Holiday Gift Guide: For Cooks

Happy Cyber Monday!  Have you started on your holiday shopping yet?

I thought I’d continue my holiday gift guides this week with a list of gifts for cooks.  A lot of our friends are into food and cooking, so over the years I have bought my share of gifts for kitchen enthusiasts.

If someone in your life loves to cook, you can’t go wrong with this list of gifts:Holiday_Gift_Guide_For_Cooksone: Whether they cook with an iPad or cookbook, the chef in your life will enjoy this West Elm wooden cookbook stand.

two: One of the most used and well-loved tools in my kitchen, is the Shun Santoku knife which was gifted to us by my sister-in-law.

three: It’s such a simple thing and not one that most kitchens have, but any home cook will benefit from having a microplane zester.

four: For the chef that has everything, give them a new cooking style to try!  A Himalayan salt block with the Salt Block Cooking cookbook by Mark Bitterman will give them something to be excited about.

five: If you want to go big with your holiday gift, you can’t go wrong with a Kitchen Aid pro mixer.  It does a dozen things and you can buy inexpensive attachments to make it do even more.

six: Give them something to serve with, like this adorable Made with Love cheese board.

seven: One of my favorite gifts to give fellow foodie friends is this Jacobsen Salt Co. pinot noir flake salt by local Portland salt company.

eight: A tool I feel not enough people own is a Cuisinart immersion blender.  I can’t get through soup season without it.

nine: For a female cook, you can’t go wrong with an adorable apron.

ten: On the top of my husband’s list this year is the Little Chief smoker.  Local Portland Chef John Gorham recommends it in his new cookbook for Toro Bravo.

eleven: If you are at all uncertain, you can’t go wrong with a cookbook from their favorite restaurant.

What is your go-to gift for a home cook?

4 Comments on Holiday Gift Guide: For Cooks

  1. Kayla
    December 2, 2013 at 10:05 am (5 months ago)

    That apron is so cute! Love it! My grandma made me a red and white apron a few years back and I wear it every year during the holidays!

  2. Leah
    December 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm (5 months ago)

    I have been wanting a salt block for the longest time, great list!

  3. pechluck (@pechluck)
    December 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm (5 months ago)

    That cookbook stand is so functional yet stylish, and extra point for its conversion chart!


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