Here you will find a Christmas list of 12 gifts for people who love to cook. These are items that everyone who likes to cook will appreciate. Whether it is a family member, a close friend, a colleague, or your neighbor, sure you are going to find the perfect gift for them.
Cooking is a hobby that requires a fair amount of tools and accessories, and most cooking enthusiasts will be happy to add to their collection of pans, books, and all kinds of kitchen gadgets.
So, if you are wondering what is a good gift for a chef or cook, you can find here some ideas to inspire you.
I have also included 12 personalized gifts for people who love to cook if you want to offer something with a personal touch. Scroll down to the bottom to find them.
Great Gift Ideas For Someone Who Loves to Cook
What can you get someone who likes to cook for Christmas or any other special occasion?
Who doesn’t love a good cookbook?
Cookbooks come in all different styles to give you recipes on any variety of food you might want to start getting into.
It could be baking, vegetarian, barbequing, or even something more culturally focused. Once you find the right kind, depending on what your cook likes to make, you’re set.
The book “No Crumbs Left” is a great choice because is full of mouth-watering easy recipes that will make the delight of those amateur chefs. It is a top-rated cookbook with a variety of homemade healthy recipes that anyone will love to cook and eat.
2. Pots and Pans Set
Every cook needs a good set of pots and pans. While it doesn’t sound like much at first, good quality cookware can mean a world of difference for how a dish turns out.
Kitchen items such as well designed, non-stick pans can help them create dishes that they might not have previously been able to make.
3. Multi Slow Cooker | Sous Vide Cooker
Along with pots and pans, you should consider some extra gadgets that can help them around the kitchen. Slow cookers and sous-vide cookers have become incredibly popular in recent years, and your chef should be able to get a lot of use out of them.
They both increase the ease and ability to be able to make certain dishes, which may have otherwise required a lot of work or wouldn’t be possible at all.
4. Kitchen Scale | Measuring Cups
Measuring cups and kitchen scales are essential tools every cook needs to measure the ingredients needed for a recipe. Make sure the measuring cups are stainless steel to prevent them from getting rusty. It also helps if the have a beautiful design, like the ones below.
5. Kitchen Knife Set | Knife Sharpener
A good quality knife set is crucial to anyone who wants to work with foods like meat and vegetables.
Properly made and sharpened knives make the entire meat preparation process easier and cleaner, allowing them to spend less time preparing and more time cooking and eating.
These often come with an array of specialty knives, as well, such as those designed to cut bread or cheese.
6. Spice Rack
Spices are important to make flavorsome food and any cook will be happy to receive a spice rack as a gift. This way all the spices will be well organized and easy to reach. Below are two of my favorite spice racks. I love their attractive design and space they save in the kitchen countertops.
7. Unisex Kitchen Apron
Another item that someone who loves to cook should own is an apron with pockets. When shopping for aprons make sure that the necktie is adjustable and the waist ties are long enough to fit cooks of different sizes. And don’t forget the pockets; they come in handy to keep a variety of utensils while cooking. The aprons below have all these features and are really cute. They are also unisex and the red one is waterproof.
8. Kitchen Cutting Board
Another great item that should not be missing in the kitchen. Cutting boards come in many designs and materials, but there are a few things you should keep in mind when buying one for the cook in your life. Lightweight, BPA free, easy to clean, non-slip and non-porous surface, dishwasher safe, and if is stylish and reversible like the ones below, even better.
9. Kitchen Utensil Set
A good set of kitchen utensils is something every cook needs in the kitchen. Many of us have mismatched kitchen utensils that we have been accumulating for years. Having a new set, where every utensil needed for cooking is at hand, will make a big difference. These stylish utensil sets are made of silicone to prevent scratching surfaces and are also easy to clean.
10. Adjustable Mandoline Slicer
For the conscious health cook, a mandoline slicer and spiralizer will make the perfect gifts. It will allow preparing healthy vegetable dishes quickly and with minimal mess. The ones below are top-rated and easy to use and clean.
11. Electric Indoor Grill
Does your cook love to grill? An indoor electric grill is the best option for the serious “griller” as it will allow them to grill even when the weather is not nice.
12. Food Storage
Finally, you might want to get them a proper means of storage for their food and supplies.
A disorganized kitchen makes everything more difficult, and can sometimes even lead to foods going bad or getting contaminated. Proper storage with good seals on them ensures that their foods can last for a long time.
✅ If your cook is a coffee lover you might like this selection of kitchen coffee storage canisters to keep the coffee fresher for longer. Or perhaps they are into rustic style? If so, one of these country kitchen canisters sets could make the perfect gift.
Whether it’s plastic containers or things like mason jars to keep things sealed, this can definitely increase the shelf life of the ingredients.
A budding chef will always appreciate a good kitchen gift – you just have to see what piques their interest and pick something suitable for it!