When the chef in your life has just about every unique kitchen gadget there is, you might have to look past the practical and get creative. Check out these fun food-related gifts you can wrap up this holiday season.
Sure you could buy your friend a utilitarian gift but that’s… boring. They can buy themselves a plain old spatula or a butter dish that isn’t shaped like a giant sea-dwelling mammal. Part of the fun of these gifts is how silly and whimsical they are.
Yes, even home chefs indulge in Taco Tuesday, and these unique little holders are perfect for those weekly celebrations! Not to mention, they’re also tons of fun for kids.
These food- and dishwasher-safe holders are shaped like an ultrasaurus and a triceratops, so your favorite foodie can serve up a prehistoric dinner the family will love.
Penko Herd Pack (Pack of 2) Dinosaur Taco Holder Ultrasaurus and Triceratops (Each holds 2 tacos) 4 Tacos Birthdays Lunch Dinner (For adults and kids alike) Taco Party Grubkeepers
Perhaps unicorns are a little more up your friend’s alley. If so, he or she will love whipping up adorable mini pancakes with this griddle pan. It features seven unique designs with unicorns and stars.
It’s also made of nonstick material and super easy to clean. So, if your friend claims to be a breakfast chef, wrap up this one-of-a-kind griddle for her!
Unicorn Mini Pancake Pan - Make 7 Unique Flapjack Unicorns, Nonstick Pan Cake Maker Griddle for Breakfast Fun & Easy Cleanup, Magical Birthday Treat or Gift for Kids
For unicorn and pancake lovers alike.
Here’s a bizarre, yet hilarious, gift your food-loving friend will appreciate. This perfectly practical shark dish features a soy sauce (the mouth) and chopstick (the tail fin) holder.
The best part is you can use it for other snacks, too, like chips and salsa, shrimp and cocktail sauce, or veggies and dip. Your friend will love whipping this one out for parties or even on quiet nights in.
WHAT ON EARTH Shark Attack Sushi Plate - Hand-Painted Ceramic Serving Tray with Soy Sauce Holder and Funny Chopsticks Rest, Fish Serving Platter
Perfect for sushi, chips and dip, shrimp and cocktail sauce, and more!
This fun cooking ladle is a fantastic addition to any kitchen tool collection. Your friend will love dunking this Loch Ness Monster into any pot of stew and leaving its head to stick out the top.
Your recipient can serve up soups and sauces with this 100% food-safe and BPA-free ladle.
OTOTO Nessie Ladle Spoon - Turquoise Cooking Ladle - Cooking Gifts - Use for Serving Soup, Stew, Gravy & Chili - High Heat Resistant Loch Ness Stand Up Soup Ladle
Is that Nessie in the soup?
There’s one vampire you can’t ward off with garlic, and it’s Count Gracula! This little garlic crusher is both quirky and useful. It’ll allow your foodie friend to crush cloves of garlic with ease.
Plus, this vamp will keep their hands free of that garlic odor. It’s dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, and perfect for any chef who appreciates spooky stuff all year.
OTOTO Gracula Garlic Crusher also for Ginger, Nuts, Chili, Herbs - Twist Top Garlic Mincer & Easy Squeeze Manual Garlic Press & Peeler - BPA-Free Cool Kitchen Gadgets - Easy Clean by Hand Wash Only
Garlic doesn't work on this vampire.
There’s no better way to keep your butter fresh and at room temperature than with this lovely whale butter dish. Made of high-quality ceramic, it features a tight-fitting whale-shaped lid.
It can hold up to two sticks of butter, or your friend can use it to store cold bricks of cream cheese. They’ll love the easy-to-lift tail fin handle, which helps keep that butter grease off their fingers.
It’s an excellent gift for a nautical-themed kitchen, beach house, or any ocean-loving foodie.
Fox Run Whale Ceramic Butter Dish with Lid, 7", Aqua Blue
The Butter Whale is a species any foodie would want to find in their fridge!
Whether your friend is a cat lover or just enjoys goofy gifts, these adorable cat paw oven mitts are purrfect! They’re cotton-quilted for comfort and designed to withstand heat up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit.
Your recipient will love using them for baking, serving casserole dishes, or even grilling outdoors. When they’re aren’t in use, they still look adorable just hanging there. They’re also machine washable, so what’s not to love?
Oven Mitts,Cat Design Heat Resistant Cooking Glove Quilted Cotton Lining- Heat Resistant Pot Holder Gloves for Grilling & Baking Gloves BBQ Oven Gloves Kitchen Tools Gift Set BBQ,Microwave (Black)
Purrfect for any cat lover.
Matryoshka (aka “nesting”) dolls offer an old-school appeal that only some will understand and admire. These adorable measuring cups stack into one another for easy storage. The set comes with six dry measuring cups: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, and 1 cup.
Genuine Fred Matryoshka Measuring Cups, Set of 6, White
Lovely and useful.
If your friend rocks the grill all summer long, he or she will love this awesome set of guitar tongs. They’re the ultimate party or tailgating tool for any rock ‘n roll enthusiast. However, we must warn you—these often cause spontaneous (and epic) air-guitar solos.
Pepki Guitar Stainless Two-Piece-Barbecue Set
Caution: Might lead to endless air guitar.
Finally, the gift everyone didn’t know they needed! This hilarious and quirky crab spoon holder will work for all wooden, plastic, or metal spoons.
This little guy lends a helping claw whenever your friend needs somewhere to rest that messy cooking spoon. There’s also an adorable witch spoon holder if that’s more their style.
OTOTO Red the Crab Silicone Utensil Rest - Kitchen Gifts, Silicone Spoon Rest for Stove Top - Heat-Resistant Kitchen and Grill Utensil Holder - Non-Slip Spoon Holder Stove Organizer, Steam Releaser
Always ready to lend a helping claw.
Quirky kitchen gadgets make eating and cooking hella fun, but these tools are actually functional, too! Be sure to pick up a few for yourself when ordering some for your foodie friends.