Even with the best of intentions, it can sometimes be extremely difficult to know exactly what to get your friend of loved one. This can be even harder when your buddy or partner has very precise tastes or interests. If you’re looking for someone who loves the kitchen and cooking, you can be sure that they’re probably going to be pretty exacting when it comes to what they will or won’t use. Cooking presents are a tough selection to get through – will they like it? Does it meet their needs? What if you get it wrong and have spent too much money on something they don’t want or need?
These are all very valid questions. Which is why we’ve decided to collate some of the best gifts for cooks that we could find. All at reasonable prices and varied enough to match almost any kitchen While we can’t guarantee that these unique kitchen gadgets will meet every person’s needs, we’re pretty confident that this cooking presents will be a massive hit when it comes to your next gift. Below, we discuss some of the top kitchen gift ideas for culinary lovers, as well as the best cool kitchen gadgets that are currently available on the market.
The Best Kitchen Gifts
Without a doubt, this is the best gifts for cooks who don’t like to do too much fiddly stuff with their pans. If you know someone who loves their one-pot meals or is desperate for a slow cooker, this item is everything you need and so much more. Acting as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker, and warmer all at an amazing price, it’s no secret that this is one of the coolest kitchen gadgets out there.
This best-selling model uses a timer to provide you with perfect meals, every time – without any of the fuss that comes with cooking the traditional way. Everything from the temperature to the pressure is covered, to ensure you get a perfect meal, each and every time.
Complete 7-in-1 kitchen appliance
Dishwasher safe and easy to clean
10 safety mechanisms built-in
- BrandInstant Pot
- ModelDuo 60
- Weight11.8 pounds
If you know someone who’s a sucker for sandwiches, this might be the best kitchen gift for them. Designed to be able to create hot sandwiches with up to three different layers while coming out with perfect results, every time, this is a great option for students, busy families and those who love their kitchen gadgets.
Using a timer with an audible tone, you can make the most delicious sandwiches from the comfort of your own home, without the need of worrying about the mess. Even better, clean up is also super easy, as all the removable parts can be placed in the dishwasher – ideal for those who want the taste without the worry of tidying up behind themselves.
Makes two sandwiches in as little as 5 minutes
Allows up to 3 separate layers
Completely removable parts that are dishwasher safe
- BrandHamilton Beach
- Weight4.8 pounds
One of the most truly unique kitchen gadgets on the market, this Precision Cooker from Anova Culinary is a gift that is truly as individual as your loved one. Being state-of-the-art and fun to use, this cooking appliance will change the way you cook, forever.
Simply attach the item to your pan filled with water, using the clamp attachment, then place your food into a plastic bag, which is then lowered into the water. Then use the app or dial the timer directly to have your meal cooked to perfection.
Acting as a thermometer and cooking appliance in one, this gadget circulates the water to ensure that every part of your meal is heated to the exact temperature, at exactly the right time. Meanwhile, the app comes with plenty of pre-uploaded recipes and guides, which can communicate directly with the gadget for an easy set-up.
Cooks food at exact temperatures
Can be controlled from your phone
Can use the app to meet a provided recipe
- BrandAnova Culinary
- Weight2.5 pounds
Standing as one of the most popular stand mixers of all time from the giants at KitchenAid, this appliance is an old favorite that any baker would love for their big day, or simply as a gift. Available in a range of colors to suit your own personal style, as well as the décor of your kitchen, this item comes with a 5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl, complete with handle.
It can also fit all of the KitchenAid accessories and uses the 59-point planetary mixing action to ensure every part of the bowl is met and whisked away. While somewhat expensive, this is a fantastic gift to someone who loves their baking and is a fantastic kitchen gift idea for a new house or simply because your special someone is loved.
10 speed settings
Includes dough hook, flat beater and wire whip
Large 5-Qt capacity
- Weight26 pounds
Have you got someone in your life that has to have every type of appliance – even for the simplest of meals? This is definitely going to be the most unique gift for their kitchen that you could give them. With one job in mind – cooking hotdogs and their buns – this is a fantastic novelty gift for the hotdog addict in your life.
With removable hotdog cage and slimline tongs to ensure easy access to your dogs at all times, this pop-up hot dog toaster comes with an adjustable timer and drip tray for easy cleaning. Highly rated and available a great price, customers love how well this toasts your buns and cooks your hotdogs to perfection.
Unique kitchen gift
Includes tongs to remove hotdogs
- Weight3 pounds
It can be hard to find the right gift for a fitness enthusiast who loves to spend time in the kitchen – especially as they are likely to have everything they want already, when it comes to having the right items in their home for the right foods they want to eat.
This extra-large offering is perfect for sitting on your desk with you, remind you to drink your fruit-infused water regularly, or even comfortable enough to be taken with you on a run. The secure lock lid ensures there are no accident when placed in your bag while the BPA-free plastic is both shatterproof and leakproof, so you won’t even have to worry about accidently dropping this while at the gym.
