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KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender
Is someone on your list totally into smoothie-making and juicing? Then they’ll love this new blender from KitchenAid. The high-power appliance (without the high-power price tag) comes with a BPA-free pitcher with stainless-steel blades that will pulverize whatever you want to slurp up.
To buy: KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender, $149.99 in stores and at kitchenaid.com
Wilton Two-Tone Cupcake Pan Set
This cupcake pan set lets the baker in your life craft professionally-looking cupcakes with fancy two-tone interiors. It’s like BOGO for sweet treats!
To buy: Wilton Two-Tone Cupcake Pan Set, $19.99 in stores and at wilton.com
Crock-Pot Digital Slow Cooker with iStir Stirring System
Say so long to burnt food at the bottom of the slow cooker. This new, high-tech Crock-Pot stirs while it cooks. How awesome is that? And the digital control panel with countdown timer makes it even easier to master the art of slow-cooking.
To buy: Crock-Pot Digital Slow Cooker with iStir Stirring System, $69.99 at crock-pot.com and other online retailers
KitchenIQ Pizza Wheel Sharpener
For the pizza-loving guy or gal on your list (so, um, everyone), drop this cool tool in their stocking. Since conventional knife sharpeners don’t work with round pizza wheels, the Pizza Wheel Sharpener is a handy gadget to keep a circular blade sharp and ready to use for their favorite pies.
To buy: KitchenIQ Pizza Wheel Sharpener, $14.99 at kitcheniq.com
Williams-Sonoma Smart Thermometer
This Wi-Fi-enabled, leave-in probe thermometer connects via an iPhone app, so your favorite chef can keep an eye on what’s cooking without leaving the couch.
To buy: Williams-Sonoma Smart Thermometer, $199.95 at williams-sonoma.com
Keurig Rivo Cappuccino & Latte System
For the latte lovers in your life, Keurig has a new model that combines the super simple pod-based brewing method with espresso-making for a java jolt in less than two minutes. Plus, the brewer froths milk (or nondairy creamer) at the same time, so your lattes, cappuccinos and other coffee drinks will be barista worthy.
To buy: Keurig Rivo Cappuccino & Latte System, $229 in stores and at keurig.com
Zyliss EasiCan Can Opener
With the touch of a button, this vibrating gizmo zips open cans without leaving any sharp edges. Plus, it's compact and totally hands free, making it the perfect kitchen gadget gift for the ultimate multi-tasker on your list -- mom.
To buy: Zyliss EasiCan Can Opener, $19.99 at zyliss.com
OXO Wine Aerating Pourer
For wine connoisseurs, pair a bottle of vino with this simple tool that aerates wine as you pour it. Wine gets better as you let it breathe, so this kitchen gadget gift is pure genius.
To buy: OXO Wine Aerating Pourer, $14.99 in stores and at oxo.com
T-fal Balanced Living Compact Steamer
Can a steamer be snazzy? Because this one from T-fal totally is. With digital controls and a timer, it takes steaming to a whole new level. Your favorite health-conscious friend will love being able to cook different ingredients at the same time in the steamer’s two separate 2-quart bowls.
To buy: T-fal Balanced Living Compact Steamer, $39.99, available in stores and at amazon.com
IMUSA Aluminum Pressure Cooker
Give the gift of speed with this super useful kitchen workhorse. Pressure cooking allows you to cook dinner 70% faster (seriously) without sacrificing flavor, which makes this 6-quart pressure cooker from IMUSA ideal for any busy cook.
The corkscrew may be a thing of the past thanks to the Coravin, which lets you drink wine without popping the cork. Instead, you puncture the cork and extract the wine. And since the wine in the bottle is never exposed to oxygen, it’ll last for months or longer. The fancy kitchen gadget gift is a total splurge, but the devoted wine lover on your list will definitely raise a glass in your honor.
To buy: Coravin, $279 and up at coravin.com