Holiday deals are going wild right now. With shipping running behind and businesses being affected by the pandemic, shoppers are buying this week for gifts if they haven’t ordered them already. I did some research to see what other home chefs were raving about this season as well as some things I thought would make great gifts, being a home chef myself!

Check out these 15 amazing and thoughtful gift ideas and don’t forget to add them to your cart because time is running out!

Salt Fat Acid Heat

This #1 best-seller is bound to brighten your home chef’s Christmas morning! Samin Nosrat covers everything from kitchen basics to recipes from her travels and training all over the world. She also has a Netflix documentary and if you haven’t watched it yet, it is mesmerizing and will leave you with an adventurous spirit ready to try new and out of the box recipes!

Amazon $20.96, Arrives before Christmas!

Homemade Tortilla Press Kit

Crazy thing happened to me at the store this weekend. All the yellow corn tortillas were gone! Thankfully there were a few white corn tortillas left, but if I’m being honest, the yellow ones cook and taste better to me. Tortillas are extremely easy to whip up at home and will save you money in the long run! This homemade tortilla kit is perfect for the cook looking to take things next level. This is the perfect gift for your taco crazed friend or for yourself!

Uncommon Goods $48.00, In stock and able to be delivered before Christmas!

Lodge Cast Iron Grill/Griddle

Temperatures are dropping and in some areas it’s getting too cold to grill! This cast iron grill and griddle are perfect for grilling in the warmth of your home. They’re slim and easy to store and can just be simply placed on the top of your stove (compatible with gas and electric) when ready to use! Use the griddle to for your homemade tortillas or melty grilled cheese and use the grill for meats and charred veggies! Your foodie friend who’s missing those warm grilling nights will be super thankful!

Amazon $29.90 currently 50% off original price, Arrives before Christmas!

Rose Gold Food Scale

This cute rose gold kitchen scale is perfect for the baker in your life! Measuring the weight of your baking ingredients is actually way more accurate than measuring it by cup. It’s stainless steel design is easy to maintain and clean. Ever find those recipes on Pinterest and you waste to converting grams to pounds to ounces and so on? Worry no more, this scale measures in g, kg, lb and oz!

Amazon $13.39, Arrives before Christmas!

OXO 10 piece container

It’s time to step-up the game with this 10-piece POP collection from OXO. The lids have a button that initiate the airtight seal guaranteeing longer shelf and fridge life for your food! The button also acts as a handle making it easier to remove the lid so you don’t break any nails trying to pry it open! They’re space efficient, dishwasher safe and rated #1 in Amazon’s kitchen storage accessories.

Amazon $99.00, Arrives before Christmas!

Fancy Raclette Set

Looking for a unique gift for your quirky chef? This raclette set is the perfect present for fun cooking at home! Raclette cooking is a twist on fondue. The small trays beneath are often used for melting cheeses while the stone on top grills your favorite meats, fish, veggies and more. It’s perfect for an at-home date night that still gives you a restaurant feel!

Amazon $73.95 with current coupon, Arrives before Christmas!

Bee House Salt Box

If you really love your foodie friends, or if you’re a fellow foodie yourself, this salt cellar is one of the most handy gifts you can give. In my years of cooking it’s become almost annoying to crack fresh salt or shake it out of the box or shaker. It’s so much easier to grab straight from a container that sits right by my stove and toss it in as I’m cooking. It also makes it easier to eye how much using AND it’s easier to scoop up a tsp or two. This salt cellar looks cute on your counter top and keeps your salt fresh and free from moisture!

Amazon $38.80, Arrives before Christmas but only 15-16 in stock depending on color!


NerdChef Steel Stone Pizza

This was probably one of the best things I found while researching for this post! We frequently make our own pizzas at home and we LOVE the charred fire roasted crust. Who knew all we needed was a stone pizza slab for our oven! I always mention buying a pizza oven for the backyard once we buy a home but we no longer have to wait! It’s easy to handle with the two corner holes, it’s unbreakable (literally) and also works great for making ice cream! Just use dry ice and you can make your own rolled insta-worthy ice cream at home.

Amazon $94.99, Arrives before Christmas!

Cookbook, Magazine and Tablet Holder

This handmade tablet holder is perfect for the chef who likes to cook cuisines from all over. This stand was hand chiseled from mango wood in India! It saves space makes cooking more convenient without getting oils and spices all over your tablet or cookbook. When you’re not cooking, the warm wood and intricate carvings will look gorgeous displayed on your counter top!

Uncommon Goods $75.00, In stock and able to be delivered before Christmas!

Beginner Sushi Kit

Getting out and about and even ordering takeaway right now can be risky. Gift the home chef in your life with this amazing sushi kit they can use right at home! It comes with all the tools you’ll need to look like a pro and create super cute homemade sushi roll. Rice is not included but here is my favorite that I use at home and you can put anything you want inside of your roll!

Amazon $14.99, Arrives before Christmas!

Funny Oven Mitt

Have a foodie in your life with a funny bone? Gift them with humor and safety this Christmas with this perfect oven mitt!

Amazon $14.93, Arrives before Christmas!

Oyster Mushroom Log Kit

If the home chef in your life is like me, they have mushrooms AT LEAST once a week. Before the temps dropped, I was heading to the market every Saturday to grab locally grown mushrooms of all varieties. This log brings the market right into your home! This was handmade in Georgia and each is unique. They’re great pan fried, sauteed and I use them as a vegan pulled pork!

Uncommon Goods $30.00, Order by 12/10/2020 for guaranteed delivery before Christmas!

Kiritsuke Chef Knife

A good knife goes a long way. One of the worst things in the world of a cook is a cheap knife that can’t even cut through an onion without some struggle. Gift your friend or loved one with this beautiful Japanese chefs knife this Christmas and I promise you will win all the brownie points in the world. Its elegant craftmanship will not disappoint!

