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The Best Quirky Gifts for Everyday Cooks

Funny and functional, these kitchen gadgets happen to make some of the best gifts for cooks!

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Coffee Art Stencil Setvia

Coffee Art Stencil Set

Whip up frothy winter treats like a barista with this coffee stencil setThe 38-piece collection adds a finishing touch to warm winter beverages like this Hot Ginger Coffee and one of our seasonal favorites, Fresh Apple Cake sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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HIC Rectangular Bacon Press and Steak Weightvia

Cast Iron Bacon Press

Say goodbye to curled up pieces of pan-fried piggy with this bacon press. It’ll become a kitchen staple, not only for weekend breakfast but with some of our best bacon-y recipes.

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Shark Attack Hand-Painted Ceramic Sushi Serving Plattervia

Shark Attack Sushi Serving Platter

Oh my, California rolls! Sushi lovers everywhere will delight in this shark attack platter, spacious enough to hold two rolls, ginger and wasabi, along with extra room for your dipping sauce.

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Psst! Did you know there’s an easy trick to make grocery store sushi taste better?

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Fred MUFFIN TOPS Denim-Style Baking Cups, Set of 4via

Muffin Top Baking Cups

Serve up muffins in memorable style with these silly baking cups. We’re filling ours with these S’mores Monkey Bread Muffins and okay, all of our most amazing muffin recipes. For best results, serve the muffins warm with a giant pat of butter, alongside a tall glass of milk.

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Krierah - Dinosaur Soup Ladle - Green Nylon 6oz Per Scoop. The Dino Ladle - Not Nessievia

Dinosaur Soup Ladle

Dish up hearty meals like Stuffed Pepper Soup and Pumpkin Lentil Soup with this super-fun dinosaur ladle. Cleverly designed, it can easily stand upright when not in use. And when in use, it’ll give you a grin with its Loch Ness look! (Find more gifts for dinosaur lovers here.)

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Kurt Adler SW0155 Star Wars Nutcracker, 10-Inch Darth Vadervia

Darth Vader Nutcracker

The kids and kids at heart in your house will get a kick out of this Star Wars nutcrackerbonus that it’s easier for little hands to use than those traditional chrome and stainless steel versions. (Here are more of our favorite Star Wars gifts for foodies.)

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I Could Eat a Horse Spaghetti Noodle Pasta Measurer Tool, Measure Quantity by doiyvia

Spaghetti Noodle Measuring Tool

Take the guesswork out of deciding how much spaghetti to cook with this clever noodle measuring tool. The gadget comes in Horse and T-Rex varieties, sure to bring a smile to the hungriest in your brood, all while making sure you cook up just the right amount. When the mood for Italian night strikes, check out our most fork-twirling spaghetti recipes!

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Wilton 2105-6416 8-Cavity Cookie Pan Spoonsvia

Cookie Spoon Pan

The only thing better than licking the batter? (Yes, we know we shouldn’t. Yes, we do it anyway.) Dunking a spoon-shaped cookie into a glass of milk, or coffee or bowl of homemade ice cream. You can make that happen with a super cute cookie spoon pan.

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Fred MR. TEA Silicone Tea Infuservia

Mr. Tea Infuser

Simmer loose tea leaves in the Mr. Tea infuser, a guy who will look content in his steam bath right there on the edge of your favorite mug.

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Angry Mama Microwave Oven Steam Cleanervia

Microwave Steam Cleaner

When you open the microwave door to find that the last person who cleaned it was (surprise!) you, take a deep breath and grab this microwave cleaner. Good for a chuckle and a microwave cleaning sans elbow grease, this quirky kitchen gadget is sure to become a go-to favorite.

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Rebecca Walden
Rebecca C. Walden is a freelance writer with Deep South roots - an Alabama native now living in north Texas. Her writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, the Huffington Post, Southern Living, and many other regional publications, focusing on everything from health and wellness to parenting, family, and women's interests. Walden also provides freelance writing to corporate clients in finance, government, healthcare, and higher education. Check out her latest work
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