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From personalized, professional chef coats and Wi-Fi-controlled slow cookers to decadent white truffle sea salt, we've got the best gifts any home chef could ask for.
Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!
Bestselling cooking gifts for home chefs
Secura Electric Wine Opener
Don't be fooled by this fancy wine opener — it's actually super easy to use! With one charge, you can open 30 bottles and it's compatible with almost any bottleneck.
My Family Cookbook Journal
Create a family keepsake with this customizable cookbook. Add your uncle's secret recipes and keep track of your mom's top food hacks to ensure beloved, delicious memories endure from generation to generation.
The Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler
The Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler $25.50 at Amazon
Please pass the salt! Your favorite foodie will have a great time exploring this set of 16 different sea salt varieties.
Wine Pairing Towel Set
Wine Pairing Towel Set $28.00 at UncommonGoods
Consider these kitchen towels as little cheat sheets when it comes to picking the right wine. These hard-working towels list more than 68 popular wines and 56 different foods for more than 3,800 potential pairings. We'll toast to that!
Winco Fish Spatula
If you're a fan of flaky fish like tilapia or salmon (or simply don't like scrapping up crusted food off of your pan), then this fish spatula should be on your gift list. It's made from stainless steel and the sharp edge doubles as a knife for quick chopping.
Gadgets and small appliances for home chefs
Cosori Air Fryer Max XL
A healthy french fry? Bring it on! You don’t have to be a foodie to appreciate this air fryer. Thanks to air circulation technology, this oil-free wonder delivers fried foods with up to 80% less fat than typical fried foods.
Ninja Mega Blender
Upgrade their blender situation with this upscale option from Ninja. Not only is it a 72-ounce blender but it also doubles as a food processor.
Dash Deluxe Rapid Egg Cooker
Dash Deluxe Rapid Egg Cooker $29.99 at Amazon
Dash Deluxe Rapid Egg Cooker $29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Hard-boiled eggs are full of protein and nutrients, but making them can sometimes be a hassle. Cook up to 12 eggs at once with this mini rapid egg cooker that comes in four colors.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker $119.00 at Amazon
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker $129.99 at Target
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker $129.99 at Best Buy
This highly rated sous vide has over 4,800 reviews and a 4.7-star rating on Amazon. It's simple to use and comes with over 1,000 recipes you can make at home!
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker $79.00 at Walmart
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker $79.99 at Target
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker $79.99 at Kohl's
Okay, there are a lot of slow cookers on the market, but this Instant Pot with over 58,000 reviews is one of the most loved. "I can't say anything negative about this bad boy. I'll never cook on my stove again!" wrote one buyer.
Click and Grow Smart Garden
Click and Grow Smart Garden $99.95 at Amazon
Click and Grow Smart Garden $99.95 at Williams Sonoma
Click and Grow Smart Garden $99.95 at Click & Grow
For those who have a green thumb (or need one!), consider buying them this Click and Grow Smart Garden that allows three different herbs to grow at once with the help of a LED light.
Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Machine
Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Machine $64.90 at Amazon
The on-the-go chef will freak out over this portable espresso maker. Simply add coffee grounds and hot water and this little gadget produces a perfect cup of espresso anytime, anywhere, via its trusty hand pump.
Hamilton Beach Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper
Hamilton Beach Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper $39.99 at Amazon
Chop, kneed and dice with this super spacious food processor. It's powerful, easy to use and comes with a detachable disc for effortless cleaning.
Dash Compact Air Fryer
Dash Compact Air Fryer $49.99 at Amazon
Dash Compact Air Fryer $44.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Dash Compact Air Fryer $44.99 at Wayfair
Say you want an air fryer but your kitchen is cluttered to the max. Fear not because this compact air fryer is here to save the day. It can easily fit on your countertop with a minimal footprint.
Indoor S'mores Fire Pit
Indoor S'mores Fire Pit $175.00 at UncommonGoods
While this is definitely a splurge, this indoor fire pit would totally be an epic gift for anyone in your life who loves s'mores.
Empanada and Churro Maker
Calling all churro lovers! This nifty machine can make up to six delicious churros in just minutes. The best part? It also doubles as an empanada maker.
Food gifts for home chefs
Hot Sauce Gift Set
For those who just can't seem to get enough hot sauce, consider buying them this awesome hot sauce gift set.
Hello Fresh Meal Delivery Kit
Hello Fresh Meal Delivery Kit $53.94 at HelloFresh
HelloFresh is known as "America's Most Popular Meal Kit" and would make a great gift for the holidays if your giftee doesn't love the hassle of food shopping. Their recipes are tested over 200 times to ensure they're just as tasty as they are easy to make. They have hassle-free step-by-step recipes and offer four different meal plans, including meat and veggies, veggie, family-friendly, and low calorie.
Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet
Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet $50.00 at Food52
A bouquet of flowers is nice, but you'll really wow the foodie in your life with this unique bouquet of salamis. And, unlike flowers, they'll still be good after a few days!
Murray's Classic Cheese of the Month Club
Murray's Classic Cheese of the Month Club $63.00 at Murray's Cheese
We all have that one friend who loves cheese — maybe it's you! Treat them (or yourself) with this subscription box that includes three different mouth-watering cheeses each month.
Godiva Limited Edition Holiday Chocolate Collection
Godiva Limited Edition Holiday Chocolate Collection $59.95 at Godiva
We couldn’t resist this classic box of Godiva chocolates...and neither will your favorite foodie.
Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegar
Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegar $29.00 at Sur La Table
For a next-level savory sensation, Giuseppe Giusti balsamic vinegar can’t be beaten. Aged in the barrels of the famous Giusti cask deposit, this rich, bodied vinegar delivers both sweet and sour flavor to veggies, meats and, of course, salads.
Catsmo Smoked Salmon Trio
Catsmo Smoked Salmon Trio $139.95 at Williams Sonoma
This brand of savory smoked salmon made it on the coveted list of Oprah's Favorite Things. Each slice is made without preservatives and the product is sourced sustainably.
Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce
While a $35 price tag might seem a bit high for a bottle of hot sauce, this one is also approved by Oprah. It made it to her list of favorite things and incorporates a flavorful combo of jalapeño, chili peppers, white truffles and organic agave nectar.
Cookware gifts for home chefs
Personalized Casserole Baking Dish
Personalized Casserole Baking Dish $36.58 at Amazon
This personalized casserole dish makes sure that no one from a summer potluck “accidentally” leaves with your favorite baking vessel.
Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Skillet
Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Skillet $169.99 at Amazon
Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Skillet $169.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Skillet $179.95 at Sur La Table
This item might be a bit of a splurge, but a quality cast-iron skillet is a must-have for every kitchen. Boy, do we love this festive red number from Le Creuset. It boasts even heat distribution over its 10.5-inch circumference.
Cuisinart Fondue Set
Whether sweet or savory, fondue is always a festive dish. Gather the family around this red cast iron fondue set to enjoy some cheesy delights or fire it up for an action-packed dessert with warm, melted chocolate.
Cooking tools for home chefs
Food Styling Precision Tool Set
Food Styling Precision Tool Set $40.00 at UncommonGoods
Help your favorite home chef emulate their heroes. This food styling tool kit comes with everything they'll need to create the fancy flourishes often seen in magazines and cookbooks.
Anpro Grilling Accessories BBQ Tools Set
Anpro Grilling Accessories BBQ Tools Set $14.44 at Amazon
For the pitmaster in your family, these professional-grade grill tools will really deliver. They even come in a very official-looking carrying case.
Cuisinart 15-Piece Set Knife Block Set
Cuisinart 15-Piece Set Knife Block Set $93.98 at Amazon
Cuisinart 15-Piece Set Knife Block Set $99.95 at Williams Sonoma
Slice and dice like the pros on "Top Chef" with this knife set. The 15-piece block comes with all the tools any home chef needs to keep their kitchen game sharp.
Food prep gifts for home chefs
Ellie's Best Nut Milk Bag
Ellie's Best Nut Milk Bag $13.97 at Amazon
If they love exploring new options in the kitchen, consider getting them this nut milk bag to encourage them to make their very own nut milk!
2. Onion Saver
These onion savers will save your favorite foodie from wasting food (and money!). These veggie savers also come in options for bell peppers, lemons, limes and more.
OXO Tabletop Spiralizer
OXO Tabletop Spiralizer $42.00 at Sur La Table
OXO Tabletop Spiralizer $41.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
OXO Tabletop Spiralizer $41.99 at Bloomingdale's
ChefSofi Mortar and Pestle Set
ChefSofi Mortar and Pestle Set $29.99 at Amazon
A kitchen tool that's been rated 4.8 stars on Amazon is tough to find, but this one seems like it deserves the positive reviews. One shopper raved about the ease of use. "No more smashing and smearing it over and over again with a knife against a cutting board."
TODAY Food Pot Holder
TODAY Food Pot Holder $13.95 at Amazon
Channel your inner TODAY guest chef with this potholder. This makes it easy to move around the kitchen when you have multiple things going on at once.
Prepara Simply Mist Oil Sprayer
Prepara Simply Mist Oil Sprayer $19.95 at Sur La Table
Prepara Simply Mist Oil Sprayer $47.66 at Walmart
If you’ve got a gadget-obsessed cook in the house, then this little number might be a welcome surprise. The mister delivers a fine spritz of whatever oil your chef is trying out these days.
Personalized Rolling Pin
Personalized Rolling Pin $25.41 at Etsy
This year, make sure that grandma’s cookies get the credit they deserve! A personalized, laser-engraved rolling pin with her name on it should do the trick. Now everyone will know exactly who made those delicious treats.
