Kitchen Essential Holiday Gift Guide – Cookbooks and Must Have Gadgets

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All items listed from most to least expensive.

Bocchi-Contempo 30, Step Rim

All of Bocchi’s Fireclay sinks are made of 100% natural, organic, recyclable material that has been used by craftsmen for centuries to create timeless appliances. Fired in a kiln at a temperature of 2000°F, Fireclay becomes the most durable material used in today’s kitchens. All sinks are made with Super Smooth Surface technology, making it 19 times smoother than the regular glazed ceramic surfaces. This ensures good hygiene, while repelling impurities, unlike that of normal glazed ceramic surfaces. Pictured is the Contempo 30, Step Rim design.

$1,625  Buy now!

Primo Grill

Primo Grills is the perfect gift for the grill master in your life. With Primo’s extensive line of quality craftsmanship ceramic grills, find the perfect one for all of dad’s grilling and barbequing needs for the best grilling experience.

$1,000  Buy now!

Ice Bucket

Woodworking company Alabama Sawyer offers expertly crafted white oak and cherry ice buckets that can be used to chill your favorite white wine or house the perfect element to a cocktail. Our geometrically shaped ice buckets are made using timber sourced almost entirely from the urban forests of Alabama.

$300  Buy now!

FINEX Dutch Oven

FINEX Cast Iron Cookware – the team of Portland, Oregon-based perfectionists handcrafting modern American heirloom cast iron cookware – released a brand new 5 Qt. Dutch Oven! Made with FINEX’s signature octagonal design, speed-cool spring handles and organic flaxseed oil seasoning, this Dutch Oven delivers both premium performance and design and is made to last forever.

FINEX has also created a special gift set for the 2018 holiday season which includes the new Dutch Oven and FINEX’s Classic 10″ Cast Iron Skillet – the Dutch Oven’s accompanying lid fits both the Dutch Oven and 10” Skillet! ($395) For that special someone with a deep passion for cooking with cast iron, go all-in and purchase FINEX’s 12-Piece Cast Iron Set ($1,400). The investment into this treasured, handcrafted collection will certainly make your gift recipient prepared for any cast iron cooking challenge for parties large and small – that includes searing and grilling, cooking indoors and out, on the stove or in the oven – from meats to vegetables, breads to desserts.

$300.00  Buy now!

Braun MultiQuick MQ9037 Hand Blender (Quiet Mark Certified)

The revolutionary MultiQuick9 Hand Blender turns the toughest ingredients into the most delicious creations. The world’s first ACTIVEBlade technology incorporates a flexible shaft that moves the blade up and down. The result is a 250% more active cutting surface to work with, which produces 2 times finer blending. The patented POWERBell Plus features an extra milling blade to blend large pieces of food more easily. And Braun’s SmartSpeed technology lets you intuitively adjust blending power without stopping. With multiple attachments, including a blending wand, a whisk, a masher, a beaker and a 2-cup mini chopper,. The 700-watt MQ9 Handblender is the game-changing kitchen appliance that lets you effortlessly tackle the most challenging jobs. *U.S. Quiet Mark Awarded product.

This product is Quiet Mark certified, meaning it has won the seal of “quietest in its category.” Quiet Mark is an international awards program/third party product testing to give brands (such as Dyson, Panasonic and BMW) their coveted “quiet” seal of approval.

$149.95  Buy now!

Drinkmate™ Countertop

Drinkmate™ Spritzer. This handheld carbonated machine is the first on the market allowing consumers to easily and quickly carbonate ANY BEVERAGE from wine and spirits to water and juices. Adding a little sparkle with the Spritzer is the perfect way to spritz up a beverage at any gathering. Below you will find key features for Drinkmate:

– First portable carbonation system for ANY beverage – Easy to assemble with refillable CO₂ canister – Small and lightweight – No batteries or electricity needed – Eco-friendly, its reusable bottle system reduces bottle waste – Available in three modern colors: matte black, metallic red and pewter

$99.99  Buy now!

Nuni Toaster

Thanks to Nuni, the perfectly warmed tortilla is just 60 seconds away AND you can warm 6 at once for the whole crew!! This is a no-brainer!! With the popularity in tortillas vs. bread and the corn tortilla revolution with the gluten free diets, this appliance is now a must-have for all kitchen counters!

