No matter the occasion, I always try to think about a person’s likes and dislikes when I am purchasing a gift for them.
I’m not big on gift cards or anything too generic (like a sweater).
It can take a lot of time and effort to find the right gift for someone.
One thing I really know about is presents for people who love to cook, since I have many friends that love to cook just as much as I do!
These are all gifts I have given or received somewhere along the line, and that have been a hit!
Presents for Cooking Lovers
There are a couple of things to think about as you are picking your best gifts for cooking lovers. Here are some things to keep in mind while you decide:
- Usability. Is this something they will use all of the time, or once in a while?
- Colors. Is this something that will blend into their kitchen decor?
- Personalization. Can this item be personalized.
- Price. What is your budget for this present?
Here are some of my favorite kitchen gifts, broken down by category with these questions in mind.
Best Practical Presents for Cooking Lovers
These are some of my favorite practical items that your favorite cook needs, but probably hasn’t thought of on their own.
Electric Warming Tray
I love to cook, which means I love to have people over to eat my cooking.
One of the things that has always burned me (see what I did there?) is making sure I have the timing right for all the side dishes, especially during holidays.
I can’t tell you how many times something just ended up being too cold.
This electric warming tray solves that problem. Simply place your dishes on this tray and you can be assured they will still be warm when it is time to serve.
This is a great gift for someone who is just getting started hosting dinners or holidays! Or the perfect gift for your holiday host – they will be sure to appreciate it.
If you love to cook, then you know there are just some dishes that need fresh herbs.
You know they do, but you still hesitate to put a little bit of parsley on top.
Why? Because parsley is evil. It sticks to your hands and your knife and your cutting board and takes forever to cut.
These herb scissors change the game. Just cut your fresh herbs over your plates or into your food, and you’re done. No more messy clean up and wasted herbs stuck to your hands.
Any home cook who loves fresh herbs will appreciate this thoughtful gift.
Best Presents for Cooks That Come in Different Colors
Want to make sure to get something to match your favorite home cook’s kitchen decor? These items come in multiple colors.
Silicone Spatula Set
This silicone spatula set comes in three different colors: dark blue as shown, mint green, and light blue making it the perfect choice to add a pop of color to a kitchen.
It is also practical. Silicone spatulas are safe for use in all pots and pans, you don’t need to worry about scraping or damaging any coatings when using silicone.
Bamboo Kitchen Towels
I love these bamboo kitchen towels, and they are one of my go to gifts.
They come in a variety of colors and textures, so you are sure to find the right one for the person you are shopping for.
They are super absorbent, and bamboo is an eco friendly material that is naturally resistant to microbes and bacteria.
Best Personalized Presents for Home Cooks
Show how thoughtful you are with these great personalized items for your favorite home cook.
Personalized Cutting Board
A personalized cutting board is one of the coolest thing you can buy for someone who loves to cook.
It is a great way for them to display their fine culinary works and master pieces as a serving piece.
Or, it will make them smile every time they use it to chop something.
This is an especially nice gift for a newlywed couple who loves to cook together!
Personalized Wooden Spoon
Is there anything a home cook uses more than the classic wooden spoon?
Give them a thoughtful gift that will have them thinking about you every time they use it to stir.
Besides being a great every day use item, your recipient may also choose to display it. It adds a bit of flair to any utensil holder.
Best Cheap Presents for Someone Who Cooks
These cost effective presents for someone who cooks are incredibly useful, but won’t break the bank.
Silicone Coated Tongs – Set of Two
This is a great set of kitchen tongs in two sizes.
You can’t go wrong with these tongs for anyone who loves to cook.
We’re always running out of clean tongs! The silicone coating also ensures they are safe for all cookware types.
Scraper and Chopper (Pastry Blade)
This scraper and chopper, also known as a pastry blade is good for so many things besides doughs.
Chop soft veggies, scrape your cutting boards, and of course cut doughs with this versatile tool.
It also includes a ruler for measuring out lengths of doughs or veggie hunks.
This is one of my all time favorite kitchen accessories, and the AmazonBasics one is so cost effective you can even buy two!
Best Expensive Presents for Someone Who Loves to Cook
Does that special someone in your life love to cook? Here are some great presents that cost a bit more than my other suggestions.
Philips Avance XL Air Fryer
The Philips Air Fryers are the best air fryers you can possibly buy.
I love them so much, I have two, and they are always going in our house.
French fries, veggies, meatballs, chicken fingers, you name it, I have air fried it.
Since you only need a tiny bit of oil, this is a great present that will help that special someone eat healthy.
Instant Pot Ultra 6 Quart
If I’m not using an Air Fryer, I’m using an Instant Pot.
Anything you can make in a slow cooker, you can make in an Instant Pot.
It is also great for things like rice or oatmeal that take a long time on the stove, as well as soups and stocks.
Best Gifts for Cooking Lovers
I hope this guide helped you decide the best gifts for the people in your life who love to cook.
Looking for more gift ideas? Be sure to take a look at Gifts for the Culinary Enthusiast, which as something for the culinary enthusiast in their life whether they are an established chef, love to cook, love to eat, or are just getting started in the kitchen.
Whether you are looking to spend a lot or a little, this guide has something for everyone on your list.