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48 Gifts For The Home Chef In Your Life Who Wants To Elevate Their Cooking

Sauces, spices, kitchen gadgets, and other products that'll make a WORLD of difference.

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1. A pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet because it'll add an extra depth of flavor that they've never been able to coax out of their plain ol' pan and make the perfect sear within reach. I've got one, and I've gotta say, the hype is legit. This thing makes a serious difference when cooking everything from eggs and veggies to steak and fish and much much more — IYKYK.

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It'll also make them wonder why they've been clinging to their worn out, scratched up pans whose ~nonstick~ glory days are well behind them. The days of soaking, scrubbing, and wondering what synthetic coatings or chemicals are seeping into their food are long gone! This thing cleans up super easy *without* soap, won't scratch with metal utensils, and it'll remain nonstick long into the future if they keep it properly seasoned. They can even use it safely on the grill or in the oven!

Promising review: "This pan is amazing. If you have never tried cast iron, you should. I have used (far, far more expensive) nonstick pans in the past, and while they don't scratch as easily as other nonstick pans, they still wears out. This pan, on the other hand, is indestructible. I have left the heat on and forgotten about it, no problem. I can use a sharp metal spatula without worrying. The iron even seems to add a bit of flavor to the food. As for nonstickiness, the other day I cooked an egg in it with just a tiny bit of sausage grease. The egg didn't even try to stick. For cleaning, it is a breeze as you just run some water over it and brush off any gunk. If you find out a way to get something to stick to it, you can just put it in the oven to burn it off and then re-season. (Try that with a nonstick pan.) Last but not least, this is the new weapon of choice if a burglar comes." —M. Champ

Get it from Amazon for $12.90+ (available in eight sizes and six styles).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

2. A jar of Za'atar they will always wanna have on hand in the kitchen. This delicious Middle Eastern spice blend is made with wild thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, salt, and sunflower oil, and it's great on hummus, meats, bread, olive oil, nuts, pizza, and more.

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Promising review: "This za'atar is the best quality I have found. I've also found that the balance of sumac and thyme to be just right. This instantly spices up my boring meal prep food and I put it on my chicken, meats, salads, yogurt, or just in olive oil — basically it makes everything taste so much better. I highly recommend it!" —TC

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

3. An authentic Japanese barbecue sauce from Bachan's that's good on basically everything! This umami–filled, teriyaki-ish sauce is inspired by one the founder's grandmother used to make, and it's made from delicious, clean ingredients, without any additives, preservatives, or flavoring. P.S. It also comes in hot and spicy *and* yuzu flavors as well as a gluten-free option!

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I love this sauce! It's the perfect mix of savory, sweet, and spicy, and I've found that it works beautifully whether you're cooking with it or just using it as a last minute topping or dipping sauce.

Bachan's is an Asian and Japanese-owned small business founded by Justin Gill, who dreamed of turning his family's sauce into a business ever since he was a kid. Resisting advice to cut costs and water down this prized sauce that earned rave reviews from everyone who tried it, Gill prioritized maintaining its integrity and only using clean ingredients. Their sauce is proudly cold-filled, vegan, small-batch, non-GMO, BPA-free, and preservative-free, while remaining true to the recipe his family used to make over the holidays, inspired by their grandmother Judy Yokoyama.

Get the original flavor from Amazon for $12.95 or Bachan's for $13.99 and check out their other sauce flavors, bundles, gift packs, single serve packs and more on Amazon and Bachan's.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

4. A 3-in-1 burger press for anyone who love stuffed burgers. It'll help them create the perfect little space for delicious fillings before sealing it up nicely to avoid the ingredients oozing out and burning during the cooking process. They'll end up with perfectly sized patties full of juicy and delicious flavor in every bite!

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Promising review: "Really well-made product. It is sturdy and works great, I foresee this lasting for quite some time. It is very easy to use and can make stuffed burgers as well as regular burgers. I also bought the paper sheets recommended because then I can buy ground beef on sale and shape and freeze my own hamburger patties. It saves quite a bit of money to do it this way as opposed to buying already made ground beef patties, not to mention the taste is sooooo much better!" —deborah

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

5. An air fryer (by the same folks who make the incredible Instant Pot!) for anyone who wants to seriously elevate their frying game. This popular device can air fry, bake, roast and reheat, making crisping up their favorite foods (and leftovers) a breeze with perfect results every time. Plus, it does so without all of that oil they usually have to use to put the crunch back in their day-old fries.

