Eat - November 23, 2019

13 Gift Ideas for the Home Chef In Your Life

For the uninitiated, a home chef is that person who’s constantly devouring the latest cookbooks, asking you to taste test new recipes (oh, fine, twist my arm!), and turning even the most mundane weeknights into a bona fide dining experience. 

Treat that person in your life to a gift that reflects your gratitude for the many evenings you’ve spent relishing each bite of their home-cooked meals.

Keep scrolling to shop fourteen of the best gifts for the cook in your life. Bon appétit!


Emile Henry Pizza Stone Gift Set - Williams-Sonoma, $99

They’ll love the chance to turn pizza night into a true culinary experience, thanks to this pizza stone gift set that promises perfectly golden, restaurant-quality crusts.

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Gingko Flatware Golden Eagle 9 inch Chef's Knife - Nordstrom, $100

Any passionate cook would be pleased to unwrap this stunning chef’s knife, complete with gorgeous brass detailing and Bubinga wood handle. Plus, it’s chip-proof and seamlessly tempered, making it a breeze to resharpen.

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Monogram Carving Board - Williams-Sonoma, $75 – $115

This solid maple wood cutting board is where function meets impressive presentation. The one carved initial makes this gift extra personal. While the deep perimeters and easy to lift and carry handles make it practical.

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Staub Essential Oven, 3.75 qt - Sur La Table, $179 (on sale!)

Thanks to its versatility and proficiency in the kitchen, there’s not a chef on earth that doesn’t dream of owning a classic dutch oven. Your loved ones will be beside themselves with the cooking possibilities.

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Plant Lab Cookbook - Amazon, $25

Perfect for the adventurous vegan chef, this cookbook provides inspiration and recipes for meals that look as good as they taste. The recipes get more advanced throughout, so they’ll never be without a challenge!

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Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking (Plant-based and mostly gluten-free) - Amazon, $20

Not only is every recipe in this cookbook incredibly delicious, but they’re all entirely plant-based, call for fewer than10 ingredients, and can be made in 30 minutes or less in just one pot. Any mama in the world can attest to the value of more time and less me

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Copper Salt + Pepper Holder - Terrain, $32

Proof that even the simplest kitchen tools can look luxurious, this gift is the perfect way to make an everyday task something extra special.

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Cusinart AirFryer Toaster Oven - Kohl's, $160 (on sale!)

Air fryers have been all the rage this last year, and for good reason. From the most mouth-watering Brussel sprouts to cauliflower tacos, there’s not a lot that DOESN’T taste better coming from an air fryer.

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Magic Linen Bib Apron - Verishop, $36

This soft, stonewashed linen apron remains perfectly comfortable while protecting clothes from baking calamities or spilled oils.

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Swissmar Cheese Fondue Set - Amazon, $85

This cheese fondue set from Amazon has stellar reviews that call out its even heat distribution and dual-function burner. Picture your loved one serving up homemade fondue on a chilly evening around the table with family and friends. 

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Personalized Recipe Box - Etsy, $50+

Personalized gifts always let the recipient know that you truly had them in mind, making this recipe box a foolproof gift. Add a beloved family recipe of your own (like your grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies) to make it extra thoughtful. 

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Always Pan - Our Place, $145

This multi-functional pan is made to handle all of your cooking needs by replacing your frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, and traditional non-stick pan. The Always Pan is free of PFOAs, PTFEs, other PFAs, lead, cadmium, GenX chemicals, toxic metals, and nanoparticles.


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Echo Show 8 - Amazon, $229.99

Alexa is basically the perfect sous chef thanks to her ability to quickly scour the internet for recipes, measurement conversions, and, perhaps most importantly, provide a killer cooking playlist at the drop of a hat. Which makes it one of our gift ideas for any home chef!

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It’s often said that food brings people together, and we couldn’t agree more. We hope these holiday gift ideas provide a little extra joy for those who work so hard to create connections around the dinner table. 


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