Happy Day After Thanksgiving! Before you go out shopping, I’ve got a special surprise for you!
The Ambitious Kitchen Gift Guide 2016: For the Cook & Baker is here just in time for Black Friday. I’m ridiculously excited about it and hope you are too.
All of the items you see below were hand picked by yours truly (and Rose). This year I chose gifts that would be put to good use over the years. I tried to vary between different price points, but also made sure to select high quality items that would last a lifetime.
This is the first gift guide of a few coming this year. So be sure to keep checking back on the blog over the weeks for more gift ideas.. Now let’s get shopping…
1.) KitchenAid Copper Stand Mixer: A gorgeous copper cladding elevates the kitchen presence of the classic KitchenAid stand mixer, a favorite for the home cook and baker. $559
2.) Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron: A beautiful cast iron Le Creuset with various colors to choose from. Well worth the investment and will last a lifetime. $285
3.) Donut Pan: Who doesn’t love donuts? For those who love to bake! $10
4.) 10 inch Cast Iron Skillet: The perfect cast iron skillet that can be used for baking, frying and grilling! $25
5.) Instant Pot: This instant pot can DO EVERYTHING! From cooking frozen chicken breasts in 20 minutes to making soup in a matter of minutes. $49
6.) Vitamix Professional Copper Blender: Make nut butters, smoothies, soups and so much more in your Vitamix. Plenty of colors available but I adore this copper version. $599
7.) Copper Vintage Coffee Grinder: Slow brew coffee connoisseurs will love this retro-chic copper coffee mill. Featuring adjustable settings, this manual burr grinder does not heat coffee beans like an electric grinder, and it’s easier to clean and much less noisy. Plus, it looks great on the countertop! $20
8.) Small Serving Platter: Gorgeous serving platter with turquoise and hints of bronze gold. A decorative piece that anyone would love. $78
9.) Copper Measuring Cups and Spoons: We’re still going copper strong. You’ll get all the measuring cups and spoons you need with this beautiful set $65 Cheaper measuring cups here and measuring spoons here.
10.) Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes: Lexi’s book is full of delicious paleo-friendly recipes! If you’re into paleo or are gluten free, this cookbook is for you! $20
11.) 8-Piece Glaze Dinnerware Set: 4 plates and 4 bowls in a unique beautiful reactive glaze finish. $79
12.) Mini Waffle Maker: Have a little one who loves to help cook breakfast? Or perhaps know someone in college who loves brunch? This mini waffle maker is the answer! Available in pink & turquoise. $18
13.) Stovetop Popcorn Popper: Who doesn’t love stove popped popcorn. Just add your favorite oil (I like coconut oil!) and popcorn kernels, and in a few minutes you have a tasty, healthy snack! $25
14.) Cuisinart 9 Cup Food Processor: The best food processor out there. I have one and use it almost every day. Well worth the investment and a perfect gift for someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. $120
15.) ZWILLING ® J.A. HENCKELS Pro 7-piece knife set: Okay guys, I LOVE THESE KNIVES. They are by far my favorite that I’ve tried. The quality is amazing and would be the perfect gift for anyone who needs an upgrade. $300
16.) Copper 10 piece pots & pans: What’s better than a new pot and pan set for someone who loves to cook? Not much. These copper pots and pans will last a lifetime. $500
17.) Pineapple Marble Cheese Board: I really couldn’t get over how adorable this pineapple cheese board is. Perfect to display in the kitchen. $68
18.) Anthropologie Serving Bowl: This handpainted stoneware bowl is stunning and would be the perfect addition to anyone’s kitchen. Use it as a fruit bowl or serve pasta and salads in it! $78
19.) SkinnyTaste Fast & Slow Cookbook: SkinnyTaste can do no wrong in my eyes. I love her healthy recipes & cookbook so much — can’t recommend it enough! $18
20.) Anthropologie Teapot: This teapot is simply beautiful and would make the best gift for avid tea drinkers, grandma’s or your aunts. $68
21.) Birch Benders Protein Pancake Mix: My favorite protein pancake mix that I’ve tried so far. Makes delicious fluffy pancakes that are packed with protein. $19 for a 3 pack
22.) Copper Salt Mill: We just got these salt and pepper mills for our new home. They add such a nice touch to the rest of the kitchen and we love showing them off! $30
23.) Copper Pepper Mill: Here’s the pepper version! Yes, they come filled. $30
24.) Cute Cat Apron: Know someone who likes cats and baking? This apron is for them. $34
25.) Anthropologie Vintage Flatware: A forever favorite. This flatware is awesome for those who appreciate vintage and unique silverware, or for bloggers looking to take delicious food photos with flatware that adds character. $36