As the friend in every friend group who is usually shoving food or snacks down the other friends’ throat, I’m here with a few ideas for gifts for people who like to cook. Because, honestly, that’s me.
This will be the first in my gift guide series, and I feel so totally behind, y’all. How is it already November 19?
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My gift ideas for people who like to cook
1. Glass mixing bowls
I always recommend helping your friend replace their plastic equipment with glass or stainless steel.
2. Silpat baking sheets
If you have a friend who loves to bake, these Silpat baking mats are great.
They’ll prevent their precious Christmas cookies from sticking to the mat and keep their cookie sheets clean. No rough scrubbing – score. It’s a nice little bonus gift that the average person probably wouldn’t buy for themselves.
3. Beautiful baking dishes
I love pretty things, but when I shop for myself, I usually go for serviceable, not pretty.
4. A pizza stone.
I love my pizza stone, and this one is even better. It has handles.
5. Quality wooden spoons.
Wooden spoons are my favorite utensil in the kitchen. I have an entire crock of plastic and silicon, but I almost always reach for my wooden equipment.
6. A bread box.
This feels so silly but I absolutely love my bread box. I use it to store freshly baked bread as well as tortillas, bagels and more. Whatever I have, really. It looks great on a counter top, too.
7. A high quality cutting board.
8. A great cookbook.
There are about a thousand great cookbooks to choose from, but the only acceptable one (in my opinion) is Chrissy Teigen’s newest, Cravings: Hungry For More.
9. A sturdy cast iron skillet.
If you get them Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook, I recommend pairing that with a good cast iron skillet. Bonus points if it’s pre-seasoned.
10. Serving bowls or dishes.
I never saw the point of having a lot of serving bowls in your house, until I threw a Friendsgiving dinner party and realized I used every large bowl or dish I owned. It made a lot of sense then.
If you like to cook, what sort of kitchen gifts are on your wishlist?