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20 best cookware gifts every home chef will love

The best selection of gifts – from must-have kitchen scissors to a cookbook (or ELLE Gourmet magazine!) stand for every home cook.

Top gifts for home chefs


If you’re looking to ‘wow’ the culinary artist in your life, look no further.

The Bread Bakers Gift Bundle – Mini, Milo by Kana

This mini Dutch oven and parchment bundle from Cali-based Milo by Kana is available in a full range of beautiful colours. Each piece of cookware comes with a lifetime warranty, so go ahead and gift a bread-lover their new favourite hobby.

goop-Exclusive Holiday Prep Set, Material Kitchen

Material Kitchen’s holiday gift set for goop comes with a mini version of their upcycled cutting board, the reBoard, as well as a pair of extra-sharp kitchen scissors and an ergonomically-designed ‘Forever Peeler’.

Brie Baker Ribbon Red, OUI

It’s no secret that we’re partial to this particular hue, and Indigo’s new homeware brand is on the same page. OUI’s French-inspired ceramic brie bakers are elegant and easy-to-use: a gift any entertainer will appreciate.

Heritage 4-Slice Wide Slot Toaster, Haden

Who wouldn’t love a Haden toaster? Their appliances are splashy but not too campy, and each perfectly browned slice of bread speaks for itself. A splash of copper offsets stainless steel and black versions of this steampunk-style toaster.


New Indian Basics, Preena Chauhan and Arvinda Chauhan

In New Indian Basics, mother-daughter duo Preena Chauhan and Arvinda Chauhan – the masters behind Arvinda’s Indian spice blends – present a collection of flavourful and accessible recipes as well as kitchen wisdom gained from a lifetime of personal and professional experience teaching Indian cooking. With their signature warmth, the Chauhans will guide you through making flawless renditions of both traditional and modern Indian dishes with absolute ease. Brought to you by Appetite by Random House.

Green 3-Piece Cookie Set, Crate & Barrel

Does it get more Christmasy than this? Crate & Barrel’s evergreen cookie sheet set comes with two sheets and a cooling rack from their trademark bakeware lineup, made with a lightweight nonstick carbon steel.

Brilliance Bundt, 5 Cup, Bundtlette Set, Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware invented the Bundt pan in the fifties, and the ‘Brilliance’ design has since become one of their most popular. This set includes a 5-cup and 10-cup Brilliance Bundt pan and a tray for Bundtlettes.

$120 (U.S.)
Container Collection, Our Place

Any gift from Our Place will go over well with the gourmand in your life, but their food storage trio is a sure winner gift-wise. The glamorous glass containers are also dishwasher, freezer, microwave and oven safe.


Botanique Mini Round Cocottes (Set of 4), Le Creuset

These mini baking dishes are perfect for individual portions and prove a versatile piece of cookware for isolated ingredients and sauces. An assortment of striking colours – Fig, Nectar, Teal and Architaut – are unmistakably Le Creuset.

Minis Duo, Caraway

Caraway’s nonstick ceramic cookware is made without Teflon and heavy metals for lighweight pans in pretty shades. This mini sauce pan and frying pan duo are ideal for small portions, sauces, eggs and more.

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon, Wolf Blass

With flavours of coffee, smoky oak, black plum, flowers and wild honey, Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect wine to gift and serve with your favourite holiday meals.

Price and availability vary by province
Portable Charcoal Grilling CUBE, Everdure

For the foodie who likes to hit the beach and camp all summer long, this portable charcoal grill makes the perfect outdoors companion. A porcelain enamel firebox comes built-in with a prep surface and food storage tray, available in a range of colours.


Essential Kitchen Set, Hawkins New York

This 8-piece utensil set includes a whisk, spatula, four spoons, tongs and a citrus reamer, all hand-carved in a family-owned German factory. A simple muslin bag completes a sleek and stylish gift.

10-Piece Wok Set, Joyce Chen

Joyce Chen invented the flat-bottomed handled wok (she’s also credited with popularizing Chinese food in the West) so this gift set will make the stir-fryer very happy indeed. A tempura rack, steaming rack, and array of bamboo utensils are included with the wok.

White 6Qt Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Lagostina

This Dutch oven by Lagostina is as elegant as it is durable. It looks beautiful on the tabletop as a piece of serveware, and functions even more beautifully on the stovetop or oven.

Hammered Copper Teakettle with Lotus Knob, Ruffoni Historia

Ruffoni Histora’s hammered copper cookware is handcrafted in the Italian alps, and this kettle displays their beautiful craftsmanship. An elegant bronze lotus knob and half handle make the piece stand out.


Reserve 2-Piece Non-Stick Frypan Set, GreenPan

You can’t go wrong with GreenPan – their ceramic coating derived from sand was a revolutionary in the nonstick cookware world. Add to that the brand’s willingness to play with different shades, and you have a sure winner in the gift department.

Modern Brass Book Display Stand, CB2

Following cookbook recipes becomes much more practical with a book stand. This polished brass one is large and heavy enough to support larger volumes, and looks elegant on any countertop.

Small Pop Terazzo Cutting Board, Fredericks & Mae

This weighty board is designed for both food preparation and presentation, with a whimsical confetti pattern on food-safe plastic. It’s also made with repurposed manufacturing waste from other cutting boards, so its user can chop with a clear conscience.

The Deluxe Kitchen Set, Ciselier

Our contributor Deborah Fulsang describes the Ciselier experience like this: “They’ve got this heavy-weight design that you appreciate – like that solid closing of a door in a high-end cabinet or prestige automobile.” This set includes kitchen scissors, fish and seafood shears, household scissors and a leather scabbard.

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