Some of the most thoughtful gifts are for the kitchen, with a hope and wish for more meals to be cooked and enjoyed together. I am definitely a big believer in the “kitchen is the heart of the house” notion and I love the energy of a kitchen where food, chatter, and music mingle with cooking smells in the air. Holidays are about being together with family and friends, and for me this includes many fond culinary traditions. I teamed up with Hayneedle.com to bring you a home and kitchen gift guide, with some tools for the kitchen, a frame to commemorate memories, and a luggage tag to inspire travel. Check out all of Hayneedle’s gifts here, and shop this gift guide below (or by hovering on the image above).