Here are my top picks for fun and unique holiday gifts for cooks or gourmands! Some are highlighted in video, the rest are below with just photos. ~Jaden
Holiday Gifts for the Cook
- Fork Knife Chopsticks from Uncommon Goods $10.00
- Terra Cotta Chicken Roaster from Ten Thousand Villages $49.00
- Set of two Timber Roasters from Rustic Roasters $55.00
- Kuhn Rikon Colander Scoop $18.00
- Salt lovers! Artisanal Bamboo Sea Salt Chest from Uncommon Goods $125.00
More Holiday Gifts for the Cook
F0rget baking stones! This baking STEEL from Sur La Table will never break (I’ve broken 3 baking stones to date) and is super easy to clean. In addition, you can chill the steel if you want to use it to serve cold appetizers. It’s 18X the heat conductivity of stones, so you get better crusts. Plus, it’s made in Hanover, Massachusetts of 100% recycled steel (Baking Steel from Sur La Table $79.95)
I love the rustic, hand made pots and pans – this one from Turk is one that will survive many generations of cooks in your family. Turk has been making pans in Germany since 1857 – you can see the beautiful craftmanship. It’s a great deal too, at $59. They also make fry pans too. Turk Heavy Steel Double Handle Pan from Kaufmann Mercantile $59.00
Do you hate plastic wrap as much as I do? This is a reusable food wrap made from organic cotton muslin that’s been coasted with natural beeswas, jojoba oil and tree resin. The wrap is malleable, so you can wrap food or even smooth it over a bowl and it will keep its shape. Beeswax is naturally antibacterial too, so it will keep your food fresher, longer. Hand wash and air dry. Use it over and over again! Beeswaxed Organic Cotton Food Wrap $17.95
I love this cutting board – it’s got a nice sloping side to catch all of the juices of whatever you’re carving. This is so much easier to use than a cutting board with a teeny juice catcher rim (I always, always spill the juices, especially carrying it to the sink!) This Black Walnut Trencher Board would make any cook happy. Pretty enough to use as a serving tray too. Black Walnut Trencher Board (Rectangular) $89.00
You can’t beat handmade and custom engraved! This personalized cutting board is made in Riverside California by Woodink Shop. Engraved Chevron Wood Cutting Board on Etsy $45
The Wall Street Journal called these Old West Copper Shot Glasses “A little bit rustic, a little bit rambunctious.” and I absolutely agree. Old West Shot Glasses by Jacob Bromwell $124
I’m in a copper love-fest! These Copper Cooks Tools would look lovely in any kitchen. Great price at $12. Copper Cook’s Tools on West Elm $12 each
Okay, really, I do love copper. Tajika Haruo Ironworks have been making copper scissors for 4 generations in Japan. Hand forged and hand sharpened. Copper Scissors found on Mjolk CA $85 via Remodelista
This spiralizer is the #1 slicer on Amazon! We recently did a video review – check it out. We use it to make zucchini “spaghetti” and carrot curls. Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Vegetable Slicer $30
My new favorite garlic press! Do multiple cloves at one time, and even mince up other types of vegetables like chiles! NexTrend Garlic Twist $16.00
The best looking apron goest to Ice Milk Aprons. The Rollings of Cinnamon apron is hanging on the hook in my pantry. You’ll never find a more tailored or gorgeous kitchen-wear. Ice Milk Aprons $85 for full length apron.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make you happy. Floral Measuring Spoons from Cost Plus World Market $3.99
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I just wanted to say what a blessed life you have,a wonderfull family a great heart,your new addition is adorable and in a good family,may your kindness be rewarded many times over,anyways just wanted to wish you and you’re family a Happy Holyday!!!!!
I have been trying to find the Mastrad Qwik Wisk you reviewed but cannot. Do you have a link to it?
Hi Teri – I didn’t review the Quik Wisk. Looks like a fun gadget!
You really need to add the Nextrend Garlic Twist you reviewed this year. It works great and is going out to some of my gift recipients.
Done and done, Dave. Glad you loved it.
The website would not let me order the knife/fork chopsticks.