Great Gifts for Your Favorite Cook in 2015
Spread holiday cheer with these thoughtful gifts for every food enthusiast on your list.
Illy X7.1 iperEspresso Sunrise
You’ve hit the jackpot of great gift ideas for the cook in your life. From beautiful Dutch ovens to punny food-themed t-shirts, these are the gifts every food lover on your list is going to want this year.
If coffee flows thick through her veins, she needs illy’s new espresso machine. Available in three pastel hues, the X7.1 makes espresso, cappuccino, and lattes like the best baristas.
Cole & Mason Shakers
This classic kitchen essential is paired with sleek design and high performance for maximum flavor.
$50 each; restorationhardware.com
1canoe2 XL Wall Calendar
Every wall calendar dreams of being as beautiful as this XL Wall Calendar from 1canoe2. Each month features a hand-painted fruit or vegetable, and the entire calendar measures 20 inches x 32 inches.
Beatriz Ball Soho Galena Large Oval Cutting Board
This is the perfect piece for the eminent home entertainer. Polished wood and aluminum alloy handles make maintaining and cleaning breeze.
S’well Water Bottle
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S’well has developed a cult following, and it’s easy to see why. The sleek bottles keep drinks cold for 24 hours, hot for 12. Proceeds from S’well sales go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, which provides clean drinking water to children around the world.
S'well Satin Collection Water Bottle in Hunting Green, $25 to $45; swellbottle.com
Vital Industries Precious Metals Bicycle Glasses
Those who’d rather be biking will love these 16 ounce pint or 11 ounce rocks glasses with a 20k gold or platinum mirror finish.
$15 each, vitalindustries.com
Smathers & Branson Dapper Bear Needlepoint Flask
Photo: Courtesy of Smathers & Branson
The dapper bear is mighty handsome, but the man in your life will appreciate the sophisticated way to tote his favorite tipple.
Breville Temp Select Kettle
For the person who prefers tea, Breville has an electric kettle with five programmed temps for individual brews—green, white, oolong, black, and French press.
Bob Kramer Meiji Knives
You normally have to wait months, even years, for your own Bob Kramer knife, but his newest limited edition collection by Zwilling J.A. Henckels is available at Sur La Table for the holidays.
Bob Kramer 5.5" Utility Knife, $200; surlatable.com
Bicycle Craft Beer Playing Cards
Photo: Courtesy of The United States Playing Card Company
If they’re passionate about craft beer and card games, this is the deck for them.
Bad Pickle Tees Don't Judge Udon Know Me! T-Shirt
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For the cheeky teen or millennial on your list, pick from dozens of clever foodie sayings on t-shirts and totes.
Don't Judge Udon Know Me! T-Shirt, $20; badpickletees.com
Black & Decker 5-Minute Pizza Oven & Snack Maker
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Have pizza faster than you snap your fingers! Black & Decker’s 5-Minute Pizza Oven and Snack Maker delivers pizza from frozen to bubbling in just minutes, far faster than conventional ovens. It’s the perfect gift for a constantly on-the-go family who needs to make the most of every dinner minute.
John Boos & Co. Tenmoku Cutting Board
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Inspired by Asian pottery, the artisans at John Boos & Co. have crafted one of their most beautiful boards to date. A juice groove keeps liquids from spilling onto your counters. It’s so beautiful you might just leave it out all the time.
From $146; surlatable.com
Keurig 2.0 K200 Brewing System
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Keurig’s smart new brewer happens to be one of their prettiest. Available in seven trendy colors, Keurig’s 2.0 K200 Brewing System reads the lids of each K-Cup or K-Carafe pod and automatically adjusts its brewing settings so you get the best brew possible. Like it stronger? With the press of a button you can up your brew's strength to your prefered gravity.
TOMS CHEMEX 8-cup Glass Coffeemaker
TOMS and Chemex partnered to create an 8-cup pour over brewer. For every coffeemaker sold, Chemex and TOMS will each give a week of clean water to those without access to safe drinking water. That means you will donate two weeks of water to a person in need.
Cristel Mutine Collection
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French culinary company, Cristel, engineers the smartest, sleekest pots and pans on the market. Removable—but sturdy—handles help you reduce the space needed in cabinets and on the stove. A polished stainless steel exterior with an aluminum base keeps heating even and highly efficient.
From $100; gracioushome.com
Crock-Pot Lift & Serve Hinged Lid 6-Quart Oval Slow Cooker
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Cook and carry your favorite slow-cooker classics with Crock-Pot’s Lift & Serve Hinged Lid 6-Quart Oval Slow Cooker. The large size makes it great for potlucks, office parties, and even tailgates.
Epicurean WoodGrain Cutting Boards
Cutting boards don’t have to be utilitarian and boring. Bring new life to this busy kitchen tool with Epicurean’s WoodGrain Cutting Boards. When not in use for slicing and dicing, their natural beauty makes them spectacular serving trays for entertaining.
From $20; williams-sonoma.com
Photo: Courtesy of Corkcicle
Corkcicle’s triple-insulated canteen keeps cold drinks cool for up to 25 hours and hot drinks warm for up to 12. Their stylish design is ideal for all settings, including the office. The canteens are available in 14 colors and three sizes.
From $20; corkcicle.com
Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty 5-Quart Dutch Oven
Dutch ovens are essential holiday gifts. Pioneer Woman’s 5-quart version has a unique decorative update. Available in four colors.
