New and busy parents gift-giving guide

Entering the world of parenthood can open new culinary doors as parents discover recipes and techniques that fit their changing lifestyle.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new parent—or a busy one—this guide and our specifically curated list of gifts for new parents is full of useful kitchen gift ideas. Help busy new parents create everything from healthy meals for their growing families to indulgent rewards for when they just need a moment to relax. Here are 10 kitchen gift ideas for busy moms and dads for any gift-giving occasion.



Time is something that busy parents rarely have enough of, so a time-saving appliance will be appreciated as a gift to celebrate becoming a new parent—or for busy parents any time of the year


With its powerful motor and variable speeds, a countertop blender can help busy parents quickly transform fresh ingredients into healthy and flavorful homemade dishes. Give new parents the ability to choose only the best ingredients for meals made from scratch. Explore all of our blenders and check out our blenders on sale. Read our buying guide on different types of blenders.


K400 Blender with Tamper

Model: KSB4027VB
Color: Blue Velvet

This versatile countertop appliance is ready for whatever a busy parent’s life demands. The powerful motor and three preset recipe programs make this blender a time saver even when tackling the toughest ingredients.


If gift recipient is new to blending, the KitchenAid® K150 3-Speed Ice Crushing Blender offers a great way to get started. Accessory expansion packs* for both blenders make them even more versatile. New parents don’t need to skip breakfast with a Personal Blending Jar for smoothies on the go. A 6-oz. Small Batch Jar is the perfect size to whip up some fresh baby food or store extra servings for later.

*Sold separately


A high-quality food processor is an essential time-saving kitchen appliance for busy parents and makes a great gift. Parents can prepare ingredients, create inventive sauces, or make entire dishes start to finish. A food processor is also a quick way to puree fruits and vegetables as a baby’s palate develops.


Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper

Model: KFCB519PA

Color: Passion Red

Chop, mix and puree without limitations, from any counter or tabletop in your kitchen. Give new parents the gift of freedom in the kitchen with a cordless food chopper featuring a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.


For bigger meal prep jobs, the KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor features a reversible slicing/shredding disc to help with everything from julienning carrots to shredding cheese, and slicing fresh vegetables and more. Busy parents can make quick work of meal prep or can help streamline every step for complete meals. The KitchenAid® 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is just right for smaller jobs like a fresh and delicious Sage Pesto, or a few servings of ultra-fresh baby food. Learn more about the benefits of cordless kitchen appliances. Choose from over 10 colors for a personalized gift in their favorite hue.

KitchenAid offers a full lineup of food processors with capacities from 3.5 all the way up to 14.

A Countertop Oven

New parent schedules can be unpredictable, but busy parents don’t have to settle for soggy leftovers or compromise their tastes for kid-friendly menus. A countertop oven provides a quick way to evenly reheat missed meals with oven-worthy results, or add a second cooking space for dishes to satisfy the whole family.


Digital Countertop Oven With Air Fry

Model: KCO124BM

Color: Black Matte

With the No-Flip Air Fry Basket and 360° Air Fry System it's easy to make everything from french fries to delicate fish and so much more. 9 essential cooking settings programmed right in help parents save time and experiment with new techniques.


Parents with hectic schedules can easily keep up with everyday cooking like baking and toasting as well as trying new techniques like air frying and dehydration with the help of this Digital Countertop Oven with Air Fry.

For extra busy nights, parents can cook chicken up to 20% faster with Dual Convect Bake* on the KitchenAid® Dual Convection Countertop Oven. KitchenAid brings full-size oven expertise to this dual convection countertop oven that fits more than you think.

*Compared to Bake setting, 3 lb chicken.



One appliance that can handle many tasks may be the ultimate gift for busy new parents. The KitchenAid® Stand Mixer is easily transformed into the culinary center of any kitchen with a wide selection of attachments, accessories, and bowls—all of which make great gifts.

A Stand Mixer

This durable and versatile appliance enables hands-free operation for kneading bread dough, mixing batters, mashing potatoes, pulling meats, or whisking egg whites into meringue. A stand mixer is a classic and timeless gift that elevates every meal. Plus, you can add the Food Grinder Attachment to your stand mixer and create a multitude of new recipes.


Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Model: KSM150PSAQ

Color: Aqua Sky

Help parents make up to 9 dozen cookies in a single batch, mash and mix ingredients for fresh guacamole, and pull meats for quick dinner prep. 10 speeds help thoroughly mix, knead and whip ingredients quickly and easily for a variety of recipes.


Use the customization tool to pick out a stand mixer in their favorite color, pair it with a bowl and attachments, then finish it off with a custom engraving for a truly personalized gift for mom or dad.

If the new parents in your life are just starting out with a small kitchen, the KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini 3.5-Quart Stand Mixer delivers the same power as the full-size model, but is 20% smaller and 25% lighter.* For large batch bakers and bigger families, consider a Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer that comes with a spiral dough hook and sturdy bowl support for large recipes, like multiple batches of mashed potatoes or thirteen dozen cookies.

*Compared to the full size KitchenAid® Tilt-Head Stand Mixers

An Extra Stand Mixer Bowl

If your gift recipient already has a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, an extra mixing bowl is an easy and useful gift for busy parents. A wide collection of ceramic bowls fit all KitchenAid® 4.5- and 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixers and can go from freezer to microwave to oven and are dishwasher-safe.


