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Are You Looking for Darth Vader Gifts for Star Wars Fans?

Well, look no further. I’ve got you covered with these fun kitchen gadgets, gizmos, small appliances, and tools with a Darth Vader or Imperial theme. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a Star Wars lover you know, save yourself more shopping hassle and take a look at these.

Darth Vader waffle maker for Star Wars fans

Death Star Waffle Iron for Star Wars and Imperial fans

Darth Vader helmut mask toaster from Star Wars fame

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Dreaded Waffle Iron for Star Wars Imperial Fans

dreaded waffle iron of the Death Star from Star Wars

Nothing is more impressive and dreaded than that big round menace of Moff Tarkin, and now you can destroy it with butter and syrup-drenched waffles made to order.

For me, it’s quite a toss-up. Do I want to eat the Death Star or Darth Vader’s head? How about both?

You can get them both — or your favorite — and chomp down on Imperial waffles. It’s the #1 New Release in Waffle Irons right now on Amazon, so check them out before other fans get there first.

Be sure to check out the Darth Vader Helmet Waffle Iron, too.

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Dark Side of the Force Waffle Maker for Star Wars Fans

fans can make a Dark Side of the Force breakfast on a Star Wars Sith Lord helmet

If you and your family and friends love waffles for breakfast, and especially if you’re Star Wars devotees, turn a boring meal into a Dark Side extravaganza with Sith Lord shaped waffles.

It’s easy to use, and lots of temperature settings — because we all know some picky eaters who want theirs “just so.” (Ahem, like me…)

I like the fan-oriented Star Wars design that shows loud and clear on your counter. Nobody’s going to think that’s a run-of-the-mill bargain store waffle maker. Check them out before other fans get there first.

Be sure to check out the Dark Vader Toaster, too.

close-up of waffle maker

see what Vader looks like squashed in the waffle maker

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Compact Darth Helmet Toaster for Devoted Fans of Star Wars Sith

compact toaster displaying a Star Wars Sith Lord helmet

If you love Star Wars and are looking for a new look in compact toasters, this Darth Helmet is sure to catch your fancy.

You can adjust all the usual settings and it has the features you’d expect in those boring countertop models. It even marks your toast with the branded logo!

I like the sturdy construction and the powerful glare of his helmet. If you like Vader, you’ll love having him menacing your friends from his special spot on your counter.

Be sure to check out the Dark Lord of the Sith Waffle Maker, too!

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Are You Looking For R2-D2 Gifts for Star Wars Fans?

Well, look no further. I’ve got you covered with these fun kitchen gadgets, gizmos, and tools with an R2-D2 theme. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a Star Wars lover you know, save yourself more shopping hassle and take a look at these.

R2-D2-measuring-cup

R2-D2 Kitchen Timer

R2-D2 Droid Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Top 15 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Women Who Love to Bake

KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer in Empire Red
KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer in Empire Red
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas, Mother’s Day, or birthday gift for women who love to bake? Here are my Top 15 gift ideas for bakers.

I’ve included a range of holiday and birthday gifts for you to choose from, including luxury gift ideas if you’re shopping for that special present for your wife, fiancée or other woman in your life. These are great ideas for presents if you’re looking for more expensive gifts for your favorite ladies. I’ve also included some cool gifts for women when you’re buying gifts on a budget. These smaller gifts for bakers are sure to delight. I know I want a few of them!

Popular Gifts for Women Who Love to Bake

If you’re looking for a popular baking item for the women in your life, I’ve tried to include some ideas for presents for the woman who has everything. And if you’re shopping for a baker who is a daughter, mother, sister, in-law of any kind, grandma or even a Nana, she’ll like these gifts. If she likes to bake, and you surprise her with the perfect add-on to her baking tools collection, she is certain to find it thoughtful that you took the time to find her the perfect gift.

If you’re in a hurry to shop, Click Here for the Best Baking Gifts on Amazon.

Top 15 Best Baking Gift Ideas For Women for 2016

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Top Luxury Gifts #1 to #5

Gift Idea #1 — KitchenAid KP26M1XER Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer

KitchenAid KP26M1XER Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer in Empire Red
In our review, you’ll see that the KitchenAid KP26M1XER Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer is a true baker’s stand mixer. With a 6 quart bowl to work in and a powerful 575-watt motor to drive its direct-drive transmission, this stand mixer is especially favored by bakers. KitchenAid has long since solved a problem it had with plastic gearboxes and this model comes with metal gearboxes standard since the spring of 2007. This particular model and size has over 3,260 reviews on Amazon, far more than any other mixer, and an average rating at this time of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

With the spiral dough hook, flat beater, wire whip, and a single-piece pouring shield, your lady baker will have a solid baker’s stand mixer. And KitchenAid offers over 15 more optional attachments if she needs more flexibility. The bowl is a lift design bowl which is more ridged than a tilt head and this design allows for a stronger motor and the ability to add the spiral dough hook.

