30 Useful Gifts For Your Boyfriend Who Likes To Cook

If your boyfriend is a kitchen connoisseur, you’ve come to the right place! This article will give you an extensive list of essential kitchen gifts, BBQ gifts, and unique kitchen gifts to satisfy your boyfriend’s cooking needs.

30 Gift Ideas For Your Boyfriend Who Likes To Cook

Nakiri knife

For a “Cut Above” the Rest: Wusthof Classic 5″ Nakiri Knife

Wustof’s are excellent german-steel knives that any chef would be happy to have in their kitchen. Their Nakiri knife is perfect for chopping vegetables with its hollow edge and incredibly sharp blade. It is also fading, heat, discoloration, corrosion, and impact-resistant, making this knife pretty much indestructible.

While it is on the pricier side, its top-notch quality makes it worthwhile.

cutting board set

If He Likes To Chop It Like It’s Hot: Epicurean Cutting Board Set, Two-Pack

Epicurean cutting boards are the bee’s knees. They are eco-friendly, durable, nonslip cutting boards that make meal prepping a breeze. The boards are stain-resistant and dishwasher safe, allowing for hassle-free cleanup.

They are also very stylish with a modern, sleek look, permitting them to double as serving trays.

electric pressure cooker

If He Cooks Well Under Pressure: Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

If your boyfriend doesn’t have an Instant Pot by now, you need to get him on the bandwagon ASAP. These phenomenal machines make cooking easier and tastier than ever before. The 7-in-1 Instant Pot has several functions: food warmer, pressure cooker, rice cooker, saute pan, slow cooker, steamer, and yogurt maker, all at the press of a button.

Whether he enjoys making creamy soups, mouthwatering ribs, or classic rice and beans, this pot will be a handy tool.

book stand

If He Cooks by the Book: Wishacc Bamboo Book Stand

If your boyfriend uses a cookbook or an Ipad for his recipes, he’ll love this gift. This sleek bamboo stand is stylish and functional. Its sturdy frame can safely hold even the thickest of cookbooks. The bottom of the stand has two little arms that prevent the book’s pages from flapping around, so your boyfriend won’t have to worry about the page-turning every time the wind blows.

Additionally, the base can be adjusted into five different positions, so your man can pick the angle that’s most comfortable for him.

utensil set

If He Likes Cooking in Style: TOOKSA 5-Piece Acacia Utensil Set

These beautifully crafted utensils are as stylish as they are functional. The collection includes a spoon, slotted spoon, small spatula, large spatula, and a turner, providing your boyfriend with all of the essentials.

Each utensil is crafted with beautiful acacia wood with different blends of light and dark timber, giving each tool its own unique coloring. They also have durable silicone handles, which make them comfortable to hold and prevent slippage.

iron cookware set

For Pantastic Cookware: Cuisinel Cast Iron Cookware: 5 Pieces Set

Cast iron pans are a cook’s best friend. This comprehensive set includes a 10-inch (25.4 cm) skillet, 12-inch (30.5 cm) skillet, and a five-quart dutch oven to satisfy all of your boyfriend’s cooking needs.

Cast iron pans are known for distributing heat evenly, so everything your man cooks will come out just the way he intended it to.

This set also includes hot handle holders, a pan scraper, and a pan rack organizer to keep him safe and organized.

measuring cups and spoons set

To Help Him Get the Recipe Just Right: Smithcraft Copper-Plated Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

These super cool copper-plated measuring cups and spoons will be the perfect addition to your boyfriend’s kitchen. This set comes with 11 pieces, including six measuring spoons and five measuring cups.

Each piece has U.S. and metric measurement sizes engraved on the handle, so it’s effortless to select the right one. This chic measuring set is constructed with durable stainless steel so that they won’t break or rust.

plastic mixing bowls

For Better Food Storage: Cook With Color Plastic Mixing Bowls With Lids

If your boyfriend slaps tin foil or plastic wrap over his leftover food, then these lidded mixing bowls are a necessity for him. All he has to do is cook his food, put it in one of these bowls, eat what he wants, then put the lid over the bowl for convenient food storage.

