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44 Little Gifts To Give Your Friend Who Loves To Cook

You haven't lived until you've used a bandage shaped like bacon.

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1. A set of "floating" kitchen knives in an acrylic case that'll make them actually want to crack open the cookbook you bought for them last Christmas.

knives in an acrylic holder

2. 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 make something delicious (brown sugar ribs, anyone???) they won't have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.

3. A culinary blow torch so they can *finally* make their own baked Alaska after watching various chefs do it on TV for years.

a reviewer's photo of the blow torch and a creme brule

4. A milk frother to pack a powerful, spinning punch despite looking rather delicate. It'll help transform their at-home coffee into one worthy of an actual spot on their 'gram (seriously, a fleeting IG story simply won't do it justice!).

5. An oil mister that'll help them perfectly spray all of their ingredients without getting their hands covered in grease.

reviewer spraying vegetables with the oil spray

6. A grape, strawberry, and tomato cutter so they can flawlessly slice 'em in half the way chefs do on all of those fancy cooking shows.

a tool used to slice grapes in half easily

7. An instant-read digital thermometer, to ensure they'll never have to guess "is my steak cooked?" again. They can grill with confidence!

8. A colorful pin that'll help take the guesswork over what they should cook (or order) for dinner — a must-have for the most indecisive foodie in your circle.

9. A cutting board and strainer combo, because who wouldn't appreciate a 2-in-1 item that'll save 'em room in their kitchen?

a white and red cutting board with a strainer built into it

10. A gift assortment of Popbar hot chocolate sticks to upgrade their fave winter beverage from a standard powder hot chocolate mix to one you'd see the main character sipping on under twinkle lights in a Hallmark movie.

the Popbar hot chocolate sticks

11. Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend they'll want to sprinkle on everything — and they should because it's really freakin' delicious.

a container of everything bagel seasoning and the seasoning being sprinkled onto a bagel

12. 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.

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

the measuring spoons with grey and white smiling cats

14. A comfortable and cute cross-back apron they can count on to protect their clothes from *~the elements~* also known as erratic oil splashes.

15. 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.

a model using the thick grey gloves to cut a steak

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

17. A Funko POP figurine of Remy from Ratatouille plating his famed dish of the same name — it'll be the perfect addition to their shelf of cookbooks!

a funko pop of remy plating ratatouille

18. A bottle of Truff truffle-infused hot sauce they'll probably want to start planning their meals around — it's THAT good.

19. Molly Baz's book, Cook This Book, that'll inspire them to try out a whole slew of new recipes (and hopefully share 'em with you).

a reviewer's caesar salad in front of a copy of molly baz's cook book

20. A set of three fermentation lids capable of being used with an array of jars to bring some scientific fun into their next cooking sesh. They'll be making their own pickles and kimchi in no time at all!

21. A set of LED light saber chopsticks they'll probably misplace in their utensil drawer but then have the opportunity to exclaim "THESE are the ones I've been looking for!" once they finally find them.

22. A broth bomb that can simply be dropped into their stock pot to transform their soup, chili, or pot pie into one people would line the streets of New York just to get a taste of.

four broth bombs

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

24. 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.

a tiny black knife sharpener

25. A a set of bacon strip bandages, in case their knives are *so* sharp they accidentally nick themselves while making breakfast.

a reviewer's bacon-shaped bandage

26. A "Yes Chef" hat they'll want to wear *all* the time after watching The Bear. Just know you may need to start replying "that's fire, Chef" whenever they ask you to taste test something at home.

a black hat with yes chef embroidered on it in white

27. A cast-iron grill press to help them create restaurant-worthy paninis and burgers they'll salivate over every time.

a cast iron rectangle press with a wooden handle on top of burgers

28. A rustic wooden stand that'll hold their cookbook so they'll be able to follow along with any recipe hands-free.

the wooden cookbook holder that is somewhat shaped like a cutting board

29. Nonstick donut pans they'll be so glad they own come the middle of summer when they irrationally find themselves craving an apple cider donut.

30. A floral tin recipe box from Rifle Paper Co. to help you *try* and help your not-so-confident chef buddy break the habit of calling their mom to ask "how long do I bake the cookies for?" since they'll be able to pull the instructions out as needed.

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

a green spoon shaped like a dinosaur

32. A gorgeous loaf pan covered in holly leaves and pears to transform even the most basic of banana breads into one worthy of a photo shoot.

a dark green loaf pan with pears and holly leaves on it

33. 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 ;).

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

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

36. A 15-piece set of colorful silicone cooking utensils to replace the likely half-melted, crusty, old ones they've been using since college.

an array of colorful cooking utensils

37. 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.

a model using the black claw-like shredders to tear apart meat on a plate

38. A festive serving tray featuring a decorated Christmas tree and an array of shining stars, is a must-have for your pal who insists on hosting everyone for the holidays.

39. A Dracula garlic mincer that'll make even the most serious of chefs let out an audible giggle.

The mincer that looks like Dracula (just twist the head to mince) with garlic bread