If you'd love to buy your favorite cook a culinary gift, but aren't sure what he or she needs, try one of these excellent DIY crafts. Alone or paired with a nice cookbook or gourmet treat, they're perfect for any kitchen.

  1. Make your best friend some very stylish wood and leather trivets for her new apartment. DIY from Design*Sponge.
  2. Beautiful, hand-dyed table runners are a thoughtful gift for your environmentally conscious aunts. They're made using natural ingredients, including turmeric and fresh berries. From Brittany Makes.
  3. These stylish cutting boards are easy IKEA hacks, made using leather cord. IKEA via Poppytalk.
  4. Your friend who's always throwing terrific dinner parties? Make a botanical stamp, then stamp away to make her some lovely napkins. From Green Wedding Shoes.
  5. Follow this DIY cookie cutter tutorial and make your favorite baker his own cutters based on his favorite things. From Suburbia Soup.
  6. This pretty DIY apron is perfect for your favorite little helper - but it can be made in adult sizes too. From Coordinately Yours.
  7. Your mom is hosting four parties this December. Make her a soothing herbal teas blend and package it in personalized bags - you could switch it up with seasonal tags, from snowmen to Christmas trees. The Sweetest Occasion via Chelsey Boatwright.
  8. Use your new woodworking skills to craft this salt cellar for your sweetie. You could even burn a sweet message or monogram on it. From Instructables.