October 20, 2023 – 3 min read
Looking for the perfect present for the king or queen of the kitchen? Gone are the days of novelty aprons, tea towels and cringe-worthy quotes on mugs. Spoil the fabulous foodie in your life, or yourself if you’ve spent the year cooking for everyone else, and invest in a gift that will actually be put to use. Think small appliances, kitchen accessories and the cooking tools they never knew they needed.
The only thing better than a classic, home-cooked dinner is the chef responsible. Here are our top picks for the traditional-style kitchen whizz:
The best gift you can give a home chef (especially one cooking for crowds) is time or an extra set of hands. The NutriBullet Everygrain cooker is as close as you can get to both. With auto-cook programs for brown rice, white rice and quinoa (as well as oats and other exotic grains), this is a grain cooker that can be trusted to cook the rice to perfection so time and attention can be spent on the rest of the meal.
A sharp knife is the not-so-secret weapon of any kitchen whizz – it’s the most important tool in the kitchen, but it’s rendered useless when the blade is dull and blunt. So, gifting your foodie friend a sharpener of their own is an invaluable (and very thoughtful) move. The Kleva Sharp Sharp Pro can take on serrated knives, blade knives, scissors and secateurs all in one motion, with a suction grip to the table to hold it down.
No classic kitchen or home cook’s appliance collection is ever complete without a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. While it’s a splurge-style gift, it will last for decades and with the amount of optional accessories available, such as the pasta maker, food grinder, vegetable slicer, sausage maker and much more, you’ve got years of present ideas sorted.
Here are our go-to gifts for the friend who makes a killer cocktail or has perfected the art of coffee:
A never-ending supply of sparkling water and mixers sounds like a pretty generous gift, right? The Sodastream Art Black Sparkling Water Maker is exactly that. It turns water into sparkling water in seconds, but without taking up too much bench space thanks to a new, slimmer design.
Margarita, anyone? Freshly squeezed lime juice has never been easier to make with this handy little machine. It’s got a cleverly designed anti-drip spout to avoid mess, with two cone sizes so you can effectively juice anything from small lemons and limes up to large oranges and grapefruits.
Make your coffee connoisseur feel like a fully-fledged barista by treating them to their very own knock box. This chic Smeg design will look stylish on their benchtop while allowing the quick and easy disposal of used coffee grounds. Less mess, more style.
Some foodies love to get a little fancy in the kitchen, so you’ll need to get a little more creative with gift-giving. Here are our best selects:
A vacuum sealing system is high on the wish list for most foodie fanatics, whether it’s about saving and storage or cooking sous vide. The FoodSaver Lock & Seal has easy, one-touch control and will help to maintain the nutritional value, flavour and texture of fruits, vegetables and meats for longer.
Arty garnishes are the finishing touch for gastro chefs, and with their own food dehydrator, they’ll be able to make their own. Fruit, veg, herbs and even beef jerky can be prepared and preserved naturally with the Sunbeam Food Dehydrator, which means plating up is about to get very creative.
A well-designed grate and slice set is a gift of safety as much as it is a gift for the master chef in your life. This OXO Good Grips Grate & Slice set features a handle and non-slip feet to keep the lid steady, while the food holder protects fingers when you're slicing, grating or julienning.
There’s something for every kind of cook at The Good Guys. Visit us in-store or online to explore a huge range of speciality appliances and kitchen tools. Looking for gift ideas for the other important people in your life? Check out this gift guide on more dream appliances.