Best Gifts for the Home Chef
here’s no better time than the holiday season to shower your loved ones with gifts. If you have a family member who cooks up all sorts of yummy treats for you on birthdays, festivals and family gatherings, giving them a gift that makes their job enjoyable would be a great idea.
We’ve put together a ton of really cool gifts for the Home Chef in your family to make your gift selection job a little easy. If you find these gifts out of your budget, you can check out our list of gifts for the home chef under $50 or gifts under $100.
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Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle
We start off our list with a hot of piping hot coffee, made from the versatile Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine. It can make Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Coffee and Alto at the touch of a button. Pour ice and turn your hot cup of coffee into your favorite iced drink. Note that this works only with Nespresso Vertuo capsules. This gift comes with a complementary bundle – an Nespresso Vertuo capsule welcome kit with a range of 12 single serve coffee capsules with unique aroma profiles. It also comes with an Aeroccino 3 milk frother to complete your cappuccino or latte. Price: $250
Instant Pot Ultra Electric Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot is the ideal gift for the busy cook in the family. It is a multi- use programmable appliance that can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, egg cooker, sauté, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer. An ideal gift for the modern cook. Price: $110.99
Cosori 11-in-1 Programmable Multi-Cooker
Cosori’s 11 in 1 Multi-Functional Cooker is a multi-utility kitchen appliance that’s great great for every type of cooking. It has 3 settings (low, medium and high) and lets you roast, brown, steam, simmer, sauté, bake, or boil stuff without switching pots and pans. It is also easy to clean and allows for convenient temperature customization to suit your cooking requirement. So go ahead and gift this multi cooker and impress your loved one this holiday season. Price: $150
Zojirushi Breadmaker + Accessory Kit
If you want to indulge the bread maker in your family, consider gifting the expensive automatic bread maker from Zojirushi. This appliance can make a traditional-shaped 2-lb. loaf of bread in just over 2 hours. The bread maker has plenty of cool features including custom settings, gluten-free option, LCD control panel and a 13 hour delay timer. This appliance comes with a stainless steel measuring spoon set, heavy gauge, and HIC Gourmet Classics Oven Mitt. Price: $299.99
Ninja Smart Screen Blender
For the health conscious family member, the Ninja Smart Screen Blender will make a great gift. This blender uses FreshVac Technology to extract hidden nutrition from whole fruits and vegetables to provide nutrient-rich juices on the go. Just use the 7 pre-set Auto-iQ program to make drinks, smoothies, or shakes in a jiffy. Price: $169.99
Emile Henry Crown Bread Baker
One definite kitchen must-have is the Emile Henry Crown Bread Baker. It lets you make a classical crown loaf or pull apart with ease. An innovative refractory ceramic and domed lid creates the right level of humidity to bake the perfect loaf. This burgundy beauty also comes with a recipe book. Price: $130.
The Fruit Company Holiday Gift Basket
For the foodie in your family, a gift basket from The Fruit Company will be a real treat. The company offers amazing holiday gift baskets filled with the tastiest gourmet treats from chocolate covered blueberries, mixed nut selection and hand-made truffles to award winning Rogue Creamery cheese. Prices range from $50 to $180.
NYC Food Tour Gift Tower
The ultimate foodie is just going to love this gift basket packed in 3 boxes featuring candy, cookies, and chocolate. Box 1 includes Leonidas chocolates, Bequet Caramels, Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls, and Eleni’s sugar cookies. Box 2 includes Salty Road Taffy, Mast Brothers Brooklyn Blend Chocolate Bar, and a can of Brooklyn Roasting Company Coffee. And Box 3 holds goodies such as Goin’ Nuts Maple Bacon Peanuts, Bazzini’s Pistachios, Eleni’s famous Chocolate Chip Cookies and two chocolatey Fat Witch Brownies, Roxbury Mountain Maple Caramel Popcorn and two packets of MarieBelle’s Hot Chocolate. Price: $169
Pizzacraft PizzaQue Outdoor Pizza Oven
For the cook who loves to make his/her own pizzas, the PizzaQue Outdoor Pizza Oven is a great choice. It is lightweight, portable and safe to use on any surface. This oven can be used for tailgating, camping, or for a regular family pizza night. It comes with a 14-inch cordierite pizza stone and includes an adapter only for use with 20 lb propane tank. Price: $280
Spode Christmas Tree 12-Piece Dinnerware Set
For the elegant diner in your family, this 12 piece dinnerware set from Spode would be a wonderful gift. The set includes four 10-1/2-inch dinner plates, 8-inch salad plates and 9-ounce mugs. It is crafted of durable milk-white porcelain earthenware with rich green seasonal pattern of a decorated Christmas tree and colorful gifts. It is a gift that will be remembered every Christmas gathering. Price: $100.99
KitchenAid Artisan Mini Series Stand Mixer
For the baker in your family with a small kitchen, this mini series stand mixer from KitchenAid would make for an awesome gift. It is 25% lighter with a 20% smaller footprint. It allows use of up to 10 different attachments to make anything from cookies to pasta. The bowl is about 3.5 quart, capable of holding flour for up to 5 dozen cookies, a loaf of bread, or a batch of guacamole. This is a beautiful gift for the baker in a small family. Price: $275
Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker
Bring the tropical paradise of Margaritaville home with this versatile concoction maker. You can whip up a margarita, piña colada, mudslide or fruity homemade frozen treats in seconds. A large ice reservoir at the top holds enough ice to make 2 ½ pitchers of frozen drinks. If you host parties or have frequent family gatherings, this concoction maker would make a great gift. Price: $299.
