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.

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Maricruz Rivas, 16, cuts rolled up dough into cinnamon rolls in Fort Payne, Ala. Fort Payne High School's culinary lab in November.

Must-have gadgets: Microplanes
Microplanes make tricky jobs like zesting and grating more efficient.

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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