Sous Vide Gift Guides (for Beginners & Experienced Viders)
Although this guide may come in most handy around the holidays, bookmark it for future use so you always have a great and much appreciated gift for the sous viders in your life!
We’ll cover sous vide machines (immersion circulators), sous vide accessories, various pieces of sous vide equipment, and more for the home cook and largely available on Amazon. Let’s get into it!
Table of Contents
- Sous Vide Gift Ideas for Beginners
- Sous Vide Gift Ideas for the More Experienced
- Other Ideas
Maybe you’re buying for a friend and don’t totally know what sous vide is? I can help you.
Looking for some sous vide recipe inspiration? I can help with that, too!
Note: none of this is sponsored, but this list does include affiliate links. Affiliate links will not change your price but I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase through a link. These links support me and my small business, so if you do choose to shop, it is greatly appreciated if you use my links.
Sous Vide Gift Ideas for Beginners
To see almost everything on this list right in Amazon, check out my Amazon list.
This is my current favorite circulator. The pros:
- It’s pretty!
- It doesn’t need as much water as other circulators
- The app is awesome
- It’s small, making it easy to store
- You have to use the app to operate it
- It’s kind of a pain without wifi
- It has failed during a cook for me (only once)
All told, still my favorite!
I’ve had this one for awhile. It’s affordable and has the settings I want (Wet/Dry, Gentle/Air Tight). Nothing fancy but it works well!
Yes, rolls are cheaper… but bags are easier! I like to have 6″x10″ and 11″x16″ bags on hand at all times (plus a roll… for those items that need custom bag sizes).
Sous Vide Education
My beginner’s interactive guide to sous vide cooking will teach you how to make sous vide dinners, desserts, drinks and more while saving time and money!
The recipes in my sous vide cookbook are meals you’d want to cook any day, not just for special occasions or Sunday night dinners. I’m talkin’ everyday sous vide!
This cookbook outlines my entire method for keeping your freezer stocked with ready to sous vide meals (and some great recipes to boot!).
Sous Vide Gift Ideas for the More Experienced
You can see most of the below directly in this Amazon list.
I use these for reaching into hot water baths. Some people like canning tongs, but I prefer these gloves for more control and precision.
Forget ping pong balls and racks: these sous vide magnets are my absolute favorite. Use them to keep your bags of food submerged throughout the cook.
I use a grill press to get a great sear on all my sous vided goodies. It applies weight and forces more of the meat to come into contact with your cast iron skillet.
Yes, a simple cast iron skillet will do… but Finex are my favorite. They’re local to Portland and made oh so well. Not to mention, they’re absolutely gorgeous.
Weck jars are by far my favorite for sous viding. Yes, they’re more expensive, but you won’t have to worry about rusting or how tight the lid is on before you drop them in the bath. They’re a dream.
High Ticket Gadgets
I love my chamber vacuum sealer. Love. This isn’t the one I have, but I’ve heard the newer models of my brand aren’t as reliable, and this one has stellar reviews. A chamber vacuum sealer allows you to vacuum seal liquid or liquid heavy food items, such as risotto or meat in marinades (great for following the system in my cookbook, Sous Vide Meal Prep!).
Porter Road is my favorite source for super high quality meat. My favorite cuts include denver steaks, bavette steaks, filet mignon, picanha, back bacon, pork chops… and so much more!