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    48 Gifts For Anyone Who Loves Cooking

    Time to turn off Ratatouille and buy your real-life chef friend some holiday treats!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Le Creuset cast-iron pan for the serious chef who has been dying to get the *perfect* crust on their steak but hasn't had the right pan to really GET there.

    Sur la Table

    Promising review: "Love it! Distributes and maintains heat perfectly. Cleans up easily. Is beautiful and enjoyable to cook with. Item was well packaged and quick delivery from Sur La Table. Feels like early Christmas present to myself??" —Cailin M

    Get it from Sur la Table for $209.95 (available in 11 colors).

    2. A quirky peeler that'll let allow any wannabe cook to ~monkey around~ in the kitchen.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have used a lot of peelers and this one is by far my favorite. I have had mine for OVER 5 years and I still love it! I bought one for my son and his girlfriend and they were so excited as they used mine before and wanted one too." —BK - Walled Lake, MI

    Get it from Amazon for $8.87.

    3. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of their oven from any overflow/oozing and let them continue on pretending they're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. Adorable cat measuring spoons that'll make them want to stop opening gifts and whip up a fresh batch of cookies right ~meow~.

    Gray and white cat measuring cups with white ribbon holding set together
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this for a friend who is a cat lover and it was one of her favorite presents and she mentioned her sister and friend were jealous and loved them too! They came well packaged in bubble wrap and are so cute and a great price." —Lisa Meade

    Get them from Amazon for $19.80.

    5. Oven mitts they'll love ~beary~ much — especially because they're actually heat-resistant.

    Model wearing brown bear paw-shaped oven mitts
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I PULLED THE COOKIES OUT OF THE OVEN WITH MY BEAR HANDS. I COULD NEVER BEAR TO BE WITHOUT THESE.. MY ENTIRE FAMILY IS GOING TO MURDER ME WITH THEIR BEAR HANDS BECAUSE OF ALL THE BEAR PUNS I'M MAKING NOW." —Kate B

    Get them from Amazon for $20.43+ (available in two styles).

    6. Or a brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and'll keep their sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. When the mood strikes to bake something delicious they won't have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59 (available in two other styles).

    7. A Chef Kenny Gilbert seasoning gift set that'll ~spice up~ their lives and their meals.

    Set of five different spices in box
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Finally got around to using most of the spices and I have to say I am really enjoying them. The seasoning is flavorful but does not overpower the food and unlike other pre-made seasonings of this kind, this is not salty. Great set to have when you need to cook something quickly with little effort." —Caramel Crusader 

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $42.99.

    8. A muffin pan decked out in confetti to ensure every time your pal bakes it'll feel like a party.

    White muffin pan with pink handles and multi-colored sprinkles decorated
    QVC

    So colorful it's just one of the products your kitchen definitely wants you to buy it as well.

    Get it from QVC for $24.99.

    9. An ironic garlic chopper inspired by Dracula that'll make any chef smile and prevent their fingers from smelling like pungent garlic all day.

    Amazon

    You can also use it to chop nuts, fruits, and veggies!

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my friend who is a fantastic cook — she uses fresh ingredients almost exclusively — but pressing fresh garlic is a task usually delegated. No longer — Gracula is there for her. She uses him nearly every time she needs garlic (which is basically daily) and months later still makes a point of saying how much she enjoys the gift. I'm pretty sure she likes it better than other gifts I've gotten her which were more expensive/thought out, and I'm fairly certain it's what took me from 'good friend' to 'best friend,' but it be that way sometimes. Anyway, definitely recommended for people who cook with garlic and have a sense of humor." —L

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    10. Cut resistant gloves — a must-have for anyone who isn't super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.

    Model wearing gray and white gloves while cutting meat with a knife
    Amazon

    You can even pop these in the washing machine for a thorough cleaning.

    Promising review: "After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren't happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don't have to worry about slicing off our fingers!" —That Author Guy's Wife

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49+ (available in sizes S—XL and three styles).

    11. A Tasty by Cuisinart immersion blender to add a pop of color to your pal's kitchen and help them create smooth soups and and sauces in a snap.

    Amazon

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line on Amazon for $50.93 (available in three colors).

    12. Guitar-shaped bamboo kitchen utensils for your musician friend who moonlights as a chef on their off-hours.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This was a gift for my musician/chef fiancé and he absolutely loved them! We have not used them yet, but they look quite durable and also the design is great. I like that there are holes at the top of each one, so they can be hung on the wall if we choose to do so. Functional art! He left them out when we had friends over and we had quite a few compliments and people asking where I found them. Thank you so much!" —Ellen

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A handheld knife sharpener they can use to bring their most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying their countertop or cutting boards.

