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 gifts for cooks who have everything?
This is where the latest kitchen gadgets may be perfect, before they have the chance to upgrade. Or perhaps it’s personalised kitchen gifts that will sing to their foodie heart. Either way, this list has a little something for all the chefs and home cooks alike!
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
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 kitchen gift ideas too!
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, 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.
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!
If there's a baker on your list, they will appreciate a set of great mixing bowls. This 3 piece set from OXO is stainless steel and sturdy.
The set contains a 1-quart, 3-quart and 5-quart stainless bowl that won't discolour or hold odour after use. They each have a non-skid bottom to avoid slips and they nest to save space in the cupboard. They are dishwasher safe too.
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.
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.
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.
If your gift recipient is always experimenting with new recipes, a Dutch Oven is a great choice for a gift. This enamelled cast iron dutch oven holds up to 6 quarts and comes in a range of colours to suit the person you are buying for.
Family meals taste even better with the perfect dutch oven, to bake, broil, saute, roast, marinate and serve. They hold heat longer than many other baking and serving dishes.
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!
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 the 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
With so many fabulous cooking gift ideas, I think I may need a few of these myself soon! Hopefully, you now have plenty of great ideas for your foodie friend with these great gifts for people who love to cook.