This set includes 12 nesting bowls with tight-fitting lids, so he’ll have plenty of storage for his leftovers. They are colored grey ombre, which gives them a sophisticated look he will surely enjoy.

kitchen timer

For Retro Gadget Lovers: Kikkerland Vintage Streamline Kitchen Timer

Why get a boring kitchen timer when you can get your boyfriend this vintage streamline kitchen timer instead? This red beauty goes up to 55 minutes, so he’ll be able to keep the time on all of his favorite dishes.

It has a retro look that will add style and personality to his kitchen.

leather apron

For Messy Cookers: Rustic Town Genuine Leather Grill Work Apron

This genuine leather work apron will be your man’s new favorite cooking tool. Each apron is hand-stitched by artisans to ensure that they are of the highest quality. The front of the apron has three large pockets that can hold his kitchen tools or phone while he’s cooking away.

How convenient! He’ll love wearing it because of its stylish look and comfortable fit.

The DUE diet cookcbook

If He Only Eats Junk Food: Serena Wolf’s The Dude Diet: Clean(ish) Food for People Who Like To Eat Dirty

If your boyfriend isn’t exactly a healthy eater, this is the perfect cookbook for him. Chef and food blogger Serena Wolf has healthified classically “unhealthy” foods to make them more nutrient-dense. Your boyfriend won’t be bothered by the fact that he’s eating “healthy foods” with these drool-worthy recipes!

air fryer oven

For Healthier Fried Foods: DASH Compact Air Fryer Oven

For a healthier fried food experience, get your partner an air fryer. Air fryers crisp food using air instead of oil, which reduces the added fat by 70 to 80 percent! Eating “fried” foods have never been healthier! To use the fryer, all your boyfriend has to do is load the food into the basket, set the temperature and timer, and he is off and running! This fryer is sleek and incredibly compact, making it effortless to store.

mortar and pestle set

To Smash It Real Good: Gorilla Grip Original Mortar and Pestle Set

Mortar and pestle sets are handy tools in the kitchen. If your boyfriend doesn’t have one, this is the ideal gift for him. Gorilla Grip’s set is made from durable natural granite with a foam bottom to prevent it from scratching countertops.

Its superior design prevents it from absorbing flavors or odors so that you won’t have any unwanted tastes in your recipes. You can get him a small, medium, or large-sized mortar, depending on his cooking needs.

BBQ rub and spices gift set

For Grilltastic Flavors: High Plains Spice Company BBQ Rub and Spices Gift Set

This BBQ rub gift set will make your boyfriend’s grilled meat the talk of the town. This collection has four exclusive spice varieties, including a Memphis Rub, All American BBQ, BBQ Chicken, and Beef Rub.

All of the spices are free of artificial colors, preservatives, fillers, and MSG, assuring that your man gets the best quality seasonings.

BBQ grill tool set

To Help Him Do a Great Job Grilling: Home-Complete BBQ Grill Tool Set

These stainless steel bbq tools are perfect for new grillers or experienced grillers needing new equipment. This collection comes with everything your boyfriend will need to get the job done, including a spatula, tongs, basting brush, corn holders, and more! These sturdy tools are rust-resistant and easy to clean.

They also have nice wood handles with hanging loops for easy storage.

BBQ tools accessories

To Up His BBQ Game: AMZ BBQ Club BBQ Grilling Tool Accessories

If your man already has all of the classic BBQ tools, you can get him these useful BBQ accessories instead! This kit comes with heat-resistant gloves, high-quality meat claws, and a top-notch digital thermometer.

The thermometer can be used in celsius or Fahrenheit, depending on your boyfriend’s preferences. All he has to do is stick it into his meat for an instant-read.

