Can you believe we are staring in the face of another holiday season? By now you’re knee-deep in Thanksgiving meal prep if you’re in the States. If not, you’re probably just chilling. Either way, most retailers in the U.S. are gearing up for their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Since I’m always trying to look out for my homies here, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite things. This 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is packed with equipment, tools, and gifts that I swear by. Many I recommend in my recipes, some I am a loyal fan of, and others are gifts I’ve given to my loved ones. Either way, I hope you find something on this list to put under your tree or someone else’s.
2021 Holiday Gift Guide for: The Busy One
This is the blender I spent months obsessing over whether or not to buy. Spoiler alert: I chose well. Yes, it’s on the pricey side, but it’s great for my morning smoothies, blending soups to a smooth consistency, or making my famous Piña Coladas.
I fell in love with this Instant Pot after writing a review for the “Best Pressure Cooker on the Market.”
This Instant Pot was the hands down favorite because of all the different functions: air fryer, roast, bake, slow cooker- the list goes on. Eight different functions in one machine? Tell me that’s not perfect for a busy body.
Get a headstart on busy weeks with this food storage container collection. Because I prefer to freeze a lot of my meals, I’m always on the hunt for quality meal prep containers. I like that these are glass because they don’t retain a bunch of odors or stains. Glass also makes them easy to clean and safer to reheat food in.
2021 Holiday Gift Guide for: The Baker
If you took my recent Pie Dough class, you know how passionate I am about weighing out your ingredients.
A digital scale that weighs in pounds, ounces, and grams is an essential kitchen tool, especially when it comes to baking. Accurate measurements are a must when you want to bake.
I’m always telling you to line your sheetpans with parchment paper, so this case of sheets will totally come in handy. You can cut them down to fit a quarter sheet pan or leave them in tact to cover a half-sheet.
You definitely need parchment paper if you plan to do any holiday cookie baking!
You don’t need the parchment paper if you don’t have anything to bake it in. This starter set is a baker’s dream.
You have everything you need here to bake breads, cakes, cookies, muffins, or even lasagna!
2021 Holiday Gift Guide for: The Mixologist
Every barkeep needs a supply of kitchen towels. I prefer to use these towels around the kitchen, but they are a must if you plan to host cocktail parties.
This sleek cocktail shaker set is all you need to make any number of my cocktail recipes.
It’s loaded with all the necessary accoutrements for mixing, as well as garnishing your cocktails. And you know how passionate I am about cocktail garnishes.
Speaking of cocktails, Vigorwicks Candle Co. has a to die for Coquito candle on their site that will get you in the holiday spirit.
Get 40% off your order starting Friday, November 26th. Use code: MARTA at checkout.
2021 Holiday Gift Guide for: The Pitmaster
Every pitmaster needs a thermometer that relays a quick temp reading so they can keep on smoking. The Thermapen® One is Thermoworks latest addition to their line of thermometers.
Because I have 3 of their IR thermometers, I feel as though I can vouch for them. Just a lil’ bit, I suppose. Take 20% off your Thermapen® One NOW!
Another powerhouse from Thermoworks, this ChefAlarm® allows you to set it and forget it.
It’s ideal for those low and slow cuts of meat that you don’t have time to babysit. The 18% off Sitewide sale begins NOW!!
2021 Holiday Gift Guide for: The Meal Prepper
Because even the most organized person can use a set of measuring cups and spoons, this is the gift that keeps on giving. Ideal for portioning out the proper amounts of lunch or snacks, this set comes complete with even the smallest measurements.
Dutch ovens are must for meal preppers. Knock out big batches of soups or stews on the weekend and store them away for your busiest evenings.
Roasting large cuts of meat is another great way to meal prep. Roast a big turkey and use the prepared meat in pot pies, sandwiches, soups, or salads.
This roaster with rack makes easy work of it all.
2021 Holiday Gift Guide for: The One Who Has Everything
Atlas Tea Club is offering their best deal of the year for Black Friday (which is live now). They’re giving your 1st box of tea to you for FREE (+shipping) on any subscription!
There’s also up to $55 off gifts! Since I’m becoming a tea snob, this has been my latest vice.
Check out any of my YouTube videos and you’ll notice I’m a fan of witty tees. Tons of my gear comes from SoulPhoodie.
So much, in fact, they’re giving my readers 25% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY. The sales starts Friday (11/26) through Tuesday (11/30).
If your sarcasm is bilingual, check out Karla & Co.’s wares. Order 1-2 shirts get 20% off plus a set of tostones scrunchies with code: BF20. If you order 3-4 shirts get 25% off + set of tostones scrunchies with code: BF25. Order 5 or more items and get 30% off plus a set of tostones scrunchies with code: BF30.
Since time’s running out for you to get everything checked off your wish list, I hope this roundup of my favorite things helps. Share this with the people in your life who are shopping for you. It can never hurt to drop a few hints, am I right?
Happy holidays to you and yours!