    Model holding small black knife sharpener, while sharpening a knife
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Are

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors).

    Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

    14. A 12-piece set of ceramic cookware your significant other who does the majority of the cooking in your house might actually shed a tear over.

    Multicolored pots, pans, and bamboo spatulas lined up on kitchen shelf and countertop
    Amazon

    The soft colors make it arguably one of the kitchen products so gorgeous they deserve to stay on the counter.

    Promising review: "I love this pot set. It is everything that they said. They cook really great and are very easy to clean. I also love the flat skillet, it makes cooking pancakes and grilling easy." —Francine Wilson

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in two styles and six colors).

    15. And felt pot and pan protectors that'll keep their new ones (or old ones!) in tip top shape.

    Reviewer image of three pans with red felt pan protectors on top of stove
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I use these protectors for my cookware and glass baking dishes. They are really nice - super thick and large enough to come up the sides of the pans and dishes to fully protect them. The measuring cup protectors work great, too. I would definitely buy these again." —TBurnz

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    16. A devilish gadget they can use to pull out pesky toaster trays or oven racks without burning their fingers.

    Red devil-shaped oven puller in yellow packaging
    Bed Bath & Beyond

    I was given this as a stocking stuffer one year and surprisingly use it a lot! It latches onto any tray or dish and helps safely pull them closer so I don't have to reach deeply into a hot oven.

    If you're a fan of this, then check out the food and kitchen products our readers are loving this year.

    Promising review: "This is great to help pull out oven shelves and push them back in. I don't have the strength in my arms and hands that I used to and this is a great help. The bright little fellow also makes you smile." —Sunflower

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $5.99.

    17. A breakfast sandwich maker for those rainy Sunday mornings where all they want is a cure to their hangover but can't physically venture farther than the kitchen.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    If you're really looking to impress your loved ones, check out our fancy kitchen gifts too.

    Promising review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssen. I would give this product 87 stars if I could. You'd think it would be one of those gimmicky kitchen appliances that barely even works. EXCEPT you're wrong. It's amazing. It's quick. Look. Lissssten. You put the ingredients in and about two minutes later your tummy is all like 'oh yesssss.' Basically. Just buy it. Purchase the sammich maker. You're welcome." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in five colors).

    18. Or a rapid egg cooker that'll make their breakfast faster than they can say, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?".

    Amazon, amazon.com

    One little machine that can whip up hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs and omelettes? Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP, and after you'll probably label it one of the kitchen products you wish you'd owned sooner. Read our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.

    Promising review: "If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork. Just have an ice bath ready next to the cooker and let the eggs sit for a minute or two in there...peels come right off :) Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life!??!?" —rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven colors).

    19. A set of silicone popsicle molds so they can make their favorite summertime dessert right from the comfort of their own kitchen. Plus, it'll give them free rein to explore new flavor creations.

    person grabbing a frozen popsicle from the green molds
    pink and blue popsicle molds with two orange popsicles on a plate in front of them
    HuBee

    Promising review: "I have two of these now because they are the best popsicle molds EVER. The easiest to fill (no mess), the easiest to pop out (no running under water trying to get popsicle to separate from mold), and the easiest to clean (dishwasher safe). I make sugar-free juice pops, dark chocolate fudgesicles and, keto yogurt pops. So healthy! So good!" –Lisa W.

    Get it from HuBee for $12.89 (available in four colors). 

    20. An easy-to-read food scale they can keep handy to make recipes with the utmost accuracy.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This scale does what it is designed to do — pretty easy and basic to use. It has several measurements to choose from and you can put a container on it - and then zero it out so you can put food in the container and only read the food." —Marissa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in eight colors).

    21. An 8-in-1 kitchen gadget tool complete with a funnel, a juicer, a grater, an egg cracker, a shredder, a can opener, an egg separator and a measuring cup. They'll never be without a must-have tool again!

    Clear measuring cup with measurements along side next to rainbow-colored plastic cooking tools
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Is all of one product I highly recommend it to everybody it's very convenient and it takes up less space and I just sit it right on the counter and my kitchen and just grab it when I need it and it ideal for everything and it's perfect" —jennifer h.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    22. Silicone baking mats to keep their baking sheets nice 'n' clean. Let's be honest, no one enjoys scraping pans for an hour after making dinner.

