When it comes to cooking gifts, there are a few things that come to mind. You can't go wrong with the famous Always Pan, or a classic Le Creuset dish. We're always checking out La Redoute or Oliver Bonas' latest kitchen & dine arrivals for ourselves, but also as gifts for the foodies in our lives.
Whether it's a grandparent, your boyfriend or the in-laws, cooking gifts always go down well. Cookbooks and recipe journals can be thoughtful, alongside pretty serving bowls and cheese boards.
As boring as it might seem, practical gifts are often the most appreciated, as they tend to be the items that you don't want to buy yourself. Think food choppers, air fryers, storage containers and more.
We've rounded up all of that and more in our guide to best cooking gifts to treat any foodies or aspiring chefs in your life.
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Keep on scrolling to shop Marie Claire UK's edit of the chicest cooking gifts to see you through a number of occasions, from birthdays, weddings, garden parties and more. You know that we are all about treating ourselves too, so if you see anything you like, we fully encouraging getting yourself your own little present.
For more inspiration, don't forget to check out our guides to the best wedding gifts, the best gardening gifts and even the best coronation gifts to help you celebrate the special event. We've also rounded up everything from the best luxury candles to the best flower delivery services to put a smile on someone's face.
The best cooking gifts to buy now:
How stylish is this recipe journal? You can jot down everything from meal ideas, dietary requirements, measurements and of course, recipes, so that everything is in one place.
Introducing the newest version of the popular Always Pan. Replacing a whopping ten pieces of kitchen cookware, the pan does it all, and it's the best non-stick pan team MC have ever used.
Who actually enjoys chopping? Luckily, you can skip this step and use this handy food chopper instead. Simply twist it open, add in your ingredients and it's ready to go.
This set is simply stunning. It comes with a cheese board and three knives, and we're inviting our friends over for a cheese and wine night immediately.
If you've been to one of the Dishoom restaurants recently, then you'll know just how good the food is. It's so good, that they have released their own cookbook so you can recreate the recipes at home.
Every chef needs an apron, which makes it one of the best cooking gifts for a foodie to show you care about their passions. This apron is made from polycotton, which means it has all the softness of cotton, with the added strength of polyester, plus an anti-stain treatment on top. Look good while cooking without getting dirty? It's a win-win.
Air Fryers are so popular, and it's not hard to see why. This TEFAL one comes with nine different programs so you can cook a range of meals. Don't forget to check out our guide to the best air fryers while you're here.
You can't go wrong with a bit of Le Creuset, and we are lusting over the brand's signature dish in the classic red and orange colourway.
Who knew salt and pepper bowls could be so on trend? They even come with their own serving spoon and stand. We are obsessed.
If you're looking for a gift for a coffee lover, look no further. This milk frother by Smeg would compliment any kitchen, and will take your morning latte to the next level.
Is there anything more satisfying than an organised fridge? These containers come in three sizes so you can fit everything you want in them.
You can always count on Soho Home for the most beautiful kitchenware. We currently have our eyes on this serving plate for our next party in the garden.
Embroidered with spring flowers, these cotton and linen blend napkins look almost too pretty to use. They look as if they'd fit right in at a pretty cafe on the streets of Paris, which makes them the perfect cooking gift for your foodie friend.
We don't know about you, but after reading that, we are feeling inspired to make some new additions to our kitchen for spring and summer. What will you be getting?
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Grace Lindsay is currently Junior Beauty Editor at Who What Wear UK and previously was Marie Claire UK's E-Commerce Writer. With over three years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, she covers everything from the best make-up and skincare deals to how to shop the stand out trends of the season. When she's not typing away at her laptop, Grace can be found shopping her favourite vintage markets IRL, or catching up on her never-ending list of books to read.
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