"I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give."
― Julia Child
Cooking is an art, one that brings about a cheer not just to the one experimenting with new dishes, but also to the one enjoying the meals. With so many options around, there is absolutely no dearth of gifts you can give someone who loves to cook. Saucepans, spice racks, salt chests, cutlery sets, grilling sets, juicers, cooktops, waffle makers etc., are just some of the options that can make her want to leave all work and get to experimenting with a new dish. Add to that, a compiled recipe book or a diary for her to jot down her recipes is sure to make her skip a beat.
The love of cooking itself is so overwhelming that just about any gift is sure to melt her heart. You can gift her a bottle of vinegar or a jar filled with ready-to-make recipe and the reaction shall be as heartwarming as when she gets a box of chocolates. Given below are a cluster of ideas that you can use.
What better way to appreciate her love for cooking than gift her appliances that will make her work a tad bit easier. Blenders, steamers, pancake or donut makers, whippers, and toasters are favorable gifts.
Knives and pepper crushers are among the handy essentials that make cooking a pleasure. Gift her a set of high-end knives, kitchen tool sets, tin openers, meat hammers, shell crackers, and garlic mashers.
How about a ceramic mortar and pestle for quick grinding jobs? You can also gift her cookie molds, cutters, and baking tins with her name engraved on the surface. Besides, timers, measuring cups, gloves, and aprons can also be presented to her.
Gift a couple of hand-picked recipes that have been passed down from generations. Involve your friends and family if need be, and create a stack of cards with recipes on them. Another option is to present her a cookbook that will help her jot down her treasured recipes.
Dinner plates, serving trays, and dishes are some of the most preferred gifts for women. A crystal bowl or serving plate seems a favorable option. Fancy dinner sets or personalized plates and baking tins should do the trick.
Her kitchen could very well do with a few display items including antique pots and pans. Gifting her personalized fridge magnets, wind chimes, or bamboo shoots is sure to make the right impact.
Herbs and Spices
Fresh herb baskets, cinnamon sticks, and spice racks are perfect gifts for someone who takes them so very seriously. A pot of fresh herbs that will fit snugly on the windowsill is all it could take to make her leap with joy.
A set of wooden spoons or even nonstick-coated ladles and other spoons should work as a great gift. Ensure there's a spoon for every type included though. You can present it in an earthen pot or a special rack.
Besides the ideas mentioned here, you could also present her an earthen or ceramic cookware, a barbecue kit, a pasta maker, or any appliance that fits in your budget.