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Gift Guide for the Chef

Looking for some no-fail Christmas gifts ideas?? Today, we’re sharing a gift guide for the chef: 25 no-fail gift ideas for the aspiring gourmand or home cook in your life. 

gift guide for the chef: 25 no-fail gift ideas for the aspiring gourmand or home cook in your life. | Teaspoon of Nose

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Happy Black Friday everyone!!! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! We had a blast with some friends in town and their kids, and I made wayyyy too much food for us. (Don’t worry, I’ll share some recipes soon!) 

But onto the next unofficial holiday: black friday shopping! Today I’m sharing a gift guide for the chef. It’s a great inspiration list for home cook on your list! 

Everything on this list either something I already own, or am asking for myself! I always keep my recomendations honest – you better believe I have or want this stuff myself before I’d pass it on to you. 

If you’re looking for more gift inspiration, try our gift guide for the traveler too! 

These are just a few ideas to get you started! I barely scratched the surface when it comes to kitchen appliances, but that category will depend on what they already have and what kind of cooking they love the most! 

Gift Guide for the Chef: 25 ideas for the home cook

gift guide for the chef: 25 no-fail gift ideas for the aspiring gourmand or home cook in your life. | Teaspoon of Nose

To cook

To host

  • Everyone can always use a beautiful cheese plate! Perfect way to make things look fancy and this slate one lets you label it with chalk. 
  • These are technically measuring cups (and I love using them for that), but they also make cute serving dishes for sauces and such! 
  • Colorful bowls and platters for serving are always a fun way to liven up the table! 
  • Part cookbook, part DIY guide, part coffee table conversation starter: I want this book

To drink

  • Given the choice, I’d go for espresso over coffee every.single.day. For an easy way to make espresso at home, use an aeropress. Made by the same people who make discs (you know, frisbees), which is weird, but this baby is my go-to for espresso drinks at home! 
  • Got more of a tea person on your list? Give them a manatea! Cute AND effective! 
  • I use a Yeti for water and it’s the single reason I drink enough water in a given day. It’s a universally great gift. 
  • You can never have enough mugs. Cute, cozy, or sassy options for ya. 
  • Moving to the after-five beverages: I’m a sucker for a beautiful carafe whenever someone comes over for dinner. I love it when useful things double as decor! 
  • Never serve watered down cocktails again: in sphere or cube versions. 
  • Consolidate it all with a beautiful and functional bar cart. I love this one
  • Best way to protect your furniture? Have adorable, classic, or eye-catching coasters. 

To bake

gift guide for the chef: 25 no-fail gift ideas for the aspiring gourmand or home cook in your life.  | Teaspoon of Nose

Here are a few ideas to get you started. You can find everything on this gift guide for the chef in one handy list here on Amazon! Do you have a favorite gift for that friend who loves to cook?? 

You can also check out our gift guide for the traveler

Want more gift help? Try my gift guide for the traveler, or shop small at my Etsy shop! We’re having some special weekend-only deals, including free domestic shipping on all orders! 

10 thoughts on “Gift Guide for the Chef

  1. All great ideas! Especially like the hosting items. A girl can never have too many serving trays or dishes. Will be referencing this list as my Christmas lists get narrowed down. Thanks!

  2. Some lovely ideas here. I’d LOVE a pasta maker. I used to use one when I was a chef almost 30 years ago. I’ve got my eyes on a few more too, I’ll have to give some subtle hints!

    1. Ooh fun! I’d love to use ours enough to get really good/fast with it, but if I did I’d probably be 600 pounds! Until then, saving it for special occaisions or lazy weekends.

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