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Or, if you’re looking for something a little different, check out our stand mixer reviews here.

Gift Idea #2 — Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker

Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker
The Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker is an excellent choice of a breadmaker for a larger family, and can do up to a 2-pound loaf. Right now it’s the #1 Best Seller in Bread Machines on Amazon, with an average 4.3 rating and over 1,400 reviews.

I recommended a different breadmaker last year (a Panasonic), but it didn’t do whole grain bread, and I decided to find a better model this year.

The Expressbake has a 13-hour programmable baking timer, so once you’ve got your bread recipes down pat, you can set and forget and come back anytime you want to fresh bread. I also like the 9 different bread settings (up from 5 for last year’s recommendation) and 3 crust settings. Who wants boring looking bread?

With a large LCD, you can see what stage the bread machine is in if you want to monitor its progress, and the Expressbake setting takes less than an hour to produce your loaf of bread. You can also work with dough or jam, although breads are my favorite. If you like to add nuts or fruits to your bread, there is an “add ingredient” tone to let you know when it’s time to act.

Here’s a small tip from a user (good for any bread machine):
Be sure to take the kneading paddle out of the bread right after you drop the loaf out on the table. Once removed, put in the bread pan but do not put in the kneading cylinder. The bread around the paddle is moist, and if it dries onto the cylinder, you may never get it off!

Gift Idea #3 — George Foreman GRP4EMB Black Evolve Grill

George Foreman GRP4EMB Black Evolve Grill
The George Foreman GRP4EMB Black Evolve Grill comes with 2 removable grill plates, 1 deep-dish bake pan and 1 cupcake and muffin pan insert. The 84-inch grill surface makes for some true cooking space on a tabletop grill, and the nonstick coating allows you to cook without butter or oil if you want, and it truly does work.

If you aren’t familiar with George Foreman grills in general, you’ll love these. They have removable grill plates that can be washed in the dishwasher and they are incredibly easy to clean, especially if you wipe them down while they’re cooling so junk doesn’t dry on and coat them. I LOVE my George Foreman Grill.

They come with an adjustable slope to help keep the fat off the food, and it’s amazing how much healthier foods are when cooking with the fat or excess oils draining off. This tabletop grill is also designed especially for bakers and includes a 4-plate starter set (2 grill plates, 1 deep-dish bake pan and 1 cupcake and muffin pan insert). Easy to use to bake. Even easier to clean up.

Best of all, you can use this for more than just baking. You can do all the normal indoor easy grilling, and you can also get other inserts like the omelet and snack plate set, a waffle plate set, a shallow griddle pan, and the mini burger insert. George Foreman grills are truly multi-functional appliances and well worth the counter space.

My George Foreman grill is one of my most-prized kitchen appliances. What more could any women want ‐ easy to clean, does lots of different things, works specially for baking, and healthy cooking, too!

Gift Idea #4 — Wilton 2109-0309 Ultimate Professional Cake Decorating Set

Wilton 2109-0309 Ultimate Professional Cake Decorating Set
Be sure to take a look at the Wilton 2109-0309 Ultimate Professional Cake Decorating Set. If the women in your life loves to bake cakes, then this is an essential tool for her. It has all of the essential tips, cutters, shaping tools, spatulas and more to give her the ability to create even better masterpieces than before.

Indulge her passion for cake decorating and get her this ultimate set of cake tools for a Christmas gift. And of course you’ll be the wonderful person who gave her this useful cake decorating and baking set, so you should get to taste the results, right?

Everything she’ll need to decorate a cake is available here. One caution — if your gift recipient is a beginner enthusiast to cake decorating, this set doesn’t come with a "how to use these tools " manual. My best recommendation is to get these three Wilton lesson books as well if she needs some guidance on how to get started. A few step-by-step instructions with pictures never hurts.

  1. Wilton Decorating Basics course 1
  2. Wilton Wilton Lesson Plan — Flowers & Cake Design
  3. Wilton Gum Paste and Fondant Lesson Plan

Gift Idea #5 — Wilton Decorate Smart Ultimate Rolling Tool Caddy

Wilton Decorate Smart Ultimate Rolling Tool Caddy
Wilton Decorate Smart Ultimate Rolling Tool Caddy is my favorite choice for a decorating kit tool caddy. The wheels, in my opinion, make it more practical than a flat base kit that you have to migrate from place to place on your counters or find a place to store it.

