Celebrity chefs are beloved by fans, which happily, will make your holiday shopping a breeze. Don’t be an idiot sandwich. Make sure you pick up a gift backed by a famous chef that’s more creative than a cookbook. You’ll win Chrismukkah (or whatever it is you’re celebrating.)
It’s functional, it’s pretty and it’s purple. Can’t go wrong with a baking dish that can go from the oven to the table in style. This one from the Sammy Queen can come right out of the package and used for holiday din din.
Emeril’s Cast Iron Griddle & Press $55.00
BAM! Paninis for all! Every home cook should have some good cast iron in their cabinet. This one works double duty as a griddle and a sandwich press. Your gift recipient will be thrilled to kick it up a notch and thank you with food.
Giada de Laurentiis Pasta Crate, $89.95
This is the closest you’ll get to having Giada actually cook an Italian dinner for your giftee. The Pasta Crate comes with some of her signature products and a Giada cheese grater. Try pairing this with a fancy wedge of parm and a box of pasta and maybe you’ll be invited to stay for dinner.
Bobby Flay Serving Bowl, $54.99
Everyone can use more serving dishes, especially those who are foodies. This bowl from Bobby Flay features a design that works swimmingly with any of his iconic Tex-Mex dishes.
Barefoot Contessa Tote, $35
Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa tote is a sustainable way for your giftee to cart all their fresh produce (or holidays cookies) home from the local farmers market. Warning, the tote might come with Jeffrey looking for leftovers.
Guy Fieri Chip Clips, $14.99
These Guy Fieri chip clips are coming right off Santa’s sleigh on the way to Flavortown. They’re fun but not too serious and you can pretty much be sure no one already has these. Your loved ones can keep their road trip snacks fresh while they’re rollin’ out in search of funky lil joints all over this country.
Jamie Oliver Happy Day 3-Piece Knife Set, $12.99
Knives are very personal and your foodie friends will likely take theirs very seriously. But, this set from Jamie Oliver is too freaking cute to pass up. They’re bright, kitschy and the price is right. These would make a perfect white elephant present that you can guarantee everyone will want to steal.
Daniel Boulud’s Foie Gras & Brioche Box, $119
Everyone sends sweets during the holidays. Don’t be everyone. A true foodie will appreciate this totally over the top, decadent foie gras and brioche package of French love from Épicerie Boulud.
Mario Batali Pepper Mill, $45.99
Update: in light of recent news … maybe skip this one. Fresh cracked pepper is a must have for almost any savory dish. The silver-bell toned mill from Mario Batali is sure to please. Your gift recipient won’t know when to ‘say when.’
Gordon Ramsay Frying Pan, $70
Help those you love avoid kitchen nightmares with a good quality stainless frying pan like this one from Gordon Ramsay. A real food TV lover knows you can never have enough frying pans. Maybe they’ll be able to make something that Ramsay wouldn’t consider absolute ‘shite.’
Wolfgang Puck Digital Deep Fryer, $119.95
The holidays are about indulging. Help those you love to indulge during the rest of the year. A deep fryer isn’t going to be used on a weekly basis but, this digital version by Wolfgang Puck will ensure that when it’s time to fry, it’s done right.