14 of the best cooking gifts that any foodie will love

The perfect presents for aspiring chefs

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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.

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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?

Grace Lindsay

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.