Our holiday gift guide is here! We receive several emails from so many of our wonderful readers who are asking us for recommendations on our favorite Crock-Pots and other cooking related products that we thought we would put together our top 30 products that we think will make excellent gifts for any Crock-Pot lover or cook on your gift giving list!
Weather you are looking to purchase something as a gift or you want to put something on your OWN wish list we wanted to collect up some of our favorite products as well as show case some new products that you might not have heard of yet!
We hope you enjoy this holiday gift guide and we want to wish you all a very happy holiday season!
Crock-Pot Holiday Gift Guide:1
One of the most popular and highly rated slow cookers on the market! This 6-quart slow cooker by Hamilton Beach is the perfect size for most families, is oval shaped (which is better for cooking foods such as roasting a whole chicken or making a meatloaf. Is is programmable which means you really can “set it and forget it” and also has a lid that locks making it the idea slow cooker for transporting!2
The casserole crock-pot is quickly becoming one of my favorite crock-pots to use. I use it just about every week to make baked potatoes as a side dish and it is a dream for Crock-Pot Lasagna! This new version is programmable and I love the stainless steel metallic finish!3
I recently purchased a set of these great claws just to see if they would make it easier to shred pulled pork (and chicken and beef). And I have to admit I think they do make the task easier than just using two forks! These claws are BPA free and really make the task of shredding your slow cooked pulled pork easier!4
There are various crock-pot roasting racks available on the market but I really love these silicone ones for several reasons. I love that they are red, it makes them easy to find in my kitchen. I love that they are silicone which means they are easy to clean and they are flexible so they fit several different slow cooker sizes. I love that there are two of them in a package because I kind of have a crock-pot obsession and am often using two crock-pots or more at the same time. And I love that these are not specific to crock-pots and you can use them in the oven too! I also have used them as hot pads to protect my countertop when pulling something hot out of the oven!5
If you are looking for a top of the line slow cooker that does more than just…well…cook slow then this appliance is going to blow your socks off. You can brown, saute and even steam in this baby! It is a bit on the pricy side but has awesome customer ratings!
A travel bag for your slow cooker is just so stinkin’ handy. If you travel with your slow cooker at any point in time, be it family holiday events, pot lucks at church or bringing a dish to a sick friend having a insulated slow cooker travel bag makes life easier and keep your food hot! This particular bag fits most 7 quart crockpots but I have used it to travel with my 6 quart oval crock-pot too!7
We love these big 22 oz. bowls made by the brand Crock-Pot. They come in your choice of either black, white or red and hold a TON of soup. The double handles on these bowls are perfect for cozying up to a big bowl of warm soup, stew or chili.8
OK, so slow cooker liners are not sexy, but they sure do make cleanup easier! Anytime we cook something that is messy and sticky we are sure to line our Crock-Pot so that we are not left scrubbing out a messy crock! You can usually find these in your grocery store near the aluminum foil and plastic freezer bags, but if you cannot find them where you live Amazon sells them online and you can buy a 4-pack so you are sure to have plenty on hand!9
If you have a tech lover who also loves Crock-Pot cooking then this WeMo crock-pot is a must have. You can control your slow cooker while you are away from the house using the free WeMo app available for iOS and Android! You can turn the temperature up or down, adjust the cooking time and even turn the whole thing off. This slow cooker is great for anyone who works away from home because let’s face it, you don’t always get to come home at the exact same time. So if you are running late you can adjust your slow cooker and if you are running REALLY late you can just turn the whole shebang off so your dinner is not ruined.10
Perfect for taking to parties this triple dipper allows you to take three different small dishes or hot dips with you! And if you or the person you are buying for is a single or couple you can also make three dishes (a main dish and two sides) in these little 16 oz. crock-pots and cook an entire dinner in them. My family is too large for that so I mainly use them for dips or serving different flavors of meatballs at parties!11
Our recipe for Crock-Pot Cheesecake is one of our most popular recipes here on the blog. And if you want to give it a try having a small dish or springform pan that will fit inside your slow cooker is what is needed. This small springform pan should fit inside most 4 quart or larger slow cookers.12
This slow cooker serves two purposes. First, it is a great 5 quart slow cooker that is perfect for making your favorite slow cooker recipes. Second, it is a small electric griddle once you remove the crock-pot top. The crock-pot base can be put on the stove-top and you can brown your meat right in the pot on the stove and then move it over to the base for your slow cooking! Also the crock-pot part of this slow cooker is metal with a non-stick lining so it is lighter and easier to clean!13
Want a slow cooker that is truly meant for on-the-go cooking? Check out this slow cooker that you can plug right into your car’s cigarette lighter! This would make a great gift for a trucker I think! It could also be used to keep picnic foods warm!14
If you like to make Crock-Pot Freezer Meals then I think these baggy holders are the best thing since sliced bread! They hold open your freezer bags while you fill them up with all the freezer meal ingredients. Making it super easy to get your bags prepped and ready to go to pop into your freezer!15
