The holiday season will be upon us before we know it; making this a great time to get started on our home made gifts. The following are some great gift ideas for the cook on your list.
1. Make a handy hand towel.
When you’re making a big meal in the kitchen, you don’t have time to be distracted. So, here is a project that turns a regular dish towel into one that will fit on a kitchen knob or handle. This way you will always be able to find the towel when you need it. The cook on your list is sure to appreciate this practical present. Click here for project instructions.
2. Create a Christmas apron.
Here is a how-to from Martha Stewart. This apron makes a great gift for a cook because it is pretty and practical. Depending on the fabric you choose, it can also be festive. A cook can never have too many aprons, and a home made one will be extra special. Visit Martha’s website
3. Sew a casserole dish cover.
Holiday dinners, church pot lucks, family get togethers; it seems like you always need to take a covered dish somewhere. This casserole cover will fit a 9 by 13 casserole dish. It will help to keep the dish warm or cold as well as make it much easier to carry. Make this for the busy cook in your life. Here are the instructions.
4. Make a quilted pot holder.
Another kitchen essential, the pot holder, makes a great gift. Here is a quilted one that is sure to please the cook in your life.
5. Decorate an oven mitt.
Here is a decorated oven mitt that the whole family can help design. Start with a store bought oven mitt, and then, get creative. This is a great gift for the kids to help create. The cook in your life will surely love the family effort.
6. Make cookies for the cook.
Every cook needs a break sometimes. So try this crafty cookie container for a special treat. Once you have made the container, you can fill it with the cook’s favorite kind of cookies. Click here for project directions. Note that this is another possible kid friendly project.
7. Make a family recipe book.
This article from Suite 101 explains how to make a family recipe book. Basically, the book is designed to share some of your family’s favorites with others. Add stories and pictures to make the book more personalized.
8. Make a recipe box.
Although there is not one set way to make a recipe box, here is an example of one to give you a starting point. Most cooks love new recipes, and this is a great way to present them. Make the box, and then include some favorite recipes of your own.