Today I take a look at some fun, kitchen themed, gift suggestions. These kitchen gifts are all under $100, but I’ve decided to take the theme one step further and focus on gifts that are related to celebrating the upcoming holiday season and enjoying all of the great festivities of the final weeks of the year. With this in mind, join me below as I consider the best kitchen gifts for under $100 that will help whoever receives them to make the most of the holiday season when gathered together with family & friends for celebratory dinners and spirited seasonal parties. If your gift recipient(s) loves to play the Host, then he, she, or they will love these gift ideas…

To get the party started, you might consider giving someone a cool cocktail shaker. Take the Trudeau Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker, for instance. Not only does it have an integrated strainer inside, but it’s also got a capacity of 800mL (that’s a full 27 ounces), and it’s even dishwasher safe! What’s more, its cap actually functions as a jigger to provide perfect measuring accuracy. No party is complete without a delicious mixed drink, so consider giving this gift to the Host or Hostess in your life. When you give the Trudeau Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker, you’re helping to take the party to a whole ‘nother level!

If the recipient on your list likes to give parties, then the perfect companion gift to the cocktail shaker above is the Corkpops Freezable Martini Glasses (Set of 2) – In Silver. These “glasses” are perfect for martinis and any other other mixed drink you can imagine. Simply place the glasses in a freezer for a minimum of 4 hours before the pouring ensues, and when you take them out and fill them, your drink will be chilled to perfection. With these glasses, there’ll never be any need to water your drinks down with ice. Made from “food-grade stainless steel” and featuring double-sided walls with liquid freezer gel in between, these glasses love to bring the cool! They’re a gift that any Host will absolutely love. This is partying made easy!

If you have family or friends that like to entertain, you might consider getting them the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Fondue Set. Not everyone has a fondue set, but everyone should! This Cuisinart Fondue Set is a party in a pot and a fantastic gift for the ‘Hostess with the Mostess’ in your life. With its large, 3 quart, stainless steel pot, 8 individual fondue forks, and an adjustable electric thermostat, this is one very versatile set, and much more than just a traditional cheese fondue. Melt some good quality chocolate with a little cream, the cut up some fresh fruit and pound cake, and voila! you have a truly sophisticated dessert! Or, as a lighter option, pour some hot broth into the pot and poach pieces of meat and vegetables for a lovely, luscious meal. With the trusted name of Cuisinart behind it, you know you can’t go wrong with this one!


If the Host or Hostess on your gift giving list is fond of throwing dinner parties, then something by way of a ‘main course’ gift may be in order. And when it comes to selecting an awesome main course gift, you need look no further than to the Paderno 40cm Stainless Steel Roasting Pan with Grill. This durable pan features a low-rise design that’s perfect for small roasts, chickens, or any other main that’s just right for serving to an intimate group of guests. Built to last from solid stainless steel, the Paderno is also both oven and dishwasher safe, and it features a whopping 25 year parts and 25 year labour warranty. There are very few gifts that provide such long-term peace of mind. Your recipient is going to love it!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… well, in today’s world, we may not be screaming for ice cream any more. With nutritionists constantly warning about saturated fats and milk allergies on the rise, ice cream isn’t necessarily a treat for everyone. But what about pure fruit? Enter our next selection for a top kitchen gift under $100, the Salton 3-in-1 Frozen Dessert Maker / Grater / Slicer. Simply freeze your favourite fruit and push it through the machine. The outcome is a delicious, fresh fruit sorbet without any additives, fat, or preservatives. Pair frozen banana chunks with any of your other favourite fruit items to make a ‘creamy’ frozen dessert that you could swear is from the local dairy. This handy device even does double duty as a prep chef. That is, it shreds, grates, and slices a variety of fruits and vegetables. What gift recipient could possibly ask for more?

With a brand new Star Wars film coming this Christmas season, maybe you’d like to give your favourite Host a nice way of taking a little tea, coffee, or hot chocolate at the end of the day when the festivities are done and the guests have all departed? If so, then you can do so by getting them this fun Star Wars “Feel The Force” Mug. This thing actually has a self-stirring feature that gently stirs your drink with the power of the Force. Ok, not true, you actually have to press a button on the handle to make the drink swirl ’round. However, it’s still really fun and it even has Darth Vader on the side! I’ll tell you this straight up: Anything that has Darth Vader on the side is an absolute can’t miss gift idea! Hands down!

That’s all for today’s list of kitchen gift ideas for under $100. If you have any suggestions of your own, please feel free to share them with the rest of us by posting them in the comments section below. The more good ideas we can all come up with, the easier our collective gift giving this season will be! Until the next time, keep a good thought and have an awesome week!


Leonard Bond
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