27 Kitchen Gifts Any Self Proclaimed Home Chef Will Love

Updated on January 24, 2024 Updated on Jan 24, 2024
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    Are you searching for the perfect gift for the home chef in your life? Whether they’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, having the right tools in the kitchen can make all the difference. In this post, we’ve rounded up kitchen gifts that any self-proclaimed home chef will love.

    From high-quality cookware to innovative gadgets, these gifts will inspire creativity and elevate any home cook’s culinary skills. So, whether you’re looking for a thoughtful housewarming gift or just want to show your appreciation for a loved one’s passion for cooking, these kitchen gifts are sure to impress.

    What are some of the best kitchen gifts for home chefs?

    Everything on this gift guide will win the heart of your home chef, and maybe they’ll use one of these kitchen gadgets to whip you up a gourmet meal! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for them, look no further than our list of the best kitchen gifts!

  1. Bamboo Cutting Board
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    This beautiful organic bamboo cutting board is BPA free. Any home cook will appreciate the three built-in compartments and liquids groove. The cutting board can be used for its intended purpose and also used as a serving tray or cheese board. It measures 17x12x6x0.72 inches.

  3. Cast Iron Skillet
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    One of the best kitchen gifts you can buy is a good cast-iron skillet. This one from Lodge is one of the best. The skillet comes already seasoned with vegetable oil, no synthetic coating, or chemicals, so it’s ready to use right out of the package. Cast iron offers great heat retention and even cooking, which is why any home chef will love it! The skillet is 10.25 inches in diameter and includes a red silicone hot handle holder to prevent burns. 

  5. Cucina Hand Soap Set
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    The best gift ideas are always gifts that the recipient will use often. This Cucina set of hand soap and lotion fits the bill. People who cook (hopefully) wash their hands a lot, so they need soap. And washing your hands a lot makes them dry, so you need lotion. Perfect! Add to that the lovely scent, and this is one of the best cooking gifts you’ll find. 

  7. Le Creuset Cast Iron Dutch Oven
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    Le Creuset is a beloved cookware brand and for good reason. Le Creuset pieces are sturdy, long-lasting, and beautiful. The exterior of this dutch oven is enamel, which is resistant to chips and cracks and the interior is cast iron, which retains heat and provides even cooking. The dutch oven is 5.5 quarts and comes in several colors. This is a great housewarming or wedding gift. 

  9. Cuisinart Stainless Steel Knife Set
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    From the world’s top chefs to beginner home cooks, anyone who prepares food will agree that a good knife set is the most important tool in a kitchen arsenal. The knife set from Cuisinart is made of stainless steel and includes 15 pieces; an 8-inch Chef’s Knife, 8-inch Slicing Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 5.5-inch Serrated Utility Knife, 3.5-inch Paring Knife, 3.5-inch Bird’s Beak Paring Knife, six 4.5-inch Steak Knives, an 8-inch Sharpening Steel, Household Shears, and a knife block to hold them all. 

  11. Fancy Olive Oil


    This gourmet extra virgin olive oil from Greece is produced by the method of first cold extraction at low temperatures under constantly controlled conditions. The production method, the region, and the varietal blend of olive cultivars result in olive oil of fruity and rather spicy flavor and subtle aroma. 

  13. Cuisinart Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker
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    This is not just an ice cream maker! It also makes sorbet and frozen yogurt. Made of brushed stainless steel, the ice cream maker is a handsome addition to any kitchen. It makes two quarts of frozen treats in as little as 25 minutes. The ice cream maker measures 8.25x8x11 inches, so it doesn’t take up much room on the countertop, unlike many similar gadgets.

  15. The Blue Zones Kitchen Cookbook
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    There are thousands of cookbooks to choose from, and this is a great one if your foodie is into healthy living as well. This cookbook contains recipes based on those common in 5 areas of the world that have extraordinary health and longevity; Okinawa, Japan, Sardinia, Italy, Nicoya, Costa Rica, Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California. 

  17. Sous Vide


    This toy will step up his cooking game. This sous vide machine heats water fast and holds the temperature with absolute accuracy to ensure perfect results every time. The best gift for the home chef.

  19. Food Storage Containers
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    Any cook knows it takes the same amount of time to cook for ten as is does for two, so you might as well cook enough to ensure plenty of leftovers. And any cook also knows some foods taste better as leftovers. This set of food containers will provide plenty of leftovers storage. This set of plastic containers is BPA free, microwave and dishwasher safe and contains two 1.3 cups, two 3.2 cups, and one 9.6 cups containers and matching lids. 

  21. Cosori Air Fryer
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    Air fryers are one of the hottest kitchen gadgets around right now. An air fryer uses up to 85% less fat than a traditional deep fryer while still producing crispy, juicy food. This air fryer from Cosori has a 5.8-quart nonstick basket, so it is ideal for those with larger families or who like to cook for a crowd. 

  23. Taco Towel
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    Brighten up your home with this cute and funny flour-sack dish towel! Laughing burns calories, so use these punny towels for giggle-filled dish drying, as a charming hand towel for your bathroom, or as a cute gift to a friend!

  25. Coffee Maker


    This stainless steel coffee maker can brew a single cup of coffee or up to eight cups. The Rainmaker showerhead evenly distributes the water over the coffee grounds to provide the most flavor extraction for each cup or pot brewed. The carafe lid, filter basket, and showerhead are all dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. 

