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5 Graduation Gifts for the College-Bound Food-Lover

Help your students fend for themselves in the kitchen with these essential food-focused gifts

For every college-bound student who is soon going to have to start cooking and fending for him or herself in the kitchen, the most practical, and therefore appreciated gift you could give, will be food-focused. Whether your child is already a well-accomplished chef or is a complete novice in the kitchen, if he or she loves food, these five gifts are going to be regularly used, and will be simply essential to student life.

Food Processor

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Blender

A well-powered food processor or blender is the favorite kitchen tool of lazy students and keen food-lovers. From making a breakfast smoothie to whizzing up pesto for dinner, owning a food processor means that creating the tastiest meals is literally easier than ordering takeout.

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Coffee Machine

Buy your college-bound kid a coffee machine, and we promise it will be the most-used gift he or she has ever received. Getting out of bed in the morning is one the biggest challenges students face, so having the ability to make coffee in their dorm room in the morning will make their lives a whole lot easier.

Dutch Oven

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Dutch Oven

Buying a college student-to-be a fancy Dutch oven may seem over the top, but this piece of kitchen equipment is one of the most versatile things any home cook owns. Almost every dish a college food-lover is ever going to make can be made in a Dutch oven: This gift will be used daily, and will last forever.

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Simple Cookbooks

A couple of cookbooks with basic recipes, tips for how to cook on a budget, and a selection of one-pot wonders will be well-appreciated by every college-bound student. Whether your child already considers him or herself a professional in the kitchen or not, some ideas on how to cook affordable meals, using basic equipment, and in limited time, will always help out.

Slow Cooker

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Slow-Cooker

When a comforting, homely, and healthy meal is required, but there is no spare time to spend in the kitchen, a slow-cooker will be the student’s savior. Simply throw in all your ingredients, leave the Crock-Pot to do all the hard work for you, and a few hours later this lucky student will be feasting on a wholesome, homemade meal, with enough leftovers to keep him or her going for the rest of the week.

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