Photo: Bjorn Wallanders/Otto

Upgrade their everyday essentials to something a little more special.

Zee Krstic
November 30, 2017

Gifting kitchen staples or cookware can be really tricky, given that many home chefs have personal preferences and cooking styles, but there are some items you’ll find in most kitchens that cooks of every level need (like measuring cups or a stunning serving platter.)

The key to gifting these must-haves is finding a more luxe option that your favorite cook may not buy themselves. For a cherished addition to any kitchen, we present you with this season’s best kitchen staples. Go ahead and toss that gift receipt; they won’t be returning any of these.

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Addy Aprons

Photo: Hedley and Bennet

Hedley & Bennett, $98 (adult), $39 (junior), hedleyandbennett.com

Japanese denim fabric is soft, stretchy, and durable. Get a matching version for the young chef, too.

Multi Bowls

Photo: Le Creuset

Le Creuset, $26–$52 each, lecreuset.com

Glazed stoneware mixing bowls in trendy colors (Hibiscus, Marseille, and White) nest for easy storage but are worth showing off. Buy individually or as a set.

Cheese Board with Knife

David Rasmussen Designs, $63, thegrommet.com

The solid walnut board includes a stainless steel knife that slots into the surface.

Copper-Plated Measuring Cups

Photo: Sur La Table

Sur La Table, $30, surlatable.com

This solid copper-plated set is a gorgeous addition to any kitchen and will not leave you guessing which cup is ⅓ or ¼.

Magnum Plus Pepper Mill

Photo: Unicorn, Amazon

Unicorn, $45, amazon.com

If there ever was a perfect pepper grinder, this would be it – the crafted grinding mechanism can handle a variety of fresh whole spices, and chefs can season as they please.