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54 Cooking Gifts That Will Really Light Their Fire

Updated on September 18, 2021 Updated on Sep 18, 2021
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    How many kitchen gadgets does a home cook need? More, too many are not enough! Whether you’re looking for a gift that will make cooking easier or more fun or something that will give them fresh inspiration, we have 54 cooking gifts that will light their fire in the kitchen. Maybe your home chef will even whip up a little something for you!

  1. Cookbook Stand
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    As fun as it is to look at recipes online, nothing beats a physical cookbook. This cookbook stand will make it easier and cleaner to cook from your favorite cookbooks, with no more spills or sticky pages! The stand is adjustable for the easiest-to-read angle and can hold a tablet too. 

  3. Stoneware Olive Oil and Vinegar Decanters
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    Foodies know that good olive oil and vinegar are must-haves. This set of decanters will give those prized liquids the stylish home they deserve while preserving their quality. The bottles are microwave and dishwasher safe and include the wooden tray they sit on. This gift set makes a beautiful holiday gift. 

  5. Mixing Bowls
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    These ceramic mixing bowls are beautiful and functional. The bowls are 4.25, 2, and 0.5 quarts, respectively. The bowls are microwave and dishwasher safe and can be nested for easy storage. Perfect for mixing, needing, and serving, these bowls are great for gifting. 

  7. Custom Recipe Tea Towel
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    Another gift for those who love hand-written recipes! This tea towel can be printed with their favorite recipe in the very handwriting it was written in. The towel can be customized in several other ways, too, which ensures that it’s a very personal, special gift sure to touch their heart. 

  9. Custom Recipe Tea Towel
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    Another gift for those who love hand-written recipes! This tea towel can be printed with their favorite recipe in the very handwriting it was written in. The towel can be customized in several other ways, too, which ensures that it’s a very personal, special gift sure to touch their heart. 

  11. Scrap Collector
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    This handy gadget makes kitchen clean-up easier! The bowl can be hooked under the counter, over a draw, or door and the scraping tool helps sweep them right in. No more running to the trash can with egg white dripping down your arm! The bowl can hold up to two quarts of food scraps. 

  13. Instant Marinator
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    Marinating meat can take several hours, even overnight, in some cases. When you want to get dinner on the table, you don’t have time for that! This marinator can do the job in just 20 minutes! The secret is the vacuum pump. The marinator holds 2.5 liters. 

  15. Grating Plate
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    I had never seen one of these until I visited a friend who has enough kitchen gadgets to stock a Williams-Sonoma, and she used one. This is a grater plate! It can be used to grate fresh garlic, hard cheeses, nutmeg, and more. The hand-made ceramic plate includes a brush to get every speck off the plate and a peeler to make peeling garlic a breeze. 

  17. Condiment Dish
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    This dish is a piece of art! Created by Canadian artisans of stoneware pottery, the dish can hold condiments, toppings, dips, nuts, and other snacks. The dish is microwave and dishwasher safe and comes with a rosewood serving spoon. 

  19. Bacon Grease Crock
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    Cooking with good old-fashioned bacon grease is much healthier and tastier than industrial seed oils like corn and canola. This grease crock holds all of the deliciousness! The container is enamel over steel and includes a filter for removing solids that can cause the grease to spoil. The receptacle holds 3.25 cups and is the perfect gift for the keto cook in your life! 

  21. Single-Use Biodegradeable Grill 
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    This is a great gift for someone without room for a grill or someone having a party who doesn’t need a grill full time. This grill is single-use, and the components are biodegradable. There is no need for lighter fluid, hold a match to the four corners of the coals, and they’ll light. This is great for a Korean bbq dinner. 

  23. Meat Thermometer
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    Even long-time cooks sometimes have trouble judging when a piece of meat or fish is perfectly done. If you cut into it to check, all the juices run out! This wireless thermometer comes to the rescue! The temperature can be monitored via the free app. Dual sensors monitor internal and external temperatures for the perfect degree of doneness each time! 

  25. Pie Dish
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    This pie pan is as beautiful as their pies are delicious! Made of ceramic, the pie pan measures nine inches. The smooth glaze makes the surface nonstick, and the pan can be used for frittatas and quiches too. 

  27. Recipe Box
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    There is something special about hand-written recipes, and many people have recipe cards handed down over the years from family members. This box will keep them safe! The box includes 24 4 x 6-inch cards for new recipes and 12 dividers to keep things organized. 

  29. Wine Pairing Tea Towels
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    Knowing a lot about food doesn’t necessarily mean knowing wine and what foods and wines pair best. Consider these towels your cheat sheets! The towels, one for red wines and one for white, show which wines go best with main dishes and appetizers. These make a cute hostess gift. 

  31. Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Set
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     It’s not just pepper that’s better when it’s freshly ground; the same goes for salt! And pink Himalayan sea salt is prized among cooks. This unique piece is a salt grater, providing finely ground salt for finishing dishes both sweet and savory. It’s also an elegant conversation piece. The grater and stand come with a block of salt. 

