We’re of the opinion that kitchen gifts perfectly blend practicality with the notion of treating someone. Not everyone would splash out on a really high-quality kitchen item for themselves, but when given as a gift, good kitchenware makes everyday cooking that bit more enjoyable.

Check out this shortlist of our absolute favorite gifts for home cooks and foodies. From spice mills to knives to wooden boards, we’ve got a long-lasting item for everyone.

 

Cast iron spice mills, from $55.

Skeppshult spice mill

Do you know someone who loves cooking with spice? Available in a small or large size, these Swedish-made grinders are a fantastic way to pulverise whole spices, such as coriander seeds, pepper or star anise (pre-toasted or not). The heft of the cast iron makes short work of grinding them to a powder.

 

Stainless steel stockpot, $249.

 360 Cookware stockpot

A true kitchen workhorse, this 6 quart stock pot with tri-ply stainless steel construction and metal lid will evenly cook and heat pasta, soups, stews and sauces for larger households. 360 Cookware utilizes vapor cooking: a method that gently cooks food in its own moisture, locking in natural flavors and nutrients, resulting in healthy food that’s consumed as nature intended. 

 

Seamless iron pans, from $60.

 Solidteknics

What better gift for a foodie than a pan they’ll have for the rest of their lives? These pans by Solidteknics are made from one seamless piece of iron, and offer incredible performance and durability. The more you cook with them, the better the natural non-stick gets. And to top it all off, each one comes with a multi-century warranty.

  

German-made knife set, from $243.

Rosle Masterclass knives

Made in Solingen, also widely known as the city of blades, this set of knives represent the best of German knifemaking. The set consists of a Chef's KnifeBread Knife and Vegetable Knife - all kitchen staples to see you through decades of cooking. Made from high end German stainless steel with walnut handles, these knives also come with a Buy Me Once Exclusive Lifetime Guarantee. 

  

Manual espresso maker, $189.

ROK manual espresso maker

There’s nothing like making espresso to feel like you’ve truly taken the barista experience home. But espresso machines can be seriously bulky, loud pieces of equipment. Our ROK Manual Espresso Maker is small and silent, using no electricity (so it can be taken anywhere) - whilst creating true barista-quality espresso. 

 

Stainless steel kitchen strainer, $50.

Rosle strainer  

Great for straining liquids and sifting flour or powdered sugar, this fine meshed kitchen strainer also comes with an ergonomic handle. Sure to be a hit with bakers and cooks, with a Buy Me Once Exclusive Guarantee.

 

Wood chopping board, from $125.

etuHome wooden board 

Hand finished by expert artisans in Central Europe using old techniques, these stunning chopping boards make beautiful gifts. Working with responsibly-sourced hardwoods from FSC forests or waste offcuts, each one is also reversible, with one side featuring a juice groove and the other side featuring a traditional cutting board.

 

Tasting spoon set, $78.

 

What better present for an avid cook than a tasting spoon set? This set of four natural wooden tasting spoons is extremely durable and versatile, with long handles that are perfect for stirring anything from rice pudding to rum punch. Made from hardwoods all left untreated in their natural, beautiful state. 

 

Stainless steel cookie sheet, $89.

360 Cookware Stainless Steel Cookie Sheet 

If you’re looking for a super-practical gift, this stainless steel cookie sheet is a game changer. Highly robust, it has a 5 ply stainless steel construction and cladded metal core for excellent heat distribution, which results to reduced cooking times and temperatures. Say goodbye to flaky non-stick, and hello to American-made excellence.


Manual coffee grinder, $59.

Hario Skerton Plus coffee grinder 

Coffee lovers will love making the switch to hand grinding. Freshly-ground beans are a surefire way to achieve more flavorful coffee, and hand grinders are both extremely satisfying to use, and can last a lifetime. This Hario grinder has an adjustable coarseness setting, with ceramic burrs that also more durable than their steel counterparts.


Still unsure of the right gift? Don’t leave it to chance - our Gift for Life card lets your loved one choose a lifelong item they actually need. Read our article all about why we think gift cards are underrated.

November 16, 2021 — Jana Pleyto