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43 Gifts For Anyone Who Loves Cooking

Pretty sure even Gordon Ramsay would crack a smile after receiving one of these food-friendly gifts.

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1. 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!).

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

reviewer spraying vegetables with the oil spray

3. 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 model using the device to level tomatoes to cut them in half

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

The thermometer and sheath

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

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

6. 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

7. Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning they'll want to sprinkle on everything — and they should because it's really freakin' delicious.

8. An Always Pan, complete with a nonstick surface, a vented top, a mesh basket for steaming, and a high-quality spoon that hooks onto the handle — they'll basically only ever want to use this pan. My apologies to their current ones.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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

12. How To Bake, a cookbook from The Great British Baking Show's Paul Hollywood — it's filled with tips and tricks that'll ensure your loved one receives one of his legendary handshakes.

The cover of the book

13. A bread-making machine that'll fill their home with the aroma of freshly baked bread — is there any better smell than that on a cold, wintry day? I think not.

14. A set of Oxo Pop containers can match all of their appliances and keep their pantry so neat and orderly Marie Kondo would burst into tears of joy upon seeing it.

an array of the pop containers in a nicely organized pantry

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

16. A travel-sized raclette they can use to bring cheesy goodness with them wherever they go — talk about becoming the life of the dinner party!

17. 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.

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

19. 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

20. A subscription to Piquant Post that'll provide any chef with a *whole new world* of flavor to sprinkle into their already-delicious recipes.

packets of spices

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 microwave two-cavity egg poacher they can use to recreate their favorite overpriced brunch order in a snap from the comfort of their own home.

The egg poacher with two yolks in it

23. Claire Saffitz's book, Dessert Person that'll inspire them to try out a whole slew of new recipes (and hopefully share 'em with you).

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

25. 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 model using the tiny sharpener to revive their knife

26. A "Surf and Turf" gift box filled with filet mignon and wild Maine lobster tails that might just bring a tear to their eye — think of the magical meal they can make with those ingredients!

a plate with lobster tails and another with four steaks

27. 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

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

29. A brass and marble serving stand that'll let them host a tea party the Queen of England would approve of — tiny finger sandwiches and all.

two marble circular tiers and a brass pole through the middle

30. A 15-piece set of Tasty knives, which comes with seven different knifes, shears, and a chic black cutlery block — a great gift idea for anyone who recently moved or got into cooking at home.

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. 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

34. Gold rimmed wineglasses so you both can toast to how delicious the meal your cooking fiend of a friend just made.

a gold rimmed wine glass

35. An ever-popular Instant Pot featuring a Baby Yoda design (eep!!!) and so many uses they'll need to take a deep breath before deciding what warm 'n' cozy meals to make with it first.

a black instant pot with baby yoda all over it

36. 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.

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

38. 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 ;).