November is here and it’s officially time to start your holiday 2021 shopping. With more options available than ever, finding the perfect gift is an overwhelming task—how do you know which products are actually good? Abt offers thousands of incredible products from the best kitchen appliance brands so we know how it feels to have so many options to choose from. We asked our experts for suggestions for gifts for chefs and gifts for bakers and compiled a list of their top picks to help you shop. Today’s guide is perfect for your fave foodie–your friend that’s always in the kitchen, whether they’re baking cupcakes or recreating their favorite restaurant’s dishes. Our assortment of kitchen must-haves are the perfect addition to their kitchen. Your gift is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of their holiday season. Check out our gifts for chefs and gifts for bakers below:
Breville The Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro
A multitasking appliance is the perfect present for a busy home chef. This Breville air fryer can do the work of multiple appliances in one sleek, cool gadget. Its settings include Toast, Broil, Bake, Roast and Cookies so they can experiment with a range of recipes. Air fryers are one of the most sought-after kitchen gadgets right now. An air fryer that can also roast a Thanksgiving turkey? Now that’s a magical holiday moment.
Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme® Breadmaker
Next up on the list is the Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme® breadmaker. Chances are, your friend or family member is already great at making all kinds of food but have they tried their hand at fresh bread yet? Whether they’re a sandwich connoisseur or love serving pasta, bread has a place in most meals. This iteration from popular Japanese brand Zojirushi can make a classic loaf of whole wheat bread and even has a function to prepare sourdough starter.
KitchenAid 6 Quart Slow Cooker
Of course, the passionate home chef doesn’t always have time to cook stunning multi-course meals. That’s why one of our favorite gifts for chefs is a slow cooker. Slow cookers are awesome for busy weeknights, especially recipes where you just dump in your ingredients and turn on the machine. They’re also great to roast meat low and slow. Maybe your friend wants to experiment with brisket or roasts. Simply put, this high-quality KitchenAid slow cooker is a classic that belongs in every kitchen.
Jura D6 Platinum Automatic Coffee Machine
If you’re looking for a gift that will truly wow, look no further than the Jura D6 automatic coffee machine. This stunning appliance looks great and makes great coffee, too. Even if the recipient doesn’t have barista experience, this Jura coffee maker can help them make coffee shop-quality coffee, espresso and cappuccino. Straightforward controls and a sleek design mean that anyone can use this machine. They’ll be able to brew coffee to use in recipes or serve after-dinner cappuccinos to accompany a beautiful meal.
Vitamix Ascent A3500 Blender
The perfect drizzle of raspberry sauce on a piece of cake or a savory sauce for wings is a great way to elevate home-cooked meals. The easiest way to make great homemade sauce at home is in a blender and Vitamix is known for making some of the best. Whether they’re pureeing herbs for sauce or blending a smooth, creamy soup, the Vitamix Ascent A3500 blender powerfully and consistently blends ingredients. It’s perfect for smoothies and frozen treats, too, making it the perfect multi-purpose gadget.
Viking Acadia Carving Board with 3-Piece Carving Set
Not all of our gifts for chefs and bakers are appliances. If your friend or family member already has a great lineup of all the latest kitchen gadgets, why not opt for something more classic? This Viking carving set is a great accessory for holiday dinners and beyond. A clean carve is essential for a great presentation and we’re sure your favorite home chef wants the best tools to prepare meals. This set from Viking has everything they need to slice the Thanksgiving turkey.
The home chef or aspiring baker in your life deserves a present that helps them make incredible food. Our collection of gifts for chefs is a curated selection of the best products guaranteed to bring holiday cheer. For more inspiration, check out our website for even more Gifts for the Gourmet. If you need more help with gifts, watch this space; we have a series of gift guides planned for all the people in your life. We also have plenty of gift ideas on our website, and check out our video team’s gift guide as well.