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23 Gifts That'll Make Cooking More Fun

Now they'll have no choice but to thank you... with some seriously delicious meals.

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1. A ceramic Mr. Sneezy egg separator that's just as efficient as it is entertaining. It can even be used to contain and dispense other liquids like gravy or syrup; aka this gift will keep them laughing throughout breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Photo of model hand using egg separator over bowl

Psst, this is dishwasher-safe.

Promising Review: "Loved it when I saw it and wasn’t disappointed. It works well and effectively separates the egg white, looks kind of disgusting but that’s one of the reasons I wanted it in my kitchen. It’s a quirky fun and useful tool. I’m recovering from a stroke and separating egg whites is difficult to do one handed. Thank you who ever thought of this fun separator." —Annmk

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

2. A copy of From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen by Snoop Dogg so the recipient can try out some soulfully seasoned recipes! This Martha Stewart-approved cookbook features mouthwatering dishes like "Mack and Cheese" and "Baby Got Back Ribs." BRB, ordering this for my mom ASAP!,

Get it from Amazon for $12.98, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $22.95, or check your local library.

3. A Dracula garlic crusher that cuts, dices, and minces in seconds. This adorably spooky device is not just a one trick pony! It works on nuts, herbs, fruits and vegetables — simply load, twist, and voila!


It's BPA free and dishwasher safe.

Promising Review: "The Gracula demolishes garlic without having to cut up anything. Mincing it into little bits has never been simpler or more fun. It cleans up really easily and looks great in my kitchen among my other year round Halloween / horror items." —Mr. Frights

Get it from Amazon for $17.60.

4. A penguin-shaped egg cooker for the impatient person that's never heard the phrase "a watched pot never boils." Not only is this fun to look at, but it's multi-functional to boot! This three-in-one cook, store, and serve holder can be prepped the night before and instantly dropped into a pot the next day.,

It fits up to six eggs and the handle stays cool so they'll never burn themselves.

Promising Review: "What can I say, it's just plain fun to make eggs with this item. I'm convinced that the eggs cook better and more evenly as well. When not cooking I keep eggs in the holder in the fridge." —Kenneth Lonas

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

5. A silicone cat egg mold that's purr-fect for the cat lover who is tired of the same old boring breakfast. Simply set the mold on a frying pan, crack one egg in each of the eyes, and let the mold work its magic.

Reviewer photo of eggs made with silicone egg mold over vegetables in bowl next to coffee

Promising Review: "Never knew eggs could be improved upon until I received this mold. Just used lots of oil or spray." —J. Weidman

Get it from Amazon for $10.12.

6. LED Light saber chopsticks so you and your bestie can show off your most impressive jedi food tricks, like making an entire sushi roll disappear in under 60 seconds. May the force be with your stomachs!,

These chopsticks are made from BPA free plastic.

Promising review: "My daughter LOVES these chopsticks. Fun, kitschy and unique. They look exactly like what is pictured — vibrant and colorful. Would definitely buy for the other Jedis in my life!" —Rebecca Pina

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

7. A mini animal waffle maker that would make even Gordon Ramsey crack a smile. Perfect for the professional who is drowning in work and meetings before 9 a.m. with no time to cook. All they have to do is drop the batter in — they can set it and forget it!

Reviewer photo of animal waffle maker next to completed animal waffles on a plate

It makes seven different mini animal-shaped waffles at a time (a cat, two dogs, reindeer, two tigers, panda and bear).

Promising Review: "These waffles brought smiles and giggles to our breakfast table. Our kids are 10.5 and 12 and they really enjoyed the animal shapes and particularly the 'dipping' size of the waffles. And so did my husband and I. The waffle maker is super easy to use, all the faces were clearly imprinted, and I didn't have any issue with cooking time or uneven browning. LOT'S of FUN! At $30, why not? Wish we had this years ago!" —jchungmd

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

8. A chicken herb infuser for the jokester that can also whip up a delicious stew or soup. This is made from food-safe silicone and can be used in temperatures up to 450 degrees!,

Promising Review: "This fun chicken works great and adds a touch of humor to my kitchen!" —Annie

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

9. A pair of shredder claws so they can shred meat faster than Wolverine shreds villains. These claws are dishwasher-safe, melt proof (up to 450 degrees), and BPA-free.

Reviewer photo of shredder claws in use on chicken breast next to bowl of shredded chicken

Promising Review: "I like to make chicken, but hate the process of shredding it with two forks. I couldn't bear (haha) it any longer because I bent my forks, and it took FOREVER! Well, no more! I've got these now, and I love 'em! They're effective, fun, and incredibly sharp. (As in don't get too carried away in the joy of shredding and accidentally shred your hand!) I definitely don't recommend these for giving a back massage, but they work wonders on meat in the crockpot!" —erinchilada

Get it from Amazon for $11.00.

10. A colorful knife set that's so pretty, it basically doubles as decor. This will brighten their kitchen *and* their meal prepping process.,

This 12-piece set comes with six knives (paring knife, utility knife, Santoku knife, carving knife, chef’s knife, and bread knife) and six knife covers.

Promising Review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE these knives! Got rid of my whole knife block after using these! The colors are fun and they work really well! They are hand-wash only which may be a deterrent for some people but it just helps me keep them clean immediately after use. I would 10/10 recommend to a friend!" —GP2012

Get it from Amazon for $13.80.

