Holiday Gift Ideas for the Kitchen


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones! We certainly did! Our family tradition is to spend the week in Florida with family. While we always have a wonderful time, the only downside to the travel is that I feel instantly behind with my Christmas to-do list when I come home. After two days of driving home in horrible traffic, we barely get the suitcases unpacked before we start pulling out the Christmas decorations. If you travel for Thanksgiving too, then I’m sure you can relate. Nevertheless, the season of giving is upon us! With that in mind, I’m going to boldly step into the new month with my very first holiday shopping guide for the kitchen. There are no affiliate links here - just pure goodness. If you’ve still got lots of shopping on your “to-do” list, I hope that this will help.

My initial intent was to create a luxury gift guide with items related to the kitchen for hostess gifts, as well as family gifts. However, with so many of you dreaming of your future kitchen or perhaps, already living in it, you might find some items to add to your personal wish list as well! Notice that there are no appliances on this list?!! That’s right, this list is about beautiful gifts for those individuals in your life who appreciate pretty details in every room of the home - especially the kitchen!

So let’s jump into it!

  1. Antler Barware. $215 for the set of three. Also available individually. From one of my favorite local Atlanta gift shops (with an excellent website), B.D. Jeffries.

  2. LAFCO Celery Thyme Dining Room Candle. $65. 16oz soy-based candle, 90 hours burn time. Bixby & Ball.

  3. Vietri Modello Small Casserole Dish. $90. Small enough to be versatile or used as a serving dish. Anyone who loves blue would be happy to add this to their collection. 10.25” diameter x 3.75” high. One Kings Lane.

  4. Coco Beaded Napkin Rings. $15 each. I never buy this sort of thing for myself, but always wish for them. These would make for a lovely hostess gift. These would pair very nicely with rustic linen napkins, also available from this same site. B.D. Jeffries.

  5. Distressed Metallic Linen Napkins. $30 each. Available with Silver or Gold metallic thread paired with open weave linen. They are machine-washable and intended to improve with age. I would love to add these to my tablescape line-up. B.D. Jeffries.

  6. Staub 3-Qt Tomato Cocotte. $295. Matte Black, Cast Iron. How cool would this look sitting on top of the range? 12.8"L x 8.2"W x 3.7"H. One Kings Lane.

  7. Large White Colorblock Vase. $140. Recycled Glass. This has been on my “to-buy” list for quite some time. Will look fabulous on a kitchen island with lots of luscious green branches. 13.5” H x 7” W. Caitlin Wilson.

  8. Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin Scent Diffuser. $98. If someone in your life enjoys scent diffusers, this is one of the most luxurious ones you can gift. Sephora.

  9. Gray & White Cotton Hand Towel. $30. Ethiopian Cotton. Make someone in your life feel cool and trendy by giving them this hand towel. Just drape over the edge of the sink, and everyone will be impressed. McGee & Co.

  10. Blue & White Sweet Pea Large Bowl. $250. A handmade bowl, 16” diameter x 7” high, from one of my favorite brand new online stores. Designer Bria Hammel just makes me feel all happy inside when I see all of the beautiful things she does, including the launch of her new online store, Brooke and Lou.

  11. Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser. $70. For the friend or loved one in your life who will appreciate that you really do listen to them when they go on and on about parabens and phthalates. Just add water & essential oils of your own choosing then plug it in. It will use ultrasonic vibrations to turn the oils into a scented mist. Comes with a timer function. 7.5” H x 5” D. Nordstrom.

  12. Juliska Isadora Round Placement. $35 each. Natural Woven Abaca Fiber with metallic thread (available in Gold or Silver). I love these because they have great texture and shine at the same time…I may need to put these on my own Christmas wish list. 15” Diameter. Bloomingdales.

  13. Round Ash Cutting Board. $60…which is a great price. I actually bought one of these recently, and I think I may have paid twice that much. Every kitchen needs one of these, whether it be for display (leaning up against the backsplash) or just for serving bread & cheese. 18.5”L x 14.5”W. Wayfair.

  14. Marble X Cutting Board. $178. A mango wood cutting board with a marble inset “x” and metal brackets on the four corners. An extremely striking board that will look great on display in some open shelves or leaning against the backsplash. 12”W x 16” L. McGee & Co.

  15. Small Original Vintage Oil Painting (from Ukraine). $125. This is a bold gift suggestion and clearly not for everyone. However, this moody, rural landscape painting is relatively small, and if you have a friend or loved one who appreciates authenticity, this could be a very thoughtful gift. Although this is a one-of-a-kind painting, this Etsy store has lots of other great (and small) oil paintings. Just make sure to leave plenty of time for shipping! 8.9” H x 13.4” W. Ukrainian Fine Art (Etsy)

  16. Salt & Pepper Pinch Bowls. $40. These cute little pinch bowls will look great sitting on an open shelf when not in use. Something every cook in your life would appreciate but very few actually have. 3”D x 2.25”H. McGee & Co.

  17. Petrified Wood Coasters. $47 for Set of 4. Another great hostess gift for someone who appreciates natural looking elements in their home. B.D. Jeffries.

  18. Lace Woven Rattan Tray. $70. Be unique this year and give someone this rattan tray as a gift. It’s small enough (similar size to a platter) to be used just about anywhere in the home, although it could be quite pretty sitting out on the island. 21” L x 14”W. McGee & Co.

Luxury Kitchen Designer’s first annual shopping guide. Filled with beautiful and practical gift ideas for the kitchen.