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Our Favorite Housewarming Gifts for the Culinary Enthusiast in Your Life

Food unites us all. Here are some of the best gifts for the foodies in your life.

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May 2, 2024 at 8:00 PM PST
Shopping Housewarming Gifts for Food Lovers

Our Favorite Housewarming Gifts for the Culinary Enthusiast in Your Life

Food unites us all. Here are some of the best gifts for the foodies in your life.

By
May 2, 2024 at 8:00 PM PST

Who doesn’t love to eat? Beyond being a base-level biological need, it’s a focal point in the way we foster community. From movies to TV shows and even the Bible, coming together to break bread is a cultural dogma that transcends race, status and time. And for some people, the art of making the food is almost, if not more special, than eating the meal itself. From the slicing and dicing to the stewing and brewing, there is something deeply ritualistic about preparing a meal from start to finish.

All of this is especially important for those moving into a new space who don’t have any of the heavy hitters required to set up a new kitchen because let’s be honest, it’s a lot. Being a part of this fresh start is something of an honor, and whether or not there is an official housewarming party, intentional gifts are always appreciated.

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Our Top Gift Picks for Foodies

What makes a gift for the kitchen so special?

The act of serving the food and sharing this experience with others through hosting or other means of connecting deeply unites us all. What we use to prepare and cook these meals also plays a big role in the execution of these labors of love and impacts the experience long after the dishes are washed. This can be seen in the china cabinets that line the dining rooms of our childhood homes or the cherished mugs that have kept our morning coffees warm for decades.

The items used to craft and serve our cuisines are more than just material items; they are vessels of unity that, when sourced correctly, can be passed down from generation to generation. From Dutch ovens to cast iron skillets and every appliance in between, here are some of the best gift ideas for the food-focused people in your life.

KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor

If cheffing it up was baseball, a food processor would absolutely be in the big leagues. They are amongst the final frontier of elite cooking appliances and make the perfect gift for those who go the extra mile with their home run meals.

SMEG HMF01 9 Speed Hand Mixer 

A handheld mixer is another kitchen staple that can take the cooking experience to the next level. This one from SMEG is so aesthetically enticing, it's perfect to give as a gift and to buy for yourself as well.

SMEG 2-Slice Toaster

Toast is an underrated culinary mainstay, but the experience does not have to be as mundane as the concept. This SMEG toaster is not just the key to perfectly browned waffles and bagels; it is also a real head-turner. So cute it'll never see the inside of a cabinet.

Crate & Barrel Lodge 13.25″ Cast Iron Skillet

A cast iron skillet is one of those purchases that, if done right, you won't have to purchase again for years. If this is their first cast iron skillet, a cleaning kit may be a good additional gift. Please let them know not to wash it.

Monogrammed Pickard Color Sheen Salad Plate

Personalized goods are traditionally reserved for wedding gifts, but betrothment should not be the only time people get the chance to indulge in a little vanity via monogrammed goods. These customizable plates from Williams Sonoma are the perfect indulgent gift for someone starting their dish collection.

Le Creuset Signature 5.5-Qt. Chambray Dutch Oven

Le Creuset is the king of the dutch oven game and for good reason. It's the perfect vessel to take your chicken roast game to the next level and can also be used to bring your sourdough starter dreams to life.

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