The kitchen fire was once the center of the home. The modern stove has largely removed fire from the equation and architectural trends have moved the hearth to the side of the living space, but the kitchen generally remains where the heart is. This is where you prepare holiday meals. This is where the kids hide by the fridge and your friends hang out while you check if the turkey is done or cut up a few extra limes for drinks.
If there’s also a dedicated former professional or amateur chef in your life who can’t let anyone go hungry nearby, we’ve got some of our favorite gift ideas here. For more inspiration, be sure to check out our guides for essential pots and pans, chef knives, cookbooks, pizza ovensAnd camp kitchen.
Updated November 2023: We’ve added a cutting board, turner, and one of our favorite cookbooks, Asada. We’ve also updated prices and links throughout.