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Kitchen Gift Ideas for Busy New Parents

Caring for a newborn or running after kids all day doesn’t leave a lot of time to prepare exciting and healthy meals. Most new or busy parents are often hunting for the right appliances to help them manage their hectic lives and to make sure their families are healthy, happy and have all the energy they need. 

Searching for the best kitchen gift idea for a new or busy parent? Look no forward as this guide contains a ton of crowd-pleasing kitchen gift ideas to help parents cook everything from healthy meals that their families will love to indulgent treats sure to help them unwind. 

Here are 10 kitchen gift ideas for busy moms and dads no matter what the gift-giving occasion might be.

COUNTERTOP BLENDER

Create decadent and silky smooth soups, sauces, dressings or even nutritious baby food with a countertop blender. KitchenAid® countertop blenders feature a powerful motor and variable speed options, helping parents quickly and efficiently transform fresh ingredients into healthy dishes that are bursting with flavour. 

A great gift for new parents who want to use the best ingredients to make meals from scratch.

K400 BLENDER WITH TAMPER
This versatile countertop appliance can meet the demands of any busy parent’s life. With a powerful motor and three preset recipe programs, this blender is a real time saver that can help any parent tackle even the most challenging recipes.

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A blue KitchenAid countertop blender

If who you are buying a gift for is new to blending, the KitchenAid® K150 3-Speed Ice Crushing Blender may be the perfect way to get them started. 

You can even include accessory expansion packs* to increase a blender’s versatility. These give new or busy parents the gift of not having to skip breakfast thanks to a Personal Blending Jar, which are perfect for enjoying smoothies on the go. There are also 6-oz. Small Batch Jars to safely store extra homemade baby food for the week.

*Sold separately

FOOD PROCESSOR

A durable and high-quality food processor can be a convenient and essential appliance for busy parents. Parents can easily make an inventive sauce to complete a dish or make entire meals from start to finish. 

A food processor is the tool that every new parent needs to quickly puree fruits and vegetables for their babies and picky young eaters.

CORDLESS 5 CUP FOOD CHOPPER
This thoughtful gift lets parents chop, mix and puree with total ease from any counter or tabletop. These food choppers are cordless and feature a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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A red KitchenAid cordless 5 cup food chopper

If your gift recipient likes to make more extensive meals that require a lot of prep, consider getting them the KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor. This appliance comes with a reversible slicing/shredding disc that makes julienning carrots, shredding cheese and slicing fresh vegetables a breeze.

You can help new or busy parents cut down on the time needed for meal prep while streamlining some of the more annoying steps of a recipe. The KitchenAid® 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is also adept at smaller jobs like making a delicious pesto or a few servings of fresh baby food. 

KitchenAid® offers a full lineup of food processors with capacities ranging from 3.5 all the way up to 14. You can also personalize the gift by choosing the hue you think they’ll like best from over 8 colours.

COUNTERTOP OVEN

Any parent can tell you that the first few months are exhausting and unpredictable. The new or busy parents in your life don’t have to settle for overcooked leftovers or frozen kid-friendly meals with a countertop oven. This appliance will let them quickly reheat meals with oven-worthy results while adding the convenience of a second cooking space.

DIGITAL COUNTERTOP OVEN
Tap into your culinary creativity with 9 preset cooking functions, including Bake, Broil, Toast, Warm, Reheat, Bagel, Pizza, Cookies, Roast in addition to a Frozen option.

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A black KitchenAid digital countertop oven

Any gift that helps parents with their hectic schedules is a great option. They can cook, bake and toast as well as try cutting-edge techniques like air frying and dehydration, all with the help of this Digital Countertop Oven with Air Fry.

Parents can even cook chicken up to 20% faster with Dual Convect Bake* on the KitchenAid® Dual Convection Countertop Oven. KitchenAid® offers full-size oven expertise to this dual convection countertop oven.

**Compared to Bake setting, 3 lb chicken.

NEW OR BUSY PARENTS WILL LOVE THIS VERSATILE KITCHEN APPLIANCE

What parent doesn’t love having one appliance that can handle a multitude of tasks? The KitchenAid® Stand Mixer can act as the hub of any kitchen with a wide selection of attachments, accessories, and bowls.

STAND MIXER

A stand mixer is a durable and versatile appliance that offers hands-free kneading, mixing, mashing, pulling, or whisking. The perfect tool to help with preparing bread, cakes, potatoes, meats or a meringue.

A classic and timeless gift that elevates every meal into a delicious masterpiece.

ARTISAN® SERIES 5 QUART TILT-HEAD STAND MIXER
Make up to 9 dozen cookies in a single batch, mix ingredients for a restaurant quality guacamole or pull meats for quick and easy dinner prep. Enjoy 10 speeds that are designed to thoroughly mix, knead and whip ingredients.

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A KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

The customization tool lets you select a stand mixer in someone’s preferred colour, add a bowl and attachments, then complete it with a custom engraving for a personalized gift that they’ll never forget.

Don’t worry if the new parents in your life have a small kitchen. The KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini 3.5-Quart Stand Mixer is equipped with the same power as the full-size model but with the benefit of being 20% smaller and 25% lighter.* If you’re buying for large batch bakers or bigger families, consider a Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer. This appliance comes with a spiral dough hook and sturdy bowl support to make large recipes, like multiple batches of mashed potatoes or thirteen dozen cookies.