  33. Tortilla Press
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    Take taco night up a notch with handmade tortillas! The cast-iron press is already seasoned, measures 8 inches, and includes 100 pieces of parchment paper. The press can also be used for hand-pie shells, tostones, dumplings, rotis, and more. 

  35. Sushi Making Kit
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    Making sushi at home is fun, and it’s easier than you might expect if you have the right tools! This sushi-making kit gives you those tools. The kit has 20 pieces, including a roller, bamboo mats, rice mold, rice paddle, chopsticks, soy sauce dishes, and a guidebook.

  37. Harry Potter Utensils
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    What else would you use to whip up a batch of pumpkin pasties? Harry Potter fans will go crazy for these embossed wooden kitchen utensils. Each piece is made of bamboo, which protects your pots and pans from scratches. 

  39. Baguette Miter 
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    A perfect baguette is a thing of beauty and should be treated as such. This baguette miter allows for perfect, even slices, the kind of dignity this bread deserves! The miter is made of acacia wood and has a metal grommet so that it can be hung in the kitchen as a neat conversation piece. 

  41. Fermentation Crock
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    Fermenting foods is great for your health and your wallet! Fermented foods are full of healthy bacteria for your gut, and fermenting preserves foods for a long-time. This kit includes all of the tools needed to ferment at home to make things like kimchi, Sauer kraut, pickles, and more. The crock can hold just over three pounds of vegetables. 

  43. Butter Keeper
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    Hard butter is a terrible thing. It tears up your toast! This butter keeper allows your butter to stay on the counter at room temperature while staying fresh. The bamboo lid has a rubber seal to keep air out and includes a butter spreading knife. This cute crock is available in several colors. 

  45. Berry Bowl
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    This bowl is handmade by a master potter. The bowl is to wash and store fresh berries. The holes allow water and liquid to drain away, so the berries stay fresh for longer. The bowl is dishwasher and microwave safe. 

  47. Honey Dispenser
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    Honey deserves better than a plastic bear squeezy bottle! Store honey in this pretty and functional dispenser instead. The glass container prevents sticky leaks and drips. Squeeze the lever, and the honey comes out the bottom. Release, and the valve will close instantly. The dispenser can also hold syrup, sugar, and chocolate syrup. 

  49. Spoon Rest 
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    A spoon rest is another great way to keep the kitchen clean while cooking. The hummingbird spoon rest is made of ceramic and will be a hit with cooks and hummingbird lovers! The rest measures 5.25 inches in diameter.

  51. BBQ Set
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    If cooking is fun, grilling is even more fun because it involves fire! This grilling set is perfect for the big weekend bbq or just dinner on a Tuesday. The set includes 20 stainless steel pieces, all of the basics, and more, and everything can be stored and carried in the handy case. 

  53. Knife Set
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    A good knife set makes cooking so much easier and more enjoyable. Upgrade their cooking experience with this set. The set includes a Chef’s knife, slicing knife, Santoku knife, utility knife, paring knife, six steak knives, kitchen shears, and a wooden knife block. The knives are made of high-carbon Japanese steel that is rust-proof and durable. 

  55. Dutch Oven
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    A dutch oven is one of the most useful pieces of cookware a home chef can own because they’re so versatile. This dutch oven is made of cast iron with an enamel coating which provides a non-stick cooking surface. This oven is six quarts and is available in several colors. 

  57. Personalized Casserole Dish 
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    Never lose your casserole dish at a potluck again! This dish can be personalized with a name and a special message. This dish is made of ceramic and measures three quarts. The dish is available in three colors and in a lasagne size too. 

  59. Cast Iron Skillet
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    A cast-iron skillet can last a lifetime when properly care for and provides a non-stick cooking surface and even temperature for better cooking. This skillet measures 10.25 inches and comes pre-seasoned, so it’s ready to hit the stovetop out of the box. 

  61. Cast Iron Care Set
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    This set is just what they need to make their cast iron last a lifetime and beyond. The products restore and remove rust spots, clean with an oil-based soap free of ingredients that damage cast iron, and a plant-based oil for seasoning and conditioning. 

  63. Air Fryer
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    For those trying to make their cooking a little healthier, an air fryer is a great gift. An air fryer gives foods that crispy, deep-fried texture with a small amount of oil. An air fryer can also be used to grill, roast, and bake foods. This fryer is four quarts and is available in several colors. 

  65. Instant Pot
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    An Instant Pot can replace many other kitchen gadgets and is a great gift idea for the home cook without a lot of countertop space. An Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pot, yogurt maker, sterilizer, and warmer all it one! This pot is six quarts. 

  67. Waffle Maker
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    This Cuisinart waffle maker is stainless steel with a nonstick griddle plate with four quarters. There is an indicator light, so you don’t have to set a timer and five settings so you can get your preferred level of browning on every batch.

  69. Sous Vide Cooker
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    A sous vide cooker gives you tender, juicy food each time and locks in all the nutrients. This machine can be controlled anywhere via wifi. The machine will shut off automatically and notify you when the water level sinks lower than it should be. 

  71. Ice Cream Maker
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    Making ice cream used to be very labor-intensive and required lots of ice. This Cuisinart ice cream machine eliminates both! The machine makes DIY ice cream in about 20 minutes and can make up to 1.5 quarts. 

