Ultimate treat: Top 20 Christmas Gifts 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means: it’s gift giving season! As much as we love Christmas, we know it can be a stressful time of year too. Everyone wants to make their family and friends feel special, but it can be hard to find the perfect gift when there are so many people to buy for. That’s why A Kitchen Advisor has put together a list of our Top 20 Christmas gifts 2020! Maybe you need something fancy for the family chef. Or maybe you need a gadget to help the person in your life who never has time to cook. Whatever it is, we have something for you. So read on and take the stress out of Christmas by reading more on the best gift ideas 2020!
This is the year’s number one hit product: in just one day on Amazon, it sold over 200,000 units! Instant Pots are pressure cookers and slow cookers all rolled into one, but that’s not all. DUO series comes with SEVEN functions, including a rice cooker and even a yogurt maker. If it is not enough for you, check DUO Plus series which has 9 functions. Ultra offers us the maximum quantity of functions – 10. We love it because it’s so versatile: one day you can use it to roast a chicken and the next day you can use it for a warming lentil soup. Try throwing in all your ingredients in the morning and letting the slow cooker run while you’re at work. There is no better feeling than coming home to the smell of dinner! Instant Pot is the perfect gift for the busy person in your life. (And if you’re interested in more details, check out our review. Also you can find a few instant pot recipes on our website including Oatmeal Porridge, Whole Roasted Chicken, Moroccan Lamb Tajine and many others).
A good stand mixer is indispensable for any serious chef! The KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer is our favorite one on the market. It is solid and reliable: if you treat someone special to this mixer, it will last them for years. And on top of that, it is without a doubt the most beautiful mixer around! It is sleek and stylish, and feels modern and retro at the same time. With 53 KitchenAid mixer colors to choose from, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste! Use it to whip cream, to knead the dough for a crusty loaf, and even to grind beef. (And if you still need convincing, check out our full review!). Also you can find a few KitchenAid Mixer recipes on our website including Easy Upside Down Apple Cake, Easy Pineapple Cake, Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and many others).
Coffee pods take all the mess and fuss out of making coffee. After you buy one, you will never have to clean another drip coffee maker again! Just stick the pod in and choose your size of coffee and presto! You have a delicious cup waiting for you. We highly recommend the Keurig K55 coffee maker. Compared to other brands, Keurig K55 coffee maker is very affordable, but it still delivers a delicious cup of joe. So help someone get out of bed in the morning by giving them the gift of coffee! Keurig coffee maker is your friendly, tasty and flavorful alarm clock.
Is there any better feeling than being woken by the smell of freshly baked bread? Bread makers take all the hassle out of homemade loaves. Just put all the ingredients in at night, set a time, and the bread will be waiting for you in the morning. The Zojirushi Virtuoso is one of the best bread makers and it’s our top pick for this year. It’s on the pricey side, but we think it’s worth it for all the features. It has a delay timer, so you can set what time you want your bread to be ready. And you can customize the settings for specialized products like gluten-free bread, so you get a perfect loaf every time. Our loaves are always golden brown and delicious when they come out of this machine. This is one for the bakers! (You can find a few bread machine recipes on our website including Halloween Pumpkin Bread, Herb Bread, Soft and Onion Bread and many others.)
Who can resist a good breakfast sandwich? We’ve found a product that will fry your egg, warm your meat, toast your bread and put it all together into a perfect sandwich! The Hamilton Beach Sandwich maker is perfect for people who have to rush in the mornings. You can make a wholesome and filling breakfast in under five minutes. What more do you need to know? Get online and buy it!
Full disclosure: I LOVE French fries. If they weren’t so unhealthy, I’d happily eat them for every meal. Well, that’s where the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer comes in! It can cook perfect fries with seventy percent less oil than a standard fryer. And it’s super versatile too. As well as cooking fries and hamburgers, you can bake, grill and roast in this neat little machine! Buy one for a friend, and take the “guilty” out of “guilty pleasures”!
We’ve all worried about plastic kettles. There’s something about boiling water in plastic that just feels wrong! The Ovente Glass Electric kettle is a cordless kettle that keeps plastic away from your water. It’s sturdy and BPA free, so there are no nasty chemicals in what you and your family drink. And it’s affordable too! It’s a great gift for anyone who needs an upgrade on an old kettle.
Teapots are perfect for Christmas. It’s the time of year when families gather together and you need a good large pot for serving drinks and keeping warm. The Spode Teapot will get you right in the Christmas spirit: it’s decorated with a lovely Christmas tree and has a candy cane handle. You’ll feel like you’re in an English manor!
