Update: Okay, so things aren’t very festive right now, that’s for sure. Perhaps that makes it even more important to spread a little cheer. With social distancing keeping most of us away from our friends and loved ones, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit this holiday post.
This post discusses gift ideas perfect for the special people in your life — perfect for bringing a smile to their face. From a distance of course!
Ellen De Generes ends the year by gifting her viewers amazing things over a period of 12 days. Truth be told, getting through 365 days is no joke. Having someone reward you with gifts for 12 days non-stop is beyond amazing. Part of the festive season is getting gifts, building snowmen and making merry.
Gift giving is an important part of human interaction since it helps strengthen bonds and build relationships. According to research, the giver is said to be the one who reaps more gains than even the receiver.
The kitchen is one of the most important parts of any home. Once in a while, it may be necessary to replace an appliance or change the whole out look of the kitchen. Let’s look at some of the gifts or ideas that will bring a smile on any kitchen lover.
Gifts for Coffee Lovers
Truth be told, nothing gets most people up and running than a cup of good ol’ Joe in the morning. Well, if your loved one is among this clique, then they will definitely appreciate this coffee appliance. For some, brewing coffee all day is one of their favorite hobbies; which is it still fine. But for a busy working person where time is a scarce resource, quickly fixing a cup of coffee in the morning is not a choice. Is that special person you want to get a gift for a breakfast person, then they will definitely beam with joy once they unwrap your gift.
Does your favorite coffee lover already have a coffee machine? How about a grinder so they can make even BETTER tasting coffee?
If your java lover likes variety, and already has a traditional coffee maker, consider giving them an upgrade with either an espresso machine, a cappuccino maker, or a pod coffee machine (which will let them choose a different kind of coffee with every single cup).
Cooking Gifts for the Home Chef
There’s no denying that one of the reasons we love our mothers so much is because of their culinary ability; chances of eating leftovers are minimal with these super women around. For this reason, there’s no need to worry about what to get them this Christmas. How about a set of quality cookware to replace the ones your mum has used since you were in diapers? New cook? Don’t forget to grab a cast iron skillet that gets better the more you use it.
Has your loved one been chopping cooking ingredients like a pro of late? Then they will be over the moon when you get them a set of ceramic knives! The beauty about such knives is that they last a long time without need for sharpening.
Home Bakers Need Love Too
Mothers love to bake; be it muffins, cookies and even bread. Nothing beats Sunday morning breakfast than an array of pastries made with love. Therefore, getting a person who loves baking a cake pan or stand will make them hug you in great appreciation. For bread lovers, gifting them a bread knife will not only make life easy for them but it will also ensure that every time they slice that bread, they have you in mind. How about a casserole bake ware to present their hours of culinary expertise?
Gifts for Breakfast Lovers (and Those Who Cook for Them)
In almost every kitchen, you will find rows upon rows of cereal and other breakfast item. Again, mornings especially on week days when there’s work or school to get to, make life easy is a welcome idea. Gifting a loved one with a cereal dispenser will ensure that they always enjoy their cereal fresh (and help keep things organized. How about making a gift basket with some of their favorite cereals along with a quality set of cereal bowls, nicely wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree for that special person in your life?
Need other ideas for those days when cooking breakfast but still not a lot of time? How about a new waffle maker or a breakfast sandwich maker? A crepe maker is also a nice idea for the cook who wants to expand their breakfast cooking repertoire.
Healthy Living Gift Ideas
After the festive season, most people will make resolutions come the New Year. Top on their lists will be losing weight and leading a healthy lifestyle. In anticipation of this, you can help your loved one kick start these lifestyle change goals by getting them appliances to help achieve this. Consuming fruits is a good way to eat healthy; therefore a bullet blender for making smoothies or juicer will be a welcome gift for many on your list.
Steaming food rather than going for fast foods is also a good way to embrace healthy living – which is made super easy with an electric food steamer or rice cooker with steamer functionality.
With the festive season just around the corner, you need not worry about what to get your loved one in regards to kitchen appliances. As much as they say it’s the thought that counts, it’s always good to accompany those thoughts with a package wrapped up in love and delivered with a smile!
By the way, if you are also shopping for a beloved “tech geek” you may want to check out our Electronic and Tech Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List post.
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Mary Kihoro, TopProducts Staff Writer