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Gardener’s Gift Guide: Kitchen Edition

Kitchen Gifts for Gardeners

This is my 4th year doing a gift guide, and I have to say this guide is my favorite one so far. These kitchen gifts for gardeners are the ones that make life easier, the food tastier, and harvests last longer. Hope you like them as much as I do. 

The goal with most of the vegetables, herbs, and fruit I grow in my garden is to harvest them and bring them to into my kitchen. Through the years, I’ve appreciated quality products that last a long time and help me use and process my garden harvests.  

If you’re looking for even more garden gift information, head to my previous gift guides. I share other garden favorites there.

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Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Harvest Baskets​ 

I love these harvest baskets so much that after buying the square-shaped one, I bought the rectangle size too. They are perfect for gathering garden harvests and look good sitting in the kitchen. During tomato season, they are usually filled with ripening and ripe tomatoes on my kitchen counter.

Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Herb Scissors

Herb Scissors

Chopping up fresh herbs is so simple with these scissors – no cutting board required. The 5 blades slice the herbs easily and quickly. They are easy to clean and durable too. I bought my herb scissors in 2016 and they look (and work) as well as the day I bought them.

Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Breville Citrus Press​

Citrus season around here is no joke. We process large amounts of lemons, oranges, and grapefruits every year. I bought this citrus press in 2012 during citrus season here in Arizona, and I’ve used it every year sinceThe durable die-cast juicing cone and stainless steel parts are well-made. It is quick, and thorough, and squeezes every drop.

Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Iced Tea Maker​

Iced Tea Maker

I love making large batches of roselle tea all summer long in this pitcher. Put dried roselle in the center infuser and then fill the pitcher with water — about 12 hours later the tea is ready to go. It is easy to clean and durable.

Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Keurig K-Supreme Plus Coffee Maker

Keruig Tea Maker

My kids love this coffee maker for making hot chocolate, but I love using the included “My K-Cup” for making single servings of hot / iced roselle tea and other herbal teas all year long.

Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Produce Saver​

An abundance of fresh produce lasts so much longer when I store it in these containers in the fridge. It’s like magic! They stack easily for storage, but they are usually in my fridge keeping garden harvests fresh.

Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Excalibur Dehydrator

kitchen gifts for gardeners

I recently upgraded to an Excalibur dehydrator. This was a much-needed upgrade. There are plenty of trays, making it easy to process large harvests. Some of my favorite things to dehydrate are gingerpeppersapplesonionstomatoesgreens & herbs.

Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Vitamix Blender​Kitchen gifts for gardeners

After many years of buying and replacing broken blenders, I invested in this Vitamix in 2015. It’s been used almost daily since that time for morning smoothies, grinding dehydrated herbs, chopping veggies, and much more.

Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Compost Bin​

Kitchen gifts for gardeners

This kitchen compost bin earned a spot on my counter in 2015. It looks good and doesn’t smell or attract bugs (the carbon filter helps with that). This makes adding kitchen scraps to my vermicomposting or compost bins easy.

Kitchen gifts for gardeners: Cast Iron Pan​Kitchen gifts for gardeners

Cast iron skillets are classic and last nearly forever. Don’t underestimate the size of this pan. It’s huge! (Make sure it will fit in your oven). But its size is the thing I love most about it. I always use this pan when making large meals for my hungry boys (and their friends). I’ve had my pan since 2012.

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Emmy L Livingston

Monday 29th of November 2021

Ohhhh I would dehydrate calendula and chamomile for sure! And any other herbs that I grow! I thought I'd season sliced cucumbers to dehydrate for a quick crunchy snack instead of chips.


Monday 29th of November 2021

I would suggest you add the long cook's tweezers to this list. They are sooo handy all over the house but in the garden you can use them to pick out fallen pieces of prickly cactus without getting poked, pick up a scorpion and throw it over the wall, pick up slugs and slimy fallen veggies or whatever nasties happen that you don't really want to touch even with gloves on. In the kitchen they turn individual pieces of roast potatoes in your toaster oven without burning your hand on the hot top element, pick out the food that falls out of the pot and under the hot grate (that piece of pasta you've been blowing on to cool off and it slips right off the spoon). I just discovered this one: pick out the food crud/keys/receipts/bits of paper that's fallen between the console and car seat. Everyone is getting one of these this Christmas.


Sunday 28th of November 2021

Fruit leather! My great-granddaughter is in love with it! Peppers, onions, chili's, herbs...the list goes on and on! There are sooo many possibilities! I have had several dehydrators in my gardening life, but I lived in a different climate. I am looking forward to starting up again, and I have a young lady that cleans my house that is learning gardening from me! I would use this awesome dehydrator as a learning tool for her. She is so eager to learn! I bought her the calendar for Christmas...


Thursday 25th of November 2021

I would definitely dehydrate herbs from the garden. Onions and garlic too!


Thursday 25th of November 2021

Right now I can what I can find in stores at a reasonable price. Apples, peaches and berries. I would love to dehydrate those same fruits for added nutrition and ease od storage. Thank you again Angela