Best Cooking Gifts for 2021

Foodies who love to cook at home will appreciate a holiday gift that fits their passion and taste.

From little kitchen helpers finding their signature dishes to lifelong family meal makers, we’ve got the best tools, gadgets, and ingredients to liven up the home kitchen this year.

kitchen utensils set

Kitchen Utensils Set – $39.99

kitchen utensils set

BESTZMWK

amazon.com

$42.99


If you know a passionate cook who is transitioning to his first kitchen, this 33-piece set of silicone kitchen utensils is the perfect one-stop gift to start using. The set includes spoons and spatulas of multiple sizes, kitchen shears, egg beater, tongs, and even a pizza cutter. BPA-free silicone is easy to clean and heat resistant.

Cast iron frying pan

Lodge Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Skillet – $10.99

Lodge Cast Iron Pre-seasoned Frying Pan, 10.25", black

Lodge pre-seasoned cast iron skillet, 10.25 inch, black

hostel

amazon.com

USD 11.99


This timeless piece of cookware is a must in high-use home kitchens. Home chefs and bakers trust the Lodge brand name to produce long-lasting, versatile cookware. This 10.25-inch skillet is the perfect pan for everything from Saturday morning pancakes to Julia Child-approved tart tart.

Excellent Chef’s Knife

Meissen Chef’s Knife – $75

Meissen Chef's Knife 8-Inch Professional Kitchen Knife Extra Sharp High Carbon Steel Chef's Knife

Meissen Chef’s Knife 8-Inch Professional Kitchen Knife Extra Sharp High Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife

Messin

amazon.com

$75.00


No home chef’s arsenal is complete without a quality, reliable chef’s knife. The Misen Chef’s Knife 8″ is an ergonomic sized blade for most chefs. It is made of high carbon stainless steel that maintains its sharp edge and is easy to sharpen at home with sharpening steel. The knife comes in three colors.

hot honey

Hot Mike Honey – $9.99

Mike's Hot Honey 10 oz

Mike’s Hot Honey 10 oz

hot honey mike

amazon.com

$9.99


If the person on your holiday list has been known to stash hot sauce in their bag, they should try this delicious and spicy condiment. Sweet amber honey is infused with chili for a delicious kick dipped on wings, pizza, or cheese. It also adds sweet heat to salad dressings and sandwich spreads. Really, the options are endless.

Bacon Jam

Terrapin Ridge Farms Chili & Bacon Jam – $17.80

Terrapin Ridge Farms Chili Bacon Jam - 2 Packs 10.5 oz

Terrapin Ridge Farms Chili Bacon Jam – 2 Packs 10.5 oz

Terrapinne Ridge

amazon.com

USD 17.81


Another fun gift to cook with, Hot Pepper Bacon Jam adds smokey and savory flavors to sandwiches, cheese boards, pickles, dips, and more. For more sweetness, you can also try chili jam with berries.

cricket powder

Cricket Powder – $17.95

A pack of cricket powder

A pack of cricket powder

Unique Thailand

amazon.com

$17.95


For the chef with a sense of humor and adventure, this cricket powder is a unique gift they have probably never received before. Cricket is a sustainable source of protein, and this flour can be used in regular baking and cooking recipes as a thickener or as a substitute for flour. It is full of calcium, vitamins and minerals. As for the flavor? You’ll have to wait to try it out!

High quality olive oil

Brightland Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $150

Artist capsule

Artist capsule

Brightland

Brightland.co

$150.00


Luxurious olive oil can transform a salad from a halo to a palate-pleasing one. Brightland makes cult-favorite oils perfect for finishing dishes. Not to mention it comes in amazing artistic bottles. The Artists Capsule is a combo of the brand’s three popular flavors, including Lemon Lucid Oil, Ardor Chili Oil, and Arise Basil Oil.

hand mixer

Kitchenaid Hand Mixer – $79.95

KitchenAid Cordless Hand Blender 8 Inch, Empire Red

KitchenAid Cordless Hand Blender 8 Inch, Empire Red

kitchen aid

amazon.com

$87.99


The submersible blender is a very useful device that won’t break the bank. It’s the best way to puree soups and sauces without soiling another dish. It also makes quick work of pesto, smoothies, and fresh fruit juices. This KitchenAid mixer is cordless, and is great for kitchens that are short on electrical outlets. A chef won’t have to unplug the microwave just to blend the soup.

sous video cooker

Anova Cooker – $129

Anova Precise Video Cooking Cooking Nano

Anova Precise Video Cooking Cooking Nano

Culinary Anova

amazon.com

124.27 USD



If you know a cook who loves to learn new cooking techniques, your video chef opens up a fun new culinary scene for you to explore. The Anova sous video stick is Bluetooth compatible, so users can manage the device from anywhere. It expertly cooks proteins, fruits and vegetables to perfect doneness without any hesitation.

Air Fryer

Instant Whirlpool Air Fryer – $49.95

Vortex 4-in-1 Instant Air Fryer 2 Quart

Vortex 4-in-1 Instant Air Fryer 2 Quart

instant pot

amazon.com

$49.99


Crunch lovers need a quality air fryer at home. This countertop from Instant Pot makes incredibly crunchy chips, wings, fries and more with just a small portion of oil as a deep fryer. It is also very easy to use and safe for kids to cook.

Modern and practical yard

Five-Two Ultimate Apron – $25 – $45

Five two final apron

Five two final apron

food 52

food52.com

$45.00


The home cook who always wants to look his best will love this fully stocked linen apron. It’s as functional as it is good looking and comfortable, with stylish features like a sewn-in unit conversion chart, built-in pot holders, and extra-long waist ties to fit everyone. The bib comes in three sizes (including one for kids) and five attractive color options.

Fantastic cookbook

Vegetable Kingdom by Bryant Terry – $17.39

How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman – $18.99

The vegetable kingdom: a bountiful world of vegetarian recipes

The vegetable kingdom: a bountiful world of vegetarian recipes

Ten tap speed

amazon.com

USD 17.39



How to Cook Everything Completely Revised 20th Anniversary Edition

How to Cook Everything Completely Revised 20th Anniversary Edition

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

amazon.com

$18.99


Every avid home cook is always looking for meal and menu inspiration. And a new cookbook is a great place to start. Whether they’re committed to learning to butcher or have gone completely vegetarian, there’s a chef-loving cookbook on your list. Classics include Vegetable Kingdom by Bryant Terry, a must-have vegetarian, as well as Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything.

Beautiful oil diffuser

Poteriebonmatin Oil Diffuser – $50.63

Manual olive oil and vinegar dispenser

Manual olive oil and vinegar dispenser

Poteriebonmatin

esty.com

USD 50.63


The chef who’s always on the hunt for her own olive oil will love these gorgeous, handcrafted ceramic oil and vinegar bottles. Choose from two neutral color schemes and a metal or plastic spout. The bottles are made of heavy-duty ceramic with a glossy finish.

kids cooking set

Tovla Jr. Cooking Set Kids – $69.95

Tofla Junior Cooking and Baking Gift Set for Kids with Storage Bag

Tofla Junior Cooking and Baking Gift Set for Kids with Storage Bag

Tufla & Co.

amazon.com

$69.95


The young and budding home cook will love this loaded cooking and baking set. It’s complete with kid-safe knives, a cutting board, tongs, beaters, and more to help them learn the ins and outs of safe food handling and preparation. The young chef will also get his own apron and colorful recipe cards for culinary inspiration.

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