The kitchen can be the heart of a home, and if there is a home cook in your life who thrives on crafting food for their loved ones, these gifts will be a welcome addition to their cooking collection.
1. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, $28: The most versatile, nontoxic cooking pans around. Naturally nonstick with sustained and even heating; you can fry, simmer, bake and roast in these American made cast iron skillets. Already have one? Check out this handy leather handle holder. // 2. Opinel Paring Knives, $19: Its exceptional cutting ability and very easy sharpening make this knife a "must have" for any kitchen. Perfect for chopping, peeling, slicing, and paring fruits, vegetables and trimming meats. // 3. Masala Dabba Spice Tin, $25: Traditionally used in Indian kitchens, a masala dabba is a convenient way to store your essential, everyday cooking spices. What are the top 7 spices you are always reaching for? Add them to your masala dabba to have them within reach. // 4. Bee's Wrap Sustainable Food Storage, $6-$18: For a reusable alternative to plastic wrap, try these sheets of organic cotton muslin coated in beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. I use them to wrap bread, cheese, fruit and vegetables, and to cover a bowl. Also great for taking a sandwich on the go! // 5. Pot Brush, $5: This high-quality pot brush is densely packed with bristles and a rounded shape to easily reach edges and corners. The wooden handle fits comfortably in your hand, making it easy to add a little elbow grease. // 6. Apothecary Jar with Pour Spout, $6.50: For the liquids I am constantly reaching for in the kitchen, these jars allow for quick and controlled pouring. Available in three colors, use all three to distinguish between things like olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, or dishwashing soap.