9 Hand-picked Personalized Gift Ideas for Chefs
If you are looking for something truly special and unique for your beloved chef then a personalized gift really is the only way to go. However, finding personalized gifts for chefs is not easy, so we rolled up our sleeves and did the research for you.
1. Personalized Chef Knife
Few things are more important, and personal, to a chef than their knife. So buying a personalized chef knife is a very safe bet. With so many options available, your choice comes down to your taste and budget – a knife with a personalized engraving can cost you up to $220. So choose wisely!
1.1. Wusthof Chef’s Knife /w Personalized Rotary Engraving
Engraved by Authorized Wusthof Retailer. Engraving will be bright, shiny with a depth you can feel. Check pricing on Amazon
1.2 Victorinox Chef’s Knife – Custom Engraved
8″, and 10″ Knives Available – Engraving can be on either side or both. Traditional Rotary Engraving by Authorized Victorinox Retailer. Check pricing on Amazon
1.3 Global Chef’s Knife with Custom Engraving
Authentic “Rotary Engraving” of the Global G-2 Chef’s Knife. Check pricing on Amazon
1.4 Shun Classic 8″ Chef’s Knife – Personalized Rotary Engraving Available
Engraving by Authorized Shun Retailer. Engraving available on Bolster only. Traditional Rotary Engraving – Not Black Laser Print, that will wear off. Check pricing on Amazon
1.5 Chef Knife Flat Handle Damascus Steel Blade “12”
Gorgeous 12″ inch knife with Damascus steel available on Etsy. Complementary engraving on blade or sheath or both ( takes between 4 to 6 weeks).
1.6 Personalized Cortez 2 Knife
This is a real beauty, though a bit expensive. The blade is made of carbon steel with a hardwood handle. You can add three initials that will be hand stamped on the blade. More about this knife on Etsy.
2. Personalized Chef Aprons
An apron is always a great gift as it is an essential kitchen item. You can create a personalized piece of clothing that your beloved chef will definitely appreciate. This is an especially great idea if you are looking for a gift for an owner chef as you can include the establishment’s logo on the apron.
2.1 Personalized Unisex Apron by the Apron Place
Professionally embroidered (not printed), Made in the USA apron. Available in ten colors. Check pricing on Amazon.
2.2 Personalized Unisex Apron by Zexpa
Apron with self-fabric neck strap that wraps around waist side ties. Check pricing on Amazon.
2.3 Handmade shoulder strap apron (for him and her)
These are some great-looking handmade aprons. You can custom add your logo and initials. Check Etsy for more details.
3. Personalized Chef Hat
Yes, many chefs still wear hats and in most professional kitchens, it is mandatory clothing. A hat not only keeps the food clean but also creates a unified, pleasing look. Least but not last, a chef’s hat is a status symbol – the culmination of all the hard work required to get there.
Check on Amazon this versatile personalized chef hat by Chefskin. Multiple fonts and colors available.
4. Personalized Chef Jacket
Do you want your beloved chef to look sleek in his or her uniform? So get a personalized chef jacket. Look for one that mixes well both fashion and comfort. There are a few vendors out there that let you personalize the jacket with your beloved chef’s initials and logo.
Check out this personalized chef jacket on Amazon. Each jacket can be personalized with your specific name or words.
5. Personalized Cutting Board
Personalized cutting boards make great gifts for cooks and chefs. Cutting boards are extremely durable so they can be enjoyed for years.
6. Personalized Knife Roll
A personalized knife roll is an uber-cool gift. Yes, you will not go wrong with this. The only downside is the budget, as a great knife roll can be a bit expensive.
A great option is this handmade leather chef knife featured at the beginning of our post. It’s proudly made in Texas by Chef’s Satchel.
7. Personalized Utensils
Personalized kitchen utensils can also be a great gift, and they’re a more budget-friendly option.
8. Personalized Kitchen Notebooks
Some chefs like to keep a recipe notebook around to keep track on all their kitchen discoveries. There are some beautiful personalized kitchen notebooks available that we are sure will be appreciated
9. Personalized BBQ Grill Utensils
Is your chef a barbecue fanatic? Few chefs aren’t. So get him or her an exquisite and personalized grill utensils set.
Still searching? Check out our list of 27 gift ideas for chefs and cooks.
Featured image courtesy off Chef's Satchel.