Here is another of our favorite slow cookers for parties! Each individual crock is 2.5 quarts, big enough for larger dishes than most multi-cooker crock-pots! The Bella 3 slow cooker also comes with lid holders, spoon holders and three serving spoons so you are ready to party right out of the box! This slow cooker also has lid clamps to keep the lid secure for transporting.16
Some of the best looking oven mitts we have seen these come in several color options (sage green, red, grey, tan, aqua & rust) and they have really nice silicone grips on them so that you are sure to get a good grasp on whatever hot thing you are holding! These come in a set of 2 of course and are made by a quality brand you can trust!17
Save money by bringing your own lunch to work instead of going out to a restaurant or fast food for lunch. Warm up your favorite soup, stew, chili or leftovers with this great mini lunch crock food warmer. Leave the plugin base at work and just transport the little crock back and forth from home to work each day. Available in the following colors: black, red, green or grey/green.18
If you want something a bit more bright and colorful than a plain black crock-pot carrying case then these are a great option! This bag is insulted to keep your food hot while you travel and there is something called a “Fabric-magic strap” that keeps your slow cooker’s lid in place while you travel!19
Food safety is important in any kitchen and using a different cutting board for each type of item you are cutting, slicing or chopping is the best way to avoid cross contamination in the kitchen. This cutting board set is one of the best ones we have found that allows you to have a great bamboo cutting board with 6 different removable cutting mats. One each for vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, bread & other.20
This simple little crock-pot accessory is one of our favorites. Whenever you take the lid off your slow cooker you probably set it on the counter and then when you lift it up you find a big wet spot. I hate that! Never again with this really cool little lid pocket that hooks on the side of your slow cooker and it holds the lid for you instead of dripping all over your countertop! It fits inside most crock-pots for storage too!
We love the Hold & Go Slow Cooker because of it’s innovative design features. There is a built in lid holder (no more drippy lids) and the handle REALLY locks into place and makes it super easy to transport your slow cooker dishes. We put this slow cooker to the test ourselves – read our review.
Speaking of the Hold & Go slow cooker…they now have this amazing white board skin that wraps around your Hold & Go so that you can write on your slow cooker with any standard dry erase marker. This allows you to let guests at your next party or potluck know what is inside the pot. What an innovative idea!
Have you ever needed to scoop into a longer jar of spices or tall canisters but your measuring spoons just don’t fit down in there? Now there is a solution! You now can buy accurate wooden measuring spoons with 9 inch handles that will fit in your longer containers. The BONUS is that because they are long if you store your cooking utensils in a crock on your counter…you don’t have go to digging for your measuring spoons!
This little 2.5 quart crock-pot is the perfect size for side dishes, small cakes or baked goods and of course meals for smaller families (think Crock-Pot meals for two). The pattern is quite lovely too and would look great sitting out on your counter-top!
We love using a hand blender for blending soups and sauces (think apple sauce and apple butter) right in the crock of our slow cookers and this Braun hand blender is just perfect. It has durable stainless steel blades and a unique bell shaped end which pulls your soup/sauce up into the blades for a finer blend. Plus it also comes with a whisk attachment and a 20 oz. beaker (great for making smoothies!)
We just love this all-in-one kitchen knife set that comes in bright beautiful colors and also has a handy knife sharpener and a magnetic strip that you can hand on the wall to keep your knives sharpened, organized and up out of the way of the kids. This great knife set has 7 knives to handle all your chopping, dicing and slicing needs in the kitchen and all at an affordable price!
We think that every kitchen should have a hand held microplane zester and grater because adding the zest of citrus is a great way to turn the ordinary into the amazing (like this recipe for Crock-Pot Citrus Chipotle Pulled Pork). You can easily zest lemons, limes, oranges or grapefruit with this zester. Plus it works great on grating ginger, fresh nutmeg and hard cheeses like Parmesan and Romano!
If you are worried about the cooking temperatures of your meat while slow cooking (or roasting or grilling or cooking on the stove top) then a nice digital meat thermometer is something every kitchen needs. We love this one because it has preset safe temperature for various types of meat. From chicken to pork to beef and everything in between. This is one cooking gadget that gets used all the time in our kitchens.
Every kitchen needs a GOOD set of oven mitts to prevent dangerous burns when removing a hot slow cooker from it’s base to grabbing cookie sheets out of the oven. We love this set of fabric oven mitts because they are heat resistant, look great AND have a textured honeycomb silicone grip on the grabby part that helps prevent you from dropping whatever hot thing you’re holding.
Lady Sarah loves this set of Gorilla Grip cutting boards because they are non-slip and won’t slide around on your counter while cutting, are dishwasher safe and BPA free. Plus the black and white colors (they also come in red and white) are classic and go with any kitchen decor.
We hope that you enjoyed this holiday gift guide. If you have a favorite crock-pot or cooking related product that you think we should know about please leave a comment below and tell us all about it!