Gifts for the Home Chef
Know someone in your life who loves to cook? What better gift guide to consult than one that's all about the kitchen.
We've rounded up some of my favorite products for the kitchen for you to consider adding to your Christmas wish list or your wedding registry! Each of these products is something we love and have used ourselves, so know that we authentically love them all!
This list of gifts is sure to have something that's perfect for the home chef. And hopefully, you'll get to reap the benefits of their gift in the form of a delicious meal. Check out our picks below:
Creative yet Practical Gift Ideas for the Home Chef
Have a personalized cutting board made for your hostess friend. This shop makes various sized cutting boards in a variety of wood types for a truly custom and heartfelt gift. With the largest option being $54, this gift proves that custom doesn't have to break the bank!
Raw Spice Bar is a monthly subscription box that allows you to discover the flavors of different regions of the world each month! Each month you'll receive 3 freshly made flavor kits and globally inspired recipes!
Cast iron skillets are a great addition to any kitchen. It's just the tool to sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise, fry or grill your food. Can be used in the oven, on the stove, on the grill or even over the campfire so it's super versatile, too.
Roll the dice and see what's cooking! This is a fun gift to give your favorite chef to inspire some creativity in the kitchen. It can come especially in handy on those nights when you just can't decide what to make for dinner.
The newest brewers from Keurig are all about multi-function and flexibility. The Keurig 2.0 allows you to brew a 4-cup carafe with the same ease and convenience of brewing a single-serve cup — all at the touch of a button. It’s so smart, and so simple! And nothing like a typical coffee maker. There's no need to choose a special setting, the Keurig 2.0 has the ability to read the lid of whatever K-Cup or K-Carafe pod you insert into the brewer, so it knows the type of beverage you're making. So smart! As always, you can choose from more than 500 varieties of coffee, tea, specialty beverages, and even iced beverages — from over 75 brands you know and love. So whether you're making a single cup for yourself or a carafe for you and your new spouse, you're sure to love the flexibility and ease of this new Keurig system.
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Okay, so I'm sure you've heard of the latest food craze known as vegetable spiralizing. If you don't already read / follow Inspiralized, I totally suggest you start. I am obsessed with her recipes and her Instagram feed. Ever since I made a true shift in the way that I eat, I've been craving veggies more and more. And let's face it, it's easy to get burnt out on a diet where you eat the same things all the time. So getting a spiralizer opened me up to so many creative and fun possibilities, and made me feel like a real home chef! I'm basically obsessed with zucchini noodles and we have them on a pretty regular basis. My hubby also makes a great beet salad with it in the summer. I'm constantly on the lookout for new recipes for us to try with it, and this Spiralizer we got from Amazon is great quality.
This is basically the registry item that all brides dream about… right? It's like the sign of becoming a wife. How fun is it that the KitchenAid Stand Mixer comes in a rainbow of colors, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your tastes and newlywed style? This mixer can be used for so much more than just whipping up a batch of cupcakes. In fact, it's become a regular work horse in our kitchens. Everything from whipping mashed potatoes, making homemade whipped cream, to stirring soups… this mixer is a must-have for your kitchen and can be used for so many different things that it totally justifies the price tag.
This is another item I recently picked up that I couldn't be more in love with. An immersion blender is a great tool to have in your kitchen, it's come in handy more than a few times! Don't want to pull out your big KitchenAid mixer for a small job? This skinny blender fits right into your pot to stir soups, blend shakes, and more. I use it in the mornings when I make my bulletproof coffee and it gets it so whipped and creamy delicious. Any home chef would definitely love having this simple tool in his or her cabinet.
To be honest, I have the basic SodaStream model, but I couldn't resist the aqua color of the KitchenAid version. My husband and I gave up sodas for the most part a few years ago. I still have one on occasion, with a slice of pizza or with popcorn at the movies — everything in moderation, right? But the reason we were able to cut out all those artificial sweeteners and / or empty calories was thanks to this carbonating contraption. Now we drink sparkling water all the time and consider ourselves very fancy… on occasion we'll even drop some fruit in the water to get extra crazy! Overall, it's just something great to have on hand for making cocktails and entertaining, and with the variety of syrups available you can totally still get your soft drink fix in a snap!
Le Creuset baking dishes aren't cheap by any means, but they are a great investment for your kitchen arsenal. Their classic stoneware pieces deliver even temperatures and prevent scorching for food that's cooked perfectly every time. Safe for the freezer, microwave, oven, broiler and dishwasher, it's an all-around star player, and it looks beautiful on your table, as well. The dense stoneware helps block moisture absorption to prevent cracking, and the impermeable exterior enamel resists scratches and stains. Best of all, the glazed interior easily releases food for a quick cleanup. A must have for any true cook's kitchen!
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