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BuzzFeed editor Hannah Loewentheil finally caved and bought an air fryer while in quarantine, and she's glad she did:

"I'd been contemplating buying an air fryer for quite some time, but it wasn't until I found myself cooking every night with my family due to COVID-19 that I finally decided it was the right time to get one. Friends of mine were raving about their new Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, so after reading similar feedback on Amazon, I decided it looked like a winner. And it happens to be made by the same company that makes the crowd-favorite Instant Pot. I figured I would be using this appliance primarily as air air fryer, but as an added bonus, it can also roast, broil, bake, re-heat, and dehydrate food.

I've had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it's become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it's large enough to hold a good amount of food at once, it's easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I've been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you're cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don't get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don't mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there's no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn't believe I made this at home!!"

Get it from Amazon for $69.95.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

And take a look at Hannah's full review of the air fryer, plus some air fryer recipe suggestions for more info!

6. A pizza stone they can throw right on the grill or in the oven to make a restaurant-quality pie with a perfectly crisped crust that'll make them say "MAMA MIA" after every bite.

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BuzzFeed Editor Bek O'Connell recommends that you "put the stone into the oven before turning it on so it can heat up gradually. Then let it sit and soak up the heat for a full hour before cooking pizza to ensure a crispy crust!"

Promising review: "Best pizza stone by far. I've been making homemade pizza for more than 10 years using a regular round pizza stone. When I was searching for a larger stone, I found this 14x16 Cast Elegance stone on Amazon. It absolutely turns out the best pizza I've ever made. The crust is nicely crispy on the bottom and the pizza bakes more evenly. Because the stone is porous, it absorbs moisture from the pizza dough, which is what makes the crust so crisp. I also love the larger rectangular shape. It's a lot easier to transfer a pizza from a pizza peel onto the stone, minimizing the mess with semolina getting all over the oven. It's not a cheap pizza stone, but the results are well worth it. And it will last for a long, long time. It came nicely packaged with stiff foam pieces cushioning it; I store it in the box with the foam to protect it. Be sure to follow the directions closely — scrub it with clear water before you use it for the first time and never use soap. And download the 31-page booklet with recipes for pizza, stromboli, artisan breads and more." —Jill

Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in two sizes).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

7. Some Trader Joe's Everything But The Elote Seasoning to add the delicious flavor of Mexican street corn to any dish! Definitely try this incredible mix of salt, chili pepper, cheese, chipotle, and cumin on corn, but don't sleep on pouring some over other veggies, meats, eggs, nuts, popcorn, and more for a subtly smoky, sweet, spicy, and tangy kick.

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Promising review: "You have to try this if you’re a fan of Mexican street corn. Oh dear god it is everything. I have tried it on scrambled eggs, sautéed vegetables and deviled eggs. Yum. The smoky buttery cheesy flavor is amazing." —ALEspo

Get it from Amazon for $6.91.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

8. And Trader Joe's Cuban-style citrusy garlic for whenever their dishes need a bright garlicky and tangy punch. It's amazing on everything from fish and veggies to pork and chicken, proving once again that TJ doesn't mess around when it comes to putting together outstanding seasoning blends.

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Promising review: "Put this on anything you would put garlic on! The citrus is like a squeeze of lime and really adds a fresh zing. I put this in my macaroni salad, on chicken and fish, in my lentil stew, on huevos rancheros and even on my pizza! This will remain a permanent spice staple." —Jungle Jolene

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

9. An Always Pan that's not just fashionable — it's designed to replace eight pieces of cookware so preparing a variety of dishes can be a lot less complicated (and a lot more delicious). It's nonstick, comes in a variety of lovely colors, and is fully up to the task when it comes to braising, searing, steaming, straining, sautéing, frying, boiling, and serving. Plus, it even has a helpful built-in spoon rest!

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BuzzFeed Editor Bek O'Connell loves her Our Place pan:

"I have and love this pan! It just feels really nice to hold. The nesting spoon is absolutely genius, everything cooks evenly, and food just glides right off with minimal effort. If you hate scrubbing, consider getting this! Also, Our Place was founded by Shiza Shahid, along with Amir Tehrani and Zach Rosner. She's a Pakistani social entrepreneur who also co-founded the nonprofit Malala Fund, which promotes education for young girls."

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in nine colors).

Expedited shipping options are available at additional cost for ready-to-ship items.

For more info, please visit Our Place's FAQ page.

Check out our full review of Our Place's Always Pan.