Cuisinart Food Processor
This is a 13 cup food processor has an innovative design that makes it easy to chop, puree, shred, and slice everything from cucumbers to tomatoes, cheeses and clean it up with just as easily too. Ideal for the cook who wants to get things done smoothly and efficiently without an extra pair of hands. Price: $149
WonderMill Electric Grain Mill for Home
Fresh ground flour packed with nutrition can be got at home with this top selling BPA-free, WonderMill Electric Grain Mill. It is powered by a 1,250-watt motor that is sturdy, fast-grinding and built to last for as long. It grinds over 100 pounds of super-fine flour in an hour without overheating, preserving the quality and nutrients. If your family is health conscious and prefers homemade vegan baked goods, this would be a great gift idea. Price: $219.95
For the cook who loves to own all the best selling cookbooks, here’s a gift that will leave them in foodie heaven. A collection of the best selling books of 2018 as well as highly anticipated releases. You can buy them all or ones that appeal to you.
The Whole Foods Cookbook
This cookbook is perfect for healthy eaters. It has 120 delectable recipes covering breakfast, smoothies, entrees, pastas, pizzas, healthy desserts, and more. It is beautifully designed, has great illustrations, tons of helpful hints and specific guides on cooking beans and grains, building flavors, and mastering impressive techniques like sautéing without oil and roasting to add layers of flavor. Price: $18 Get it on Amazon
Joanna Gaines love for family is the heart of this heartwarming cookbook. It contains recipes inspired by her family favorites plus selections from her restaurant, Magnolia Table. The book contains 125 classic recipes in all, from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts. Price: $18. Order on Amazon
Skinnytaste One and Done
This is the ideal cookbook for busy home cooks looking for easy, dinnertime solutions. Created by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Gina Homolka, this book has over 140 healthy recipes with full-color photos, nutritional information and her signature cooking tips. It also features recipes by cooking equipment such as an Instant Pot, Dutch oven, Skillet and so on. Price: $18. Pick it up on Amazon
Cravings: Hungry for More
Chrissy Teigen’s book is for comfort food lovers featuring recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals; recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier living; and recipes that, well, are gonna have you craving for more. Definitely one for the collection. Price: $18 Order it on Amazon
Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook
This is a no-nonsense foul mouthed cook book that basically tells you to stop relying on the microwave, and binging on processed foods. It pushes you to to the markets, pick up some fresh ingredients, and get cooking. Don’t let the name fool you, this book has seriously good vegetarian dishes you never expected to taste so good. Price: $16 Get it on Amazon
The Happy Cookbook: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile
A cookbook with an irresistible name and irresistibly good collection of recipes. Authored by Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy and his wife, Kathy, this book is a celebration of the love and joy of cooking with family stories, memories and guests like musician Kid Rock and professional golfer Greg Norman sharing their favorite recipes too. Create more happy memories in your family too with delicious recipes including Kathy’s Famous Sugar Cookies and Mamma Marie’s Meatballs. Price: $20. Get it on Amazon
Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend
Delish.com’s very first cookbook is a hit. With over 275 recipes and ideas, this book has delightful recipes and creative meals you can cook without having to work hard. Drinks recipes, party starters, fun dips, brunch, and dinner recipes, tips, tricks and pretty cool advice are all packed in this fantastic book that should find a place in every foodie’s kitchen. Price: $20. Buy on Amazon
Baking All Year Round: Holidays & Special Occasions
New York Times best selling author Rosanna Pansino shares more than 85 delightful recipes for holidays and special occasions. It is packed with fun, creative, and delicious stuff like the chick crinkle cookies, bbq grill cupcakes and jack ‘o’ lantern cookie pops. There are recipes for every holiday and special occasion with step by step photos that will delight the owner of this book. Price: $18
Cook It in Your Dutch Oven
If you’ve gifted someone at home the versatile Dutch oven, pair it with this super useful book that hold 150 foolproof recipes. Whether you want to cook one pot meals, braise anything, fry your favorites or bake bread, you will find recipes here to delight you. Think Chicken Pot Pie with Spring Vegetables, Harissa-Rubbed Turkey Breast, Braised Short Ribs with Wild Mushroom Farrotto and even desserts like Pear-Ginger Crisp and Bourbon-Pecan Bread Pudding. Happy Cooking. Price: $20 Get it on Amazon
If you want more options to choose from check out all the best selling cookbooks on Amazon and take your pick.
That’s a roundup of our best gifts for the home chef. I hope you found something wonderful to gift your loved one this holiday season.
Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays Folks!