holiday gift guide for the chef

My mother is a phenomenal cook, so this year I asked her to help me create a gift-guide for the kitchen-inclined. Whether you are shopping for someone like me who has more take-out menus than cookbooks, or you want to help refresh their foundations (hello adorable cutting boards), any chef will appreciate these kitchen staples. 
Her tried and true picks: 

Wusthof knives biggest bigger big small

And for the chef who already has the basics down: 

I have these nesting bowls and salad chopper and highly recommend both. Any salad tastes better chopped. Fact.