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Home is where the heart is — or, better yet, it's where the food is. The holidays are knocking at our kitchen doors, and our top-chef-aspiring pals are going to need something to fill the void of a robust festive gathering this socially-distant season: a cooking gift.Since we've already plunged headfirst into domestic affairs — including such endeavors as testing out new meal delivery services, reorganizing our refrigerators, hunting down expensive-looking kitchen decor (that's actually affordable), and sussing out the top eco-friendly cookware brands — we've got you covered on the culinary-gifting front. Ahead, discover a bundle of useful AND unique cooking-centric presents that will pair wonderfully with any novice to connoisseur's kitchen lineup.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Our Place Always PanFor the friend that cooks everything, gift an internet-famous (and R29-Editor-approved) pot that can cook anything. Shop Our PlaceOur Place Always Pan, $, available at Our PlaceOur Place Spruce SteamersOr, if they already own the cult-favorite Always Pan, surprise them with Our Place's most recent sustainable-chic cookware drop: a set of bamboo Spruce Steamers. The new accessory comes complete with a pair of bamboo cooking chopsticks, 25 paper liners, and a natural loofah sponge — so they can whip up, eat up, and then clean up a big pot of steamed dumplings.Shop OurplaceOur Place Spruce Steamers (Set of 2), $, available at Our PlaceOXO ChopperMake quick work of chopping onions, seeds, and veggies with this well-designed, versatile tool.Shop Williams & Sonoma Oxo OXO Chopper, $, available at Williams-SonomaBreville CS20001 Joule SousThis high-tech cooking gift is designed in a sleek, compact silhouette that will grant you access to perfectly cooked food, every time. Works with both an iPhone or Android.Shop Amazon Breville Breville CS20001 Joule Sous, $, available at AmazonThe Artist CapsuleBrightland's best-selling lemon, chili, and basil-based olive oils join forces to create this artist-curated set. Shop Brightland Brightland The Artist Capsule, $, available at BrightlandLinens SetThis cooking gift set includes tea towels, linen apron, oven mitts, and potholders. Shop Caraway Caraway Home Linens Set, $, available at Caraway HomeCovered Rectangular Stoneware Casserole DishHoliday season = a plethora of casseroles. Shop Nordstrom Le Creuset Covered Rectangular Stoneware Casserole Dish, $, available at NordstromMonaco Black Cheese Knife Set With Leather RollFrom aged cheddar to brie, there’s no cheese these aesthetically-pleasing knives can’t cut through. Shop Food52Monaco Monaco Black Cheese Knife set with Leather Roll, $, available at Food52Channing 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl SetThe perfect cooking gift for the baker and breakfast-lover. Shop Wayfair Mint Pantryu00ae Channing 3 Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set, $, available at WayfairItalian Pantry Gift CrateTake a trip to Italy and embrace common food practices with this authentic pantry gift crate; filled to the brim with Italian household staples. Shop Williams-SonomaWilliams-Sonoma Williams Sonoma Italian Pantry Gift Crate, $, available at Williams-SonomaLuna Serveware SetServe your guests in style, even if your guests are your dog and your roommate. Shop Bloomingdale's Nambé Luna Serveware Set, $, available at Bloomingdale'sVidalia Chop WizardNever cut the tip of any fingers again. Shop Bed Bath & BeyondVidalia Vidalia Chop Wizard, $, available at Bed Bath and BeyondBambusi Cheese Board and Knife SetThe ultimate board plate, for an affordable price. What's not to love? Shop Amazon Bambüsi Bambusi Cheese Board and Knife Set, $, available at AmazonAll You Knead Is Love Baking BundleBrandless is back and their newest venture includes bakeware for the aspiring pastry chef. Shop BrandlessBrandless All You Knead is Love Baking Bundle, $, available at BrandlessWooden Cutting BoardNot all cutting boards are created equally — this one is naturally antibacterial and made from premium oak. Shop Equal PartsEqual Parts Oak Cutting Board, $, available at Equal PartsSmokehouse Ultimate Grilling Spice SetSpark up that grill and get ready for flavor because this spice set has every seasoning you could ever wish for. Shop Amazon Thoughtfully Smokehouse Ultimate Grilling Spice Set, $, available