Most bakers like our tools organized, and this Wilton caddy is great for that. Four levels of drawers and compartments keep everything just so, and I really like the tip organizer because the tips are stored upright and easy to spot.

If she’s been baking for long, she has probably already collected a considerable number of Wilton or other accessories to practice her baking hobby or avocation. But if she hasn’t, you should also look at the Wilton Ultimate Professional Cake Decorating Set because it has a huge selection of all the basics a budding baker is going to want in her baking toolset.

Chances are good that if you hover in the kitchen while she’s decorating or baking, you might spot some gaps in the tools she has available, and you can check out the Wilton options on Amazon for more choices.

Best Reasonably-Priced Gifts #6 to #11

Gift Idea #6 — Norpro 3301 Cookie Press

Norpro 3301 Cookie Press
The Norpro 3301 Cookie Press makes dropping cookie dough a much easier proposition that my grandmother’s old “two-spoon” method.

While I’m not going to claim that Grandma’s old methods are outdated — not if I ever want cookies in THIS family again — when you’ve got a lot of holiday cookies to bake or bake sale batches to prepare, something faster is a good thing.

Plus I like the 24 different accessories to make pretty cookie shapes and decorations. You even get a recipe book and instructions in case you’re looking for some extra inspiration.

Gift Idea #7 — Snow River 7V03152 18-Inch by 24-Inch by 3/4-Inch Embossed Pastry Board

Snow River 7V03152 18-Inch by 24-Inch by 3/4-Inch Embossed Pastry Board
Snow River 7V03152 18-Inch by 24-Inch by 3/4-Inch Embossed Pastry Boards are solid hardwood boards designed and premarked for bakers. A lot of bakers work on a hardwood board for stability and a pre-marked board makes sizing and measuring far easier while you’re rolling out dough for pies, phyllo dough, biscuits, or pastries.

The pastry board is crafted to ensure consistent moisture content to avoid cracking or splitting, so your baker will have this pastry board for a long time to come.

There’s also a nice weights, measurements, and liquids conversion chart for those of us who can never remember how tablespoons translate to cups and back.

Gift Idea #8 — VillaWare V5375 Power Cookie Press

VillaWare V5375 Power Cookie Press
A VillaWare V5375 Power Cookie Press is a great holiday gift, birthday present, wedding present, or engagement gift for a baker, especially if she’s big on cookies!

It’s electric, cordless, and rechargeable, so this will definitely appeal to us ladies who like kitchen gadgets. (Hand raising here). It also comes with both everyday and holiday discs to create beautiful decorative (and tasty) cookies any time of the year.

The one reviewer so far says that she can manage 5 to 7 dozen cookies pressed out within about 1.5 hours. Compare that to Grandma’s spoons!

Unfortunately, as of December 27, 2015, this is out of stock at Amazon. I’ll keep you posted when it comes back in stock, and if you really like it and are in a hurry, I left the link to Amazon live so you can click and check any time you’d like.

So I’ve added another cookie press here as an alternate gift idea for you for #8.

Gift Idea Alternate for #8 — OXO Good Grips Cookie Press with Stainless Steel Disks and Storage Case

versatile OXO Good Grips Cookie Press
A OXO Good Grips Cookie Press is a great holiday gift, birthday present, wedding present, or engagement gift for a baker, especially if she loves to bake cookies!

This is the #1 Best Seller in Cookie Presses on Amazon, with over 350 reviews.

In addition to the cookie press itself, you can also buy spring, autumn, and Christmas add-on disk sets so she can create yummy cookies all year long.

Gift Idea #9 — Wilton Fondant 20 Inch Rolling Pin

Wilton Fondant 20 Inch Rolling Pin
Wilton’s Fondant 20 Inch Rolling Pin is a solid choice for a baker’s rolling pin. Unlike most pie and pastry rolling pins, larger sheets of fondant sometimes need some extra handling capacity.

This 20-inch smooth and extra wide rolling pin can roll out a beautiful piece of fondant, especially if you add the separately available rings. Because there are no handles, the rolling surface doesn’t taper, and your baker has use of the full length of the fondant rolling pin. Its non-stick surface easily serves to lift and cover your cakes with the fondant sheet as well.

While you’ll get the best benefit from working with your cakes and fondant, it works well for pies and pastry, too. Some reviewers felt that it was harder on the hands to use, but others found it easier to use because it was heavier and worked well with the measuring rings.

