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The Official 2018 Tasty Gift Guide

Practical, fun, and delicious gift ideas from all of us at Tasty.

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Welcome to Tasty's ultimate gift guide — a collection of over 30 of our favorite gifts from pots and pans, to cookbooks, to monthly sprinkle subscriptions.

To make things easier, we broke this guide into four categories — under $20, under $50, under $100, and over $100 — so there's something for every budget. We also included some of our favorite items from our own collection, because who wouldn't want to be gifted new pots and pans?

So, are you ready to do some holiday shopping? Let's go!

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1. A 12.5-inch pre-seasoned cast iron skillet because every serious cook needs one in their kitchen.

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You can basically cook anything in a cast iron skillet, from steaks and gratins to cakes and galettes, and you can use them stove-top or in the oven. This pre-seasoned version makes it easy to take it out of the box and start cooking right away.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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2. The Tasty Ultimate cookbook for people who want to learn how to cook basically everything.

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With 150 recipes (including 75 never seen before recipes), hacks, and must-know tricks, this cookbook will be the ultimate gift for people looking to cook more in the new year.

Get it from Amazon for $17.43, Barnes & Noble for $23.99, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

3. A set of two nonstick baking mats that are perfect for baking holiday cookies on.

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These silicone baking mats are reusable, oven-safe, and seriously nonstick. Even sticky pecan pralines are no match for these babies.

Promising review: "These have changed my life. They are wonderful and I use them for everything. We roast vegetables just about every night and they make cleanup a breeze." —Heather K

Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.38.

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4. Black cocoa powder so the baker in your life can make the blackest cake ever.

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This variety of ultra-dutched cocoa powder is like cocoa powder times 100. It gives your baked goods a stunning black color and an intense chocolately flavor. If there's a chocolate lover in your life, this is the perfect gift.

Get a 12-ounce bag from King Arthur Flour for $9.95.

5. A three-tier cooling rack so you can bake a million cookies at once.

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Three times the amount of cooling space means three times the amount of cookies! And because they're fully collapsable, these racks can easily be stored in your cabinets without taking up a ton of space.

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $8.87.

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6. A bottle of spicy honey they can drizzle over just about anything — from pizza, to chicken, to ice cream.

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This flavorful condiment, made with honey, chilis, and vinegar, tastes good on literally everything and makes the perfect stocking stuffer.

Read BuzzFeed's review on this hot honey.

Promising review: "This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I'll never know. It makes the best vinaigrettes ever, quick pan sauces for pork, and adds unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons?" —Martha Ronemus

Get a 12-oz. bottle from Amazon for $8.48.

7. A digital kitchen scale for the serious baker in your life looking to take their desserts to the next level.

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Because everybody knows that measuring ingredients by weight is far more accurate than measuring them by volume.

Get it from Amazon starting at $13.83. (Available in seven colors.)

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8. Cravings: Hungry for More for fans of Chrissy Teigen's first cookbook who are literally ~ hungry for more. ~

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Recipes include pad thai carbonara and a shake and bake chicken, so you know it's gonna be good.

Promising review: "I love, love, love this book. The stories are fun to read and the photos are great. I have already made several of the recipes and they are so easy to follow. Would totally recommend this book." —Deborah Peters

Get a hardcover copy from Amazon for $19.24, Barnes & Noble for $19.62, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

9. An 11-inch non-stick grill pan for your apartment-dwelling friends who don't have space for an outdoor grill.

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It's the closest thing they'll get to the real deal — and it's nonstick so you don't have to worry about your delicate foods (like fish) sticking to the grates.

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $19.90.

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10. A five-pocket knife roll for the traveling chef in your life so they can literally "pack their knives and go."

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The perfect gift for people who religiously watch Top Chef — or those who just have a serious knife collection. It'll keep them safe, secure, and is perfect for carrying to fancy dinner parties.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in four colors).

11. Reusable bee's wax coated paper for the chronic user of plastic wrap.

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Besides being ~aesthetically pleasing~, this reusable paper wrap is the perfect eco-friendly solution to plastic wrap. You can use it over and over and don't need to throw it out after using — a true win win.

Get it from Food52 starting at $18 or something similar from Amazon for $18.

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12. A collection of four fancy salt varieties to take their cooking (and baking!) to the next level.

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This kit includes Hawaiian red sea salt, black sea salt, prink crystal salt, and French grey sea salt so the salt bae in your life can have plenty of options.

Promising review: "Love this set! The red and black salts were fun to garnish with. The French grey salt tasted the best on absolutely everything, especially on top of a caramel espresso!" —David Ngo

Get it on Amazon for $14.49.

13. A three-piece cookie sheet set with four cookie cutters to make next-level holiday cookies.

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The perfect gift for people looking to up their cookie game.

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $8.97.

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14. A monthly sprinkle subscription box for people who can never have enough sprinkles.

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Each month you'll receive a new fancy sprinkle blend so you can get your bake on.

Subscriptions start at $21 from Fancy Sprinkles.

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15. An immersion blender to make cooking easier and cleaner — especially for people who make homemade soups and sauces.

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Because taking out your blender just to blend some tomato sauce is a pain in the butt.

Get it on Amazon for $28.99.

16. Now & Again by Julia Turshen — a book that'll teach them how to reuse leftovers and give them a whole new life.

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Because everyone could use a little help trying to figure out delicious ways to reuse leftovers.

Get a hardcover copy from Amazon for $22, Barnes & Noble for $28, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

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17. A magnetic in-drawer knife organizer for the organized cook in your life.