10. And a spruce steamer basket they can use for flawlessly steamed veggies, fish, dumplings and much more. It fits right on top of the Always Pan, and even comes with bamboo cooking chopsticks and 15 paper liners. Goodbye soggy veggies, don't let the door hit ya on the way out!

Our Place

Get it from Our Place for $30.

Expedited shipping options are available at additional cost for ready-to-ship items.

For more info, please visit Our Place's FAQ page.

11. A variety pack of Truff sauces — featuring the Original, Hotter, and White Truff hot sauces — that'll make even the most plain dishes burst with unique flavor.

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This stuff is excellent and really grows on you! The first time I tried it, I wasn't entirely sure how I felt, but by the end of the first week, I found myself reaching for it with almost every meal. While all three options have a lot of similarities, they each have their own distinct personality. At first, they were all a little creamier and almost...tomato-y (?) tasting than I expected. Then, I realized there was NO dairy or tomato present at all, but a thickness and slight sweetness almost reminiscent of red bell peppers. The truffle flavor is present but subtle, and the sauce has a solid kick without being overwhelmingly hot. As far as the differences between the three, the White Truff sauce is a hint sweeter than the other two, the Original has a slightly earthier flavor than the others, and the extra spiciness of the Hotter Truff sauce spreads through the mouth quicker and is definitely hotter than the rest. Verdict: They're all really good! So far, these sauces have shined brightest when added to a nice tomato sauce, drizzled over a slice of pizza, scooped up by crispy french fries, and, believe it or not, even added to a salad dressing, but that's still barely scratching the surface! Plus it comes in a very classy looking box that's great for gifts.

Get the Variety Pack from Amazon for $69.99, or try just the Original for $17.98, the White Truff sauce for $34.99, and Hotter Truff sauce for $17.98.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

12. An immersion blender from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection so they can create smooth soups and sauces that'll taste like they were put together by a celebrity chef.

a white stick blender, blending cup, and attachable beaters
Amazon

BuzzFeed Shopping Editor Heather Braga has this and loves it! Here's why:

An immersion blender was one of the first things my dad bought for me when I moved into my apartment. It's perfect for getting all the lumps and bumps out of your favorite homemade soups, sauces, and mashed potatoes (if you prefer yours to be smooth). It's also super easy to use and clean! This one also comes with an attachment so you can use it as a full-fledged hand mixer as well!

Promising review: "Was so excited about finally having a stick blender. Making a breakfast fruit smoothie with this blender was a quick and easy! Frothing milk for a latte was perfect and blending fresh herbs for vinaigrette dressing was great. Can't wait to use this for my winter soups and sauces!" —Karen Fox

Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line on Amazon for $69.95.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

13. A milk frother that'll make their homemade beverages taste like they paid way more for them at that fancy cafe down the street. Reviewers love the froth, obvi, but they also really like how quick and easy it is to use and clean while giving them barista-approved results. It can even be used for whisking matcha!

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I bought this recently and have been using it to make pumpkin spice tea lattes — I can't wait to test it out with hot chocolate later this month!

Promising review: "OMG, this milk frother makes my homemade latte taste like it was made by a barista. It was perfect. So perfect that I bought a second one for my brother who loves coffee to use. I've already recommended it to some coworkers. It has changed my coffee drinking life. This comes highly recommended." —Michelle Pirestani

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 17 colors).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

14. A starter set of spices from Spice Tribe so they can take a journey through amazing flavors from around the globe without ever leaving their kitchen.

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My colleague Heather Braga loves these. Here's what she has to say:

"My husband and I have been cooking at home now more than ever, so we figured it was time to branch out a bit and try out some new ways to improve our meals. We recently picked up a set of spices from Spice Tribe, a company that works directly with small farms around the world to procure their spices. The flavors are *unreal* and their website offers a ton of recipes designed to go with each spice!"

Get a starter set from Spice Tribe for $21.

Ships in 1-2 days. For more shipping info, please visit Spice Tribe's FAQ page.

15. A Cuisinart Griddler because no one should have to suffer through the freezing winter months without being able to grill juicy burgers, steaks, veggies, and more.

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Using this lil' grill is so simple! Throw your meat on, close the top, and BOOM — dinner is served. I've been using one for years and it's wonderful for making grilled chicken, burgers, grilled veggies, and paninis.

Promising review: "Excellent addition to our kitchen. Good build quality, You can use this for a lot of different food but it is great for grilled cheese sandwiches. The griddle works well on pancakes and has plenty of heat to do the job. Easy and quick to clean." —Jazzperk

Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

16. A sous vide cooker that'll help them prepare perfectly cooked chicken, fish, vegetables, eggs, beef, lamb, pork, and more with ease by circulating water at the precise temp needed to make over- and under-cooking a thing of the past!

