Whether you have a pro chef or an aspiring home cook in your life, you sure are lucky because those delicious meals probably keep coming.
The question is, what to give a person who is obsessed with cooking, and seems to own every single kitchen utensil and tool ever invented?
Best Gifts for Chefs
Here is a list of some ideas for the perfect gifts for chefs for 2022 that can help you find the perfect present for the culinary expert in your gift list.
If you know a chef or live with one, then you know just how fussy they can be about their knives. They don’t allow anyone to touch them, and if possible, would sleep in the same bed with them.
This is why a good quality Chef Knife Roll Bag like this one by Everpride is a very suitable gift for a chef.
The bag keeps all the precious knives and kitchen tools safe and in one place. Also, it has an easy-carry handle and a shoulder strap so that the chef can take his or her utensils just about anywhere.
The roll bag is suitable for pro chefs, sous chefs, aspiring chefs, and enthusiast home cooks.
Get the chef in your gift list this humorous personalized mug for Christmas or any occasion.
You can order the mug with a cartoon version of your friend’s face and his or her name underneath the toned up illustration.
On the other side of the mug, there is a flattering sign saying “World’s Best Chef.”
It is a unique, customized gift that is handmade so that you will show your appreciation and respect for your chef friend or relative.
This affordable and cute chef’s bangle with cooking-related charms is the perfect gift for a female cook, you know.
It is handmade and adjustable, so it can fit all wrist sizes.
The adorable charms include a pan, cleaver, mixer, cleaver, utensils, and an engraved medallion that says, “This Chef Rocks.”
It is a great gift idea for any aspiring chef or for anyone who loves cooking.
Everyone has favorite and famous family recipes, so this cooking journal is a suitable gift for anybody who would love to preserve them for the next generations.
It has blank pages for the recipes but also includes space for photos and useful tips and guides for novice cooks.
It is also a motivational gift for an innovative chef who has come up with his or her own unique recipes. The journal can become their first step towards publishing a bestselling cookbook one day.
Any cook – professional or not who has a sense of humor, will love this funny oven mitt.
It not only works for protection from burning when handling hot pots but will also make the recipient laugh every time he or she uses it.
The oven mitt is made of 100% cotton and is super insulated. Plus, it has a lovely picture of a happy home cook on it.
As mentioned previously, the knives are among the most treasured possessions of every chef, so a top-quality bag like this handmade one will be the perfect gift for a person in the culinary business.
The handcrafted knife roll bag has several carrying options and is completely water-resistant, so the knives and other chef’s tools inside will be safe at all times.
The bag can hold knives up to 16 inches long and is made of strong premium quality buffalo leather.
It has compartments for 10 large and medium knives, 4 smaller knives, as well as a spacy utility pocket for all of the other utensils.
It can be customized with the name of the chef embossed on a leather label on the front.
Chefs, as well as all home cooks, know just how hard it is to get the strong smell of garlic, onions, fish, and other stinky ingredients off of the hands.
This is why this affordable stainless steel soap will be an excellent gift for anybody who cooks with such ingredients.
It can be used with or without water and with no need for any detergent or soap.
Plus, it can be reused for years.
The stainless steel soap comes with a nifty silicone soap holder and will become an indispensable accessory in anybody’s kitchen.
You can choose among 8 different styles and sizes of this customized chef’s cutting board.
It is handmade from maple or walnut wood and can have a juice groove or not, depending on your preferences.
The board is engraved with the name of the chef or another recipient and can also include a date.
It says, “The Kitchen of Chef (Name).”
The board is sanded and finished with special food-safe wax and oil and can be used as a true cutting board or simply as a decorative item.
This travel mug is 20-oz and made of double insulated stainless steel with a lid that can retain cold or hot temperatures for hours.
It is sold in a variety of pretty powder-coated colors and is handmade.
The travel tumbler has a funny and yet pretty flattering sign defining what Chef means.
Your chef friend or relative will love this hilarious and useful travel cup and can use it for enjoying a beverage of choice on the go.
With Bluetooth connectivity and accurate temperature readings, this state-of-the-art meat thermometer is a brilliant gift idea for any grill master or a cook who is always worrying about the doneness of his or her meat.
The digital thermometer has two probes for grilling and smoking meat and can provide the exact readings of the temperature to the person’s smartphone from a distance of up to 164 feet.
With a thermometer like this, the grill master will be free to spend more time with family and friends instead of watching over the meat all of the time during a BBQ session.
If someone had told you that a colander strainer could be cute as a button, you would have probably laughed it off as an absurd joke.
But just take a look at this Spaghetti Monster strainer by Ototo, and you will find out how wrong you would have been.
This uniquely designed strainer with monster eyes will not only be a fun addition to any kitchen décor, but it is also a fully functional colander strainer for spaghetti and pasta of all kinds too.
These dish towels are not only great looking and fun, but they are functional and are great for drying the dishes and utensils.
They are handmade from cotton, and all of them have bright and vivid drawings and words that are safely embedded in the textile, so they can be washed in a machine, tumble dried, and bleached.
These handcrafted dish towels have fun cooking related messages on them that anyone who likes spending time in the kitchen will love to have to display and to use.
This is a pricey gift idea for a chef, but it is absolutely worth every cent.
The fully automatic ice cream, sorbet, and gelato maker by Cuisinart can prepare 1.5 quarts of ice cream per batch.
