Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Browse our Holiday Gift Guide 2018 to find gift ideas for folks who cook for one or two people. From small baking dishes to toaster ovens, you’re sure to find many gift ideas for loved ones on your list.

Kitchen tools- Baking dishes, pots, pans, measuring spoons, a scale, kitchen rags, mixing bowls, all on wooden cutting board

The holidays are here and today we are sharing our Cooking For One Holiday Gift Guide For 2018. We have gift ideas for small households and for anyone who cooks for one or two people. We hope this holiday gift list makes your shopping easier this year.

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Whether shopping for yourself or shopping for someone else, let One Dish Kitchen be your guide this holiday season with delightful gift ideas for everyone on your list.

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Four baking dishes of all different sizes, a muffin pan, a baking sheet, and a blue and white kitchen rag all on a wooden cutting board

Cooking For One Holiday Gift Guide

Toaster Oven – This is the toaster oven I own and the one I have purchased for my kids who are living on their own. I’ve used it for years and it’s wonderful. This toaster oven is big enough to cook a 6-pound turkey or a 9-inch pizza. It bakes, broils, and toasts.

Digital Kitchen Scale – I use this kitchen scale all the time in my kitchen. It’s easy to use and displays ounces, lbs, grams, kgs. I love that it has a 3-minute automatic shutoff which lets you prepare ingredients while maintaining battery life.

5-inch Square Baking Dish – This baking dish is the perfect size for anyone cooking for one. In fact, many of the recipes featured here on One Dish Kitchen, including Zucchini Lasagna For One are made in this dish.

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Potato and Asparagus Crustless Quiche For One

9-1/2-Inch Oval Baking Dish – This larger baking dish is ideal for making mini cakes and other small serving one pan meals like Twice Baked Eggplant.

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Oven Roasted Chicken Drumsticks For One

Compact Air Fryer – This mini Air Fryer is perfect for a small family of one or two people. Features include an automatic shut-off feature when cooking is completed. The closed cooking system ensures splatter-free cooking. Enjoy your favorite fried foods with less calories.

1.5 Qt. Capacity Electric Slow Cooker – You’ll notice that many of our slow cooker single serving recipes are made with this particular slow cooker. It’s the perfect size for single serving meals. The stoneware pot is removable and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken For One

3-Quart Instant Pot – This small Instant Pot features fully automatic pressure cook programs, 3 slow cook heat settings, a sauté feature, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, a delay start and auto keep warm.

10-inch Skillet – This skillet is a wonderful size for cooking smaller amounts.

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Chicken Chili For One

1-Quart Saucepan – Ideal for making a small batch of sauce or refrigerator jam.

6-Cup Muffin Pan – This muffin pan is great for making small batches of muffins.

Quarter Sheet Pan – Perfect for making sheet pan dinners or baking a small batch of cookies or scones.

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Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat – This Silpat mat fits a quarter sized baking sheet. Perfect for keeping foods from sticking to the baking sheet.

6.5- Inch Cast Iron Skillet – Use to sauté, sear, fry, bake, and stir fry. Pre seasoned and ready to use. Perfect for making Cornbread For One or skillet cookies.

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Berry Filled Dutch Baby For One

Knife Set – Good knives are a “must have” in every kitchen. This is an affordable stainless steel set with a knife block.

Food Storage Containers With Lids – I use these all the time. They’re the perfect size for storing leftovers. The lids snap together and can fit multiple bases.

4-Cup Coffee Maker – This one has a 30-minute automatic shut-off and a brew pause feature which allows you enjoy a cup of coffee before the brewing has finished.

Electric Kettle – So useful for quickly boiling water for instant coffee or tea.

Spiralizer – A wonderful kitchen tool used for making “noodles” out of vegetables. This spiralizer comes with four noodle shapes attachments.

A Quality Cutting Board – This particular cutting board has a corner spout which guides food into pots and pans. It’s non-slip edges keep the board from slipping and it’s dishwasher safe. If you love wood cutting boards, I would recommend a Boos Block. These butcher-style blocks are made from sturdy thick wood and if taken care of will a last very long time.

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Small Batch Triple Chocolate Scones

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A Set of Measuring Cups and Spoons – Stainless steel measuring cups and spoons together in one economical package.

Cotton Dish Cloths – These towels are durable, absorbent, and large.

8-Ounce Ramekins – These are perfect for so many single serving recipes. Use them to make No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream For One, Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One, and so many others.

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Lemon Meringue Pie For One

Hand Mixer – I love this particular hand mixer. It comes with a snap on storage case and 6 attachments.

Ways To Save Money

Many of the items listed in our Cooking For One Holiday Gift Guide can be found on Amazon. However, you may be able to find items for less money locally.

  • I would not recommend buying used slow cookers or other appliances but definitely look at thrift stores and discount chains such as, T.J. Maxx and Homegoods for gently used baking dishes.
  • Garage sales
  • Church rummage sales

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