Top 15 Gifts for the Home Cook

Top 15 Gifts for the Home Cook

There’s a gourmet chef waiting inside all of us, if we’re willing to try! These perfectly sumptuous gifts will help any home cook elevate their culinary game.

1. Make-Your-Own Kombucha Set

Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics, kombucha—fermented, sweetened tea—is the new craft brew. Create, store, and serve your own with this handsome set from Kilner in Liverpool, England. 3-liter dispenser jar has a beechwood lid and leakproof spigot. Handled drinking jars hold 13 ½ oz. Set includes 3 muslin squares and 2 lengths of twine. Step by step instructions and flavoring recipes included.

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2. Personalized Wooden Spoon – “Your Name’s” Kitchen

A gift for the mischievous cook. The bowl is always engraved with “I like to stir the pot.” The handle can be engraved with any name you choose, up to 24 characters, The word Kitchen is not on the spoon unless you include it in your personalization. Spoon is 13″ long.

 

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The Devil Made Me Do It - Deviled Egg Tray & Tongs Set

3. The Devil Made Me Do It – Deviled Egg Tray & Tongs Set

The party doesn’t start until the deviled eggs arrive. White ceramic platter graciously presents two dozen servings with “The devil made me do it” imprinted on rim. 14″ diameter. Comes with 6½” silverplated tongs stamped with “Egg-cellent”. Hand wash.

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4. Upside Down Kitchen Hints Apron with Cooking Tips

Cooking tips at your fingertips. Lift the edge of this apron to find basic facts fast: a conversion table, cooking temperatures for meats and fish, turkey roasting times, cooking times for various veggies (boiled, microwaved, steamed, or roasted), and a shelf-life chart for common pantry items. No need to stop cooking and page through a book. Black apron is 65/35 cotton/poly blend, one size. 23″ long. Imported.

 

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5. Just in Queso Dip Set

Eat your queso in style with our 2-piece set including a ceramic dip bowl embossed with the words “Just in queso” and a coordinating “so cheesy” stamped silver-plate ladle tied with twine. “Just in queso” bowl measures 4″ in diameter and 2.25″ high. Silver-plate “So Cheesy” ladle measures 4″ long. Hand wash, not microwave-safe.

 

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6. Mrs. Anderson’s Apple Peeling Machine

There are many delicious reasons to use a lot of apples, including crisps, crumbles, cakes, turnovers, and pies. But peeling all those apples can be a chore. Heavyweight, enamel-coated gizmo quickly and easily peels, cores, and slices. The suction mount holds securely to smooth surfaces; comes with a C-clamp for porous surfaces. 10″ long, 4″ high, 4″ wide.

 

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7. ‘Nessie’ Loch Ness Monster Ladle

When you’re not using her to scoop up soups, sauces, and punches, you’ll leave her on your counter to admire. Toughened blue BPA-free nylon ladle stands upright on four little feet. An internet sensation, she’s famously hard to find in the USA, so we’ve stocked up for you. Dishwasher safe but don’t microwave. Please note, at 9½” long Nessie is smaller than most standard soup ladles and stands best in thicker liquids.

 

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8. Words with Boards Maple Hardwood Cutting Board – “Home” with Hand-Cut Heart Accent

Home is where the heart is, and this charming butcher block cutting board is a daily reminder. The high-quality, sustainably-forested U.S. hardwood maple board prominently features the word “HOME” with a hand-cut heart accent in place of the “O”. It doubles as a statement piece in your kitchen decor when not in use, and makes a beautiful bridal and housewarming gift. Expertly-crafted in Baltimore, Maryland by the artists at Words with Boards, a company featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2015 list! Cutting board is a sturdy 1 1/8″ thick butcher block, and measures 9 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ x 1 1/8″.

 

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Personalized Hometown Kitchen Towel

9. Personalized Hometown Kitchen Towel

Just when you thought you could learn nothing from a kitchen towel, along comes the Map Kitchen Towel, personalized by being centered on your own home – or on any other USA address you provide. Learn all about the local area around your chosen location while you dry the dishes – or pin the towel up on your kitchen wall for instant reference. However you use it, this highly original towel is both informative and fun – and of course it makes the perfect house-warming present and an ideal gift.

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10. Personalized White Wine Glasses Set/4

Designed to accentuate the characteristics of white wines, our monogrammed set of 4 White Wine Glasses is a must-have for the wine lover. Gracefully shaped but sturdy, these lovely wine glasses include a classic initial monogram and are ideal for a housewarming gift or for anyone else with a well-stocked home bar. Salut! Glasses hold 19 ounces. Personalized with single initial (all must be the same).

 

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Bluebirds Kitchen Utensils and Tree Stand

11. Bluebirds Kitchen Utensils and Tree Stand

Enchanting perched on your counter, useful every day. Set includes a ladle, slotted pasta grabber, spatula, and slotted spoon. Each is made from wheat straw and nylon, an eco-friendly blend that’s durable and safe (won’t scratch) for all kinds of cookware including nonstick. Lightweight, comfortable in the hand, and heat-resistant up to 410°.

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12. Twister Jar Opening Aid

Open the tightest, most stubborn jar lids. Once the chrome steel jaws clamp down on the edges, a few turns of the wood handle are all it takes. Fits lids from 1/2″ to 4 1/2″ diameter. A great gift for people with restricted hand mobility – or anyone who has ever struggled with a lid that would not budge.

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Twister Jar Opening Aid

13.Porcelain Rabbit Utensil Holder

A sweet (and traditional) addition to your French kitchen. Handpainted porcelain bunny holds kitchen utensils in his basket backpack…or fresh flowers, if you choose. About 14″ high. Hand wash.

 

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14. Polish Butter Molds – Bird

The smallest things can make a big difference at a dinner party. Like little butter animals instead of a ho-hum stick. Traditional beechwood molds are easy to use: soften butter, spread into mold, close, and freeze for 40-50 minutes. Molds about 4″ long; butter critters about 2¾”. Hand carved in Poland.

 

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15. Elephant Paper Towel Holder

Never forget where you put the paper towels. Cast iron elephant holds a roll at the ready on his very long trunk. Or use him in the bathroom for TP rolls. About 4″ wide, 19″ high.

 

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