The official John Wayne way to barbecue book

For Cowboy Inspired Grub: The Official John Wayne Way To Barbecue

What’s more manly than John Wayne and Barbecue? The answer: not much. This unique cookbook will make your boyfriend a better barbecuer while also providing him with some remarkable stories and photos of John Wayne.

Each page will teach him something new that will get him closer and closer to BBQ perfection.

BBQ grill cleaner

For A Spin n’ Span Grill: The Sage Owl Brass BBQ Grill Cleaner

This grill cleaner will get your boyfriend’s grill nice and clean in no time. It has a metal body that is safer for cleaning than a wire brush since it doesn’t have bristles that can get loose. It is made from solid brass that can scrape away gunk on the grill without harming it.

It can be safely used on most grill grates, including those coated with porcelain and Teflon. It is also dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

meat branding iron

For Personalized BBQ: Willway BBQ Meat Branding Iron

For a personalized grilling experience, get your partner this unique meat branding iron. This product comes with 55 A-Z letters and eight spaces so that he can brand messages onto his steaks or burgers.

This tool is entertaining for parties, birthdays, or just for everyday use. It is lightweight and portable, so he can take it with him on camping trips, while tailgating, or to the neighborhood cookout.

sushi making kit

If You Like the Way He “Rolls”: Delamu Sushi Making Kit

Sushi making is fun, but it can be tricky without the right tools. That’s why you should get your boyfriend this 20 in 1 sushi making kit! This product comes with everything he’ll need to make and eat sushi, including a rolling mat, rice mold, chopsticks, and so much more! It also comes with a guide book that demonstrates how to use each tool and a recipe e-book to teach him how to make his favorite rolls.

hot sauce making kit

To Bring Spice to His Life: Grow and Make DIY Hot Sauce Making Kit

If your guy likes his food to be spicier than the spice girls, this is the perfect DIY kit for him. This set comes with six gourmet hot sauce recipes, six hot sauce storage bottles, and all of the ingredients he’ll need to create these flavorful recipes, including ancho, chili powder, Arbol peppers, chipotle peppers, and more! Making these hot sauces will be a fun activity for him that will also expand his cooking skills.

fred table saw

If He Has Everything Under the Sun: Genuine Fred Table Saw

If you want to get your man a cooking gift but he has, like, everything, this unique table saw is a great option! This product looks like an actual saw that you’d use for cutting wood, but it’s meant for cutting veggies, cake, and other food items instead! It has a serrated edge with a large toothy blade for ease of use.

Your boyfriend’s friends will think this gift is cool, meaning some serious brownie points for you.

taco holders

If He’s Spec-Taco-Lar: Arthome Taco Holders 4 Packs

Everyone loves tacos. However, it’s a little bit annoying when you put them on a plate, and they instantly fall apart. Your boyfriend won’t have to deal with this annoyance anymore with these stainless steel taco stands! These stands make eating tacos easier (and less messy) than ever before.

They are also grill and oven safe, so his tacos will stay intact throughout the cooking process.

wolrd flavors seasoning collection

For Worldly Flavors: Gustus Vitae Gourmet World Flavors Seasoning Collection

These unique seasonings will transport your boyfriend’s taste buds all over the globe. Give him a taste of Greece, Tuscany, Morocco, Thailand, Jamaica, and Cajun cuisine with this worldly spice set. All five seasonings come in magnetic tins that can stick to metal surfaces in his kitchen, such as his fridge or oven, to prevent spillage.

He’ll love using these spices to add a new flare to his favorite meals.

stailess steel flatware set

If He Eats on the Go: Topbooc Portable Stainless Steel Flatware Set

Is your boyfriend a leftover king? Does he always pack food from home for work? If so, you should give him this super convenient portable flatware set! The kit includes a dinner knife, spoon, fork, chopsticks, cleaning brush, straight straw, bent straw, and a carry bag, so he’ll always have what he needs when he’s on the go.

