Kitchen gear that makes for delicious gifts

It’s been a difficult and unusual year for most of us—just the kind of year that could be improved by extra generosity this holiday season. The shortening days and cooling air are a good reminder to start thinking about what to give those special people in your life, especially the loved ones whose worlds have been turned upside down recently.

a vase of flowers on a kitchen counter: What's on your shopping list?

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What’s on your shopping list?

a vase of flowers on a kitchen counter: What's on your shopping list?

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What’s on your shopping list?

It’s impossible to offer a pitch-perfect gift idea for every person on our readers’ lists (though we’re going to try) and so it seemed appropriate to first offer some ideas in broad categories to get the creative process started.

Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender

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Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender

If you have any specific product questions—or a friend who really has you stumped this year—feel free to reach out on the PopSci Deals Facebook group or by contacting Popular Science’s Commerce Editor Billy Cadden directly. Prime Day is also coming up on October 13th, so make sure to keep an eye out for deals.

a close up of a logo: Knapp Made Original CM Scrubber 4" Chainmail Scrubber

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Knapp Made Original CM Scrubber 4″ Chainmail Scrubber

If none of the products below speak to you, you could always browse these curated gift guides on Amazon. Here are some of the most popular categories:

Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender

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Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender

The Vitamix A3500 Ascent series smart blender is our top pick. This advanced blender can be controlled via the Vitamix Perfect Blend App. The app gives you access to over 500 recipes and 17 blending programs. Five of the most common programs settings are accessible via the touch screen, so you don’t have to use your phone if you don’t want. Use the 64-ounce container to whip up large batches

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45 Best Housewarming Gifts 2020

While it can be a stressful experience, moving to a new place is certainly worth celebrating. If you’re hunting for the perfect housewarming gift for a special person in your life, you might be torn between personal and practical options. Lucky for you, we’ve found an assortment of affordable housewarming gifts that offer the best of both worlds, whether you’re shopping for someone who moved into their dream home, cozy apartment with just enough square footage, or a sleek condo.

From personalized gifts like an engraved cutting board to a lush, hard-to-kill plant, any of these ideas would enliven their home. Keep scrolling to browse our favorite picks, including stylish products for the living room, bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen.


Engraved Cutting Board

Flowertown Weddings


Make them feel official with this engraved wooden cutting board, perfect for newlyweds or new homeowners. Add the year their love story started or the year they moved into their new digs — it’s your call. 

RELATED: Thoughtful Gifts for Couples 


Bordeaux Crossback Apron

Hedley & Bennett


She’ll feel like a professional chef whenever she dons this pretty burgundy apron to make her favorite recipe.


Roseate Table Runner

There’s nothing like an elegant runner, like this blush-toned design, to set the foundation for your dinner table decor.


McBride Sisters Brut Rose

McBride Sisters


Celebrate their new digs with this refreshing rosé, which is produced by the McBride Sisters, who operate the largest African-American-owned wine business in the U.S.


GH+ Subscription

Good Housekeeping


We might be bias, but we think every home needs a subscription to Good Housekeeping. And if you subscribe to GH+, for just $20, you’ll get the magazine, unlimited access to our site, and so much more. 


Linen Coaster

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Home Improvement: Holiday gifts to spark home improvement ideas – Salisbury Post

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People have spent more time at home in 2020 than they likely have in years past. This has provided homeowners with plenty of time to ponder potential upgrades to their homes. After taking inventory of their lifestyles, surroundings and furnishings, people have embarked on construction projects or home interior design renovations in record numbers. Holiday gifts that cater to projects around the house are likely to be highly valued this holiday season. Here are some ideas for home improvement-related gifts.

• Home improvement retailer gift card: Home improvement centers are one-stop shopping for do-it-yourselfers. To help offset the cost of supplies, gift-givers can give a gift card to a neighborhood hardware store.

• Magazine subscription: There are plenty of ideas on the internet, but a subscription to a home remodeling or interior design magazine puts inspiration right in homeowners’ hands. Pages can be marked or cut out and used on idea boards.

• Tools and supplies: Homeowners just starting out may benefit from the basics. Stores often sell starter tool kits that can be used in home improvement-themed baskets. Experienced DIYers may have a special tool in mind that is outside their budget right now, like a chop saw or cordless power drill. Purchasing one of these items can help projects move along more smoothly.

• Expert consultation: Who can’t use a little help with their home remodeling efforts? Give the gift of a consultation from an interior designer or professional contractor to help complete plans that may be a little out of reach for the average DIYer.

• Big-ticket item: Some friends and family members may want to pool their resources and offer loved ones an over-the-top gift. This can include a backyard playset for children, a storage shed, a pool installation, or even a new appliance

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40 best gifts for brothers

These are the best gifts for brothers (Photo: Manly Man / Instant Pot / Happy Socks)

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Ah, brothers. On the one hand, your brother may be the easiest person on your list to shop for—just give him some premier hot sauce and call it a day, right? But on the other hand, there are so many incredible gifts you can buy for your brother that he’d love to receive, from our favorite coffee subscription service to a real set of bed sheets (bye-bye, $15 Target sheets from 2010). 

Here are 40 of the best gifts for brothers you can order online. 

1. For the brother who can’t cook: A subscription to Freshly

Best gifts for brothers: Freshly (Photo: Freshly)

If your brother isn’t the best chef you know, we have great news: You can send him pre-made meals that are actually good. We tested the best pre-made meal kits and fell in love with Freshly, a service that ships ready-to-heat meals that are tasty, well-portioned, and filling. If your brother frequently loads up on frozen dinners, gift him with an upgrade he’ll be able to continue using throughout the year. 

Get Freshly starting at $11.49 / week 

2. For the brother who loves socks: Happy Socks

Best gifts for brothers: Happy Socks (Photo: Happy Socks)

Forget boring white socks—give your brother a colorful and fun pair he can wear while lounging or working. Happy Socks carries socks with dozens of fun themes, including Disney, The Beatles, and even tacos. You can pick up a single pair for just $14, or you can opt for a gift box featuring several pairs he can wear over and over again. 

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