27 Gifts for Grandparents Who Love to Cook and Eat

Emily Johnson
·5 mins read

The first step to buying great gifts for your grandparents is admitting that you've never really bought them a gift before. That's right. We see you. We know you've offloaded this task to your parents your whole life, merely signing your name to a gift you had no part in picking. (Heck, you didn't even buy the card.) That offloading stops now. Your grandparents are gold; it's time to treat them as such. Of course, each grandparent comes with their own sets of interests. In this gift guide, we're focusing on thoughtful gifts for grandparents who love to eat.

For grandparents who need to upgrade their coffee (or tea) setup

I love my grandma and grandpa, but staying at their house means enduring K-cups of Folger’s. (My grandpa doesn’t drink coffee so they can’t justify a whole pot, and my grandma likes that inky-black burnt flavor.) If your grandparents similarly need to be persuaded to upgrade, here are some coffee gifts that will put them on the third wave. (Also included: a few tea-related gifts for non-coffee drinkers.)

OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker

$200.00, Amazon

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OXO BREW Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

$199.00, Amazon

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Trade Coffee Co. Subscription

$15.00, Trade Coffee

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Finum Reusable Stainless Steel Brewing Basket

$13.00, Amazon

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Smeg Tea Kettle

$160.00, Amazon

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Bellocq Tea Sampler Box

$32.00, Food52

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Amber Glass Mugs, Set of 2

$40.00, Food52

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For grandparents who love experimenting with new technology

Grandparent cooking shouldn’t be relegated to the realm of cozy old-fashioned casseroles and trays of homemade cookies. (Though, if you’re reading this grandma, please never stop making cookies!). Learning how to sous vide could be just the project for a newly-retired grandfather or grandmother who has plenty of time to master a new skill. And smart speakers and tablets in the kitchen are a great way for them to access a whole host of cooking intel they’ve never had before.

Anova Precision Cooker

$199.00, Amazon

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Sous Vide Container With Universal Silicone Lid

$30.00, Amazon

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Sous Vide at Home: The Modern Technique for Perfectly Cooked Meals, by Lisa Fetterman

$22.00, Amazon

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Smart Speaker with Google Assistant

$100.00, Best Buy

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Fire HD 10 Tablet

$150.00, Amazon

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For grandparents who might need to downsize their cooking gadgets

If your grandparents have downsized, they may be paring back their pots and pans and kitchen tools. So why give them more stuff to deal with? Because the right kitchen tool can do the work of many. (Yes, I’m obviously referring to the Instant Pot, but also this crazy Euro gadget, the Thermomix, which you can read more about here).

Instant Pot Duo

$79.00, Amazon

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Breville Control Grip Immersion Blender

$100.00, Williams-Sonoma

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Thermomix TM6

$1500.00, Thermomix

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For grandparents looking to lighten their load

My grandmother is also currently on the hunt for cookware that’s lighter, since she has trouble lifting heavy things. Here are some double- or triple- duty workhorses—as well as some lightweight options, like the Dansk Dutch oven, which is easier to maneuver than its cast-iron counterparts, but can still go from stovetop to oven.

Dansk Kobenstyle Casserole Pot

$120.00, Amazon

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Calphalon Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set

$250.00, Amazon

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Calphalon Classic 12-Inch Stainless Steel Fry Pan with Lid

$79.00, Amazon

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For grandparents who love to entertain

Do your grandparents have a more robust social calendar than you? If they're like mine, they have an inspiring amount of beautiful servingware—and their appetite for more trays and bowls is never satiated. Still, that doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a pretty new piece here and there for all of the times they invite friends over for dinner, or a newly-released cookbook to freshen up the recipes they’re preparing for their guests. The ultimate gift idea, though? Gather all of your family recipes together and print a personalized keepsake cookbook (warning: likely all of your family members, not just your grandparents, will want a copy of this).

Swirl Serving Platter

$40.00, CB2

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Modular Serving Tray & Cheese Knife Set

$125.00, Nordstrom

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Acacia Wood Serving Bowl

$90.00, West Elm

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Moon Salad Servers

$52.00, Horne

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Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi

$20.00, Amazon

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Custom Recipe Book

$18.00, Shutterfly

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For grandparents who just want something delicious

Nobody loves a piece of candy (or a slice of coffee cake) (or a bagel and lox) like a grandparent—you can hopefully sit down and eat it together (or, if you’re long distance this year, you can take comfort in the fact that they’re eating well). Here are a few of our favorite treats that can be delivered nationwide as an edible Christmas gift, Hanukkah gift, or any-old-time-of-year gift.

Fran's Gray Salt Caramels

$12.00, Sur La Table

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Russ & Daughters New York Brunch

$179.00, Goldbelly

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Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate 72% Belize Dark Chocolate Bar

$14.00, Amazon

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Originally Appeared on Epicurious