*Compared to the full size KitchenAid® Tilt-Head Stand Mixers

EXTRA STAND MIXER BOWL

Let’s say your gift recipient already has a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, then maybe you should consider getting them an additional mixing bowl. There is a collection of ceramic bowls that fit all KitchenAid® 4.5- and 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixers and can be easily transported from freezer to microwave to oven and are dishwasher-safe.

5 QUART WHITE GARDENIA CERAMIC BOWL
A fun kitchen gift idea for someone who owns a stand mixer is to accessorize it with a stunning 5 Quart Ceramic Bowl for all of their kneading, mixing and whipping needs.

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A KitchenAid ceramic mixer bowl with floral design

You can also peruse the selection of KitchenAid® Mixer Bowls. This collection offers various sizes and styles to complement different styles while offering even more convenience. Choose from titanium-reinforced ceramic, glass, and stainless steel options, with or without handles and pouring spouts—there is a mixer bowl for everyone!

STAND MIXER ATTACHMENT

Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your menu—and getting your kids to enjoy them—is easy with the right stand mixer attachments. 

All power hub attachments fit the power hub of any KitchenAid® Stand Mixer.

5 BLADE SPIRALIZER WITH PEEL, CORE AND SLICE
Another kitchen gift idea is an attachment that helps parents transform classic meals while inspiring a newfound creativity. Busy parents can peel, spiralize and slice potatoes, zucchini, apples and all kinds of firm fruits or vegetables to make “noodles”, chips, or a flavourful filling for pie.

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Stand mixer attachment with an apple attached that is about to be cored. Five different blades

Select from either the basic set that comes with 4 quick-change blades plus an optional peeling blade, or the 7-Blade Spiralizer Attachment Set for optimal versatility and exceptionally fine results.

The Juicer and Sauce Attachment creates fresh, healthy and flavourful juices and juice blends that parents will be happy to make for their kids. The slow, masticating juicer slices and then processes soft, hard or leafy fruits and vegetables for maximum nutrient-rich extraction without the need to add heat. Parents will appreciate being able to control the amount of pulp via three different screens, and how the juice falls right into a cup, glass, or pitcher.

Find a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer attachment that will make the perfect kitchen gift for the new or busy parents in your life. These include food grinders, pasta makers, and more. All attachments install right into the power hub of any KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, making it even more flexible and useful for parents looking to expand their culinary creations.

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Busy parents tend to savour those rare moments of quiet relaxation. Why not help them out by giving them the tools to enjoy a rich cup of coffee or a soothing cup of tea? Purchase a selection of loose tea blends or coffee roasts to make a thoughtful gift basket that any parent would love.

ELECTRIC KETTLE

Here’s a kitchen gift idea that can help parents save time. An electric kettle quickly heats water with a simple flip of a switch or turn of a dial. New parents will especially appreciate being able to rapidly boil and sterilize water for baby formula or to prepare a cup of hot chocolate to warm themselves up on a chilly day.

1.5 LITER ELECTRIC KETTLE
This 1.5 Liter, dual-walled electric kettle keeps water hotter for longer, while the outside of the kettle remains impressively cool to the touch*. 

It only takes a few minutes for parents to boil water to make either a single or multiple servings of tea, oatmeal, and other hot meals and beverages. An all stainless steel interior helps maintain water quality for the entire family.

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If your gift recipient enjoys the art of making pour over coffee, a precision gooseneck kettle might make the perfect gift. Three unique flow-rate settings and an integrated brew-range thermometer help them produce the ideal results for both pour-over coffee and various teas. Choose from three different styles including the Precision Gooseneck Stovetop Kettle and the Electric Kettle With a Digital Scale and experience even greater precision.

*Compared to a single wall kettle, model KEK1722.

COFFEE GRINDER

A busy parent shouldn’t have to sacrifice delicious, rich coffee derived from fresh beans. 

True coffee lovers know that grinding coffee at home is necessary to achieve the desired results. KitchenAid® Coffee Grinders are available in a variety of sizes and styles to help parents prepare their ideal cup of coffee.

BURR COFFEE GRINDER
Designed to deliver the perfect grind, this burr grinder helps new or busy parents consistently achieve the ideal ground size for their favourite brew methods—from French press to Espresso and so much more with 70 precise settings.

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Black KitchenAid coffee grinder

You could also help them save space and multitask with the KitchenAid® Coffee and Spice Grinder. They can grind coffee beans for up to 12 cups of coffee with simple one-touch control. This grinder can also act as a spice grinder. 

The accessory kit includes 2 stainless steel grinding bowls with optimized blades, storage lids and a sprinkle lid.

PROGRAMMABLE COFFEE MAKER

Give the gift of a programmable KitchenAid® coffee maker and let the recipient enjoy the welcoming and bold aroma of fresh coffee every day.

12 CUP DRIP COFFEE MAKER
Parents will enjoy waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. This coffee maker can easily brew a pot to their ideal strength in addition to 24-hour programmability and a Variable Strength selector. There is also a warming plate so they can enjoy hot coffee even if it needs to sit in the pot until they’re free to drink it. 

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Black programmable coffee maker

The reusable gold-tone filter features a dosage ladder that helps simplify the process of measuring the precise amount of coffee. A 29-hole spiral showerhead evenly saturates the grounds for amazing results every time.

Parents who love to cook and create in the kitchen need the right tools. Specialty countertop appliances offer new parents the ability to make their favourite recipes as well as experiment with new techniques and flavour combinations. 

Shop the full suite of KitchenAid® Countertop Appliances to find the best gift for all the parents on your shopping list.