40 Best Gifts for Home Cooks

Best Christmas gift ideas for home cooks

Wondering how to thoughtfully surprise and delight the person who loves spending time in the kitchen more than anything else? We’ve rounded the best budget-friendly kitchen gift ideas of 2021 along with unique must-haves for any amateur or serious home cook (and baker) in your life.

In this guide
1. For healthy foodies
$ 33.48

Victorio 4-Tray Seed Sprouter with Starter Kit

This stacking kit is ideal for the home chef looking to add more greens into their diet. It even comes with a selection of seeds.

$ 117.39

Ninja Personal Blender

Anyone trying to pack more vitamins into their day will appreciate this personal blender. They can use it to make fresh fruit smoothies every morning.

$ 33.97

Fox Run Bamboo Steamer

A perfect gift for healthy cooking, this two-tier bamboo steamer is lightweight and stackable. It quickly cooks veggies and seafood on two levels simultaneously.

$ 16.98

Sushi Tool Set

Help them learn to make their favourite sushi rolls at home! This set for beginners comes with sushi mats, chopsticks, a rice spreader and a rice spatula.

$ 34.77

Bernardin Preserving Starter Kit

For the budding canning and preserving enthusiast, this kit from a trusted brand comes with almost everything they need to start whipping up homemade jams.

$ 88.97

T-fal Easy Fry Air Fryer

For the one who wants to eat healthier but still loves crispy food, this air fryer cooks up tasty dishes using little to no oil.

$ 54.98

Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker

This cool, counter-friendly yogurt maker will let them whip up a healthy snack using their choice of milk (whether it’s dairy or almond).

$ 29.97

Gotham Steel Smokeless Stovetop Indoor Grill

Calling all Korean BBQ lovers: This handy indoor grill reduces the amount of oil and fat that ends up in food while keeping it flavourful.

$ 30.97

Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker with Built-In Timer and Poaching Tray

This nifty appliance cooks up to seven perfect soft, medium, hard-boiled or poached eggs every time, so they can have a healthy breakfast every day.

2. For bakers
$ 29.97

The Pioneer Woman Flea Market 9" Ruffle Top Pie Dish And 3.6 Quart Ruffle Top Bakeware

With this decorated ruffled pie dish and baker set, they’ll proudly show off their homemade pies and loaves any chance they get.

$ 20.97

Fox Run Baking Mat with Measurements

This easy-to-clean kitchen tool provides even heat distribution for perfectly baked goods. The handy measurement guide even includes temperature and weight conversions.

$ 12.10

Cheers 3-Tier Cupcake Stand

What do you gift an avid baker who has all the kitchen tools? This elegant, tiered tea stand that can display all their homemade sweets!

$ 13.89

Fdit Kitchen Timer

If you know a home cook who needs a reliable and alarmingly cute kitchen assistant, this tiny owl-shaped kitchen timer is the perfect budget-friendly gift.

$ 27.67

Wilton Kitchen Utensils Mix and Measure Set

Surprise a baker you love and upgrade their go-to utensils with this stunning navy blue and gold 10-piece kitchen set.

$ 27.27

Wilton Icing Spatula Set

If they’re the go-to cake maker in the family, they’ll appreciate this gorgeous set. Three different sizes of spatulas mean they can take on any icing job.

$ 37.47

Ricardo Digital Cooking Thermometer

Empower an amateur bread baker with a digital thermometer so they can assess the doneness of baked bread for a tasty loaf every time.

3. For entertainers
$ 433.97

Corelle Portofino Bread Plate

Impress guests and serve up fresh bread on this beautiful chip-resistant plate, featuring a stunning fade-resistant pattern. (Bonus: It’s dishwasher safe!)

$ 17.97

Bodum Latteo Milk Frother

If they love fancy coffee but don’t have much counter space, this little manual frother will help them whip up a professional-level cappuccino.

$ 39.97

Retro Cotton Candy Maker

If you’re wondering what to get the family with kids, this cotton candy maker promises hours of tasty fun and entertainment.

$ 84.97

Martha Stewart 5-Quart Round Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

For the home chef who needs a one-pot workhorse, this stylish Dutch oven can churn out a delicious meal and go from stove to oven to table.

