1. Stick Blender-Emulsion Blender-Immersion Blender whatever you want to call it, I use mine every day.
2. A great Knife. Not those standard German Knives. Try a hand crafted Japanese Knife like a Shun with rose wood handle. I love my Miyabi® Artisan SG2 Collection Santoku from Sur La Table.
3. If they don’t have a kitchen aid stand mixer then that would be an awesome present. If they do, there are all sorts of attachments you can gift. I recommend the Pasta roller attachments
4. Sous Vide Cooker. Anova Culinary has finally broken the price barrier. Cookers for under $200.
5. If your cook does have one, a great pepper mill is a great choice. I do highly recommend Peugeot. I have been using them for 20+ years.
6. If you have ever burnt your hands or forearm reaching in and out of the oven you will feel me on this one. OVEN RACK GUARDS. A chef would never buy them for themselves but I wish someone would buy them for me (hint-hint)
7. Silicone Baking sheets. You can never have too many Silpats is the brand name I use.
8. Most Cooks have at some point said I wish I had another Burner. Induction Burners are a great solution. You do need to have stainless steel or induction ready pots and pans but these do come in handy.
9. Digital Instant read Thermometers are always a good stocking stuffer.
10. A day from Cooking. That is my Christmas wish. The best Present I could get.