  73. Toaster 
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    This is more than just a toaster. It can also reheat and defrost things. And it’s a “smart” toaster. When on the bagel setting, it will heat both sides and then toast just the cut side! The toaster has extra-wide slots to accommodate thicker items like bagels and waffles and has seven browning settings. 

  75. Utensil Holder
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    This ceramic holder is a beautiful way to store wooden spoons, spatulas, zesters, and other cooking utensils. The bottom is lined with cork so that it won’t scratch the countertops. The holder is available in two sizes, 6.2 and 7.2 inches. 

  77. Rolling Pin
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    Kitchen tools can be beautiful and useful! This marble rolling pin is so pretty they won’t want to stick it on the cabinet. Marble rolling pins are heavier than wooden ones which make rolling out dough easier and smoother. The wooden holder is perfect for displaying the rolling pin on the countertop. 

  79. Mandoline
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    I love this mandoline from Oxo. My knife skills aren’t good enough to get the thin slices you need to make things like pommes Anna and French onion soup, and this mandoline gives me perfectly thin veggie slices with no cut fingers. The slicer has settings for three sizes of slices. 

  81. Grinder
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    Dedicated cooks know that fresh is best, so this grinder is one of the best gifts you could give them. The machine can be used to grind spices, coffee and espresso beans, nuts, and more. The grinder is easy to use; just add the item to the container, put on the lid, and press! 

  83. Herb Stripper
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    If you’ve ever picked thyme leaves off the stalk for a recipe, you’ll know why this is a great gift. Just put herbs or greens like kale through the hole and pull; the part you want is free of the stems! The flat edge can also be used to mince herbs and includes a cover to protect the blade.

  85. Onion Keeper 
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    This cute keep will keep your onions fresh and help contain the smell, so it doesn’t impact other items in the refrigerator. The keeper is BPA-free and dishwasher safe. It can store other foods like lemons, peppers, and tomatoes fresh too. 

  87. Measuring Cups
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    Le Creuset is beloved by home cooks and professional chefs alike, thanks to the brand’s high-quality cooking items. These measuring cups are made from stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. These make nice stocking stuffers for your favorite cook. 

  89. Measuring Spoons
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    Happy kitties! Cooks and cat lovers alike will appreciate this cute set of measuring spoons. The four spoons are made of ceramic and come tied with a ribbon so they can be hung up as part of the kitchen decor when not in use. 

  91. Destination Cutting Board
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    This cutting board is made of bamboo and features places and attractions in Washington state. The board is laser engraved on one side and smooth on the other. The map side makes it an attractive piece of home decor, and the other side makes it a great cutting or serving board. Several states are available.

  93. Cheese Board
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    A slate cheese board is always an elegant addition to a table. This board includes four cheese tools and two pieces of soapstone chalk to label the items. The rope handles make it easy to carry from the kitchen to the table. The board measures 10 x 15 inches. 

  95. Vintage Cheese Print
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    This print makes a lovely piece of kitchen decor. And who doesn’t love being reminded how great cheese is? This print is on canvas stretched over a wooden frame. The print is available framed or unframed and comes ready to hang. The piece is available in five sizes. 

  97. Sugar Bowl Snow Globe
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    Is it a snow globe or a sugar bowl? It’s both! This globe can be turned upside down so you can get a spoonful of sugar or salt. This makes a fun Christmas gift for your favorite cook.

  99. Kid’s Cooking Set 
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    If you have a little cook on your gift shopping list, check out this idea! This set includes an apron, a chef’s hat, an oven mitt, a potholder, cooking utensils, and a cookbook. Getting kids in the kitchen is a great way to teach them healthy food and financial habits. 

  101. Grocery Totes
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    These grocery totes have it all! They’re flat-bottomed, which keeps items from getting squished or falling over, and they’re washable, so if something does leak, clean up is easy. The bags are water-resistant and collapsable, so they don’t take up much room when stored. 

  103. Odor Eliminating Candle
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    Certain foods taste great, but their cooking smells can linger. If you’ve ever cooked fish, you understand! The soy wax candle neutralizes smells from cooking, smoke, trash, and more. The candle is scented with natural plant oils that are non-toxic and safe for children and pets. 

  105. Stainless Steel Soap
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    The smell of some foods like garlic and onion is hard to get off of your hands no matter how many times you wash. But oddly, rubbing your hands with stainless steel takes those smells away immediately. I don’t know how it works, but it does! Run your hands and the bar under water and rub for 30 seconds, and you’re done! 

  107. Silicone Storage Bags
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    Single-use plastic storage bags are terrible for the environment and not so great for your food either. These bags will eliminate both problems. The bags are reusable, and because they’re thicker than traditional bags, they protect your food from freezer burn. There are eight bags; each holds one gallon. The order includes a metal drying rack. 

  109. Coffee Mug
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    Any avid bakers or cupcake lovers on your gift list will appreciate this cute coffee mug. The mug is made of ceramic and holds 11 ounces of coffee or their favorite drink.