My Go-To Kitchen Gifts for the Holidays

When I want to give a practical gift, I usually get something for the kitchen. My go-to kitchen gifts these days are cookware from Our Place, and they just started their Black Friday Sale, where you can save 30% off up to 45% off the original price sitewide! This is their biggest sale of the season, so there’s no better time to cross a few more people off your holiday shopping list.

In case you’re just tuning in, Our Place is the maker of the highly acclaimed Perfect Pot and Always Pan. They’re sold separately or as a set; and together these two pieces of cookware can replace a stockpot, dutch oven, sauce pot, roasting rack, steamer, colander, braiser, and spoon rest. Seriously!

Perfect Pot // Always Pan // Home Cook Duo

Not a day goes by that someone in our house doesn’t use at least one of these pans. Besides being highly versatile, they’re non-toxic, non-stick, super lightweight, and easy to clean. Our Place also sources their products thoughtfully and packages them in biodegradable materials.

We often use the Always Pan to make a single serving of eggs or a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, but it’s a little large when cooking for one, so I was thrilled to hear Our Place added add a Mini Always Pan to their lineup! It’s the perfect size for single servings, making it an ideal gift for college-age kids and young adults living alone.

Always Pan // Mini Always Pan // Always Pan Duo

They also added a Mini Perfect Pot that allows you to boil, stew, stir, whip, steam, strain, pour, serve, and store. It comes with a built-in spout and longer handle, so you can safely pour liquids without making a mess, and it has the built-in spoon rest like the larger Perfect Pot.

Perfect Pot // Mini Perfect Pot

These pots are shockingly lightweight, and so easy to clean, but only the Perfect Pot is oven-save. Do NOT put the Mini Perfect Pot or the Always Pans in the oven. However…

Evidently, Our Place heard our cries because they did launch an oven-friendly Cast Iron Always Pan this year!

 Cast Iron Always Pan

I was hoping they would eventually come up with something like this, and it’s even better than I anticipated. The Cast Iron Always Pan includes a built-in spatula, silicone grips, and clear lid so you can see what you’re cooking. And it moves seamlessly from stovetop to oven, making it much more versatile than the original Always Pan. Plus, it’s just so pretty.

I’m also happy to tell you that all of the Our Place pots and pans work with an induction cooktop. That’s what I have, and it’s not a problem at all.

As if that’s not enough, Our Place also launched Ovenware this year. This Ovenware Set includes an Oven Pan for baking and roasting, a reusable Oven Mat, and a trio of stoneware baking dishes. Best of all, they’re all designed to fit neatly together to maximize storage.

Ovenware Set // Oven Pan

The baking dishes are great, but the Oven Pan is my favorite part of the ovenware collection. It’s designed to replace a roasting pan, sheet pan, griddle, cookie pan, and single use parchment. Yes, it also works as a stovetop griddle!

And it comes with a coordinating Oven Mat with a handy one-inch checker pattern that can be used to measure dough.

Oven Pan

My older daughter loves to bake, and I know she’s going to fall in love with this pan when she gets home for Thanksgiving break. In fact, I have a feeling she will be asking for this, along with the Mini Always Pan and Mini Perfect Pot for Christmas. She does a lot of cooking in her dorm.

I also love that the edges are high enough that you can really cook anything on it that goes in the oven. Cleanup is a breeze with the non-stick surface, plus it’s beautiful enough to serve in. This is such a nice upgrade to my aluminum sheet pans. I’m definitely going to need more than one!

Our Place also makes plates and glassware in the same modern, minimalist style; and I love how they’re all designed to be stackable to save you shelf space. They all come in sets of 4 or 8, and are offered in a range of coordinating colors.

Side Bowls // Main Plates // Drinking Glasses // Always Pan // Dinner for 4

I’ve also been enjoying the Knife Trio and this gorgeous Walnut Cutting Board.

Any of these products make great gifts, and you can save even more when you purchase as Bundles. Gift them as sets, or break them up to spread among several people on your list.

Serrated Slicing Knife // Everyday Chef’s Knife // Precise Paring Knife // Knife Trio // Walnut Cutting Board // Fully Prepped Bundle

Shipping and returns are always free at Our Place, and you can try their products risk-free for 30 days. Whether you’re buying for yourself or someone else, you can feel good about purchasing from a company that is committed to producing ethically sourced, sustainable kitchen products that are thoughtfully designed to be functional and look good too.

Shop Our Place Kitchen Gifts


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  1. Hi Jo-lynne,
    Thank you so much for all your work putting together the holiday gift guides! One quick question, do you have a warm glove rec for men? We live in Iowa and my guy is looking for a good pair of nice, warm gloves. I looked up your men’s gift guide but I don’t think the ones you recommended would be warm enough for our cold winters, ha! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for all your posts – I look forward to them every morning in my inbox! Have a wonderful day! Stay warm!

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