The holiday season has given us inspiration to find gift ideas that are merry and bright! If you have a chef or cook in your life, then you’ll want to gift them with a culinary tool that would warrant a chef’s kiss. Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, especially if your loved one adores the culinary arts while you think yuzu is the newest video game (it’s a type of citrus!). Whether you’re seeking gifts for an aspiring chef starting culinary school, a professional chef who has an enviable kitchen or even gifts for couples that want to cook together, we’ve got you covered with a collection of goodies to satisfy every taste. While an Easy-Bake Oven might have been on our wishlists as little ones, these sophisticated curated picks should have your chef besties absolutely beaming with joy.
We asked our Test Kitchen pros — the team behind all of Good Housekeeping‘s delicious triple-tested food recipes —to share their recs for the best gifts for chefs and cooks (or someone who simply loves to get creative in the kitchen) and they delivered. From sous vide machines and personalized cutting boards to chef’s knife roll-up bags (and everything in between!), here are the cool kitchen gadgets that the team can’t live without and that every chef needs. These useful culinary tools also make great gifts for men, gifts for Mom and gifts for teens obsessed with watching Food Network.