Capresso Triple Brew
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Capresso’s Triple Brew can make a brew to suit your quantity needs: a single cup of coffee, a 42-ounce carafe, or a rapid-brew tea. A unique wide-brew head design extracts every speck of flavor from the beans or leaves. And if you’re worried about flavor transfer from coffee to tea, two reusable filters will keep your pours pure.
Fagor Paella Pan
Fagor's enamel-on-steel paella pan comes in two sizes and is versatile enough to use indoors and out.
From $60, amazon.com
Lodge Seasoned Steel Grilling Pan
A seasoned steel griddle lets steam and smoke cook your food without shrimp or small vegetables falling in the ashes.
Staub 4-Quart Round Cocotte
Staub's classic 4-quart enameled cast-iron cocotte is now available in a woodsy green color aptly named Pine.
The Roo Gardening Apron
When gardening season rolls around again, forget filling your shirttail or toting a cumbersome basket. Collect your produce (or weeds) in one pouch, for hands-free harvesting. Available in five colors.
Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo
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Take a trip to Italy without ever leaving your house. Nespresso’s new VertuoLine Evoluo brews your choice of Italian coffee classics (American, too) after a speedy 15 to 20 seconds heat-up time. A computerized scanning system gives you a perfectly blended cup every time.
Maker's Mark X Woodzee Sunglasses
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You bought him the booze already, so he might as well have the shades to match. Maker's Mark X Woodzee Sunglasses are crafted with the recycled wooden barrel staves from Maker's Mark, one of America’s premier small-batch bourbon whisky distilleries. These glasses are singular, just like the whisky lover in your life.
Black + Decker 4-Quart Slow Cooker
Kenyon City Grill
Although it's designed for small spaces, the compact electric City Grill puts out big heat and cooks almost smokelessly and without an open flame.
OXO On Barista Brain Conical Burr Coffee Grinder with Integrated Scale
For the ultimate coffee geek, OXO’s new Barista Brain Conical Burr Coffee Grinder with Integrated Scale measures beans and gives you the ideal grams-to-cup ratio of fresh grounds. If you don’t like their settings, you can create your own. Intuitive controls let you control almost every aspect of your grinding. Just make sure you get the brewing right, and you’ll have the best cup of coffee from the comfort of your own home.
Adopt a greener coffee footprint, and ditch the paper cups in favor of portable glass ones. Colorful silicone sleeves and a splash-proof lid protect hands.
From $23; jococups.com
French Bull Ziggy Super Cooker
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French Bull’s ceramic cooker is the right size for smaller braising and slow-cooking recipes. It’s safe for stovetops, oven, microwaves, and grills, which makes it ideal for young cooks who have limited space and need the most from their cookware. Plus, who can resist the lid’s adorable design?
Photo: Courtesy of SodaStream
Fresh, delicious DIY sparkling beverages are big gift list items this year. SodaStream is the leader in smart, innovative machines, and their newest, Power, is no different. You can use ordinary tap water, add fizz, and pour in your favorite flavoring options. You can also set your fizzy level: One of three buttons will supply your desired level of carbonation.
Wolf Gourmet 4-Slice Toaster
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If you are a fan of high-end counter appliances or just really awesome toasters, Wolf Gourmet has the toaster for you. The Wolf Gourmet 4-Slice Toaster keeps toast warm without drying it out or burning it while you finish cooking breakfast. It has large slots for those extra-wide slices of artisan bread and internal arms that snuggly hold a very thin slice of bread in place. And, if you forget to defrost your bread or your bagel, it will toast frozen, rock-hard slices or halves to perfection.
KitchenAid Spiralizer with Peel, Core, and Slice
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The healthy eater’s must-have gift of 2015! From sweet potatoes to carrots, there’s almost nothing you can’t spiralize and turn into a delicious veggie-forward dinner. This one comes as a powerful attachment to your KitchenAid mixer.
Alessi Parmenide Grater with Cheese Cellar
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Alessi’s popular Parmenide Grater with Cheese Cellar comes in a rich new red as part of their (PRODUCT)RED partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
Sabatier Olivewood 4-Piece Steak Knife Set
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This isn’t your typical steak knife set. Sabatier’s Olivewood 4-Piece Steak Knife Set is crafted with stay-sharp carbon blades and sculpted handles that are designed for comfort and ease of use.
Vonny Pie Carrier
The baker in your family needs a stylish way to tote her treasured baked goods. Vonny Pie Carriers are an adorable (and safe) way to get from point A to point B with the pie in one piece.
Joseph Joseph Flavouriser
The 4-in-1 tool from gadget gurus Joseph Joseph tenderizes, flattens, grinds, and juices, making it an indispensable addition to any chef's toolbox.
WellnessMats Anti-Fatigue Kitchen Mats
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A cook’s feet need comfort. WellnessMats’ thick anti-fatigue mats provide relief and support for busy feet. A specially designed beveled edge stops rolling and prevents trips. Pick a style and color that matches the kitchen (like this Blue WellnessMat with Entwine pattern), and your family’s cook will be forever grateful.
From $70, wellnessmats.com
T-Fal 10-in-1 Multi-Cooker
For small and large ktichens alike, a do-it-all appliance like T-Fal’s 10-in-1 Multi-Cooker is a must-have. The pre-set programs help you turn out slow-cooker style meals, perfectly-cooked rice, creamy oatmeal, and even baked goods. The large 10-cup capacity is great for big families, too.
Le Creuset Wine Cooler Carry Bag
Keep your wine cooled on your way to a picnic or outdoor event with Le Creuset's Wine Cooler Carry Bag. The extended height covers and cools the entire bottle. Available in red, green, and black.