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The temperature ranges from 32–197 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooker can be controlled right from an app, so you don't even have to stay in the kitchen while cooking. It also provides cooking notifications, and stays connected through Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. Plus, you get access to over 1,000 recipes, so you'll have inspiration for yummy meals! Get the Anova app here.

Promising review: "This thing is amazing! I had never used the Sous Vide method before. The control is amazing. The first time I used it, I ran two New York strips up to 130 degrees for one hour, then seared them in a pan. My wife was more than pleased. Amazed even. Apparently, this method is backed by culinary witchcraft. I bought this in a combo pack that gave me this and a vacuum sealer. The app is simple to use, easy to connect, but completely unnecessary if you aren’t into that sort of thing. But, it does make it easy to check in on the operation from the sofa. You can also send preloaded recipes from the app to the circulator with a click. If you are interested in trying this style of cooking, this seems like a great entry point." —Lester McGowan

Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available on its own or with vacuum sealer included).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

17. A 48-needle meat tenderizer — it'll help even the toughest cuts turn out tender and juicy by 1) breaking down connective tissues that make meat tough and chewy, and 2) creating tiny channels in the meat to allow marinades to be fully absorbed in as little as five minutes *and* allow heat to penetrate more quickly so they can reduce cooking time by up to 40% — which will help the meat retain those precious juices and keep it from drying out!

The meat tenderizer pressing into a piece of meat
Amazon

Promising review: "This wonder tool does an awesome job tenderizing meat....from the largest standing rib roast all the way down to the skinniest pork chop or round steak. Those of you who like to marinate your meat will find this tool to be a God-sent savior as it provides hundreds of holes for the marinade and spices to soak into. I used to pound my chops with a metal mallet until there were holes right through it, and the poor pork chop was only a mere third of its original thickness. NO MORE! Now I use my Klemoo to poke a thousand holes on each side and the thickness never changes, but you can cut it with a fork when done. I use it on all meats: beef, pork, veal...even chicken and turkey. It works wonders!" —Wet Bruce

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

18. A fermentation kit for anyone who's been wanting to get into making sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles but doesn't know where to start. This helpful kit comes with a vacuum pump to keep mold from growing during the fermentation process, as well as special lids so they won't have to burp their jars!

Three jars holding different foods, including pickles
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Glass jars are *not* included in this kit, so we recommend you pick up a pack on Amazon, like this four-pack for $16.99.

Promising review: "Made a few batches of kraut in mason jars without these 'easy fermenter' lids, but it was hard to protect against mold/bacteria. Tried these lids and wife and I have been cranking out a nonstop supply of delicious homemade kraut that is even better tasting than the expensive store-bought kind. The primary advantage to this system is obviously the pump, which allows a bigger batch of kraut to stay anaerobic during the consumption phase. An unexpected benefit was the purchase allowed you to join an online community of kraut fans for very helpful pointers and recipes." —jason jones

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

19. A panini press grill that makes it quick and easy to achieve perfectly pressed sandwiches, quesadillas, and much more — no flipping required! They can even use the lock top lid to warm things like personal pizzas and open-face sandwiches!

Reviewer image of two perfectly pressed wraps
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Promising review: "We loved toasty sandwiches and this little thing makes them great! You can do so many varieties of sandwiches — really anything your heart desires. I have also used it to make quesadillas. Irons are easy to wipe down for fast cleanup." —KDiaz

Get it from Amazon for 34.99+ (available in three colors).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

20. A fiery larb starter pack from Omsom to add spicy, sweet, salty, tart, and subtly nutty Southeast Asian flavors — based on the traditional Laos-born dish, Thai larb — to any meal! The blend of Red Boat fish sauce, lime juice, cane sugar, thai dried chili flakes, and toasted rice powder are sure to bring something special to a variety of dishes.

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Promising review: "Great larb at home! The kit was super easy and yummy!!! Really authentic! I like it it kind of spicy so I added a little Thai roasted chili paste! Will order these again!!!" —DEIRDRE E.

Get a three-pack from Omsom for $12.

Omsom offers standard (4–7 business days), expedited (3–4 business days), and rush (1–3 business days) shipping. Check out their shipping page for more details.

21. An easy-to-use soft-serve maker that'll turn any frozen fruit into a quick ice cream or sorbet *without* the extra fats, sugars, or preservatives. Now they can widen their dessert repertoire...and maybe you'll even be able to reap the benefits!

