If you know someone who likes cooking or you want to add some tools to your collection, below are some great gift or wish list ideas. These cooking tools will help you save time in the kitchen and will inspire you to experiment with new plant based recipes.
#1 Vegetable Chopper/Spiralizer/Slicer
No more pressing your tofu with random objects. Use the tofu press to get rid of excess water.
There is nothing better than cooking with fresh herbs. I love to use fresh basil in my avocado pesto recipe, but I have the hardest time keeping basil alive. If you are anything like me and need a little hand, try this indoor herb garden.
No other kitchen tool gets used as much as my food blender. I had a small food processor and a smoothie maker before I upgraded to an all-in-one kitchen tool. Now, I save lots of time in the kitchen. Of course, a high quality blender like the Vitamix would make a great Christmas gift for anyone who enjoys smoothies or cooking in general. But if you need a budget friendly alternative I suggest this Ninja Ultra Prep. I love this kitchen gadget and use it daily. It holds so much food and can be used for many different tasks.
When cooking vegan, spices are your best friend. They really make or break your recipe. Needless to say, a well-organized spice rack with lots of options is a must. From my own experience I find it better to have all my spices lined up in one place. This provides a better overview and quick access. I simply view the easy to read labels. As an added bonus, I can also insert store-bought spices without having to refill any fitted jars. Find it on Amazon HERE>
Air fryers are perfect to turn your favorite veggies into chips without the added salt and oil. They also come in handy to get your tofu crisp. Be aware that some air fryers still require a small amount of oil. If you like no-oil cooking, check out this air fryer that does its job oil free.
#7 Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit
The probiotics in yogurt are a great addition to a healthy diet. You can use yogurt in your morning oats, as a snack, or for other recipes. Plant based yogurt alternatives are more expensive so making your own can be beneficial. Check out the vegan yogurt starter kit, a great gift for anyone who likes a new cooking challenge.
#8 Hand Blender
The hand blender is a great basic tool for many cooking needs. I mostly use this to prepare soups, but it is also handy for making purees. It’s great if you make your own baby foods or sauces.
#9 Instant Pot
The instant pot makes a great gift for anyone. This kitchen tool will help you save so much time. It can be used as a slow cooker, rice maker, or pressure cooker and is perfect for porridge or steamed veggies. You can even bake in it. I literally use it for all my vegan one pot meals on the setting stew – high – 5 minutes. The one below even comes with a yogurt maker setting!
You can find a long list of excellent vegan cookbooks on Amazon. New recipes will keep you motivated and excited about plant based cooking. It can also be very beneficial for meal planning. Check out my full list of The Best Vegan Cookbooks for Beginners HERE to find the perfect cookbook gift.