Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Quirky Kitchen

One of my favorite things when I'm cooking is to use adorable cooking tools. Trust me; it makes hanging out in a kitchen for hours much more bearable. Here's some of my favorite items to make your kitchen as cute as possible.

Nesting Hedgies measuring cups (Anthropologie, $36)
These are a little pricey (mine were given to me as a gift), but they double as both measuring cups and a really cute display on my counter. I never shop at Anthropologie because of the prices, but after perusing their home & kitchenware, I might reconsider (hey, they have sales, right?).

Teacupcakes cupcake molds (Fred & Friends, $16 on Amazon)
The royalty of silly kitchenware is Fred & Friends. My favorite things on their website currently are these cupcake molds (although I highly suggest checking out their entire kitchen category).

Forest Course meal apron (Modcloth, $35)
Aprons are a necessity to cooking (especially if you cook as messy as I do), so why not feel cute while doing it? I love this apron (and if you're impartial, Modcloth has plenty more to choose from).

Honey Bunny honey jar (Neatoshop, $10)
This is an unnecessary necessity. I mean, look at how adorable it is! 

Herb Keeper (Uncommon Goods, $21)
This is probably the most useful thing on this list. I mean, toss your herbs in there and they keep for much longer than if you just tossed them into the fridge. Awesome.

Awesome tea towels (various)
If you look hard enough, you can find tons of silly (and punny) tea towels (I'd suggest starting the search over at Etsy). The Graters Gonna Grate towel is one I picked up from Green Pea Press in Hunstville, AL.

Retro Kitchen Timer Wall Clock (Bai, $25 on Amazon)
Look at this clock! It's been on my Amazon wishlist for an impressive amount of time, and I honestly don't know why I haven't purchased it yet. It's a clock with a one-hour timer at the bottom. It's adorable.

Awesome Cookbooks (various)
This is so important to your kitchen! Grab some classics (like Recipes for a Small Planet by Ellen Buchman Ewald) and some innovative new cookbooks (like Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz or Betty Goes Vegan by Dan & Annie Shannon).

Is there anything else that I blatantly missed? Tell me in the comments!