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Gift Guide for Cooks and Foodies

Last updated on December 18th, 2020 at 11:06 am

Everyone has at least one person in their life that loves to cook. Whether they are a beginner home cook, baking aficionado or professional chef, there is the perfect foodie gift for everyone. This gift guide includes an array of gadgets, cookbooks and random knick knacks any foodie would love to have in their kitchen collection. I’ve organized this list by price range, so there is something for every budget. There is also a mix of products from big brands as well as small businesses. Most of these products I love and use myself or have heard high praises from many, many people included trusted friends and family.

Under $20

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

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This cute little appliance is an affordable stocking stuffer or grab bag gift. Ideal for those with young children and/or small kitchens with little counter space.

Mini Whisk Set

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Not only are these mini whisks adorable, they are also practical. Great for whisking eggs, sauces and vinaigrettes.

Personalized Wooden Spoons

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A thoughtful, yet affordable gift idea for the cook or baker in your life. Also an opportunity to support a small business!

Handheld Milk Frother

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I have this product and love it. It’s great for frothing drinks such as lattes and hot chocolate, as well as easily whisking eggs. It is battery operated, so it is easy to store away and travel with.

Satan’s Breath CBD Hot Sauce

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This is a black owned small business out of Charlotte, North Carolina that created the first CBD infused hot sauce. They have other non-cbd infused hot sauces as well. They won first place in the 2018 Yelp Charlotte wing fling and they were the 2019 Charlotte S’mac Down winner.

Whiskey Ice Cube and Sphere Molds

Know someone that enjoys whiskey, scotch or bourbon? These ice cube molds are made specifically for spirits as they melt slower than regular ice cubes. They work well for cocktails and coffee, too!

Mixed Up Nut Butter

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Mixed Up Nut Butter is a small Business out of Vermont that makes unique nut butter blends. The Maple Bliss Blend made of pure Vermont maple syrup, walnuts and pecans is so amazing and my favorite product!

Brown Butter Truffle Honey

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This is such a unique gourmet product and sounds absolutely amazing!

Sheet Pan Chicken: 50 Simple and Satisfying Ways to Cook Dinner: A Cookbook

A new and affordable cookbook for those that love to cook but are also short on time and love quick meals with easy clean up!


Death Wish Coffee

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This is a small business local to me that produces ‘the world’s strongest coffee’ (that’s also fair trade and organic). They offer free domestic shipping when you create an account with them.

Blender Bombs

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These multi-purpose ‘bombs’ are nutrient dense, superfood balls that come in a variety of flavors. They can be blended up in smoothies, crumbled over bowls or eaten straight from the package.

Gravity Electric Salt and Pepper Grinder Set

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These aren’t your ordinary salt and pepper grinders! There’s no grinding needed. Just hold them upside down over your pan or dish and they grind fresh salt or black pepper automatically.

No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Anthony Bourdain

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The king of the foodie world Anthony Bourdain takes you along on his worldwide travels with photos, tips, guides and hilarious commentary.

Saratoga Olive Oil 

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Saratoga Olive Oil is a small business local to me that produces quality oils and vinegars and a wide range of flavors. They have locations in Saratoga, New York, Lake Placid, New York and Burlington, New York; however, they also ship worldwide. They have a variety of gift set options in the $25 to $50 price range. I personally love this Holiday Collection Variety Pack.

Foodie Dice

A fun and unique gift idea for any cook that’s up for a challenge. Roll the dice to see what ingredients will make up your next meal and get to cooking and creating!

Rabbit Wine Corkscrew

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The perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. This corkscrew is super fast and efficient and comes with a foil cutter, aerator and wine stopper.


Personalized Recipe Cutting Board

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This is a truly sentimental gift to get a loved one. These cutting boards are personalized with an engraving of a family recipe in the original handwriting. Perfect for your loved one’s favorite recipe from grandma.

Meater Thermometer

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This is a wireless ‘smart’ meat thermometer that connects to a phone app, where you can monitor the temperature and cooking progress of chicken, steak and other meat. The app also tells you how much time to let the meat rest and helps you plan out the timing of your meal. My dad swears by this product and has made some perfectly cooked meat with this thermometer.

Soda Stream Fizzi Classic

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My boyfriend and I used to buy liter after liter of seltzers at the grocery store. Sick and tired of lugging heavy bags up 3 flights of stairs and wasting so much plastic, we decided to invest in a Soda Stream and we haven’t looked back. We use this product every single day. We love that it is wireless and that there are endless flavored syrup options available.

FibraMent-D Home Oven Baking Stone

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Know someone that loves to make pizzas or want to make homemade pizza night a new tradition? This pizza stone was ranked the best overall pizza stone by Epicurious, WireCutter and TheKitchn this year.

Over $100

Wusthof Classic 8″ Chef Knife

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Every chef needs a good quality chef’s knife and Wusthof is my favorite higher end brand. They are sturdy, sharp and last a long time. This knife makes prep work a breeze!

Nespresso Coffee and Espresso Machine

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For the coffee lover in your life! This easy to use machine makes espressos, coffees, lattes and more with many flavors available.

Air Fryer

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My air fryer is my absolute favorite kitchen appliance! I use my air fryer almost everyday. There are many options on the market however, this Ninja Air Fryer Max XL was voted best overall air fryer of 2020 by Good Housekeeping Magazine. The newer, more advanced version of the air fryer I own is this Cuisinart Convention Toaster Oven Air Fryer

Ninja Smart Screen Kitchen System

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Every well equipped kitchen should have a blender and food processor. They are very efficient and handy when you need them, but when you don’t they can take up a lot of storage space. That is why an appliance that has both a food processor attachment and blender attachment is a great investment! Save money and space with this three attachment set from Ninja.

Universal Yums International Snack Box Subscription

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Most people weren’t able to travel this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore food from other countries. Universal Yums delivers snack boxes to your door with snacks and treats from a different country each month. Foodies will love discovering new and exciting international treats. There are different sized boxes and subscription plans available.

Honorable Mentions

I thought these items were worth mentioning however, they are not officially a part of this gift guide as they are currently sold out and do not come back in stock until after Christmas. Great to keep in mind for birthdays, though!

Our Place Always Pan

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Very popular and fairly new multi-purpose pan that comes with a steamer basket, wooden spoon and built in spoon holder.


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This product chills wine, cocktails, coffee and tea in one minute without watering down your drink.


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