With another summer gone, and while it might still feel some ways away – Christmas is once again just around the corner, meaning it’s time to gift for the holiday season.
Picking out the perfect gift can be tricky, especially for those who already have everything – of which, let’s face it, there are plenty. This makes it incredibly difficult to find something unique that they won’t already have, will make an impression, and above all else, will be used and not just packed away and never seen again shortly after it’s received.
But don’t despair! Thankfully, there are tons of great, inexpensive, budget-friendly kitchen gifts out there, perfect for any dinosaur fan – with everything from baking and cooking accessories to wine, décor, and other accessories to choose from. All of which don’t look great but are also functional – being some of the most practical kitchen gifts around.
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7 kitchen gift ideas for grown-up dino fans
Whether you’re shopping for a loved one, friend, or colleague food-loving dinosaur fan, for a birthday, Christmas gift, or office Secret Santa – we’ve got the perfect gift ideas for you.
There’s a lot of variety in this list, from gifts for baking enthusiasts, to drinking gifts that you simply can’t go wrong with. Everything here is affordable, fairly unique and novel, and unlikely to be something that most people already have at home – great for those looking for a budget gift that both makes an impression and is likely to get some use long after they receive it.
So, without further ado, here are our seven kitchen gift ideas for grown-up dinosaur fans.
1. Baking gifts
Are you shopping for the perfect gift for a grown-up, dinosaur-loving baker? Well, you’re in luck – as there are plenty of great tools and utensils perfect for bringing all kinds of awesome and epic prehistoric confections to life.
Do they like to bake cakes? Fantastic, there are plenty of excellent dinosaur cake pans, perfect for whipping up an incredibly dino cake. Or are they more into cupcakes and cookies? No problem, there are tons of excellent dinosaur cookie cutters and dinosaur molds to pick from.
These are an especially great choice around Christmas time when bakers are at their most eager and active – willing to latch on to any excuse to bake up a batch of their favorite Christmas cookies or other sugary, comforting baked treats.
And it’s not just baking either. Most of these utensils can be pretty useful for all sorts of arts and crafts activities and projects, especially for parents. From making dinosaur-shaped crayons with cookie cutters, to making using them to trace around, drawing dinosaurs that can then be colored in.
2. Wine gifts
As any cook will tell you, wine plays a crucial role when it comes to good food. Whether making a recipe that calls for a splash, pairing their culinary creations with the perfect tipple, or simply having a glass in the kitchen while they slave away – you can’t have cooking without wine.
This makes wine gifts an excellent choice for any home cook or foodie – whether these are glasses, racks, or themed, novelty accessories – like dinosaur wine bottle holders and dinosaur wine bottle stoppers.
And it’s not just wine gifts either – there are loads of other drinking-related items to consider, think shot glasses, beer glasses and koozies, dinosaur bottle openers – you name it, you can get it with a dinosaur on it.
3. Tea and coffee gifts
Searching for something for a dinosaur-loving caffeine fiend. In that case, you’re in luck – as there are loads of great dino-themed novelty gifts to choose from, making the perfect accessory for any self-respecting prehistoric enthusiast to start their day off right.
And it doesn’t matter if they’re a tea or coffee drinker – there’s something for everyone, whatever their go-to morning fix. From things like dinosaur tea infusers and dinosaur coffee mugs for use at and around the home or office to dinosaur tumblers, perfect for having a beverage on the morning commute.
These gifts will get plenty of use, making them hands-down one of the best value, practical kitchen gifts for grown-up dinosaur fans.
4. Kitchen gifts for parents
Picking out a gift for a cooking parent? Why not pick out something that will appeal to their kids, arming them with more ways to keep their children entertained and engaged with the art of cooking.
And there’s no need to overthink it either. Something as simple as a dinosaur sandwich cutter, adding an element of flair to the contents of their kid’s dinosaur lunch box – or a set of dino ice pop molds, turning everyone’s favorite icy treat into a prehistoric experience.
While these are definitely very kid-focused options, there are alternatives with broader appeal, like novelty dinosaur taco holders to make mealtime more fun for the whole family. Because let’s face it – who doesn’t love taco night?
5. Multi-purpose kitchen gifts
So far, some of these ideas have been a little specific. Focusing on a specific type of use in the kitchen, such as baking, tea-making, or relaxing with a big glass of wine. But there are plenty of other options out there, especially if you’re looking for more of a general-purpose kitchen gift.
One of the more famous bits of iconic dino kitchenware is the dinosaur ladles offered by OTOTO. They offer a full set of kitchen utensils in their Nessie Family set, consisting of a ladle, colander spoon, and a tea infuser.
You could, of course, opt for something even more classic, with plenty of uses in the kitchen – think a fabulous apron decorated with a dino scene, funny jokes, or phrases – or even dinosaur oven mitts. There’s not much else that gets as much use in the kitchen than a pair of mitts.
The great thing about multi-purpose kitchen gifts is that they’re far more likely to be used than those that are more novelty, maybe getting a laugh when they’re opened then finding a permanent home at the back of a draw never to see the light of day again.
6. Kitchen hygiene gifts
Arguably as important as the ingredients and recipes are keeping surfaces and hands clean – making good hygiene a significant consideration for any self-respecting cook.
This can make novelty gifts like dinosaur soap dispensers or dinosaur paper roll holders an excellent pick for dino fans, giving them a fun, albeit practical way of stamping their mark as a dinosaur fan on their cooking space.
We’ve given a couple of options but plenty of alternatives in this category. Things like dinosaur-themed dish towels, brushes, trash bins, and even broom and mop handles – all of which bring both hygiene and dinosaur themes together in a single gift.
One thing to consider before opting for this sort of gift is the type of person you’re getting it for. Some people can be touchy, being more inclined than others to take things the wrong way. Be careful not to give anything hygiene-related to someone whose particularly sensitive in this regard, as they might end up taking offense to it.
7. Kitchen décor and other accessories
You could always choose something more decorative than functional – giving the recipient of your gift a way to customize and theme their cooking space to reflect their love of dinosaurs fully.
If you can think of it, they make it with everyone’s favorite prehistoric friends slapped on it – dinosaur fridge magnets, dino cookie jars, or even dinosaur planters, perfect for growing plants or even herbs on a windowsill.
There really is no limit to your imagination when it comes to design and décor – so get wild, go nuts, and pick out an amazing, one-of-a-kind piece of epic dinosaur room decoration that’ll wow anyone who steps foot in their kitchen.
Well, there you have it, our picks of 7 types of useful kitchen gifts for dinosaur fans – we hope you’ve found it helpful and that you’re now armed with a load of great ideas to help you on your gift hunt.
Finding the perfect gift can be tricky. It’s hard shopping for other people – especially for anyone who already seems to have it all. That said, and as we think this article has proved, there are many excellent, practical everyday dinosaur-themed items out there, meaning there’s something for everyone, whatever they like to spend their time on in the kitchen.
You can find all of the types of items mentioned in our list for no more than $10-15 bucks or less, making them not just great, unique gifts, perfect for the kitchen-loving dino fan who has it all, but also great for anyone gift giving on a budget.
We hope that whatever you pick out, you and your friends, family, or loved ones with both enjoy your choice of gift and have a wonderful festive season this year.