18 Gifts For Chefs & Home Cooks That’ll Stir Up Smiles - A 2023 Guide

18 Gifts For Chefs & Home Cooks That’ll Stir Up Smiles - A 2023 Guide

Dorai's Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Chef

Great memories, food, and the holidays all go together. For those on your list who love spending time in the kitchen, we bring you this inspired list of the best gifts for chefs to give any time of the year. 


The essentials for kitchen cleanup, wine, spices—everything here is *chef’s kiss*. 

1. Spice Rack

Add some spice to your favorite cook's life—and help them stay organized at the same time with this gift idea for home chefs. We love the minimalist design of the Evermill Counter Top Spice Rack, which has shelving and jars that pair well with any kitchen aesthetic.

2. Dish Pad

We have to mention the Dorai Dish Pad as one of the best gifts for chefs. Instant-drying. Collapsible. Modern design. This dish pad will help keep countertops free from moisture for a fresh, clean kitchen and make holiday clean up simple. Add the Dorai Dish Pad Rack to make the perfect kitchen-cleaning bundle.

3. Food Storage Set

These make great gifts for people who love their leftovers. This Glass Food Storage Set  simplifies food storage with ceramic coated, non-toxic containers. 

4. Dutch Oven

As one the best gifts for cooks, a dutch oven is one-pot meals made simple. This Great Jones Dutch Oven transitions effortlessly from the oven (or stove) to table centerpiece.

5. Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

For the chefs on your list or for your holiday host, this iconic duo is one of the best gifts for people who like to cook. We like the Le Marké the Duo, which adds to any kitchen that cranks out delicious food.

6. Compost Bin

Give the gift of a more eco-conscious kitchen with the Lomi Countertop Composter. As one of our favorite gifts for home chefs, we love how efficiently it breaks down food scraps to not only reduce waste, but to keep unwanted smells and pests out of the home.

7. Organic Wines

A curated set of organic wines that range from white to red is one of our favorite chef gifts. In particular, the Avaline Holiday Collection will offer the perfect pairing for any meal this holiday season.

8. Carafe

From tabletop to bar cart, elegant carafes make great gifts for a chef on your list who loves to entertain. Specifically, the Hawkins New York Ripple Carafe has mouth-blown, textured glass that adds style and sophistication to the modern home.

9. Chef's 3-Knife Set

Slice, dice, and chop like a pro with the Opinel Parallele Trio Chef Knife Set as your next gift for the home chef. These knives are a chef’s best friend, offering a match of elegance and functionality that any culinary enthusiast would be thrilled to have in their kitchen.

10. Personalized Cutting Board

Make each culinary creation feel special with a personalized cutting board. They’re thoughtful and functional gifts for people who like to cook that celebrate the chef’s passion for cooking, making for a heartfelt centerpiece in their kitchen.

11. Herb Garden Kit

Bring a dash of green to your favorite chef’s kitchen counter with gifts for cooks like the Smart Garden 3. This herb garden kit is the secret ingredient for anyone who loves to add a sprinkle of fresh herbs to their dishes and enjoys watching their flavors grow.

12. Cookbook Stand

Keep recipes in view with the stylish Olivewood Cookbook and Tablet Stand. This stand is a true kitchen helper, keeping cooks’ favorite recipes upright and ready for action, without sacrificing style or splattering sauce on the pages.

13. Digital Food Scale

Precision is at the heart of great cooking, and the OXO Kitchen Scale is there for every meticulous measure. These scales are the best gifts for chefs who savor the accuracy in each ingredient, ensuring their recipes are picture-perfect every time.

14. Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Introduce the home chef to the art of precision with chef gifts like the Anova Precision® Cooker. This tool brings the sophistication of sous vide to any kitchen, making it simple to serve up dishes that taste like they're straight from a five-star kitchen.

15. Cookware Set

Elevate their kitchen game with a premier cookware set from All-Clad or Le Creuset. This gift idea for chefs transforms cooking into an event, where every simmer, sauté, and sear is a step in crafting their masterpiece.

16. Barista Coffee Machine

Gift the joy of a barista-grade morning with the Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Machine. It's the perfect pick-me-up gift for the chef who treasures the ritual of a finely crafted espresso and the comfort of a kitchen that smells like their favorite café.

17. Gourmet Cheese Board

Enhance any culinary affair with gifts for cooks like Verve Culture’s Italian Olivewood Charcuterie Board. This isn’t just a board; it’s a stage for the finest cheeses and a centerpiece that invites sharing in the richest of flavors and moments.

18. Culinary Class

Give the gift of culinary exploration with a Sur La Table class. Culinary classes are the best gifts for chefs that need a little push to explore new cuisines, refine techniques, and add a dash of adventure to their cooking repertoire.

Seal the Deal with Ideal Gifts for Chefs

These inspired picks for the best gifts for chefs are sure to delight any culinary enthusiast. But for more savvy finds and tasty inspirations, continue exploring with our recommendations of gifts under $100


And if your home chef is also a mixologist, include a few delicious healthy holiday drink recipes with your gift. Get your gift-giving game to a gourmet level and watch your favorite chefs whip up magic with joy!


Dorai's Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Chef

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