Gift Idea #10 — Sur La Table White Marble Pastry Board HK165-50

Sur La Table White Marble Pastry Board HK165-50
This Sur La Table White Marble Pastry Board HK165-50 is a formidable 16×20 inch working surface for all of your baker’s pastry board needs. If your baker is working with tart shells or any other butter-based pastries, they need to maintain the dough’s consistency and keep cold butter bits intact so the dough can create essential flakiness.

Just working with refrigerated dough won’t cut it because the rolling pin and board create friction and heat while working with the dough. If the butter bits aren’t cold enough, the dough won’t be its best, and the natural coolness of the marble in this pastry board helps reduce issues with melting.

Gift Idea #11 — Wilton Tilt N Turn Ultra Cake Turntable

Wilton Tilt N Turn Ultra Cake Turntable
Wilton’s Tilt N Turn Ultra Cake Turntable gives bakers the best of both worlds with its ability to both rotate cakes for decorating around the sides and also tilt cakes to better reach different surfaces.

Cake decorating is precise work and takes a steady hand to make beautiful baked art. The non-slip design and balanced base weight helps hold the plate surface securely, and the rotating top plate rotates in either direction for left-handed use or right-handed manipulation.

While working on a section, a baker can lock it down, and the 18 different plate tilt positions are also secure.

The Wilton Tilt N Turn Ultra is taller than many compact turntables used in cake design at 5 inches, and the plate is 12 inches in diameters, so it can hold a larger cake comfortably.

Best of all, Amazon users rate it currently at 4.9 out of 5 Stars, which is an incredible rating. Reviewers rave about how stable and useful it is, and wonder how they ever got along with other cake stands and cake decorating turntables before.

Best Budget Gifts #12 to #15

Gift Idea #12 — OXO Good Grips Silicone Cookie Spatula

OXO Good Grips Silicone Cookie Spatula
OXO Good Grips Silicone Cookie Spatula
How much can you say about a cookie spatula? Normally not much, although this pretty dude does come in blue, green, red, and grey/black.

However, OXO makes an incredible kitchen utensil, with the best comfortable grips I’ve ever found on any spatula, spoon, or turner. And I started with silicone kitchen gadgets several years ago and I’ll never go back. They’re basically non-stick, and the utensils don’t heat up when you leave them touching a pan or pot, and that’s a major blessing. Plus the silicone surface doesn’t hurt your pots and pans when you scuff along or scrape them along the bottom or sides to scoop, loosen, or lift things.

So I guess there’s a lot you can say about a cookie spatula, at least one with as good a grip and as useful a surface as Oxo’s ones.

Gift Idea #13 — Fox Run, Silicone Baking Mat with Measurements

Fox Run, Silicone Baking Mat with Measurements
Fox Run Silicone Baking Mats with Measurements are a wonderful addition to any baker’s kitchen, especially if she struggles with space issues because it can be rolled or stored flat. She can use it in all oven types and it provides a wonderful heat distribution for baked goods.

There are metric to Imperial weight and measure conversions if your baker needs them, but I think its best features are the fact that it rolls up to store away, and the silicone mat is both stain-proof and resistant to “stuff” sticking on it. To clean it, it just needs to be wiped down with a damp, soft sponge and warm water, and only needs some soap in extreme cases.

However, this mat isn’t good for cutting or scraping dough because it will damage the silicone surface. It also shouldn’t be used under a broiler or on a grill. But for a baker to use in creating even, well-baked goods, it is a nice kitchen baking tool.

Gift Idea #14 — AmoVee Professional 11lbs/5000g Compact Digital Food Scale Baking Scale

AmoVee Professional 11lbs/5000g Compact Digital Food Scale Baking Scale
The AmoVee Professional 11lbs/5000g Compact Digital Food Scale Baking Scale doesn’t take up a lot of room in your kitchen, and it serves as a general kitchen and food scale. It’s also accurate and precise enough for baking enthusiasts down to 0.1oz or 1 gram, and can manage 11 lbs or 5kg without problems.

I love the tare and auto-off features. I can’t stand messing with a scale to zero it out. And you’re safe wherever your baker lives or bakes. It will do grams, pounds, and ounces for weighing or conversion.

Normally inexpensive products like this turn out to be somewhat cheap in manufacture or quality, but despite the price, this scale appears to perform much better than reviewers expected. Just keep in mind that this is a “compact” scale. If the baker in your life needs one for measuring large containers, it might be too small for that.

