If you are scratching your head thinking about what you can get your friend who loves to cook, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you find the best present for someone who loves cooking.
When it comes to cooking gifts, your gift recipient might fall into a few different camps. To hone in on the right cooking gift for your recipient, ask yourself a few questions…
Are they experimental and love to try new recipe inspirations?
Something like an instant pot never fails for the ultimate machine of convenience. Many a curry, pasta sauce, soup, even yogurt can be made in an instant pot! And, best yet, so many people own instant pots it’s not unheard of to have an instant pot pot luck. No kidding. Get your gift recipient on the band wagon.
Do they predominantly cook to share with friends over dinner parties?
A pizza stone could be a great way to provide a fun addition to the kitchen. Pizzas require high heat in the oven. To get a crisp crust, a pizza stone is preheated in the oven, then the pizza is placed onto the stone and reinserted into the oven to cook for 10-15 minutes at 500 degrees. The stone provides even distribution of heat for a crispy crust and a delicious homemade pizza. And plus, pizzas are simple and fun to make to entertain guests at home or for a tasty family meal. Take a look at the list below. If you want more ideas, we’ve got an entire list just for gifts for dinner hosts. Check it out.
Do you think they would need a practical tool as a cooking gift?
A nifty tool common in many cooking experts’ kitchen is the le creuset dutch oven. The dutch oven allows you to cook ingredients in the stovetop first then transfer to the oven to slow cook. This provides for flavorful stews and soups.
Do they have complex taste buds?
Maybe your gift recipient would appreciate something more along the lines of a sample collection of salts from around the world to flavor their dishes. Salt complexity are often appreciated by finicky palates. Even for the average foodie, a salt tasting set opens up a world of flavors when paired with different foods.
How about giving something fun and unique?
Did you know you can grow your own mushrooms? With a mushroom kit, your gift recipient can have fresh mushrooms grown in their kitchen from a box. It’s a fun project to watch them grow from
Take a look at our list below for more inspiration! We hope these help!
27Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Anova makes the world’s best-reviewed and best-selling sous vide device.
The Anova Precision Cooker allows anyone to cook a restaurant-quality meal at home. The sous vide Circulator is the perfect kitchen appliance for hands-off cooking of vegetables, meat and much more with consistent control and precision.
26Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
If you live a fast-paced, healthy, and eco-friendly lifestyle, Instant Pot® is designed specifically for you. Instant Pot® is a smart Electric Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians with the objective of being Convenient, Dependable and Safe. It speeds up cooking by 2~6 times making it extremely energy-efficient, while, preserving nutrients and preparing healthy, tasty dishes.
25Large American Walnut Wood Cutting Board
A multipurpose, yet stunning minimal design. This board was thoughtfully crafted to be a work of art in your kitchen with our premium selection of rich American Black Walnut, vibrant Cherry and Oak. The reversible design offers the use of either side for prepping and chopping with a dual purpose built-in well that can be used as a catch for chopped and diced veggies but is also perfectly sized to hold your crackers and sliced baguettes for entertainment use. Incredible for vegetable platters or to use as a charcuterie board for cheeses and meats.
24The Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler
The perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook or eat! 16 individually labeled containers hold about 1/4 oz. of each, plenty for several servings as they are full of natural flavor. Have fun Exploring these delicious gourmet salts and find your favorites. An informative brochure booklet is enclosed describing each salt, its origins and suggested uses.
23Food Humor T-Shirts
A pun-tastic tee sure to put a smile on any foodie’s face!
Take the first step towards transforming your health with the machine that started it all, the original 600-watt NutriBullet. Unlike juicers and blenders, Nutribullet nutrient extractors break down the cell walls of fibrous plant foods, releasing important vitamins and minerals contained within. At the same time, they reduce beneficial fiber, pulp, seeds, and skins into a smooth-as-silk texture, delivering food to your body in an easily digestible, easily absorbable form. More than juicing, more than blending, and more than chewing, nutrient extraction allows you to receive the highest degree of nutrition your food has to offer.
21Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom Cookbook
In this indispensable volume of kitchen wisdom, Julia Child gives home cooks the answers to their most pressing kitchen questions. How many minutes should you cook green beans? What are the right proportions for a vinaigrette? How do you skim off fat? What is the perfect way to roast a chicken? Here Julia provides solutions for these and many other everyday cooking queries. Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom is packed with essential information about soups, vegetables, and eggs, for baking breads and tarts, and more, making it a perfect compendium of a lifetime spent cooking.
20Marcato Pasta Machine
Called the Ferrari of the pasta machine world by Cook’s illustrated, Marcato’s Original World-Famous Atlas Pasta Machine rolls and cuts pasta dough for making traditional lasagne, fettuccine, and tagliolini at home. Easily make 3 pasta shapes; equipped to easily attach a pasta drive motor or any of 12 pasta cutting accessories (sold separately). Made in Italy; includes pasta machine, pasta cutter, hand crank, clamp, complete instructions and 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.
19WÜSTHOF Classic 8 Inch Chef’s Knife
Wüsthof”s Classic Chef’s Knife is the work horse of the kitchen, or the essential kitchen knife. The Chef’s knife is an indispensable all-purpose kitchen knife that can be used for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing. Due to the weight and balance of the knife, it is also perfect for heavy duty work such as cutting thicker vegetables and meats.
