Christmas Gifts for the Cook (Slideshow)

Give them what they really need with advice from the experts

Mandoline Slicer


Have them slicing like a gourmet chef with the flick of a wrist! This great gift will be your at-home chef’s new best friend!

Price: $69.95 via Amazon

Recommended by Cathleya Schroeckenstein, editor-in-chief of WeddingBee

'The Chelsea Market Cookbook'

Abrams Books

For iconic, classic recipes that belong in every casual cook’s kitchen, this cookbook is like a recipe bible for artisanal food.  From the market’s vendors to local food celebrities, this cookbook has something for every skill level!

Price: $21.43 via Amazon

Recommended by Robin Zachary, contributing home editor, Bridal Guide Magazine

The Petite Pizzeria

Sur La Table

From frozen to homemade, this mini pizza oven is a great idea for the pie lover in your life. Plus, it can have their favorite pizza dish totally done in five minutes!

Price: $99.96 via Sur La Table

Recommended by Christina Friedrichsen, Intimate Weddings

Revolution Porcelain Cookware

West Elm

For what is a cook without cookware? Treat your favorite chef to a high-end set that they will treasure forever.

Price: $199-$239 via West Elm

Recommended by Vané Broussard, editor, Brooklyn Bride LLC

Cute Measuring Cups or Spoons From Anthropologie


Who says the kitchen has to be boring? Try gifting someone a gadget with style like these adorable measuring cups!

Price: $36 via Anthropologie

Recommended by Jessica Bishop, founder/editor, The Budget Savvy Bride

Adorable Apron


Being a chef doesn’t mean you have to have to wear boring, "I-don’t-care-about-stains" shirts! Try giving your chef a fun and flirty apron that really expresses who they are as a cook and a person!

Price: $88 via Anthropologie

Recommended by Patricia Handschiegel, founder and CEO, Condiment Media Company

Le Creuset Braiser


Gift the gift of many delicious meals! A braiser is a fantastic gift for any meat-loving chef, and it doesn’t get much more authentic than a Le Creuset piece.
Price: $175 via Le Creuset

Recommended by Jan Scott, food editor at Savvy Mom Media

The Complete Carving Set From Joseph Joseph

Joseph Joseph

This completely comprehensive set is perfect for someone who feels carving is an art form. This gift will complete any chef’s tool belt with not only a great set of knives, but also an easy drain board and great grippers for precision.

Price: $45 via Joseph Joseph

Recommended by Bessie Nestoras Knoblauch, senior editor, Gifts and Decorative Accessories



Perfect for a cook who also likes to make healthy, quick meal fixes, the NutriBullet is recommended to help any chef looking to lead a healthy lifestyle in 2014!

Price: $119 via NutriBullet

Recommended by Robert Hard, Business Travel Destinations

'Balzac’s Omelette'

Random House

For a cook who thinks about food outside the kitchen, this witty read will give them lovely words to pine over for days to come!

Price: $13.13 via Amazon

Recommended by Candice Coppola, owner and creator of Jubilee Events