The Best Holiday Gifts for Cooks, Hosts, and Everyone In-Between

The Best Holiday Gifts for Cooks, Hosts, and Everyone In-Between

By The Editors Of Epicurious, The Editors Of Epicuriou

What does the kitchen of your dreams look like? That's the question we asked ourselves when coming up with our annual list of gifts for cooks. We're not talking about granite countertops and a refrigerator that talks to you, but the utensils, cookware, and gadgets that make everyday cooking, serving, and hosting a little nicer—and a lot more stylish. In the spirit of gift giving, we dreamt big—why have one Pyrex measuring cup when you can have the whole set? Why not treat the home cook in your life (or yourself) to Breville's newest espresso machine or the most beautiful nonstick pan we've ever seen? Keep scrolling for the best gifts for cooks in 2018.

Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Prop Styling by Beatrice Chastka

Duralex Picardie Colored Tumblers

Duralex’s clear Picardie tumblers are everything a drinking glass should be: stackable, affordable, virtually unbreakable, and of course, tasteful. A case is a smart purchase for yourself, but a case of them in different colors? That’s gift territory. This set of six is bright and fun but also functional—since no two colors are the same, guests will never second guess which glass of wine belongs to them.

BUY IT: Duralex Picardie Colored Tumbler Glasses, six for $37 on Amazon

Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Prop Styling by Beatrice Chastka, Food Styling by Laura Rege

Opinel No. 08 Foldable Knife

An excellent gift idea for a MacGyver type, this classic and convenient knife from Opinel can be stowed away and pulled out when the need arises, whether it’s christening the cheese plate at a cocktail party or cutting up an apple at work. The versatile folding knife features a curved, Yatagan-style carbon steel blade, a sturdy French beechwood handle, and a rotating ring lock to secure the blade in place when it’s both open and closed.

BUY IT: Opinel No. 08 Carbon Steel Knife, $15 on Amazon