45 Best Cooking Gifts for Home Chefs 2023

Each year, I eagerly anticipate the arrival of the holiday season, relishing in the joyful chaos that it brings. In the spirit of giving, I’ve compiled a list of thoughtful cooking gifts catering to various passions—be it mixology, baking, grilling, coffee aficionados, cooking enthusiasts, hosts, wellness advocates, travel enthusiasts, or those with a penchant for all things French. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for a loved one or looking to treat yourself, this comprehensive list aims to make your holiday shopping a breeze. Happy gifting!

Gifts for the Baker

1. KitchenAid – KSM150PS Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
I love and miss my stand mixer. I can’t wait to replace mine soon. The KitchenAid stand mixer is the most versatile and any baker would be overjoyed to find one on Christmas morning.

ZWILLING Enfinigy 22lbs Digital Food Scale, Kitchen Scale, White

2. ZWILLING Enfinigy 22lbs Digital Food Scale
Most home bakers may not realize how important a kitchen scale can be but for more complicated recipes weighing your ingredients can make all the difference. This is a beautiful and well designed scale for everyday use. 
Photo of le creuset bakers.
3. Le Creuset Square Bakers, Set Of 2
Le Creuset bakers are always a great gift. You can never have too many baking dishes if you love to bake. 

4. OXO Good Grips 14-Piece Cookie Press Set
A great cookie press with twelve disks plus you can order Christmas disks too. Hopefully your favorite baker will make you some cookies after they get this gift. 

5. Sur La Table Signature Bakeware, Set Of 7
Every baker will love this bakeware. Set includes one 12-count muffin tin, two 9″ round cake pans, one half sheet pan, one half sheet cookie pan and one nonstick cooling rack.

Gifts for the Bartender

6. Coravin Timeless Three+ Wine Preservation System
The perfect way to preserve wine when you only want to enjoy a glass or two. Give this to your favorite wine lover so they get the most out of their favorite bottles. 

Photo of craft house by fortessa boston shaker.

7. Crafthouse By Fortessa Boston Shaker
It can be tough to find the perfect shaker. This one by Fortessa is a great option. I find that this style is much easier to use. 
ZWILLING Sorrento 4-pc Double-Wall Pint & Pilsner Glass Set
8. ZWILLING Sorrento 4-pc Double-Wall Pint & Pilsner Glass Set
I love these double walled glasses. They are made to be very durable while able to maintain the perfect temperature for your drink. 

Cheers Stainless Steel Ice Bucket and Scoop

9. Cheers Stainless Steel Ice Bucket and Scoop
I love having an ice bucket for when we have guests. It makes serving and making drinks so much easier and it’s pretty to have out. 

10. Markham Stacking Decanter & Tumbler Set of 2
A unique gift for your favorite bartender. This decanter and tumbler set will take any home bar up a a few notches. 

Gifts for the Coffee & Tea Lovers

11. Butterfly Bloom Tea For One
A beautiful tea set for one that includes a tea pot, tea cup, and saucer. Made of fine bone china and decorated with butterflies. 

12. Fellow Stagg Pourover Kettle
Everyone will love this beautiful kettle. It comes in different colors and there is a Bluetooth option for $199. I have always preferred an electric kettle to a stovetop one and this one is perfect. 

13. Coffee Mug Warmer for Desk with Auto Shut Off
Who hasn’t gone to drink their warm coffee or tea only to have it be ice cold? Prevent this for the coffee and tea lover in your life with this mug warmer. It has an auto shut off and easy to clean.

14. ESPRO P1 French Press – Double Walled Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Coffee and Tea Maker
A great gift to provide sludge free coffee for the coffee lover in your life. Regular French Press machines are to hard to travel with but this is perfect to make your coffee on the go. 

15. AdHoc Mrs. Bean Manual Coffee Grinder, 7″, Stainless Steel
A lot of people like fresh ground coffee. This smaller manual coffee grinder allows you to chose your perfect grind with six different settings. 

Gifts for the Cook

16. Cole & Mason Derwent Salt And Pepper Mill Gift Set
This beautiful set of salt and pepper mills will look great on any table. Give them to your favorite cooks to encourage them to cook for you more often. 

Instant Pot Duo 6-quart Multi-Use Pressure Cooker, V5

17. Instant Pot – 6 Quart Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker – Silver – Silver
Not everyone has an Instant Pot yet, but they should. It’s a great gift especially with the winter months coming soon. 
18. Shun Classic Blonde 8” Chef’s Knife
I have been dreaming of this knife for years and now I believe it is time to finally buy it. It is a great brand and I love the way it feels in my hand. It’s best to try out a knife at Sur La Table or Williams Sonoma so you can make sure you like the feel of it. 

19. Crock-Pot – 7qt Digital Slow Cooker – Platinum
A crock-pot is a must for me. I love to make beef stew in it or even apple butter. Instant Pot’s are great but I like to have both on hand for different things. 

20. Staub Stackable 4-Piece Set
Released this year is the Staub stackable set. It allows you to have more cast iron but not take up more space than one Dutch oven normally does. Set includes 5 qt Dutch oven, 3 1/2 qt braised, 10” grill pan and a universal lid. 

Gifts for the Francophile

21. SMIRLY Cheese Board and Knife Set
Any lover of French culture will know that cheese and wine are taken seriously in France. This cheese board set lets you bring a piece of France into your own home. All you need is some cheese and French wine. 

Herbs of Provence, 1 oz.

22. Herbs of Provence
Give the gift of enjoying the signature seasoning of the south of France. Made in France and perfect for meat, poultry, and vegetable dishes. 

