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PSFK’s Gift Guide: Top Innovations For A Modern Kitchen

Give a smart present that will keep a friend's home up-to-date.

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PSFK on December 27, 2013.

If your recipient is an inspired cook, there are no doubt things that have been bugging them for years about their kitchen. Technology and ingenuity, however, have an way of making us realize that things don’t have to be the way they are. Our modern kitchen is a vibrant and intricate ecosystem of people, plants and life that’s beautiful as well as functional – perhaps even beginning to be self-sufficient. Whether your recipient is moving toward this already or would  like a little inspiration, we have the perfect kitchen gifts for you.

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The AquaFarm by Back to the Roots was a Kickstarter pick of ours last year, and now that it’s reached its mass production phase, it can be quickly and easily given as a gift. It’s a self-cleaning fish tank based on the symbiotic relationship between plants and fish waste, cycling nitrogen to feed the plants on top of it. The Koubachi plant sensor, meanwhile, helps your friend’s burgeoning green thumb with its ability to diagnose problems with growing plants.

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Whether your recipient is having guests over for drinks or thinking of starting a new aquarium, Aruliden’s Glasscape Tumblers are sure to become an iconic kitchen accessory in the next few years. The L’Huile de Sisyphe oil container is also sure to impress with its fine French craftsmanship and functional humor as guests watch the oil’s Sisyphean attempts to escape.

There are a lot more where these came from. Check out more of our favorite kitchen-related gifts here, and be sure to explore PSFK’s Gift Guide for more ideas.

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