These gifts won’t arrive before Christmas, but they are my picks for the best kitchen gifts for year-round giving. These top 5 gift suggestions will delight any friend or family member on any special occasion, whether for a birthday, bridal shower, graduation or housewarming gift. Click on any item highlighted in blue for a complete description.

1. Expresso Coffee Machine This is the best buy of all five gifts. I’ve listed it first because you can stop right here and order this fine DeLongi Retro pump-driven expresso machine, an original $210.00 value for only $99.99. It has a swivel-jet frother for creamy cappuccinos or lattes and all the features a connoisseur of fine coffee would appreciate.   expressomachin

2. Glass Covered Pedestal Cake Stand Every cook needs a 13″ pedistal cake plate with an 11″ high glass dome to showcase their treats. I recommend this one because the 2 pieces can be reversed to become a punch bowl. The price is right at only $24.99.cakestand

3. Fondue Pot This Rival stainless steel fondue pot makes the perfect gift. Reduced to $46.69, it’s reasonable enough to send to friends you think would love cheese or chocolate fondue, who wouldn’t?  A fondue pot is always fun at a party, my granddaughter loves to dip fruit into the melted chocolate.fonduepot

4. Pizzelle MakerCuisenart Papa Rico used this Cuisinart pizzelle press and everyone loved eating them at the big Bid 4 Boquete Charity Auction last week.  He made them 2 at a time and they were so popular, he could hardly keep up with the demand.  Rico dusted them with powdered sugar before serving.  I am thinking how good they would be with a light dusting of my Christmas Green Orange Dust mixed with sugar.  Papa Rico made his secret recipe for the batter for the auction, here is mine. The price is right at $39.95.

5. Pizza Pizzazz Pizza Oven Pizzaz Your family and friends would really enjoy having this unique kitchen appliance and it’s so much fun to use. The lucky recipient can easily prepare the exact pizza to their own tastes. For only $49.99, it will bring hours and hours of fun and delicious, “designer” pizzas.  Don’t miss my blog with the best crust recipe to use in this oven.

Whenever a special occasion arises, remember these suggestions and your gift giving will be so easy.  Click on the links highlighted in blue and go directly to Amazon to order your gifts today!