Pictured: Le Creuset Handle Sleeve / Silpat Baking Mat / Crockpot Express Multi-Cooker / Wüsthof Steak Knife Set / French Press / Olive Tree Adoption + Olive Oil / Conversion Dish Towel / Dutch Oven with Grill Pan Lid
Is it just me or is everyone starting their holiday shopping earlier this year? Maybe I’m just oddly on top of things, but my personal gifting list is nearly complete and it’s not even Cyber Monday yet. Something tells me I’m not the only one judging by what I’m hearing and seeing via online gift guides on practically every blog I visit lately.
I personally love gift guides because they often showcase bloggers’ tried and true favorites, things that are foolproof, unique, and, most importantly, tested by someone prior to me bestowing said gift on my close family and friends. In the spirit, today I’m sharing great ideas at a variety of price points for the cook, baker, or foodie in your life. I have tried and love many of these items or else would like to receive these gifts myself!
I honestly feel that cooking and baking related gifts are under-rated. I absolutely love to spend time in the kitchen, and receiving new gear to help me do my thing makes me a little more giddy than I’d care to admit publicly (wait, I guess I just did).
If you’re still in need of a great gift for someone who feels most at home in the kitchen–or simply would appreciate some new cooking or baking items–check out my picks below. Happy shopping!
$25 and under
Le Creuset Handle Sleeve – This handy silicone sleeve fits on the end of pan handles to prevent burns. It seems sturdy and presentable for serving, too! Available in several colors.
Silpat Baking Mat – If I could choose just ONE cooking/baking tool that has seriously changed my life in the kitchen and made cleanup 1,000% easier, it’s silicone baking mats. I always add one of these to the bottom of my baking sheet before making everything from chicken to cookies. No sticking and no wasted aluminum foil.
Vanilla Cupcake Candle – This Yankee Candle smells remarkably like freshly baked vanilla cupcakes and buttercream frosting. It’s perfect for the baker in your life.
Conversion Dish Towel – Sometimes I forget the proper conversions or am just too lazy to do the math. This dish towel would be great to keep on hand for quick reference, plus who couldn’t use new dish towels?
Olive Branch Hors d’ Oeuvres Tray – This is such a cute tray to use as a display piece or for serving appetizers (think small bites like olives, cheese, grapes, and crackers). The price is kind of unbelievable (on clearance for $2.99) so this would even make a great gift for coworkers or as part of a basket with different jams and spreads and a bottle of wine.
$50 and under
Crockpot Express Multi-Cooker – I already have and love the original Crockpot brand slow cooker, and now they offer an express version similar to the fan favorite Instant Pot. Either option would be great, but this version is especially budget-friendly and I really like that it can also brown meat. Who in their right mind wants to dirty a separate pan for a crockpot recipe?
Paderno Spiralizer – Spiralizers are great to make zucchini and sweet potato noodles, among other things. Health-conscious cooks would especially love this gift. I actually own this exact model and like that it comes with 3 interchangeable blades which can make noodles of multiple shapes/sizes.
24 Days of Tea – David’s Tea makes the most amazing tea flavors, and this tea advent calendar offers 24 different loose-leaf tea flavors. My husband and I are obsessed with the caramel shortbread cookie and white chocolate cranberry bark.
Wüsthof Steak Knife Set – I can’t believe the price on this set of 6 knives! This is a renowned German brand and I know I would love to receive this set.
French Press – This beautiful French press coffee maker would be perfect for the caffeine addict in your life. Bonus: it’s pretty enough to keep out on the counter. Add a bag of java and you’re set!
Holiday Book Serving Boards – These boards are shaped like novels and would be perfect for the cook in your life. A variety of sizes is key when it comes to prep work and these look perfect (and super festive).
Calphalon 5-Piece Baking Set – This baking set comes with a variety of essentials and would make a great gift.
Creme Brulee Set – I’m willing to bet most foodies would think this creme brulee set is pretty awesome. I mean, who owns a blow torch? I don’t, but I’d make creme brulee every weekend if I did.
$100 and under
KitchenAid Hand Mixer – KitchenAid is my favorite brand for baking supplies (I can’t be the only one). Their stand mixers are famous but can be a bit pricy, so this hand mixer is a great budget option.
Olive Tree Adoption + Olive Oil – This is so neat! You can sponsor an olive tree in Italy and then receive olive oil from it once the tree has grown and developed fruit.
Eataly Roma Gift Box – Last year, one of husband’s coworkers gifted us an Eataly gift box and I really loved enjoying real-deal pasta, tomato sauce, olive oil, chocolates, and more. A very functional and delicious gift!
Le Creuset Covered Baking Dish – This would be perfect for making casseroles, roasting chicken and veggies, and more. Plus, what cook/baker isn’t a little obsessed with Le Creuset?
Dutch Oven with Grill Pan Lid – This might be my favorite gift on the list: it’s genius! A Dutch oven from Le Creuset is pretty much my dream gift (maybe someday) and this just took my obsession to a new level. The lid doubles as a grill pan! So cool.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer – While pricey, I can attest to the fact that KitchenAid mixers are totally worth it. I received one for my bridal shower last year and I know I will have mine for years to come.
Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine – I’ve heard great things about Nespresso makers and would love to have the option of brewing up quick lattes.
Blue Apron Gift Card – I’ve been intrigued by Blue Apron (and similar services) that send all of the ingredients you need to make their recipes. I think the foodie in your life would love to give it a whirl!