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The Best Gift Ideas for 2021

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Here at Taste of Home, we think every day is a cause for celebration. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest gift ideas. Whether you’re shopping for a dedicated foodie with a fully stocked kitchen or a friend who is just learning how to boil water, we have the absolute perfect gifts for everyone on your list. From the latest kitchen gadgets to cocktail accessories to food-of-the-month subscriptions, these are the gifts they won’t be returning. Sign up for our Stuff We Love newsletter to keep up with the latest gift ideas and be the first to know about sales. Happy shopping!

Back-to-School Gifts

Fall is on its way—and with it comes back-to-school season. Whether you have loved ones going into grade school, high school or even college, these top-rated picks will make the transition a little easier.

More Gifts to Give

Still looking? Anyone on your list would be happy to receive these top-rated appliances, cooking tools and other trendy gift ideas.

The Best Gift Ideas for 2021

Gifts for Home Cooks

Here at Taste of Home, we know more than a thing or two about cooking. Which is why we’re so excited to share our gift ideas for every type of home cook. We have amazing inspo for bakersgrillers and even budding foodies! 

“Thinking of You” Gifts

Life is full of ups and downs. And when the latter strikes, a pick-me-up from a pal goes a long way. We’re loving these care packages, “just because” gifts and other small tokens of affection.  

Enthusiast Gifts

We all have our passion projects. And these gifts reflect your loved one’s favorite interests—from hanging around outdoors to snuggling up with a good book 

Gifts for Your Hard-to-Shop-For Friend

When you need a gift for that person who already has everything, turn to these clever ideas. From food-of-the-month clubs to gifts that give back, we can’t get enough of these creative picks.  

Gifts for Foodies

Hungry? Your foodie friends certainly are. Keep these gifts in mind for your BFF who is always talking about the latest food trends or that co-worker who can’t get enough coffee. And if you want to keep these tasty gifts for yourself? Well, we won’t judge.  

Christmas Gifts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you’re prepping for the family Christmas party or shopping for an extra-special someone, we have ideas for everyone (yes, everyone!) on your list.  

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Ooh la la! Romance is in the air. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day at home or heading out on a date, we’ll help you make the most of this special day. Check out our top picks for decadent chocolates, heart-shaped baking gear and more gorgeous gifts. 

Easter Gifts

Get ready—Easter is on its way! Whether you’re building an epic basket, baking a sweet lamb cake or decorating the prettiest eggs in town, we have everything you need for an amazing holiday.

Mother’s Day Gifts

Mom deserves the best. Gift her something you know she’ll love—from a new cooking gadget to spa-worthy pampering products. And don’t forget about breakfast in bed!

Gifts for a Job Well Done

Nice work! Whether you’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week or an amazing co-worker, we have plenty of gift ideas for a job well done.

Father’s Day & Graduation Gifts

Celebrate dad (and the grad!) with these thoughtful gift ideas. From practical tools to gotta-have-it gadgets, we found unique items at every price point.

Wedding & Anniversary Gift

It’s wedding season! Celebrate love with these gorgeous gifts for every occasion—from engagement parties to diamond anniversaries.

Taste of Home Editors’ Picks

Every year, our editors search high and low for the best gifts on the market. These are some of our top picks.

Tried & True Gifts

For a gift you know they’re going to love, turn to these tried (and tested!) products. These are picks that our editors and Test Kitchen have put through the paces.

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