Kitchen Gifts for Healthy Cooks

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2017 Christmas Kitchen Gift Guide for Healthy Cooks

Have you ever opened a present and been disappointed? Now I don’t want to sound ungrateful as they say it’s the thought that counts. But seriously, what thought was that? “Oh, that’ll do for Lucy.”

My friend is meant to know me, and now I’m wondering if she even likes me? ANOTHER pair of fluffy patterned non-slip socks and a box of milk chocolate.

I haven’t worn the pair she got me last year; in fact, they still have the cardboard and the plastic hook attached. And I only ever eat dark chocolate.

How have they missed I’m a health-conscious, kitchen-gadget loving, cookbook devouring kinda gal? So that’s why I’ve put this kitchen gift guide together.

All the kitchen gift ideas are great on their own and come in under $30/£30. But if you want to spend more you can double up some of the gifts for more of an impact, eg the vegetable chopper will go very nicely with the salsa recipe book.

If you’re looking for gift ideas for yourself, you can always email this kitchen gift guide to friends and family – hint, hint!

There are Amazon links in this post and, at no extra cost to you, I can earn a little towards my daily coffee habit :-).


Any healthy cook will love to squeeze a whole load of vitamins and minerals into their recipes or maybe their G&T. Use it for grating ginger and chill peppers as well. I freeze ginger and whole chillis and grate them straight from frozen.



I love this recipe organiser. Not everything is online, and I often tear out a tasty-looking recipe from a magazine or print out a recipe, so what better way to keep them together and organised.

Pro Vegetable and Fruit Chopper by Müeller - Heavier Duty Multi Vegetable-Fruit-Cheese-Onion Chopper-Dicer-Kitchen Cutter

I’ve got one of these, and it makes chopping and throwing together a salad much more enjoyable. It may be seen as a dull gift on its own so why not buy a salsa recipe book to wrap it up with.

KUKPO Measuring Cups and Spoons Set- Superior Quality 13- Piece Measuring Set For Baking w/ Non-Slip Colorful Silicone Handles & Easy To Pour Spouts- Perfect For Liquid & Dry Ingredients

These are bright, and good quality so make a great gift. I’m a big fan of portion control if you’re watching your weight and following a healthy diet, it’s great to know your portion sizes.

Leitz Matte Black Rotating Desk Stand for Mobile Devices

I got one of these originally for my desk and then ordered another one for the kitchen. It makes it easier to following recipes on your mobile devices or just knowing where you put your phone down.

New Soda Refrigerator Magnifying Glass Magnet (multiple colours)

Not everyone will need one of these, but I do to help me read the tiny instructions and ingredients on packets and jars. And I know where to find it. They come in multiple colours, and all my family and friends over 45 are getting one.

OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

These come in different sizes and are super easy to use. I’m more likely to eat salad if it’s prepped beforehand or simple to spin up and throw together quickly. Again if you think it’s a bit of a bland present then wrap it up with a healthy salad recipe book. Here’s a review I did on How to Eat Better and turn everyday food into a superfood.

Personal Blender with 2 BPA Free Tritan Sport Bottle and 2 BPA Free Travel Lid. Mini Portable Smoothie maker for smoothies, Shakes, Baby Food, Healthy Drinks

Personal blenders come in a range of prices but as we’re keeping it all under $30 this is a good option for your health-contious loved one. Or to go on your wish list.

Excelsteel 6 Non-Stick Egg Poacher

Eggs are a great source of vitamins and such a versatile ingredient. I use my poacher for breakfasts, lunches and a quick light evening meal when I’m stuck for ideas or time. Again you can always double this gift up with a cookbook, or some oven gloves if you want to make it a little more special.

Silicone Oven Mitts with Quilted Cotton Lining - Professional Heat Resistant Potholder Kitchen Gloves

Stainless Steel Cheese Plane/Slicer

I’ve had one of these for years. You can get slivers of mature cheese for full taste impact with fewer calorie than if you’d used a knife. You could add a special cheese to complete the gift.

Self-stirring mug Stainless Steel Coffee Cup Vortex Mixer for Bulletproof, Keto Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate/Cocoa Protein Shaker Mug for Office/Kitchen/Home/Travel - 3 colours

A fun novelty gift for a super busy cook who hasn’t got time to stir their drink or shake the lumps out of their protein shake. I’ve ordered a blue one for my gym-loving lad.

3 Pack Stainless Steel Powder Shakers with Fine-Mesh Lid, for Coffee and Baking with 16 cappuccino Stencils

I bought these as a gift and popped in a luxury chocolate powder and some ground cinnamon and mentioned the other one could be used for icing sugar. And it still came in under $30.

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale, 11 lb 5 kg, Silver, Stainless Steel

These scales look stylish on any kitchen counter.

Steel Turkey Baster & Barbecue Basting Brush, with Flavor Injector and Cleaning Brush

Well, it’s that time of the year so I couldn’t miss off a turkey baster set.

Herb Scissors Set by Chefast - Multipurpose Cutting Shears with 5 Stainless Steel Blades, 2 Drawstring Bags, and Safety Cover with Cleaning Comb - Cutter / Chopper / Mincer for Herbs

I’ve put these on my wish list. Herbs add flavour and health benefits to recipes without the calories.

5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food Hardcover

This is a fabulous cookbook, and the calories, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, salt and fibre have been worked out for you on every recipe.

Pizza Scissors, Detachable Stainless Steel Pizza Cutter Spring Scissors Shovel with Spatula and Safety Removable Switch Red 13 Inch by Home Papa

Now I can’t say I’ve tested these out and they do come in a range of prices which usually means a range in quality. But my son loves pizza so I’ve ordered one as a novelty gift for his Christmas stocking.

Whitmor Rattique Storage Baskets Set of 3

This may seem like an odd gift idea, but if you want to make up a hamper of some of the gifts listed, then these storage baskets make an excellent container for them. They also come in other colours. Line it with tissue paper or a teatowel.

What gifts would you add to this list? Drop me a comment below or head over to facebook Nutrilicious Ladies and leave a message.

Lucy G x

All prices were under $30 when post was published.

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