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These wood organizers not only look beautiful, but they prevent your knives from getting scratched and chipped in the drawer.

Get it from Food52 starting at $35.

18. A mini food processor that makes quick work out of vegetable prep.

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A three cup capacity makes it the perfect size for prepping small batches of food — and it can easily fit in your drawer when it's not in use.

Promising review: "This is the best and easiest food chopper I have ever used. Just put the lid on and give it a small twist and it is ready to go. Give the top a few taps and your onions are chopped." —Fran Jones

Get it from Amazon for $20.63.

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19. A round pizza stone so they can make restaurant-quality pizza at home.

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The stone gets super hot and gives your pizza a perfectly crisp texture — so no more soggy bottoms!

Get it from Food52 for $39.

20. Ottolenghi Simple — a cookbook filled with simple, Middle Eastern-inspired recipes that come together in no time.

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It's full of recipes that are made in less than 30 minutes and with minimal ingredients so you can spend more time eating and less time cooking.

Get a hardcover copy from Amazon for $21, Barnes & Noble for $28 (signed), or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

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21. A textured rolling pin that makes impossibly beautiful cookies with minimal effort.

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This rolling pin, embossed with an ornate paisley pattern, will take your holiday cookie game to a whole new level.

Get it from DoughRoller on Etsy for $24.90.

22. Israeli Soul by Michael Solomonov for people looking to make easy and delicious Israeli food at home.

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Recipes such as five-minute hummus make cooking Israeli food at home a breeze.

Get a hardcover copy on Amazon for $21.61, Barnes & Noble for $28 (signed), or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

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23. A DIY pullman loaf kit so they can learn how to make delicious bread at home.

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Everything you need to start making delicious pullman loaves at home — including the pan!

Get it from Food52 for $52.

24. A groovy oil slick cocktail kit for people looking to party in style.

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The perfect gift to break out on New Year's Eve.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.

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25. A compact spice kit containing cardamom, curry leaves, Ceylon cinnamon, and 12 other spices.

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Perfect for the spice lover in your life — or a spice newbie looking to add some more flavor to their cooking.

Get it from purposedesign on Etsy for $40.

26. A Tasty holiday sweater that's perfect for all your winter parties.

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And if you're looking for something with a little less ~ugly sweater vibes~ (but in a good way!) check out all of our other Tasty merch perfect for gifting.

Get the sweater on Amazon for $36.99..

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27. A handheld kitchen torch to toast marshmallows and make perfect crème brûlée.

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Besides being legitimately useful, this sleek blowtorch is the perfect way to make you feel like a badass in the kitchen.

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

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28. A quality six-inch chef's knife that will last a lifetime.

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Because every serious cook should own a reliable chef's knife.

Promising review: "This knife is fantastic. I had been using cheap knives before purchasing this, and I could immediately tell the difference. When you have this knife, everything becomes melted butter." —Dillon Welch

Get it on Amazon for $59.95.

29. A quality pasta machine for the ambitious cook in your life.

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Because everybody knows that fresh pasta > store-bought pasta.

Get it on Amazon for $79.95.

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30. A fancy (and stylish!) apron that will make them look super legit.

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If you're gonna spend hours slaving away in the kitchen this holiday season, you might as well do it in style.

Get it from Hedley & Bennett for $75.

31. An Instant Pot so they can finally start making all those recipes you've saved...

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This helpful kitchen gadget can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, and sauté all in one.

Get it on Amazon for $89.99.

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32. Or an Air Fryer that gives you a crispy, deep-fried texture without having to actually deep-fry anything.

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It circulates hot air with tiny droplets of oil to give you that crispy, crunchy texture without having to use a ton of oil.

Promising review: "I love how fast food cooks and how the food is so tasty and healthy. Try veggie tots, sweet potato and regular fries, chicken tenders, or steak. Perfection!" —popcornfrenzy

Get it on Amazon for $82.34.

33. A double-sided cutting board that's sturdy enough to last a lifetime.

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And it even has a little slot you can prop your phone in so you can follow a recipe without having to grab your phone.

Get it from Food52 for $99.

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34. An immersion circulator for the curious cooks who want to start cooking sous vide at home.

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Just attach it to a large pot of water, set it to the temperature you want, and it creates an instant warm water bath perfect for cooking sous vide.

Get it on Amazon for $54.99.

35. An 11-piece cookware set that has just about every pot and pan you could possibly need.

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Available in four colors and perfect for first time home buyers, college students, and chefs alike.

Get the 11-piece set from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $79 (available in four colors).

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36. A water-proof iPhone case so they can text their mother cooking questions without worrying about spilling tomato sauce on their phone.

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Because cooking with your phone out is risky business.

Get it from Lifeproof for $79.99.

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37. A Tasty One Top so your loved ones can set up a kitchen anywhere they go.

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Just plug it in and start cooking anywhere you want — your bedroom, your dorm, your living room — the possibilities are endless.

Get it from the Tasty Shop for $149.

38. A sleek Dutch oven that's perfect for slow roasting your favorite cozy winter recipes.

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It's beautifully designed and comes in five different colors including green "broccoli" and pink "macaron," and it's dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

Get "the Dutchess" from Great Jones Goods for $145.

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39. A giant 30-piece cookware set that comes with a Google Home Mini so they can cook while listening to your favorite Tasty recipes.

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This set has literally anything and everything a new kitchen could need, so it's the perfect gift for people looking to stock their kitchen.

Get the 30-piece set from Walmart for $230 (available in three colors).

The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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