11. A copy of The Burn Cookbook: An Unofficial Unauthorized Cookbook for Mean Girls Fans by Jonathan Bennett for the honorary Plastic in your crew. This is chock-full of Mean Girls-approved meals so you can finally make "Fetch-uccini Alfredo" happen or scarf down some "Are Buttermilk Pancakes A Carb.", AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

Promising Review: "Filled with fun recipes and Mean Girls quotes. Plus, the author totally looks sexy with his hair pushed back! A must-have for any Mean Girls fan!" —Rachel

Get it from Amazon for $18.59.

12. A rooster pot spoon holder that's possibly the cutest sous chef they've ever seen. It'll keep their messy spoons off of the counter and provide a little comic relief in the process.

The rooster pot spoon holder is made from heat resistant silicone.

Promising Review: "Adorable and effective spoon holder! Definitely helps reduce stove top clutter!" —Sunny

Get it from Amazon for $11.21.

13. A piggy wiggy timer for the person who is always one minute too late to achieving perfect cookie-making perfection. When Pillsbury says 10-14 minutes, they really mean it!

Reviewer photo of the piggy wiggy timer on table

Promising Review: "We needed a cute timer for school and what not to make it fun. Works fine for us with daily use." —Cassandra Miller

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

14. A hilariously absurd cat-and-unicorn kitchen apron – it may get more compliments than their food.

Reviewer photo of man wearing cat and unicorn kitchen apron

Promising Review: "I love my apron! It’s funny and safe. You can also adjust its length so it fits everyone. You can machine wash and dry it too." —Fernanda de Mattos

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

15. A Barry the grater that makes the entire grating process ~beary~ easy. This big guy holds all the gratings in his belly which means no mess, less work, and more fun.


Its made from food safe stainless steel and is BPA free.

Promising Review: "Love all your products so far. It makes my kitchen a fun place to cook. I've used this little grater several times already and love it. Makes great lemon zest with no mess." —Nifty Nel

Get it from Amazon for $17.00.

16. A Disney Pixar slow cooker because the sweetest gift is the gift of nostalgia. The slow cooker features beloved characters from Toy Story, Monster's Inc, Finding Nemo and more. Now they'll have plenty of time to enjoy a classic as they wait for their delicious meal.

Reviewer photo of  Disney Pixar slow cooker with meat inside

Promising Review: "I use my crockpot multiple times a week, but just had a normal black 7-quart crockpot. My son just bought me this one. It's so fun! Every square has a different character. I love that the red knob is a rocket and on top of the glass lid is a star. I've got it cooking now, all seems perfectly normal as far as function. It's just so much more fun sitting on the counter than my plain black one." —RLEnglish

Get it from Amazon for $32.82.

17. A ferociously funny pair of bear hand oven mitts that require a minimum of five bear puns per use.,

Promising Review: "These are just what they appear to be: a pair of oven mitts, with silicone 'claws' and 'palm' (the silicone is heat-resistant, for picking up hot items, and also provides some friction so those items won't slip). Fully functional; also fun and funny to look at. You could pay less for oven mitts that don't look like bear hands, but why would you?" —Duke

Get it from Amazon for $19.62.

18. A fun cookie cutter and stamp set so cute, they'll be tempted to save their creations instead of eat them. This hilarious set includes cookie cutters in the shape of a heart, pi symbol, poop emoji, and a regular cookie stamp, plus it includes Rosanna Pansino's delicious vanilla almond sugar cookie recipe.

Promising Review: "These are great! Really easy to grip if your hands a covered in slippery cookie dough! Love the cute and fun designs.' —Lacie Megan Fitts

Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

19. A spaghetti monster strainer for the fun pasta lover who's generosity and absurdity is rivaled only by Oprah. "You get a bowl of pasta! You get a bowl of pasta! And you get a bowl of pasta!"

A spaghetti monster strainer full of noodles on table next to various herbs and vegetables and a block of cheese

Spaghetti monster strainer is BPA free and dishwasher safe.

Promising Review: "I love this strainer so much. It makes cooking just a little more fun! Seriously I smile every time I use it!" —Courtnie

Get it from Amazon for $18.20.

20. Mitten tongs that will turn them into a lean mean ice-picking and meat-flipping machine. I mean seriously, they won't be able to resist picking up even the most random things with these delightful mitten tongs.

Promising Review: "These tongs are great. They crack me up every time I use them." —Joel B. Huber

Get it from Amazon for $20.00.

21. An olive oil and vinegar dispenser for lovers of birds and elegant design. This sleek bottle prevents the oxidation of the oil and vinegar so it remains fresh and tasty.,

The bottle is made out of glass and is dishwasher safe.

Promising Review: "Very happy with this product. It's fun, super easy to use and mood-uplifting. Wish it was slightly bigger though, but overall it's great." —ksenia brejneva

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

22. A squirrel-shaped paddle spoon that actually makes turning and serving rice fun. Your carbohydrate loving friend will thank you as they proudly perch this beauty atop their kitchen counter.

Photo of squirrel paddle on table next to bowl of noodles and broccoli

Promising Review: "One of my favorite purchases EVER. Whimsical and fun, but also functional (the legs of the squirrel can be used to stand up the paddle so it isn't touching the counter). Always gets lots of comments when I have guests over, and puts a smile on my face." —kbirdie

Get it from Amazon for $4.69.

23. A mini pop cake maker for the person with a super sweet tooth who's about to go broke from buying a dozen a day at Starbucks. This compact cutie can bake up to nine cake pops in under five minutes so it basically pays for itself in one use.,

Promising Review: "Super easy to bake cake pop with the kids. If you guys are looking to spend time with the kids at home. Then you got to buy this. Baking with the kids is so much fun. Especially when they see the finish product. You can’t really make mistake with this. It’s easy as 1-2-3. Mix ingredients, bake and remove." —Cloud

Get it from Amazon for $20.96.

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