23. Swissmar Stelvio 8 Person Stainless Steel Raclette with Granite Stone Top
Raclette is a way of life in France. It is a delicious way to enjoy all your vegetables and meat. I mean who doesn’t love cheese on everything, I know I do. 

Alt image 1 for Williams Sonoma Tour de France Gift Crate

24. Williams Sonoma Tour de France Gift Crate
A taste of France with epicurean specialties. Wooden crate includes fruitwood-smoked salmon, triple-cream Brie, pork paté, as well as authentic French blinis and caviar. 

Sur La Table Flour Sack Kitchen Towels, Set of 3

25. Sur La Table Flour Sack Kitchen Towels, Set Of 3
Flour sack towels to brighten up every Francophile’s kitchen. This set of three is the perfect gift. 

Gifts for the Griller

26. MeatStick X Set | 260ft Wireless Meat Thermometer Withstanding High Temperature for BBQ, Smoker, Oven, Deep Frying, Sous Vide, Stove Top, Rotisserie, Kamado
Recently I used on of the MeatStick thermometers when we were grilling. I really liked how it worked and our London broil came out perfect medium rare. A great gift for anyone who likes to grill, now you don’t have to guess if your meat is done. 

27. Pure Grill 3-in-1 Burger Press – Patty Maker
Stuffed burgers are one of the best things to grill, but the question is how do you make the patties all the same size? Gift your favorite griller this burger press which includes 100 wax papers to make delicious stuffed burgers. 

28. S’more to Love STL-611 Six-S’more Maker
A great way to take advantage of your barbecue when it’s still hot – no need to get yourself messy. 

29. Sur La Table BBQ Roasting Rubs, Set Of 4 
Every griller has their favorite rubs to use. Give the griller in your life these new rubs to try on their chicken, steak, fish and vegetables. 

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30. Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand
The ultimate gift for your favorite griller. Let them show off their skills with personally branded steaks. 

Gifts for the Hostess

31. Ironwood Gourmet Avignon Baguette Miter, Acacia Wood 1.75 x 3.5 x 26.25 inches
Every hostess wants to have the perfect bread basket. Sometimes when you try to cut a baguette it gets smooshed. This baguette miter prevents that and provides you with the perfect slices whether you are using them for appetizers or your bread basket. 
Swirl Bone Oval Vegetable Bowl
32. Swirl Bone Fruit Bowl
A beautiful bowl that will go with just about any table scape. Having a couple of these in your kitchen will make serving so easy.

33. Marble Cheese Board And Slicer
I love this cheese board – it’s one of my favorite things I have ever owned. It is a super simple and useful for every hostess. 

34. Satin Aquarius 6 Piece Fine Flatware Serving Set
You may think you don’t really need a serving set. However, it is one of the most used things in my kitchen. Even if you aren’t having people over it is used on a regular basis for our daily meals. Love that this one is also dishwasher safe.

35. ZWILLING 12-pc Steak Dinner Set
A perfect travel companion for those nights you want to have a nice cocktail in your hotel. Just pick up your liquor and enjoy. 

Gifts for the Travel Lover

36. W&P Craft Cocktail Kit, Old Fashioned Portable Kit
A perfect travel companion for those nights you want to have a nice cocktail in your hotel. Just pick up your liquor and enjoy. 

37. WACACO Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker bundled with Nanopresso Protective Case
Any travel who loves espresso will love this portable espresso maker. You can get an attachment to use Nespresso pods with it as well. 

38. Stemless 17oz Wine Glass Urban City Map New York
A great gift for travelers to help them remember their favorite destinations. These glasses come as stemless wine glasses or whiskey glasses. 
39. Global Grub Sushi Kit
Give your loved ones the gift of travel with this global grub sushi kit.

40. Try The World Box
I love Try the World Boxes. They expose you to new and interesting foods from countries around the world. It’s a great gift for the travel obsessed in your family. 

Gifts for the Wellness Obsessed

41. Cheat Sheets Silicone Baking Trays
I love roasting vegetable and sometimes they have different cooking times. These trays make it easy to keep the items separate and lets you take out what gets done early.

42. Deluxe Kombucha Brewing Kit 
The deluxe kombucha brewing kit includes everything you need to start your home brewing experience. A great gift for the wellness guru in your life. 

43. Infusion Pro 24 oz Fruit Infuser Water Bottle with Flavor Infuser
These are great water bottles to use with fruit. I loved mine (lost it in the fire). They are a great gift for the wellness focused person in your life. 
44. ZWILLING Fresh & Save 7-pc Glass Vacuum Starter Set
Most of us have moved away from using plastic to store our leftovers. This glass vacuum starter set allows you to keep your items fresher for longer.
45. W&P Porter Glass Water Bottle w/ Protective Silicone Sleeve
One can never have too many water bottles. I love that this one is glass and has a protective silicone sleeve. It comes in seven different colors for you to choose from. 

As we embark on the festive season, armed with the spirit of giving, I hope this cooking gifts list has sparked inspiration and made your holiday shopping a delightful experience. Choosing the perfect gift for your loved ones, tailored to their unique passions, can truly add a special touch to the season of joy and celebration. Whether it’s for the master griller, the avid baker, the coffee connoisseur, or the wanderlust-filled Francophile, may these gifts bring warmth and happiness to the hearts of those who receive them. Wishing you a holiday season filled with love, laughter, and culinary delights! Don’t forget to check out my 41 Food & Drink Advent Calendar Ideas for 2023, 13 Cooking Classes to Gift 2023, 2023 Cookbook Gift Guide, and 27 Cooking Stocking Stuffers for more gift ideas. What are you excited to gift this year? 

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