Gifts for the Chef

April 9th 2009 11:57 pm

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Everyone has someone in their life that is either a great chef, wanna be chef, or a foodie fanatic. Me? Well, I consider myself all three depending on the day. However, I also have a few of these “food type” as friends and as part of my family. One thing thing always seems to cause me confusion…what type of gifts do “food types” enjoy? I thought it might be helpful to put together a few gift ideas for that chef or food lover in all of our lives. So the next time you find yourself wandering the aisles of Pier One and World Market, stop and consider some of these great gift options.

- Personalized Recipe book and/or recipe cards. I know when I eat a fabulous dish prepared by a friend, I almost always ask for the recipe. I bet  having personalized recipe cards ready to give out would be a joy for a chef (or even wanna be chef)!

- A novelty kitchen necessity. Think of fun items that you typically would not buy; like colorful baking spatulas or a fun kitchen timer. What about a set of quirky dish towels? Or really exotic spices?

- A themed cookbook with accompanying gift. For example, an Asian themed cookbook and a set of fancy chopsticks. Or an dessert cookbook and personalized ice cream bowls.

- Gift Certificate! For a food lover, even the “boring” gift certificate can be reinvented. Choose a new restaurant or one they have never been to before. With a “free” meal, they may be more inclined and eager to try a new place out.

What are your gift suggestions for those who love to cook (and enjoy) great food?

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Posted by Myriam under Gifts | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Gifts for the Chef”

  1. Sarah responded on 12 May 2010 at #

    A novelty kitchen gadget may be hard to find but definitely popular among chefs. But be prepared for critics. Not every chef would love all types of new kitchen gadgets.

  2. Rene responded on 12 May 2010 at #

    It could be challenging getting a gift for a chef. In our family, Mom is our great chef. I would go check out kitchen things at famous restaurants secretly for a gift for our mom.

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