Pretty Yet Practical Gifts to Delight the Consummate Homemaker

Pretty Yet Practical Gifts to Delight the Consummate Homemaker

Domestic mavens are people who really seem to have themselves—and their homes—totally together. They cook, they clean, they sew, they serve fabulous meals, they do it all! Let them know that you recognize that there's no such thing as effortless perfection, and that you respect and appreciate all of their efforts. And that you think they're perfection.

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Jiffy Steamer Garment Steamer with Plastic Steam Head at Amazon, $177

This steamer looks as stylish as your recipient will! It heats up in only 2 minutes and can put out 90 minutes of steam.

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Alessi Michael Graves Kitchen Timer at Amazon, $30

Designed 25 years ago by the illustrious Michael Graves, this kitchen must-have remains a classic. Not to mention that a proper timer is so much more pleasant to use while cooking and baking than a phone timer!

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Neoflam 5-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set, Mint at Amazon, $123

This set is so ridiculously cute it could easily be mistaken for dollhouse cookware. These pans are the perfect combination of old-school Scandinavian style and high-tech construction.



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Kikkerland First Aid Cabinet, Red at Amazon, $40

While the rest of us have old "Cars 2" Band-aids jammed in a lidless Tupperware with an expired tube of Desitin, the true domestic maven needs a proper first aid kit in a classic Scandi tin.

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iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi at Amazon, $699

The smart wi-fi-enabled Roomba robot vac can be programmed with your phone, Alexa, and Google Assistant. Set it and forget it!

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KitchenAid 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl - Azure Blue at Amazon, $339

The Kitchen-Aid Mixer is the Holy Grail for bakers, and this pale blue version is particularly delicious. Plus, it comes with three attachments.

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Datexx The Miracle Cube Timer at Amazon, $15

This darling cube is so incredibly clever, allowing your favorite homemaker to instantly set a timer for baking, cooking, straightening, laundry soaking, and so much more.

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Anchor Hocking 4-Piece Ceramic Canister Set at Amazon, $18

Anchor Hocking makes sturdy, timeless kitchenware, including this super-handy canister set complete with the most darling wooden spoons.

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Dyson Air Multiplier Table Fan at Amazon, $299

Does someone on your list somehow always bring the conversation around to their beloved Dyson vac? Blow their minds with this Dyson fan that does have a remote control and doesn't have deadly spinning blades.

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Brabantia Stackable Glass Food Storage Containers, Set of 3 at Amazon, $26

Aaah, there's nothing more satisfying than decanting bulk goods into perfectly sealed glass vessels, and if they're also stackable and gorgeous? That's the dream.

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Smeg 2-Slice Toaster at Amazon, $150

A Smeg fridge might be a bit much to give as a gift, but a Smeg toaster? All the covetable cuteness, no burly movers required.

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OXO Good Grips 15-Piece Everyday Kitchen Tool Set at Amazon, $100

This is the perfect gift for an aspiring domestic maven, especially someone who just moved into their first home. Get them started off on the right foot with this well-stocked set.

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Jennice house Pure Cotton Tea Towels, Set of 6 at Amazon, $14

Every domestic god, goddess, and nonbinary deity knows that you can never have enough tea towels, especially if they're charmingly striped.

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Simplehuman 45L Semi-Round Sensor Can at Amazon, $100

The trash can of the future! This stainless steel beauty opens with just a wave, and for a bonus, it comes with a 5-year warranty. If you're feeling extra generous, throw in a few packages of Code J custom-fit liners.

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Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook at Amazon, $16

The subtitle says it all: "The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home." For a truly great gift, pair this book with My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag...And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha.

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Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction Canister Vacuum at Amazon, $299

A vacuum as a gift isn't for everyone, but if there's someone on your list who rivals Monica Gellar, this Miele model allows the recipient to clean floors, carpets, furniture, curtains, and cobwebby corners, thanks to the brush attachment, upholstery tool, and the regrettably named "Crevice Nozzle."

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Rowenta Pro Master Stainless Steel Iron at Amazon, $80

For the always-polished dresser: This zippy little German number does everything an iron should do, but what is particularly impressive is its auto-shutoff: "Stops power after 8 minutes if left vertical, after 30 seconds if left horizontal or when tipped over."

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Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop at Amazon, $88

A power mop?!? Astounding. No more buckets of water or dingy mopwater! This mop of the future sanitizes pretty much every type of floor with no mess.

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Food & Wine for Gorham Modern Farmhouse 16-Piece Dinnerware Set at Amazon, $95

Both modern yet timeless, the price for this lovely set is amazing for 16 pieces of beautiful stoneware.

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The Year of Cozy at Amazon, $15

Pop over to Adrianna Adarme's lovely blog, A Cozy Kitchen, for a taste of the creativity, deliciousness, and happiness this volume contains.

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KitchenAid Multi-Cooker - Onyx Black at Amazon, $199

Here are the 11 settings this compact cutie provides: risotto, rice, sear, saute, simmer, soup, yogurt , boil/steam, slow cook high, slow cook low, and keep warm. CHANGE SOMEONE'S LIFE.

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Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Apple Pot, 3.5-Quart at Amazon, $78

Lodge is famous for their no-nonsense cast-iron cookware, but even a 120-year-old company needs to let loose. This apple might seem like a just-for-show piece, but it can fry, saute, simmer, and bake.

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Janome HD1000 Black Edition Sewing Machine at Amazon, $329

Janome has long been a respected name in the sewing machine world. This model is the perfect combo of the old and the new: it has the latest power and accuracy science can offer, without extras like wi-fi, digital screens, etc., that a certain type of sewer has zero need for. Plus an all-metal body means it can zip through heavier upholstery fabrics.

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CYS Cloche Bell Glass Dome with Tray, 8.5"at Amazon, $32

There are endless good uses for a cloche: if you love a gardener, they can use it to create a terrarium, bakers can display cakes in it, and holiday enthusiasts can fill it with vintage glass ornaments and twinkle lights.

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Royal Stemless Wine Glass, Set of 8 at Amazon, $19

Eight wine glasses for $15?!? Give these shatter-resistant glasses to someone who's always entertaining…and therefore always buying new wine glasses.

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Dansk Wood Classics Tulip Salad Bowl at Amazon, $49

A beautiful hardwood piece like this just gets better with age; the recipient can pass it down someday! Ensure its longevity by including a small bottle of wood oil.

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Rachael Ray 14-Inch x 11-Inch Wood Cutting Board at Amazon, $25

Even the most hardcore host could always use another serving, cutting, and/or cheese board, especially one this stunning.

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Soma Pitcher & Plant-Based Water Filter at Amazon, $40

Filtered water is great, ugly plastic filters are not-so-great. This one, on the other hand, is amazing! BPA-free plastic, white oak handle, and a charming cone add up to the perfect pitcher.

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OXO Cordless Glass Electric Kettle at Amazon, $80

Anyone who's serious about tea or coffee should have an electric kettle, especially one that has a filter, shatter-resistant glass, and the timeless aesthetic of a stainless steel French press.

*Note: All prices were accurate during the editing process, but may have fluctuated since then. If they have, hopefully the items are less expensive and not more expensive!

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