Everyone has got to eat, right? And if you’re not the cook in the family then that means someone is cooking for you. Show your appreciation for all they do by purchasing a tool to make their kitchen life a little easier. I’m sure you will benefit as well.
Gift Guide: For the Foodie
Priced as least to greatest
Wine Chilling Stick
A bottle of wine is always an amazing gift, but its not always chilled when the gift is given which is why this device comes in handy. Place this metal rod in the freezer for about an hour (or even keep it in there at all times) to cool down room temperature wine in a matter of minutes.
Nonslip Pastry Mat
This is a great product for the baker in your life, or someone who works with a lot of dough. I mentioned this in my Homemade Tortilla Recipe, this has a diagram of the different sizes you can roll your dough into. Along the sides are also various kitchen tips and conversion charts.
Cast Iron Skillet
This may seem like an old fashioned item, but in my opinion no kitchen is complete without one. So if the cook in your life doesn’t have one, they need one!
These measuring spoons are special for two reasons. First, they are magnetic so they stay together without the need of that pesky ring. Also one side is oval so it can fit more easily into spice containers.
Electric Salt and Pepper Grinders
This might seem like a really strange gift idea, but these are not your ordinary salt and pepper grinders! First they’re electric, so you don’t need to crank to get your coarse, cracked pepper, you get exactly what you want with the press of a button. Second, there is a small light where the spice is dispersed so you can see exactly where and how much salt or pepper you are adding.
If 2016 has taught us anything it’s that waffle makers are no longer just for waffles. Sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, tater tots, I could go on forever with all of the things that can be cooked in a waffle maker.
Yes Dutch Ovens are another classic to have in the kitchen and if your foodie does not have one, definitely get them one. But you probably also know that the foodie in your life is obsessed with one TV cook in particular. In my case, my boyfriend knows he could get me toilet paper for Christmas as long as it has Ree Drummond’s face on it.
I have been loving my ceramic cookware set, it heats up so fast, cooks evenly, and is very easy to clean. So if your cook has been complaining about their current set or is due for an upgrade, I highly recommend a ceramic set.
A nice knife set is essential to any cook, but this Calphalon set has caught my eye because they sharpen themselves.
This is the big one, the holy grail, the gift of the century. Anyone who spends any amount of time in the kitchen knows how iconic the KitchenAid Mixers are. Yes they come with a hefty price tag, but honestly they last forever. I never knew I would love a kitchen gadget as much as I love my KitchenAid, all home cooks deserve this kind of love.