48 Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook and Eat
From brilliant bakers to great grillers, there's something for food lovers of all types in this helpful gift guide. Great home cooks have kitchens filled with their favorite pots, pans, utensils, and gadgets, but we promise there's something on this list that even the most well-prepared chef doesn't have (but would love!). Whether you're shopping for a neighbor who makes a world-famous pie, a sibling who stocks all the newest barbecue equipment, or a child who just moved into their first house, this list of gifts for people who love to cook features ideas at all price points and for all interests. Sit back, and shop. Your list will be checked off soon.
Whether it's for entertaining or just to switch up the dinner routine, this Classic Fondue Set from Cuisinart is sure to be a hit with any cheese lovers. Made from enameled cast iron, it will hold heat well while still being a cinch to clean.
The baker in your life will light up with joy when unwrapping this Le Creuset 5-Piece Nonstick Metal Bakeware Set. This is a great starter set featuring everything you need for beloved baked goods like muffins, quick bread, and brownies, alongside sturdy baking sheets for roasting veggies or meats.
Bold in flavor and color, the Sur La Table Ratchet Mill won't be overlooked on the dinner table. The front-loading feature and pumpable ratchet make it easy to use while the adjustable thickness allows cooks to choose between coarse or fine granules.
Featuring four varying flavors of vinegar, Acid League's Holiday Kit is a must-have for experimental foodies. Each vinegar is a "living" cultured ferment, packed with bold tastes — sometimes ranging from sweet to bitter to earthy — that are perfect for creating unique cocktails, salad dressings, sauces, and more.
With a cross-stitch design that's reminiscent of Grandma's kitchen, this Recipe for Disaster Pot Holder keeps things shabby chic while adding a touch of sass to your cooking.
Is anything more adorable than miniaturized baked goods? We think not and this Nordic Ware Mini Scone Pan is the perfect way to get started making tiny varieties of your favorite scone recipes.
Wear Your Veggies
For hostesses or anyone wanting to add some class to their kitchen, this Peggy Apron from Anthropologie is an excellent choice. Made from heavy duty cotton it's easy to clean while keeping you looking stylish.
Anyone who does last minute baking or has a hard time remembering to leave the butter out will love this helpful Oster Heat Soft Hand Mixer. The tool has a gentle heating feature that warms up ingredients without melting them, easily making butter a texture comparable to sitting out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Butter You Up
This Melting Pot and Silicone Brush from Lodge Cast Iron can do it all. Great for melting butter, making Indian tempering, or warming up sauces, it can be used on both the stovetop or over the grill. It's paired with a dishwasher-safe basting brush for meeting all your basting needs.
For friends and family with a sweet tooth, the Dash My Pint Ice Cream Maker is key to creating delicious frozen desserts at home. Once the interior bowl is frozen, you can whip up a pint of ice cream in just 30 minutes. And since the mixes are easy to customize, it can be used to make specialty diet desserts that fit into vegan, keto, or gluten-free categories.
Sandwiches are fine, but once you've made a crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside panini there's no going back. Recreate this tasty technique at home with Calphalon Nonstick Panini Pan. It has ridges for leaving toasty grill marks, which also works well for searing meats and veggies, and a press to ensure a perfectly melted panini.
If you're gifting to an indecisive cook, then the Ninja Foodi Deluxe is just what you need. It's an all-in-one tool acting as a pressure cooker, air fryer, slow cooker, dehydrator, and more. One reviewer even described it as, "an Instant Pot taken to the next level."
Modern Mise En Place
The organized cook in your life won't be able to resist this Joseph Joseph Folio Cutting Board Set. With four modern colored boards, all easily organized in a sleek stand, their kitchen will have never looked more put together.
Salt is a must-have component for practically any dish, but when you want to make things a little more extravagant then reach for the Jacobsen Salt Co. Vial Set. It contains six types of salt — classic, lemon zest, black garlic, pinot noir, cherrywood smoke, and ghost chili — to dress up grilled meats, pastas, and side dishes.
Cook and Chop
Nobody enjoys dirtying up a food processor and a cooking pan for the same meal, so Cuisinart created the Complete Chef Cooking Food Processor to avoid that entire mess. The appliance has all the classic food processor capabilities of blending, chopping, kneading, and slicing, along with the ability to heat up and simmer soups, cook sauces, or proof pizza dough.
Spice It Up
If your giftee loves convenience at the touch of a button, then buy them this FinaMill electric spice grinder. With interchangeable pods to avoid cross contamination, you can easily grind up some black peppercorns, switch to coarse sea salt, then finish off the dish with a dusting of red pepper flakes. It's a must-have for any spice enthusiast.
Benefit from the high standards of German craftsmanship with a set of Wüsthof knives. The cook's knife and paring knife will making prepping tasks a breeze, while the new white handle will add a pop of brightness to any kitchen.
Designed by Chicago bakers, these clever J.K. Adams Lovely Rolling Pins have raised handle ends (available in 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch depths) to ensure that your dough rolls out to a precise and even thickness.
Great for casual vino-lovers and aspiring sommeliers alike, Wine Folly: The Master Guide decodes wine labels, styles, regions, and food pairings.
If your favorite foodie is a big fan of great cheese, delight their dairy-loving heart with a gift box of Wisconsin's best cheeses. The Cheeseboard Essentials gift box features several cheese ranging from smoky to earthy to sweet, plus a Bamboo cutting board to serve up the festive feast. (It's up to them if they share.)
Low and Slow
Slow cookers are the home cook's secret weapon, but even the most veteran countertop device could benefit from an upgrade from time to time. This Black and Decker 7-quart version updates the classic cooker with a temperature probe, locking lid, Cool-Touch handles, and dishwasher-safe stoneware pot. They may adore their beloved slow cooker, but when they see this newer version, they'll be so thankful for the gift.
Who needs Siri when you've got the answers right in front of you? This Measures Tea Towel features a list of the most common conversions, abbreviations, and equivalents so your favorite cook will never be left guessing.
Take the trouble out of decorating baked goods with this embellished cast-aluminum pan. The Nordic Ware Sunflower Harvest Loaf Pan features autumnal goods like pumpkins and wheat, ready to adorn your favorite baker's cakes, cornbreads, or sourdough loaves.
Let Them Eat Cake
With a focus on 10 base cake recipes and 15 topping recipes, plus clever ways to combine them, Odette Williams serves up an effortlessly joyful approach to baking in her Simple Cake cookbook. Gift this great book with a new baking dish or cake pan.
Around the World in 50 Cups
Surprise caffeine aficionados with a three-month subscription to Atlas Coffee's worldly coffee-of-the-month club. Each box includes a bag of single-origin coffee, tasting notes and brewing tips, and a postcard from its country of origin.