    Reviewer image of gray and cream silicone baking mat on sliver baking tray
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I have heard good things about reusable baking mats but was skeptical if they really worked and if they would cause the bottoms of food to be soggy. Thankfully, they work wonderfully. I used them for the first time to make cinnamon rolls and they were honestly the best cinnamon rolls I have ever made. Usually, the bottoms are always burnt by the time the top portion is cooked, no matter what I have used. These mats allowed everything to cook uniformly with no burnt or soggy bottoms. Very pleased and very happy to find something reusable that works." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.49.

    23. An elegant serving stand that'll let them host a tea party the Queen of England would approve of — tiny finger sandwiches and all.

    Reviewer image of clear serving four-tier tray with gold accents on kitchen counter
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Use this in simple gathering and it elevates the table and buffet. Space-saving and elegant. The price is just right and versatile. As always, put the heavier items on the bottom base. That is a law of gravity trick lol. I recommend." —Ella B

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available for 5% off when coupon is applied before checkout).

    24. An electric indoor s'mores maker, because a treat as tasty as this shouldn't only be enjoyed in the summertime.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have been really enjoying this little s'mores maker. It's not big, doesn't take up a lot of space, and does exactly what it's meant to do. We can't build fires or anything like that around where I live so this was our next best option. It's worked out great for us, the only thing is it only comes with two of the little roaster sticks, so if you have multiple people roasting you would need something else to use to stick your marshmallow on." —Debb

    Get it from Amazon for $22.48.

    25. Or a non-stick donut pans they'll be so glad they own come the middle of summer when they irrationally find themselves craving an apple cider donut.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought donut pans for baking vegan donuts!! Amazon delivered them, gave them a quick wash, and got our first two dozen baked the same night! We baked a lemon with a lemon zest glaze and a pumpkin spice with cinnamon maple glaze! The pans are of great quality, no sticking, even baking and easy clean up! Perfect! Can’t wait to try some more recipes! So much fun!!" —J

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.78.

    26. A ceramic "Grate Plate" for all of their garlic, ginger, and citrus grating needs. It's fully equipped with a silicone garlic peeler and a wooden handle gathering brush, so no flavorful bit will go unused! 

    A blue hexagon-shaped plate with a grated surface with grated garlic on top
    The plate used to crush ginger
    The Grate Plate/Etsy

    The Grate Plate is an Oregon-based, mother and daughter–owned Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in colorful, handmade graters.

    And for major bonus points, these are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "So excited to gift this to my sister! She loves to cook, but also ends up grating her fingers fairly often, so this was the perfect solution. It is of great quality, the color is beautiful, and the packaging protected it during shipping (and, as a bonus, all I need to do is seal the box back up and wrap it for the holidays)." —Meg

    Get it from The Grate Plate on Etsy for $29.99 (available in 14 colors).

    27. A pastasaurus serving spoon they'll love as much as they loved Jeff Goldblum's character in the original Jurassic Park.

    Green dinosaur-shaped pasta server scooping noodles from dish
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It is a PASTASAURUS pasta server, I mean do you need another reason to purchase it?? You shouldn't but in case you do this past server is flexible but tough enough to mix your pasta and sauce, dishwasher safe, and comes clean every time it's washed with no red stains or signs of wear. Mixing and serving works very well, and if all that wasn't enough, it's adorable and hilarious to use and serve guests with." —Steph

    Get it from Amazon for $16.74.

    28. And a pasta and salad monster serving spoon to go with it. I don't know about you, but I'd suddenly want to make pasta every single night.

    Reviewer image of yellow serving spatulas with monster eyes at the end next to box of pasta
    amazon.com

    A great gag gift if you're looking for products for anyone who spends basically all their time in the kitchen.

    Promising review: "A perfect whimsical addition to your kitchen. Nicely made, no cheap plastic, and thick enough to lift loads of pasta without bending!" —K Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    29. A set of four waterfall champagne flutes so you both can toast to how delicious the meal your cooking fiend of a friend just made.

    Set of four light blue and clear champagne glasses with gold accents
    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "These glasses are so gorgeous! They look exactly like their pictures and are as light as a feather. Would definitely recommend these for small celebrations as they would add an elegant touch to any occasion!" —Kristen M.

    Get a set of four from Anthropologie for $64 (available in four colors).

    30. An electric food chopper to cut down your roomie's meal prep time so you can spend those precious hours binge-watching Friends together for the hundredth time instead.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have to say this is the superior product. The blade is much better and the processor is heftier and therefore more substantial. I've chopped nuts and made basil pesto in it so far and it's done a better job than the aforementioned appliance. I don't understand why some people are having problems opening it. Hold the handle in your right hand and pull the lid forward with your left." —Anon

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in 13 colors).

