Everyone eats, but it takes a special person to transform groceries into a memorable meal. This time of year, home cooks and chefs are working overtime to fill tables with meals that will bring families together. Now it’s time to give them something awesome in return, so we’ve put together a list of locally sourced, handmade gifts for chefs. I won’t waste your thyme… let’s get right to the ingredients for a perfect holiday season.
6 gifts for the woman who loves to cook
Blue Green Drippy Mug – $30
Have you ever known a chef to say no to caffeine? Me neither. Lovebird Pottery makes these stunning Blue Green Drippy Mugs using local clay in a local studio, so every mug is one-of-a-kind! We think this glaze-dripped mug is the perfect companion for the chef who needs a pop of color with their peppermint mocha.
Bluebonnet Flower Dish Towel $20
The byproduct of every incredible meal is an incredibly large stack of dishes. This holiday season, surprise the chef in your life with this gorgeous Bluebonnet Flower Dish Towel, hand-illustrated by Jesilyn Kay. We promise you’ll get extra bonus points if you present the gift with a promise to do dishes every time your favorite chef cooks for you!
Citrus Teal Oven Mitt – $23
Don’t get burned with a reputation as a bad gift-giver this year. Give a gift that’s heat resistant!
Craft Takeover’s Citrus Teal Oven Mitt uses Rifle Paper Co. fabric for an oven mitt that’s designed for the modern chef. This mitt is too cute to hide away in a drawer– it’s designed with a handy hanging-loop so the recipient can show off the great gift in her kitchen!
Hello Sweater Weather Mug – $12
We love absolutely everything about winter. Crackling fires, fuzzy socks, and mugs full of marshmallow-dotted hot cocoa. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Fresh Out Of Ink’s Hello Sweater Weather Mug! And just so lefties won’t feel left out– the hand-sketched design is printed on both sides of this white camper mug!
Kiss the Cook Apron – $28
The chile and cayenne aren’t the only things getting spicy in the kitchen! Give the gift that’s both sweet and sassy with the Kiss the Cook Apron from Not Your Moms DIY. Each apron is hand painted onto a durable apron with adjustable neckstraps and two pockets for kitchen gadgets or cookie decorating supplies. Don’t be afraid of spills– this apron is machine washable!
Punny Engraved Rolling Pin – $15
North to South Designs knows just how to get us rolling on the floor laughing. Her Punny Engraved Rolling Pins feature sayings such as “Rollin’ in the dough,” “This is how I roll,” and “Just roll with it!” The handle-less design, durable beechwood, and 1″ diameter means this is the ideal rolling pin for dumplings, noodles, cookies, and pastries.
‘Tis the season for baking, cooking, and most importantly EATING! Show your favorite chef you care with a gift that shows your appreciation for both their friendship and talents in the kitchen.