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
Personalized Cutting Board
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!
Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank
Spice things up with this Himalayan pink salt plank that will tantalize your tastebuds and dazzle guests.
Cast Iron Skillet
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.
Foodie Dice Game
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.
Keurig 2.0 K200 / K250 Brewer
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! 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.
If you don’t already read or follow Inspiralized, we totally suggest you start. Getting a spiralizer opens you up to so many creative and fun possibilities, and makes you feel like a real home chef! Make anything from zucchini noodles instead of pasta or a fresh beet salad in the summer. There are so many new recipes to try with it, and this Spiralizer from Amazon is great quality.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
This is basically the registry item that folks dream about… right? 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 workhorse in our kitchens. Everything from whipping mashed potatoes, making homemade whipped cream, to stirring soups… this mixer can be used for so many different things that it totally justifies the price tag.
Cusinart Smart Stick Blender
This is another item I 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. 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. I gave up sodas, for the most part, many 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 I was able to cut out all those artificial sweeteners and/or empty calories was thanks to this carbonating contraption. 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!
Pike Place Market Recipes
Seattle cookbook author Jess Thomson has scoured Pike Place Market’s stalls, shops, restaurants, and purveyors to assemble 80 wonderful recipes that capture the flavors of this culinary hub. Jess Thomson’s book includes recipes from some of the Market’s most beloved restaurants, and original recipes inspired by market ingredients, like Spanish Chickpea and Chorizo Stew (with Uli’s Sausage) and a MarketSpice Tea Cake.
We hope you find these gift ideas helpful in your shopping! Be sure to check out Unique Wedding Gifts for Foodie Couples for more food-themed gift ideas.
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