It’s that time of year! Oh, the holidays –the time when you wonder just what the heck to get everyone on your list! Some people are so easy to buy for like my husband who gets silly socks every year or my boys who only want Nintendo Switch games. But other people — oh boy, they are hard to shop for!
Well, if you have a cook in your life or just someone that loves to eat I’ve got the gift guide for you.
Let’s go to The Chalkboard.
Why Buy These Gift Ideas for Cooks?
It’s no secret that I spend a lot of time in my kitchen and when I am not cooking or eating, I’m thinking about cooking or eating. These items I have personally used and or gifted many times. They may not be flashy but they are useful and well worth the cost.
I can still remember that my cousin got me a huge set of Tupperware for my bridal shower over 10 years ago. It wasn’t on my registry, I didn’t even think of needing it but I think of her, almost every time I reach for it. Thanks, Tammy!
This list of gift ideas for cooks is full of items your recipient will be reaching for over and over again. And they will surely be thinking of you as they navigate through their kitchens. Want to be the star of your holidays? Simply click on the pictures below to purchase. (Some of these are affiliate links, which we receive a small commission from each purchase, thank you for supporting The Kitchen Chalkboard.)
Let’s get shopping.
Splurge-Worthy Gifts Ideas
Dutch Oven Le Creuset has been making enameled pots for over a hundred years. They are the pot to make your fried chicken or roast in. The enamel helps to get a great sear and keep the temperature even. $385 on Amazon.
Thermapen Whether you have a new cook, seasoned chef, or bbq enthusiast you are shopping for, this is the gift to get them. It seems pricey for a thermometer, but when you are cooking any type of meat, the temperature is everything. This Thermapen is simply the best. It gives you an accurate reading in only 3 seconds and lasts forever. $99 on Thermoworks.
Toaster Oven Toaster Ovens have come a long way in the past few years. They are no longer just taking up space on countertops. They are now a useful appliance that almost replaces the oven. When used they don’t heat up the kitchen as ovens do. This one cooks evenly, heats up fast and has plenty of room for most dishes. $184 on Amazon.
Vacuum Sealer I’m a huge proponent of reducing food waste. This Nesco Vacuum Sealer will help with that. You can easily buy food in bulk and seal it up for freezer storage or store leftovers. This model includes bags and everything you need to get started. $97 on Amazon.
Gifts Ideas For Cooks Under $75
Alexa Whether it’s for listening to their favorite tunes while cooking, setting a timer while arms deep in baking or helping to half a recipe, Alexa is an invaluable gift for any cook. Worth noting that set up isn’t too complicated if you are gifting it to someone not very tech-savvy. $50 on Amazon.
Quarter Sheet Pans These pans are so great. They are durable, cook things evenly, and don’t warp. From chicken to cookies, these sheet pans will get a workout in anyone’s kitchen. $35 on Amazon.
Emile Henry Bakeware These Dishes are reasonably priced and are pretty enough to go from oven to table. They are also dishwasher safe. What more can you ask for? $40 on Amazon.
Chemex Have a coffee connoisseur you are shopping for? Buy them a Chemex to make next-level coffee via the pour-over method. Sunday morning coffee just got a whole lot better. $42 on Amazon.
Truffle Oil Set Take any dish from ho-hum to yum with this set of truffle oil. These oils are of good quality for a great price. Don’t know what recipe they would make? Try our truffle popcorn to start. $30 on Amazon.
Gifts Ideas For Cooks Under $25
Epicurean Cutting Board Did you know that using the wrong cutting boards can actually damage knives? These Epicurean cutting boards are made from natural materials and a lightweight and dishwasher safe. The hole in the corner is great for grabbing them out of the cupboard, too. $20 on Amazon.
Small Whisk Set This sounds so simple. This was the only thing I asked for this past Mother’s Day and it is one of my favorite gifts ever! This simple tool is one that the recipient will be reaching for over and over. When they are making salad dressings, stir fry sauces, etc., it’s a great kitchen tool that a cook doesn’t even know that they need. $6 on Amazon.
Dan Barber Third Plate Have a deep thinker? Is someone interested in how farming affects the foods we eat? This is the book for them. Renowned chef Dan Barber talks about what the future of food looks like through his eyes in this fascinating book. It will have the reader thinking about it long after they read the last page. $14 on Amazon.
Ikea Tekla When is the last time you replaced your dish towels? Can’t remember? None of us can because we never think about them. These Ikea dish towels are super cheap, super durable and fit any kitchen decor with their simple designs. 79 cents on Ikea.com
Brown Sugar Saver Have a baker in your life? Then they know the frustration of going to use brown sugar only to find it solid as a rock. This simple piece of terra cotta will stop that from happening. $16 on Amazon.
The Flavor Bible This book will help anyone become a better cook. Full of flavor pairings, it will help everyone learn what goes with what. It’s also laid out beautifully and makes finding whatever you need so easy. $25 on Amazon.
Hot Pop Make a Netflix night at home even better with this popcorn maker. There’s no oil required to make it. In about three minutes you will have delicious popcorn with little to no kernels left unpopped. $16.90 on Amazon.
Taco Trucks Take Taco Tuesday to the next level with these taco truck taco holders. Adults and kids alike love these. They make filling your tacos a breeze. $8 on Amazon.
What do you think? Do you have questions about our gift ideas for cooks? Comment below, I’m happy to help in any way.
Also, let me know in the comments below what’s the best cooking gift you’ve ever given or received? I’d love to hear.