Whether you’re looking for a gift for your favorite home chef or Instant Pot lover, need a present to bring to a party, or want a nice gift to say thank you… well, get ready because I’ve assembled The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Home Chef, Baker, & Instant Pot Lover. It’s filled with unique ideas, some very cool exclusive items, and lots of inspiration on what to bring when you can’t decide what to bring. And of course — great options for creating a fabulous look for any occasion without breaking the bank.
Cooking, serving, baking, entertaining, and most of all — sharing your culinary creations is the best way to celebrate all year round, and especially at the holidays. If you’re like me, you love to have people over and you also like to find easy and sophisticated ways to entertain in style. Your style.
SlatePlates by HomePlates – Made in Italy
No more “fancy” paper plates
This versatile tray looks like slate — but it’s not. You have to touch it to believe it.
SlatePlates — the perfect plate for every occasion and the smart and sophisticated way to serve appetizers, pass hors d’œuvres or serve dinner. From small bites and desserts to sushi or cheese, choose from four sizes and two colors: pearl white or slate grey.
And, unlike paper plates which you toss after just one use, SlatePlates are Disposable and Recyclable — and they’re also reusable. Yes… you can use them over and over. Hand wash or top-shelf dishwasher safe. Whatever the occasion, they’re a must-have for special events, holidays, picnics, buffets, weddings, showers, and more.
Placemats & Serving Papers
Hester & Cook Placemat Pads & More
Create gorgeous place settings with NO clean up… these placemats are disposable and come 30 sheets to a pad. Simply tear off as needed. Also check out the the fabulous Serving Papers.
Sharing Made Easy:
The EXCLUSIVE food storage containers created especially for the home chef and Instant Pot lover. Make It & Take It Containers™ make it easy to share your home-cooked meals with friends and family, take to work or school, and a great way to send leftovers home with guests. (PLUS, you don’t have to keep asking for your “Pyrex” back. No more stalking or nudging your friends to return the damn dish. Now’s the time to stop using an old, icky “Cool Whip” tub!)
Best of all — YOU made it — YOUR name belongs on the label. Sold in sets of 4, each set comes with a set of removable inserts which snap into the underside of the lid. Available in 2 sizes: 32 oz and 20 oz. Top shelf dishwasher safe. Proudly MADE IN THE USA!
On your marks. Get set. BAKE!
Must-haves for bakers
If you’re like me, you’re obsessed with #GBBO… that’s The Great British Bake Off. If you haven’t seen it, chances are someone who loves to bake loves this show. Here are some of my favorite products from the series. (Affiliate links on these)
I love the illustrations they show prior to each of the contestants bakes… and they now have a COLORING BOOK. I find this to relieve my stress and tension due to the fact that I can’t bake anything that even resembles what these bakers create — but I can color the heck out of their desserts! Chances are, you can, too. (Though, sometimes I color outside the lines. On purpose.)
Must-have Baking Mats
I like love these! They’re non-stick. Silicone. And they come in a set of 2. \
Spice Up Your Table
The Stones: Salt & Pepper Shakers: The gift for those with impeccable taste
The Stones, S&P Shakers look and feel like a piece of art. Great hostess gifts, fun Stocking Stuffers, and perfect presents all year round. Porcelain. Dishwasher safe. Available in Matte White and Black.
Create your own design – any image, photo, or design
Our most popular placemats from HomePlates, now you can order in small quantities and create your own custom design for the holidays or give as gifts all year round. Treated with Microban to prevent bacterial growth, our mats are proudly Made in the USA. Minimum order 12!
Funky Chunky – The BEST popcorn on the planet
What makes this popcorn so unique is it’s salty and sweet and crunchy texture. It achieves it’s “Oh-My-God-I’m-Dying” rating by the way it’s covered… it is actually more like “bark” than just a “drizzle.” You can order this in 5 oz resealable bags and 8 oz containers. Great Stocking Stuffers, too.
Popcorn just got personal!
You can also PERSONALIZE the lid. A sweet gift for friends and colleagues. Great Stocking Stuffers and a wonderful gift to give guests at the end of your party or event. Order 25 of the 8 oz containers with your name, logo, design, or message. Perfect for the holidays and all year round. Great business gifts, too. Price includes all artwork set up and shipping is included!
Accessories for side dishes, pot-in-pot cooking, single serves, & easy entertaining
4 oz Mini Glass Jars with Lids
Great for all single servings and perfect for parties and buffets. They can be used for so many things… jams and jellies, condiments — like relish, or mustard and ketchup, salad dressings and more. Each jar comes with a lid. LOVE them!
7 oz & 16 oz serving pots
Now you can serve French onion soup, soufflés, mac and cheese, or individual desserts, just like the pros.
Used by chefs across the globe, this lightweight oven-to-table bakeware is the must-have for every home chef. Unlike other brands made of cast iron and weigh a ton, this restaurant-grade porcelain Mini Dutch Oven is the perfect dish to serve up your delectable side dishes.
- Oven safe to 500 degrees
- Available in 2 sizes: 7 oz and 16 oz
- Dishwasher safe
The BEST KEPT SECRET – until now
It’s time to get rid of your sponges and paper towels and make the switch to Swedish Dishcloths. 2 cloths are the equivalent of 30 rolls of paper towels… and will save you a TON of money, too.
Used in Europe for over 60 years and made from renewable fibers (70% Cellulose and 30% Cotton) here are a few reasons why I fell in love with them instantly:
- They absorb 15 times their own weight and last 6-9 months
- They replace the need for sponges and paper towels
- They’re washable — just toss them in the dishwasher or washing machine
- 100% eco-friendly… yep, they’re biodegradable and compostable
- 2 cloths equal 30 rolls of paper towels. And if you do the math, that saves over $200+ a year. A family of 4 saves over $600.
Save money. Save the environment. Win-win.
A 3-IN-1 MUST HAVE
Trying to remove your hot Instant Pot insert after your delectable dish is done cooking? Can’t open that jar of pickles? Need a fun trivet to set your casserole dish on? Want a great pot holder that’s lightweight?
Check out this fun 3-in-1 accessory: it’s a Pot Holder, a Jar Opener, and a Trivet… it’s also an exclusive product from Instant PotLuck and proudly Made in the USA.
Eco-Friendly Kitchen Accessories – Bamboo Spurtles
These are my favorite kitchen tools… a set of 4 Bamboo utensils that make food prep a cinch. Created by another woman entrepreneur, I love these! Use them to stir chili and soup more evenly. Make folding cake, and pancake batter an ease and get more control and fluidity with a Spurtle. This set can separate eggs, scrape the bottom of your jars, mix dough and batter, break up ground meat during browning, toss salads, scramble eggs, stir chili, soups and stews, frost cakes and spread just about anything. Naturally lightweight and sturdy. Sets on top of the Instant Pot while sauteing. A winner!
The Instant Pot
If you don’t have one — you need to get one. If you have one and need another — there are several options. All of the IP’s are great, but these are the ones I’ve used and are listed below. (I have the Mini 3 quart which I bought initially and use it to make side dishes while I use my 6-quart Duo60 for larger meals.)
The “Other” Instant Pot: MEALTHY
There is another Pressure Cooker on the market that I like. It’s called Mealthy Multi-Pot. (I think it’s a bit of an odd name but I love this cooker, too.)
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