Kitchen Gift Guide – Our favorite things

Kitchen Gift Guide - Love & Lemons' favorite things for the kitchen

Are you done with your holiday shopping? I didn’t think so. Today, I’m here to help cross a few people off your list (and maybe add a few things onto your own list). Here are some of my absolute favorite kitchen items. These are things I personally have, love, and I hope you (and your friends & family) love them too.

Staub Mini Cocottes (Graphite Grey) or Cherry Red

Staub 4 Quart Round Cocotte / 7 Quart

Maple Kitchen Tools

Lodge Mini Skillet

Aiya Organic Matcha / Matcha Whisk

Glass Teapot (ok, this one is on my list – hint, hint, Jack)

Le Parfait Jars (I use these for grains, beans, etc in my pantry)

Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker (love this one)

Kitchen Gift Guide - Love & Lemons' favorite things for the kitchen

The Inspiralizer (because, zoodles!)

Tramontina Ceramica Nonstick Pan (no Teflon)

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Julienne Peeler (for less curly zoodles, plus it’s easy to store)

Vitamix Blender (put this on your list if you don’t have one yet)

Benriner Japanese Mandoline (favorite kind)

Silo Soup Mug

Peugeot Yellow Pepper Mill

Oh, and don’t forget – I’ll be at the Container Store this Saturday from 11am-1pm making delicious homemade gifts. There will be treats & giveaways – if you’re in Austin, come out and say hi!! (Click here to RSVP)

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  2. I LOVE gift lists. I love them so much.
    And I want all of the soup mugs. I’m a firm believer in eating my soup out of a mug.

  3. Your way of presentation is awesome. I like it very much. I would like to say thank you so much for featuring the Inspiralizer in this gift guide!!!. I also look forward to your next blog.

    • jeanine

      me too 🙂 I use them all the time!

  4. Jane from

    Any reason for no teflon? I’ve been wanting a white pan for a long time, purchased one and was sad it wasn’t that great.

    • jeanine

      I’ve tried a few ceramic pans – this one is the best I’ve had so far.

  5. Awesome list! I have multiple ceramic pans and prefer them sooo much over Teflon. And those little soup mugs are to die for!

  6. Amanda from

    Hi! Wish I could make the Container Store, but we’re out of town this weekend. Love to know you hold workshops though. Your photos are gorgeous. Do you ever teach food photography workshops?

    • jeanine

      bummer! Next time! We don’t have a food photography workshop planned, maybe one day 🙂

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We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.