This time of year I'm always struggling with gift ideas for the foodie adults on my gift list. I thought you might be, too. I've pulled together a list of the best kitchen essential gift ideas for home cooks. These ideas are based on my own experience. They represent the kitchen essentials I reach for day after day and have gifted to family and friends. They will be appreciated by any home cook on your gift list. Perfect for Gift Giving Kitchen Essentials This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. I receive compensation that supports publishing this blog when you shop using these links. Potholders may seem mundane and boring, but there is nothing more important in the kitchen than potholders you will use. I especially love thick, colorful, terry potholders because they are so flexible and easy to use. I've had a variety of potholders over the years but my favorites are these terry potholders.