Simply Recipes 2018 Gift Guide: The Cook With It All

Let Simply Recipes help you make gift-giving a breeze this year with our Gift Guide for the Cook With it All in your life! Featuring ten stellar gifts chosen by our editorial team, crossing people off your list has never been easier.

On first glance it may seem like they have it all, but with our helpful guide you can still surprise your friends with even the most well-equipped kitchens.

From splurge-worthy gadgets like a sous vide circulator or high-powered blender to a stylish trivet or essential knife, delight your friends and family this year with a memorable gift that takes things up a notch!

  • Vitamix 5200 Blender

    Our savviest cook friends love their Vitamix blender, and for good reason. Make creamy soups, nut butters, and perfect smoothies with the press of a button! The variable speed button gives you much more control than a standard blender, and it's truly up for any task, from chopping, grinding, blending or even heating.

    Buy it: Vitamix 5200 Professional Blender, $379 from Amazon

  • Joule Immersion Circulator

    The perfect gift for the friend who truly has it all, the Joule immersion circulator for sous vide cooking makes tender, delicious meat every single time. We love that you can control the Joule directly from your phone, and its small size makes it a feasible gadget even if you're tight on cabinet space.

    Buy it: Joule Sous Vide, $200 from Breville

  • 2019 Brunch Calendar

    This year our friends at Wild Ink Press in Chico, CA have outdone themselves with their 2019 letterpress brunch calendar. Artist Rebekah Tennis brings favorite Simply Recipes recipes to life with her beautiful hand illustrations. A delicious tribute to the year ahead! Wild Ink Press is offering our readers 10% off by entering the code “SIMPLYRECIPES” at checkout.

    Buy it: Wild Ink Press Calendar from Wild Ink Press

  • Cast Iron Trivet

    While they may not be the trendiest kitchen accoutrement this season, a beautiful trivet helps preserve kitchen counters and work spaces. Your food-loving friends will appreciate Le Creuset's cast iron model, sure to last a lifetime.

    Buy it: Le Creuset Cast Iron Trivet from Amazon

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  • Whipped Cream Dispenser

    Sure, you can whip up your own or even buy it at the store, but whipped cream made with the twist of a handle is a top pick for the cook who has it all. Make life simpler and dessert all the sweeter with this handsome kitchen gadget!

    Buy it: Whipped Cream Dispenser, $26 from Amazon

  • Ice Cream and Gelato Maker

    It's easy to make deluxe ice cream, gelato and sorbet right in your own home with this fully automatic machine. We love the fact there's a gelato paddle and an ice cream paddle included, and the compressor lets you make batch after batch without pausing. For the true ice cream lover in your life, this is a dream gift.

    Buy it: Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker, $250 from Amazon

  • Cast Iron Grill and Griddle

    Lodge cast iron is a classic for a reason: it's reasonably priced, lasts a lifetime, and heats evenly. This reversible pan is great for cooking outdoors over a campfire or indoors on the stovetop. From pancakes to grilled sandwiches, chicken to steak, this pan will become a new family favorite the first time it's used!

    Buy it: Lodge Double Play Grill/Griddle, $113 from Amazon

  • Le Creuset Dutch Oven

    Even if you've got a well-stocked kitchen, here's a splurge that's worth every penny. Le Creuset dutch ovens will last a lifetime, come in an array of colors, and clean up beautifully. Talk about both form and function!

    Buy it: Le Creuset 5-Quart Enameled Dutch Oven, $210 from Le Creuset

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  • Wusthof Bread Knife

    Your foodie friends or family may be fully stocked in the knife department, but a well-made bread knife is often overlooked. You can fix that this year with a Wusthof serrated bread knife, a beauty that will slice through any loaf of bread with ease while keeping the inside crumb perfectly intact.

    Buy it: Wusthof 9-Inch Bread Knife, $135 from Amazon

  • Tortilla Press

    If you have people on your list this year that love Mexican food, there’s nothing better than homemade tortillas! It’s easy enough to make them, but you’ll need a sturdy tortilla press - like this wooden beauty. It makes perfectly round, flat tortillas every time.

    Buy it: Hardwood Tortilla Press, $89 from Amazon