For those of you still shopping for the perfect holiday gifts for cooks, we are here for you! Maybe you’re looking for a fun gift for a teacher, parent, grandparent, or college student, or maybe you aren’t sure what to bring to this year’s favorite things swap, <$20 gift exchange, or white elephant party.
So what to buy? We vote for something useful! Skip the dust collectors and look for gifts that friends and family can use all year long! People have been spending more time at home this year, which often means more time for home cooking. At To Taste, we love the idea of giving kitchen gifts that encourage successful and efficient cooking. We know saving time is important, so we’ve included a few of our favorite kitchen tools that you can purchase in just one click! Keep reading to discover 12 great kitchen gifts for your favorite home chef! Go big or small, they’ll love them all!
12 Days of Holiday Gifts for Cooks
Actually, 13 – make it a baker’s dozen!
Stainless Nested Mixing Bowls – freezer-, refrigerator-, and dishwasher-safe, easy to store, and ready for all of your prepping and mixing needs! Glass nested mixing bowls are also a great option for mixing, prepping, and serving.
Microplane – great for zesting! Add loads of flavor to your recipes by zesting citrus, grating fresh nutmeg, or shredding small amounts of cheese.
Citrus Juicer – juice fresh lemons and limes and leave the seeds out of your recipe! This helpful tool extracts more juice compared to squeezing by hand. This citrus juice reamer is another great option.
Measuring Spoons – stop digging in drawers for missing spoons; gift a complete set! This complete set even includes ⅛ and ¾ teaspoon measures – handy for unique recipes! Or purchase these colorful measuring spoons and cups for junior chefs and mini chefs to encourage little hands in the kitchen! Watch this video for more ideas on kitchen tools for kids!
Liquid Measuring Cups – easy-to-read measurements will keep you from guessing and help guarantee recipe success!
Epicurean Cutting Board – our EVERYDAY cutting board; it’s a must! See it at work in our knife skills videos!
MORE great gift ideas…keep reading!
8-inch chef’s knife and 3.5-inch paring knife – two essential kitchen knives. Cutting and chopping should not be difficult. Invest in a sharp knife that can slice through the most difficult items such as butternut squash and watermelon (which we demonstrate how to slice and dice in our knife skills 101 course). And for the blossoming junior chef, gift this junior chefs knife; it’s great for any junior chef interested in learning knife skills. It can cut through many ingredients while ensuring a safe learning environment.
Honing Steel – helps smooth and realign your blade to ensure a ready-to-use knife at all times. Watch this video to learn how to use a honing steel.
Handheld Knife Sharpener – keeps blades sharp for all home chefs. Watch this video to learn how to use a handheld knife sharpener.
Dough Cutter – great for home bakers that need to portion and scrape dough. Plus, it doubles to gather chopped items on a cutting board for home cooks!
Thermometer – stop guessing if your food is cooked safely and thoroughly. Use a thermometer for a perfectly-done end product!
Immersion blender– creates creamy soups and sauces without the mess of transferring to a blender of food processor.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer – like five golden rings! The ultimate gift! Make cookie dough, pizza crust, or even fresh whipped cream in seconds!
Or do something different and give them the gift of learning! Purchase our knife skills 101 course for a gift that can keep on giving!
Whatever you choose for your favorite home chef, wrap it up and give it with lots of love. Maybe they will even make you a delicious meal with their new kitchen tool in return!
Need some homemade holiday food gift ideas? Check out this article for all of our favorites!
We’d love to hear what holiday gifts for cooks you’re wrapping up this year! If you think that we left off any essential cooking tools, let us and our readers know in the comments section below!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our To Taste family to yours!