Gift Idea #15 — #1 Rated Silicone Baking Cups / Cupcake Liners

The Number 1 Rated Silicone Baking Cups / Cupcake Liners
#1 Rated Silicone Baking Cups and Cupcake Liners are an incredible holiday present for any baker. I’ve got them on my Christmas present list, too. No more messy paper baking cups again.

They are made of BPA-free, FDA approved, Eco-friendly, and non-stick silicone. And because they are flexible, it’s incredibly easy to get baked treats out of them. They’re oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe for easy use.

With reusable silicone baking cups, bakers won’t have to hassle with muffin tins or cupcake papers, and they’ll go right on a baking sheet into the oven. And I’ve got my eye on them for some of the other suggestions they mention — Ice-cream desserts, cheesecakes, gelatin, and gooey chocolate-lined desserts. I can’t wait to get mine for Christmas.

Wrapping Up Our Best Gift Ideas for Women Who Bake

Sadly enough, we can’t include every possible fabulous baker’s product here to choose from, but these should be a good start for you to help pick out a wonderful present for the women in your life who bake. Whether you’re shopping for a girlfriend, wife, sister, mother, mother-in-law or sister-in-law, or other family member or friend, if she loves to bake, she’s sure to find something on this page a wonderful gift under the tree.

So happy shopping, and hopefully our holiday gift guide for women who love to bake will help you make the cooks in your life happy this Christmas and all year round.

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2016 Gift Guide for Cooks – Unique Gifts For Men Who Cook

Men Who Cook - Cooking Is a Team Sport
Why Can’t Cooking Be a Team Sport? We’re Guys!
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If you’re looking for gift ideas for men who love to cook, you’ve got to take a look at our 2018 holiday gift guide for cooks.

We’ve got a wide range of present ideas for the men in your life who like to cook. Whether you’re looking for a budget gift for a friend, last minute Christmas gifts, or small gifts for that special guy, we’ve got a gift guide section for gifts under $50, gifts under $20, and gifts under $10.

We also have a variety of must-have kitchen gadgets and gizmos to tickle the fancy of cooks who happen to be of the male persuasion. Of course, you don’t have to buy these just for men. They make great Christmas gift ideas for ladies as well. Whether you’re a guy or gal, they’re great.

So if you’re looking for unique ideas, we’ve got gift guide sections for small gifts, fun gifts, gifts for bakers, gifts for grillers, gifts for guys who entertain, and some really spiffy more expensive gifts for special Christmas gifts for your husband, fiance, brother, dad, or boyfriend.

Are you in a hurry? Check out these kitchen gadgets for men at Amazon.

How To Figure Out What Your Guy Cook Wants For Christmas

Finding cooking gift ideas for men, whether they treat it as a hobby or a vocation, can be tricky. How do you find the best gifts for his Christmas present, especially if he’s one of those men who have everything?

One sneaky thing you can do is to start watching him in the kitchen. Make a note of his favorite recipes or specialties.

What tools is he missing to make those dishes easier to make? Is one of his current tools wearing out? When he’s cooking, is he irritated with wrong sizes or types of pots, pans, mixing bowls, or utensils?

If you know more than one guy who cooks, ask each of them what their favorite kitchen tools are, and why. Ask them what they hate and wish they had to make things easier. Somewhere in there is the perfect gift.

My Funny Top 5 List of Cooking Tools My Guy Likes

I picked my husband’s brains for this so we’d get the honest truth…

  1. Gadgets and Gizmos: He was quite emphatic about this. Kitchen toys for cooks, in other words.
  2. Durable Tools: Don’t buy your man who cooks even one little flimsy tool. If that spatula, measuring cup, serving or stirring spoon, or any other helpful doodad you buy won’t hold up to World War III, don’t give it to him as a Christmas gift. Might as well get him tacky socks (unless he likes tacky socks, of course).
  3. Big Pots and Pans: Don’t ask me why on this one. I’ve gone round and round with every man I’ve ever been in the kitchen with. None of this “the right pot for the job.” Sure, if you have the right size pots or pans, great. But if you’re going to buy him a special pot or pan, he’ll want the big one. A pot that handles several quarts. A 12 inch deep frying pan or bigger. Better yet, a huge tabletop electric frying pan. No wimpy little pots and pans that don’t have enough room in them to cook for an army.
  4. Useful Kitchen Appliances: If you’re going to pick out appliances for a man who cooks, he’ll want something he’ll actually use. Does he have “man parties” for game night on TV or the weekly card game? Give him an appliance he’ll use. A popcorn popper that does tons of popcorn. An ice-cream maker for gourmet flavored ice-cream. a BIG food processor that will chop half the ingredients in the world in bulk. You get the idea.
  5. Cooking Doodads That Make Him Look Cool: Guys like to show off their expertise. Give him kitchen toys that make him look cool, or sophisticated, or worldly, or whatever makes him shine. Is he the master of grilling marinades? Get him a classy spice grinder for showing off while he makes his marinades. Is he a master mixologist? Find him a big drinks set for serving his master concoctions. Help him show off — in a subtle way, of course.