$99.00  Buy now!

Cleasnui Water Pitcher

A state of the art microfiltration system that completely removes particles from tap water as little as 0.2 micrometers. CLEANSUI also removes dissolved contaminants through Ion Exchange water treatment. This revolutionary technology will drastically improve the content and taste of your water for the best cup of coffee, soup, and miscellaneous types of meals.

$63  Buy now!

From The Earth

From the Earth is a celebration of approximately 50 unique and exotic heirloom vegetables and plants through the seasons. Some the author grows himself in his experimental home garden, while others come from suppliers he has developed close and lasting relationships with over his 15 years as executive chef at Quay restaurant in Sydney, Australia. The book includes full-color photography by Brett Stevens alongside botanical illustrations heroing each vegetable, as well as key information (family group; history and origin; traditional cooking uses; growing conditions; anecdotal stories; and why the author loves them!) and a recipe inspired by the vegetable.

The recipes range from very simple – about the cooking technique with little adornment – to more complex dishes that may feature at Peter’s restaurants Bennelong or Quay. All are approachable and achievable in the home kitchen. The key, always, is celebrating the organic beauty of the vegetables and allowing them to shine. In the chef’s words: ‘Simplicity is key, with a little bit of complexity thrown in’.

$60.00  Buy now!

Asobu Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Asobu combines a brewer and storage container in one system, streamlining the coffee-making process. Asobu is made from Tritan, a BPA-free plastic that won’t hold onto stale flavors. The double-walled, copper-insulated carafe is detachable, so you can take your joe to go—or store it and keep it cold for up to 24 hours. Below you will find key features for Asobu: 

– Materials: Stainless steel, Tritan BPA-free plastic, copper insulation – Care: Hand wash parts with warm soapy water, rinse well, and allow to air dry – Includes one clear Tritan brewer, one stainless steel mesh filter, one grip band with flow control button, one removable stainless steel insulated serving carafe with leak proof lid & instructions – Portable and lightweight design makes it easy to enjoy anywhere, at the office, in your home or camping – Double wall vacuum and copper insulated carafe keeps cold brew coffee fresh and cold for up to 24 hours – Reusable stainless-steel mesh filter – Features 32 oz. capacity stainless steel serving carafe with a leak proof lid – Giftable tube packaging – Made in China – Dimensions: 4.88″ diameter x 13″ – Weight: 2.8 lbs

$49.95  Buy now!

SUQAR: Desserts & Sweets from the Modern Middle East

SUQAR (which means ‘sugar’ in Arabic) shares the secrets of more than 100 sweet treats inspired by Middle Eastern flavors – ranging from puddings and pastries, to ice creams, cookies, cakes, confectionary, fruity desserts and drinks.

The traditional time to eat sweets in the Middle East is not after meals (when fruit is served) but at breakfast, with coffee in between meals or on religious holidays and special occasions. The repertoire of these dishes is vast and varied. In SUQAR, acclaimed chef Greg Malouf and writing partner Lucy Malouf share the best and most delectable sweet treats from the region (alongside some personal favorites and tried-and-tested creations from Greg’s restaurant kitchens). The recipes merge the spices, flavors and scents of Greg’s childhood with the influence of Greg’s training in the West to create dishes in Greg’s signature Modern Middle Eastern style.

$40.00  Buy now!

Shaker33 Cocktail Shaker

Cocktail Shakers – the Stainless Steel Shaker33. With its BPA-Free, stainless steel design, Shaker33 is revolutionizing the art of mixing drinks. Below you’ll find key features of Shaker33:

– Made of lightweight acrylic and finished in stainless steel – Shatterproof BPA-free Tritan™ plastic – 24 oz. large format to enable large cocktail batches to be mixed at once – Leak-proof featuring an easy-to-open, lockable lid with a Dual Flow strainer for a slow or quick pour – Low condensation- chills drinks, not hands – Non-slippery and one-handed mixing capability – Top rack dishwasher safe

$39.95  Buy now!

Tokimino Pottery and Ceramics

Minoyaki is a style of Japanese pottery that has lived for over 1300 hundred years, also covering more than half of all ceramics made in Japan today. Tokimino has brought together for you a carefully thought-out collection of minimally designed, but articulately textured and colored chinaware to accent your everyday table dishes. Despite its luxurious touch, these chinawares are shockingly affordable, making them a must-have household item but also an excellent gift.

