Christmas In The Kitchen

Holiday shopping is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to buy gifts for your favorite home cook. The key to shopping for an avid home chef is to get them something they wouldn’t ordinarily buy for themselves.

You know how it goes – sometimes we see something we like but never get around to actually buying it because it seems like too much of an extravagance. The following gift ideas tick all the right boxes. They’re practical, ingenious, and will soon become indispensable for whoever receives them.

Fancy wooden spoons

This might seem like a simple and unexciting gift, but wooden kitchen accessories will last a lot longer than flowers. You can add a bouquet of fancy wooden spoons to a cookbook or beautiful cookware set to create a truly practical and well-rounded gift.

Wooden cutting board

A good quality cutting board is not something most people are willing to spend their money on, despite the fact that they would love to have one. This makes it the perfect Christmas gift. The best part about this gift is that it’s an investment piece that’ll last a lifetime.

Good quality knives

You only need a few good quality knives to make your job that much easier in the kitchen. First, you have the chef’s knife, which is an all-purpose tool you can use to slice, chop, dice, mince, etc. Next, add a paring knife because it’s essential for fine-peeling and coring fruit. Third, a razor-sharp tomato knife is indispensable for an avid home cook, and you can never have too many of them.

The key to buying knives is that they should be of good quality. That way, the person you buy them for can use them for many years to come.

Piping sets

A piping set is an unexpected gift that keeps on giving. They’re also highly versatile as you can use them for all kinds of tasks, from decorating cakes and cupcakes to making deviled eggs. Piping can also help you enhance the appearance of your food presentation. 

Most piping sets come with stainless steel tips, reusable silicone pastry bags, and even flour nails. You’ll also find dividers to keep everything organized. Look for a set that comes with everything your home chef needs to start food decorating right away.

An electric knife

First of all, if you go for a top-quality brand, an avid home cook will get excited just by seeing the name written on the box. Then they’ll be able to use their new electric knife to perfectly carve a watermelon, cut up pumpkins, and slice their home-cooked bread. In fact, it’s so good at cutting bread that the slices will come out looking just like the store-bought version. This makes it easier to make sandwiches and will motivate anyone to make more home-cooked goodies. Electric knives usually come with two blades – a larger thicker one and a smaller one for the novice breadmaker.


A citrus juicer is always nice to have around for recipes that call for juice. Make sure to get a fancy one with a strainer so your friend can dictate how much pulp they want. It’ll come with measurements for easy measuring and recipe perfection.

Making great food doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on cooking equipment, but all home chefs will agree – it’s thrilling to receive a thoughtful cooking gift in your Christmas stocking. Be someone’s secret Santa, and give a great gift to the home cook in your life this festive season.