We’ve all got at least one friend who loves cooking up a storm in the kitchen. They’re the first to try the latest and greatest gadgets and they’re always excited to share their favourite new recipes or techniques that they’ve learnt. Since you’re sure to get a delicious feed whenever you visit, why not fuel their passion and your shared culinary experiences with one of the gifts on this list:
A Quality Cookware Set
The most common pots, pans, and utensils in a food-lover’s kitchen see a crazy amount of action. Because of this, your friend may well have some pretty sad looking cookware. Though top-quality cookware is a wonderful gift idea, it’s best to go with an induction cookware set. That way, you don’t have to worry about remembering what type of stovetop they have. Induction cookware can be used on any stovetop, but induction stovetops can only take induction cookware.
Fancy Ingredient Holders
Some creative cooks will already have these in their kitchens, but if your friend doesn’t own a set of stylish canisters for the flour, sugar, and other powered ingredients, they could be an ideal gift. The new canisters will look gorgeous on display in the pantry or on the kitchen counter. They’ll also keep ingredients fresher for longer, making it easier for your friend to find what they’re looking for mid-recipe.
An Indoor Herb Garden
Speaking of fancy ingredient accessories, if your friend has the room and enjoys indoor plants, why not get them everything they need to create their very own indoor herb garden? These tasty little decor additions will quite literally liven up the kitchen, and fresh herbs tend to taste better and offer more health benefits than dried ones.
Hanging storage for their cookware is another great gifting option for the friend who loves to cook. While storage may not sound all that exciting, hanging storage will greatly improve your friend’s access to the pots and pans they need to whip up their culinary delights. With the right kind of storage setup, the cookware itself can actually be quite nice as decor. Plus, you’ll be helping your friend free up space in their cupboards and drawers for more fun gadgets to experiment with, so it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Cute Matching Sets
For those who like a matching aesthetic, cute sets are always a win. Think aprons, tea towels, oven mitts, and for friends who take their cooking a little too seriously, a chef’s hat is an adorable gift. While this type of gift won’t necessarily make cooking any easier, it will certainly make things more fun, which will score you some brownie points in your culinary loving friend’s cookbook.
A Cute A4 Diary Or Scrapbook
Speaking of cookbooks, your creative friend probably has a whole host of recipes that they’ve made up during their adventures. While there are plenty of pre-made books out there that they can copy their ideas into, a cute A4 diary or scrapbook allows for far more customisation. It means they won’t have to worry about fitting all of their ingredients and method into a predefined amount of lines.
Alternatively, you can decorate the scrapbook and then add your own selection of templates. Bonus points here if you customise it with stickers, ribbons or other crafty things to make it a bit more personal and special.
So there you have it – our top six gift ideas for friends who are creative in the kitchen. Let us know your favourites in the comments, and then go update your shopping list.