31 Genius Gifts For People Who Love to Cook . . . and Eat
When we're thinking about gifting, we like to think about what the person likes and needs in their everyday routines. For the person in your life that's always in the kitchen, it only makes sense to get them something they'll love and get use out of. This year, we've all spent more time in the kitchen than ever before, and there are certain pieces that could definitely do with an upgrade. Whether they could use a new cookbook for some fresh recipe ideas or an intense mixer to make their lives that much easier, everyone can benefit from these fun kitchen gifts. They'll be so excited to cook, and you'll be so excited to eat!
For Pasta Fans: Food52 x Ekobo Recycled Bamboo Colander & Pour Bowl Set
Know someone who lives off of pasta? This Food52 x Ekobo Recycled Bamboo Colander & Pour Bowl Set ($33) will be a beloved gadget.
A Kitchen Essential: Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle
This Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle ($159-$199) is one of the best-looking kettles we've ever seen. The sleek design and heat-resistant handle set it apart, so rest assured, it'll be a hit among design-lovers.
For the Host: Emile Henry French Ceramic Potter Collection
The holiday host could always use more dishes. This Emile Henry French Ceramic Potter Collection ($250) will be such a beloved, useful gift.
A Worthy Investment: Revolution Cooking 2-Slice High Speed Smart Toaster
This Revolution Cooking 2-Slice High Speed Smart Toaster ($300) is the first-ever touchscreen toaster, and you can customize your levels of crispiness for the perfect golden-brown finish every time. It features innovating tech to toast breads in a short amount of time.
For the Steak-Lover: Snake River Farms American Wagyu Filet Package
Any meat eater will be ecstatic to receive this Snake River Farms American Wagyu Filet Package ($250). These are some of the best steaks on the market.
A Cool Subscription Gift: Foody
Foody (starting at $1) is a subscription service unlike any other. If they've been curious about how to perfect their favorite dish from the restaurant in New York they couldn't stop thinking about, the chefs will teach them how to make different recipes. Holiday recipe collections start at $6, and it makes for a great, thoughtful gift.
For Great Cooks: KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer With Pouring Shield
Any chef's life will never be the same after receiving this KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer With Pouring Shield ($350, originally $430). It'll be the standout gift of the season.
A Rice Cooker: Food52 x Staub Petite French Oven Stovetop Rice Cooker
We'd like to receive this Food52 x Staub Petite French Oven Stovetop Rice Cooker ($150 - $170). If rice is practically it's own food group in their household, they'll be excited about this.
A Mixing Bowl Set: Bamboo 7-Piece Nesting Bowl Set + Bonus Measuring Spoons
This Bamboo 7-Piece Nesting Bowl Set + Bonus Measuring Spoons ($74) is such a useful and aesthetically pleasing set. Any cook could always use more mixing bowls.
A Vegetarian Cookbook: Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes From London's Ottolenghi
Vegetables become the main event thanks to Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes From London's Ottolenghi ($18, originally $35). The recipes are delicious and seriously crave-worthy.
Standout Plates: Tory Burch Set of 4 Lettuce Ware Salad Plates
We're kind of obsessed with these pretty Tory Burch Set of 4 Lettuce Ware Salad Plates ($158). She's got a whole collection of lettuce-inspired plates and glasses, and they're surprisingly chic.
For Coffee Lovers: Krups Electric Coffee Grinder
With the Krups Electric Coffee Grinder ($23, originally $26), everyone's lives become so much easier. Plus, it's super affordable.
A Knife Set: Viking Steakhouse Pakka 6-Piece Wood Steak Knife Set
A great knife is a game changer. They'll be so excited to receive this Viking Steakhouse Pakka 6-Piece Wood Steak Knife Set ($100).
A Grill Pan: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skinny Grill
If they love the taste of grilled food but don't want to be outside in subfreezing temperatures, this Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skinny Grill ($100) is a perfect present. It can go in the oven and make yummy grilled dishes.
For Pizza-Lovers: Emile Henry French Ceramic Pizza Stone
They'll be able to create perfectly crispy crusts thanks to this Emile Henry French Ceramic Pizza Stone ($55-$70), which can also be used as a cutting surface. It can withstand super-high heat and go in the oven or on the grill.
Silicone Spoons and Spatulas: Five Two by Food52 5-Pack Silicone Utensils
Once you use a silicone spoon, you'll never go back to wood. They'll always use this Five Two by Food52 5-Pack Silicone Utensils ($49).
For the Amateur Gardener: Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden
If they like the idea of growing their own plants, start them with this Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden ($75, originally $140). It's the easiest way to learn if they have a green thumb or not, and they'll always use it.
For the Person Who Loves Experimenting With Flavor: Acid League Welcome to the Big League Kit
This Acid League Welcome to the Big League Kit ($49) is such a great gift for anyone who's looking to take their home cooking to the next level. The kit contains four different vinegars: apple cider maple, Meyer lemon honey, strawberry rosé, and garden heat. They'll be obsessed with trying them all.
A Do It All Cookbook: Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips For Home Cooks
Giving cookbooks is a fail-safe housewarming or host gift. If they're as obsessed with the Barefoot Contessa as we are, they will love her newest book, Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips For Home Cooks ($17, originally $35).
For Your Fanciest Friend: Roe Caviar White Sturgeon Caviar Gift Set
In our opinion, there are few greater gifts than the gift of caviar. This Roe Caviar White Sturgeon Caviar Gift Set ($165) contains caviar and a mother-of-pearl spoon. Now all you need is a high quality potato chip (much better than a limp blini).