Graduation Gift Ideas: Best Rachael Cookware + Bakeware Sets For Grads Stocking Their First Kitchen

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Graduation season is upon us, and we know what'll make just the right gift! Maybe you know a college grad who's moving into their first adult kitchen, or maybe you know a really lucky high school grad who's moving into a college dorm with a kitchen. (Um, where can we apply?)

Either way, nothing welcomes a new grad into the real world like their very own set of pots and pans—and no one knows pots and pans like Rachael does. That's why any of these practical sets—big and small—are sure to be a hit with the grad in your life!

Rachael Ray Nonstick 19-Pc. Cookware Set

Rachael Ray Nonstick 19-Pc. Cookware Set

Macy's
$220 $80

NINETEEN pieces, including food storage—for all those leftovers—and measuring cups. Need we say more? 

Rachael Ray Create Delicious 10-Pc. Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Rachael Ray Create Delicious 10-Pc. Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Target
$160

 Start new grads off on a stylish foot with this 10-piece stainless steel cookware set with pretty light blue handles.

Rachael Ray Cucina EVOO Bottle and Nesting Measuring Cup Set

Rachael Ray Cucina EVOO Bottle and Nesting Measuring Cup Set

Macy's
$26

Rach's famous EVOO bottle is a kitchen must-have...and everyone needs measuring cups.

Rachael Ray Oven Lovin' Nonstick 5-Piece Bakeware Set in Grey/Orange

Rachael Ray Oven Lovin' Nonstick 5-Piece Bakeware Set in Grey/Orange

Bed Bath & Beyond
$50

This small-but-mighty set has everything a new grad might need to satisfy those late-night dessert cravings.

Rachael Ray Cucina 10-Pc. Bakeware Set

Rachael Ray Cucina 10-Pc. Bakeware Set

Macy's
$100

This huge bakeware set is for the grad who really loves to bake and has quite a bit of kitchen cabinet space.

Rachael Ray Professional Stainless Steel/Hard Anodized Nonstick 11-Pc. Cookware Set

Rachael Ray Professional Stainless Steel/Hard Anodized Nonstick 11-Pc. Cookware Set

Amazon
$220

If your grad is into more of a minimalistic kitchen design, they'll love Rach's newest (super sleek) cookware collection—stainless steel AND hard-anodized pots and pans in gray and silver.

Rachael Ray 3-Pc. Baking and Cookie Pan Set

Rachael Ray 3-Pc. Baking and Cookie Pan Set

Target
$35

This one's a great gift that doesn't take up a lot of space, but still makes delish cookies and Rach's famous sheet-pan dinners possible.

Rachael Ray Brights Nonstick Frying Pan Set

Rachael Ray Brights Nonstick Frying Pan Set

Amazon
$40

Rach's long-lasting frying pans are sure to tide new grads over for many years.

Rachael Ray Nonstick 3-Qt. Saucepot and Steamer Set

Rachael Ray Nonstick 3-Qt. Saucepot and Steamer Set

Macy's
$60

Not only is this one a beauty, but the saucepot can function on its own OR with the steamer basket.

Rachael Ray Nylon 10-Pc. Nonstick Tools Set

Rachael Ray Nylon 10-Pc. Nonstick Tools Set

Macy's
$80

This set has all the essential tools a first kitchen could need, including what Rach calls her "food mover."

Rachael Ray EVOO Olive Oil + Vinegar Bottle Dispenser Set

Rachael Ray EVOO Olive Oil + Vinegar Bottle Dispenser Set

Amazon
$21

Did we mention Rach's EVOO dispenser is famous and you should probably have one for vinegar, too?

Rachael Ray Cucina 16-Pc. Dinnerware Set in Lavender

Rachael Ray Cucina 16-Pc. Dinnerware Set in Lavender

Bed Bath & Beyond
$70

Graduation calls for a grown-up dinnerware set—and we're obsessed with this purple color.

Rachael Ray Stoneware Bubble and Brown Oval Baker Set

Rachael Ray Stoneware Bubble and Brown Oval Baker Set

Target
$40

Rach's bakers travel beautifully from oven to table—perfect for a new grad's first hosting gig.

Rachael Ray Create Delicious Nonstick Hard-Anodized 11-Pc. Cookware Set

Rachael Ray Create Delicious Nonstick Hard-Anodized 11-Pc. Cookware Set

Bed Bath & Beyond
$160

Of all her cookware sets—of which there are many!—Rach is probably most known for her hard-anodized sets, because they're long-lasting, they evenly distribute heat, and the non-stick surfaces make cleanup easier.

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