Collection by Allie Weiss

Editor's Picks: Classic Gifts for the Chef

Casual cooks and master chefs alike will appreciate these tokens, which will complement an existing collection of kitchen gadgets. Peruse our gift guide for ideas ranging from top-of-the-line aprons to attractive cookware. Check out our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, on newsstands now, for hundreds of more product suggestions.

Clamped Weck Bowls from Mountain Feed and Farm Supply, $32 for a set of six at food52.com

These stackable containers keep leftovers stored tightly using a rubber gasket and metal clamps. The glass shows off the chef's handiwork, and makes it easy to distinguish between dishes in the fridge.
Clamped Weck Bowls from Mountain Feed and Farm Supply, $32 for a set of six at food52.com These stackable containers keep leftovers stored tightly using a rubber gasket and metal clamps. The glass shows off the chef's handiwork, and makes it easy to distinguish between dishes in the fridge.
Hex Cutting Board by Jonah Takagi for Field, $85 at field-online.com

This American Maple board, crafted by Amish woodworkers in northern Indiana, features angled edges that help users achieve the perfect chop.
Hex Cutting Board by Jonah Takagi for Field, $85 at field-online.com This American Maple board, crafted by Amish woodworkers in northern Indiana, features angled edges that help users achieve the perfect chop.
M-Cuisine Stack Set from Joseph Joseph, $42 at josephjoseph.com

Every busy home cook has nights when the microwave is the only feasible option. This cooking set perfects the microwaved meal, with three compartments—a main cooking pot, a steamer basket, and a griddle—that make it possible to prepare a multiple course feast at once, adding and subtracting elements as needed.
M-Cuisine Stack Set from Joseph Joseph, $42 at josephjoseph.com Every busy home cook has nights when the microwave is the only feasible option. This cooking set perfects the microwaved meal, with three compartments—a main cooking pot, a steamer basket, and a griddle—that make it possible to prepare a multiple course feast at once, adding and subtracting elements as needed.
Large Suede Pot Holder from MARCH, $22 at marchsf.com

Available in five colors, this handsome suede pot holder is meant to be displayed, rather than shoved into a drawer next to the stove.
Large Suede Pot Holder from MARCH, $22 at marchsf.com Available in five colors, this handsome suede pot holder is meant to be displayed, rather than shoved into a drawer next to the stove.
Tamagoyaki Omelet Pan by Koizumi Studio, from $52 at shop.nalatanalata.com

These iron vessels, designed by Makoto Koizumi in Tokyo, will help chefs master the delicate art of the breakfast omelet.
Tamagoyaki Omelet Pan by Koizumi Studio, from $52 at shop.nalatanalata.com These iron vessels, designed by Makoto Koizumi in Tokyo, will help chefs master the delicate art of the breakfast omelet.
Cook & Serve Ovenproof Dishes by Jens Fager for Rig-Tig by Stelton, $85 for a set of three at scandinaviandesigncenter.com

Eliminating the need to transfer dishes coming out of the oven to new serving pieces saves the home chef precious time. With a matte pastel color, these dishes can go straight to the table.
Cook & Serve Ovenproof Dishes by Jens Fager for Rig-Tig by Stelton, $85 for a set of three at scandinaviandesigncenter.com Eliminating the need to transfer dishes coming out of the oven to new serving pieces saves the home chef precious time. With a matte pastel color, these dishes can go straight to the table.
Calf's Leather Kitchen Apron by Malle w. Trousseau, $195 from store.dwell.com

Handmade by French craftspeople, this buttery leather apron proudly wears nicks and stains. The luxurious accessory is a modern take on traditional blacksmith garb.
Calf's Leather Kitchen Apron by Malle w. Trousseau, $195 from dwell.com Handmade by French craftspeople, this buttery leather apron proudly wears nicks and stains. The luxurious accessory is a modern take on traditional blacksmith garb.
Chef's Towel from Snowe, $25 at snowehome.com

As handy for wiping up spills as tying around the waist as a half apron, this machine washable towel, spun from Belgian linen in Italy, will be a cook's best friend.
Chef's Towel from Snowe, $25 at snowehome.com As handy for wiping up spills as tying around the waist as a half apron, this machine washable towel, spun from Belgian linen in Italy, will be a cook's best friend.
Tosca White Basket from Yamazaki, $50 at unisonhome.com

We like this versatile powder-coated steel basket as a storage container in the kitchen. Set it out on the counter with the ingredients for the night's meal, or fill it with fresh produce from the farmers' market.
Tosca White Basket from Yamazaki, $50 at unisonhome.com We like this versatile powder-coated steel basket as a storage container in the kitchen. Set it out on the counter with the ingredients for the night's meal, or fill it with fresh produce from the farmers' market.
Triangle Dinner Bell by Pat Kim Design, $60 at workof.com

Avid chefs probably already have a wide array of cooking supplies, so why not try something different, like this classic instrument that will drive hungry guests to the dinner table with a bit of flair. The hand-bent steel triangle was crafted in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Triangle Dinner Bell by Pat Kim Design, $60 at workof.com Avid chefs probably already have a wide array of cooking supplies, so why not try something different, like this classic instrument that will drive hungry guests to the dinner table with a bit of flair. The hand-bent steel triangle was crafted in Red Hook, Brooklyn.