Best Christmas Gifts for People with Under-equipped Kitchens

It is this time of year once again! You want to choose a gift that your friend will actually use, but you have no idea what to buy. Again. Okay, so what now? Choosing a suitable Christmas gift can be a serious problem, especially if you don’t know the other person that much.

Don’t you worry, you aren’t the only one facing this problem. In a second, you’ll learn what the best Christmas gifts for people with kitchens that seem to lack a certain charm are. Let’s go!

Ice Cream Maker

Are there any kids in your friend’s house, or does he or she have a sweet tooth? If the answer to either one of these questions is yes, then an ice cream maker is a no brainer. Let’s be honest: who, after a long day at work, wouldn’t want to have some ice cream? What if there was no need even to leave your home? Hopefully, your giftee will know how to stop herself from eating too much ice cream!

Pressure Cooker

Is your friend busy? I mean, who isn’t these days. We all have an almost never-ending list of responsibilities. It means that we have a limited amount of time that we can spend on cooking. Food cooked this way will retain more nutrients than when boiled or steamed. Given the fact that most of us don’t eat enough vitamins and minerals, it might truly be a godsend.

Induction Stove

Okay, this one is an extraordinary idea if your giftee is a person that you really care about. Not saying that an induction stove is a bad idea for a gift if you have just met someone, but… maybe you could try finding something different?

Although the initial cost of the best induction stoves is quite high, induction stoves are more energy-efficient than electric stoves, which means that this long-term investment will save some money in the future. Also, you won’t turn your room into a full-blown sauna, when cooking during a particularly scorching summer.


We never focus on getting enough nutrients until we are faced with some health issues. Why not surprise our bodies and show them that we care, by eating more fruits? Yeah, I know, people don’t have time to eat fruits – they have more responsible tasks to do, like taxes, or calculating your mortgage. One way of dealing with this problem is to use a blender so that you’d be able to drink your daily dose of vitamins anywhere.

By gifting someone this kitchen appliance, you’ll show that you care about their health. And that’s a sign of true friendship.


No matter how much you love grilling, the sad reality is that, depending on where you live, it might not be possible for a significant part of the year. If this itch really needs scratching, your best bet might be to purchase a griddle.

It’s not the same as the real grill, but sometimes we have to accept that the ersatz is all that we can get. If your friend feels this yearning as well, your gift could put a smile on her face, and a tasty burger inside her stomach. And there are not many things that could compare with that.


If you’re not a chef with extensive experience, you might be surprised by the number of different types of knives. Most of us own several knives, but if someone likes to experiment in the kitchen, making new dishes every day, then the more, the merrier.

Before you choose your gift, it’s best to do a subtle reconnaissance beforehand to know what exactly might come in handy. If you’d prefer to buy a gift that will make the life of your friend much easier, then this is a particularly good idea.

Dish Towels

Not many of us find themselves dreaming about the dish towels they can’t wait to buy, but it doesn’t mean that they are not needed in the kitchen. Yeah, we all have that one friend who uses whatever piece of material is nearby instead of a dish towel, and it kind of works, except for some reason all his clothes have weird stains on them.

Not really a gift that will win you their undying gratitude, but a great idea nonetheless.

Pasta Machine

Do you love pasta? Well, they say that true love can never die, but what if, for some reason, you’ll wake up one day only to find out that all the pasta in the world was banned? Although it is not a very likely scenario, I’m fairly certain that some people are absolutely terrified right now.

Sorry. Luckily, if your kitchen is equipped with a pasta machine, no pasta ban, nor zombie apocalypse will deprive you of a steady supply of pasta. And that is one less thing to worry about.

Now choose!

Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll have a general idea of what you might buy your friend for Christmas. It doesn’t have to be something extremely costly – your friend will appreciate your present no matter what! Or, at least, she will show that she appreciates it.

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