Gift ideas for the cook in your life

Maybe it's your dad's Saturday morning pancakes, your wife's famous lasagna, or a slice of grandma's killer apple pie. Whatever the dish, whoever the person, there's sure to be a cook in your life that needs thanking this holiday season.

Stir It Up's foodie gift guide has something for everyone, from the organic gardner-turned chef, to the beloved baker, to the tech-savvy cook. Give a gadget that makes life in the kitchen simpler, a funny food-themed stocking stuffer, or a special appliance someone wouldn't normally buy themselves. 

Use our gift guide to shower one chef with a kitchen full of surprises, or to find a little something for every cook in your life this year.

Must-have gadgets: Microplanes

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    Microplanes make tricky jobs like zesting and grating more efficient.
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Take the work out of zesting and grating with handy microplanes. is the place to go. Their premium set of three microplaners, for $39.95, are made for grating soft cheese, fruit, and vegetables. All are made with stainless steel blades and are dishwasher safe.

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