Best Kitchen Appliance Gifts for Christmas 2018

Small kitchen appliances are fun and useful gifts, whether you're shopping for the busy chef who needs help making meal prep easy, or you're shopping for the foodie searching for the hottest kitchen gadget. Perhaps your giftee has had his or her eye on something for months, or you have no idea what to get them. Maybe you're buying for someone who moved into a new apartment, or perhaps there's a loved one in need of an appliance update. A good starting point is figuring out what they really need. No matter what, these small appliances are sure to please this holiday season.

Stand Mixer

A stand mixer that does it all is a baking enthusiast’s dream. Top brands like KitchenAid, Hamilton Beach, and Cuisinart offer stand mixers in beautiful colors. Not only are the mixing bowls capable of holding anywhere from 5 to 7 quarts, interchangeable attachments make these appliances up for any task from whisking and kneading to pasta-making and spiralizing.


Give the gift of the perfect smoothie with a blender or blender set. Look for heavy-duty blenders with multiple options such as food processor attachments, personal blender cups, and a traditional blender attachment. Rely on proven brands like Ninja and BlendTec to deliver the best quality for what you pay.

Immersion Blender

For the cook who likes to puree and blend their way to the perfect bisque, sauce, or dressing, an immersion blender is ideal. With this handheld gadget, the chef on your list will be able to minimize mess. Brands like Waring and Hamilton Beach even make immersion blenders with different attachments to aid your giftee with mixing as well as blending.

Waffle Maker

Help the breakfast lover on your list get even more enthusiastic about the first meal of the day. With a waffle maker, they can better their breakfast with a fluffy, homemade Belgian. Check out brands like Cuisinart and Waring for different styles that include settings to ensure the perfect waffle every time.

Coffee Maker

For your someone who enjoys a cup of joe in the morning, a coffee maker is the perfect gift. With single-serve models like Keurig, or traditional drip coffee makers by KitchenAid and Hamilton Beach, your coffee lover will look no further than their own kitchen for the perfect cup. For the java pro that wants it all, consider a system like the Ninja Coffee Bar that is complete with multiple drink settings, a milk frother, and everything else needed to style his or her coffee just so.

Espresso Machine

Allow the coffee lover in your life to enjoy the perfect shot, cappuccino, or latte without leaving their home. An espresso machine is a fun and useful gift for the barista trying to perfect his or her craft. Opt for brands like Breville, which offer sleek colors and metallic finishes. Many machines also come with all the gadgets found in a coffee shop.

Slow Cooker

Give the gift of meals that cook themselves. For the busy person who still wants a great meal at the end of a long day, a slow cooker is ideal. Brands like KitchenAid, Crock Pot, and Hamilton Beach offer slow cookers in various sizes with multiple heat and time settings. A 6-quart slow cooker is typically large enough to accommodate most meals, and some brands offer sets that include thermometers and dip warmers.

Wine Cooler

Know a sommelier or a wine connoisseur? A wine cooler will help keep a healthy collection of vino at the perfect temperature and ready for tasting any time. Try SPT or Edgestar for wine coolers, which hold 12 to 32 bottles.

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