Holiday Gift Ideas: For Home Cooks

This holiday gift idea list is for anyone in your life who loves to cook – or wants to start!

Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are very versatile: They can be used to make many different kinds of dishes during various stages of the cooking process. They’re especially great for making soups, sauces, casseroles, lasagna, and bread.

Our Picks:

Cuisinart Classic Enameled Cast-Iron Pan ($49.99, shop here)

Our Place Perfect Pot ($165, shop here)

Le Creuset Deep Dutch Oven ($380, shop here)

Garlic Grinder

Chopping or mincing garlic can be difficult and time-consuming. But using a grinder, rocker, or crusher makes the task much easier.

Our Picks:

Joseph Joseph Garlic Rocker ($19.99, shop here)

Williams Sonoma Ultimate Garlic Grinder ($24.95, shop here)

OTOTO Gracula Garlic Crusher ($24.95, shop here)

Knife Sharpener

Keeping kitchen knives sharp is essential for making cutting easier and preventing accidents. It is likely that the chef in your life already has a great set of knives, but they may need a good knife sharpener. This is where you come in!

Our Picks:

Joseph Joseph Rota Folding Knife Sharpener and Honer ($19.95, shop here)

AnySharp Pro Metal Knife Sharpener ($21.99, shop here)

Tumbler Diamond Rolling Knife Sharpener Set ($129, shop here)

Rapid Egg Cooker

You don’t think about needing an egg cooker – until you want to make soft or medium-boiled eggs and realize it can be a hassle. Rapid egg cookers simplify the task! Simply put your eggs in the egg cooker with the appropriate amount of water, press the button, and voilà!

Our Picks:

Dash 3-in-1 Everyday 7-Egg Cooker with Omelet Maker and Poaching ($19.99, shop here)

Hamilton Beach 7-Egg Cooker ($20.99, shop here)

Cuisinart Egg Central Egg Cooker ($39.95, shop here)


There are cookbooks for every cook, whether they only have time for quick meals or enjoy creating more elaborate feasts. A cookbook can also help beginners to experiment and get their creative juices flowing.

Our Picks:

Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration ($16.66, shop here)

Joanna Gaines – Magnolia Table, Volume 2 ($30, shop here)

Milk Street: Cook What You Have ($35, shop here)

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