Does this sound familiar? It’s Christmas day. You’ve put the turkey in the oven, squeezed the potatoes and the squash in too, but now you need to cook the pie and there is no oven space left! Those are the times when a toaster oven is your savior! You can use it for all the little tasks that won’t fit in your regular oven. But it’s not just for Christmas. For the rest of the year, toaster ovens are great for heating up a quick dinner or getting toast ready for the whole family. The Oster Digital Countertop Convection Toaster Oven is great for families: it has a six-slice capacity, so everyone gets fed quickly! This is an excellent and practical gift for family people.
Every cook needs a blender, and Ninja make the best. They are perfectly named: you won’t believe the power of a Ninja blender! They make short work of fruit, vegetables and even ice. Ninjas have blades that run from the base to the top of the blender, so they work quickly and make sure that your smoothie or your sauce is evenly mixed. We’ve been recommending this one to our friends for years! Anyone will thank you if they find this in their stocking!
Cuisinart is synonymous with quality products, and their panini maker is no exception. We love using ours for making a weekend lunch on the go. Brie and cranberry paninis have been mainstays in our diets for years! You can also use this as a healthy grill: when you cook meat, the fat runs down the grooves and collects in a drip tray so that you don’t have it in your dinner. Impress your friends (or let your friends impress you!) with homemade paninis that will look like they came from an elegant café.
Our favorite weekend treat is a chewy, crunchy, syrupy Belgian waffle! You’ll be surprised how easy it is with the Presto Waffle Maker: it spreads the batter evenly every time, and has a handy flipper to make sure the waffle always comes out golden and delicious. Your kids will love you for this one!
Here is a real classic. Wusthof have been making knives for hundreds of years, and this is another winner. This 8-inch chef’s knife is perfect for almost all kitchen tasks, whether it’s chopping herbs or steak. The stainless steel is incredibly robust. We’ve had a set of Wusthof knives for seven years. We’ve moved house with three times (we would never leave them behind!) and dropped them on the floor more times than we can remember. But they still don’t have a dent, and they still slice like a dream! This is a gift for the serious chef in your life. (And if you’re interested in more details, check out our review.)
Tealights are a staple in our household. They’re great for anything from relaxing baths to romantic dinners. When we saw these cute reindeer tealight holders, we fell in love! We couldn’t resist adding them to this list. Light up your home this Christmas with these beautiful metal tealight holders.
Tealights are wonderful, but what about people with young children, who don’t want open flames lurking around their house? We’ve found something for you too! These flameless candles give your house the warm lighting of real candles, without the hazard of real fire. They come with nice silver holders (they can be removed if you prefer your own holders) and a remote so you can adjust the brightness depending on your mood. Unlike real candles, these are also great for leaving in the windows when you go out. Let your neighbors see your Christmas spirit!
If you’re anything like us, you love to fill your whole home with Christmas! EVERYTHING in our house has to say CHRISTMAS at this time of year! That includes the tree in the sitting room, the lights in the garden, and, yes, the towels in the kitchen. We have found for the cutest Christmas kitchen towel and oven glove set, complete with images of a jolly Santa Claus. They’re super cheap too! We get ours out every year, and after you buy these, you will too.
No Christmas is complete without a stocking. It doesn’t matter where you hang it—on the mantelpiece, on the tree, at the foot of the bed—they are just part of the spirit of giving. These Aitey Christmas stockings are one of our favorites. They come in sets of three, with a cute reindeer, snowman or Santa Claus on each one. The colors are perfect, and just what you want in a stocking. Stockings aren’t just for kids! These ones will make anyone feel special!
You know by now that we like to fill our house with Christmas! So couldn’t finish this list without adding the tablecloth that will be in our dining room this year! We think the golden-cream color scheme is so classy! It makes everything feel warm and cozy, and the Christmas wreaths and ribbons complete the ideal design. It reminded us of A Christmas Carol, our favorite Christmas book!
One of my best Christmas memories is of the first time my Dad shared his Irish whiskey with me. With these stylish, handmade tumblers, you can create your own Christmas memories. They are made in the USA and have been getting a lot of attention on TV. And for good reason! Whatever your favorite Christmas tipple, it will look great at the bottom of this glass. And the real bullet embedded in the side is certainly a conversation starter! Maybe this is one for the man in your life!
We’ve reach the end of our list, but the last is certainly not least! When you or your family reach the end of a long Christmas day, you can roll up in the comfort of this luxury blanket. It’s lightweight and super soft, and it will keep you warm for as long as you need. It also comes in twelve different colors so you can pick one that’s just right. It’s the perfect gift for someone who likes to curl up on winter nights to watch a Christmas movie on Netflix. (And who doesn’t like that?)
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our best gift ideas 2020! Share the list with your friends (unless you need to keep a certain gift secret!) and comment if you have a great gift idea to share.