Just in time for Christmas, this Instant Pot Gift Guide is a comprehensive collection of my favourite accessories, cookbooks and fun interesting unique gift ideas (of the edible and wearable variety).
I love giving gifts that are useful and practical, especially when it is something that the recipient wouldn’t buy for themselves. But I also want my gifts to include a personal touch. That’s why I made sure this list includes items that are functional, fun and will be sure to delight Instant Pot newbies and experts alike.
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And be sure to bookmark this page, since these items are not just for gifting at Christmastime, they are also perfectly suited for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or any special occasion. These Instant Pot items also make great hostess gifts, just the thing for the upcoming holiday party season.
To make your planning and shopping even easier, I have divided this gift guide into the following sections:
I hope this list helps makes your holiday shopping hassle-free, easy and fun!
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If you’re like me, you want to spread the Instant Pot joy, and that means introducing the uninitiated in your life to the wonder that is the Instant Pot. What could be better than gifting your favourite kitchen appliance to your favourite people?
When shopping for Instant Pots, there two key factors to keep in mind: the amount of pre-programmed functions and the total size. The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 and Instant Pot Duo 9-in-1 are the most popular models out there.
The 8 quart 7-in-1-model (the one I own) performs these functions:
- Pressure Cooker
- Slow Cooker
- Rice/Porridge Cooker
- Yoghurt Maker
The 8 qt Instant Pot Duo 9-in-1 model does everything listed above, plus two additional functions:
- Cake/Egg Maker
- Sterilizes (good for canning and cleaning baby bottles)
If you have people on your gift list that cook for 1 or 2, or for those who don’t have a lot of space, the 3 qt Instant Pot Duo is the perfect fit. It’s also great for the Instant Pot fanatics who are looking for a second (or third) to add to their arsenal.
Ready to take your Instant Pot game to the next level? I’ve compiled this list of my very favourite Instant Pot accessories. These are the items that I go back to again and again.
Each and every one of these items are sooooo useful and make cooking and baking with the Instant Pot even easier and more efficient. Once you have them, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them!
Extra Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot – 8qt: Having more than one inner pot means no downtime! You can cook in one pot, remove it from the Instant Pot housing, insert your second pot and continue cooking. Multiple inner pots also means you can keep on cooking while one is being washed.
And you can use these with silicone lids (see below) to store your food in the fridge without having to transfer to separate containers. Having less dishes to wash is always a good thing!
Extra Instant Pot Sealing Ring 2-Pack: Having more than one sealing ring is a great way to avoid the potential for odor contamination. I think these coloured versions are so smart; you can easily assign one sealing ring for cooking sweet foods and one for savoury foods.
Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Lid 5 and 6 Quart: Perfect for storing soups and stews right in the inner pot, which makes it soooo easy to just pop back into the Instant Pot and reheat. Also great when you want to make a big batch of yoghurt and keep it nice and fresh in the fridge all week long.
Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass lid: Don’t be bogged down with the big bulky lid when using non-pressurized Instant Pot settings. This glass tempered lid is perfect for slow cooking function and I love being able to see what’s happening when I’m using the sauté mode. You can also use it when storing food inside your inner pot in the fridge.
Steamer Basket Set: This super handy set includes a steaming basket with removable dividers, rack, special cleaning cloth and recipe book with steaming times. This is a perfect gift set that will cover all your steaming needs!
Vegetable Steamer Basket: This is one versatile stainless steel steamer basket. Not just great for steaming veggies, you can use it for seafood, eggs, even as a colander or strainer. And it folds up to half its size for super easy storage.
Tongs: I love using these colourful silicone-coated tongs! They are super grippy and long enough to easily reach the bottom of the Instant Pot. And you don’t have to worry about scratching up that shiny inner pot. A must for any non-stick pots and pans.
Egg Steamer Rack: Perfect for making hard- and soft-boiled eggs. Since they easily and securely stack together, you’re able to cook twice as many eggs at one time. They also work great for elevating baking pans and steamer baskets.
Genuine Instant Pot Mini Mitts: These are my very favourite oven mitts! Not only are they perfect for pulling out hot inner pots, baking pans, steamer baskets from the Instant Pot, I use them all the time; cooking with the oven, on the stovetop, with my air fryer. They’re non-slip, non-stick and even nest inside one another for easy storage.
Silicon Molds: Just the thing for making those super popular egg bites, cute mini muffins, keto breakfast bombs, even brownies. I use them to make perfectly-portioned meatballs. This awesome set includes a nifty steamer basket and a pair of super cute mini mitts!
Meat Thermometer: This is seriously a must-have for every kitchen. With a large, easy-to-ready display, this thermometer gives you a super fast, super accurate read. It really is the most important kitchen accessory. The magnetic back means you can stash it on your fridge for easy access. Available in a variety of fun colours too.
Travel Tote Bag for Instant Pot: Never be without your beloved Instant Pot again. This travel tote makes it so easy to take your Instant Pot to parties, potlucks, even on vacation! Also a great storage solution for those with limited countertop space. Includes a front pocket and zippered compartment on top so you can easily keep your accessories and cookbooks in one place.