at Amazon30-Piece Kitchen Utensil SetOutfit your entire utensil drawer with this do-all set. Shop TargetRoom Essentials 30pc Kitchen Utensil Set, $, available at TargetStagg EKG Electric Pour-Over KettleFor brewing, heating, coffee, and tea. Shop Fellow Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle, $, available at Sur La Table18-Pack Kitchen Essentials CollectionThis tasty gift set includes all you could want in the kitchen — from cumin to crushed red pepper. Shop SpicewallaSpicewalla 18 Pack Kitchen Essentials Collection, $, available at SpicewallaCookbook: Eat Clean, Play DirtyDiscover the secrets of the Sakara lifestyle with this gorgeous cookbook — an easy way to continue eating the rainbow on your own time. Shop Sakara LifeSakara Cookbook: Eat Clean, Play Dirty, $, available at SakaraIndoor Herb GardenFor those who'd rather grow their food than purchase it at a store. Shop Click and Grow Click and Grow Indoor Herb Garden, $, available at AmazonDeka Flutes Set Of 4These gleaming, rippled glass flutes will adorn any bar cart or dining room table setup. Shop Anthropologie Anthropologie Deka Flutes Set of 4, $, available at AnthropologieStainless Steel ColanderThis colander makes meal prepping entirely too easy. Shop Kohl'sFood Network Stainless Steel Colander, $, available at Kohls4 Jars Of Handcrafted Spice BlendsEach tasty, natural blend is crafted from a small batch of sourced ground spices in their shop near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.Shop EtsyCalicuttsSpiceCo 4 Jars of Handcrafted Spice Blends, $, available at EtsyLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?20 Gifts That Will Spark Organizational Joy15 Gifts That'll Please Your Pickiest Vegan Pals15 Food Storage Containers For Kitchen Domination
Time is such a precious gift, because it's a commodity you can't buy . . . or so you think! There are some people that just seem to have more hours in the day, and there are others who are perpetually running around trying to get more done. If you know someone who's always got something going on, they need a gift that will work with their busy schedules. That's where we come in. We've found several gifts that will "buy" the recipient some time - they will be the perfect holiday treat for every busy professional. Check out this time-saving list that ranges from the budget-savvy to the lavish. If you shop right now, you still might just get a minute to breathe. - Additional reporting by Nicole Yi and Emily Co Related: 22 Wellness Gifts We'd Love to Receive This Holiday Season
Sweet and budget-friendly. From House Beautiful
Fool-proof gifts that won't be returned! From Country Living
Celebrate their first Christmas with these fun gifts.From Country Living
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Useful gifts = the best gifts. From House Beautiful
Thrill your preschooler with these picks.From Country Living
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Whether you're going for something low-key or sentimental, we have you covered.From Men's Health
She's going to love it, guaranteed. From House Beautiful
Yes, even if he “doesn’t want anything”…From Women's Health
We all love a good beauty gift, and this year, there are so many fun gift sets and minis perfect for the person who loves trying new things. But, we also know the beauty lover that's loyal to their favorite products. If they have a go-to moisturizer or blush that they'll never part with, the gift they'll appreciate more than anything is a value size version of that product. These 14 jumbo size beauty products make for the perfect gifts. Some of them are limited edition for the holidays, so scoop them up while you can! We're particularly eyeing that Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, and any luxury lover will swoon over Diptyque candles and extra large La Mer. Keep on reading to shop our selects! Related: 16 Nostalgic Gifts That Will Make Any Beauty-Lover Smile
These are way cute.From Country Living
The massively popular device is now $40 off — and comes with amazing perks like live cooking classes with professional chefs, full episodes of Food Network shows and more.
It’s the perfect pick-me-up present.From Women's Health
They won't know how they lived without.From Good Housekeeping
Their pups will approve too. 🐶From Country Living
2020 was a bust, but your gifts don't have to be.Originally Appeared on Glamour