Is there someone on your list who has been extra nice this year? If so, one our favorite budget-busting gifts might be just the thing, from a high tech blender to a coffee snob house party (we'll explain).

12 pc. GreenPan Ceramic Cookware Set
12 pc. GreenPan Ceramic Cookware Set
12 pc. GreenPan Ceramic Cookware Set; $229.99GreenPan

When I rented my first apartment, had I known these existed and how magical they are to use, I would have wanted this more than anything. Nothing sticks to them, and it's great to have a full set at your disposal.—Alex Testere, Senior Associate Editor

Vitamix 3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender
Vitamix
Vitamix 3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender; $549.95Vitamix

As if older models from Vitamix weren't ""smart"" enough! The blingy new Ascent Series 3500 still has all the moxie and muscle that has made Vitamix the darling of the restaurant industry for decades; it also has 5 program settings (including a handy "self cleaning" mode), a touch-screen control panel, and a "self detect" function that allows you to easily swap out the standard blender jug for smaller containers and accessories. Extra-techy home cooks will enjoy accessing Vitamix-tested recipes and nutrition tips by syncing their AS3500 up with the Vitamix Perfect Blend App and the brand's handy new Smart Scale. —Kat Craddock, Test Kitchen Manager

Zojirushi Rice Cooker
Zojirushi Rice Cooker
Zojirushi Rice Cooker; $151.24Zojirushi

I haven't cooked rice on a stovetop since Obama's first term. Be smart like me! —Chris Cohen, Senior Editor

Thermapen
Thermapen
Thermapen; $99ThermoWorks

It costs ten times as much as a cheapo instant-read, and it's at least ten times better. —Chris Cohen, Senior Editor

Nenox Petty knife
Nenox Petty knife
Nenox Petty knife; $358Korin

Blingy and beloved by chefs working in tiny spaces. —Chris Cohen, Senior Editor

Cheese Grotto Cheese Subscription
Cheese Grotto Cheese Subscription
Cheese Grotto Cheese Subscription; $220Lizzy Meyers

Get your cheese nerd friend this quarterly cheese subscription that comes with a humidity-regulating box to store it all in. The subscription highlights local American cheesemakers every season, and it's kicking off with Jasper Hill. —Alex Testere, Senior Associate Editor

Stumptown House Party Package
Stumptown House Party Package
Stumptown House Party Package; $10KStumptown Coffee

If you happen to be based in New York City, Los Angeles, or Portland—Stumptown has the coffee snob program for you. For $10K, The cool-kid roastery has partnered with La Marzocco to roll out a year-long coffee snob house party: Stumptown will come to your home (or office! Hint hint) to install your own custom Linea Mini and a cold brew kegerator. The Stumptown team will provide a comprehensive service demo and educational training on the equipment, and stock your new set-up with a year-long subscription for their renowned Hair Bender espresso beans and a monthly 20-liter keg delivery of cold brew—$10K well spent, if you ask us. —Kat Craddock, Test Kitchen Manager