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Gifts to Spoil the Passionate Epicure

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! Sharing culinary delights and celebrating culture through the fellowship of food is a beautiful tradition any time of year. Still, there’s something special about the holiday air that inspires us to take our love of cooking up a notch. The holidays are often when cooks find themselves squarely in their element. There’s no shortage of opportunities to try new recipes, develop flavorful twists on old family classics, or experiment with new devices and cookware. If you have a special someone like this in your life, then our gifts for the home chef are sure to surprise and delight!

Be it a festive recipe plucked from our best-loved cookbooks or lavish tableware designed to cultivate the perfect party vibe, sharing our favorite finds in the kitchen always doubles the serving size of revelry and relaxation in equal measure. Everything you need to indulge the senses of the foodie, cook, or aspiring master of the culinary arts on your gift list this season is right here. Keep reading for the holiday gifts we know will earn a resounding, “Yes, Chef!”…They’ll thank you for the flawless entertaining spread later. 

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Gifts to Spoil the Passionate Epicure

Shop Gifts for the Home Chef:

These nested oval baking dishes are suitable for parties large and small. Casserole season is upon us.

The organic slope and elongated design of L’Objet’s porcelain pitcher possess the grace and surreal beauty of a crane. it doubles as a striking centerpiece when complemented by seasonal branches or fresh blossoms.

This kitchen essential is perfect for the amateur chef looking to make prep time a little easier. Its neutral tone fuses effortlessly with any design.

Inspired by Soho House Hong Kong, this artful tabletop accessory makes for a beautiful entertaining or everyday accent. Simply pair it with your best-loved seasonings from sea salt to chili flakes, and enjoy.

Athena’s first book is at the top of our list for holiday gifting. Featuring 100 recipes and step-by-step insights into the preparation and presentation of incredible tablescapes and memorable meals, it is the perfect celebratory tome for a season of entertaining.

These very stylish and stackable storage jars are handmade on Whidbey Island, Washington using USA mold-blown glass. The extra-wide mouths make snappy work of scooping out exactly what you need. 

Speckled glazed stoneware is an enduring classic that invokes homespun charm. Warm, inviting and laidback, this collection of cereal bowls adds extra warmth to holiday breakfast.

This multi-purpose matte-black wood fiberboard makes measurements and pastry dishes a breeze for the home baker. The dual-sided design doubles as a traditional cutting board. It’s easy to expect your very confections to follow.

Stone salad servers add occasion and soul to the table. We love gifting thoughtful, spirited takes on classic serveware to those who love to host.

If you are a fan of homemade soups or hot dishes, the Vitamix stainless steel container is a healthy upgrade to the model’s plastic basin. Your roasted vegetable recipes have never been easier.

A premium gourmet knife set in countertop-worthy muted tones beautifully marries utility and design. This 7-piece set is a welcome tool kit for any chef that won’t detract from the décor.

A simple, practical present for all, we’re loving this organic upgrade to a kitchen classic. To personalize, a tone-on-tone monogram for your favorite chef is just the ticket.

Processed from the world’s finest vanilla beans, this decadent and efficient Vanilla Bean Paste can be used in place of fresh vanilla seeds or extract. The intense flavor adds delicious flair and delectable luxury to favorite recipes and bonus—it won’t cause thinning.

A staple in luxury hotel suites, this elegant and artful electric kettle makes an enchanting cup of tea. It’s beautiful enough to leave out while entertaining or keep in plain view daily. Your cabinet space just got more generous.

For the cook who’s just getting started or recently binge-watched The Bear, we recommend pairing this beautiful prep set with a favorite cookbook. The right tools make the learning journey all the more fun.

A luxurious hand soap and lotion duo is always a welcome treat for the kitchen sink. Keep your favorite chef pampered with Aesop’s nourishing and aromatic essentials. 

Branche’s delicious olive oil set pairs with everything from garlic and onion sauteé to truffle dishes. Enjoy both single-sourced olive oil flavors in bold and herbaceous No. 1 and delicate and buttery No. 2 for the full experience.

Arguably the coolest carafe we’ve ever laid eyes on, this Cold Brew Coffee Bottle is made in Japan and designed by the coffee mavens at Hario. The wine-shaped bottle makes five cups of world-class cold brew per batch. It’s portable, easy to use, and beautifully composed.

Stainless steel chopsticks elevate the everyday for a dining experience that feels extra special. A modern take on traditional tableware, artful editions of kitchen favorites promise to spoil the foodie in your life.

