NITK’s Christmas Gift Guide for 2019!

This helpful Christmas gift guide is perfect for the most novice cook to a pro chef and for those who just love to eat, cook, and enjoy creating in their kitchen! From bigger items to small items and stocking stuffers, there’s something for every budget! 

Christmas Gift Guide for Those who love to Cook...and Eat!

My Christmas Gift Guide is here!


Wow, it’s amazing that we are just a week and a half away from Christmas! I feel like December has absolutely flown by and while I’ve been busy taking in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the holiday season, I do wish it would all slow down a little! I’ve made a goal to turn “off” digitally for the week of Christmas and New Years so I can truly enjoy the quality time with friends and family so I’m working hard right now to get my best holiday recipes and content out on the blog before I sign off, starting with this helpful Christmas Gift Guide I’ve put together in partnership with The Brick

Christmas Gift Guide

If you are a regular NITK reader you’ll have seen that I’ve teamed up with The Brick for the past several months to share many mouthwatering recipes made using their incredible line of small kitchen appliances (many of which are on special right now during the holiday season!). I’ve had so much fun grilling, baking, mixing, and blending with these tools and I’m so excited to share my favorite ones with you as part of this gift guide. I’m also sharing smaller items that I think you or someone you’re buying for will love and options for every budget! 

Bigger Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Guide For The Kitchen - Cuisinart Stand Mixer

Cuisinart Precision Master Stand Mixer

This stand mixer is a must-have in the kitchen, not only is it beautiful it has so many capabilities from mixing up the best doughs for baking cakes, cookies, or even banana bread donuts, shredding meat for tacos, or even making fresh homemade pasta with the pasta roller and cutter attachment. This mixer is incredibly sturdy and so much fun to work with, stay tuned for a delicious cookie recipe coming up on the blog I made using this exact mixer! 



Christmas Gift Guide For the Kitchen - Cuisinart Food Processor

Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor

Everyone needs a good, sturdy food processor and I stand by that statement! Whether you are making homemade energy balls, sauces, salsa, vegan ice cream, delicious gnocchi, nut butter, or just slicing, dicing, or pureeing something tasty, this kitchen appliance will always come in handy. It’s also sleek and simple making it a perfect countertop item. 



Christmas Gift Guide - Environmentally Friendly - FoodCycler

FoodCycler Compact Food Recycler

For those who want to eliminate food waste or want to be more environmentally friendly this food recycler is incredibly ingenious and so easy-to-use. This compact appliance can sit comfortably in any corner of your kitchen and acts as a garburator that composts your food waste into a usable soil additive without the hassle, space, or smell of a traditional food composter. Any food waste you have whether it be cooked, raw, or even bones and shells is mulched, heated, and sterilized in the FoodCycler in as little as three hours, leaving you with a nutrient-rich soil additive that has been scientifically proven to promote growth. So nifty!! 



Christmas Gift Guide for the Kitchen - Cuisinart Griddler-5

Cuisinart Griddler-5

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed grilling and griddling with this handy Cuisinart small appliance that has five functions as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle or half grill/half griddle. This item is perfect for those who live in homes that don’t have a BBQ, or the space for a full grill, or those that don’t like to go outside in the cold to grill in the winter! I’ve made grilled veggie & chicken wraps, pumpkin pancakes, grilled salmon, tuna melts, and more on this appliance. A great gift for the grill-loving guys on your list too! 



Christmas Gift Guide - KitchenAid Slow Cooker

KitchenAid 6-Qt Slow Cooker

Here’s another small appliance that I believe virtually everyone needs in their kitchen! You can never go wrong with a hand-dandy slow cooker for soups, stews, chili’s, roasts, curries, oatmeal, desserts and so much more. This KitchenAid slow cooker can be programmed for any specific cooking time up to 24 hours in 30-minute increments to get the perfect cooking time for your meal. When cooking time is up the slow cooker automatically goes into keep warm mode for up to four hours making meal preparation a total breeze. I recently made my super popular Lasagna Soup using this slow cooker and it turned out perfectly!


Smaller Gift & Stocking Stuffer Ideas 


Christmas Gift Guide for the Kitchen - KitchenAid Hand Blender

KitchenAid 2-Speed Hand Blender 

This small but mighty hand blender is such a convenient tool to have in the kitchen. It’s perfect for blending up dressings, sauces, smoothies, baby food, or soups, or chopping veggies for salsa or even chickpeas for hummus. This tool was essential for making my Fall Harvest Salad dressing and my healthy Fudge Bars! Since I’ve shared about this product on the blog I’ve had multiple friends and family members go and get themselves one as they are often on special at The Brick!


Christmas Gift Guide for the Kitchen - Mini Food Processor

KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor

This is a perfect, smaller option for a food processor if you are looking for something in a lower price range than the Cuisinart Custom Food Processor. It still chops, blends, puree’s and processes wonderfully, just smaller amounts of food at a time! 

Christmas Gift Guide - Lunch Poche Bag

Lunch Poche Bags

These fun lunch bags are cute, functional, and washable, making them a great gift option for the person who loves to take their delicious homemade food with them on-the-go! 



Christmas Gift Guide - Porter Storage Bowls

Porter Storage Bowls

Another portable food carrier, these funky little bowls are well-designed and a lot more fun than regular tupperware! 




Christmas Gift Guide - Fraiche Food, Full Hearts


Fraiche Food, Full Hearts Cookbook

I recently gifted myself this cookbook and have dog-eared about 50 recipes to make! I love that there’s gluten free and dairy free options for so many of the recipes and everything seems practical, doable, and oh-so-tasty! 



Christmas Gift Guide for the Kitchen - On Boards Cookbook

On Boards Cookbook

For the host, hostess, or person who simply loves to entertain, this cookbook is stunning, fun, colorful, and full of great charcuterie board ideas! 



Christmas Gift Guide for the Kitchen - Well + Good Cookbook

Well + Good Cookbook 

Know someone looking for some healthy inspiration? This could be the perfect gift! Full of delicious and healthy recipes, this is a great place to start for someone wanting to improve their eating or get inspired for the New Year! 




Terrazzo Marble & Wood Serving Board or Long Marble & Wood Serving Board

These beautiful serving boards are a great addition to anyone’s kitchen, made with a mix of marble and wood they are neutral, natural, and so pretty! 

I hope this Christmas gift guide has given you tons of ideas and inspiration for gift giving this season! Be sure to visit The Brick and check out their amazing line of products from furniture, to appliances, to home decor! 

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet or are you just starting? I’d love to read about it in the comments! Also be sure to pin the photo below to save this Christmas gift guide and of course, share it over social media!


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Christmas Gift Guide for the Kitchen


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and happy gift giving!


Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by The Brick. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • I would love the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor as it would save me so much time prepping in the kitchen,
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  • I really feel that food processor would make things easy for meal prepping for 12 hour shifts ! I absolutely hate grating and I think cauliflower mashed would be amazing !!

  • While I would feel very blessed to own any of them, I would most appreciate and put to good use, a stand mixer. Thanks so much for the chance. Following on Instagram via whatsnewrockabillysteam