Something you probably don't have on your Christmas list? A blender. But something you totally should have on your Christmas list? A Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade Blender.
Katherine Gillen, our associate food editor raves: "You can do the usual tasks, like purée soups and blend up smoothies or hummus, and get the creamiest, smoothest results of your whole dang life because this thing is so powerful. You can literally stick a block of Parmesan cheese in and grate the entire thing without damaging the blades." Trust us, it's the gift you never knew you needed.
And coincidentally, it's on major sale for today only. As one of Amazon's "Deals of the Day," you can get a Vitamix, which regularly retails for $398, for just $270. Yup, that's a savings of $128. Psst, if you order it right now, it'll still come in time for Christmas.
According to its over 1,000 five-star reviews, this thing is worth every penny at full price. "This is not a blender, it's our way of life," writes one enthusiastic mom. "This thing has taken a lot of abuse and gets a pretty intense daily workout of frozen fruits and ice cubes and it still works like it did when we bought it FIVE YEARS AGO," she continues.
Looks like we finally know what we're getting our mother-in-law this year.