My brother-in-law and his wife moved into a new home this year and their Christmas wish list was simply “kitchen stuff.” Unfortunately, they didn’t really elaborate on this request. Fortunately for me (and you!) there are a million items that fit the bill at all different price points. We put together this gift guide for the chef in your life in case you’re looking for the perfect gift for the person who is most at home in the kitchen.
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Hack Your Cupboard – This is the cookbook we all need! If you’ve ever looked at your pantry and thought – “Huh, what can I make with a can of black beans and a bay leaf?” this is the cookbook for you!
OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop – I have these in several sizes, and I use them for scooping cookies of course, but also for getting the exact same amount of muffin mix for each muffin.
Giant Cutting Board – I used to be an avid 30 Minute Meals watcher and coveted Rachel Ray’s giant cutting board for years. Now that I have one of my own, I love the thing.
Of course you could also get personal and grab a cutting board that’s meant more for show like one of these state cutting boards. You can find tons of personalized options all over Etsy.
Raw Spice Bar Subscription – Give a gift of three spice blends delivered monthly, along with recipe cards for utilizing each blend. This is such a great and affordable gift for the person who loves to cook and try new recipes.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven – Okay, this is definitely a splurge item, but also such a beautiful addition to any kitchen. They come in a ton of fun colors and can be used for several different things from baking bread to searing meat and making soup. Plus, it’s just so pretty!
Kitchenaid Stand Mixer – Let’s get all of the splurge items out of the way at once. Also available in so many colors, this kitchen staple is, dare I say it, a must have.
Measuring Cups – I have several sets of measuring cups, but these simple metal ones are my favorites by far.
Measuring Spoons – While you’re at it, make sure they have these measuring spoons as well!
Instant Pot – Truth? These terrify me as it just feels like a giant bomb on my kitchen counter, but people love them.
Knives for Children – I know they that children should learn to use real knives safely, but I am just too big of a chicken to put the super sharp knives into my kids’ hands. This set has a ton of great reviews and would be great for passing on kitchen skills to the next generation.
Amazon Echo Dot – Not a kitchen item you say? I beg to differ! With the ability to set a timer, read you a recipe and provide the perfect background music for cooking in the kitchen, this would be an amazing tool to have!
Dishtowels – Anthropologie has my favorite selection of decorative dish towels. These wrapped around a set of wooden spoons make a ridiculously easy gift.