15 Gorgeous Personalized Kitchen Items for Home Chefs
These days, it can feel like gift-giving season all year round, from engagement parties to baby showers to the fast-approaching actual holidays. And whether you're in search of a gracious hostess gift, a holiday present for your brother-in-law who loves a good wine and cheese pairing, or simply a little something to say thanks to your partner for doing all the cooking, a personalized present is always a thoughtful touch.
With that in mind, we've rounded up 15 stunning monogrammed kitchen tools anyone on your list is sure to love—including you!
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This beautiful butcher block
This handsome wooden cutting board, which lets you add an engraved initial, a name, or whatever message you see fit, should be your go-to gift for weddings, holidays, and housewarmings. And unlike those scraped-up plastic cutting boards, this one is attractive enough to leave out on display even when no one is cooking. Throw in a bottle of wood oil, and it'll last your loved one a lifetime.
This cozy ceramic mug
Help the tea or coffee lover in your life start their day off right with this cute and sturdy mug. Bundle it with a tin of cocoa, and you've got the perfect holiday gift. Even better, siblings and roommates won't have to argue over whose mug is whose when everyone has their own.
This durable wooden spoon
Your favorite home cook will use this personalized wood spoon every day, whether they're whipping up a tomato sauce or serving their famous (within your family, at least) cornbread pudding the day after Thanksgiving. Bonus: it's safe for use with nonstick cookware, so they won't have to worry about scratching up their pots and pans.
This elegant glass decanter
Make sure the oenophile or spirits enthusiast in your life can let their prized bottle breathe properly, whether they're sipping Charles Shaw or a Laphroaig single malt. It even comes with a wood ball stopper to keep out the elements so they can have their evening drink al fresco, too. Choose from either the wine or whiskey decanter to help complete their home bar in style.
This adorable apron
This high-quality apron will be a surefire hit with recently-married friends, your future baker nephew, or anyone who wants to set themselves apart while they're standing at the grill or stove. Get creative with the color of the apron and the embroidery; you can even ask the designer for customized recommendations.
This sweet slate coaster set
Class up any coffee table—and keep it safe from ring stains—with these impressive stone coasters, which look elegant whether they are topped with a glass of cab sav or a can of LaCroix. Personalize them with three initials for a thoughtful and unique gift.
This cloth napkin set
Add some old school gentility to a loved one's table with these frayed edged napkins, which come in four chic colors and can be customized with a monogram or a name. Present your host with a set at the next housewarming or engagement party you're invited to and everyone will know that you're their classiest friend.
This stunning dinnerware collection
If you want to truly impress, you can't go wrong with these pieces of gold-accented bone china, which can be purchased either as individual items or a full set. Choose block or cursive lettering for the USA-made plates, mugs, platters, and bowls to take your recipient's table to the next level.
This copper cocktail shaker
With this swank shaker, your aspiring bartender friend can learn to mix up a refreshing libation in no time, and the stylish copper will make their home bar really stand out. Shaken, not stirred, darling.
This gourmet cheese board
The perfect gift for the consummate entertainer in your life; even a supermarket Brie and a handful of almonds will impress when presented on this circular cheese board. It comes with four tools (hard cheese knife, cheese shaver, cheese fork, cheese spreader) cleverly hidden in a swivel compartment underneath, and it's made of eco-friendly rubberwood.
This sweet chalkboard
This sweet and practical chalkboard is the perfect spot for a running grocery list, dinner menu, or helpful notes to family members and roommates ("Lasagna in the fridge. Preheat to 350 for 40 minutes. Enjoy!"). The twist is that it's technically a dry erase board that comes with a set of chalk pens, so you get the great look of a chalkboard without the mess of chalk, making it a fun housewarming or newlywed present.
This engraved tea chest
Any tea lover will go gaga for this wooden chest, which comes with eighteen tea bags featuring six different flavors from the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only commercial tea farm in North America. After they drink them all, they can fill this keepsake box with their own favorite brands and blends.
This maple Lazy Susan
Fun fact: the Lazy Susan was probably invented with egalitarianism in mind, to make sure that everyone at the table had equal access to dinner. This stately handmade version is crafted from maplewood in Vermont using environmentally-friendly materials.
These stylish oven mitts
Choose a red or black mitt and a rainbow of embroidery options and font choices to create a personalized gift for your favorite home baker or grill master. Not only are they extra long to protect the forearm, but, better yet, they're machine washable.
These special spoon rests
It's the worst when you're stirring (or tasting) something delicious on the stove and realize that you have nowhere to place the spoon. Help your best chef buddy avoid that predicament with these handmade metal spoon rests, which come with a customizable vinyl design in multiple colors.