It’s Still not too Late to get your Christmas Shopping Done
When shopping for friends who hate to cook, there are two things to keep in mind:
1. They’ll want gifts that allow them to cook less.
2. They won’t want gifts that make cooking easier, because they’ll still have to cook.
However, we think the latter is good for them. Everyone should be able to whip a little something up in the kitchen.
Here are 30 gift ideas for that special someone in your life who would rather do anything than cook.
Cleaning up can be even worse than cooking.
Minimal effort required.
To heat up leftovers, of course.
Never burn toast again.
Much easier than boiling water, straining the rice, et cetera…
No cooking required. Just pop some bread and cheese inside.
7. Slow Cooker
Just throw in a bunch of ingredients and walk away.
Price: Starts at $99.00
Lockitron is a lock that gets installed on a front door and is controlled by their app. Your friend who orders takeout all the time can stay on the couch and use their phone to unlock the door for the Seamless delivery person.
Make zero-effort jerky and dried fruits in just a few hours.
10. Fun Tupperware
Price: $7.99 for three
Get excited about storing leftovers by using stylish containers.
Make the reluctant cook’s dishwashing experience a little more glamorous.
The person who hates to cook loves takeout. Celebrate that with takeout box-shaped candles.
Your friend who dislikes cooking probably eats cereal a lot so an interactive bowl might make that a little more fun.
And if they don’t like cereal getting soggy, this bowl will keep cereal and milk separate until the moment of consumption.
Price: From $18.79
To store their overflowing pile of takeout menus.
Keep bread fresher longer so they don’t have to go to the grocery store for more.
Again, washing dishes is even worse than cooking.
They rarely use their stove anyway. May as well create some extra counter space.
19. Hot Pockets
For those times your friend does attempt to cook and it turns out bland let them spice it up with some fancy-ass salt.
21. Eggo Waffles
Bring our your friend’s inner Eleven with the easiest way to make waffles there ever was.
Price: $35.00 for a signed copy
All their friends who actually like to cook will be impressed.
How to cook, for those who think they can’t.
24. All Out Of Pad
Teaching your pal to love grocery shopping may make them eventually get into cooking.
Cooking for beginners.
Price: $5.99/meal or $6.39/meal
If your friend lives in DC, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Boston or Chicago, treat them to a MealPal subscription, which allows them to pick up a prepaid lunch from thousands of restaurants in their city.
Price: Starts at $9.99/meal
Blue Apron mails you the exact amount of ingredients needed to cook a meal so nothing goes to waste, and there are way less dishes to clean up.
Price: $10 minimum
Or just let them give in to take out.
Even if they still hate cooking, at least they’ll be good at it now.
Price: $55.00/year or $110.00/year
So they can go in and eat the free samples.