Give the Gift of Small Kitchen Appliances

Kenmore Elite 12-Cup Coffee Grinder and Brewer_2

According to a recent Kenmore survey, Americans spend 5 hours in the kitchen preparing food and drink and cleaning up for their holiday parties. That means they spend more time in the kitchen prepping than they spend visiting with party guests.

Holiday hosts aren’t the only ones with party prep issues. According to the Kenmore survey:

  • The no. 1 area Americans need holiday help with is finding the perfect gifts and 85 percent of Americans have struggled to find a unique gift for a holiday party host and often arrive with no gift (party foul!)
  •  79 percent of Americans prefer a practical gift that they could use in their home over a trendy novelty gift
  •  Cleaning up is one of the main holiday hosting party poopers – 85 percent of Americans have avoided making a certain food because of the cleanup associated with it

So what would make a great hostess gift or what would be a great gift for someone who likes to host? How about a small appliance. Kenmore sent me the Kenmore Grind and Brew, a fabulous 12 cup coffee maker that grinds the beans fresh for each pot of coffee. I immediately knew who this would be the perfect gift for. These people are hard working and very important and they could definitely use a time saver like this coffee machine. So I surprised a deserving staff of teachers at my daughter’s school of course!

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This highly discerning group of coffee drinkers have thoroughly tested out the coffee maker since it’s arrival and have assured me it is great and saves them all time in the morning.

thanks a latte


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Consider giving the gift of a small appliance to someone deserving in your life!

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About Ellen Peppercorn

Hi my name is Ellen Peppercorn and I am a 31 year old happily married mom to 5 little girls living in Columbus, Ohio. My husband, my five girls and my faith are the most important things in my life, they are my world! After starting Thrifty & Chic Mom five years ago I am happily blogging daily here about all of the things I love… fashion, beauty, family, cooking and all the products that help me be a better mom or make my life easier as a mom.


  1. What a beautiful way to say thank you to some deserving teachers! I’m sure they thoroughly enjoyed that special (and delicious) holiday surprise :)

  2. I love to get small kitchen appliances for Christmas! Always makes such a great, useful gift!

  3. Do you know what small kitchen appliance I want to get- A Keurig! I am saving up for one of these and I am going to get one! They make such awesome coffee! I always like getting small appliances for Christmas!

  4. Really, its really wonderful way to gift someone. Also people love to give and get small kitchen appliances gifts. Hope, someone will gift me these stuffs on new year.

  5. vickie couturier says:

    I personally don’t like to get appliances for a gift for myself,but I do buy them for others that do like to get them,,espically if its something they have asked me to look for

  6. Sandra VanHoey says:

    When it comes to things we use most often and helping us out I am a believe in gifts like this. I know I love them

  7. Giving teachers a nice coffee maker is awesome. I usually make gift baskets to give, I never thought of a small appliance. Great idea.

  8. Mary Happymommy says:

    The thanks a latte card is really cute. I think anyone would appreciate a thoughtful gift like this.

  9. What a cute little coffee maker I would love to have a new coffee maker. The one I have is so vintage its crazy.

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