$30-$50  Buy now!

Grace, Soul and Motherwit: A Cookbook Spiced with Personal Memories

Daphne Maxwell Reid (remember Fresh Prince of Bel Air?) has written a cookbook called “Grace, Soul and Motherwit: A Cookbook Spiced with Personal Memories.”

Grace: The prayer before a meal. Soul: Black tradition of emotional fervor and love. Mother Wit: Intuitive common sense by a traditional upbringing.  Growing up Daphne learned living skills like homemaking, manners, and common sense. In her new book, Daphne shares some of her favorite recipes and memories from friends and family.

$30.00  Buy now!

Pies & Tarts

This title features 100 pies and tarts, themed by size: individual tartlets and handheld pies, medium ones for lunch and dinner, and big, celebratory pies for larger gatherings. Sweet and savory recipes for every season, and ideas for super decorative pastry-work as popularized on Instagram. Separate recipes for doughs and crusts made with a variety of flours are also included.

$29.99  Buy now!

Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive

Eighty recipes support eight essential nutritional strategies to help you look and feel amazing. Remake your kitchen, your taste buds, your body, and your energy level with honest, transparent and easy-to-understand recipes. Core meal planning and preparation techniques from Ibrahim’s Facebook Live show save time, money and sanity. These forking delicious recipes make healthy eating simple and quick to table.

$29.99  Buy now!

The Beer Kitchen

In The Beer Kitchen award-winning beer expert Melissa Cole has combined two of her greatest passions: great brews and delicious food. Sharing over 70 incredible recipes Melissa expertly guides you through the gustatory pleasure of cooking with beer and what to drink with your creations. Starting with the ‘science bits’ you will discover the importance of taste and flavor, how to assess beer and pair to perfection. Then dive into the recipes, which include everything from delicious dips, flatbreads and pickles to show-off roasts, classic pies and inventive desserts. Feast on the exquisite Beer-brined Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Polenta or perhaps prepare the perfect Beer-Poached Chicken for Sunday lunch. For mid-week meals, for when you want something hearty but healthy, then dish up the creamy Celeriac Croquettes with Hefeweizen Sauce or the lighter but extremely tasty Warm Kale & Nduja Salad or, for ultimate indulgence, tuck into the Quick Chocolate Pots with Kriek-Soaked Cranberries.

With thorough advice on beer-types and flavor notes to beer and cheese pairing plus a helpful guide to tools and equipment and store cupboard essentials, The Beer Kitchen is a new, scientific and exciting approach to food that will change the way you cook and what you drink with it.

$29.99  Buy now!

The Modern Kitchen

Through 100 familiar objects, The Modern Kitchen maps the progress and development of this functional yet also wildly aspirational space. Why do the Le Creuset casserole dish and the wooden salad bowl exert such a cultural hold over us? Has the accumulation of electrical appliances led us to cook and eat differently?

As well as studying the individual objects that have had such a huge impact on the way we live now, The Modern Kitchen examines kitchen design, economics, and gender politics through a series of essays. Embodying notions about class, gender, wealth, and health, the home kitchen and its layout, set-up, and contents, remains a neat illustration of our beliefs, tastes, aesthetics, and aspirations – the portrait of our domestic lives.

$29.99  Buy now!

City Harvest: 100 Recipes from Great New York Restaurants

New York City’s hottest chefs present the ultimate gift that gives back—an exclusive collection of 100 delicious new recipes benefiting City Harvest, the renowned food-rescue organization that feeds over 1.2 million hungry New Yorkers every year. New York City is a restaurant town with a heart as big as its appetite. For its first-ever cookbook, City Harvest and a who’s who of New York’s top chefs and restaurateurs, including Dominique Ansel, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Humm, Anita Lo, François Payard, Marcus Samuelsson, Ivy Stark, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, collect 100 recipes from their world-famous menus, from stylish small plates to sophisticated entrées and decadent desserts to share with friends and family.

$26.89  Buy now!

