Artisan Gift Guide: Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Artisan Gift Guide: Gifts for People Who Love to Cook
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If you’re wondering what to get someone who loves to cook, we suggest these handpicked gifts. As you know, good home cooks are artisans in their own right, and the creative ideas below match that thought.

“Menus” by Jacques Pepin (Signed Copy)

Those who enjoy entertaining will appreciate this journal by Jacques Pépin. The book features paintings by the beloved chef, and recipients can enjoy capturing special memories. They can write down what they served and who attended their special occasions, such as dinner parties, celebrations and holiday gatherings. Chef Pépin’s autograph makes this gift extra special. Purchase a signed copy here.

Heirloom-Quality Measuring Spoons

Your gift recipient will always think of your thoughtfulness every time they reach for these heart measuring spoons. They’re hand cast from lead-free pewter from Beehive Handmade. Purchase at Stock Culinary Goods.

Gourmet Seasoning Set

Home chefs who cook all the things will delight with this set of five hand-blended seasonings from Ocean State Pepper Co. The pack covers beef, pork, fish, vegetables and chicken.

Recipe Journal

We love this recipe journal from Rag & Bone Bindery for recording family recipes and passing the book down to the next generation. It’s perfect for making sure grandma’s secret recipes don’t get lost. Choose from various fabric colors and patterns for cover, and take it to the next level with personalization.

Artisan Made Cutting Board

Your recipient won’t mind leaving this beauty out on the counter for all to see. The large ‘Gratitude’ wooden cutting board from Zuerner Design is handmade. It is available in cherry, maple and walnut.

Festive Salad Servers

This set of salad servers from Clay with Style makes a wonderful gift for the hostess who loves to cook and entertain.

Herb Kit Garden Kit

The opportunity to grow fresh herbs is a wonderful gift for people who love to cook. This kit from Planted Places comes with ready-to-plant seedlings, including mint, thyme, oregano and everything you need to grow and harvest them.

Heirloom Apron and Tea Towel Set

What home chef wouldn’t love this set from textile studio Tulusa. It includes a shibori hand-dyed linen apron, block-printed tea towel and block-printed mushroom ornament.

You can learn more about Tulusa in our interview with founder Sue Henry.

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Editor’s Note: Planted Places is a client of B. Savvy Creative, our editor’s copywriting and content business. However, the inclusion of one of the company’s products is an independent recommendation and in no way sponsored.

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