If you know someone who cooks at home all the time, they’re probably the easiest person to buy a gift for on your list. A handy gadget they never knew they needed, a brand new skillet to replace their old one, a device that’ll cut their meal prep time in half — there are plenty of options to choose from that’ll instantly make a difference in their kitchen. In the best case scenario, you don’t even have to strain your wallet too much on these kinds of items, either.
Even though there are a ton of options out there, a little guidance never hurts anyone, and what better place to start looking than at an editor-approved brand? OXO has been our go-to for kitchen gear for years, and time and time again we’ve been impressed by their offerings, whether it be their veggie peeler or cold brew coffee maker. The retailer has tons of useful (and budget-friendly) items that make for unbeatable gifts, so we’ve rounded up a handful to give you some inspiration this holiday season. Let’s get into it!
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Any salad lover will appreciate this best-selling salad spinner, which will dry their greens with the press of a button. The basket even doubles as a colander, so you’ll be giving them two gifts for the price of one!
A gadget that your giftee might not splurge on for themselves is a great idea — and this mandoline will allow them to chop up their fruits and veggies way faster than they could by hand, no knife needed!
Contributor Nic is a huge fan of this grilling transport and prep system that keeps raw and cooked foods separate — but it offers something more than most color-coded trays on the market. “I prefer this set with lids because it lets you use the raw tray as a marinating container in your refrigerator and the cooked tray for storing leftovers,” he wrote.
Veggie choppers have been having a moment on social media for a while, and this one allows you to slice up onions, fruits, or anything else in one single motion, and it stores the finished product in the bin underneath until you're ready to pour it out.
It may not be grilling season right now, but a griller would love this bundle that includes everything they could ever need: a stainless steel scraper and chopper, tongs with a built-in bottle opener, squeeze bottles, and a restaurant turner. All that for under $50? A total score.
This Y-shaped peeler would be an amazing stocking stuffer at only $12! Contributor Julie has kept one in her kitchen for over a decade, finding it to be the most versatile kind of peeler out there. “Because it also works in either hand, I’ve convinced more than one left-handed guest to pick it up and help prep dinner — that wouldn’t be possible with many straight swivel peelers,” she noted.
This device will make cooking more fun for your recipient with its ability to create perfect spirals for curly fries, salads, and more. It can even make veggie noodles with its three included blades: spaghetti, fettuccine, or ribbon cut.
“The beauty of this OXO cold brew maker and the concentrate it produces is that you can control the strength and taste of your cold brew,” contributor Daniela wrote in her review of this affordable coffee maker. “The end result? A bold and energizing beverage that makes me appreciate an early day while brushing off the triple-digit weather.”
If you know someone that hasn’t updated their cookware in a while, a new skillet will be a guaranteed hit. This one from OXO’s Stainless Steel Pro line claims to have the superior heat conductivity of aluminum, and it’s both oven- and dishwasher-safe, which will save them cleaning time.
We all know that person with a fully decked out bar cart — and this is the gift for them. Including a citrus juicer, cocktail shaker, steel muddler, zester, and steel angled jiggler for just $60, this bundle will help your giftee become a cocktail-making pro.
Everyone, especially bakers, needs a solid set of mixing bowls. These look super sleek on the counter with their white exterior that’ll insulate their hands, but they also have a stainless steel interior to maintain temperature.