It’s no secret we love Amazon here at Chowhound–fast, free shipping combined with cheap prices means more stuff in our stockings this Christmas, which is the ultimate goal. As we’ve been making our own Christmas lists at the office, we’ve done the hard part of combing through the infinite amount of Amazon kitchen products in order to curate our top picks. If we had to narrow it down to only 10 items, this would be it. From a beautiful copper saucepan (that doesn’t break the bank!) to a trusty cast iron skillet, keep reading to see what we really want from Santa.
This copper saucepan is a work of art. When we first unwrapped it at the office we were in awe of its beauty. Even if you don’t cook, this would be a beautiful piece to keep on your stovetop to fool people into thinking you do cook (and to show off your great taste). However, we (obviously) do cook and recommend making a simple tomato sauce to complement this copper masterpiece.See It
Pssst –this cheeseboard should cost way more money than it actually does. We can’t believe how great it is for the price. Our social media strategist/photographer ended up purchasing one on the spot for her sister for Christmas. It’s that good. At 1.25 inches thick, it’s a hefty board that could be left out on your counter at all times. And the grain in this acacia wood is everything. Use as a cheeseboard, prep board, styling prop, or all three like we’ll be doing.See It
What’s a charcuterie spread without the olives? While they’re placed on a secondary (smaller) plate here, that doesn’t mean they’re any less important – we just wanted them to have a place where they can shine on their own. This Denby plate is made in England, and the brand has a heritage of more than 200 years in expert design and craftsmanship. So basically, owning this plate makes you one step closer to Meghan Markle. Who knows, maybe she and Harry registered for a few Denby pieces.See It
Another item we were shocked to see the low price tag on is this gigantic cast iron dutch oven by Lodge. We still love the iconic Le Creuset for all its beauty, but this Lodge version is literally $300 less. It’s huge, definitely big enough to feed a crowd this holiday season. We suggest using this mega piece of cookware to throw together some simple soup in between all the holiday madness. If you’re looking for a good tomato soup recipe, try our Classic Tomato Soup.See It
The chicest way to wipe the melty cheese off your hands is with a proper napkin. We recently upgraded to using linen napkins nightly at home for dinner instead of paper napkins, and it really has increased our quality of life. Not only is it way better for the environment, but it also makes your life feel just a little bit more put together, even when it’s not. This set is gorgeous –the material is the perfect thickness and the color is saturated. You’ll find the same napkins done by other stores, but this budget buy can stand up to any of themSee It.
Another cast iron cookware piece we’re crushing on is this quintessential cast iron skillet by Calphalon. It was the highest-selling item our community bought during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so we had to investigate for ourselves. Our conclusion? Everyone should own a cast iron skillet, and this one checks the box. Grab it now while it’s a whopping 60% off! And then make some macaroni like we did (the office was drooling the day we made it).See It
The perfect compliment to garlicky spaghetti? Shiny gold flatware. We’ve been eyeing a gold flatware set since Black Friday but haven’t pulled the trigger…until now. This best seller (it has more than 1200 reviews with a 4.6 star rating) has actually sold out in “gold” since we purchased for our photoshoot, but the equally attractive “rose gold” set is still available. Using gold flatware will make even leftovers feel a little more special.See It
We recently held our 2018 cookie bake-off at the office (if you missed it be sure to skim the recipes for inspo) and this cake stand/pedestal is the ultimate vessel for showing off your baked goods this holiday season. It’s crisp white color makes a rainbow of colors pop (aka everything your bake will look good on this), and it’s thick but not too heavy so you can easily transport it from cupboard to counter to table and back again.See It
If you want perfect cookies, you need the right tools. And this 2-pack of baker’s half sheets are iconic. Our staff loves them, and so do Amazon users—5000+ 4.5 star reviews can’t be wrong. All that’s left to do is click, buy, and bake. Enjoy!See It
For more great gift ideas, see our Gourmet Food and Drink Gift Guide, and our Best Kitchen Gadgets, Tools, and Appliances Gift Guide.
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