Your Kitchen’s Holiday Wish List

Jessica DeMilt

7 Must-Have Gadgets for the Holiday Season

Associate Disclosure: We’ve made this list and checked it twice (maybe a few more times) and we hope you love all of these kitchen gadgets! But we also have to let you know that we’ll be compensated if you buy anything using the links in this article. These prices are accurate, and these items are in stock at the time of this publication. Happy holidays!

They say there’s no place like home for the holidays, but what if your home isn’t ready for the holidays? That’s okay! You still have plenty of time to show your family just how freaking festive you can be, alright? And if you want to do more than the cliché wreaths and garland, then it’s time to take things to the kitchen. This year, you’re not just going to cook the best holiday food—you’re going to do it with the most festive kitchen gear. Check out these holiday-friendly gadgets that will add festivity and function to your space. 

1. Get the Tools of the Trade – $44.99

You can’t cook if you don’t have the right tools (and even then, you still might not be able to cook.but at least you’re trying!), which is why you should start with this fabulous collection of cooking utensils. This 38-piece set from Preferred Housewares International includes 3 spatulas, 5 measuring cups, 5 measuring spoons, kitchen shears, a serving spoon, a pizza cutter, a cheese grater, and many other pieces you’ll need to whip up tasty treats for your guests all holiday season. The red and silver design will also add some holiday cheer to your kitchen!

Available in red or black.

2. Pop Up Some Adorable Pastries – $11.03

Cake pops are so adorable, they’re almost disgusting. Luckily, they’re also delicious, so that brings them back to just plain adorable. You don’t have to take your holiday guests to that overpriced coffee shop for cake pops—you can make your own at home with this mini cake pop maker from Babycakes! With this bad boy in your kitchen, you’ll be able to whip up tasty and adorable desserts for your guests to enjoy throughout the day or after a holiday meal. Decorate your cake pops to look like snowballs, Christmas ornaments, reindeer, or anything else you can think of—you’re only limited by your imagination (and how much time you’re willing to put into this. You have a lot of other stuff to worry about.). This is also a great way to try a bunch of different cakes instead of committing to just one dessert for your holiday meal, because who doesn’t love variety? 

Available in 9-pop or 12-pop size. Price applies to 9-pop size at time of publishing. They also sell them in multiple packs, so if you’re still looking for gifts…you’re welcome.

3. Go For the Mold – $12.99

Everyone is always so focused on Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner that they forget about the other meals of the day. But if you’re having guests stay at your house this holiday season, then you’ll also be responsible for making sure they have a tasty and nutritious breakfast in the morning. So why not also make it festive? These egg molds from WGZOJOPD can take regular boring eggs and turn them into stars, hearts, Christmas trees, and a number of other fun shapes. You can also use these molds for pancakes, desserts, and any other food that can be sculpted (which are always the most delicious). You’re also sure to use these molds all year long whenever you’re bored and just want to have some fun with your food. Which is totally fine, I’m not here to judge you.

4. Upgrade Your Cookbook Stand – $8.99

Okay, let’s be real: you probably don’t even have a cookbook stand. Because you don’t need one. All you need is this phone/tablet stand from OMOTON. Even the best home cooks rely on recipes to help them create the perfect dishes when they’re hosting a holiday meal. So even though you’re probably not one of the best home cooks (or maybe you are, what do I know? I’m probably just projecting), this stand can help you on your quest to making a holiday meal that will impress your loved ones. Find all of the recipes you need and then keep them on full display while you’re cooking up a storm. Propping up your phone or tablet will also keep it away from the dangers of the countertop.

Available in 5 colors. We recommend red because it’s the most festive. Duh!

5. Make Literal Christmas Cookies – $18.99

I thought rolling pins were all the same. I mean, of course, some are longer than others, but other than that, they’re all the same—right? Wrong. Look at this rolling pin. It has reindeer and Christmas trees on it. And when you use it, it puts those magical holiday images on your cookies. Your relatives are going to think you’re some sort of cookie magician. But they don’t have to know that you’re using this engraved embossing rolling pin from Rakia—unless you want to show it off, because it will also act as a fun holiday decoration for your kitchen! It comes with 3 cookie cutters, so you’ll have everything you need for perfect Christmas cookies (except for the actual ingredients…that’s on you). 

6. Become a Mixologist – $67.99

Okay, this one might be a bit of a splurge—but look at it. It’s so beautiful! Not only is this cocktail shaker set from Mixology & Craft perfect for your upcoming holiday celebrations, it will also be useful for all other celebrations you have throughout the year. This 10-piece set includes everything you need to craft amazing cocktails (again, other than the actual ingredients, but you need to do some of the work here), including a 20 oz. cocktail shaker, muddler, mixing spoon, ice tongs, and more.

Available in 4 colors, but the copper is my favorite.

7. Say Cheese! – $54.99

Oh you fancy, huh? That’s what your loved ones will be thinking when they see this stunning charcuterie platter from Bambüsi. Serving meats, cheeses, crackers, and fruit is a great way to keep all of your guests busy while you’re cooking the main meal, and what better way to serve these tasty treats than with a gorgeous platter? There are scooped edges, which are perfect for crackers and meats. Cheeses, fruit, and other snacks can be displayed on top. Along with providing the perfect space for all of your finger foods, this platter also features a hidden drawer that holds 4 cheese knives. Your guests will be so impressed by this platter that they might even forget about the main course!