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10 Colorful Cookware Sets That Make Great Gifts

Who says cookware has to be boring?

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'Tis the season to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones, and many of us have at least one (or five) home chefs on our holiday shopping lists. As every cooking enthusiast knows, you can never have too many kitchen gadgets or too much cookware in your cabinets. With that in mind, let us guide you to the perfect gifts for your food-minded loved ones.

Cookware sets are excellent gifts because you know they'll actually get used and won't just sit on a shelf collecting dust. There's no denying that cookware is a practical gift, but you can easily make it fun and festive by opting to give colorful cookware to your loved ones. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 of our favorite colorful cookware picks—jot down your friends' and family members' favorite colors, and start shopping!

Staub 3-Piece Enameled Cast Iron Cookware Set

staub cast iron cocotte

This cookware set includes a 10-inch skillet (not pictured) and a 5.5-quart cocotte with a lid. All three pieces are made from enameled cast iron, so you can rest assured that the heat will be distributed evenly and effectively. In addition to black and white, it's available in red, turquoise, gray, basil green, marin blue, and grenadine red.

$420 at Sur la Table
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Neoflam Retro Ceramic Nonstick Cast Aluminum 7-Piece Cookware Set

neoflam cookware set

Available in beautiful shades of blue and pink, this seven-piece cookware set includes a 1.5-quart saucepan with a lid, a 2.5-quart low stock pot with a lid, a five-quart stock pot with a lid, and a 10-inch frying pan. The lids are glass so you can monitor cooking progress without heat or moisture escaping, and the retro vibe is a fun addition to any kitchen.

"Wow! Even better than expected!," a customer wrote in their five-star review. "This is so cute. Pan[s] are heavy and easily cleaned." They gave the set a five out of five rating for value, quality, and durability.

$170 at Bed, Bath, & Beyond
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Farberware New Traditions 12 Piece Aluminum Non Stick Cookware Set

farberware purple cookware set

If anyone on your list loves lavender, drop everything you're doing and get them this 12-piece cookware set. (It doesn't hurt that it's a major bargain.) This set includes one-quart and two-quart sauce pans, a three-quart sauté pan, a five-quart Dutch oven, 7-1/2-inch and 9-1/4-inch skillets, a slotted turner, and slotted and solid spoons.

"They are easy to clean, cook evenly and have a pretty purple color with spects [sic] of grey and white," one reviewer wrote. Others commented that they love the ceramic and the reliable non-stick ceramic.

$75 at Joss & Main
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Rachael Ray 14 Piece Aluminum Non Stick Cookware Set

rachael ray cookware set

This huge, stylish cookware set has it all: One stock pot, two saucepans, two frying pans, one sauté pan, four lids, bakeware, and cooking utensils. It's available in blue gradient, fennel gradient, marine blue, purple gradient, red gradient, agave blue, green gradient, and sea salt gray.

With more than 1,200 Joss & Main reviews, this cookware set boasts a nearly five-star rating. Reviewers described it as the perfect "starter set" for budding chefs and expressed satisfaction with the high quality of the cookware, the light weight, and the beautiful colors.

$150 at Joss & Main
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Le Creuset Stoneware 3-Piece Set

le creuset orange stoneware baking set

Available in turquoise, orange, blue, red, and white, this stoneware set is the perfect gift for the devoted baker on your list. It includes an oval gratin, a square baking dish, and a rectangular baking dish, which can be used to whip up anything from a tasty casserole to a sweet baked dessert. All the pieces in the set are safe in the freezer, oven, broiler, microwave, and dishwasher. And thanks to the stick-resistant glazed interiors, cleanup is a breeze. What's not to love?

$130 at Williams Sonoma
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GreenPan Rio 16-piece Cookware Set

green pan cookware set

This is another excellent starter cookware set for the person on your list who has recently taken up cooking or baking and still doesn't have nearly enough cookware. Available in a beautiful shade of turquoise, this set is comprised of a one-quart saucepan with a lid, a two-quart saucepan with a lid, a five-quart stockpot with a lid, an eight-inch frying pan, a 9.5-inch frying pan, a three-quart saucepan with lid, a fry pan, a slotted spoon, a bamboo spoon, a bamboo turner, a slotted turner, and a steamer.

"I bought this set a year ago & absolutely love it," one reviewer raved. "Now a grandmother & having raised 4 kids, I've done plenty of cooking & purchased lots of cookware in my life. This is hands-down THE BEST. It cooks everything perfectly. The color is so FUN! We all need more color in our lives, imho. It is the easiest stuff ever to clean IF you follow the directions."

$180 at Target
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Happycall Hard Anodized Ceramic Nonstick Pot 13-piece Set

happycall colorful cookware set

Can't decide on just one color? No problem. This 13-piece set has a little bit of everything: a green two-quart saucepan, a blue three-quart pot, an orange three-quart wide pot, a red four-quart stockpot, a brown six-quart, a stockpot, a lid for each respective pot, an 11-inch stainless steel steamer, and a pair of silicone potholders.

Made from eco-friendly ceramic, the set is both oven and dishwasher safe. "I cook everyday and they look and work just as great as the day I got them," one reviewer wrote on Amazon. "I waited to review considering I have had sets get scuffed and discolored after a month or two. Definitely not the case with these sets!!!" She added that, at her mother's request, she'll be giving her the set as a holiday gift.

$199 at Amazon
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6-Piece Multicolor Nonstick Ceramic Coating Cookware Set

colorful pots and pans from home depot

This multicolor option includes pastel pink, turquoise, and dark green dishes, all with a fun speckled twist. The set is comprised of a 1.7-quart saucepan, a 4.2-quart casserole pan, and a three-quart, nine-inch sauté pan (all with lids), each with a ceramic coating that allows for easy food release and cleaning. The Durable Bakelite handles stay cool, so there's no risk of burning your hands when removing from the stove or oven.

$75 at Home Depot
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Benni 7-Piece Assorted Multicolored Aluminum Cookware Set with Lids

benni colorful cookware set from home depot

Another bright, multi-colored option is this seven-piece aluminum cookware set. It includes one 5.5-inch green saucepan with a lid, one seven-inch turquoise saucepan with a lid, an 8.6-inch orange dutch oven with a lid, and an eight-inch fuschia frying pan.

Thanks to the aluminum design, food cooks swiftly and evenly. The glass lids allow you to monitor the cooking process, and it's safe on ceramic, electric, and gas stovetops. This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves extra splashes of color in their kitchen.

$45 at Home Depot
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Cooksmark 15 Piece Cookware Set

cooksmark cookware set

Last but not least, we love this affordable, versatile set. Comprised of multi-colored pots and pans, skillets, nylon utensils, saucepans, a Dutch oven, and a covered stockpot, this set has all the cookware and colors you could possibly ask for. The dishes also feature premium nonstick coating, excellent heat distribution, vented glass lids, and stay-cool handles.

One of the many Amazon reviewers who gave the set a five-star rating described it as a "great cooking set" of excellent quality. "It has everything I need to cook," they wrote. "The set has ideal sizes of pots and frying pans, and I especially appreciate the variety of cooking spoons: for scooping soup, for pasta, for draining, for frying, and much more. I highly recommend it."

$63 at Amazon
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Caitlin Flynn
Caitlin Flynn is an award-winning writer and reporter who experienced early age corporate burnout in 2015 and traded New York City for the misty air and superior coffee of Seattle. Read more about Caitlin
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