5 Quart Ink Watercolor Patterned Ceramic Bowl


Color: Ink Watercolor

Accessorize their stand mixer with a beautiful 5 Quart Ceramic Bowl for all of their mixing, whipping and kneading tasks.


Beyond ceramic, the selection of KitchenAid® Mixer Bowls includes various sizes and styles to complement different aesthetics and offer even more convenience. Choose from titanium-reinforced ceramic, glass, and stainless steel options, with or without handles and pouring spouts—there is a mixer bowl for every occasion.

A Stand Mixer Attachment

Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your menu in creative ways—and getting your kids to enjoy them—is easy with just a few stand mixer attachments. All power hub attachments fit the power hub of any KitchenAid® Stand Mixer.


5 Blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice

Model: KSM1APC

Color: Other

This versatile attachment helps parents reinvent classic meals while inspiring new creativity with fresh fruits and vegetables. Busy moms and dads can peel, spiralize and slice potatoes, zucchini, apples, yams, and all kinds of firm fruits or vegetables for “noodles”, chips, or pie fillings.


Choose the basic set with 4 quick-change blades and an optional peeling blade, or the 7-Blade Spiralizer Attachment Set for optimal versatility and extra fine results.

The Juicer and Sauce Attachment can help create healthy, fresh, and flavorful juices and juice blends that both parents and kids will enjoy, whether it’s after a workout or part of a delicious breakfast. The slow, masticating juicer slices then processes soft, hard or leafy fruits and vegetables for maximum nutrient-rich extraction without added heat. Parents can control the amount of pulp using three different screens, and the juice can fall directly into a cup, glass, or pitcher for easy serving.

Find a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer attachment that your new parent will love, including food grinders, pasta makers, and more. All attachments install into the power hub of any KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, making it even more flexible and useful as parents’ culinary needs expand with their families.

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Busy parents may find moments of relaxation few and far between.

Help them make the most of those moments with a warm cup of their favorite coffee or tea. Having hot water on hand also helps parents quickly prepare formula and keep up with sterilizing bottles and other baby necessities.

Choose an electric kettle, gooseneck kettle, or coffee grinder as a great gift for a new or busy parent. Add a selection of favorite loose tea blends or flavorful coffee roasts to create a gift basket new parents will savor.

Help busy parents savor rare moments of relaxation by giving them everything they need for a soothing cup of coffee or tea. Add a selection of loose tea blends or coffee roasts to create a thoughtful gift basket for new parents.

An Electric Kettle

An electric kettle heats water to boiling quickly at the flip of a switch or turn of a dial. New parents can quickly boil and sterilize water for baby formula, cleaning, or preparing a cup of European-style hot chocolate or other specialty beverage to warm themselves up. Kettles are great gifts for coffee or tea lovers in your life.


1.5 Liter Electric Kettle

Model: KEK1565OB

Color: Black Matte

This 1.5 Liter, dual-walled electric kettle keeps water hotter longer, while the outside of the kettle stays cooler to touch*. Parents can boil water in minutes for single or multiple servings of tea, oatmeal, and so much more. An all stainless steel interior helps maintain water quality for the whole family.
*Compared to single wall kettle, model KEK1722.


For those who enjoy the art of making pour over coffee, a precision gooseneck kettle makes a great gift for a new parent. Three unique flow-rate settings and an integrated brew-range thermometer help them achieve the ideal results for both pour-over coffee and a range of teas. Choose from three different styles including the Precision Gooseneck Stovetop Kettle and the electric kettle with a digital scale for even more precision.

A Coffee Grinder

Being a busy parent doesn’t mean sacrificing the ability to enjoy the delicious, rich coffee that only comes from fresh beans. True coffee lovers know that grinding coffee at home is a must to achieve the results they’re looking for. KitchenAid® Coffee Grinders come in a variety of styles and sizes to help parents prepare their ideal cup of coffee.


Burr Coffee Grinder

Model: KCG8433BM

Color: Black Matte

Designed for their perfect grind, this burr grinder helps busy parents easily and consistently achieve the ideal ground size for all of their favorite brew methods—from french press to Espresso and so much more with 70 precise settings.


Or help them save space and multitask with the KitchenAid® Coffee and Spice Grinder. Busy parents can grind coffee beans for up to 12 cups of coffee with simple one-touch control. This grinder does double duty as a spice grinder. The accessory kit includes 2 stainless steel grinding bowls with optimized blades, storage lids and a sprinkle lid.

A Programmable Coffee Maker

Give the gift of a programmable KitchenAid® coffee maker to new and busy parents and they will thank you every time the welcoming aroma of fresh coffee calls to them from the kitchen counter.


12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker

Model: KCM1209OB

Color: Onyx Black

Parents can wake up to freshly brewed coffee at their ideal strength with 24-hour programmability and a Variable Strength selector. A warming plate makes sure they can enjoy hot coffee even when they can’t get to the pot right away.


The reusable gold-tone filter features a dosage ladder that helps make measuring the precise amount of coffee simple, while a 29-hole spiral showerhead evenly saturates the grounds for robust, flavorful results every time.


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A new addition to the family comes with many life changes and a much busier schedule. But parents who love to create in the kitchen can still find time for their passion with the right tools. Specialty countertop appliances give new parents the ability to continue making their favorite creations as well as experiment with new recipes, techniques, and flavors to fit their new lifestyle. Best of all, you’ll be giving them something to help make memories that last a lifetime.

Shop the full selection of KitchenAid® countertop appliances and Cordless Countertop Appliances to find the perfect gift for all the parents on your shopping list.


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