For those who enjoy spending their time in the kitchen, the best holiday gifts are ones they can use to make cooking easier or just more fun.
Microwaves are useful for cooking many dishes, but sometimes food can come out dry. Using a microwave pressure cooker, any foodie can make a multitude of dishes by braising, steaming, stewing and more. They use less energy and cook food in a fraction of the time it would take in an oven or on the stove.
A common way to cut back on expenses is to make coffee at home instead of heading to the nearest Starbucks on the way to the office. However, that can limit options for brewed coffee. For that friend who loves their morning latte, but not necessarily the price, pick them up a French press and frother set. This gift is less expensive than an espresso machine, and easier to use.
Some would argue that one can never have too many slow cookers, especially during the holidays. Well now there are double-duty slow cookers that are a little larger and have a divider in the middle. That way two dishes can be cooked at once. This can definitely cut down on crowding the countertop with slow cookers during holiday parties.
For the serious bakers out there, a turntable and cake stand is the perfect gift. The rotating plate on top makes it perfect for piping frosting around a cake, but is also stylish enough to display desserts.
Wine connoisseurs know the frustration of breaking a cork in a bottle of wine. Instead of letting friends open bottles of wine by hand with the anxiety of mangling the cork, get them the gift of an electric corkscrew. This method takes a fraction of the time and muscle power.