Find some gift ideas that I can guarantee nobody else will give to the Top Chef fan on your list. Also find the best of the cookbooks that have a root in the hit Bravo TV show, Top Chef Fans of the first three seasons of Top Chef will love any of these fun and unique gifts. These Top Chef gifts are great for any fan of the show, foodie, or anyone who just likes to cook! Enjoy these top unique gift ideas for fans of Bravo TV’s show.
Unique Gift Ideas for Top Chef Fans #1: Trip to Harold’s Perilla in NYC
The ultimate gift for the fan of Bravo TVs cooking competition show is a weekend trip to New York City with a reservation to Perilla. Perilla is the restaurant owned by season one winner Harold Dieterle. Cost of this gift will depend on where you live, and how much it costs to fly to NYC.
Unique Gift Ideas for Top Chef Fans #2: Print Recipe Book
Since the folks at Bravo have not put out a cookbook related to the show, one unique gift idea would be to print one out for the fan in your life. Many of the recipes are available at the Bravo TV show web site. Print out the recipes, in color, on high quality paper. Be sure to include a photo from the web site.
Purchase some sheet protectors that fit into a three-ring binder. Place each recipe into the sheet protectors. Make a fancy cover. Now you have a truly original item to give.
Unique Gift Ideas for Top Chef Fans #3: Make Your Own DVD
If you really want to a unique gift for a TC fan, purchase the episodes from Amazon.com, store them recordable DVD, and give them to the fan. This is completely legal and legitimate, it just takes some time. Episodes are $1.99 each through the Amazon Unbox Video Download Service . Currently the show is not on a commercially-made DVD.
Unique Gift Ideas for Top Chef Fans #4: Recipe Gift Basket
Pick a recipe from the show that you know your friend or loved one will enjoy. Print out the recipe and head to the local gourmet store. Purchase the more exotic ingredients that are non-perishable and put them in a basket. This is one gift that you can be guaranteed they won’t get twice.
Unique Gift Ideas for TC Fans #5:Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet
Fans of Bravo TV’s hit show will like the unique gift of the most recent cookbook by host Padma Lakshmi. Her book, Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet: A A World of Recipes for Every Day , released in October 2007. The cookbook is a useful addition to any cook’s bookshelf. Retail price is around $35.
Unique Gift Ideas for Top Chef Fans #6: Paperback Mentor
Any wanna-be chef or culinary student will benefit from reading the inspirational book, Letters to a Young Chef by Daniel Boulud. Boulud is a famous chef in New York City who was a guest judge on season three. The book is like having your own chef mentor. The retail price for this book is $12.95.
Unique Gift Ideas for TC Fans #7: Oven Mitt
A true fan of the Bravo TV show will enjoy having their very own Top Chef Oven Mitt. The fan can cook along with the cast, and try out the top recipes. Retail price is around $14.
Unique Gift Ideas for Top Chef Fans #8: Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler
Who couldn’t use a brand new travel mug for that pre-work cup of coffee or tea? This is also a useful idea for anyone who has small children, and likes to keep any hot or warm beverages covered. Retail price is about $17.
Unique Gift Ideas for TC Fans #9: My Favorite Restaurants Journal
This awesome journal comes from Bravo TV and is for any foodee, food journalist or chef. It is small enough for a purse or a pocket.
Gift Ideas for Top Chef Fans #:10 Think Like a Chef
The latest book from chef-judge Tom Colicchio, Think Like a Chef is another idea to consider. Retail price is around $38.