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Day 7 of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals brings a veritable buffet of discounts on all sorts of fantastic gifts for anyone who loves to cook. And if you’re hosting a holiday party this year, maybe it’s a good day to treat yourself to something new in your own kitchen too. We pored over all the different offers available today, and while there are lots of great prices on things like FRED and Friends kitchen accessories and holiday entertaining essentials, these five deals really stood out from the rest.
1. A new chef’s knife
Prepping ingredients for a meal can be really cathartic and fun, but if you’re using a knife with a dull blade, it can be stressful and tiring. There are all sorts of different knives for different tasks, but every home chef should always have one all-purpose chef’s knife on hand. This popular, highly rated knife goes on sale every few months, and for under $20, you really can’t go wrong. Most quality chef’s knives cost around $100 or more, and this one originally cost $100 but usually sells for $30-$40.
2. A countertop herb garden
Cooking with fresh herbs always makes the food taste better, but buying them at the store is a pain. You can never use all of them before they go bad, and it’s just wasteful and expensive. So why not grow them right on your counter? The AeroGrow AeroGarden can handle up to six different plants at once, making it easy to always have your favorites on hand (and it comes with seeds to get started!). Not only does it come with an automatic light to keep plants healthy all year long, but the garden can remind you when your plants need to be watered. Did I mention this usually costs $180, but it’s marked down to $120 right now?
3. A full set of knives in a classic wood block
Know someone who could use more than just a new chef’s knife? This Cuisinart 15-piece stainless steel knife set might be just the thing. It typically costs about $70 and hasn’t been discounted this deeply in a year, making it a great time to grab one. It comes with an 8-inch chef’s knife, a bread knife, a santoku knife, a utility knife, a paring knife, a sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and six steak knifes, all in a timeless wood block.
4. A stunning set of copper cookware
Do you know anyone who loves to cook but is stuck using old, scratched pots and pans with chips and wiggly handles? Why not surprise them with replacements they’re sure to love? This best-selling Gotham cookware set is not only made of steel and highly durable, but it’s all nonstick too. For just $75, this is a robust collection. It includes a 8.5-inch frying pan, a 10.25-inch frying pan, a 1-quart sauce pan, a 1.5-quart stock pot, a 2.5-quart stock pot, a 5-quart stock pot, a steamer insert for the largest stock pot, and lids for all but the small frying pan.
5. A kitchen mat for comfortable cooking
OK, this might seem kind of weird as a gift. A floor mat? Well, it’s actually really great for anyone who spends hours on their feet, especially baking cookies for the whole family or preparing a feast. It provides cushion that can prevent and ease foot and back pain, and it’s extra study to prevent slips. This GelPro mat usually costs $60, but it’s nearly half off right now. It may not be the flashiest gift to give this year, but it’s one that will be well-used and loved for years to come.
Prices are accurate at the time of publication, but may change over time.