The silverware comes in a variety of sleek colors, so you can get one that best matches his style.

bread plank

To Impress His Guests: J.K. Adams Maple Wood Artisan Bread Plank

This beautiful artisan board is made from sustainably grown North American hardwoods. Its distressed finish gives it a classy artisan look that your boyfriend will enjoy. It is the perfect serving tray for bread, cheese, meats, desserts, and more.

Whether your boyfriend is hosting a dinner party or having some friends over for hors d’oeuvres, this is the perfect tray for entertaining.

microwave cleaner

To Make Cleaning a Breeze: AODOOR Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

This funny little microwave cleaner will make your boyfriend laugh while also performing an essential purpose. The angry mama produces steam, which quickly cleans microwave messes. All your boyfriend has to do is remove her head, fill her body with vinegar, water, and lemon juice, then put her in the microwave for five to seven minutes for the ultimate clean.

This angry little lady will make his microwave cleaner and smell better than ever before!

floating pasta timer

For Tortellini Awesome Pasta: Brainstream Al Dente – The Singing Floating Pasta Timer

If your boyfriend struggles with cooking his pasta for the right amount of time, the singing pasta timer is here to help. All he has to do is put the singing pasta man into the boiling water with his pasta.

Then at 3, 7, 9, and 11 minutes the man will sing Italian hits like “That’s Amore” or operas like “Prisoners’ Choir” to indicate that the pasta is al dente.

This hilarious tool will make him laugh and will make his pasta taste so much better! That sounds like a win-win to me.

wall decor

To Give His Kitchen a Little Style: Loudoun Rustics Memo Board Wall Decor

This rustic memo board will be the perfect addition to your boyfriend’s kitchen. It is made with rich walnut wood that gives it a stylish farmhouse look. The board’s center has a black cast iron handle that holds a roll of brown paper on which he can write his grocery list, meal ideas, and more.

It also has a pen holder for added convenience. This wooden piece will add a sophisticated touch to his kitchen while also being incredibly useful.

Funky veg kit gift box

For Home Grown Heros: Plant Theatre Funky Veg KIT Gift Box

If your man likes fresh produce, this set is ideal for him. The Funky Veg kit includes various unusual veggies, such as purple carrots, red brussel sprouts, yellow courgettes, and more funky goodness. The kit also includes pots, peat discs, plant markers, and sowing and growing tips to make the planting experience a breeze.

The unique vegetable selection will brighten up mealtime and make cooking even more fun!

Buying Guide

Look Through His Cabinets

Make sure to check out what your boyfriend already has before you buy him a cooking gift. For example, if he has so many pans he can’t fit them in his cabinet, then you may want to avoid getting him anymore pans.

However, there is an exception to this rule. If your boyfriend has a bunch of pans, but they are all worn out and of terrible quality, then he may appreciate a new one. He’ll be able to make better food if he has nicer equipment!

Think About What He Cooks the Most

If your boyfriend loves to cook sushi, then he will highly appreciate sushi related gifts. Or, if your man is a barbecue fanatic, then seasonings and tools for grilling will probably be more his speed. Consider what he loves to cook and try to get him things that will make the experience more enjoyable or make the process easier somehow.

Go for Quality Over Quantity

Try to get him high-quality cooking supplies. For example, don’t get him a cheap knife set just because it’s more affordable. If you can’t afford a nice knife set, then don’t get one. Instead, get him a smaller gift that is high quality. In this scenario, maybe you could get him one excellent knife. You want to give him things that will last and help, not hinder, him in the kitchen!

If you are set on getting him a nice gift that’s a little out of your price range, ask his friends or siblings to go in on it with you. Trust me. He’ll prefer one or two excellent gifts over five or six cheap ones.


Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoy these cooking-related gift suggestions and have found the perfect item for your partner. Make sure to comment below and share with your friends if you’ve enjoyed this article.

30 Useful gifts for your boyfriend who likes to cook

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