2016 Gift Guide: For The Chef

The holidays are the perfect time to treat the chef in your life and thank them for all the time they spent chopping, dicing, and slicing to make you a delicious meal. Below is a selection of beautiful and truly functional goods that will be the perfect addition to their toolkit.


Spiked Espresso Marshmallow Cookie \\\ $7.99
They had me at spiked espresso.


Neutral Salt & Pepper Shakers \\\ $69
A set of modern and minimal salt and pepper shakers that complement the dining table where they sit. They also has a powerful ceramic grinder inside which means you won’t give yourself carpal tunnel using them.


Drop Scale \\\ $79.95
Anyone who is an avid baker knows that it is a necessary evil to weigh out all the ingredients. Give the gift of efficiency and ease with the Drop Scale, a smart scale that comes with an app to make measuring and cooking all that much easier.


RE.BIN Modern Recycling Bin \\\ $48
Recycling doesn’t have to be such an eyesore. We’re fans over here of RE.BIN—both of its sustainability and how it turns an everyday necessity into something aesthetically pleasing.


Theo “Slow brew” Coffee Brewer \\\ $62
If there were ever a time to call a coffee brewer sexy, this would be it. Matte black stoneware, minimal curves and sleek lines makes this the James Bond of coffee makers.


Philodendron Placemat \\\ $10
Every home looks better with some greenery. Bring it in with potted plants, succulents… and even a philodendron placemat!


Brass Spoon Clip \\\ $14
This simple measuring spoon is the perfect accompaniment to your mini coffee corner. It acts as a clip to seal your bags and it measures out a perfect tablespoon.


Handmade Ceramic Bowl by ONEandMANY \\\ $52
This gorgeous marbled ceramic bowl has a black and white glaze that’s reminiscent of melted chocolate or sauce. Each bowl is unique, with a personality of its own.


Concrete Salt Cellar by Culinarium \\\ $52
A salt cellar is the accessory you never knew you needed until you have one. Once I got one myself, I was annoyed I didn’t get it earlier!

Amare Serving Collection by RabLabs \\\ From $195
This is an absolute stunner of a serving collection. Sleek metal is paired with cool alabaster to create a sculptural serving set that acts as a piece of art as well.

After surviving a quarter life crisis, Nanette went from working in healthcare canadian meds to pursuing her loves of design, food and writing. During the day she works in social media marketing, by night she writes for Design Milk. You can find more of her work at