Gift Ideas for a Healthy Kitchen

By: Devon O'Brien, Senior Food Editor

Get your loved ones who spend a lot of time in their kitchens something to make the space functional and beautiful with these gorgeous kitchen gift ideas.

Photo: Staub Mini Matte Coccottes courtesy of Food52

We believe if you make your kitchen beautiful, it will be a room you'll actually want to spend time in. These gorgeous products not only help you make things from scratch and cook healthy food, they also add beauty to the kitchen and help turn healthy cooking into a form of self-care. For the loved ones on your holiday gift list who spend a lot of time in the kitchen, try one of these ideas:

Handwritten Recipe Artwork, starting at $95

Handwritten Recipe Artwork

Photo Courtesy of Minted

Turn your most-used healthy recipes or passed-down family favorites into beautiful artwork for your kitchen walls. We love the foil-pressed lettering that lets your favorite hand-written recipe from Grandma shine. Or, opt out of the handwritten option and just get your go-to recipe (a print of my mom's skillet pasta recipe is on my list) using Minted's custom quote option.

Get some ideas: Must-Make Healthy Recipes

Mini Staub Matte Cocottes, $59 for a set of 3

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Photo courtesy of Food52

These adorable mini Dutch ovens would make anyone excited to start cooking for themselves. Make individual-sized casseroles, egg bakes and even cakes inside these little cuties for easy and adorable portion control.

Staub Animal Knobs, $30

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Photo Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Speaking of adorable pots, these animal pot handles dress up any Dutch oven to make your veggie soup prep fun and instagrammable. The cast-iron knobs are available in a pig, rooster, fish or snail and turn your favorite pot into a statement piece you'll actually want to leave out on the counter. Don't worry, you can use them on pots that aren't Staub, too. We tested it out on three brands of pots and they all worked great.

Related: 6 Fun Pots to Liven Up Your Kitchen

Five Two Double-Sided Cutting Board, $99

five two double sided cutting board

Photo courtesy of Food52

Food52 just released a new line of kitchen products that's made and designed by its own team with advice from its readers and customers. This genius cutting board is the first product from the line. On one side it features a deep juice ring with an easy-pour spout in one corner (amazing). The other side is entirely flat save for a slot that holds up your phone so you can easily see your recipe while you work (why didn't we think of that?).

Artisan Ceramic Mixing Bowls, $60 for a set of 2

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Photo courtesy of Target

We love the look of this white glaze-dipped pottery set and how affordable it is. Better yet? When you're not using these bowls for mixing, they look great on an open shelf or as a bowl to hold fresh fruits and veggies on your counter.

Textured Kitchen Canisters, starting at $24

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Photo Courtesy of West Elm

These beauties are just as good for holding pantry staples like flour and sugar or dried grains and beans as they are for holding homemade granola. Better yet, fill them with healthy snacks like nuts and leave them out on your counter. They look gorgeous and you'll have a good-for-you snack in reach when hunger hits.

Kilner Fermentation Jar, $40

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Photo courtesy of Kilner

For your friend who is so into fermented foods right now (hello, probiotics), this kit is a must. Not only does the special jar for fermentation make homemade kraut and kimchi so easy and practically foolproof, it also comes with recipe ideas and how-to booklet—perfect for beginners!

Related: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Making Kimchi

TRÅDLÖS Brass Honey Dipper and Tea Measure, $3

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Image courtesy of Ikea

We'll be scooping up multiples of these before the holiday season! They're perfect for a last-minute gift for that person you forgot to shop for, a great addition to a stocking or a little something to give to all your co-workers to keep at their desk for an afternoon tea break. It looks and feels like a luxury for such an affordable price.

Related: Make Your Own Herbal Tea Blends

Silpat Silicon Muffin Pan, $50

Silpat Silicon Muffin Pan

Not only do you not need disposable liners with these muffin tins, you also don't need to grease them. Less butter = healthier muffins and cupcakes. We're on board. Plus, they're available in other shapes too, like mini muffins, mini fluted cakes, mini loaves and even madeleines.

EatingWell Soups Book, $15

eatingwell soups recipe book

This cookbook is packed with all our favorite and most-popular soup recipes. Plus, there are tips for the best tools to buy, how to freeze soup and even how to make homemade cup of noodle soups for grab-&-go work lunches.

Related: Soups On! Everything You Need to Make the Best Healthy Soup

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