Looking for kitchen gifts for people who love to cook? This collection of cooking gadgets, personalised kitchen gift ideas and useful utensils will suit even the most well-stocked kitchen! These gifts for someone who likes to bake, cook and spend time whipping up a delicious meal are sure to inspire some delicious new recipes in their kitchen!
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Kitchen Gift Ideas For People Who Love To Cook
We all have those friends or family members who excel in the kitchen. They are always creating some new dish that has everyone coming back for seconds, or baking up a delicious treat just because.
It only seems natural to start seeking the best culinary gifts… but what if you need kitchen gifts for cooks who have everything?
This is where the latest kitchen gadgets may be perfect before they have the chance to upgrade, such as the new Instant Pot or immersion blender of their dreams. Or perhaps it’s personalised cooking gifts that will sing to their foodie heart.
Either way, this gift guide has a little something for all the chefs and home cooks alike and something for every family member, no matter their age or experience with cooking!
Tips For Choosing Kitchen Gadget Gifts
Kitchen gadgets can be an expensive gift option. They are often extremely appreciated too since anyone with a passion for cooking knows their value. It’s for this reason you want to make sure you’re getting the perfect gadgets for your gift recipient if you are thinking of spending up big.
Here are some tips to make sure you choose well:
- Know what your recipient has already
- Ask someone close to them for feedback if you can, especially if it is something that needs to sit on a kitchen counter or take up a lot of space
- Be sure it is something they will use – not everyone needs a doughnut maker in their life
- If the gift is out of your budget, consider sharing the cost with other friends or family members
- AND remember there are plenty of budget-friendly cooking gift ideas too!
Small Budget Cooking Gift Ideas
If your budget is tight, you can still put together some wonderful gifts for friends who love to cook! Time to get creative and create a gift from the heart.
It is the thought that counts and not how much you spend so these ideas will help you come up with something special:
- Bundle up some ingredients with a favourite recipe for them to create
- Create your own DIY personalised kitchen gift
- Bake them your specialty
- Put together a gift basket with small handy gadgets, kitchen tools and ingredients
Here are some more ideas for the best cooking gifts on a small budget:
- Kitchen decor items
- Fresh herbs or fresh garlic
- Oven mitt
- Cheese board
- Novelty measuring cups
- Red or white wine
- Ice cream scoop & a tub of their favourite flavour
- Gourmet seasoning mix or meat rubs
- Quality olive oil
- A recipe book (simple pre-made book or one you make yourself)
- Bread making supplies
- Table decor for special occasions
- Mixing bowls
Cooking & Baking Subscription Boxes
There are subscription boxes for every hobby and interest, so of course, food is no exception! Gift them a gift box subscription loaded with recipes, ingredients, treats and more. This is a perfect gift that keeps on giving each month, for however long you set up the subscription for.
Here are some of the best foodie subscription boxes:
- Mix Box By Homemade Bakers – Dessert baking box
- Spice Breeze – Spices and recipes to make 2 international meals each month
- Grill Masters Club – Grilling rubs, spices and sauces
- Piquant Post Flavor Kits – 4 freshly ground spice mixes to use with 4 specialty recipes
While your foodie friend is probably well equipped with plenty of favourite recipes of their own already, sometimes it’s fun to try a few new ones. Especially if it comes delivered to your doorstep with all the ingredients inside.
Meal boxes and meal subscription kits are a thoughtful gift, whether you are giving just one or gifting a whole month worth of meals for them and their family.
Some of our favourite family recipes were discovered through a meal box! Hello Fresh is a favourite for discovering recipes we make over and over again, even after we finish our subscription.
Here are some popular meal subscription boxes to gift:
Kitchen Gift Ideas
Anyone who loves to spend time creating in the kitchen needs a great knife set and this stainless steel 14 piece knife set comes with a built-in sharpener within the wooden block.
The blades are high-quality carbon stainless steel and are durable to hold up well over time.
The vibrant violet colour will add a splash of extra personality to any kitchen as well.
For sweet tooths, this super cute frozen yogurt and ice cream maker will make it much easier to whip up sweet treats and healthy frozen delights.
Plus how pretty would this pink gadget look in the kitchen!
Quality glassware is a useful gift idea that is perfect for entertaining. This 4 piece set looks great to serve drinks when having friends over and is just as well suited to everyday use.
The 16-ounce glassware set features a decorative crystal design that will catch the light beautifully.
Small appliances are always a welcome gift and there are many to choose from, but why not gift one that does almost everything.
The Instant Pot has 11 different functions - air fryer, electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute, sous vide, roast, bake, broil, and warmer. The gift recipient can use it to make just about anything.
It's programmable so you can cook on autopilot, with built-in safety features in case you want to set it in the morning ready for dinner that night. The cooker is dishwasher safe too, making it really easy to clean.
Personalized Cutting Board
Personalised gifts are such a thoughtful idea and there are so many personalised options for kitchen gifts. This wooden chopping board would make a great addition to any kitchen, although it may end up on display instead of getting put to use because it looks so good!
Gift a stylish and functional storage item with this 18 bottle metal wine rack. This beautiful piece of furniture will allow them to show off their wine collection at home.
The glass tabletop will allow a perfect space for home wine tastings for someone who regularly entertains guests. Or they can use the area to display some of their other favourite home decor.
The horizontal wine rack is designed so the corks always stay moistured to keep the wine fresh for longer.
Make the perfect cup of coffee every time with the Keurig's strength control feature. Just about everyone these days drinks some form of hot drink these days, and they make practical gifts for friends and family.
This single-serve coffee brewer uses the K-Cup Pods. They come in a variety of colours and a range of great pod flavours too.
Personalised Floral Recipe Book
We all have a few special recipes that did not come from a cookbook. Those ones passed down from our parents or grandparents that are often scrawled on a piece of scrap paper.
This personalised wooden recipe book is the perfect place to copy those favourite recipes. Not only will it make for easy access when cooking up your next family meal. It will also make a wonderful family heirloom to pass down to further generations in future.
My Vietnam : Stories And Recipes Book
With so many incredible recipes available online, fewer people are turning the pages of cookbooks these days, however, sometimes a special one comes along.
My Vietnam is one of my favourites. Luke Nguyen shares so much of his family history, culture and learnings in his books and on his television shows. This book is essentially a cookbook memoir and it would make a really thoughtful gift.
No one wants to make a mess of their clothes when they are creating kitchen masterpieces. But why have a plain apron when you can have one this cute!
This buffalo plaid apron has a front pocket and will keep clothing protected. It also makes a great apron for the holiday season. I love this print on everything!
Give your friend a gift that will help them entertain in style with this all in one cheeseboard set. The cheese knives are stored in a cute pull out drawer at the base, so there won't be any more panic about finding a cheese knife again.
No matter the season or the climate, this hydroponic indoor herb garden will mean fresh herbs growing right inside their kitchen.
This gift is perfect for anyone who doesn't have the space to grow their own vegetable and herb garden outdoors.
With so many fabulous cooking gift ideas, you might even find something you want for your own home kitchen on the list! Hopefully, you now have plenty of great ideas for your foodie friend with these great gifts for people who love to cook.
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