If you know a home cook whose kitchen looks like Pee Wee's Playhouse or someone who might actually wear a pink, polka-dotted apron, these ridiculously adorable gifts for the kitchen are just the thing.
When only having a rubber duckie in the bathtub is not enough, your special someone can keep one close in the kitchen, too. The squeezable shape looks rather ergonomic. Plus, recipient of your gift can sing his new friend's name to the tune of Ernie's famous little ditty. Check out this video if you don't remember it.
These aren't cheap to start with, so a custom-painted one shows that you REALLY care about your weird friend. Trying to give a personality to a drill press-like mixer is kind of adorable. Get one with flames painted on it for the rabid Alton Brown fan in your life. In return, she might keep you supplied with good eats through New Year's Day.
3. Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast
Okay, so these are decorative and not functional, but how can anyone NOT want Mrs. Potts and Chip to brighten up the kitchen? Even a Beast would want these. Of course, you want them too, so be our guest and buy a set for yourself.
Sanrio's most famous character is everywhere, probably thanks to middle-aged moms that spent their junior high school years carrying Badtz Maru lip gloss in a plastic "Hello Kitty" makeup bag. Believe it or not, there's a line of "Hello Kitty" makeup to cater to those grown up girls who now have an income stream. Nothing will say "holidays" to these ladies like searing the face of their favorite kitten on a piece of bread and eating it.
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This item is a great gift for pastry chefs or Sex Pistols fans or pastry chefs who are Sex Pistols fans. (Trust me, there are more of those than you think.) Your happy recipient will love brushing glaze on cookies with that punky little head.