The Bodum French Press Travel Mug - I LOVE French Press coffee, but I'm not a morning person, which means I'm usually running too late to brew myself a proper pot. I found the Bodum French Press Travel Mug at a kitchen store one day and I've started using it for work and home. Just pre-measure your coffee into the mug the night before, simply hit the kettle when you wake-up and add water when you get out of the shower. Press after five minutes and you have fresh, strong coffee to-go. I even use it at home when I'm too lazy to find a mug. Works for loose-leaf tea too and I also pack it into my suitcase (since it's plastic) when I travel.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven - I know you're thinking, why would I spend $200+ on a pot? It depends, you can buy cheaper versions that work just as well - but I love the rustic look and feel of my Le Creuset Dutch Oven. I enjoy cooking and I use this pot for frying, making soup, sauces, stews and of course - Boeuf Bourguignon every winter. It's a piece that I will keep forever and probably pass down one day. It's just a kitchen thing that I truly love.
Do you have a kitchen item or gadget to recommend or you can't live without?