When you want to find the best gifts for cooks just look for items that make things easier for them in the kitchen. This is where they happily spend most of their time, and will be glad to receive any new gadget that helps them work more easily.
Home cooks are always looking for a better way to get dinner done, without sacrificing flavor. This 5-in-1 griddler has, as you might guess, five different functions so it helps to replace a lot of different appliances to take up less counter space.
They’ll be able to make amazing tasting cheese from the comfort of home with this artisanal cheesemaking kit. These types of cheeses are the kind that cost an arm and a leg at the store, often set aside from the other cheese with fancy packaging.
If they’ve been trying their hand at making sushi, you can get them this rice cube maker that makes perfect cubes of rice for stylish sushi pieces. It’s a quick way to make a great looking sushi piece or the base for a slice of sashimi.
Here’s a way for them to get a quick refresher on what each type of cut is when they’re reading a recipe. A quick visual reminder of the difference between chopping, dicing, mincing, julienne, and roll cut, all in the perfect location when they’re cutting.
This cutting board is sure to help them out in the kitchen because it contains all of the things they need while cutting, including storage drawers underneath that can hold cut foods clearing up space on the board for the next batch of veggies.
Sometimes you need to give your guests something to hold them over while you put the finishing touches on a meal. For those times this serving board is the perfect choice, with an ampersand indicating the cheese and crackers go together.
Help them spare their fingertips with this cutting finger guard. It lets them get extra precise with the blade without constantly worrying that they’re going to shave off some of their finger, or worse. Holds foods in place so they don’t get away.
These dice are the perfect way to keep a little spontaneity in the kitchen. Don’t know what to make? Roll the dice and do what they say. One roll of the dice will give you a complete meal with a side dish and everything.
They don’t need to know it all when they have this cooking guide built right into their apron. Instead of consulting the Internet every time they have a cooking question, a quick glance down and they have their answer and can continue on.
This cube makes perfect little dumplings easily and quickly, so they can get back to more important tasks. This is one of the most tedious jobs in the kitchen, so you’ll really be helping them out when it comes to dumpling making.
These oven mitts are made of silicone, so they’re flexible, allowing them to get a good grip of things, and will protect their hands as good as conventional oven mitts. Silicone is the new wonder child of the kitchen, and you’ll find it on more and more kitchen goods.
With this kit they’ll be able to take their culinary skills to new levels, ones they probably haven’t attempted before. It’s part science, part cooking as they make food do amazing things, and then get to taste the result of the experiment.
Every home cook needs a spiral slicer to help elevate their dishes, and add that certain visual appeal that actually improves the way food is perceived. This spiral slicer makes quick work of veggies that lend themselves to being spiralized.
This cutting board has a little something extra special to it, their name! This will likely become their favorite cutting board because no other board will feature their name on it the way this one does, carved out of one side of the board.
A cast iron pan should be in every kitchen across the country. Although it’s heavy, it provides a great cooking surface, nothing sticks to it, and it cooks food evenly. This cast iron grill pan has a grill in the middle so they can make restaurant quality chicken and burgers.
Here’s everything they need to make their own butter in one convenient kit. The act of making things from scratch that you’d otherwise buy in the store makes the difference between a dish tasting so-so and amazing. With homemade butter it moves to amazing.
This is the way for them to turn their everyday recipes into their own personal collection of family meals. It can quickly become an heirloom, passed down to future generations, with recipes being added as they’re found or created.
Celebrate the state they live in, or the one they love the most with this state apron. It features a whimsical representation of the state you choose on a classic style apron. They’re always cooking, so give them something to wear while they do.
This is the definitive cookbook that has been around for years, and will likely still be around years from now. With all of the fad diet recipe books circulating around, it’s nice to have some classic homestyle meals to choose from.
This scale folds up and gets out of the way when they don’t need it, freeing up valuable countertop space. It’s a digital scale, so it will be very accurate for them when they are using it, and will help improve their cooking even more.
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This utensil holder looks like it’s been stained, and is made out of bamboo. You can’t go wrong with a utensil holder, especially if you’ve noticed that the one they currently use is a little outdated, or not as nice as this one.
These cutting boards will help them keep their meat and veggies sorted so there isn’t any cross contamination between different items. It’s one of the easiest ways to make sure you don’t wind up with a food borne illness from using the same cutting board.
This kitchen sign sums it up pretty good: Cook. Eat. Clean. Repeat. That’s pretty much the motto for many home kitchens across the country. Made of wood and in a chalkboard style makes this the perfect addition to most kitchens.
These dish towels are like nothing they’ve ever received before because you make them yourself. They are totally stylish, with a spoon, fork, and the word yum in big bold letters. They’ll certainly love to have these decorate their kitchen.
Every cook knows that some foods will leave a scent behind that is less than desirable. This is the way to get them clean and smelling good, thanks to the scent of lemons, with the poppyseed acting like an exfoliator.
This wall art is made from kitchen tools, so it looks great on a kitchen wall, and will add to the decor. This is a great way to take some utensils that would otherwise get tossed, and repurpose them for some really good looking art.
This is a way to doll up a stand mixer and make it look even better, adding a vinyl print to it that makes it look totally unique and even more retro. There’s just no way to find a mixer like this in stores, so it’s a one of a kind item they’ll love.
This wine cork trivet will keep their tables nice and free of burn marks when they’re serving dishes at the table. It’s simple enough to make, as long as you have some wine corks saved up and a spare embroidery hoop.
This chalk message board is perfect because family members can leave messages on it, like what they’d like to see for dinner, or the home cook can put down a schedule of which meals are on tap for the week. It also makes a nice decorative piece.
These tea towels are printed with bottles on them, which look really nice because they’re like silhouettes. It will add to the decor of most any kitchen, and they’ll love that you took the extra time to make something by hand for them.