This holiday gift inspo is sure to impress the home cook in your life. This list is a collection of items I personally have and use combined with some amazing gifts that I would love to receive. The gift guide is broken down into 3 different price categories so you can shop on your budget, and each item is linked so you can easily order them. Happy shopping and happy holidays!
Under $25 (Budget Friendly!)
1. Cookbook Stand
The perfect gift for the home cook! Whether they're following their favourite cookbook or their own recipes, this adjustable cookbook stand with page clips is sure to be useful in the kitchen.
2. Kitchen Scale
I never realized how essential a kitchen scale was until I got one! This is the exact kitchen scale that I have. It is very simple to use and will ensure all of your cook's cooking is as precise as possible.
A fun apron like this is sure to put any cook in the mood! Make a statement of your cook's personality while being functional so they don't get dirty while cooking up a storm.
4. Pretty Servingware
This gorgeous servingware set is sure to wow your cook. Choose their favourite finish and they will love serving up their delicious meals with these.
5. Ramekin Set
This classic ramekin set is perfect for mixing, mis-en-place, or cooking individual servings. A staple in any home chef's kitchen.
6. Reusable Beeswax Wraps
Sustainable cookware is super important! These reusable beeswax wraps replace plastic cling wrap and can be used to cover dishes, wrap leftovers, and so much more. Plus, your home cook is sure to love the cute designs.
7. Nice Measuring Cups
These gorgeous gold measuring cups and spoons will make measuring a beautiful part of the cooking process. They are so pretty, they'll make your home cook smile every time.
8. Olive Wood Spoon
A wooden spoon is a classic in any kitchen for sautéing, stirring, and mixing ingredients together without scratching the surface. This olive wood spoon is made in Italy and serves not only as a functional everyday utensil, but a beautiful item to display.
9. Spoon Rest
A serious home cook owns a spoon rest. Because who has the time to be constantly wiping the counter from your spoon while cooking! This adorable multicoloured set is sure to get some use in their kitchen.
10. Mixing Bowl Set
I love my Pyrex mixing bowl set, and your home cook is sure to as well! These nesting mixing bowls are microwave and dishwasher safe. They are the perfect size for mixing many dish components.
11. Oven Mitts
I have a pair of silicone oven mitts and I will never go back! They are super heat resistant, easy to clean, and easy to use. Every home cook needs a pair!
12. Glass Mug Set
Your home cook is sure to need a cup of coffee or tea to keep them cooking! This glass mug set is super sleek and perfect for a pre or post meal pick me up.
13. Nice Spoons
This gold spoon set is a gorgeous way to make a statement with a place setting. Perfect for coffee, tea, or dessert, this fancy spoon set won't break the bank. (They would also look gorgeous with these gold measuring cups.)
Under $100 (How kind of you!)
14. Cast Iron Pan
This amazing set of 2 cast iron pans is essential for any serious home cook. They hold heat incredibly well, can be used on the stovetop or in the oven, and are a chef's best friend.
15. Charcuterie Board
This is one of the coolest charcuterie board designs out there. With grooves to hold crackers and a hidden drawer containing cheese knives, any home cook who loves to entertain needs this thing pronto!
16. Pizza Stone
Home-cooked pizza will never taste the same after using a pizza stone! These things are amazing for holding heat and getting a nice crisp crust on the 'za. They are also incredible for baking bread with. Your home cook may not know it, but they need this.
17. Set of Specialty Plates
18. Airtight Storage Containers
Storage. Storage. Storage. Speaking from experience, I can say that any home cook would never say no to more storage! These containers seal air-tight so they will keep all of the staple ingredients fresher for longer. They're one of the most popular for a reason.
19. Immersion Blender
20. Serving Platter Set
This 3-size serving platter set is the perfect way for your home cook to display their work! The classic white platters will let their cooking shine.
Big Ticket Items!
21. Air Fryer
An air fryer truly changes the cooking game. From fries to pizza to cakes, it can truly do it all. This is the air fryer I have that I love! Your home cook is sure to appreciate it's convenience and excellence as well.
22. Instant Pot
23. High-Speed Blender
Having a high-speed blender that actually blends efficiently is a must for any home cook. This is one of the most highly rated blenders on the market. If you're going for a big-ticket gift, I'm sure any cook would love to receive this. From soups to smoothies to ice cream, this can do it all.
24. Dutch Oven
25. Stand Mixer
A staple appliance for any home chef. A reliable stand mixer can be used to whip, beat, or mix ingredients together with little work for you. Make pizza dough, breads, sauces, and more!
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