Are you looking for cooking gift ideas? Our pick of the best gifts for cooks and foodies will give you loads of useful, fun and unique ideas for finding the perfect gifts for the cook in your life.
When considering gifts for people who love to cook, they can be either practical kitchen gifts, or perhaps just fun and unique food gifts.
My dad was really into his cooking and so every year at Christmas time I would scour stores and the internet looking for the best foodie gifts I could find. Looking for Christmas gifts for cooks became an annual ritual.
My dad may not be around anymore but I still love putting together gift ideas for a chef and tracking down all the new fun, unique and interesting products there are on the market for us foodies.
This selection of the best gifts for foodies and cooks includes practical kitchen appliances that will help make life easier, innovative kitchen gadgets that will excite the home chef, delicious foodie gift ideas... and some that are just for fun.
I hope you find this list of gifts for a chef useful.
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1. Mortar & Pestle Set
One of the best gifts for cooking enthusiasts, you can grind spices and create pastes, dressings and sauces in style with this unpolished heavy granite pestle and mortar set.
2. Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer
We love this gift idea for home chefs who like to be creative. With this Spiralizer, they can create beautiful side dishes in seconds. Who said vegetables are boring?
3. Sour Dough Starter Kit
Do you know someone who's always wanted to make sour dough but too scared to give it a go? This gift set for beginner bakers has everything they need to get started.
4. Funny Cartoon Aprons
Bring some fun into the kitchen these holidays with this cute Christmas apron set. And with 4 aprons, there's one for all the helpers too.
5. Weber Go-anywhere Charcoal Grill
The best gift for cooks who like to grill on the go, this portable grill is lightweight and compact and will easily fit in the trunk of your car.
6. My Family Recipe Book and Cooking Journal
A lovely foodie gift idea for home cooks. Create your own cookbook by recording all your favorite recipes and kitchen secrets. Has space for up to 80 recipes.
7. Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker
One of the best gifts for chefs who love gadgets! Create fresh pasta in minutes and at the touch of a button with this electric pasta machine.
8. Pasta Machine
For chefs who like to make pasta the traditional way, this pasta machine has 9 adjustable thickness settings for all your pasta needs.
9. Flavored Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars
The perfect present for foodies. Add interesting flavors to salad dressings, pastas or any dish with the swoosh of a bottle using this flavored oil gift set.
10. Ninja Air Fryer
Air fryers are all the rage with home cooks in the know. This one cooks, crisps, dehydrates and is easy to clean. High fives all round.
11. Mezzaluna Herb Chopper with Cutting Board
This rocker knife and concave chopping board makes chopping herbs quick and easy. Can also be used for onions, herbs, nuts and veggies.
12. Oxo Good Grips Triple Timer
The perfect gift for home cooks who like to multi-task. You can easily keep tabs on everything cooking in the kitchen with this triple timer.
13. Microplane Grater
This Microplane grater is one of the most useful kitchen gadgets, making it quick and easy to zest citrus fruits and grate ginger or hard cheeses such as Parmesan.
14. Wine Pairing Tea Towel Set
These tea towels make unique gifts for cooks who also like wine. Match 68 wine styles to pick the perfect bottle to compliment your meal .
15. Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Sous vide is all the rage and Anova Precision Cooker Nano promises perfect results every time. Can also be controlled from your phone using the app via Bluetooth. Cool!
16. Hydroponic Indoor Herb Garden
One of our favorite unusual cooking gifts, bring the outdoors indoors with a kitchen garden! Easy to set up, easy to use and suitable for herbs, flowers and vegetables.
17. BBQ Grill Tool Set
For the barbecue chef in your life - everything they need for a successful cook out. Comes in a high quality aluminium case, ideal for storage or for grilling on-the-go.
18. Herb Oil Infuser
A stylish gift for foodies, allowing them to infuse oil or vinegar with the flavors of fresh herbs, chili, garlic and more for adding fresh flavors to their favorite home dishes.
19. Electric Fondue Pot
One of our favourite cooking gift sets, this electric fondue set comes with temperature control, so no more burnt bottoms. Perfect for chocolate, caramel and cheese.
20. Larousse Gastronomique: the world's greatest culinary encyclopedia
Renowned throughout the world as the foremost resource of culinary knowledge, this book should be on every serious chef's bookshelf.
21. Sushi Making Kit
Another great unique gift idea for home cooks, this has everything you need for a complete sushi making experience, whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro.
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