Gifts for Cooks

Finding the perfect gift for the chef in your life is easy with the kitchen gift collection from west elm. If you have a friend or relative preparing delicious meals for you, consider giving back by presenting him or her with a kitchen-inspired surprise on a holiday or birthday. Whether the recipient is an expert cook or just getting started in the kitchen, you’re sure to find an ideal gift. Several of our gift items are handcrafted by skilled artisans and designers for a unique addition to the kitchen, and many gifts for cooks can be monogrammed for an extra personal touch for the special cook in your life.


If you’re unsure what products the recipient needs, consider a useful item like an apron or a new set of reliable potholders. A chef can never have too many aprons, so if he or she already has one, your gift will still be a welcomed treat. Having multiple aprons on hand allows the chef to take a break on laundry day and still have a clean one available for dinnertime. When selecting a color or pattern, try to consider the cook’s kitchen style. Colors like gray and navy are neutral options that usually fit in any cooking space. Our aprons are easily adjustable and designed to fit most people, so the size of the recipient isn’t a factor.


Does your friend love to entertain guests? Consider selecting a new set of serving boards or serving tray as a gift. Wooden serving boards are a popular choice because they blend well with nearly any decorating style. The wooden design is very sturdy and easy to clean, so your cook will appreciate using a set for years to come. Cheese boards are another option that entertainers and wine connoisseurs can appreciate. Imagine showing up at your friend’s next party and seeing him or her using the new set of serving boards you selected. Don’t forget essential accessories such as cheese spreaders when purchasing a new board.


Searching for the perfect wedding shower gift for the foodie in your life? Why not give the couple a brand new set of cake cutting utensils to use on their wedding day? We offer these in a variety of finishes, and you can choose the style that best suits the couple. Is the couple very traditional? Consider selecting a gold set that looks classic and luxurious. If the couple prefers to stand out, try a rose gold set to make a statement. You can also choose a matching hostess set to complete the couple’s serving collection.


If your friend loves to enjoy crafting beverages, consider a set of bar tools or drinking glasses. A set of barware is a great choice for someone who loves to experiment with different cocktails. If your friend or family member is moving into a new place, this would also be a good option for a housewarming gift. Consider pairing the gift with a new bottle of liquor to help stock the home bar. When selecting new drinking glasses, make sure you choose a style that matches the recipient’s favorite drink. Give the ultimate gift by including accessories such as coasters or cocktail mixes with your bar set or glassware.


Take your gift to the next level by having the product monogrammed with an initial or name. Personalize with a single letter, several letters or even a full name. Your friend or relative will be so pleased to see you took the extra time to have the item customized just for him or her. Start your gifting adventure and find the perfect items to surprise your favorite cook or kitchen enthusiast.

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