It has a 60-minute timer, a keep cool feature, and will allow the pro or aspiring chef in your gift list to make the most delicious frozen desserts ever.
This handcrafted gift is specially designed for chefs and includes a handmade burn balm, an all-natural handmade soap, an engraved bamboo spoon, and a single-use mulled wine spice.
All of this is beautifully packed in a gift box with a see-through lid and a pretty bow.
Overall, this is a wonderful gift that is ready to be presented to the chef in question.
A portable pizza oven is a dream come true for any pizza maker and pizza lover.
It will reach the optimal temperature for pizza making of 700 degrees Fahrenheit in only 15 minutes and will then cook for just 6 minutes.
It uses a heat diffusing pizza stone that makes sure that all parts of the crust are cooked evenly.
Plus, the specially designed domed lid will reflect the heat of the pizza and will prevent it from being soggy.
The portable pizza oven works with a standard propane tank and can work for over 250 hours per 20lbs, of propane. This makes it a perfect option for big gatherings, camping, and tailgating. It weighs only 25.9 lbs.
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Your chef friend or relative will truly enjoy this handcrafted Chef Parking Only sign. It is made of strong aluminum, comes in different sizes, and is pre-drilled and ready to be hung on a wall.
It is beautifully made, with a lot of sense of humor, which everyone will love and compliment them about.
The handcrafted sign is perfect for decorating any room.
Be it flambéing or making crème Brulee, you may have noticed that chefs seem to have an affinity for fire.
With this premium quality kitchen torch, the recipient of your gift will be able to sear meat, caramelize sugar, melt cheese, roast peppers, and do the finish up work on the beautiful crème Brulee and many more food prep tasks.
It is a handy kitchen tool that any cook – advanced or novice will love receiving as a gift.
An indoor herb garden like this one is actually something that any person who enjoys cooking or growing plants will love to receive as a gift.
The miniature garden uses hydroponics instead of soil, so there is no mess involved. It includes everything you need to start the herb garden and to take care of the plants – the seeds, the nutrients, the LED grow light, and others.
The garden needs to be watered only once every two weeks, and it will grow fresh herbs much faster than by using traditional pots and containers.
If you are looking for a more affordable and still pretty unique gift for a chef, then this handmade coffee and tea mug is an excellent option.
The 11-oz white mug has a whimsical definition of the word “Chef” that your cooking friend or relative will love.
This Bluetooth enabled Sous Vide Precision cooker is another present that any chef or home cook will be happy to receive.
With this state-of-the-art device, one can prepare a restaurant-quality dish at home.
It enables reaching culinary results that cannot be reached through any other method of cooking.
It will ensure that everything is evenly and perfectly cooked.
The Precision Cooker can be paired with the Anova App on any phone or smart device so that the food can be monitored and the cooking can be adjusted from a distance.
You may not be aware that kitchen scissors are much more different than the regular scissors we use for cutting paper or fabric, but they are.
These heavy-duty kitchen shears can easily and safely cut all kinds of ingredients and products like poultry, poultry bones, meat, fish, veggies, and others.
It can also be used for tasks outside of the kitchen, such as pruning and trimming roses, cutting hard cardboard, and others.
They can also be used for cracking nuts and for opening bottles.
If your friend is both a cook and a Star Wars fan, then this cute and funny cutting board is an ideal gift for her or him.
It is made of bamboo and is beautifully engraved with an illustration of Yoda and the words “Yoda Best Cook Ever.”
Bee’s Wrap may be something that your cooking enthusiast loved one may not have even heard of, but it is, in fact, a very useful kitchen accessory.
It is a reusable, sustainable food wrap that is made of organic cotton infused with jojoba oil, beeswax, and tree resin.
The food wrap is a perfect alternative to the disposable and not-so-safe plastic wrap we use in our kitchens.
It helps the environment, the budget, as well as the taste and safety of the food.
Because no true chef can be without a chef hat, you can order this personalized one with the name of your cooking enthusiast friend or loved one on the front.
This is a professional chef hat that will help maintain sanitary conditions in the kitchen and will make the person look more professional.
Then again, it is a sweet gift for a non-professional aspiring chef dreaming of winning Master Chef one day.
If the chef on your gift list seems to have everything, and you are not sure what to buy him or her, then this Sur La Table gift card.
It will allow the recipient to choose whatever he or she needs from the amazing Sur le Table shop, which has one of the most fabulous culinary collections in the world.
We won’t get fed up with repeating just how much chefs love knives. This uniquely designed stainless steel chopper and herb stripper are possibly one of the few types of knives that your chef friend does not already have.
It is hand-forged and is designed to easily and evenly chop through large vegetables, fruits, and pieces of meat.
The special vents on the 7-inch blade allow for easy and efficient stripping of different types of herbs.
It is NSF certified and has been ranked a favorite kitchen utensil by chefs and cooking enthusiasts.
You may consider the task of washing and cleaning a cutting board a mundane task, but the truth is, it requires much more special care if you want the cutting board to last longer and be safe for use for prepping food.
This is why a cutting board care kit like this one is a present that any true chef will appreciate. The complete cutting board care kit includes premium 12-oz cutting board oil, 12-oz soap, 6-oz finish wax, as well as an applicator, a scrub brush, and a finishing pad.
Clarks is the only company that offers such a complete set of cutting board maintenance products and tools, so if you are looking for the best in the field – this is the one to buy.