I LOVE my pineapple corer/slicer/peeler, which was a birthday gift from my friend Natalie. Not that we have pineapples all that often, but boy, does this make life easier when we do! I always used to ask Dave to cut the pineapple, but I don't think I'll be doing that anymore! I'm sure these would be available at any kitchen supply store.
On the same note, Dave got me one of these a long time ago, and it's still one of my favourite kitchen gadgets, as we make a lot of apple crisps.
I think it's about $30 from Lee Valley, and worth every penny. Elysse loves turning the handle once I put the apple on - a good way to involve her in "making" (as she would say).
So if you get as excited about kitchen stuff as I do, maybe these would be good Mother's Day requests! Which kitchen gadget shall I ask for for Mother's Day - any ideas?