It’s my birthday at the end of the month and the holidays just beyond that, so I’m thinking a lot about gifts! As a pottery shop owner and a kitchen lover, of course I love gifting things for the kitchen. Gift giving is so much fun for me. I try to enjoy my birthday in many ways, but honestly, it just kind of gets me excited to share gifts with others at the holidays.

teri and kitchen gifts

When I think about the kitchen, I like to think about those items that people may not splurge on themselves. I like to take it a step further, and think about those slightly elevated or specialty items that you end up using way more than you think.

Non Stick Pan

My go to kitchen gift is definitely a non stick pan. While some people might splurge on this, a lot of times I find that it is something people keep on the back burner (pun intended). People often have older pans or pans that might be too small. That’s why the 12 inch non stick frying pan is so amazing. Not only do these pans last way longer, they are also free of toxins. It’s a win win for everyone.

12 inch non stick kitchen gift

What’s great about this gift is that you can get it for a wide range of people. Whether someone is a beginner cook or a seasoned cook, they can always use a quality non stick pan. And while you can get cheap non stick, this is NOT the place to cut corners. It can mean a lot more toxins in your kitchen and in your food, and they never work as well or last as long. Made In’s non stick is a perfectly reasonable price that couldn’t be more worth it.

Carving Knife

A carving knife is another one of those kitchen gifts that isn’t something you use all the time, but when you need it, you are SO glad to have it. That’s why I think it is another perfect gift. What I love about this carving knife is its perfect size. Some carving knives can be overwhelming, and then result in uneven cuts.

made in carving knife

With this manageable 9 inch blade and beautiful yew wood handle, it allows you to carve turkeys, roasts, and prime rib or trim fat away from steak. Not to mention, it’s truly a stunning knife. As someone who loves to cook but is not the best at cutting, I rely on the best knives to help me get the best cuts. If you are gifting to someone who loves to host, this knife couldn’t be a more wonderful kitchen gift.

Beautiful Glassware

As a cook and a gal who loves to host, one of my favorite things is setting a gorgeous table. To do so, you cannot forget the glassware. I think it’s often an overlooked item in the kitchen, but in fact, it is so lovely to have some beautiful drinking glasses to enjoy whether you are hosting or not.

water glasses

One of my favorites to gift is a set of Drinking Glasses. They are absolutely stunning and versatile. You can use it for water glasses, but it’s also perfect for Iced Tea or even a Manhattan. These glasses can elevate a party but they can also elevate a simple happy hour drink. These are a less expensive way to really modernize your (or your loved one’s) table.

Why I Love Kitchen Gifts

These are just a few of my favorites to gift others. I think you cannot go wrong with any of these three, but if you continue searching, try to think one step beyond the everyday items. Think about the “every few weeks” or “every month” items. That’s my barometer to decide if it’s worthwhile to have in the kitchen. If you are going to use the gift a handful of times a year, to me, it’s totally worth it.

Let me know in the comments what gifts you buy for your loved ones! I love to hear what everyone gets for one another. Or, if you have any kitchen gift giving tips to share, don’t hesitate to do so. Happy shopping!