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8 Gifts for the Man in Your Life

Our favorite Award-Winning and best-selling Cookware essentials, plus brand new one-of-a-kind tools for culinary innovators.

By Rachel Robey
Nov 18, 2022
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Few joys compare to the satisfaction of absolutely nailing a gift, especially when you were clueless as to where to start. This guide is here to help you achieve just that. From bakers to grillers, we’re sharing a few of our favorite must-have essentials and one-of-a-kind delights to nourish the food-obsessed man in your life.

The Pizza Set

Everyone likes pizza, but not all of us will get to make Neapolitan-style pizza in our own home. This Set is for those with a discerning palate, and includes Graza Sizzle Oil, Hayden Mills Pizza Flour, and award-winning Bianco Di Napoli tomatoes for a flavorful pie that will transport you to Naples with one bite.

The real hero, however, is the Pizza Steel, a wide disc crafted from Carbon Steel—the only option for high-heat cooking. Its perforated bottom boasts 86 individual perforations designed to improve air flow and browning, allowing the recipient to emulate a brick oven at home without resorting to expensive tabletop pizza ovens.

Grill Frying Pan

No men’s gift guide would be complete without at least one grilling adjacent item. In this case, the Grill Frying Pan more than earns its spot, and with hundreds of five-star reviews, we know your recipient will love it too. Like the Pizza Steel, it’s made from French Carbon Steel and features a perforated bottom that allows ingredients to get direct flame contact without risking falling through the grates.

We love it for delicate proteins like fish and other seafood, small vegetables and skewers likely to get caught in the grill grate, and anything that we want maximum temperature regulation on. Proteins like steak and chicken, which go from under- to overcooked in mere moments, especially benefit from the precision the Grill Frying Pan offers.

Seasoned Carbon Steel Griddle

There’s a reason our Griddle is constantly selling out . Despite being one of the newer additions, it’s quickly become a cult classic for all types of cooks. Inside, it brings the commercial flat top found in a beloved greasy diner right into the home kitchen. Never before have smash burgers, home fries, grilled cheeses, or patty melts tasted so good—or been quite so crispy. A generous cooking surface area makes family breakfasts and feeding a crowd both easier and faster.

More adventurous cooks will find themselves gravitating towards dishes like blackened snapper and pollo al mattone (chicken under a brick), where the flavor building power of Carbon Steel shines through. As one customer put it: “Excellent conductivity, perfect sear, and best smash burgers ever. It can handle very high heat, so protect your hands while handling as it gets pro-style hot quickly. This will last for years of hard work.”

8-Inch Chef Knife, Engraved

A sharp, dependable Chef Knife is a cook’s best friend, and the tool he’ll reach for most often. All our knives are forged in Thiers, France by a fifth-generation bladesmith whose family claims to have invented the first chef knife—we can’t verify that, but having visited the factory and seen their historic records, we don’t doubt it.

Where other knives are cheaply welded together, ours are full-tang, hewn from a single rod of stainless steel that’s expertly worked to offer maximum function, power, and balance. With the option to engrave, you can make this essential tool ever more personal—and ensure that he thinks of you daily.

Dutch Oven

In a venn diagram comparing design objects with functional tools, the Dutch Oven would be smack dab in the middle. Made in northern France from hand-enameled cast iron, it’s a heavyweight in more ways than one—the recipient will use it for tasks ranging from baking to frying to braising.

No piece of cookware is quite so cozy, romantic, or revered, and your giftee will be astounded at how quickly it establishes itself as his go-to for meals both simple and grand. And fortunately for him, we just released a slate of new colorways to suit every cook and every kitchen.

Baking Slab

Designed with baking legend Chef Nancy Silverton, this first-of-its-kind Baking Slab is the perfect tool for large format holiday desserts. Crafted from pure French porcelain, it’s a beautiful (and conveniently non stick) vessel for large-scale baking endeavors like slab pies, snack cakes, focaccia, and more.

Customers love the way it yields crispy corners and tender interiors, and rave about its multifunctionality as a serving piece, baking sheet, and so much more. Best of all, it’s able to go from freezer to oven to table, meaning your pie dough stays appropriately cold for the flakiest result and serving is simply a matter of carrying it to the table.

Non Stick Frying Pan

If you’re waffling on what to get the food-obsessed man in your life, you can never go wrong with our best-selling Non Stick Frying Pan. Unlike other short-lived options, our Non Stick collection begins with our Award-Winning Stainless Clad Frying Pan and ends with three coats of professional-quality, completely non-toxic Non Stick.

Thanks to our meticulous manufacturing process, these pans are oven-safe to 500F and durable enough for the high-volume restaurant kitchens they were built for. It’s a no-brainer for health conscious cooks who want to maximize flavor and minimize cleanup.

The Pie Set

The deeper than average Pie Dish is a favorite for bakers who love a decadent jammy filling. Made from the same French porcelain as our Baking Slab, the Pie Dish results in similarly crispy, flaky, golden brown crusts with no soggy bottoms to be found. And unlike metal tins, its attractive look enhances rather than distracts from the beauty of an intricate lattice or crimped edge.

The Pie Set also includes Pastry Chef Sarah Seghi’s recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Cold Brew Whipped Cream, plus three of our favorite equitably sourced spices from Burlap & Barrel. Fair warning: these intensely flavored spices will immediately ruin you for other brands—their Royal Cinnamon is sun dried for an intense sweetness, freshly grated whole Stone Nutmeg yields a tropical richness, and Buffalo Ginger adds a warm, floral kick to any dough.

Ready to Shop?

Allegedly, it’s the thought that counts, but as someone who has received gifts ranging from “How did I function without this?” to “What on earth were they thinking?” I can confidently say that well-selected gifts count for much, much more.

If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck and hoping to absolutely crush the gifting game this holiday season, there’s no better place to start than here.