Gifts for Home Cooks
When you're buying for a casual cook, it's always good to get them something that they'll want to start chopping with right away. A medium-sized knife like a Santoku or 210mm gyuto is familiar and comfortable for everyone, and it's always a safe bet to go with stainless steel.
If they've already got a good chef's knife, then a petty knife will make an excellent companion. Sustainably made Larchwood cutting boards are also a fantastic choice, as they look great on the counter and last for decades.