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Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering Vine

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook

 

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Whether they’re a home cook or a gourmet, this is the holiday gift guide for the cook in your life.

The Flavor Bible

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering VineFor anyone who wants to take their cooking to the next level, The Flavor Bible is “the definitive guide to creating “deliciousness” in any dish.” It includes complimentary flavor combinations, as well as flavor clashes.

 

Finishing Salt

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering VineFleur De Sel Sea Salt is a fancy finishing salt that enhances the flavor of any dish. I got it for my husband as a stocking stuffer last year, and we use it all the time.

 

Salt Box

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering VineHave you ever noticed that the chefs on cooking shows use salt boxes rather than salt shakers? It’s easier to control the amount of salt this way. Just slide the lid open, pinch some salt with your fingers, and sprinkle over the food. This one has different lid design options to make it more personal.

 

A Good Chef’s Knife
Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering Vine

The Shun Premier Chef’s Knife is the perfect all-purpose knife. It’s made from layered Damascus steel with a hand-hammered finish. It’s a splurge, but it has a lifetime warranty.

 

Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering VineAnother tool used by professional chefs is a Sous Vide cooker. This one attaches to the side of a large pot and cooks food slowly and with precision. Think steak, pork chops, chicken, even carrots. I have this one from Gourmia, but the Anova is more well-known.

Large Stockpot

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering Vine

We had a stockpot, but it never felt big enough. We finally upgraded to a larger one, and it’s so much better. We don’t have to worry about water boiling over when making pasta. I also use it for brewing kombucha.

 

Commercial Grade Half-Baking Sheet

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering VineThe half-sheet size is large but will fit in standard ovens. We’ve had ours for as long as I can remember, and they’re holding up very well. I recommend commercial grade so it will last. We have 3 and use them all regularly, but 2 is probably enough.

 

Nesting Glass Bowls

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering VineI love having a bowl of every size so I always have what I need. These bowls are also great for mise en place.

Kitchen Towels

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering VineThese are great for drying dishes, or anything else you’d do with a kitchen towel. They’re thin, so they dry quickly.

 

Meal Kit Delivery

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering Vine

Meal kit delivery services are a great way to break out of the dinner rut. Each week, you receive the ingredients and recipes for (usually) 3 meals. We really liked Green Chef, which uses organic and sustainable ingredients. Use this referral link to get 4 free meals. Some other options are Hello Fresh, Sun Basket, and Blue Apron.

 

 Taste Trunk

 

Taste Trunk has dozens of themed trunks that you can have delivered to anyone either on a monthly basis or just one time. Themes include The Gourmet Chef, The Healthy Chef, and The Taco Trunk. Receive a $10 new customer credit with this link, or 30% off themed subscriptions during the month of December with this link.

 

Who is the home chef in your life? What would they enjoy as a gift?

 

Need more gift inspiration?

Holiday Gift Guide for the Cook - A Wandering Vine

27 Comments

  1. Sharon Wu

    Great gift ideas! I’m loving those glass bowls 🙂 xo, sharon

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      They’re so useful

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  2. Syama

    These are all great gift ideas. The “Flavor Bible” , salt box and the kitchen towels are my top 3 picks …

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Great choices!

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  3. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

    Great post! I have several of these items and can definitely say it’s a great list. Would love to have all of them.

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  4. Terry Poage

    These are great ideas for the cooks.

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Thanks

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  5. Leah

    These are all great gift ideas! Thanks for all the great choices!

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  6. Sharon

    I loooove my commercial baking sheets. So worth the price because of how sturdy they are. No warping here!

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      I agree! We use ours all the time.

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  7. Paula Stewart

    I just received a monthly spice delivery and love these types of services. They make great gifts that the recipient gets all year.

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      I agree, it’s such an awesome gift.

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  8. sihem

    great ideas

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  9. Joanie @ ZagLeft

    So many great ideas here. I have the Flavor Bible and LOVE it, I highly recommend it for anyone who loves to cook.

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Awesome!

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  10. Jennifer

    I love the ideas. Half of those I’m going to need in the kitchen because I have yet to have those yet.

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Perfect time to add them to your wish list!

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  11. Bethany Stout

    I love them all, what great gift options. Thanks for sharing them!

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  12. Joan Kubes

    I would love to own the Shun Premier Chef’s Knife!

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  13. cheryl larimer

    These would make great hostess gifts also. Love the ideas.

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  14. Cheryl Everitt

    Love all the tips and suggested gifts. Sometimes I am at a loss as to what gift to give, but then I think about cooking. Everyone needs a helping hand.

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  16. Hesper Fry

    The chef’s knife would make an awesome gift!

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