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Gift Guide for the Home Cook, Baker & Entertainer

Wonderful gifts that are perfect for the home cook, baker & entertainer in your life. Whether your brother is an aspiring baker or your best friend is filling her new apartment, these gifts are great for warming any home or kitchen!

This gift guide is probably the most Ambitious Kitchen of them all — everything you need for the home cooks, bakers and entertainers. You guys know I love to do all three, so I curated the best of the best in home & kitchen goods plus some fun accessories along the way.

Many of these have been staples in my home for years and I use them day-in and day-out. You’ll find my go-to stand mixer and cute pie pans for baking, an all natural house cleaner to fall in love with, and so much more. They make great gifts for family members, couples, and even friends that recently moved. Hello, housewarming!

I hope you guys love these home & kitchen favorites and that they make the perfect gift for people on your list. Enjoy, xoxo!

collage of gifts for home cooks, bakers and entertainers

1. 8-Piece Bakeware Set $59 for the aspiring bakers in your life — this 8-piece set has everything they’ll need to get baking all winter long.

2. Electric Wine Opener $21 because every home needs an easy-to-use wine opener. Your fun aunt, mom, sibling or friend will love using this when they’re hosting.

3. Sonder LA Reversible Cutting Board $49 this handmade, reversible wooden cutting board is perfect for making gorgeous charcuterie boards or just having a solid place to chop ingredients. The entertainers and home cooks on your list will love this one.

4. Set of Cheese Knives $24 hello, gorgeous set of cheese knives! A must-have for entertaining and the gold is absolutely gorgeous.

5. Glass Oil Bottle with Gold Stopper $6 this simple oil bottle will add a beautiful touch to anyone’s kitchen and is super convenient to have on-hand while they’re cooking.

6. Dessert or Cake Stand $29 this beautiful wooden cake stand looks fancy with a glass dome that’s perfect for showing off desserts or using for fresh fruits. Get this for someone who loves to bake! Donut tower, anyone?

7. Agate Coasters $16 gorgeous agate & marble coasters that will look super elegant on anyone’s counter or coffee table. The perfect host/hostess or housewarming gift!

8. 6-Quart Slow Cooker $30 if anyone on your list is still in need of a slow cooker, now is the perfect time! We use ours weekly to make everything from delicious soups to fun appetizers like this. They’ll use this for years and years.

9. Customizable Doormat $62 personalize this fun doormat to make anyone’s house feel like a home! You can write anything from a family name to a little quote that they’ll love coming home to.

10. Glass Food Storage Containers $24 this 18-piece glass meal prep container set comes with tons of different sizes that they’ll use every single day. The perfect gift for new homeowners or your friend who loves her weekly meal prep!

11. Set of 4 Wine Glasses $38 swooning over these pretty wine glasses! The gold rim makes them a little extra special and anyone on your list will love entertaining with these.

12. KitchenAid Hand Mixer $54 a cookie season must-have for all of the bakers in your life. This amazing hand mixer comes in 8 great colors to fit anyone’s personality.

13. Healthier Together Cookbook $12 my friend Liz created over 100 delicious, super nourishing recipes for this gorgeous book that are great for couples, meal prepping for one, or making for the family.

14. Floral Spatula $10 she’ll love this super cute spatula for all of her cooking & baking needs and it makes a great stocking stuffer.

15. Single Serve Keurig $89 how cute is this single serve keurig coffee maker?? The perfect gift to warm a friend’s apartment or for a coffee-loving family member.

16. Harry Potter Cookie Cutter Kit $24 how cute are these HP cookie cutters?? The best stocking stuffer for that person on your list (you’ll truly make their day).

17. Branch Basics Starter Kit $59 I’ve completely switched over to all-natural house cleaners thanks to Branch Basics and have loved sharing this kit with friends & family. The starter kit has everything you need to start going non-toxic in your home and makes the perfect gift. Use the code ‘ak’ for 15% off and see how I use the products with essential oils here!

18. Electric Milk Frother & Steamer $48 the coffee lover in your life will use this easy milk frother and steamer literally every morning. Way better than a Starbucks gift card for their fav homemade lattes and hot drinks.

19. Whirlypop Popcorn Popper $48 the ultimate gift for snack lovers (like Tony & me). Pair this with their favorite movie for the perfect night in.

20. Customizable Pie Pans $70 customize a beautiful pie pan with a family recipe etched right in! With this super thoughtful gift you can send in a written recipe to have it printed right onto the pan. Perfect for your mom or dad who wants to preserve old recipes that have been passed down.

21. Silicone Muffin Pan $13 new bakers and pros will use this easy-to-clean silicone muffin pan all the time. It’s non stick so they won’t need to throw away tons of muffin liners as they bake!

22. Anthropologie Pie Dish $42 the pictured dish is out of stock but I linked another gorgeous pie dish! A wonderful host/hostess gift or gift for mom during the holiday season where they can share their latest pie creation.

23. Stasher Bags $12 I switched over from plastic ziploc bags to reusable Stasher Bags over a year ago and still use them all day, every day. They make an amazing, eco friendly gift that people will love and are easy to use + washable and freezer-friendly

24. Material Kitchen Knife Set $115 I absolutely love the knife utensil blocks from Material Kitchen. They have a beautiful design and work like a super fancy set. Customize your gift with either The Knives, The Fundamentals, or The Iconics, add The Sharpener to your cart and use code ‘AMBITIOUS’ to get the sharpener for free when you buy one of the sets!

25. Mini Waffle Maker $10 the cutest little waffle maker for weekend brunches this season. Send your friend or family member my grandma’s incredible buttermilk waffle recipe to go with!

26. Material Kitchen Copper Pan Set $250 I just started using this set and am IN LOVE with the quality. You get a copper sauce pot and can choose 2 more great pans to make a full set that’s an amazing gift.

27. KitchenAid Stand Mixer $279 all of the cooks & bakers in your life will LOVE their very own stand mixer. I’ve had mine for many years and use it all year round for tons of recipes. It comes in over 20 colors and plenty of attachments for anything you’re cooking or baking!

28. KitchenAid Flour Sifter + Scale Attachment $118 this super easy sifts + scale attachment fits right onto your KitchenAid Stand Mixer and makes the perfect gift for bakers! Perfect to get the most accurate measurements.

29. Brass Wine Rack $38 add a little elegance to anyone’s kitchen with a simple, pretty wine rack. It’s one of those gifts that they never thought they needed until they had it!

30. Olive Wood Salad Servers $30 absolutely gorgeous salad servers that make a wonderful host/hostess gift. Might just be adding these to my personal list…


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