Savino Connoisseur Wine Saving Carafe

Savino Connoisseur Wine Saving Carafe. Sure to be well received by any wine lover, Savino features an innovative float that seals users wine, preventing oxidation. With its elegant aesthetics, Savino is designed to maintain fresh wine for up to a week. Below you’ll find key features of Savino:

– Designed to maintain fresh wine for up to a week – Float rests on top of the wine preventing oxidation – Carafe and lid are made of high-quality flint glass – Plastic float is BPA free and is designed to very stringent dimensions – Lid with rubber seal prevents spills – Holds a standard bottle of wine (750 ML) – Fits in most refrigerators (10.5 inches tall) – Available in glass or plastic, for outdoor adventures

$24.95 – $49.95  Buy now!

DiamoTech 9.5” Fry Pan

DiamoTech’s 4 layer design enforces aluminum for uniform heat distribution, enabling home chefs to cook without oil, butter or grease. Below you’ll find key features of DiamoTech:

– Enforced Aluminum for Uniform Heat Distribution – Scratch & Abrasive Resistant – Cooks Food Evenly and Thoroughly – Goes from Stovetop to Oven – Ergonomic Handle: Stays Cool to the Touch – Non-Stick Ceramic Coating Infused with Diamotech – Oven Safe up to 500° – PTFE/PFOA/PFOS FREE – Dishwasher Safe – Free gifts: Tempered Glass Lid and Recipe Guide

$19.99 – $119.99  Buy now!

Triple Action Fruit and Veggie Wash Spray – 3 Pack

EatCleaner® – the only patented, all-natural line of food wash and wipes that’s lab-proven to be up to 99.9% more effective than water alone in removing surface pesticides, wax and the residue that can carry foodborne bacteria like E.coli, Salmonella and Listeria while keeping produce fresh up to 5x longer!

$19.99  Buy now!

Ayesha Curry’s Kitchen Herb Garden

This holiday season, you can give a gift that keeps on GROWING, because Ayesha Curry’s Kitchen Herb Garden is the ultimate present for not just your loved ones and your wallet, but for the Earth as well. Ayesha’s new eco-friendly and sustainable kit with Back to the Roots is perfect for anyone in the family! Get the family away from the screen and spend quality time growing your own indoor garden! Not to mention, the new kit is part of Back to the Root’s charitable Grow One, Give One program that donates grow kits to elementary schools across the US.

The Kitchen Herb ($19.99) garden is the brainchild of Ayesha Curry and the Back to the Roots team, and their mission is to “turn every kitchen windowsill in America into an organic garden.” And with the inclusion of Ayesha’s secret home recipes and complete care instructions, this all-in-one kit has everything you need to turn those seeds into salad!

$19.99  Buy now!

Chefs Eat Melts Too

Chefs Eat Melts Too is a celebration of that most enduring of comfort foods, the toasted sandwich – but taken to new heights by internationally renowned chef Darren Purchese. 

While crafting elaborate dessert and pastry confections by day, by night Darren secretly perfects the art of the toasted sandwich. In this book, he reveals 50 of his masterful creations: from the the perfect Maple Bacon, Pear & Camembert on Sourdough, to his Pulled Pork, Fennel Slaw & Chilli Mayo Sliders on Brioche Buns. He has also developed sweet recipes for the ultimate in comforting indulgence, such as Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil & Salt on Olive Bread, Apple, Vanilla & Lemon Parcels and Salted Caramel on Sourdough. For those wishing to take their toasties to truly cheffy heights, there are even recipes to make the condiments from scratch, including pear dressing, pickled onions & chutney, chilli caramelised onions, vanilla cherries and rose raspberries.

$19.99  Buy now!

Vegan Christmas

Vegans and vegetarians everywhere will have the best holiday period ever with Gaz Oakley’s fantastic alternatives to the traditional turkey and trimmings. Gaz is an expert in bold flavors and textures, so everyone can enjoy a spectacular centerpiece and amazing food throughout the festive season.Gaz talks you through the menus and the planning, from Christmas morning breakfast like Sweet Potato Waffles and Tofu Benedict, through to a show-stopping lunch with the likes of Ultimate Christmas Wellington, “Turkey” Roast and Festive Nut Roast Wreath served with all the trimmings: “No Pigs” in Blankets, Hasselback Potatoes and Fluffy Yorkshire Puddings – all rounded off with spectacular dairy-free desserts including Boozy Tiramisu and “Brioche” Bread and Butter Pudding. There are vegan versions of mince pies, Pavlova, and even a “cheese” board for after!

