The foodie in your life probably knows how great Japanese steel is, so they'll love a serious rockstar knife, something with a sexy hammered finish or a Damascus blade. Folks who cook a lot tend to be comfortable with a proper chefs knife like a 210mm gyuto,
or you can go with the vegetable-focused nakiri
if they're into eating healthy.
Folks who are serious about their food also need the accessories to prepare a variety of dishes, so some high-quality cookware or cookbooks and guaranteed to make them smile. When in doubt, a high-quality cutting board from Larchwood is a guaranteed winner!