The machine
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All the parts are dishwasher safe, too!

Promising review: "I give this item 5 stars. It is everything I thought it would be and more. It performed just like it was advertised and better yet, the fruit that you put in tastes better when it comes out in your bowl or cup. I recommend this to everyone as a good purchase. Also, it cleans very easily." —Trusting

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

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

22. Or a frozen yogurt and ice cream maker ready and willing to make all of their genius flavor combinations come true!

The device on a counter
Crate & Barrel

The best part is you get to decide what ingredients are used. For example, you can substitute sugar for maple syrup!

Promising review: "What a wonderful machine! I highly recommend this to everyone. I cannot believe how easy it is to make beautiful, silky ice cream that tastes better than any I've ever bought. We made our money back in two weeks...if that. Buy it, you won't regret it." —GreekPsyche

Get it from Amazon for $59+ (available in six colors) or Crate & Barrel for $69.95 (available in two colors).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

23. An Instant Pot — it'll help them easily make an impressive variety of dishes, since it's basically a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté-r, a yogurt maker, and a warmer — all in one device! They won't believe how quick and simple it is to make dishes that actually taste incredible using this miracle appliance.

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Read our full review of the Instant Pot!

Promising review: "I’ve used it almost every single day since I’ve gotten it! It’s my new favorite cooking device! It takes so little time to prepare just about anything!" —bayleaw2

Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three sizes and two styles).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

24. A sushi-making kit that uses an innovative frame to help them precisely layer their fillings, a rolling mat to help them mold a log, and a cutter to slice it into perfect sushi bites that won't fall apart like the first ones they attempted by hand.

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The kit includes a dishwasher safe sushi mat for making perfect rolls, a nonstick paddle for scooping and smoothing out the rice filling, and a roll cutter for slicing evenly-sized pieces of sushi (P.S., the end caps turn into little soy sauce holders for dipping!).

Promising review: "I'm very happy I invested in this kit. I was paying $5 per roll whenever I bought sushi from a local store. I figured I should teach myself how to make sushi. This makes it foolproof, and I'm saving a lot of money on lunches now by making my own sushi." —Brittany

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

25. A carbon steel wok because anyone who is serious about making stir fries knows they'll never come out *just right* without one of these.

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Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping Editor Heather Braga has to say about this wok:

"I have this wok and it's fantastic! My husband is the main chef in our house and he was super excited to try this pan out — it did not disappoint. We made stir fry vegetables and chicken in it. It was so much easier to combine everything into one deep pan and we served the meal directly out of it. Honestly, the GIF (as seen above) from the site has inspired me to make pasta in it next!"

Promising review: "I love this carbon steel wok! Not only did it arrive perfectly pre-seasoned, it cooks food evenly and deliciously! I really love it and I am so glad I decided to get one." —Jade D.

Get it from Food52 for $129.

On each product’s page, you’ll see a link to “View Shipping and Delivery Estimates.” This tool will estimate how long it will take the product to leave the Food52 vendor’s location. Most of the products ship UPS Ground, and you’ll receive an email with tracking information within 24 hours of shipment. Once a package is on its way to you via standard shipping, it will typically arrive within 1 to 5 business days.

26. A set of two nonstick donut pans that are also great for making homemade bagels with minimal cleanup. SWOON.

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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 $19.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

27. A copy of The Flavor Bible, full of helpful tips from leading chefs that'll strengthen their knowledge on how to season and combine ingredients, textures, and temperatures so they can feel more confident about experimenting with less fear of accidentally ruining all of their hard work all because of one pinch too many.

The cover of The Flavor Bible
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Get a hardcover copy from Amazon for $22.28, Barnes & Noble for $35.99 (expedited shipping available), or from Bookshop for $36.80 (to support local bookstores).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

28. A handheld spiralizer so they can easily turn your veggies into perfect noods!

A hand using the spiralizer, which is similar to a large pencil sharpener, to make zucchini noodles
Amazon

BuzzFeed writer Hannah Loewentheil has this and loves it. Read her full review of it here!

Promising review: "What a fantastic kitchen widget! I actually have a large spiralizer and never use it because it is a pain to get out and clean. I saw this and bought it and couldn't be happier. Easy to use and easy to clean if you rinse and clean right away. Small and compact makes this easy to store without taking up tons of space! The option for two different size of noodles is a nice feature!" —Jamie E.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

29. A handy dumpling maker here to simplify making homemade pot stickers, pierogis, empanadas, and turnovers if they haven't quite mastered making them by hand yet. All they have to do is lay the dough overtop, add their filling, and flip up one side so this ingenious accessory can do the cutting, sealing, and crimping! Pro skill levels very much not required.