Best Cooking Gift Ideas For Men for Christmas 2018

So let’s lead off here with the big guns of our gift guide. Here are some of the best gift ideas for your husband, father, brother, grandfather, boyfriend, or other significant guy in your life. And if you’re looking for gifts for the man in your life who has everything, maybe we can help.

Unique Cooking Gift Ideas for Men Who Have Everything

Does Your Guy Grill? Best Gift for Grillers

Ivation Long Range Wireless Digital Thermometer Set
The Ivation Long Range Wireless Digital Thermometer Set is truly the top-of-the-line grill thermometer. This digital meat thermometer is not only for monitoring smoker and grill temperatures, it can also serve as an oven thermometer or meat thermometer in general.

It’s the perfect kitchen gadget gift for the cook on your Christmas list. Not only is it multi-functional for your practical man, but it has a backlit LCD monitor and wireless communications, making it useful at night and from inside to monitor your outside grill or smoker.

Talk about something men drool over. It’ll even monitor things from over 300 feet away and will both beep and flash when it needs to give warning. It has a count-up and countdown timer, as well. There’s an alarm that sounds when temperatures fall too low or raise too high.

Best of all for guys, there’s a belt clip and a stand that can be used as a hanger. This grill monitor and meat probe is the ultimate in geek gadgets for him. If your special guy grills, he’ll love this all-in-one probe and temperature monitor. It’s the #1 Seller on Amazon with tons of excellent ratings.

Does Your Guy Entertain? Best Gift for Guys Who Entertain Friends

If you are buying a Christmas present for a man who likes to entertain, you might find these gift ideas to his liking. Casual fun or drinks for the boss both could be covered with these options for your shopping list.

Margaritaville DM900 Battery-Powered Frozen-Concoction Maker
Margaritaville DM900 Battery-Powered Frozen-Concoction Maker
ISI Gourmet Whip 1 Quart PLUS with 3 Decorator Tips
ISI Gourmet Whip 1 Quart PLUS with 3 Decorator Tips
Waring Pro IC70 Professional Stainless Steel Large-Capacity Ice Crusher
Waring Pro IC70 Professional Stainless Steel Large-Capacity Ice Crusher (#1 at Amazon)
Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker
Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker
Margaritaville DM2000 Premium Frozen Concoction Maker
Margaritaville DM2000 Premium Frozen Concoction Maker

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Christmas Gifts For Men Who Love Baking

Best Gifts for Men Who Like To Bake

Does the man in your life love baking best? Here by popular reader demand are some Christmas gift ideas for bakers to consider for his baking toolkit.

Wilton 2109-0309 Ultimate Professional Cake Decorating Set
Sorry for the purple color, guys! But truthfully, if the special guy in your life is a baker, he’ll probably forgive you because this 3-level tool caddy in the Wilton Ultimate Professional Cake Decorating Set is the ultimate Wilton cake decorating set. Every essential tool from the best in baking (Wilton) and a cool caddy for organizing it all, too.

With 177 different pieces, including tips, couplers, icing bags and colors, cake levelers and spatulas, shape cutters, and smoothers, your baker will love this extensive set of baking tools.

More Christmas Gift Ideas for Bakers

Wilton 2105-4923 24-Cavity Silicone Brownie Squares Baking Mold
Wilton 24-Cavity Silicone Brownie Squares Baking Mold
Linden Sweden Baker's 4-Tier Adjustable Metal Cooling Rack
Linden Sweden Baker’s 4-Tier Adjustable Metal Cooling Rack
Norpro 6-Count Nonstick Donut Pan
Norpro 6-Count Nonstick Donut Pan

Special Expensive Gifts For Your Husband, Brother, Boyfriend, or Dad

Everyone likes to find that perfect gift idea for a loved one in your life. But where do you start, especially when you’re shopping for a man who has everything? Here are a few gift ideas you might not have considered.

