Great gifts for a richer life

Saving money in the kitchen

It can feel impractical to shell out a small fortune on kitchen tools, but if you factor in the years of use and divide it by the number of meals enjoyed, it adds up to a tasty investment. These cooking aids can enhance any kitchen.

T-Fal Balanced Living Bread Maker: ($82; Amazon.com) One of the more elegant and compact bread makers on the market, the T-Fal offers 12 different programs, including whole-wheat or gluten-free options, along with a pound cake-like citrus loaf and a thick-crusted French bread. You’ll save money and have a healthier and more delicious option without extra packaging and waste.

Xtrema Ceramic Cookware: For those who secretly daydream about being the next Iron Chef, the Xtrema collection includes high-end cookware that, while pricey (a skillet can run about $100), are scratch-resistant, durable, easy to clean and can be used on the stovetop, broiler, microwave or even on the grill. This cookware is built to last. (ceramcor.com).