2022 Christmas Gifts The Home Chef Will Love For Their Kitchen

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It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts, especially if you want to get a specific product without worrying about it being out of stock or facing shipment delays. Whether your loved ones are beauty lovers or food connoisseurs, being intentional about the gifts you get them will make the gesture even more special. If you have a cooking enthusiast at home, they will probably appreciate receiving some fun kitchen products that can elevate their cooking experience.

While good cooking depends on the ingredients and skills of the chef, having the right kitchen tools can definitely help create the tastiest dishes. Reduce chopping time while cooking with The Pampered Chef Food Chopper, a gadget with stainless steel blades that will chop anything in seconds, as recommended by SELF. For those who are into baking, a bakeware set would be a great choice. Trust us, they will never have enough baking molds, especially high-quality ones. Woman's Day suggests the Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 6-Piece Set, which includes a baking sheet and loaf pans, all dishwasher safe.

Gifting spices can be a flavorful surprise

Salt is one of the most important ingredients in cooking and having a high-quality product can make or break a recipe. The Food Network suggests gifting your home chef The Starter Kit by Jacobsen Salt Co. This pack includes different types of salt, including pure flake sea salt and infused black garlic salt, that promise to elevate your recipes and enhance their flavors.

Sour is another basic taste that makes food flavorful, so a product that can provide that extra citrus kick will probably be a good gift choice. The Strategist recommends the New York Shuk Preserved Lemon Paste, a multifaceted paste that can be used as a meat marinade or as the base for a salad dressing. "This lemon, thankfully, doesn't need to be cut at all — in fact, the creators wanted to make a more intuitive version, so they blended two to three plump citrus fruits into each jar," chef and writer Lauren Joseph told The Strategist.

Here are some gifts for the cocktail and wine lovers

Many home chefs are also interested in cocktail-making and food and wine pairing. Consider gifting them a cocktail recipe book such as "60-Second Cocktails: Amazing Drinks to Make at Home in a Minute" by Joel Harrison, as recommended by Wirecutter. The recipe book takes the pressure of elaborate cocktail-making to bring you delicious recipes that require little effort. Of course presentation matters, so why not also pair this gift with some aesthetic glasses like the Nude Hepburn Low Ball Glasses, which were part of LIQUOR's list of best cocktail glasses in the market.

For those who want to learn more about wines, the California Winery Advisor recommends "Wine for Normal People: A Guide for Real People Who Like Wine, but Not the Snobbery That Goes with It" by Elizabeth Schneider. The book walks you through the main concepts of winemaking, tasting, and pairing in simple terms that even people who have zero knowledge about wines can understand.