Totally Bamboo State Shaped Serving & Cutting Board
Totally Bamboo State Shaped Serving & Cutting Board $19.99 at Amazon
Totally Bamboo State Shaped Serving & Cutting Board $20.00 at Target
A little personalization always makes a gift feel special. These state-shaped cutting boards are a fabulous way to make someone feel loved. Plus, they're made from eco-friendly bamboo.
Apparel and accessory gifts for home chefs
Tear-Free Onion Goggles
Tear-Free Onion Goggles $20.92 at Amazon
Tear-Free Onion Goggles $19.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Tear-Free Onion Goggles $22.95 at Sur La Table
If you've been searching for a gift for the chef who has everything, look no further. Onion goggles are the answer. These fog-free goggles protect their eyes from irritating onion enzymes, keeping the home chef tear-free and ready to slice and dice like a pro.
Maison d' Hermine Floral Apron
Maison d' Hermine Floral Apron $15.99 at Amazon
This sweet, floral apron was designed in Europe and made from 100% cotton. It has an adjustable neck for optimal fit and will allow the home chef to cook in style.
KidKraft Tasty Treats Chef Accessory Set
KidKraft Tasty Treats Chef Accessory Set $16.50 at Amazon
KidKraft Tasty Treats Chef Accessory Set $16.50 at Walmart
It’s never too early to get little ones cooking in the kitchen! This adorable KidKraft chef accessory set guarantees that your tiny chef looks their cutest while learning the ropes.
Quan Jewelry Rolling Pin Necklace
Quan Jewelry Rolling Pin Necklace $19.93 at Amazon
Quan Jewelry Rolling Pin Necklace $42.00 at Walmart
This handcrafted, pewter necklace with a rolling pin charm reminds the bakers on your list to “Just Roll With It." Plus, it comes with a handmade quote card and gift envelope.
Storage and organization gifts for home chefs
Just Ripe Fruit Bowl
Just Ripe Fruit Bowl $65.00 at UncommonGoods
Organize fruit by ripeness with this fruit bowl that celebrates both form and function. Hang bananas on the built-in hook to encourage even ripening, store ready-to-eat fruit atop the maple tray and coax the not-quite-ripe in the vented glass bowl.
16-Jar Revolving Countertop Spice Rack
16-Jar Revolving Countertop Spice Rack $32.56 at Amazon
Need parsley? Check. Fennel seed? Check. This rack comes with 16 pre-filled spice jars — and the best part is that it comes with free refills for five years!
Airtight Food Storage Container Set
Airtight Food Storage Container Set $39.97 at Amazon
These stackable food storage containers seal airtight to prevent your food from going stale. Plus, they'll know exactly what's in the containers thanks to the chalkboard-style labels!
Helpful gifts for the home chefs
1. Foodie Dice
Foodie Dice $24.00 at UncommonGoods
If the chef in your life is always having trouble juggling everyone's dinner requests, make things easier on them with this fun Foodie Dice — they'll decide which cuisine to eat for you!
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug $129.95 at Amazon
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug $129.99 at Best Buy
Say goodbye to lukewarm beverages! If they're a big coffee or tea lover, they'll love this temperature-controlled smart mug from Ember. You can keep your drink as hot as 145 degrees Fahrenheit (controlled with your smartphone) and it has a battery life of 1 hour on a single charge if you don't want to keep it on the heating coaster it comes with.
"True Comfort" Cookbook by Kristin Cavallari
"True Comfort" Cookbook by Kristin Cavallari $17.52 at Amazon
"True Comfort" Cookbook by Kristin Cavallari $17.52 at Target
"True Comfort" Cookbook by Kristin Cavallari $27.99 at Books A Million
What better gift to buy a foodie than a cookbook? Kristin Cavallari's new cookbook, "True Comfort," includes dozens of fun recipes they'll love to cook all winter long.
OXO Good Grips Triple Timer
There are regular timers...and then there's the triple timer. This digital wonder lets your multitasking chef set up to three different cooking times at once.
Kangaroo Original Standing Mat Kitchen Rug
Kangaroo Original Standing Mat Kitchen Rug $39.89 at Amazon
Cook for long periods of time without pain thanks to this kitchen standing mat. Made with extra thick foam, it's created to give you superior support and comfort when on your feet.
Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitt
Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitt $13.97 at Amazon
These bestselling oven mitts have over 3,500 reviews and are made from quality silicone. BPA free and FDA approved, they're heat resistant and provide protection up to 450-degrees.
Brita 20 Ounce Premium Filtering Water Bottle
Brita 20 Ounce Premium Filtering Water Bottle $24.99 at Amazon
If your household chef practically lives in your kitchen, they likely have a Brita filtering system. Allow them to take their favorite water filter on the go with this bottle! It comes in multiple, sleek colors and can keep water cold for a full 24 hours.
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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 2, 2016.