Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by David Michael
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Gifts For anyone who loves to cook and spends time in the kitchen.
Whether you’re looking for something for yourself, or a gift for your favorite cook. We round up some of our favorite gifts for cooks.
The Gift of Café Quality Coffee at Home
For the discerning coffee drinker and anyone that likes café quality espresso and cappuccino at home. This is a gift for a cook that will help wake up their senses. A great way to start the day, and relax with a good (cook) book. The Breville Barista Express is built to last. Built in coffee grinder ensures just the right amount of coffee is used, and ground perfectly.
Include a set of espresso cups and saucers for a complete coffee lover’s gift. I love the deep navy blue of this porcelain set by Sweeze.
A Gift Built to Stand – a Cookbook
Easily keep their favorite cookbook handy in the kitchen. This heavy duty cast iron stand is powder coated to make it maintenance free. The weight won’t let this cookbook holder be tipped over, or accidentally slide off the counter. This is more like a cookbook stage than a stand. Also works great with tablet computers.
This is a gift that keeps on holding – books.
Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook is focused on baking. A great gift for the baking cook, Baking with Dorie is filled with recipes, beautiful photography, and Dorie’s meticulous but approachable style. This is a perfect companion with the cookbook stand.
Another very comprehensive book to show off on your cookbook stand: Ina Garten’s Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook is another hit. Filled with crowd pleasers this cookbook is full of easy to prepare meals, all with Ina’s fool proof techniques and wisdom.
Whip up delectable baked goods in no time with the large 6 quart Kitchenaid Professional Stand Mixer. KitchenAid stand mixers are the centerpiece of a well equipped kitchen.
Cooked to Perfection, A Gift for Cooking
Great cooks know the importance of great cookware. Staub enameled cast iron has been a favorite of chefs and serious cooks since its introduction. Durable and long lasting, this is cookware you can pass down to your family.
The 7 Quart oval cocotte is one of my most used pieces in the kitchen. I use it for roasts, chili, braising, and it makes the perfect cassoulet.
Never be daunted by a lot of prep work again. A food processor can make quick work of all your meal prep. The Cuisinart 14 Cup is large enough to handle even the largest jobs.
For those jobs that need the finesse of a knife, the Zwilling J Henckels Twin Signature Knife Set is quality you can trust. This set has an 8″ chef’s knife, 5″ serrated knife, two smaller knives, a pair of kitchen shears, and a sharpening steel. With a maple wood knife block that has additional slots so you can expand your set with just the knives you need.
The Gift of Tech – Kitchen Appliances that deliver
A good kitchen appliance is an amazing thing. They can help extend your cooking capacity, or use cooking techniques that bring out the best in your ingredients. All of our picks are from top rated companies and have proven themselves over and over.
I use my Instant Pot so often that I leave it on the counter top. I mainly use the pressure cook function, but it also has slow cooker, steamer, yogurt making settings and more.
A kitchen scale is a huge help, especially in baking. I like the Nicewell because it’s smooth glass surface is easy to clean. The tare button compensates for the weight of a dish if you’re measuring right into it. The unit button changes from pounds / ounces to grams. Simplicity and performance!
Vitamix makes the ultimate blender. Not only is it one of the most powerful, it also has unique features. The Ascent Smart Blender has pre-programmed buttons for smoothies, dips, frozen desserts, hot soups, and self clean. It automatically senses the size of the blending container and adjusts itself. The Vitamix can actually heat soup through the friction of its blades.
If you’re looking for an air-fryer, but want something that also has other functions – the Ninja Foodi is what you’re looking for. Not only does this air fry, but also is a pressure cooker, steamer, slow cooker, and more.
Gifts for the Sweet Tooth Cook
Pastries, cakes, and cookies are some of the delights that dessert cooks create. A beautiful dessert is a great way to punctuate the end of a special meal. These are some of our picks to help your favorite dessert maker whip up a bit of magic in the kitchen.
The Joseph Joseph rolling pin has removable guide discs that ensure anything you roll out will be the perfect thickness. From thin 1/16 up to 3/8 inch this will get you there.
Add some holiday cookie cutters for a subtle hint.
Pretty much any dessert is improved with whipped cream. The isi Gourmet is the one that I use. It’s stainless steel construction is specially designed to be easy to clean and dishwasher safe – specifically for the food industry.
A Gift of Heirloom Quality
Moleskine’s Recipe Journal comes in a protective slip case. This is built to last and would be a wonderful gift to pass on to your children. Keep your favorite recipes and creations organized with seperate sections for appetizers, first course, mains, sides, and my favorite – desserts.
We hope you find the perfect gift from our guide.
Be sure to check out our other gift guides:
Gifts for the Bar – Accessories for your favorite mixologist.
Gifts for the Home – Gifts to enhance your living space.
Gifts for the Office – Gifts for your home office, or for coworkers.
Gifts for Mother’s Day – Gifts for mom.
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