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10 Clever Gifts for Anyone Who Loves to Cook
For your friend or family member who loves to roast, braise and broil, cook up a special gift!
Every cook needs a stand to hold bunches of printed-out recipes or cookbooks. And why not add some décor to the kitchen at the same time? This cookbook stand ($24) has antique flair, and whether your friend has a farmhouse kitchen or a modern space, it’s the perfect fit.
Whether your gift recipient grows herbs in the backyard or buys ’em at the grocery store, snipping fresh chives or basil is a breeze with these bright kitchen shears ($10).
(In the mood for a dish that uses fresh herbs? Here’s a collection of 50+ recipes.)
Keeping salt handy (especially gourmet salt from different areas of the world) is a cook’s secret to upgrading food on the fly, even at the table. It could also be a way to show personality—whether it’s a carved wooden canister or this metal-and-glass design ($24).
Pioneer Woman Nesting Bowls
These pretty plastic bowls ($37) let you mix, serve and even store, thanks to their handy lids. Plus, the patterns coordinate so you can mix and match to your heart’s content.
(Make like the Pioneer Woman herself and bring them to your next potluck. Here are Ree Drummond’s favorite big-batch dishes.)
Pulling a roast out of the oven can be a hot mess if your hands aren’t protected. This bright pair of gloves ($12) lets everyone know who’s working with some hot cookin’!
They’re also great for the grill–check out this collection of BBQ sauces for inspiration.
Rachael Ray Enamel on Steel Stockpot
Home cooking goddess Rachael Ray’s line of bakeware includes this affordably priced 12-quart stockpot ($24), which quickly cheers up a day of soup-making! That might include the cook’s take on classic chicken noodle or a soup that’s ready in 30 minutes.
No matter what kind of chef you’re shopping for, they’re bound to love this pro kitchen apron ($27) that looks like it’s straight from their favorite cooking show. (The pockets are great for wooden spoons, a phone or your meal plan journal.)
Bamboo Cutting Boards
Bamboo is durable and dries quickly. It’s also sustainably sourced. This set of four cutting boards ($25) allows for lots of flexibility, whether the cook is trimming carrots or chopping tomatoes. Bonus: The drip edges are a dream, making cleanup a breeze.
Bamboo Cooking Utensils
Every cook has a set of utensils, but you can never have too many. These bamboo utensils ($11) feature ombré color on the handles, for a burst of brightness to match dishtowels and oven mitts—heck, even window valances!
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