When faced with the need to gift someone who has a love of cooking it can be great fun – there are so many wonderful and creative gift options at any and every price point. If you want to make a big impression something like a handsome carving knife set makes a wonderful gift which will be used time and again on holidays and memorable meals for decades to come. If you seek something more practical which will be used on a regular basis then you may wish to consider knife blocks and sharpeners or even potholders and trivets.
Another option is to choose an interesting spice or other ingredients which can be the basis for a future meal. Exotic salts and peppers are very popular so an assortment in an attractive basket coupled with a salt or pepper grinder makes a great give that will be used and appreciated. A loaf of artisan bread wrapped in a tea towel or placed in a basket and accompanied by a bread knife is a gift that will be enjoyed at once and over time. A similar idea for a great hostess gift is to present some tasty cheese on a cheese board or with a cheese knife and some crackers.
A good set of steak knives makes an excellent housewarming or wedding gift while a large basket of locally sourced tomatoes from a farm stand and a tomato knife can be enjoyed by one and all. The idea is to give a gift which can be appreciated more than once so by pairing food and a serving vessel or cutlery you can present a gift which will be remembered.
Most cooks can never have too many paring knives and cutting boards so a gift of something like a citrus knife and matching bar board is quite thoughtful and will see plenty of use.