Made with BPA-free plastic
Perfect for fitness enthusiasts
Shatterproof and leakproof
- Weight2 pounds
Designed to be given as a gift for any big occasion, this gift set comes with a handy set of basics that anyone would love in a new home, or simply because. With the benefit of having three utensils, this set is made from a high quality, solid, renewable bamboo and looks beautiful in rustic, traditional or modern homes.
Utilizing the all-natural antimicrobial properties of bamboo, the cutting board and utensils are both antibacterial and completely toxin-free, making it a fantastic kitchen gift for new mothers or simply those who are mindful of the environment.
4-piece set made completely from bamboo
Very hygienic and easy to clean
Consistently rated at 5 stars
- BrandGreener Chef
- Weight3.02 pounds
A huge hit, with regular TV spots and plenty of celebrity endorsements from Melissa McCarthy to Sharon Stone, these Wine Condoms are designed to improve the longevity of an open bottle of wine. These make a fantastic gift for hen parties and big birthdays, being a fantastic novelty gift that is both funny and functional.
The shrink-fit technology wraps around the opening of your wine or champagne bottle, before closing up and acting like a secondary cork, to improve the lifespan of your alcohol. Available at a reasonable price and working brilliantly as a gag gift, these condoms are sure to be a hit as a gift for your friends.
Fantastic novelty gift
As seen on TV and endorsed by multiple celebrities
Shrink-fit technology completely seals up bottles
- BrandWINE CONDOM
- Weight2.4 ounces
Perfect for pizza lovers, this cutting wheel has been created to provide a smooth cutting action that works every time. Ergonomically designed and taking up little-to-no space in the kitchen, this pizza cutter is extra sharp and therefore works brilliantly with virtually no resistance from those doughy pizzas.
If you have little ones around the house, don’t worry about those sharp edges, as the blade guard will ensure that little fingers never get too close to the blade. On top of this, the Pizza Cutter Wheel from Kitchy is also completely dishwasher safe and so easy to clean. Better yet, it comes with a lifetime moneyback guarantee for your complete satisfaction.
Ergonomic pizza cutter
Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
Moneyback guarantee included
- Weight5 ounces
Know someone who’s quackers for quesadillas? Then this is the perfect kitchen gift for you. With a simple design that can produce fully cooked quesadillas in as little as 5 minutes, this is perfect for those who love their taco-based treats but don’t want the mess of making them from scratch the traditional way.
The lock-in lid keeps all the mess inside, while the non-stick plates are so easily cleaned up once you have finished making your tasty treats. If you want the joy of quesadillas without paying over the odds at a local eatery, then you should definitely bring this appliance home.
Non-stick, wipe clean surface
Locking lid prevents any mess from escaping
Quesadillas cooked in as little as 5 minutes
- BrandHamilton Beach
- Weight4.47 pounds
Super soft and fantastically handy with plenty of little extras, this twin pack of aprons are the only set you will ever need. Made from polyester and free from chemicals, these black bibs are machine washable and resist both wrinkles and shrinkage. While not suitable for tumble drying, we’re sure that having two of these to hand will keep you covered if you’re in a pinch.
The neck straps are fully adjustable and so these aprons will fit almost anyone – while the full length of the apron hangs right down to the knees, providing complete and full coverage. Meanwhile, the added pockets are incredibly handy for storing what you need while running around the kitchen.
Pair of two aprons with pockets
Adjustable neck strap
- Weight8 ounces
Perfect for the Monica-esque cleaning enthusiast in your life, these coasters are perfect for cold drinks on warm days. With a removable felt pad at the base of these FDA-approved coaster, your drips and condensation will be absorbed without any fuss or mess, these are also dishwasher friendly, so you’ll never have to worry about your drinks leaving watermarks ever again.
These come in a variety of colors to suit any décor and personal style, while also having the added bonus of having a non-slip base, so coasters – and droplets from your drinks – always stay exactly where they’re supposed to.
Absorbent coasters with removable felt pad
Slip resistant with an extra grippy base
Made with FDA-approved silicone
- Weight11.2 ounces
Another great gift for mothers and fitness enthusiasts, this particular option allows you to create your own yoghurts- not just one or two at a time but a total of seven different types at once. This yoghurt maker uses BPA-free plastic on the outer shell, with glass jars for yoghurt containers – all of which come under the three-year warranty.
With a simple on-off switch design, you can make up to 42oz of yoghurt at any one time, all with the simple push of a button. Your new snacks could be ready within 6-10 hours with the timer along the side letting you know how far your food has to go. If that’s not enough, the clear lid allows you to keep a close eye so you can get your treat the second it’s ready.
