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With the winter holidays right around the corner, we're carefully putting together lists of gifts for every person in your life. And what better place to start than the kitchen? It's the place in the home where families come together for the holidays, and where fond memories are made. Whether you're shopping for a master chef or an aspiring cook, follow our holiday gift guide to kitchen wares.

The Atlas 150 Aluminum Pasta Maker

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For the chef who has everything, check out the Atlas 150 Aluminum Pasta Maker. Made of Italian steel, this beautiful hand-crank machine will bring a bit of old-world charm to any countertop. It can cut fresh spaghetti, linguine, or lasagna noodles, and the press disassembles quickly, for easy cleaning.

The Atlas Premium Pasta Marker can be purchased through Crate & Barrel, and retails for $80.

Salami Of The Month Club

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If your aspiring chef is a fan of cured meats, consider buying them a membership to the Salami of the Month Club. They'll receive an entire salami every month for the next year, courtesy of Olympia Provisions.

A Salami of the Month Club membership can be purchased through Olympia Provisions, and will run you $150 for a year's worth of meat.

Olive Wood Rustic Cutting Board

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And if you're looking for something to serve that salami on, look no further than the West Elm Olive Wood Rustic Cutting Board. This fine piece of kitchen ware was designed as a cutting board, but is handsome enough to be used as a charcuterie board, or as a cheese platter.

The Olive Wood Rustic Cutting Board is available through West Elm, and is now on sale for $47.

Face Salt & Pepper Shakers

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For a fun twist on the classic salt and pepper shakers, check out these modernist masterpieces from the MoMA Design Store. The placement of holes makes each shaker look like a face, and the shakers stack on top of each-other, for convenient placement.

The Face Salt & Pepper Shakers are available through the MoMA online store, and retail for $28.

The Emile Henry Ceramic Stovetop Tagine

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If you're looking to purchase a gift for a novice chef, consider getting them a tagine--a traditional piece of Moroccan cookware used for slow-cooking meat and vegetables. They're easy to use, and are designed in a way that makes it difficult to overcook dinner.

The Emile Henry Ceramic Stovetop Tagine is available from Williams-Sonoma, and retails for $150.

The Uuni 2S Wood-Fired Oven With Stone Baking Board

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This miniature wood-fired pizza oven is the perfect alternative to gifting a barbecue. At only two feet tall, it's a manageable size, and churns out delectable pizzas in only 60 seconds.

The 2S Wood-Fired Oven with Stone Baking Board is available from Uuni, and retails for $300.

Aprons From Hedley And Bennett

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If you're looking for an apron that doesn't say, "Kiss the chef," check out the aprons from Hedley and Bennett. These modern, but sturdy aprons are well-tailored and hand-constructed, making them the perfect holiday gift.

Hedley and Bennett aprons are available on their website in a wide array of colors, and retail from $58-$140.

The NoMad Cookbook

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And what would an aspiring chef be without a cookbook? From Michelin-Star chef Daniel Humm, this book catalogues some of the most famous recipes from his acclaimed restaurant, NoMad. The meals are delicious, and the book's elegant design will look good in any kitchen. There's even a secret cocktail book tucked into the back cover.

The NoMad cookbook can be purchased via Amazon.