Whether writing a list for Santa for yourself or looking to gift someone else, you can’t go wrong with elevated kitchen items. We love functional gifting and, with kitchen items being used so regularly, you can feel confident in your present-picking prowess for the home cooks or foodies in your life with our choice picks below. —Vicki Duong
our place perfect pot. When it comes to the Our Place Always Pan, we have raved about the Instagram-hyped pan time and time again. While we love the versatility of the pan, some recipes are best suited for a stockpot. Enter the Perfect Pot ($220), which can be used as a stockpot, Dutch oven (hooray for oven safe!) and saucepot. Plus, it comes with a roasting rack and spoon.
kilne knife set. Any expert chef will tell you that you’re only as good as your tools and, when it comes to knives, high quality ensures a crisp cut while keeping you safe. The Knife Set ($189) from Kilne features six essential tools, including a sharpening steel, all housed in an attractive Acacia wood block that can be proudly displayed on any countertop.
lineage ceramics ramen set. Ideal for the ramen lover, this charming three-piece set ($76) includes a deep ramen bowl, tumbler cup and two sauce dishes. We love the matte finish on these ceramics; it gives a restaurant quality to the set, which is microwave and dishwasher safe.
spärkel system. Elevate your daily water intake with the Spärkel system ($140), designed for sparkling beverage fans. Unlike its competitors, no CO2 is required to create a bubbly beverage here. Using packets of carbonator (citric acid and sodium bicarbonate), natural CO2 is created when mixed with water—plus the system has five levels for you to customize your bubbly.
dougherty glasswork drinking glasses. Spruce up your drinking experience with these handmade glasses made locally in Vancouver. Dougherty Glassworks drinking glasses ($48) boast an ergonomic thumb divot that adds an eye-catching and tactile shape, and they’re available in a variety of colours.
fable home flatware set. Impress your guests at your next dinner party with this trend-driven flatware set (from $240) from Fable Home. The high-quality stainless-steel set is crafted in Portugal and thoughtfully designed to be dishwasher safe. Elegant and functional; what’s not to love?