The key to buying a gift your family and friends will love? Shopping for things that really play to their interests. And when you're shopping for someone with a passion for cooking—you know, the one who spends 90 percent of their free time in the kitchen whipping up a new recipe—there's so much to choose from.
To help you find what they'll really appreciate, check out these picks. From genius gadgets and amazing appliances to decorative accessories, these are the items every at-home chef or food lover needs this holiday season and beyond. And while you're at it, don't be afraid to equip your own kitchen with these essentials, either—you deserve a treat or two, too.
Turn a tea towel into something memorable and thoughtful by having it printed with their favorite family recipe—handwritten by grandma and all.
No need to fuss with a long marinade when this gadget's vacuum pump achieves the same effect in minutes.
Go ahead, pour yourself a single mimosa at brunch—no worries about the leftover bubbly going flat thanks to this popular champagne stopper.
Seasoned cooks know there's nothing more flavorful and satisfying than fresh herbs. Good thing these scissors make the chopping experience faster and hassle-free.
Great for the frequent entertainer and dinner party host, this cheese board swivels into itself for easy storage.
This clever tool lets you bring new life to your favorite oil—just add in items like garlic or herbs to blend your favorite flavors and complete the transformation.
Anyone who appreciates a spicy kick to their food will love getting creative in the kitchen with this DIY hot sauce kit.
BUY NOW $15, amazon.com
These cat-printed bowl covers are the purr-fect eco-friendly alternative to saran wrap, and they're pretty darn cute, too.
BUY NOW $20, amazon.com
This chopper isn't just easy to use—it also makes for an easy cleanup once you're done cutting up those nuts and veggies.
This handy gadget makes sure everything in your pan stays consistently stirred—perfect for those tricky recipes that require a lot of attention.
BUY NOW $46, uncommongoods.com
This handcrafted, stoneware strainer has a built-in drip catcher and spout to make it easy to clean your fruit. After washing, you can keep it stored in the stylish container.
BUY NOW $55, uncommongoods.com
This handmade knife can do it all, including chop up herbs, pizza crust or just about anything else in the kitchen. Even better: its interesting shape will serve as the ultimate conversation starter.
BUY NOW $70, amazon.com
The Instant Pot is one of the best-selling products on Amazon, and for good reason: It's one appliance that works as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer that you can also sauté in. What's not to love?
BUY NOW $18, anthropologie.com
The perfect gift for the stylish baker—measuring spoons with a chic, floral flair and a fun tassel loop to keep them all together.
Cooking sous-vide isn't just for gourmet chefs. Equipped with Bluetooth connectivity (seriously!), this smartphone-controlled wand heats water to a precise temperature, even if you're sitting on the couch.
BUY NOW $18 and up, anthropologie.com
Give your loved ones a stylish canister (or the whole set!) to help them keep their kitchen counter clutter free and impossibly cute at the same time.
BUY NOW $109, amazon.com
Health nuts, this one's for you. Cuisinart's family size-steamer circulates heat from the top down for more evenly-cooked veggies, fish and meat.
BUY NOW $19.99, Amazon
Espresso lovers will rejoice with their new set of neatly stackable cups and saucers.
BUY NOW $219, amazon.com
The backyard BBQ just came indoors. Get charred burgers, dogs or even grilled pineapple in the middle of winter on this countertop cooker. Bonus: The nonstick griddle cleans much faster than the traditional grate.
BUY NOW $159 and up, uncommongoods.com
A husband-and-wife team in Maryland is behind these beautiful cutting boards that you can get personalized to make your giftee's prep work way more stylish.
BUY NOW $14, anthropologie.com
It's important to remember an oven mitt, and equally important that said oven mitt is as stylish as the person using it.
BUY NOW $90, williams-sonoma.com
There's an app for monitoring your meal from anywhere, thanks to the Wi-Fi Smart Thermometer.
BUY NOW $15, amazon.com
The Super Aerator by Rabbit ensures a glass of wine is perfectly aerated upon sipping (for the optimal wine drinking experience, of course).
Yes, it is possible to enjoy a morning cup of coffee even more—with a mug this chic, of course.
BUY NOW $45, amazon.com
Yes, you could get that novelty set, but these precise salt and pepper mills do a neat trick. Adjust the bottom dial to select an exact grain size, avoiding any over-seasoned surprises.
Who said juicing lemons, limes, and oranges had to be a chore—this cactus juicing dish makes squeezing the juice out of any citrus fruits totally fun.
BUY NOW $82 and up, amazon.com
Scanpan's frying pans are broiler-proof up to 500°F, measuring from 8 to 12.75 inches.
BUY NOW $42, uncommongoods.com
Indulge your loved one's inner geek and sweet tooth with this plate, which says "i eight sum pi" via a math equation.
If avocado toast is your friend's favorite breakfast, get her this three-in-one tool that splits, pits and slices avocados. Genius.
BUY NOW $39, uncommongoods.com
Nothing is more satisfying than spreading homemade butter on a freshly-baked roll, or at least we imagine that's what your foodie friend will say after receiving this charming gift.