    31. A picture-perfect Kate Spade kettle they'll probs want to display on their counter because it's just SO pretty!

    Amazon

    It even says "whistle while you work" on the spout! I dieeeee for this kettle.

    Promising review: "This is such a cute centerpiece for my stovetop. Not to mention it works great! Love that the whistler is soft and not overly loud. You have to be careful as the handle gets hot." —Kar22

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in six styles).

    32. A monogrammed tile-style mug that'll make their morning cup o' Joe feel all the more special (and unmistakable). 

    four monogrammed tile mugs, three with the letters A, B, and C showing
    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "I love the style and look of these mugs...so elegant! I first purchased two for my husband and myself and ended up purchasing for all four of my kids to be able to enjoy hot cocoa or tea with us. I hand-wash and don't microwave in them just to be safe and extend the life of them. Love!" –NeeHi

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in all 26 letters). 

    33. An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses they'll need to take a deep breath before deciding what to make with it first.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Instant Pots are having a MAJOR moment these days, so it's time to jump on the bandwagon and get your own if you don't have one already! This bad boy is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and food warmer, plus it can sauté. I don't really think further explanation is necessary. Read our full review of The Instant Pot.

    Promising review: "I use this for everything! How did I live without this before???
    I live in a Sprinter van full-time and was using an induction burner for cooking, but since I've gotten this little gem, I haven't used the induction burner once! This is so easy to use, and it's the perfect size for one or two people. I've been making a lot of stews, and I'll saute the onions, carrots, and meat (if I'm using meat) then add everything else, seal it, and set it for 7 minutes on high pressure. I let it release naturally and have a perfectly cooked, tasty meal every time. This gives me enough for 4 or 5 servings." —The Galavan

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in 3-quart, 6-quart, or 8-quart).

    34. Stainless steel mixing bowls that'll nest nicely inside one another so they won't have to worry about where the heck you're going to store six bowls in their tiny (but efficient!) kitchen.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These bowls are AWESOME! Whether I'm mixing cake batter or cookie dough, putting together pasta salad or mixing nuts before baking them for hostess gifts this past holiday season, these bowls were phenomenal. You can really get in there and stir up the contents whether you're using a hand mixer or a spatula. These were a great buy and I am delighted with them. I honestly use them every other day and they are great to store the finished product in until you're ready to pretty it up for serving. Can't say enough good things about this set of bowls." —Ema Nnep

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $30.99.

    35. An electric indoor grill, so they can make mouthwatering burgers all year long whether it's 20 or 90 degrees outside.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Using this lil' grill is so simple a monkey could probably do it. Throw your meat on, close the top, and BOOM — dinner is served. It even has a viewing window so you can make sure your food isn't burning.

    Promising review: "Seriously, I love this grill. Recently moved into the city and can't use my grill so thought I'd give this a try. Man, it's amazing how well this works considering what it is and what it costs. I really can't see why anyone would have ANYTHING negative to say about it. The first two meals I cooked on it looked fantastic and tasted even better. Seriously, if you've been on the fence about this grill, get off and just buy it. You won't be disappointed." —AdventureChuck

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in five styles).

    36. A floral Vera Bradley apron to protect their clothes from flour, oil, and other debris that can usually be found flying around their kitchen.

    model posing in the floral apron
    Vera Bradley

    Get it from Vera Bradley for $30 (available in eight prints).

    37. An adjustable rolling pin that'll help them roll any dough to a specific width. I see a lot of "thank you" pizza, pies, and cookies in your future ;).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "OMG! I have been looking for this my whole life! I make sugar cookies and I like them pretty thick and it is hard to roll them out evenly. This is PERFECT...and I mean PERFECT!! I baked three batches of cut out sugar cookies in less than an hour an a half!!! No joke! I was going to buy one of those cookies things with the side bars but they are over $50. This works amazingly well and the price is perfect. Great product!!!" —L. Stanley

    Get it from Amazon for $18.55+ (available in two styles).

    38. Reusable baking cups so they can say "see ya'!" to getting frustrated while attempting to peel the paper off your freshly baked muffins and cupcakes.

    Amazon

    And! It's way less wasteful and more environmentally friendly to reuse those colorful cups instead of paper ones!

    Promising review: "I have always wanted to buy silicone cups because I love to bake (but hate foil and paper cups), so I'm glad I finally got around to it. These are perfect. They are fun and colorful, and despite feeling thin, they are very durable and hold up to oven temperatures no problem. I didn't have to adjust baking times, or grease the cups. My muffins came out really easily with minimal residue. A little tedious to clean because the crumbs get caught in the grooves, but not a huge deal. I just flipped them inside out, and scrubbed with hot water and soap. I would definitely recommend these for any baker!" —Paula

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $7.39+ (also available in a set of 24).