Seldom is a saucepan so handsome in the kitchen. Inspired by the mid-century aesthetic of Danish sculptor, Jens Quistgaard, this elegant and ingenious pan features a lid that doubles as a trivet and natural wood handle that stays cool. Crafted by Dansk, it naturally comes with the brand’s lifetime guarantee.

This modern pestle & mortar design looks elegant atop any kitchen shelf or tablescape. A glazed, blonde palette and sculptural silhouette add interest and imagination to an everyday kitchen tool.

This luxurious countertop appliance does all the work for you when it comes to preparing alternative milk. From almond to oat, say goodbye to pre-soaking and straining and hello to delicious, creamy alternative milk delivered at your convenience via a handy self-timer. Did we mention it’s self-cleaning?

Polished brass details bring harmony and warmth to the kitchen, in particular during the winter months. This sculptural classic is handcrafted, easy to use, and spectacular looking.

For the cook in your life that is always asking, “But does it come in black?” Marcato Atlas Black Pasta maker is poised to bring out anyone’s inner Anthony Bourdain. The look may be rebellious and cool, but the pasta will be solidly authentic and immaculately cut.

There has been much ado about sourdough in recent years. If you’re looking to spark a new hobby with a baking enthusiast, look no further than this quintessential guide by James Morton. The bread-making recipes go well beyond the sourdough trend and include everything from baguettes to bagels. Who doesn’t love a bread bible?

A linen tablecloth will see you through season after season. This oversized shape is a modern take on a classic.

These darling, turmeric-toned velvet oven mitts make for a thoughtful gesture for the baker in the family. They look party-ready hanging next to the oven and just might spark a photo op.

A pint-sized pizza oven that’s portable enough for your next tailgate party, picnic, or day trip is sure to be a hit with the kids. Enjoy delicious, wood oven goodness on the road or in the backyard.

A cookbook that celebrates the magic of gathering is right up our alley. Whether you plan on entertaining a large family or organizing a simple soirée among friends, the ideas in this colorful book will garner inspiration and praise.

For the world traveler, explore the vision and design behind nearly two decades of Soho House locations. This beautiful and fun coffee table book celebrates the many iterations of the brand as well as what makes each destination distinctive and sought after.

An oven mitt is a kitchen must-have and seldom does one find one so sophisticated and minimally designed. Personalize with a monogram to add a dose of southern hospitality.

With a double ridging detail and organic shape, this textural platter showcases your food while appearing elegant and refined.

Then it comes to pans, copper is the gold standard. We love the ethereal Dune color of Material’s award-winning non-stick number.

Matte finish, minimalist flatware promises to elevate the holiday spread with subtle sophistication. Upgrade everyday utensils to art status and feast with your eyes first.

Handling the family Turkey this year? Consider the Holiday spread handled.

Darling, petit and handwrought, these dual pinch pots make for a charming gesture that will surely get daily use.

A classic Linen tablecloth is a traditional gift poised to achieve heirloom status. The consummate host can never have too many luxe linens.

This elegant and special bottle channels impeccable design while also being practical for everyday use.

These clean and simple heatproof glass canisters are perfect for grains, beans, popcorn kernels, and other pantry goods. 

A utilitarian kitchen essential made to look like a beautiful object—sold!

Celebrate pie season with this classic dish that will make every home made pie look store bought. 

These brass beauties will juxtapose the wooden spoons. They’re worthy of display!

Nothing tastes quite as good as a tortilla that’s been hand made and pressed. Delish!

Every devout home chef needs one of these and this is probably the most stylish of them all. 

For the seriously passionate epicure, a Vitamix is essential.

We’ve never seen a toaster oven this chic before. 

 Ideal for effortless entertaining, the multifunctional dish serves salads, pasta, grain dishes, or heaps of irresistible fresh fruit.

Coziness embodied, the Pile Parfaite mug invites you to hold it close. 

Measure ingredients in modern style with these sets of beautifully minimalist measuring cups and spoons.

Who knew pepper mills could have this much modern flair? The Danes never put a design foot wrong.

This complete set has everything you’ll need for healthy cooking in your kitchen, staying organized with both pot and lid holders, and looking good while doing so.

Made in Japan, this three-dimensional induction cooker is fitted with an enameled cast-iron pot that sits right inside. 

Whip up all your favorite loaves from sourdough to gluten-free.

The most underrated kitchen tool is a workhorse. Athena uses this food chopper almost every single time she cooks. A must!

So pretty you’ll want to leave it out on display.

Finished in matte and high-gloss white with stainless steel accents, the Gran Lattissima espresso machine graces your countertop or coffee cart with plenty of modern style on a small footprint. 

Keep your passionate epicure hydrated with sparkling water made fresh in this stylish carbonator. 

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