Amazon $59.99, Arrives before Christmas!

Kitchen Shears

A classic pair of kitchen shears is an amazing gift for the chef in your life. As I’ve advanced in my self-taught cooking adventures, I’ve found myself reaching for my kitchen shears quite often. They’re great for cutting herbs, dough, poultry and even cooked pizza!

Amazon $6.99, currently 30% off, Arrives before Christmas!

Traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate Set

Hot chocolate is huge this time of year even after the holidays! This could be an early Christmas present or even a birthday present for those December home chef babies. This set was handmade in Mexico and makes rich, creamy, decadent hot chocolate. It brings more fun into the kitchen during the holidays (if that’s even possible!) and brings a centuries old tradition back into the limelight.

Uncommon Goods $34-$50, ONLY ONE LEFT, In stock and able to be delivered before Christmas!


Ho ho ho! Only 17 days left!

I hope you enjoy learning about the products we recommend! This product was independently selected by Haley’s Kitchen. Just so you know, as an Amazon Associate, Haley’s Kitchen earns from qualifying purchases. Oh, and prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication!

If you have feedback about any kitchen accessories, gadgets or utensils that you have tried out or any questions about the ones that I have recommended, please leave your comments below!

As always, be brave in trying new things and cook with love!

Until next time,

Haley | Creator of Haley’s Kitchen



  1. My top picks from your selection are: 1) The Oyster Mushroom Log Kit 2) Rose Gold Food Scale 3) OXO 10 Piece Storage Containers. My sister started with growing her own mushrooms and I am so jealous! I love mushrooms and oh my word are they getting pricey. I can just imagine how amazing it would be to have my own mushrooms on tap! I really need a food scale – I have actually never had one and I love baking! It will make my life easier than trying to figure out what the weight of everything is in cups so I can use my measuring cups. And of course storage containers… one can never have enough right? I love this roundup, thank you!

    1. Hi Lynne!

      Yes I love my some mushrooms and girl they are getting so pricey! I understand thought. I appreciate the effort and respect farmers but now that I’ve found this log it’s for sure on my Christmas list. I have just recently gotten really into baking and it’s super helpful! I know and OXO makes some solid storage containers. I know a lot of people stray away from higher priced containers but they last SO MUCH longer.

      Thank you so much for your feed back and for visiting!!

  2. I really loved this site! It has such great gift ideas that I will be looking at for my family this year. thank you!! 

    I do love how your prices on there and a link to the item and then it goes to Amazon. that’s great, But I would have done something different, I would have put the item’s price above the item, I click on and it went to the different item and it’s very confessing to me, but I can get used to the way it is. just my thoughts on the site. Have a great day and thanks again for the site it’s great!! 

    1. Hi Rebekah!

      You are so welcome, I’m glad you loved it! And thank you so much for the feedback. I’ve done it a little different on some of my other articles and was testing this format out so I’m glad you said something! I will keep that in mind for future posts. 

      Have an amazing day! 🙂 

  3. So I love that you’ve decided to focus on kitchen products that would be great for a new cook or a veteran cook. My personal favorite is the OXO 10 piece containers. I think my mom would love those. I also love the beginners sushi set. I think that would be fun for me. I’ve always wanted to try to make my own sushi!!

    1. Hi Melanie!

      Thank you so much! As much as I love recipes (which might be my 2nd website) it’s important to know, understand and respect what you’re making those recipes with! I love the OXO containers. So many people stray away from good quality containers because of the price but the lesser priced flimsy plastic containers just don’t cut it for very long! My friend was gifted a sushi kit similar to this one a few years ago and loved it! It brings a little fun back into your home during these bizarre times. 

  4. OmG Haley, I’m so glad I came across this article. Christmas is a few days away and I had no idea on what to get my mum who btw absolutely loves cooking. The Rose Gold food scale would be an exceptional addition to her “kitchen babies” like she so fondly calls them. I might just throw in the OXO 10 piece container for good measure. Thank you so much 

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you found it helpful 🙂 

      Christmas is creeping up on us quickly this year! I love that she calls them kitchen babies, that’s adorable hahaha! The containers are amazing and much needed and they’ll last a long time! 

      Have a wonderful day! 

  5. Thanks for the info. I love cooking but sadly, life has become so busy that we don’t have time for hobbies any more. Your website has provided some shortcuts for me! I didn’t know we could make tortillas at home. I think I’ll give this a go this weekend… 
    I also love the Fancy Raclette Set. I am thinking of someone; a family chef who might like that for Christmas who can make use of it in several ways

    1. Hi Allan!

      Oh no! Hopefully life will slow down every once in a while for you in the coming future so that you can enjoy your hobbies more frequently. It’s hard to slow down right now, but it’s so important. Remember to enjoy the moments you have! 

      Homemade tortillas are SO GOOD! Not to knock on store bought, but you just can’t beat the authenticity of something homemade. Raclette’s are really neat too and make for amazing gift! It’s also the gift of sharing, safely in these times of course! Perfect for a movie night!

  6. Salt Fat Acid Heat I like the idea with the movie is getting easier and faster? What kind of recipes do they have in the movie if it is not a problem to list at least one? I like your post and processing the topic every part on the recommendation.

    1. Hi Dragan!

      The Netflix documentary is a 4 episode series on salt, fat, acid and heat, and how each of them is essential to each other and to each dish. It shows Samin traveling all over the world to locations that are special in her life to each ingredient. It follows her journey and experience as a chef and teaches us how to create those amazing bursts of flavors we know and love through salt, fat, acid and heat. 

      Thank you so much! 

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