    39. A KitchenAid hand mixer to help them whip up their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe without wearing out their arm.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Some of us (sadly) don't have the counter space for a full-sized KitchenAid mixer... yet. So, until that magical day comes we can still whip up delicious recipes using this fabulous seven-speed hand mixer. This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews mid-priced pick for best hand mixer!

    Promising review: "This product is great for a home chef who is often making recipes that require two different ingredients to be whipped or beaten and is too lazy to wash out the standing mixer bowl. I am frequently making cakes that need beaten egg whites and whipped fresh cream and this is a real time-saver. Over 20+ years as a family and consumer science teacher and now a home chef predominantly, I've purchased more than my fair share of hand mixers. I was glad to find this quality product available at reasonable price." —Classy Counselor

    Get it from Amazon for $74+ (available in three colors).

    40. Shredder claws so they won't have to suffer from burnt fingertips while trying to finally get a smidge closer to flawlessly replicating their grandma's famous pulled pork recipe.

    Model using black shredder on meat
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Works well for shredding larger portions of meat, like pork. Plastic appears to be of higher quality. Sufficient room in the opening for most finger and hand sizes. The pointed tips shouldn't cause injury unless you're careless. I'd highly recommend the use of quality protective gloves; you're not only dealing with the mess of shredding itself but also, most likely, some elevated temperature food." —Legardi11

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).

    41. A batter dispenser, that'll let them create perfectly round, fluffy pancakes that honestly could be featured on the cover of Bon Appetit magazine.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Finally a kitchen utensil that saves time, mess, and frustration! I ordered this because my 10-year-old daughter loves to make pancakes but she also leaves an incredible mess. She also loves to make cupcakes and that's even a double mess. Upon receiving the batter dispenser, my daughter took it out of the package and started making pancakes right away without my instructions. She loved the ease to make the pancakes in the container and then one click on the pan with no mess." —Jim Hudson

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    42. A Meal and a Spiel cookbook to keep your friend company and provide them with witty inspiration while they cook up a storm this winter.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "What makes this cookbook different from all other cookbooks? This is a very special book unlike any other cookbook I have owned. It is a labor of love and a joy to read and cook with. To start, I just must point out the cover: jean with gold writing and there's even an attached ribbon to bookmark your next recipe. It's just so beautiful! The outside is stunning but the inside is even better. The book is as much an autobiographical narrative about the author, Elana, as it is a cookbook. Elana is an amazing and witty writer. You will want to read her stories as much as cook from her book. She's charming, funny, and honest. The book reads like a conversation with a good friend. This is a big coffee size table book. It is pretty thick. The gorgeous pictures of Italy and the food will make your mouth water. There's a lot of content here and many amazing and tasty recipes." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    43. A 12-piece set of colorful silicone cooking utensils to replace the likely half-melted, crusty, old ones they've been using since college.

    Multi-colored spatulas set lined up
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve been using these utensils nearly every day for a year and a half and they still look brand new. They’ve been left leaning on hot pots and pans — no damage. Gone through the dishwasher hundreds of times — no issues. They feel sturdy in hand yet are super lightweight. They work awesome on all my pots and pans, including cast iron, nonstick, and stainless… and best of all, they don’t damage my cookware! " —morgandawnn

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four styles).

    44. A culinary blow torch that'll make you the coolest gift giver EVER — mark my words.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This mini torch is easy to use with an adjustable flame. It's not too fancy shmancy, but it's not expensive either. It does everything I need it to do including lighting candles that have burned too far down to reach with a match. (although I know that's not its intent at all). Unfortunately, it doesn't arrive with butane; but once you fill it, it lasts a pretty long time!" —Vero

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    45. A set of vintage-inspired fromage knives that'll have your friends wondering who cut the cheese.

    Three silver and gold cheese knives with plant handles next to cubes of cheese
    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "I received these as a birthday gift and I absolutely love them! Like my favorite Anthropologie housewares, they look like something I would wear, transformed into a practical object. They have a nice heft to them. A hit with my birthday cheese board!" —RhinestoneQueen

    Get it from Anthropologie for $36.

    46. A hand-painted bowl to bring a pop of color to their kitchen — and have them thinking you went to a pottery class for their birthday gift.

    Set of four multi-colored bowls with speckles decorated
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $12+ (available individually or in a set of four, and in three color sets).