12 Holiday Gifts We Secretly Want to Get

Whether silly stocking stuffers or sassy stoves, these are the things we’ve been wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and dreamin’ of finding beneath that evergreen taking up half our family room, wrapped with a big red bow and the words “For you” scribbled all over the package. May you find inspiration for all your holiday shopping here—and perhaps even a little something for yourself, too.

  • Dualit 4-Slot Toaster
    We love stainless steel, too. But we still covet this toaster in chili pink ($319).
  • Roasting Laurels from Prepara
    Bye bye, roasting rack. The uber-bendy roasting laurel ($23.72) fits into any and every pan.
  • Retro Stove from Big Chill
    Something old, something new, maybe even a retro stove ($4,590) in Beach Blue?
  • Preschool Gems by Leslie McCollom
    Outta the mouths of babes spews this array of witty and oft wise quips ($13) about food et al.
  • Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter from Space.Com Store
    For the Trekkie in your life, a piece of mythos that's as collectable as it is practical ($29.95).
  • Kitchen Disasters & Fixes App for the iPhone or iPad by Sutro Media
    No more frantically Googling your kitchen oops or calling Mom. Not with this trusty app ($2.99).
  • Layer Cake Slicing Kit from Frieling Fresh Solutions
    Lopsided layer cakes, be gone! This nifty cake-slicing contraption evens the cutting plane ($59.99).
  • Zingerman’s (Better Than) San Francisco Style Sourdough Boule
    Those of us not privy to Left Coast bakeries swoon to this tangy boule ($7.50 plus shipping).
  • Standing Butter Knife from The Museum of Modern Art Store
    Buttering just got less boring with Tauma Design’s ingenious standing knife ($28). Less messy, too.
  • Stuck Up Chewed Gum Magnet at Urban Outfitters
    These itty bitty magnets are swell for sticking holiday cards (and takeout menus) to the fridge ($8).
  • KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixer
    We're spoiled silly by this must-have mixer ($349.99) that now comes in 20-plus sassy shades.
  • Chop2Pot Plus Folding Cutting Board
    No more losing your perfect mise en place to the floor, not with this nifty cutting board ($16).
Hungry for more? Chow down on these:

Frances Kim

About Frances Kim

There’s nothing Leite's Culinaria editorial assistant Frances Kim loves more than good food and good company—actually, she’s flexible on the company, seeing as that’s what wine is for. Whether on the clock or not, Frances can be found poring over cookbooks, food magazines, restaurant menus, and pretty much anything food-related she can find. A Los Angeles native now shivering in Chicago, she relies on the cold weather as an excuse to make the richest recipes Leite’s has to offer.

  1. Connie says:

    You always need to put candy in those Christmas stockings.

    • Renee Schettler Rossi says:

      Connie, if that’s your tradition, we’re not going to argue with it. What sort of candy?

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