Whipping up delectable baked goods in the Instant Pot is about to get even easier, thanks to these handy and helpful accessories. Both those new to baking with the Instant Pot and seasoned aficionados alike will appreciate how these tools simplify and streamline the baking process. Get ready to unleash your inner Mary Berry!
Springform Cake Pan: A must-have for every baker, a springform pan helps you achieve Instant Pot cheesecake perfection! I love using mine to make cookie bars and brownies too.
3-cup Bundt Pan: Not just for making bundt cakes (although there are sooooo many great recipes out there), this pan is perfect for breads, pull-apart biscuits, even meatloaf! Plus it makes even the most basic recipe look pretty and refined.
7 Inch Round Cake Tin: This is the most versatile pan for Instant Pot baking. Not only is it great for all sorts of baked goods, you can use it to cook meats, casseroles, quiches, the list goes on and on. Friends, if you could only buy one pan to use in your Instant Pot, this would be it.
Parchment Liners: You have got to try these liners; they make removing your baked goods (and cleaning up after) so much easier! No more having to fold or cut your parchment paper to fit, they are designed to fit right inside your pans with no effort at all. I only wish I had discovered these amazing little liners sooner.
Stainless Steel Measuring Cup And Spoon Set: Hate rummaging around your cabinets searching for the right size of measuring cups and spoons (why is the 1/2 teaspoon always missing anyway)? Me too, which is why I highly recommend saving time and sanity by purchasing these sets of stackable stainless steel cups and spoons. They hook together and nest for easy storage, so you can rest assured you’ll always have the size you need.
Kitchen Torch: Forget the hassle of finishing off your Instant Pot creations under the grill. Use this kitchen torch to perfectly caramelize and brown all sorts of delicious desserts. Especially suited for achieving that perfect topping on your Instant Pot Crème Brûlée. Yum!
If you’re like me, you have shelf upon shelf brimming with cookbooks. Yeap, you might say have a bit of a cookbook obsession. Even in the digital age, I find that there is something so satisfying about thumbing through cookbooks and flagging recipes I want to try.
Instant Pot Cookbooks make fantastic gifts, whether given solo or combined with an accessory or two. To make it even more personal, add a sticky note to the pages containing recipes you think the recipient will especially enjoy.
Instant Loss Cookbook: This inspiring book includes 125 healthy Instant Pot recipes and meals plans that the author used to lose over 100 pounds.
Instant Pot Cookbook: This comprehensive Instant pot guide includes explanations for the various functions and over 100 recipes for tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner solutions.
How To Instant Pot: This is the only Instant Pot cookbook organized by function and includes over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot’s many virtues.
Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: Learn how to make delicious Indian food dishes with the Instant Pot. This cookbook offers 50 easy and authentic recipes that are ready in 60 min or less, plus tips for substituting ingredients and stocking your kitchen with the right tools and spices.
The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Authorized by Instant Pot and filled with more than 75 well-tested recipes, this indispensable cookbook is the ultimate collection of delicious weekday meals.
Instant Pot Obsession: This collection of 120 recipes includes variations on some favourites that cannot be found in any other book. And it’s full of practical information and tips to help you make the most of all your Instant Pot has to offer.
Instant Pot Cookbook: 500 Everyday Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users: This may be the most comprehensive Instant Pot cookbook out there. All 500 recipes are given in a step-by-step format, with easy to follow instructions, precise cooking times and a detailed ingredients list.
The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals: Great for beginners or long-time enthusiasts, this is an A-Z guide for all things Instant Pot. It includes more than 100 meals, including options for vegetarian, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly diets.
I find edible gifts to be the most appreciated, and I personally love receiving them just as much as I love giving them. There’s nothing more thoughtful than a jar or bottle of homemade Instant Pot goodness, and including a copy of the recipe along with it gives it an extra special touch.
Canning Jars: The Instant Pot makes canning and preserving so easy, which means you can gift everyone on your list a jar of your favourite jam, jelly, or sauce.
Storage Bottles: The are the perfect size for gifting homemade Instant Pot extracts, such as vanilla or cinnamon, syrups or beverages.
If the Instant Pot lovers in your life truly have it all, check out these fun and unique gifts that let you honour their (and your) Instant Pot fandom in a whole new way. Click on any of the images to find out more, or you can click on the links below too.
T-shirts: Share your Instant Pot pride with the world by choosing one of these fun, Instant Pot themed t-shirts. Click on the images to learn more.
Covers: Why should toasters and tea kettles have all the fun? There’s an Instant Pot cozy and cover to suit everyone, from sleek and stylish to cute and fuzzy. Click on the images or the links below to find out more.
Decals: Yeap, this is a thing! Dress up that Instant Pot with your favourite designs, characters and expressions. To find out more, click on the images or links below.
Ninja Foodie Multicooker
Don’t want to choose between a pressure cooker and an air fryer? You don’t have to! The Ninja Foodie Multicooker is the best of both worlds, allowing you to pressure cook and air fry using just one appliance. With the patented TenderCrisp® functionality you can pressure cook your food and then finish with a crisp with a simple switch of lids.
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