Tis the season for gift shopping and if you’re looking for a useful holiday gift for someone who loves to cook, you’ve come to the right place.
Whether you’re shopping for a culinary newbie or a seasoned pro who knows their onions, these kitchen tools are guaranteed to delight them:
Spade to Fork’s vegetable garden growing kit is the perfect present for the chef who likes to use farm-fresh, organic ingredients in their recipes as much as possible. And what’s fresher than ingredients picked from your very own garden? This kit includes five types of non-GMO, USDA-certified organic seeds, including cherry tomato, green bean, carrot, lettuce and radish. Each kit also contains five OMRI-listed compostable peat pots, potting soil discs and custom wood burned plant markers along with a handy how-to guide.
Seasoned home cooks will appreciate this multitasking kitchen tool that’s perfect for grinding spices, herbs, nuts and seeds. Available in three sizes, these hand-made Suribachi or mortar can also be used to mix dipping sauces and double as serving bowls. The grinding grooves on the inside of the mortar are carved by hand and then glazed—making it easy to clean and difficult for odors to linger. Meanwhile, the bottom of the mortar has silicon tracks to prevent it from sliding during use. This set also includes a surikogi—commonly known as pestle—made from environmentally-sustainably harvested wood.
This nifty tofu maker kit makes for a thoughtful present for the vegan chef on your list. The set includes a tofu box and press made from natural Japanese Cypress, a cheesecloth and a beginner’s guide on how to get started.
Zero-waste chefs will appreciate this sustainable compost bin made from wood obtained from fallen trees. The metal lid and bin are removable, so you can easily lift the metal tin inside to empty, clean or fill the compost bin. Plus it’s not bulky so you can easily move it around between prep stations.
This all-in-one cooker is a great gift option for home cooks who are hard-pressed for time.
With more than 300 different cooking presets, this versatile device can do basically anything. In addition, it features a built-in smart scale, so you can take the guesswork out of measuring ingredients for the recipe. While the cooking time calculator helps you figure out custom cooking time, temperatures and modes for your favorite ingredients. Plus you can pair it with your smartphone via WiFi to monitor your meals without stepping into the kitchen or use it to set the cooker to automatically release pressure once the cooking is complete.
This 10-pack Grill & Roast collection from Spicewallah is a practical gift option for the grill-loving chef in your life. From pork chops and grilled chicken to cauliflower steaks and grilled zucchini, this easy-to-use kit takes the guesswork out of marinades, rubs, and seasonings—so they can easily cook up a delicious restaurant-worthy meal at home. Featured spices include herbs de Provence, cowboy grilling rub, Cyprus flake salt and Tandoori masala.