With the holidays coming up, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. Not only will this save you money by being able to search for sales (hellooooo Black Friday!), but it’ll also ensure you find a meaningful gift for that special someone.
Many of us are spending more time than ever in our kitchen these days , and whether your loved one is an avid home chef or just getting into the cooking world, chances are they could use a kitchen upgrade.
While you don’t need a ton of kitchen gadgets to cook up a great meal, there are a few nice-to-haves that make the job easier and more enjoyable. Looking for a gift idea? Check out these recommendations, all under $100!
For the Avid Chef: Sharp Knives
Every chef, whether a professional or avid home cook, knows how much of a difference using a good knife can make. Whether it be chopping veggies, herbs, meat or bread, a sharp knife makes the experience so much better. Why not gift your loved one a new knife set?
For the Smoothie Lover: A Nice Blender
While pretty much any blender will do the trick of making a smoothie, a quality one can ensure a no clumps morning beverage. The durability and performance of a professional blender makes it easy to make other creations too, like pureed soups, spreads and more. Check out the NutriBullet, or a similar model!
For the Sauce Enthusiast: A Gourmet Favourite
Do you know that one person who puts sauce on everything? They’d probably love a gourmet version of their go-to sauce. Mustard, hot sauce, mayonnaise, garlic sauce… whatever it is, there’s an upscale version out there perfect for gifting.
For the Urban Farmer: Herb Growing Set
If there’s someone in your life that’s gotten into gardening this summer, an indoor herb growing set can help them pursue their hobby through the colder months. Sustainable, fun and delicious, this present is excellent for people of all ages. Check out Etsy for some great options!
For The Stylish Chef: An Apron That Fights Hunger
Elevate the style of a chef in your life with an apron from Cooks Who Feed (and make a difference with your purchase!). With each apron bought, 100 meals are produced and provided to those in need across the United States, Canada and India. Read more about our Cooks Who Feed partner here.
For That Practical Person: A Cast Iron Skillet
Looking for a catch-all gift for your favourite food lover? Consider a cast iron pan. These sturdy skillets are super heavy-duty, and should last a lifetime! Plus, they’re versatile, heat very well, and give food lots of flavour (if well seasoned). Learn more about why every kitchen should have a cast iron in this article.
What’s on your foodie wishlist? We’d love to hear about your personal wants, or what you’re buying for the cooks in your life. Let us know in the comments! Happy Holidays!
PS… we’ve got some great group gifts: Check our holiday ChefTorials for staff, family and friends to gather.