Tis the season to be…getting some new stuff for your kitchen! But seriously, do you have certain things you need in your kitchen this holiday season?
I know I do!
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Holidays are a fun time of year. Some of these things are definitely just used more often during the holidays, but there is something special about getting holiday versions of the items below.
Check out this list for great ideas for your own kitchen. They make great holiday gifts, too!
10 Things You Need in Your Kitchen This Holiday Season
Holiday Dish Towels
Oh how I love me some dish towels! And although I don’t buy them as often as I’d like (cue hubby’s voice: “Do you really need another dish towel?”) I do reserve a few special ones for the holidays. Pumpkins, fall leaves and Christmas Trees are among some of my favorites. Oh and this new one I picked up last month.
A Good Cookie Recipe
You can thank my mama for this one, may she rest in peace. We make Christmas cookies every year, it’s a tradition that we’ve been carrying on since even before my first son was born. (We even have it on video, me huge and pregnant, frosting the holiday cookies. Oh fun!)
The kids absolutely love everything about it, from making the dough and frosting to cutting them out and decorating. And of course, moms special chocolate chip cookie recipe gets included in the holiday tradition as well. Because after all, nothing says I love you like a warm chocolate chip cookie!
Whether your big on candy or not (come on, think about your guests, ha ha!) setting out a small dish for candy is pretty common this time of year. We have one in the shape of a snowman, but I’ve seen so many cute ones. Finding one with a lid is great when you have kids, otherwise they always seem to feel free to help themselves anytime.
Because you have to have somewhere to put the ham, am I right? (Or turkey, or roast beef…whatever floats your boat!)
Having a holiday platter that’s a little larger than your regularly used platters is helpful, otherwise you’ll find yourself having to use two or three to hold all.that.meat.
An Electric Knife
Makes cutting that bird (or pig, or cow) a whole lot faster and easier. We’ve had this one for years and love it!
Deviled Egg Holder
I’ve had one of these for a few years now and love it. Before my deviled eggs would slide around on the plate every time I moved them. This little sucker keeps them right in place, until your family is ready to eat them. (Side note: a great additional purchase to your deviled egg holder is nose plugs!) 😉
Hors d’oeuvres Platter
We always set out crackers, cheese, olives, chips, veggies and the like both on Christmas Eve and between breakfast and dinner on Christmas day. Having a platter with little sections to hold everything individually (because God forbid an olive or piece of broccoli touch a potato chip, my son would NOT eat it!) is super helpful.
To make those delicious Christmas cookies I mentioned above, you need some festive shaped cookie cutters. I think we have them all: Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, Candy Cane, Bell, Sleigh, Teddy Bear, Star, Tree…and about 20 other shapes as well!
Hot Cocoa Mugs
Now I have quite the collection of coffee mugs myself, but there’s something special about holiday cocoa mugs that the kids really get a kick out of. Definitely something fun to have in your kitchen.
Grove Collaborative Holiday Gift Set
This is a new tradition for me this year to try out the holiday gift set from Grove Collaborative. Grove delivers awesome products from the best companies right to your door. The scents are amazing, and now you can experience the magic of Mrs. Meyer’s seasonal scents for free. (The hardest part is choosing a scent!)
The set includes a Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap, Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap, Mrs. Meyer’s multi-surface spray and the Grove Collaborative Bubble Up (soap dispenser and brush).
Both Mrs. Meyer’s soap and multi-surface cleaner are staples at our house. I love the scent choices, and I can feel good about using these products with my family because they’re made with plant-based ingredients.
Mrs. Meyer’s seasonal scents often sell out before the holiday season even begins, so this is a great chance to get your hands on them for free. If you’re interested, don’t wait — the offer is only available through November 21 or until the sets are gone!
Here’s how it works:
- Sign up for Grove Collaborative here . You’ll receive the Mrs. Meyer’s offer for free when you sign up! If you’re already a customer, go here to receive the brand new Grove Collaborative Bubble Up for 50% off.
- Answer 4 quick questions about your home that Grove Collaborative will then use to customize your first basket — this takes under 30 seconds!
- Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.
- To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box.
- You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.
Bonus tip: Once you’ve submitted your Grove order, be sure to sign up for the free 60 day VIP trial. For 60 days, you’ll save even more with free shipping, free gifts, price matching, exclusive sales and personal service. I can’t recommend it enough!
Well that’s it! I hope this list of 10 things you need in your kitchen this holiday season has been helpful and given you some good ideas about what you need as well as what you can get for someone else.
Be sure to stop by Grove to claim your Free holiday gift set when you sign up. It’s seriously so easy, and saves me a ton of time and money, both of which I’m sure you can use this busy holiday season.
Remember life doesn't have to be perfect to love where you are!