18Chef Works Unisex Memphis Bib Apron
This apron features a tough denim look with the soft feel of 100% cotton. Having an adjustable metal neck buckle and contrasting tape ties and topstitching are just a few of the features that help the Memphis Bib Apron stand out. Along with its double front pockets with cell phone divide, the criss-cross bar tacks allow the apron to be well used while maintaining its chic look. With its two utility pockets on the chest, the Memphis Bib Apron is perfect for the chef who needs to have their items close at hand and looking good while working.
17Funny Oven Mitt
Just get right to the point, this food is good enough to add swears into all your sentences. F yeah!
16Culinary Butane Torch
Kitchen torch perfect for roasting and charring vegetables, glazing ham, browning and crisping toppings, melting cheese and of course producing the sugary crust on crème brulee, meringues and pastries.
15Akorn Kamado Kooker Charcoal Barbecue Grill and Smoker
Enjoy Kamado style cooking with the Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker Grill and Smoker. Easily sear meat with high heat or enjoy a low and slow roast. This versatile grill and smoker is built to last with triple walled 22 gauge steel and will easily maintain cooking temperatures ranging from 200-700 degrees Fahrenheit.
14Triple Skill Molecular Gastronomy Set – Molecular Recipes, Food Styling & Volatile Flavoring
Looking to surprise a foodie friend? This Triple Skill Molecular Gastronomy Set is the perfect gift for a lover of food and artistic culinary composition. Experiment with Molecular Gastronomy at home!
13Cast Iron Pizza Pan
The Lodge Cast Iron Baking Pan is perfect for homemade pizza. The seasoned pan features loop handles and excellent heat retention.
12Brown Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit
This kit comes with everything you will need to grow your own organic mushrooms in your own home! Unopened, our mushroom kit lasts for months. This is why it makes it a great gift for family, friend gift, child gift, educational gift or science gift. You will be gifting them with a wonderful experience
11Microwave Popcorn Popper
Collapsible Space-Saving Design allows you to story the popcorn maker in a small drawer and is perfect for RV’s and college dorm rooms. Oour popcorn maker is easy to use, easy to clean and easy to store and since it’s silicone, it’s virtually indestructible. It’s also dishwasher safe and BPA free. Using the Salbree popcorn popper saves you money versus using bagged popcorn and it helps save the earth from unwanted and extra trash
10Rosewill Induction Cooker
Cook with the power of a magnetic field. If you can stick a magnet to your cookware you can cook with our Induction Cooktop. An induction cooker is an energy-efficient cook top. Your cookware heats up faster, thus reducing your cooking time. It saves time, money, and energy. It also features a three-hour timer setting, beautiful polished crystal plate surface, 1800W of power, and heats up to 450°F. With the Induction Cooktop, you can braise, fry, deep fry, stir fry, roast, and even boil water.
9Japanese Omelette Egg Pan
The world’s finest cookware Coated with new Teflon select, featuring a
unique sloped shape allows for easy flipping of omelets, sandwiches, and pancakes. Made of extra-heavy gauge aluminum construction with stainless steel base.
8Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears
Perfect for all sorts of kitchen work such as cutting meat, turkey, poultry bone, and you can also use it to scratch scales, cut all kinds of vegetables, fruit, noodles and even pizza. You don’t need chopping boards and choppers, making kitchen work more convenient.
7Complete Paella Kit
All the equipment you need to make authentic and delicious paellas.
Total flame control at maximum and minimum. These gas burners are shaped to where the flames exit laterally allowing you to cook larger paellas evenly.
6Grow Your Own Herbs Gift Set
What better way to show you are thinking of someone than with a beautiful and thoughtful Mason Jar Herb Garden! This herb garden kit includes 3 colorful mason jars, a package of sage, basil, and rosemary seeds, and 6 soil pods. Beautifully packaged, high quality products to lavish someone special or yourself! This gift is perfect for any holiday, birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day gift, Father’s Day, wedding, housewarming, graduation, retirement, thank you, or to congratulate.
5Professional Whipped Cream Dispenser
This aluminum whipped cream dispenser comes with 3 decorating nozzles that enable you to garnish your desserts with fresh whipped cream! Serve sweet toppings on ice creams, cakes, waffles, hot cocoa and everything that comes to your mind. Interchange the 3 included decorating nozzles to add fancy, professional-style touches. Your guests will not believe you when you tell them you made dessert at your next dinner party. They’ll be sure a professional chef made it!
4Mortar and Pestle Set
Mortar and pestle set has been used for THOUSANDS of years as THE way to crush, grind and powder herbs and dry spices. Contrary to an electric grinder or crusher, the age-old, durable, traditional manual grinding method ensures that all cooking ingredients bring out their full flavor and aroma profiles, allowing you to further control their texture and make delicious, chunk-free dishes.
3The Professional Chef Book
Named one of the five favorite culinary books of this decade by Food Arts magazine, The Professional Chef is the classic kitchen reference that many of America’s top chefs have used to understand basic skills and standards for quality as well as develop a sense of how cooking works.
2Cast-Iron Round French (Dutch) Oven
Also known as a Dutch oven, this updated kitchen classic enhances the cooking process by evenly distributing heat and locking in the optimal amount of moisture. With ergonomic handles and an advanced interior enamel that resists chipping and cleans easily, Le Creuset’s French ovens blend the best of the past with the latest innovations in comfort and functionality.
1Immersion Multi-Purpose Hand Blender
The Mueller Ultra-Stick can be used to make delicious treats such as salsa, pesto, pancake and watter, batter, smoothies, cheese sauce, homemade tomato sauce, hollandaise sauce, whipped cream, apple butter, various Indian dishes, soups and cakes. Can also be used for chopping and making cocktails and much more!