4. KitchenAid Hand Blender: Love this easy-to-use tool for blending up soups – no need to transfer from pot to blender! $40

5. Ninja Blender: The perfect gift for your smoothie-loving friend. This baby blends everything up in seconds. $89

6. Williams Sonoma Bakeware Set: Does your loved one need refresh on pans & muffin tins? Get him / her all of the baking essentials in one place. $71

7. Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet: The absolute best skillet for one-pan meals, stir-frys, and everything in-between. This one comes in 15 awesome colors to match any kitchen (or personality!) $165

8. KitchenAid Stand Mixer: ‘Tis the season for cookies, and your the baker in your life needs one of these. Choose from one of 11 colors that he / she will love. $250

9. Anthropologie Oana Cocktail Shaker: Say “cheers” with this gorgeous, gold cocktail shaker. It even has recipes to follow right on the side! $48

10. Rabbit Electric Corkscrew: Wine-lovers rejoice – this easy, electric corkscrew takes the work out of opening your favorite bottles. $49

11. Pastel Measuring Spoons: Fun pastel + gold measuring spoons to add a pop of flair to anyone’s kitchen. What’s cooking without cute utensils? $28

12. Wine Glass Set: Tony and I got these wine glasses for our wedding and are in LOVE with them. So unique and sophisticated for anyone on your list. $14

13. Dish Towel Set: Super cute patterned dish towels to jazz up the kitchen. Might not make doing the dishes more fun but will make it more stylish! $20

14. Bodum French Press: The perfect french press for the coffee-lovers in your life. This one comes in two great colors and two different sizes. $40

15. Mustache Beer Glasses: That’s right, Mustache. Beer Glasses. I’m obsessed – anyone and everyone needs these! $44 

16. Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker: Because waffles are a breakfast (lunch AND dinner) necessity – give the gift of a go-to waffle iron to use for years to come. $60

17. Gold Mixing Bowl Set: Love the gold in these fun mixing bowls, and who doesn’t need an update of their set? $22

18. ‘Hello, It’s Me’ Doormat: This doormat is entryway #GOALS. The best welcome home ever! $45

19. ‘Don’t Mind if I Do’ Serving Platter: Watch guests devour a latest creation on this amazing marble platter. The perfect gift for the hostess with the mostest! $118

20. White Marble & Gold Coasters: The best coasters for entertaining a living room. I love the simple marble + gold combo on these. $29

21. Pure Delicious Cookbook: My girl Heather Christo has 150 amazing recipes that are both allergy-friendly and perfect for entertaining. Wait until you check out this photography! $20

22. Cookie Dough Scoop: For the cookie-lovers – I use this scoop with all of my cookie recipes! It makes cookie baking a breeze. $14

23. Cuisinart Food Processor: The most convenient way to blend up nuts (and everything) for homemade milks, butters and snacks. My absolute go-to in so many recipes. $68

24. Instant Pot: Get on the Instant Pot train and get ready to cook up some deliciousness. Did you know that this can replace a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and 6 more kitchen tools?!  $119

25. OXO Avocado Cutter: This little guy splits, pits and slices avocados…absolutely genius and the perfect stocking stuffer. $9

26. Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven: For your loved one who’s feeding a family (or just loves one-pot meals) – this go-to dutch oven is amazing.  $70

27. Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap & Lotion: Every hand soap needs a lotion duo. Mrs. Meyer’s smells amazing, is earth friendly, and super gentle on skin. $19

28. Personalized Cutting Board: Add a personal touch to this gorgeous, handmade cutting board. A kitchen essential that’s great for new homeowners and newlyweds! $36

29. Donut Pan: Your friends can finally make my Baked Sweet Potato Donuts with the perfect donut pan! Brunch, anyone? $13

30. Wooden Spoon Set: A fabulous set of 4 spoons + spatulas to use anytime you’re in the kitchen. These ones are just as gorgeous as they are helpful for your cooking adventures. $64

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