If you’re looking gift ideas for a home chef in your life, this article will guide you through some of the best gifts out there.
Whether they are looking for cookware, storage containers, or even something as simple as spices, this list has them covered. Check out my other Gift Ideas for Everyone!
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What makes a good cooking gift?
A practical and useful kitchen item is always at the top of our list when it comes to giving someone a cooking-related present. If you get somebody something they can really use, there’s a better chance they’ll appreciate your gift.
We recommend tools that are multipurpose because it’s a waste of money to buy several cooking gadgets for one person when they can use just one.
Also, stainless steel is the way to go if you don’t know what style would suit them better, as this material is used in most types of kitchen utensils and accessories.
How fun is this? Put one in a stocking or save by buying a set!
Make ice cream out of anything. Using just a blender. Simply blend your favorite ingredient -- Campfire S’mores, Pinot Noir, Coconut Curry -- with milk & Hijinx Ice Cream Mix, freeze, and enjoy - no ice cream maker necessary!
At-home chefs LOVE experimenting and inventing recipes, and yet, ice cream is an area where at-home chefs stick to known flavors like vanilla, chocolate, frozen-fruit-flavored etc.
Why not a bellini or margarita ice cream, or even blueberry goat cheese, matcha mascarpone, or something exotic like barbeque or curry ice cream?
Because making decent ice cream at home has enough complicated chemistry and math that the average at-home chef expends much effort just to get the ice cream right.
The flat top grill offers a flat, uniform cooking surface. It is heated from below, using a gas flame to radiate heat over a steel surface used for cooking.
Offering home cooks a way to maximize entertainment space and get grilling for large groups of guests while bringing the capabilities of indoor cooking appliances outside with Teppanyaki-style grilling.
This form of grilling is versatile and great for preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The design of this competitively priced grill allows the juices to remain in contact with the ingredients, resulting in savory, healthy meals.
The Sugar Lab Festive Sugar Collection includes six gluten-free sugars enhanced with natural flavors for cocktails, teas and espresso drinks.
Try Cinnamon Hibiscus, Tropical Hibiscus Sugar and Sweet Tea + Lemon Sugar as rimmers for margaritas.
Peppermint Sugar is a great holiday and everyday sweetener. Add it to hot cocoa for the kids and serve Snowballs in mugs rimmed with peppermint sugar for the adults. These flavors are also great as baking sugars.
Cinnamon Sugar is the classic seasoning for French toast and cinnamon toast.
While Espresso Sugar is great for an Espresso Martini, it’s also delicious in coffee cake muffins. Get creative and experiment!
The gift that keeps giving! Each month, your home cook will receive a new set of delicious spices to try in her (his?) kitchen!
In addition to a premium spice & small-batch spice blend, members get specially created recipes, The Gorgeous ‘Zine, playlists, recos to cool gear, and more … everything you need to make food fascinating!
Thanks to the adjustable dividers, all sorts of pans can fit easily whether they are frying pans, woks, casserole pots, and beyond. Gain more storage space and declutter your kitchen with Pot Rack Organizer.
Make use of your cabinet space and countertops more efficient. Fit for the dish, pot, and pan lid, cutting board, cookie sheet, bakeware organization.
This gourmet spice gift box includes these organic spice blends:
Buffy’s Slayer Helper: A garlic lover’s dream made with three kinds of fine garlic with a hint of basil & parsley. Great on potatoes, pizza, pasta, garlic bread & burgers.
Finger Lick’n Chicken: A rich & versatile poultry seasoning for baked, fried or grilled chicken & tofu. It’s also great sprinkled on veggies & adds richness to homemade soups.
La Dulce Vita: An Italian blend with fennel, basil, garlic & other savories plus bird’s eye chili. Salty & sweet, cool & hot, it perfectly flavors beans, meat, pasta, risotto & veggies.
Pinch Valley Ranch: A dry ranch mix with buttermilk that contains only organic spices & makes the best ranch dressing when mixed with yogurt or mayo. Also great as a dry rub on chicken or sprinkled on roasted potatoes.
Magic Toast Dust: Cinnamon toast ramped up with Saigon cinnamon, evaporated cane juice & orange zest. A must on toast, pancakes, French toast, coffee, oatmeal & cookies.
Spice Melange: An homage to Dune, this universally loved Tex Mex spice has strong cumin, ancho & garlic notes. Use on salmon, chicken, tofu, steak, pork, popcorn & dips.