And it’s not just about the big day: Gaz offers a supreme spread of party food for when you’re celebrating with guests – Mini Sausage Rolls, Sticky BBQ “Ribs” and Arancini, among many others, plus ideas for leftovers including Christmas Curry and Gyros. Packed with suggestions for the festivities and advice on how to keep cool in the kitchen if you’re cooking on the big day, Vegan Christmas Cookbook offers every solution you’ll ever need for what to cook for vegans and vegetarians at Christmas.

$19.99  Buy now!

Uncommon Green

EVERY U.S. College Town map is now available on an etched 16 oz pint glass! The College Town Maps Glass collection features detailed street maps of iconic university towns. 

To order, please type and select your school or college town name above and select the number of glasses. Custom items are made-to-order, and take up to 3 business days to ship.  Designed and made with pride in the USA. And don’t forget to check if your college town is already available in our in-stock offerings!

$19.50  Buy now!

Sacred & Delicious: A Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook

Twenty years ago, Lisa Joy Mitchell was struggling in her corporate PR position because of health issues, including IBS, chronic pain, and insomnia. She hesitated to get on meds, having watched her parents suffer through multiple side effects, which led to a dependence on even more drugs. After a surgeon proposed surgery for a frozen shoulder, she instead chose a 5-day detoxification program at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, where Mitchell’s pain was reduced significantly. She began studying Ayurveda, India’s traditional medical system and approach to wellness. Mitchell found that embracing Ayurveda’s dietary recommendations made her feel better than ever, even as she approached middle-age.

This 280-page primer on India’s ancient dietary approach to wellness is a celebration of the sacred and healing power of food and a personal food memoir.  In Sacred & Delicious, Mitchell applies the Ayurvedic principles of balance to American-style cooking, offering 108 vegetarian dishes—most with vegan options and all but two of them gluten-free. She includes “clean” versions of American-style breads, pancakes, and desserts. Her forte, and focus, are easy-to-cook dishes that dazzle the senses so that someone new to a restrictive diet need not feel deprived of pleasure. Sacred & Delicious also includes traditional Ayurvedic healing foods—whole mung soup, split mung dal, and kitchari.

$18.73 Paperback; $9.93 Kindle  Buy now!


Glasstic® began creating innovative products that focus on reusability, recyclability, quality materials along with a relentless commitment to satisfy our customers in 2011. The Glasstic Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle is the first of its kind and we are the only water bottle company that we are aware of that guarantees its product with a FREE lifetime parts replacement…we do this to encourage reuse and conservation! Glasstic® combines the purity of glass with the durability and portability of plastic to create a sleek and highly functional product that has been positively reviewed 100s of times.

$14.99-$20.99  Buy now!

DishFish Dual Sponge

For those heroes of the holidays – the gracious (and very tired) hosts – there’s DishFish, “the tenacious new shape of clean.” DishFish dual-sided sponges and scrubbers are: 10x stronger, 6x more water absorbent and 2x more absorbent of grease and grime than the leading brand – Contain Exclusive PowerCell™ Technology that gently attack the toughest stains and messes without scratching sensitive surfaces –Are made with ForeverFresh Foam™ that achieves absolute “wipe dry” results with better-than cellulose absorbency 

Good Housekeeping “Tried + Tested” designation for: heavy duty non-scratch scrubbing powers –elimination of bad odor while inhibiting bacteria odor, mold and mildew –unique, stand-up, stay fresh & dry tail (designed to stand up to drain excess bacteria and water that no other sponge does)

$14.99 for a 4 pack  Buy now!


JavaSok stops condensation from ruining your day. No more cups wrapped in napkins to keep the sweat from dripping on your clothes, or to stop puddles and rings on your desk (or worse, someone else’s furniture), in your car cup holders, or anywhere else. JavaSok is the permanent solution to the condensation blues.

$9.99  Buy now!

Proud Grill

Proud Grill provides customers with innovative BBQ cleaners and accessories. We want to be admired by our Customers for safe, high quality products that make a difference in their grilling experience.

$6.99-$14.99  Buy now!

Funnel Your Energy

Place “funnel your energy” in the open neck of any recyclable water bottle, then pour powder product into funnel, shake and drink.

$6.97  Buy now!

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