The Best Gifts for New Cooks
For those on your gift list who are just now learning to love their time in the kitchen, we've gathered up helpful (and fun) gifts to get their cooking journey started. Stock their kitchen with a new cookware and knife set, or introduce them to the wonders of flaky sea salt and international flavors. These thoughtful choices are guaranteed to stoke the fires of their new culinary interest.
Caraway Half Bakeware Set
Just the right size for a smaller kitchen, Caraway's Half Bakeware Set features two baking sheets, a muffin pan, a rectangle pan, and cabinet organizer. Available in five vibrant colors, the ceramic coating is non-toxic and safe up to 550F degrees.
For the adventurous eater, "Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide" should be at the top of their reading list. Including features on dishes, ingredients, and techniques from every corner of the world, they're sure to learn something new.
Give the gift of versatility with the four-in-one ChefCubii, which acts as a steam oven, air-fryer, convection oven, and dehydrator. Small enough to fit on a countertop, but big enough to serve a family, the ChefCubii is a must-have for any beginner foodie.
Knife Sharpeners Kitchen 3-Stage Kit
New cooks may not realize that a sharper knife is safer than a dull, slippery blade. This easy knife sharpener kit has everything they'll need to keep their knives in tip top shape for making wow-worthy meals.
Jacobsen Salt Company The Starter Kit
Salt can make or break a dish, so give the gift of high-quality Jacobsen salt this holiday season. This handy starter kit includes everything from fine to flaky salts, alongside flavored varieties and a dainty salt cellar for storage.
The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook
Most new cooks are just starting out on their own, so "The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook: 175 Super Easy Recipes Made Just for You" is perfect for those who want to try out baking without too many leftovers. From classics like chocolate chip cookies to unique twists such as cocoa vanilla swirl brownies, this cookbook has it all.
The Neighborgoods Big Dill Apron
Every home cook needs a signature apron. This punny style features a fun design alongside two handy pockets for storing your phone, tasting spoon, or snacks to nibble on between kitchen tasks.
Caraway Cookware Set
Having the correct cookware is key for beginners to start off on the right foot. Caraway's non-stick ceramic pots and pans set fits the bill, including a frying pan, sauce pan, Dutch oven, and sauté pan, alongside lids and an organizing rack.
Chefman Electric 4-Cup Food Chopper
Great for blending up homemade hummus and guacamole, or giving a few pulses to quickly "chop" fresh produce, the Chefman 4-Cup Food Chopper can help new cooks save time in the kitchen.
Blue Reactive Oil Cruet
Transferring olive oil into a spouted bottle doesn't just make cooking easier, it also prevents sunlight from making the oil spoil faster. This glazed stoneware bottle from Williams Sonoma is crafted in Portugal and will be an instant upgrade to any kitchen.
Hast 4-Piece Modern Knife Set
Skip the easily dulled knife block set and instead splurge this year on a Hast 4-Piece Modern Knife Set. The budding chef on your list will gain knife skills in no time thanks to the utility knife, chef's knife, paring knife, and bread knife that this set includes.
Beautiful 9QT TriZone Air Fryer
Not only is the Beautiful TriZone Air Fryer a stylish addition to any kitchen, it's a workhorse appliance (doubling as a dehydrator and roaster) that can help giftees get dinner on the table easily. It features a divided basket for cooking two types of food at once, or use a full basket to be able to fit large items like an entire chicken.