BPA-free product with dishwasher safe glass jars
Makes up to 42 ounces of yoghurt at once
7 containers allow you to make multiple yoghurt types at once
- BrandEuro Cuisine
- Weight4 pounds
A one-of-a-king piece that is sure to make a fantastic statement in your kitchen. This clear block fans out with everything you could possibly need for your cookery needs. This complete set is the perfect kitchen gift idea for those who might be moving into a new home or even as a wedding gift.
With every type of knife and cutting utensil you require, this block comes with a chef knife, paring knife, carving knife, bread knife, cheese knife, pizza knife, utility knife, scissors, peeler, steak knives and a set of two sharpeners. Making this a great, unique kitchen gift that is sure to leave the receiver smiling from ear to ear.
Complete set of kitchen utensils in stylish block
TPR coating over stainless steel
Top-rack dishwasher safe
- BrandHome Hero
- Weight4.8 pounds
For the serious coffee lover, who knows what they like in a coffee and would love to be able to reproduce coffee shop quality at home, you should look no further than this. The Barista Express Espresso Machine from Breville gives coffee lovers everything they could possibly want in their coffee machine and so much more.
With adjustments for everything from grind size and number of shots right through to the micro-foam milk texturing, this is a coffee maker that can work wonders on some simple beans. While expensive, this makes a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime gift for someone special or to commemorate a special event.
Conical burr grinder, dispenser and steamer
Precise temperature control
Very powerful motor at 1600 watts
- Weight23 pounds
Perfect for the adventurer in your life who needs a rugged mug to go with their rugged lifestyle. The YETI 14oz mug is large, durable and can hold up against almost anything. With insulated walls and handy lid, your hot beverages will be able to keep you warm all day.
Meanwhile, the bright Duracoat colors are guaranteed to never fade, peel or scratch away – even during the most precarious trips – and the extra-large handle is perfect for those with larger hands. Absolutely everything about this mug has been thought through and, in their own words, “over engineered”. So, you can be sure that this is the ideal gift for those who love to camp, fish or simple go on long weekends away, in the wild.
Bright colors will never scratch, peel or fade
Double-wall insulation works to maintain temperature
Extra wide handle is perfect for larger hands
- Weight13 ounces
Sure, it might come across a little uninspired to get a bread box as a kitchen gift idea for someone – but, everyone has bread, and everyone likes that bread to be fresh for as long as possible. Why not provide them with the means to do so? And in a fantastically stylish way at that.
Available in a range of colors, this bread box from Home Basics has a simple design that will match any kitchen, whether your loved one prefers a rustic look or has opted for a more modern décor in their kitchen. The powder coated steel delivers increased durability while making it all the easier to clean – perfect for sorting out those crumbs when your loaf has finally gone.
Available in a range of gorgeous colors
Made with powder coated steel for extra durability
Simple design suits any kitchen
- BrandHome Basics
- Weight3.35 pounds
We love having the right mixing bowls to hand when we’re ready to bake up a storm in the kitchen and can’t get over the quality of this set of 6 stainless steel mixing bowls. Coming in a wide range of sizes, right up to 8 quarts, these bowls are made with a high-quality stainless steel that is ideal for near-constant use.
These bowls have rolled rims for drip-free pouring and are freezer safe, dishwasher friendly and completely shatterproof. A great gift for bakers who love to spend their time in the kitchen but still want to be able to easily store away their bowls at the end of a long day of cooking, these bowls are the best mixing bowls available on the market, today.
Made with high quality stainless steel with a brushed finish
Rolled rims for drip-free pouring
Nest together for easier storage
- Weight2 pounds
If you still aren’t set on what to get your friends or loved ones – or think that perhaps they might be a little too picky to enjoy any of the other options given here – then you can’t go wrong with a good cookbook. Be warned, however, that this book is pretty much chock-a-block with cusswords, so it’s not recommended that this be given to your sweet old grandma (unless she appreciates that kind of thing).
Filled with a wide variety of recipes that can suit pretty much any taste, this book is ideal for those who are new to cooking or even those who love to cook but like to try out new, simple recipes. There are also some amazing vegan and vegetarian recipes available here, so do check those out.
Highly rated, hilarious book
Great novelty gift for adults
Extremely popular, easy-to-follow recipes
- BrandThug Kitchen
- Weight1.8 pounds
If you know a coffee lover but also know that they aren’t so far along their journey that they might be happy to have complete control over every aspect of their coffee (or simply prefer something less complicated), this coffee maker is perfect. This cafetière has been made with just enough features and having just enough of a classy style to look perfect as a gift, while still being affordable enough to buy, even for the people you aren’t too keen on.
There are filters just about everywhere, so you never have to handle nasty coffee granules in your cup, while the pot itself has even more layers. All designed to keep your coffee hotter and tasting fresher for longer.
3 layers of stainless steel keep coffee hotter for longer
4 layers of stainless steel filters to avoid granules in your coffee
Made with exceptionally high quality materials
- BrandMueller Austria
- Weight2.2 pounds