During the pandemic, even perennial diners out picked up spatulas. Now this year, home cooking gifts are more popular than ever, and the trend is settling in. Many home cooks say their new routines will continue beyond the pandemic. Fortunately, Sur La Table makes it easy to equip your giftee’s kitchen with the latest gear, whether you’re buying for a cooking aficionado or a newbie. From knife sets to an elegant display board, the gifts on this page can make your favorite amateur chef’s holiday dreams come true—and maybe yours too if you’re lucky enough to grab a seat at their holiday table.

1. Le Creuset Signature Oval Dutch Oven; $300

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This Dutch oven will quickly become a cook’s favorite as they reach for it to roast whole chickens, deep fry, and slow cook stews and soups. You can’t go wrong with the Le Creuset brand, which is known for its finely hewn casting techniques and hand finishing. Available in eight vivid colors from fiery cerise to azure blue, this handsome cookware goes easily from kitchen to table.

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2. Stasher Reusable Storage Bag, $22

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Leftovers go hand-in-hand with home cooking, and your recipient will be able to wrap up all their extras in this sustainable storage solution. These reusable, non-toxic bags from Stasher are also handy for sous vide cooking and microwave steaming.

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3. Lodge Skillet; From $10

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If your giftee didn’t inherit grandma’s cast iron skillet, this one is the next best thing. Lodge skillets are pre-seasoned (just like grandma’s) using vegetable oil baked at a high temperature, so the skillet arrives ready to use for holiday meals. Available in six sizes, this kitchen staple can prepare everything from cornbread to fried chicken.

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4. Chef's Planet Clip and Drain, $15

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This stocking-stuffer worthy gadget transforms any pot or pan into a strainer. Your giftee will enjoy streamlining their process to drain pastas and veggies—and probably appreciate having one less bulky dish to clean, too.

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5. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star 8-Piece Knife Block Set; $250

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Professional chefs helped design the Four Star series by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, and it’s been a favorite since. This eight-piece knife set includes a starter collection of blades essential for any kitchen. Stashed in a beechwood storage block, the set includes a paring knife, bread knife, chef’s knife, kitchen shears, and others all precision-forged for sharpness and durability.

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6. Rectangle Marble and Acacia Wood Serving Board; $50

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Charcuterie may just be the adult version of Lunchables, but as the stream of social media posts prove, it’s a thing of beauty. Your giftee will up their charcuterie display game with this stylish mixed-media serving tray worthy of the perfect social media pic.

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7. All-Clad Stainless Steel Roasting Pan with Nonstick Rack; $100

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There’s no holiday turkey without a roasting rack, and this one will stand the test of time with a stainless steel, reinforced base. The removable, non-stick roasting rack elevates meat for even cooking and collecting dripping for that all important gravy.

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8. Staub Steam Griddle; $180

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The new year is just around the corner, and with it comes resolutions to eat more nutritious meals. This cast-iron steam griddle with enamel interior browns, sears, and warms foods with little oil. It’s a versatile piece of cookware for preparing everything from date night steaks to pancakes for family breakfasts.

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9. Souper Cubes; $20

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Leftover soup and the quart of homemade pesto that seemed like a good idea at the time are quickly contained with Souper Cubes storage. Your favorite home chef can easily freeze and store their creations with this ice cube tray–like solution made of flexible silicone.

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10. Joule by Breville, $250

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Even the home cook that has everything likely won’t have this gadget. It makes sous-vide cooking (yeah, that’s the water bath cooking technique you saw on Top Chef) a breeze with fast water-heating ability and precise, sustained temperature control. Get ready for flaky fish, juicy chicken and perfectly prepared steaks.

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