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From gadgets to stylish supplies.
The key to buying a gift your family and friends will love? Shopping for things that really play to their interests. And when you're shopping for someone with a passion for cooking—you know, the one who spends 90 percent of their free time in the kitchen whipping up a new recipe—there's so much to choose from.
To help you find what they'll really appreciate, check out these picks. From genius gadgets and amazing appliances to decorative accessories, these are the items every at-home chef or food lover needs this holiday season and beyond. And while you're at it, don't be afraid to equip your own kitchen with these essentials, either—you deserve a treat or two, too.
This handy gadget makes sure everything in your pan stays consistently stirred—perfect for those tricky recipes that require a lot of attention.
Keep produce fresh after you've cut into it with these food-saving covers, which can replace your rolls of plastic wrap. This set comes with four sizes to fit just about any fruit or veggie.
No need to fuss with a long marinade when this gadget's vacuum pump achieves the same effect in minutes.
Turn a tea towel into something memorable and thoughtful by having it printed with their favorite family recipe—handwritten by grandma and all.
BUY NOW $19.99, amazon.com
This chopper isn't just easy to use—it also makes for an easy cleanup once you're done cutting up those nuts and veggies.
This stoneware dish makes it easier to make your favorite omelets. All you need are the ingredients, a microwave, and 45 seconds of your time.
Anyone who appreciates a spicy kick to their food will love getting creative in the kitchen with this DIY hot sauce kit.
This clever tool lets you bring new life to your favorite oil—just add in items like garlic or herbs to blend your favorite flavors and complete the transformation.
BUY NOW $14.95, amazon.com
These cat-printed bowl covers are the purr-fect eco-friendly alternative to saran wrap, and they're pretty darn cute, too.
BUY NOW $79, amazon.com
The Instant Pot is one of the best-selling products on Amazon, and for good reason: It's one appliance that works as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer that you can also sauté in. What's not to love?
The cast iron container ensures garlic is always perfectly roasted, and the silicone tool helps you squeeze out all the cloves while they're still hot.
BUY NOW $234.98, amazon.com
The backyard BBQ just came indoors. Get charred burgers, dogs or even grilled pineapple in the middle of winter on this countertop cooker. Bonus: The nonstick griddle cleans much faster than the traditional grate.
BUY NOW $28.23, Amazon
Espresso lovers will rejoice with their new set of neatly stackable cups and saucers.
Seasoned cooks know there's nothing more flavorful and satisfying than fresh herbs. Good thing these scissors make the chopping experience faster and hassle-free.
BUY NOW $15.71, Amazon
Here's the secret to perfectly thin (i.e. perfectly crispy) cookies. This customizable rolling pin uses slip-on rings to flatten dough to the exact millimeter.
BUY NOW $55, uncommongoods.com
This handmade knife can do it all, including chop up herbs, pizza crust or just about anything else in the kitchen. Even better: its interesting shape will serve as the ultimate conversation starter.
Amco's Adjustable Dial-a-Slice Apple Slicer can slice an apple in two different widths, depending on the chef's preference.
BUY NOW $39.99, amazon.com
Made complete with integrated pour spouts, this KitchenAid mixing bowl set will brighten any kitchen.
BUY NOW $32, uncommongoods.com
These coasters are glass glazed, showing off the vibrant stones they're created from.
Yes, it is possible to enjoy a morning cup of coffee even more—with mugs this chic, of course.
BUY NOW $48, uncommongoods.com
This handcrafted, stoneware strainer has a built-in drip catcher and spout to make it easy to clean your fruit. After washing, you can keep it stored in the stylish container.
Go ahead, pour yourself a single mimosa at brunch—no worries about the leftover bubbly going flat thanks to this popular champagne stopper.
Cooking sous-vide isn't just for gourmet chefs. Equipped with Bluetooth connectivity (seriously!), this smartphone-controlled wand heats water to a precise temperature, even if you're sitting on the couch.
BUY NOW $85.50 and up, amazon.com
Scanpan's frying pans are broiler-proof up to 500°F, measuring from 8 to 12.75 inches.
BUY NOW $19.99, uncommongoods.com
Indulge your loved one's inner geek and sweet tooth with this plate, which says "i eight sum pi" via a math equation.
If avocado toast is your friend's favorite breakfast, get her this three-in-one tool that splits, pits and slices avocados. Genius.
BUY NOW $39.65, amazon.com
Integrated blades mean no loose parts to handle in this PL8 Professional Mandoline by Progressive International.
BUY NOW $18 and up, anthropologie.com
Give your loved ones a stylish canister (or the whole set!) to help them keep their kitchen counter clutter free and impossibly cute at the same time.
BUY NOW $18, anthropologie.com
The perfect gift for the stylish baker—measuring spoons with a chic, floral flair and a fun tassel loop to keep them all together.
BUY NOW $39, uncommongoods.com
Nothing is more satisfying than spreading homemade butter on a freshly-baked roll, or at least we imagine that's what your foodie friend will say after receiving this charming gift.