40 Awesome Kitchen Gifts to Give Your Favorite Cook

From gadgets to stylish supplies.


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.

Custom Family Recipe Tea Towels
BlueMountainBags etsy.com

Turn a tea towel into something memorable and thoughtful by having it printed with their favorite family recipe—handwritten by grandma and all. 

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Instant Marinator
Tomorrow's Kitchen amazon.com

No need to fuss with a long marinade when this gadget's vacuum pump achieves the same effect in minutes.

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Champagne Stopper
MiTBA amazon.com
$8.97 (40% off)

Go ahead, pour yourself a single mimosa at brunch—no worries about the leftover bubbly going flat thanks to this popular champagne stopper. 

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Stainless Steel 5-Blade Herb Scissors
Westmark amazon.com

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.

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Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board

Great for the frequent entertainer and dinner party host, this cheese board swivels into itself for easy storage.

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Oil Infuser
Artland amazon.com

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.

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Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Anyone who appreciates a spicy kick to their food will love getting creative in the kitchen with this DIY hot sauce kit. 

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Cat Printed Bowl Cover Set

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.

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OXO Good Grips Chopper

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.

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Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer

This handy gadget makes sure everything in your pan stays consistently stirred—perfect for those tricky recipes that require a lot of attention. 

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food gift
Brian Kunkelman
Berry Buddy

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.

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Copper River Knife

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.

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Instant Pot

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?

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Eres Measuring Spoon Set

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.

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Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano
Anova Culinary amazon.com

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.

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Bistro Storage Canisters

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.

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Digital Glass Steamer

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.

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espresso cups
Imperial Home
Stoneware Ceramic Espresso Cups Set

BUY NOW $19.99, Amazon

Espresso lovers will rejoice with their new set of neatly stackable cups and saucers.

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Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill

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.

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kitchen gifts
Kim Strassner and Mike Pararas
Personalized Cutting Board

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.

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Floral Oven Mitt

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.

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Smart Thermometer

BUY NOW $90, williams-sonoma.com

There's an app for monitoring your meal from anywhere, thanks to the Wi-Fi Smart Thermometer.

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Rabbit Super Wine Aerator

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).

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Titania Mug
Nathalie Lete anthropologie.com

Yes, it is possible to enjoy a morning cup of coffee even more—with a mug this chic, of course.

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Cole & Mason
Gourmet Pepper Grinder

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.

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Ceramic Cactus Juicer
DOIY amazon.com

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.

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Scanpan CTX Frying Pan

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.

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pie plate
Uncommon Goods
"i eight sum pi" Pie Plate

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.

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Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
OXO amazon.com

If avocado toast is your friend's favorite breakfast, get her this three-in-one tool that splits, pits and slices avocados. Genius.

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butter churner
Butter Churner

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.

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