  27. Silicone Spatula Set
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    This spatula set is made of heat-resistant, non-melting silicone. It can withstand temperatures up to 446 degrees Fahrenheit and is dishwasher safe. The collection includes one large spreader, one large spatula, one large spoon, one medium spreader, one medium spatula, one medium spoon, a basting/pastry brush, an egg whisk, and an egg separator. 

  29. Electric Salt and Pepper Grinder Gift Set
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    These beautiful stainless steel salt and pepper grinders come in an attractive gift box and make an elegant addition to any kitchen or dining room table. Each grinder requires four AA batteries and grind at the touch of a button and has adjustable settings depending on the desired coarseness the chef or diner prefers.  

  31. Funny Oven Mitt
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    Wanna join me? I promise, the food’s gonna taste way better this way. Good news for people who love oven mitts. All cotton, comfy, natural fitting shape. Quilted insulation so hands stay cool. A great gift for a home chef.

  33. OXO Avocado Slicer
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    Anyone who loves avocado toast or guacamole will love this avocado slicer. This all in one tool splits, pits, and slices avocados into seven even pieces. The slicer has a non-slip coating for grip and is top-rack dishwasher safe.

  35. Ceramic Condiment Pots
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    This elegant set of condiment pots will make welcome kitchen gifts for anyone who loves not only to cook but to host as well. They can be filled with cream and sugar for coffee or tea time or condiments like mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup for meals. Each set contains three ceramic jars, lids, serving spoons, and one tray. 

  37. Cuisinart Sauce Pot and Basting Brush Set
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    Some people are cooks, some people are bakers, and some people are barbecuers! This is a gift for those who love bbq grilling. This set is made of stainless steel, and the brush is made from heat-resistant silicone. The cup holds up to 16 ounces, and the basting brush is integrated into the lid so it won’t fall into the sauce.

  39. Glassware Set
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    Glasses are something every already has but seldom replaces. Eventually, glasses get cloudy, chipped, or broken, so why not freshen things up with a brand new set of glassware? This set includes eight 16.7 ounces glasses and eight 12.5 ounce old-fashioned glasses. Durable with thick bottoms, this set is dishwasher safe. 

  41. Microplane Grater
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    Adding citrus zest to some dishes can really elevate them. Think lime zest mixed with plain Greek yogurt added to tacos, boom, lime crema! That’s what this grater is for; it can zest citrus and anything else you would finely grate like Parmesan or nutmeg. 

  43. Instant Pot
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    This instant pot is versatile! It’s also a pressure cooker, sous vide machine, can saute, steam, slow cook, warm, bake, ferment, and pasteurize! There is almost no end to what it can cook; grains, veggies, meat, eggs, seafood, and more! This is a great gift for someone who loves kitchen tools but doesn’t have a lot of room on their countertops. 

  45. Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
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    Measuring cups disappear. Don’t ask me where they go, the same place as socks that go into the dryer and never come out maybe. That’s why most cooks could use a new full set. This set of measuring cups includes 1/4, 1/3, 2/3, 3/4, and 1 cup measures. Made of stainless steel, they nest inside one another for easy storage. 

  47. Olive Oil Bottle
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    Every kitchen should contain a good bottle of olive oil. This decanter allows for more control when pouring olive oil into a pan or over a dish than does the bottle the olive oil came in. This set includes a 17-ounce bottle, stainless steel funnel, pour spout, flat cap, and a corked top to keep the oil fresh and is dishwasher safe. 

  49. Serving Bowl
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    These unique bowls are made from durable and acacia wood that is perfect for any decor. Use them to hold fruit, serve salads, or to decorate around your home.

    Oven Mitt and Potholders Set


    Oven mitts and potholders are probably two of the shortest-lived things in a kitchen. They get stained, scorched, and dirty, pretty fast. That’s why a brand new set is one of the best kitchen gifts you can give a cook. This set is made of 100% cotton, can withstand heat up to 500 degrees, and are machine washable. 

  51. Mortar and Pestle Set
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    A mortar and pestle isn’t something you’ll find in every kitchen, but it’s something any real cook will love. This set is made of granite, holds 1.5 cups, and can be used to grind spices, muddle herbs, and more, much like a cast-iron skillet, no soap, and no dishwasher. The mortar and pestle can be cleaned using water.

  53. Herb Garden Kit
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    Good cooks love to use fresh herbs in their dishes, but herbs are expensive! And much of the packages go to waste because the herbs go bad before they can be used up. Here is the perfect solution! This herb garden kit lets a cook grow their own herbs and just cut the amount they need. The kit contains nine herbs and includes everything needed to grow them.

    What should you consider when choosing a kitchen gift for a home chef?

    First, think about the recipient’s cooking style and preferences. Do they enjoy baking or cooking more? Are they into experimenting with new flavors or do they prefer classic dishes? Second, consider their skill level and experience in the kitchen. Some gifts may be more suitable for advanced cooks, while others may be great for beginners.

    Third, think about the quality and durability of the gift. High-quality cookware and kitchen tools are more efficient and effective and can last for years and provide a better overall cooking experience. And finally, consider your budget and look for gift options that fit within your price range. With these factors in mind, you’re sure to find the perfect kitchen gift for any home chef on your list.