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January 4, 2023

Best gifts for cooks, bakers, and foodies 2023

Hey everybody! I'm Andrea Boudewijn, Best Reviews’ cooking expert. I’m a Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef whose work has won many awards and been featured in several magazines. I also own Superfine Bakery in Los Angeles, California. Foodies look forward to creating memorable feasts for themselves and for sharing. So gift your foodie friends something they’ll use! Here are my 15 favorite gifts for the chef-foodie in your life.

In this article: Salter Conversions Food Scale, Laguiole Carving Knife Set, and Nick and Nora Cocktail Glasses.

For the beginner chef

Boos Block Maple Cutting Board

Every chef from seasoned to newbie needs a cutting board. These wood boards protect the knife blade from getting dull and are just darn beautiful to look at. 

Sold by Amazon

DI ORO Three-piece Silicone Spatula Set

Each of us who works in the kitchen needs at least two of these workhorses. Silicone spatulas are high-heat resistant, sanitary, and make easy work of getting the last bits of batter out of the bowl.

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Accmore 11-piece Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

Imagine not having measuring tools in the kitchen – how does that work?! Supply your favorite new chef with measuring cups and spoons to make it easier to bake cookies for you.

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Homearray Stainless Steel Nested Mixing Bowls Set

Multiple sizes of bowls are needed to prep and mix ingredients for both baking and cooking. Pick up a set for the culinary explorer who is just getting started — they’ll love it.

Sold by Amazon

KitchenAid 600-series 6-quart Professional Stand Mixer

Everyone knows and loves KitchenAid. The most reliable mixer for bakers and cooks, this Professional edition offers big capacity for big batches.

Sold by Amazon, Kohl’s, Sur La Table, and KitchenAid

For the pastry and culinary pro

The Salter Conversions Digital Scale

Salter is renowned for its high-quality food scales which allow for accurate metric or imperial conversion. This scale even has conversions printed right on top!

Sold by Amazon

Cuisinart Mini Prep Food Processor

This sweet little food processor does some heavy-duty chopping and grinding of small-batch nuts, coffee, pesto, and more without taking up tons of counter and storage space.

Sold by Amazon and Wayfair

Breville Smart Toaster Oven

You wouldn’t immediately think a toaster oven would be used by busy restaurant chefs, but it’s indispensable for toasting nuts, baking fresh crostini, and keeping small dishes warm for service.

Sold by Amazon

AISARCH 48-piece Piping Tips Set

Handy for use with both pastry goodies like cakes and cookies and savory treats like deviled eggs, pastry tips put creative power in the hands of your favorite chef. Add a set of pastry bags to make piping even easier.

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ARAWAK Brave Professional Cooking Apron

Whether barbequing outdoors or doing fine icing work on a cake, an apron is a must-have for protection and cleanliness. 

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For the foodie party hosts

ROLF Nick and Nora Cocktail Glasses

These beautiful aperitif and cocktail glasses make for a stunning presentation, especially with colorful liquor inside. 

Sold by Amazon

Laguiole California Carving Knife Set

Thanksgiving never looked so elegant. Laguiole is a much-lauded brand from the town of Laguiole, France, and is the definitive name in specialty knives.

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COSTWAY Countertop Ice Maker

Imagine giving the gift of freedom to your party hosts. They never again have to ask people to bring bags of ice or worry about running out. These portable ice makers make an outdoor party a breeze.

Sold by Amazon

OXO Steel Cocktail Shaker

Every household, even those that prefer alcohol-free “mocktails” to cocktails, needs a stylish cocktail shaker. Choose one that suits your host’s style and aesthetic.

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Farmhouse Bamboo Serving Tray Set

Gorgeous serving trays are a must-have for entertaining. Gift your hosts with something beautiful and durable that fits in with their decor. 

Sold by Amazon

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