Deals and Gift Ideas for the Cook: December 4, 2011

December 5, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens | Categorized in: Shopping, FatWallet, Gift Ideas
If you're stumped for what to give someone on your gift list, this series of posts is sure to help! :)

I'm sharing the top deals for different categories and today we're mixing up some hot deals for the cook followed by some other great gift ideas the chefs in your life are sure to love!

Hot FatWallet Deals for the Cook:


Because these deals are HOT, they could be gone by the time you read this post. So, if the price you see on the retailer's website is higher than what is listed in this post, it means the deal is done...for now.

The deals that offer cash back are marked with the cash back symbol to make your shopping easier.


  1. Free Kindle Book: Slow Cooker Cook Book.
  2. Hamilton Beach Panni Maker $19.99 (was $39.99) free in-store pick-up.
  3. Magic Bullet Express 17-Piece Blender Set $34.99 (was $59.99) Free in-store pickup. 6.0% Cash Back is Available
  4. Hamilton Beach 5 Quart Portable Slow Cooker with Bonus Warmer $17.99 (was $34.99) free in-store pick-up. 6.0% Cash Back is Available
  5. Scotch 8" Precision Ultra Edge Scissors 3-Pack 3 for $16.99 or 6 for $28.98, Free shipping $25+. cash back.
  6. Hamilton Beach 7-Qt. Slow Cooker $20.00 (compare at $27.35) free in-store pickup. 2.0% Cash Back is Available
  7. Whirlpool 17.6 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator $403.20 (compare at $679.00) Free Shipping. 2.0% Cash Back is Available
  8. Corelle Livingware Day Dream 16-Piece Dinnerware Set $24.00 (compare at $37.99) Free Shipping. 2.0% Cash Back is Available
  9. De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker (expires 12/31/2011 11:59pm) $59.99 after Rebate (was $79.99) Free Shipping. Download $20 rebate.
  10. Hamilton Beach Belgian Waffle Maker and WearEver 21" Griddle Value Bundle $30.00 (compare at $45.00) free in-store pick-up. 2.0% Cash Back is Available
  11. Refurbished Black & Decker Juice Extractor $29.99 (compare at $58.99) Free Shipping cash back.
  12. Ginsu Shoku Stainless Steel Cutlery Set with Bonus Shears (Choice of 4 Handle Colors) $99.99 (compare at $149.99) Free Shipping.
  13. Lenox Butler's Pantry 16-piece Dinnerware Set $123.99 (compare at $167.65) shipping adds $2.95. 3.0% Cash Back is Available
  14. American Atelier Bianca Laurel 16-piece Dinnerware Set $54.89 (compare at $68.99) shipping adds $2.95. 3.0% Cash Back is Available
  15. Mainstays 7-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set $25.00 (was $29.97) free site-to-store shipping. 2.0% Cash Back is Available
  16. Nine Stars Motion Sensor Slim Touchless 13-Gallon Trash Can$35.00 shipping starts at 97. 2.0% Cash Back is Available
  17. Even though I learned of this deal after the post was published I wanted to include it for you! Better Homes and Gardens Must Have Recipes App for iphone, ipad, and ipod touch! FREE.


Unique Gift Ideas for the Cook:


I'm hopeless in the kitchen, but I'm lucky enough to have some wonderful cooks in my life. And since I love to eat and that requires keeping the cooks happy, I've learned stir up some sweet gift ideas to keep them creating delicious dishes I can savor and enjoy.

  • Do you have someone in your life who loves to bake? Wrap up a cake decorating set and a cookbook on cake decorating in a cake pan with an apron and hot mitts, and tuck in a gift certificate to a cake decorating class at your local craft store or bakery.

  • Give the king of the grill a hot mitt filled with a digital food thermometer*, a couple of jars of homemade rubs and a gift certificate to the meat market. (*This thermometer is recommended by the master of the grill here at FatWallet, Troy. He says it is the KING of all thermometers and is worth the money!)

  • Any busy mom would love kitchen gadgets that save time such as a crock pot, food processor, mini chopper, mandolin slicer, and pressure cooker. (Hey guys, remember it's always wise to get her something in a little velvet box that's measured in carats if you're wanting to stay on her good side when you're giving her a household appliance!)

  • Give the elegant gift of monogrammed table linens, apron, or dish towels wrapped in a beautiful reusable grocery bag. Check with your local craft store or sewing store for the name of someone who does monogramming to save some money.

  • The raw food chef would love a gift certificate to the health food store and a juicer or a blender with a recipe book of smoothies, healthy drinks, nut butters, chutneys, etc.

  • What cook wouldn't love a Kindle or Nook tablet pre-loaded with several awesome cookbooks and cooking magazines?

  • A great set of knives is a must in the kitchen and if your favorite cook doesn't have some, they'll surely be an appreciated gift!

I love feedback, so please let me know if you are liking these posts or if there are things I can improve or include with these posts to help simplify your holiday shopping! If you have other gift ideas for the cook, please share them in the comments below!

Happy Gifting!

:) Heather

P.S. You can see more gift ideas here.
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