Whether you’re hunting for a stocking stuffer or working on your own wish list, here are a few good ideas to get you started.
A star is born
These heavy-duty, cast-aluminum cake pans from Kaiser let you bake the prettiest star-shaped cakes, and thanks to the nonstick coating, cakes release neatly and cleanup is a breeze.
The large pan sells for about $25 and the small pan for about $14 at Amazon.com.
You might be tempted to save these handcrafted knives for special occasions, but they’re built to hold up to the rigors of everyday use. The blades are forged of high-carbon Swedish stainless steel, the comfortable hardwood handles are impregnated with resins for durability, and the knives have a lifetime guarantee.
The two-piece set comes with a sturdy leather sheath and costs $139 at NewWestKnifeWorks.com.