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Gift-shopping can be hard. We’re here to make it easier. Looking for the perfect present for the friend who looks in the night sky and sees only Michelin stars? We’ve rounded up 8 of our favorite things from around the web, and your aspiring chef is bound to love at least one of them. Check them out below!

Atomic Ranch curates the best of Mid Century Modern Design to share with our readers. Some of the products you’ll see featured in this story are affiliate links, which means that if you click through and make a purchase, AR will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Gifts Under $50

amateur chef gifts retro utensils print
Courtesy of Nordic Design House.

This print is colorful, retro and simple all at once— it’s the perfect addition to any kitchen. And even better, you can purchase it for as little as $7!

Mid Century Modern Kitchen Print, $7.35

amateur chef gifts the midcentury kitchen book
Courtesy of Amazon.

If your wannabe chef spends just as much time admiring other kitchens as they do in their own, get them this. It traces the history of the modern kitchen and shows how much (and how little) things have really changed.

The Midcentury Kitchen: America’s Favorite Room, $15.49

amateur chef gifts vintage fondue pot
Courtesy of OrWa Designs.

This retro fondue pot is the obvious choice for anyone who likes the finer things in life, and we’re all about that vintage mustard yellow color! And at only $20, it’s such a steal we might just buy it ourselves.

Mid Century Electric Fondue Pot, $20


amateur chef gifts serving board
Courtesy of Artisan At Gift And Home.

The subtle Googie motifs on this serving board make it the ideal gift for the person who loves both Mid Century Modern Style and entertaining. It’s one-of-a-kind, so grab it before it goes out of stock!

Mid Century Modern Wooden Serving Board, $20.05

amateur chef gifts retro kitchen mats
Courtesy of Amazon.

This gift brings a touch of retro style to any kitchen, and it doesn’t require any kind of DIY know-how— even better! It’s the perfect gift for the person who wants to take their kitchen’s style up a notch.

Libaoge Mid Century Diamond Kitchen Mats, Set of 2, $46.99

Gifts Over $50

amateur chef gifts mid mod kettle
Courtesy of Amazon.

This kettle may be pricier than most, but with its stunning, sophisticated look, we think it’s worth it. There’s a built-in brew timer, a variable temperature setting and a sleek pour-over spout, so it’s ready to rise to any kind of coffee occasion.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-over Kettle, $145.47

amateur chef gifts vintage swedish kitchen containers
Courtesy of Vintage Hygge Shops.

These vintage canisters are equal parts retro, fun and practical, so they’re the perfect find for any amateur chef who’s always running out of counter space.

Vintage Swedish Kitchen Canisters, 9 Piece Set, $155

amateur chef gifts bar station
Courtesy of Amazon.

This bar cabinet will wow your gift-ee and even their most discerning guests. We love the built-in stemware rack and the glass front, so you can show off the good stuff instead of keeping it hidden inside.

WE Furniture Bar Cabinet With Storage and Stemware Rack, $200

Have a very retro holiday! If you’re looking for other gift ideas, check out these gifts for plant loversAnd of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more Mid Century Modern inspiration!