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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:33 am, Mon Dec 23, 2013.

(Family Features) Every chef knows a properly outfitted kitchen is a must in order to create culinary masterpieces. This year, make sure the special food lover in your life has everything he or she needs to stir their passion for food and drink. Expand their culinary library with a book that serves up helpful food tips and original recipes. Let them prepare their favorite recipes with a set of ergonomic and innovative knives. Perk up their mornings with a coffee maker that quickly brews a customized cup at the touch of a button. Or, help them serve up delightful dishes by keeping their pantry stocked with superior quality olive oil. This guide will help you find unique gifts for every kitchen connoisseur on your list.

A Better Brew



Create the perfect cup of coffee every time with the Keurig K-Cup Platinum Brewing System. This single cup brewer allows you to choose between five different cup sizes to brew your favorite coffee, tea, hot cocoa or specialty beverage with the simple touch of a button. With a sleek design and availability in three colors, your favorite foodie will love adding it to their kitchen or office.

A Great Find for Foodies



Should you take a bath with your strawberries or blow dry your chicken? Clever culinary insights are offered in small bites in "Snacks: Adventures in Food, Aisle by Aisle," a book by food adventurer Marcy Smothers. The perfect gift for the foodies on your list, the book takes the reader on a grocery store journey, revealing Smothers' knowledge, quirky fun facts, and great passion for exploring food. It's packed with helpful tips, original recipes and tantalizing tidbits.

A Sharp Gift



Whether you're a master cook or you aspire to be one, everyone needs a good set of high-quality kitchen knives. CUTCO Cutlery's Kitchen Classics Set is the perfect foundation to build on for any home cook. The Petite Chef Knife, Trimmer and 2 3/4-inch Paring Knife will have you chopping, slicing and dicing like your favorite food celebrity. American made and carrying a Forever Guarantee, they'll quickly become kitchen favorites.

In the Kitchen, the Little Things Matter


$6.00 to $12.00

Great dishes start with the finest ingredients, such as the superior quality of Olivari olive oil. The people at Olivari believe it's the little things that help make great olive oil. From harvesting olives so they never touch the ground to staying eco-friendly by making sure nothing goes to waste. This holiday, give the thoughtful cook in your life a gift that embodies care, quality and excellence.

(couple with gifts) - Photo courtesy of Getty Images

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