What do you get the cook who has everything? Forget top-of-the-line dishware and appliances. For fun, unique and inexpensive gifts, there’s a whole slew of quirky yet classy kitchen gadgets out there—from hand-crafted serving platters to pig-shaped corkscrews—perfect for professionals and aspiring cooks alike. Here are some of our favorites.
BARTENDER SIX-BOTTLE WINE HOLDER
Hand-crafted by cutting, bending and welding recycled steel, this whimsical wine holder by Guenter Scholz adds a touch of playfulness to a sophisticated kitchen. The sculpture is shipped directly from the artist. www.detailsart.com
MUSICAL CAKE AND PIE SLICER
Have something to celebrate? With four seasonal tunes to choose from—Jingle Bells, Happy Birthday, The Wedding March and For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow—these festive cake cutters are the life of the party. www.kitchenware.co.uk
CIRCLE BARBEQUE SKEWERS
Serving meat-and-vegetable skewers on straight, wooden sticks isn’t very exciting. Mix it up this summer with these non-stick metal, circular barbecue skewers. They’re an inexpensive yet elegant way to serve the same meats and veggies, plus they’re dishwasher safe and sized to fit most dinner plates.www.homewetbar.com
WINE-BOTTLE CHEESE BOARD
Get the wine-and-cheese lover in your life something truly meaningful and useful: a beautiful cheese board, handcrafted in Northern California from a recycled wine bottle. Each plate is made using an intense heat process to melt, flatten and gently cool the bottle. Personalize it with your choice of wine labels from an extensive collection. www.vineyard-designs.com
WIND-UP SALT AND PEPPER ROBOTS
Have some fun during dinner with these salt and pepper ‘bots. Wind them up, and they’re more than happy to pass themselves to someone else at the table. www.uncommongoods.com.
SILVER PIG CORKSCREW
Quirky yet practical, this pig-shaped corkscrew is a fun alternative to a standard wine opener. Its legs are sturdy and the corkscrew is durable, so it can stand nicely on display and remove corks with ease. www.kitchenware.co.uk
DRIFTWOOD DELUX PICNIC BASKET
The Avalon Deluxe Driftwood Picnic Backpack features a removable waterproof liner and an exterior wine pouch, plus all the kitchenware two people need for a meal at the beach or the park—including a cutting board, corkscrew, cheese knife, and even a blanket. This gift is perfect for the adventurer who loves a good meal, whether it’s indoors or out. www.detailsart.com
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