Expensive Gifts For Your Special Cook

Bosch Universal Plus Stand Mixer With Cookie Paddles and Dough Hook

Bosch Universal Plus Stand Mixer
The Bosch Universal Plus Stand Mixer is a workhorse of a stand mixer for all the tough tasks a man could put it to. This high-quality, heavy duty stand mixer from Bosch is a durable, flexible workhorse. It’s a high-speed mixer and has a high-capacity 6.5 Quart work bowl with a lid. With 800W of power and 4 speeds, plus a manual pulse, it can handle all of the mixing needs of a serious cook or baker.

It can do up to 15 pounds of dough, and is exceptionally good at dough making, even with wet dough. With the cookie paddles, bowl scraper, and dough hook, your special guy will be able to do just about any baking task with this mixer. And there are other available attachments at Amazon like the Bosch blender, food processor, meat grinder, and slicer/shredder, so the Bosch can handle a lot of other tasks with the attachments.

Read Our Review.

Quite a few people looking for a workhorse stand mixer have changed from KitchenAid to Bosch Universal Plus Stand Mixers and have been quite happy with them.

Perfex Crank Pepper Mill and Salt Mill

Perfex Crank Pepper Mill, 4.5-Inch
The Perfex Crank Pepper Mill, 4.5-Inch is a durable, high-quality pepper mill, and a matching Perfex Crank Salt Mill is also available. I mention them separately here because you can purchase them separately at a slightly lower price than together.

Both mills have a pull-out chute for easy refilling, and they’ll look classy on the counter or table. The adjustable grinding mechanism can be set to anything from coarse to fine grinding. These Pepper and Salt Mills have been around for quite a while and aren’t flimsy like some newer items.

The Most Important Thing About Men Who Cook

When thinking about Christmas gifts for men, think like a guy.

Women like presentation. MEN want success. Give them kitchen toys to make them happy, not a pretty serving platter.

More High Quality Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets for Your Cook

If you’re looking for some durable, extra-high quality kitchen appliances to surprise the guy who cooks in your life, check these out. Picking out a Christmas gift that matches his particular cooking interests will make him drool over his new kitchen toy.

I’ve picked the best gifts for cooks from different categories of kitchen appliances on Amazon. They all have high ratings and satisfied customer reviews. Get one of these useful gifts for your cook for Christmas before they’re snapped up and out of stock.

New Star 38408 Commercial Grade French Fry Cutter, Complete Combo Set
New Star 38408 Commercial Grade French Fry Cutter, Complete Combo Set
Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker
Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BOV800XL The Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ
Breville BOV800XL The Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ
Blendtec Total Blender, WildSide Jar
Blendtec Total Blender, WildSide Jar (Almost 3Qts)
Motta 7540 Barista Kit Deluxe Set
Motta 7540 Barista Kit Deluxe Set

Christmas Gifts for Men If You Have a Budget

But not every man on your list needs expensive kitchen gadget gifts. If you’re looking for some Christmas gift ideas and you have a budget to keep, I’ve made some selections in the lower dollar ranges for your brother, friend, or co-worker who likes to cook.

If you need a last minute gift or inexpensive stocking stuffer for your boyfriend, fiance, husband, or family member, we’ve got you covered. And if you need a Secret Santa gift for an office party or party with friends, you can find something here for that budget, too.

Cooking Gifts for Men Under $50

If you’re looking for useful kitchen gadgets and reasonably-priced gift ideas under $50 for a cook’s Christmas presents, I recommend the gift ideas below.

I’ve picked the best mid-range gifts for cooks from different categories at Amazon. They all have high ratings and satisfied customer reviews. If your gift recipient is a Star Wars fan, I can just about guarantee he’s never seen R2-D2 like this one below. And if he is a fan, there’s a bunch of related types of kitchen products on Amazon that you can find below this listing in the “also viewed” strip at the bottom if you want to go all-out. Other items like a quality digital scale and a universal grater (I have one and they are quite versatile) can also be great budget gifts for cooks if you are trying to find gifts priced under $50.

Exclusive Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set - Limited Edition
Exclusive Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set – Limited Edition
Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale
Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale (18 lbs), Tempered Glass in Elegant Black
Universal Grater
Universal Grater

Small Gift Ideas for Cooks Under $20

If you’re looking for inexpensive gift ideas under $20 for Christmas gifts for a cook, I’ve picked the best practical gifts for cooks I could find. They all have high ratings and satisfied customer reviews. These make great smaller gifts for men who enjoy cooking, whether it is a gift exchange at work, a Secret Santa exchange, a special stocking stuffer, or just a useful gift for a cook who you want to get a reasonably-priced present.

