11 Gifts Under $60 for People Who Love to Cook

Cater to the chef in your life without spending too much bread.

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December 07, 2018

Keep It Rolling

Achieving perfectly thin pizza crust and uniform cookies every time was almost impossible - until now. Give the gift of consistency with this waxed, maple rolling pin set. These extra wide eighth and quarter-inch rollers allow for perfect dough without the guesswork.

Buy It: Food52, $48

Everyday Instant Pot Cookbook

For days when the chef in your life wants to save time in the kitchen, chances are they use a slow cooker like the top-rated Instant Pot. Gift them a cookbook with easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert to help them make the most of their slow cooker.

Buy It: Amazon, 24.99

Farm-to-Table Fresh

Store-bought herbs can quickly add up in cost. This self-watering, countertop herb garden allows your favorite chef to grow eight individual herb pots from the comfort of his/her kitchen. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the fruits of your very little labor.

Buy It: Amazon, $47

Wrap it Up

Does the chef in your life love all things green and sustainable? Get them a gift they (and Mother Nature) will love in the form of reusable food wraps. Cover baking dishes, wrap sandwiches, package deserts — the possibilies are truly endless with a gift like this.

Buy It: Terrain, $16

Heirloom Quality

Don't let your favorite chef's talents go to waste! This stunning recipe box from Anthropologie is the perfect home for recipes that will be passed down to future generations.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $38

Butter Magic

This simple, yet effective Japanese butter knife is the one kitchen utensil someone who has everything doesn't have. One serrated side serves as an ordinary knife, while the opposite side features holes that allow even the hardest, coldest butters to become magically spreadable. It's wizardry that's available for under $50.

Buy It: Food52, $28

Scent Be Gone

A stainless steel soap bar may seem pretty useless. However, stainless steel attracts sulfur molecules like a magnet pulling fish, onion and garlic smells off your hands more effectively than soap and water. It's science at it's finest and will be any chef's new best friend.

Buy It: Amazon, $11.50

Bring on the Bread

No cook's kitchen is complete without a unique collection of gorgeous bread boards. This beaut from Magnolia has the perfect rustic look while still being up for the toughest kitchen tasks. It's the perfect way to invest in your friend's craft.

Buy It: Magnolia, $56

Easy As Pie

When you have a friend that can make amazingly good pie, you want to do everything in your power to encourage and protect said pie. That’s where the PieBox comes in handy. For a small fee, you're basically guaranteeing yourself a life of delicious benefits.

Buy It: Food52, $35

Smoker Made Easy

This smoker box from Williams-Sonoma is made out of super durable stainless steel and can turn any ordinary grill into a smoker. Just fill with the aromatic wood chips of your choice and place on a preheated grill for decadent, smokey flavor in no time.

Buy It: Williams-Sonoma, $49.95

Spice of Life

Spice up your friend's life with by giving them their very own cast iron spice grinder. There's no denying the superior flavor of freshly ground spices, and the chef in your life is bound to use this grinder for years to come. The minimalist, heavy-duty cast iron construction guarantees it will last for years to come as well.

Buy It: Food52, $40