13 Kitchen Gifts That Will Delight the Home Cook

Presents that measure up to their great taste.

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The seasoned home chef can make magic in the kitchen with just about anything on hand — but a fancy new tool or accessory is always appreciated! These 13 kitchen gifts help to upgrade the staples of their domain.

1 Instant Pot DUO Plus 3-Quart 9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
amazon.com $99.95

One of the best-selling models of the internet-breaking Instant Pot series, this multi-cooker is a gift-worthy pick because it combines so many functions into one appliance without sacrificing the quality of the end product. 

This device serves as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, or even simply a warmer for pre-made dishes. It also features adjustable pressure levels, 10 preset temperatures, and an easy-to-program display.

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2 Cravings: Hungry for More
amazon.com $17.99

Chrissy Teigen is back for seconds with her latest cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More. Packed with Teigen's trademark wit on every page, these savory bites are perfect for weeknights and special occasions alike. Since the book definitely errs on the side of cheat-day fare, it's sure to be a new favorite of any comfort-food connoisseur.

3 Dot & Army Cotton Bowl Covers (Set of 6)
shop.goop.com $62.00

Help them ditch the disposable plastic wrap for good with the help of this multisized set of cotton bowl covers. They're great for keeping leftover dishes covered in the fridge, while also being conveniently machine-washable and endlessly reusable.

4 OXO Good Grips Single Serve Pour Over Coffee Dripper
amazon.com $15.99

Pour-over coffee somehow just got even easier to make. A new favorite of The Strategist, this analog device is equipped with a water tank, which allows users to measure out the precise amount of boiling water needed for each cup, while also regulating its distribution evenly over the grounds. Just fill and leave it to brew for 3-5 minutes, and you'll have a perfectly made cup every time.

This kitchen gift pairs best with their favorite bag of (pre-ground) beans, ensuring that they'll never have to drink the office break-room coffee again!

5 Cheese Grotto
food52.com $250.00

The cheesemonger in your life is probably all set on slate serving boards, but do they own a Cheese Grotto yet? This unit is made of birch and bamboo plywood, and the interior stays temperature-regulated by wetting the included slab of clay on the lowest level.

Both hard and soft cheeses can be stored in this mini cheese cellar, and it can even be kept out on a countertop for short-term enjoyment.

6 Ninja Professional 72oz Countertop Blender
amazon.com $80.99

A countertop necessity for the health-conscious cook, the Ninja is one of the best-reviewed blenders on the market, thanks to its 1,000-watt performance. The pulverizing blades shred through fruits and vegetables and turn ice into snow in just minutes! 

Its 72-ounce liquid capacity mixes up extra-large batches, and the large spout is perfect for quick-serving without making a complete mess of the counter.

7 Parachute Chambray Fringe Napkins
parachutehome.com $29.00

This set of linen napkins from Parachute is perfect for any home cook who really takes pride in their tablescape. Their neutral palette (available in four colorways) is compatible with nearly any decor style, and the unfinished border and heathered material feels like a refreshing upgrade from more pattern-heavy designs.

8 Flower Pot Bread Making Kit
shopterrain.com $38.00

The kitchen wiz who wants to try their hand at bread-making can kick things off on a smaller scale with this petite starter kit. The set comes with everything they'd need (apart from butter and parchment paper) to bake a batch of buns in the included terracotta flower pots, along with homemade lavender butter to spread on top!

9 Sagler Marble Mortar and Pestle Set
amazon.com $11.99

Some things just taste better when they're pulverized by hand. This marble set is great for chopping up nuts, grinding guac, whipping up tahini, and cutting flax bits down to size. It's just under 4 inches wide, so it's as unobtrusive on their countertop as it is attractive.

10 KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer Attachment
amazon.com $74.96

What can't the KitchenAid do? Upgrade their favorite countertop sidekick by gifting them a spiralizer attachment. The detachable device peels, cores, and slices up anything from potatoes to zucchini to make short work of dinner prep, no matter what's on the menu.

11 Stockholm Salt & Pepper Grinder
food52.com $40.00

Spice up their life (and their tabletop!) with a new set of salt and pepper grinders. These individually-sold pieces come in two different heights and colors, and they can grind up peppercorns or salt crystals as finely or as coarse as they'd like! Plus, their minimalist shape makes them attractive additions to the dinner table.

12 Bee's Wrap Sustainable Reusable Food Storage (Pack of Three)
amazon.com $18.00

When it comes to wrapping up leftovers or packing up a picnic, help them kick plastic wrap to the curb. These environmentally-friendly food wraps are made from organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, and they can be used to wrap up dry cheeses, fruit, and sandwiches. They're malleable and washable, and they can also be used regularly for up to a year.

13 Architec Magnetic Holder Recipe Rock
amazon.com $14.99

Make sure they never lose a family recipe card to an oily countertop again! Simple but ingenious, this Recipe Rock from Architec holds a recipe upright using strong magnets that can hold up to eight sheets of paper at a time.

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