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Promising review: "My wife uses this for making empanadas and a variety of other stuffed pastries. Good quality workmanship; it works well and cleans easily. As the dough shrinks a bit when cut, you may need to roll it out again a bit before filling and pressing so you get a good seal." —Jimmy

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes).

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

30. A Ninja Foodi that makes it super easy to pressure cook, steam, slow cook, sauté, air fry, bake, roast, broil, and more — all in one device.

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Not only can it cook food up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods, it can basically turn any dish into crispy, air-fried goodness. For example, you can use the pressure cook setting to whip up casseroles, stews, chilis, and desserts and then give it a crispy or bubbly layer of your favorite topping using the air fry setting. You can also throw in frozen foods (like chicken wings or mozzarella sticks) directly without having to thaw them out first. Of course, if you're not in the mood for fried food, you can always use it as a regular pressure cooker or slow cooker!

Promising review: "This thing has changed the way we cook. It is amazing. You can cook practically anything in it. I find it great for cooking side dishes while your main dish is in the oven (e.g. making roasted potatoes while you have a meat dish cooking at low temp in the oven). You can rapidly air fry french fries, tots, toasted ravioli, crab rangoon, etc. This thing is incredible. Over 19K reviews and it gets five stars. What are you waiting for?" —MachMyDay

Get it from Amazon for $165.99+.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

31. A culinary blow torch so they can caramelize sugar for creme brulee, glaze a baked ham, sear steak, roast bell peppers, melt cheese, and toast breadcrumbs like a pro.

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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 $22.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

32. A simply perfect tortilla press kit that'll help them forget about all the years you weren't making homemade tortillas. This beautiful, high-quality press is super easy to use. Plus, it's made in Mexico out of old Singer sewing machines and will look stunning on their counter.

Bright red tortilla maker with balls of dough beside flat, finished pieces
Verve Culture

Verve Culture is a woman-owned small business based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It was founded by a mother and daughter, and they curate products that are "made in the country of origin using traditional practices."

Promising review: "This tortilla press is SO cute and lets you make delicious tortillas super easily. I love the pop of red on my counter and guests always give me compliments when I take it out for Taco Tuesday!" —Carly

Get it from Verve Culture for $48 (PayPal available).

All orders are processed within 1–3 business (excluding weekends and holidays). If you select the free shipping option, you'll receive your order in 3–7 business days. If you are looking to have a faster ship date, they recommend choosing the following UPS options: Ground, 3-day select, 2-day air, Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air or Next Day Air Early. Please note, we only process orders weekdays 9 a.m.–4p.m.

See their FAQ page for more info.

33. A practical, do-it-all roasting pan and rack designed perfect crispiness as well as even heating and cooking. Plus, the included rack also doubles as a great place to cool cookies.

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Get it from Food52 for $149.

On each product’s page, you’ll see a link to “View Shipping and Delivery Estimates.” This tool will estimate how long it will take the product to leave the Food52 vendor’s location. Most of the products ship UPS Ground, and you’ll receive an email with tracking information within 24 hours of shipment. Once a package is on its way to you via standard shipping, it will typically arrive within 1–5 business days.

34. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that'll add a warming kick to any hot beverage, cocktail, dinner, dessert — THERE ARE NO RULES! This honey is infused with chili peppers for a sweet and spicy combo that's not overwhelmingly hot, but adds a complex flavor reviewers can't get enough of. It's also super soothing for sore throats and colds.

Model drizzling the hot honey over pizza
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Promising Review: "Lovely in tea. This is my new sore throat reliever. Stirred into hot tea, it’s not intensely hot at all, but adds a soothing warm sweetness that really helped." —CAM

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

And read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the hot honey to learn more reasons why we love this stuff.

35. And finally, a cute binder they can use to record their favorite spur-of-the-moment recipes born from experimentation in the kitchen thanks to all of their new gadgets and ingredients!

The binder in a floral design
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This ring binder comes with 25 4"x6" recipe cards, 50 clear plastic sleeves, and 9 tab dividers with categories.

Promising review: "I don't have too many recipes (since I'm not the best cook lol), so I was looking for a really cute recipe book just to keep my favorites! They supple a handful of stylish note cards that match the binder to input your recipes, which I really liked. Also, it is a really cute decoration to display in your kitchen, too!" —Al

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four designs).

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