6 high-quality gifts for foodies and home chefs, from air fryers to mini cupcakes

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Shopping for a home chef or a self-proclaimed foodie? These high-quality gifts will make you their new favorite person.

The key to shopping for someone who practically lives in the kitchen is first to see if you can take stock of what they already have. True home chefs already have a great knife set or a favorite pan — but hey, maybe they need replacements. Otherwise, you can gift them something they might not normally buy for themselves, like a gorgeous sage green air fryer, a smart meat thermometer or a luxurious coffee-scented perfume.

Take a look below and watch the episode of In The Know Live: Kitchen Gadgets above to learn more about these top-notch gifts.

1. Beautiful Kitchenware 6-Quart Touchscreen Air Fryer, $99

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This air fryer from Drew Barrymore’s line at Walmart is definitely prettier than your average kitchen appliance — and it really works. It air fries, roasts, reheats and dehydrates food in a flash. Plus, its 6-quart basket means you can cook quite a lot in it all at once. Get it for the person who doesn’t have a lot of time in their schedule to cook or the person who wants a healthier way to fry and crisp food.

2. Yummly Smart Meat Thermometer, $79.99 (Orig. $129.99)

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This wireless smart meat thermometer is for the person who tends to overcook their meat, someone who has a million things going on at once or someone who just appreciates cool tech gadgets. Stick the Yummly thermometer into a cut of meat, and as it cooks, you can connect the thermometer via Bluetooth to an app on your phone to see exactly how it’s cooking, when it’s done and even when it’s time to flip it.

3. GreenPan Padova Reserve Set of 2 Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pans, $119.99

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These pretty black and gold frying pans feature GreenPan’s nonstick Thermolon™ Minerals ceramic coating, which features layers of diamonds to make them incredibly durable, even against high heat and metal utensils. In fact, they’re scratch-resistant, and you can use them in the oven and broiler, up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. The only cooktop they can’t handle is induction.

4. Made In Decanter with 4 Red Wine Glasses Set, $99

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Nothing says “I’m an adult” like having a decanter and some fancy red wine glasses. Get this set for the new college grad or your wino friend.

Made In’s new crystal glass decanter lets wine “breathe.” It provides a large surface area for maximum oxygen exposure but isn’t so big that it takes over the whole bar cart. You can purchase the decanter on its own for $69 or go all out and add a set of Made In’s beautiful red wine glasses. They’re lightweight, yet the product description says that they’re resistant to breakage and abrasion and dishwasher safe.

5. Maison Margiela Replica Coffee Break Eau de Toilette Fragrance, $72–$135

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If you know someone who loves coffee but doesn’t need any more of it, this fragrance will definitely be well-received. Maison Margiela’s Replica Coffee Break fragrance is for men and women, and it smells like a creamy cup of joe. Well, it’s not so coffee-like that the wearer will smell like a fresh pot all day long. Instead, it mixes warm vanilla in there and is accented with lavender and spearmint notes. Think of it as a coffee-ish scent that’s warm, energizing, rich and definitely luxurious.

6. Baked by Melissa Holiday Snowflake Gift Box 25-Pack, $40

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Everyone eats, so why not gift your loved one some delicious cupcakes? Baked by Melissa is an NYC-based cupcake shop, but it ships nationwide. Its mini cupcakes are incredibly delicious! Choose from the brand’s specialty holiday, gluten-free, vegan, allergen-free or best-selling flavors to share in this snowflake-decorated box. The holiday flavors include things like Christmas cookie, festive babka, caramel hot cocoa, double cookie and more.

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