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A statistic caught our eyes recently: during the pandemic months of 2020, one of the fastest-growing product categories was . . . wait for it . . . aprons. Which makes total sense when you think about it. All that sourdough bread and focaccia garden baking; all those cakes and cupcakes. The holiday meals that had to be done in your kitchen instead of someone else’s. The market for aprons is red hot right now! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has the rundown on the cool new aprons and kitchen attire out there right now for every taste and interest – these would be perfect luxury gifts for the holiday – or just something nice you can do for yourself right now. Enjoy!

Cool New Aprons Perfect for Luxury Gifts This Holiday

The humble kitchen apron has been the subject of renewed attention during the pandemic. It’s something we never noticed too much before but with all the home cooking and baking going on, ours were in need of a serious upgrade.

And it seems like other home cooks had the same idea. Our sources tell us apron sales are up 82 percent!

Cool New Aprons Perfect for Luxury Gifts This Holiday

Cool aprons and kitchen attire perfect for gifts this holiday.

You won’t find any cutesy, 1950s ruffled aprons on this list. We wanted well-designed, hard-working aprons that make our lives easier in the kitchen. That means durable fabrics that stand up to spills and splatters, comfortable designs that enable movement, and thoughtful details like snaps, pockets, and buckles.

OK finewe couldn’t resist adding a few really pretty ones for hosting and social media photos. After all, who will know that you finally mastered pie crust if there is no proof on Instagram? 


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Scroll through for the best aprons for home chefs right now. And consider gifting with a gorgeous cookbook for a generous and memorable holiday present!

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Cool New Aprons Perfect for Luxury Gifts This Holiday

Those are our tops for chic new aprons that you can gift to the Julia Child or Jacques Pepin in your life this holiday. Which one’s your favorite? Stay safe and strong out there, dear reader. Or maybe just stay inside for the next couple of months, actually.

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

Julie Murphy

Julie began her career in fashion as a design intern at 3.1 Phillip Lim after graduating from Parsons School of Design. As the fashion editor at Dandelion Chandelier, she brings over a decade of experience as a designer and marketing creative to cover trends and styling.