Spicewalla’s team chooses the best kitchen gifts of 2021

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As employees of a supplier of herbs, spices and seasonings of ethical origin and selected by the chef, Spicewalla’s the staff know what works in the kitchen. To tap into their expertise, we asked the Spicewalla team for some gifts they’d like in their kitchen, perfect for the kitchen lovers on your list.

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Dansk Kobenstyle 1 pint casserole— $ 85
Dansk is one of my favorite kitchen utensil brands because their products are both smart and mind blowing. This saucepan is the perfect size for melting butter, making caramel or elegant soups and sauces. Bonus: the lid also serves as a trivet! They come in many colors but this lavender is my favorite. —Alyse Baca, Culinary Director

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Ceramic pinch bowls—24 $
These prep bowls make cooking so much easier! I also like to pair them with my charcuterie board by adding dips or olive oil to the herbs. Perfect for the avid home cook or your favorite hostess. —Malorie Burden, Product Integration Manager

2 slice panini press and interior grill—34 $
To be honest, I never really liked sandwiches so it sat in our pantry for about a year before trying it for the first time. After some fun trial and error trying to recreate a local plantain breakfast taco, I found out it made the perfect fluffy sweet potato tortilla. Of course, you can also make a panini, but why just eat mouthwatering tacos for breakfast instead? —Erika Covey, Finance and Systems Assistant

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HAY Sowden kettle– $ 125
Yes you can buy a kettle for a lot less but I mean if something has to stay on my counter all the time I would really prefer it to be gorgeous. It’s my lot in life, and I know I’m not alone. For the other design-obsessed folks on your list, this gorgeous kettle from Hay that really nails the color palette would be a treat to open on Christmas morning. —Heidi Gruner, Director of Design

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VejiBag Variety Pack— $ 66
Is there anything worse than fresh herbs or vegetables that spoil before you’re ready to use them? These changed my fridge game. —Lindsey Hogan, Assistant Production Manager

Threshold 3 Tier Extendable Wooden Spice Rack—18 $
I love my spice rack because it keeps all my spices and mixes organized and ready to go. Seeing my spices on display inspires me to prepare exciting and flavorful meals! —Malorie Burden, Product Integration Manager

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Whirley Pop Stovetop Popcorn Maker— $ 34.95
Have you ever had a popcorn buffet? Well, you should – there’s just something magical about peanut m & m’s mixed with a handful of fresh popcorn. Quick Tip: Use ghee as a heating oil for cleaner burning while popping. —Erika Covey, Finance and Systems Assistant

Sioux chef’s indigenous cookbook— $ 34.95
Of all my cherished cookbooks, this is the one I return to most often to celebrate Native American culture, stories and food. —Emily Wimberly, Creative Media Specialist and Nonprofit Coordinator

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Anova Pro precision vacuum cooker– $ 199.50
After following the advice of a family member a few years ago, I invested in a vacuum machine. Tired of overcooking that expensive wild caught fish or not getting the temperature you want on your dad’s steak, ask no more. This puppy is like the chef’s slow cooker. Whatever ingredient you cook, just bag it with your marinade / spices, add it to the double boiler and go. You can even control it by bluetooth. Yes please! —Josh Sapp, Order Manager

Escali Primo digital scale– $ 39.95
It is one of my most beloved kitchen utensils. From brewing the perfect pour-over coffee to feeding a sourdough sourdough, my digital scale is always at hand. Escali scales are durable, reliable and offer a variety of fun colors. A perfect gift for the baker in your life. —Alyse Baca, Culinary Director

CucinaPro Pizzelle Iron— $ 49.99
Making pizza every Christmas has been my favorite tradition since I was little, as it meant a lot of time in the kitchen and a lot of thin, crispy, delicious cookies lying around. My Italian-born grandmother bought me this iron years ago and it never hurt me. —Emily Wimberly, Creative Media Specialist and Nonprofit Coordinator

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Five Two wooden spoons—From $ 29
I like to give wooden spoons as a gift because they are beautiful and last a long time. These Food 52 teak spoons are light, sturdy and simply beautiful. —Alyse Baca, Culinary Director

Kai USA Multipurpose Kitchen Scissors – $ 39.99
Snips are normally something that gets overlooked in a beginner’s chef setup, but having a good pair you can rely on really makes a difference when you need them. These shears can be used to chop veg, open packages, crack nuts, lift lids and anything a knife can’t, and they stay sharp. —Joey Leccese, Process Manager

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Estelle colored stemless wine glasses– $ 160
I was hesitant to highlight them because it is a pretty steep price, BUT if you have the budget this glassware is so gorgeous. Although I don’t own them myself, I really think about them regularly (every time I drink from my clear, pathetic wine glasses, shame!). Described as “jewelry for your table,” this set of six glasses would make such a special gift for the artist on your list. —Heidi Gruner, Director of Design

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OXO Spiralizer– $ 16.99
There are many different models of spiralizers out there, but this one does the trick. A while ago I was in the throes of a health craze looking for different fun ways to incorporate vegetables into dishes. This tool allows you to process squash, zucchini, carrots, etc. in noodles. Not only does it not clutter up the kitchen, it is offered at an affordable price. Spaghetti night just got a whole lot healthier. —Josh Sapp, Order Manager

Lodge 4.5 qt Dutch oven– $ 64.90
I never knew how much I needed it until I bought one for myself. Need something to fry, broil, sauté, braise, bake, roast, etc. Look no further than this enamel Dutch oven from Lodge. It will become a workhorse all year round in the burgeoning home chef’s kitchen, guaranteed! —Joey Leccese, Process Manager

[Photo: courtesy Hay]

HAY Snowden Salt and Pepper Mill—40 $
As you can imagine, we are big on seasoning in my kitchen. Instead of pre-ground foods, we get whole peppercorns and coarse-grained salt so that we can grind it specifically for the dishes we have in mind, keeping the flavors fresh and the texture ripe. These mills fit perfectly into my kitchen with their clean shapes and touches of color. Simple but stylish and fun. —Lauren Van Epps, Marketing Director

Zulay Kitchen Milk Frother with Stand— $ 21.99
I recently decided that morning drinks should be more fun. I use it with my matcha and my golden milk to give them more character or just with the almond milk in my coffee. —Lindsey Hogan, Assistant Production Manager

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Stagg Companion Pouring the Kettle—79 $
I never knew how much better coffee could be until I got my Fellow Pour Over Kettle. Sure, a coffee maker is great and a French press will definitely do, but if you want the perfect cup of coffee, take the time to bloom your coffee grounds with the pour method. Not only is this kettle beautiful, but its temperature gauge, ergonomic handle and sleek gooseneck make it easy to use. Also discover their electric version! —Lauren Van Epps, Marketing Director

Cheez-It Nude Drinking Glass—20 $
I’ve been a fan of artist Molly Anne Bishop for quite some time now. She just released these sturdy drinking glasses that are affordable, cute, and playful – the perfect thing to set your next dinner table for. She has also frog fan drinking glasses who are just as adorable – if that was me, I would mix ‘n match. —Emily Wimberly, Creative Media Specialist and Nonprofit Coordinator


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