My personal favorite is the Bamboo cutting board with the colored removable cutting mats. My husband has been hinting about that one for the last couple of months, so I suspect one is going to end up under our Christmas tree this year. Shush. Don’t tell. And “somebody” keeps pointing out how reasonably priced and cool the “temperature guns” are, too.

Christmas 2015 Update: My special cook got the Bamboo cutting board with removable cutting mats under the tree this year. When it was time to make dinner, he immediately headed off to the kitchen with his cutting board under his arm to chop veggies for our Christmas dinner.

Seville Classics Bamboo Cutting Board with Removable Cutting Mats
Seville Classics Bamboo Cutting Board with Removable Cutting Mats
Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black
Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black
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OXO Good Grips Silicone 11-Inch Balloon Whisk
OXO Good Grips Silicone 11-Inch Balloon Whisk
Nubee Temperature Gun Non-contact Infrared Thermometer w/ Laser Sight MAX Display
Nubee Temperature Gun Non-contact Infrared Thermometer w/ Laser Sight MAX Display
BlenderBottle 28-Ounce Sport Mixer
BlenderBottle 28-Ounce Sport Mixer
Premium Silicone Kitchen Utensil Set in Hygienic Solid Coating
Premium Silicone Kitchen Utensil Set in Hygienic Solid Coating

While the Ozeri digital food scale listed in this section is a little less expensive than the professional Ozeri digital kitchen scale in the “Gifts Under $50” gift guide section, it still handles reasonable kitchen weights and is a solid scale. I also highly recommend the silicone kitchen utensils because they are incredibly easy on quality pans and don’t scratch or scuff. They also don’t conduct heat like metal utensils. I swear by mine. And they are heavy-duty enough and comfortable in the hand for men who cook, too, as my husband will attest.

Stocking Stuffers, Gift Exchanges, and Budget Gifts Under $10 for Men Who Cook

If you’re looking for inexpensive stocking stuffers, a gift exchange at work, or Secret Santa gifts for the cook on your Christmas present list, check these out. Your guy cook will likely be quite amused by the Mini Measuring Spoons. I thought they were cute, but my husband immediately suggesting adding them to the list, because, he says, “Most guys never know what a pinch, dash, or smidgen actually is, and with these we’ll look on top of it.”

Norpro 3080 Mini Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
Norpro 3080 Mini Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, Set includes (tad, dash, pinch, smidgen and a drop)
Norpro 792 Oil and Vinegar Cruets, 2-Piece
Norpro 792 Oil and Vinegar Cruets, 2-Piece
Weber 6492 Original Instant-Read Thermometer
Weber 6492 Original Instant-Read Thermometer
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If you like the idea of the Oxo Good Grips Silicone utensils — and I do love them for our household of cooks — here is a link to more of them on Amazon.

Funny Cooking Gifts for Men Who Cook

No Christmas gift ideas list can be complete without something funny for the male cooks in your life who appreciate a good gag or fun gift.

Since “Kiss the Cook” aprons are such fun to wear but more common as gifts, I thought I’d see what aprons I could come up with that were a little different, but still quirky and fun to wear and to give. And since getting guys into the kitchen is always a sign of a “super man” I had to include one Superman apron to give as a present if you’re so inclined.

Your Opinion Wasn't In The Recipe apron
Your Opinion Wasn’t In The Recipe Apron

Cute and Sexy Superman Cooking Apron
Cute and Sexy Superman Cooking Apron
Bakers Loaf On The Job
Bakers Loaf On The Job
Get Out Of My Kitchen! apron
Get Out Of My Kitchen! Apron
All This - And I Can Cook apron
“All This … And I Can Cook” apron
Real Men Don't Use Recipes Apron
Real Men Don’t Use Recipes Apron

There are tons more cooking aprons available on Amazon. If you click through to Amazon, you can certainly browse an extensive collection there to find one that perfectly fits the men in your life that you are looking for gifts for. It was impossible to showcase aprons for every possibility. But there are many, many more available, and Amazon’s search feature is excellent.

Last Minute Things To Keep In Mind About Buying For Men Who Cook

Even though men and women both enjoy cooking, never forget that men do it differently.

They aren’t women in sweatshirts and jeans, gals! Men often cook with a different style, cook for different reasons, and — most importantly — cook with different stuff!

Whenever my husband and I go to the kitchen stores, we inevitably meet up at the register with totally different stuff in our arms. He has gadgets and gizmos and tools I’d never pick, and vice versa. You’ve got to know your guy!

So happy shopping, and hopefully our holiday gift guide for men who love to cook will help you make the cooks in your life happy this Christmas.