With the holiday season just around the corner, you’re probably starting to think about presents for your nearest and dearest. If you have a cooking lover in your life who likes to flex their chef muscles and dazzle with delicious recipes, finding them the perfect cooking gift can be a daunting task. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
A chef’s kitchen is often jam packed with the latest gadgets and gizmos or fancy condiments, waiting for their moment to shine - those suspiciously perfect slices of zucchini you ate that one time, may not have been a product of great knife skills. The addition of new culinary tools that add some finesse and bring that extra wow-factor to the table, are enough to get any chef excited. They may even inspire new kitchen creations and consequently increase the frequency of those dinner invites.
So to help you earn those (hopefully literal) brownie points, we’ve done the hard part for you and trawled the internet to bring you a list of the latest ultimate gifts for chefs. From state-of-the-art ovens, to top quality knives, these are the items any foodie needs in their life.
1. The Duo 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
These special extra virgin olive oils are made using hand-harvested heirloom California olives, and are packed full of zesty flavour, taking your cooking to the next level. Possessing numerous health benefits, such as powerful anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories and good fats, they also help fuel your body and fight off diseases. They can even be used in beauty treatments to add luxurious shine to your hair and glow to your skin.
2. Brava Oven Starter Set
Think you know what an oven is? Think again. The Brava oven uses pulses of light to cook food hotter and faster, allowing you more time to sit back and relax. It’s state-of-the-art automated recipe programs, guarantee you perfectly cooked, balanced, tasty meals, all in one tray! The Brava starter set is a superb addition to any cooking lover’s kitchen.
3. Beast Blender
The Beast Blender makes an ideal cooking gift for anyone who loves to make their green juices and protein shakes at home. Using industry-leading and ultra-durable technology, this machine produces the smoothest, most delicious blends.
4. The Ultimate Apron
Five Two by Food52's Ultimate Apron is a must have for every baker's kitchen. This apron is sturdy enough to last and comes with built-in pot holder ends, so your favorite chef won't need to look too far.
5. Birthstone Wine Bottle Stopper
We’ve all been there before. We're halfway through the second bottle of wine with our friends before realizing we can't drink like our college selves. Preserve wine in style with these hand-blown glass birthstone stoppers. Be extra cute and choose a birthstone colour for your girl friends.
6. The re-Board
This innovative, sustainable chopping board is made from BPA-free, recycled kitchen plastic and sugar cane, meaning you can chop away guilt-free. The re-Board comes in a variety of attractive colours and makes the perfect gift for cooking lovers who care about sustainability.
7. Indoor S’mores Fire Pit
Winter months can get cold and gloomy, confining us to the indoors. Inject a dose of fun in to your evenings with this miniature indoor fire pit and pretend you’re on a camping trip with your friends, toasting marshmallows and watching Pretty Woman for the millionth time.
8. Pro 3-Piece Knife Starter Set
An essential for any chef’s kitchen is high-quality knives. Flex those knife skills with this starter set, including a chef’s knife, serrated utility knife and paring knife. Forged from special-formula, high-carbon stainless steel, these knives allow precision chopping and stay sharp for longer.
9. Caraway Cookware Set
Cook with confidence with this non-toxic, non-stick and eco-friendly, complete cookware set. Created with your health in mind, these pans are made from ceramic that is free from toxic chemicals, whilst still providing amazing heating and non-stick properties. In our opinion, a must-have in the kitchen.
10. Stagg XF Pour Over Coffeemaker Set
We all know someones who’s passionate about great coffee. Delight them with this pour-over set which brews reliably good cups of coffee and is quick and easy to use. With this no-fuss, clever design, even on those hectic mornings you can still treat yourself to quality coffee.
Let us know what you purchase, we’d love to hear from you!