$ 62.44

Organic Acacia Wood Square Two Layered Swivel Swing 5 Piece Cheese Knife and Cutting Board Set

Effortlessly chic and functional, this little cheeseboard (made from luxe Acacia wood) doubles as storage for the knife set.

$ 69.98

SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker

Make flat water fizzy in seconds with this soda maker that’s great for mixed drinks or straight-up soda with lime.

$ 42.48

Salton S'mores & Fondue Maker

This little appliance is safe for indoor use, so they won’t have to wait for summer campfires to serve DIY s’mores after dinner.

$ 47.82

Whiskey Glass Set

For the quirky whiskey or rye drinker, these two glam-meets-forest landscape rock glasses are outdoorsy and so Canadian—perfect for cocktail hour.

4. For busy home cooks
$ 24.97

Starfrit Pro Mandoline

This easy-to-use mandoline is a super useful kitchen tool that will churn out consistent, uniformly sliced veggies in a snap.

$ 57.99

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

If your caffeine fan is looking for a lightweight coffee maker for travel, this compact Aeropress is designed for on-the-go and rivals any larger French press.

$ 49.16

Outset Leather Grill Apron

A classic kitchen gift, the apron just became cool with this leather option—wipe off any foodie messes, keep calm and carry on!

$ 189.97

Gotham Steel Hammered Copper Collection 15-Piece Premium Cookware & Bakeware Set

This essential non-stick cookware and bakeware set is elegant yet practical—the copper finish is lightweight, scratch-resistant and dishwasher safe.

$ 11.97

T-fal Double Wall Insulated Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler

Help them keep their white wine cold while they prep, grill, or entertain wherever they are, from the park to the tailgate party or campground.

$ 124.99

Zwilling Tradition 2-Piece Paring and Santoku Knife Set

For the home chef looking to upgrade to professional-style, long-lasting knives, this set from a trusted brand is lightweight and features ergonomic handles for a comfortable grip.

$ 54.20

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

This is the perfect foodie gift for anyone who loves breakfast sandwiches. They can skip the morning drive-thru and make one at home in just five minutes!

$ 35.43

Home Basics Iris Cast Iron Tablet Cook Book Stand

With this pretty tablet stand, they can read a recipe, video chat or watch their favourite show while whipping up dinner.

$ 37.97

Brentwood 2-Slice Retro Toaster

Upgrade their kitchen counter style (and help them save space) with this sleek retro toaster so they can have a side of nostalgia with their breakfast.

5. For eco foodies
$ 11.76

The Pioneer Woman Flea Market Coasters

If they always have a mug of tea or coffee in hand, they’ll appreciate these vintage-look drink coasters, made from durable stoneware.

$ 39.97

Brita Stainless Steel Premium Double-Insulated Water Bottle with Filter

Bye-bye, single-use plastic bottles! This steel water bottle has a built-in filter and keeps water cold for 24 hours, so they can stay hydrated on the go.

$ 17.97

Bumkins Reusable Snack Bags 2-Pack

Gift the friend who shuns one-use plastic wrap with this pair of reusable, machine-washable snack bags to reduce waste.

$ 3.97

Joie Onion Stretch Pod

Help them cut back on food waste with this handy silicone cover that stretches to cover cut veggies, like onions, keeping them fresh and odour-free.

$ 11.53

Herwey Tea Infuser

This sleek loose-leaf tea infuser is reusable and so chic that they’ll want to use it to make every cuppa.

$ 42.97

Camp Chef Chainmail Scrubber

Help them ditch disposable scrubbers with this tough chainmail scrubber. It can blast through the crustiest food and comes clean with soap and water.

$ 19.97

Safdie & Co. Zero Food Bags 2-Pack

Using a reusable silicone food storage bag is the best way to stop buying and tossing one-use resealable plastic bags for the environmentally-friendly snacker.

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Soo Kim is a Toronto-based recipe developer, writer and food stylist currently fermenting something dangerously good. The former food director of Chatelaine and Canadian Living magazines has cooked and baked her way around the world from Moscow, Dublin, London, San Francisco and Vancouver to Toronto. When she isn't working, Soo is soaking in the day with her husband, son and Roxy the Wonderdog.

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