42 Best Personalized Aprons For Home Chefs
But first a short history of the apron
Let’s start with a short history lesson. It might come as a shock, but aprons have been around for thousands of years. They go back to ancient Egypt as pharaohs wore jewel-encrusted aprons, probably the fanciest aprons ever created.
But that’s not all: aprons were worn by fertility goddesses on the Greek island of Crete, while Assyrian priests, an empire that stretched over a large area of the Middle East, wore sacred aprons to show piety.
During the Middle Ages, aprons were commonly worn in Europe by homemakers, working people, tradesmen and artisans. The profession, as well as the position within, was often denoted by the color and style of an apron. Aprons are still worn in Masonic ceremonies and are often part of a working person’s uniform.
Fast-forward to the late 1940s, the apron become the icon of the American housewife as domestic goddess. In advertising and movies, women are shown wearing aprons to depict practicality, homliness and hospitality.
The apron became the idyllic symbol of family, motherhood and homemade goods. Aprons signified the warmth of a cozy kitchen and plenty of food for everyone. This uniform of the American housewife varied from plain and practical, fun themed and kitschy, to sheer and ruffled for dress and hostess duties.
But in the late 1960s they fell out of fashion, alongside the idealization of housework, when the idea of being just a housewife seemed dull and ordinary. Women looked outside the home for satisfaction and reward, and aprons suddenly became viewed as old fashioned garments worn by grandmothers and fuddy-duddies.
With the help of food network television, recent years have seen a back-to-the-kitchen movement that has increased appreciation for quality meals made from scratch. Cooking has regained popularity and attention has again fallen on the humble apron.
As some like to joke, aprons are the uniform of creativity, they put you in the mood for cooking and help you to focus your creative mind. And to reflect that, aprons come in a variety of printed patterns or embroidered messages, modern or traditional, customized for any need. This makes them perfect gifts for foodies, home cooks or chefs and below we feature some charming and amusing ideas.
Aprons for every occasion
There is that one place where the chef is highly experienced, knows well your preferences, and is always thrilled to make dishes for you that are not on the menu. Not only that, this place is always open for you, the VIP, and you pay for your food in hugs and kisses. Of course, such a place exists and the good chef is none other than grandma herself. Get your favorite chef one of these printed aprons to show her how loved she is.
Nana’s kitchen is always open
Nana’s kitchen, where love is served daily
Love grandma more
Handwritten recipes are so cool these days and can be found printed on almost anything. We’ve seen them engraved on wooden chopping boards and now you can have grandma’s famous lemon custard pie on your apron. If you forget what to add next into the mixture, just look in the mirror to get it straight. Just kidding, it’s hard to read from a mirror, but it’s a great idea to a personalized apron. Especially when the recipe’s creator is no longer with us, it makes a sweet treasure.
We all have a baker among our friends or family, and if you don’t get one asap! And we love them for all the sweet cravings that they successfully feed. They truly deserve a personalized apron for all their cakes, muffins, shortcakes and other delicious fluffy and creamy pastry.
“Our sweet tooth, and thighs (not!), are truly grateful and lovingly repay you with a dedicated apron”:
This is for that person who’s baking turns out better than anyone else’s:
Kids are little chefs in training, always eager to offer their help in the kitchen especially when it involves dough and baking cookies. Having their personalized apron and working side by side with mom makes a most thrilling experience for them. As kids eat the food they make, it’s both positive and educational for those picky eaters. We found this cute set “Culinary Academy [Name] Chef in training [State/City]”, with an apron, hat and wooden rolling pin and spoon included. They come in a lovely “Trust me, I am a chef” canvas bag. In the second link we have an apron for pastry lovers.
This is a matching set of aprons for mother and daughter baking moments and memories. These special forces can unite in a not-so-secret mission in the kitchen, creating flavors that burst from the oven. The mother-daughter (or son) team needs to be properly equipped if they are to embark on the best meal making quest. Backups are also welcomed from the father-son team when mom’s been dealing with a lot of cooking lately.
There is an unwritten common sense rule, or unspoken custom, that one does the cooking the other does the dishes. So, bless the heart of those helping hands that clean the table where good food and tasty conversations were shared with family or friends. It’s not a chore when it’s done together and it’s a nice “thank you” gesture, or if you want to skip your turn, you can do it by gifting this amusing apron:
Remember those perfectly permed housewives wearing pearls and all dressed up underneath that cooking apron? A touch of elegance can be also found in the kitchen even if you have flour on your face when it’s seasoned with smile. Cook for special occasions and receive guests looking pretty in a unique retro apron. Why just have an all-purpose apron in the kitchen drawer when you can have fancy ones too? Surprise your special one who loves to cook with a beautiful apron to match their style and name:
Some home cooks only discovered since having kids that they really like to play with ingredients and turn them into delicious meals. For these cooks, always eager to improve their skills so they can meet the family’s expectations and spoil them with delicious desserts, we found these special aprons. They include aprons for moms to be that have something special an oven of their own:
Bun in the oven
Mother of dragons
If you haven’t engraved your favorite picture on a wooden cutting board, maybe canvas is better for what you have in mind as a gift. It can be a wedding picture, pets, kids or someone else from the family who can personalize an apron. It’s good to have company in the kitchen or an inspiring picture that conjures up good memories and helps seasoning the place with good feelings. Grab it while it’s 60% off with this seller:
Another charming model:
Maybe he’s not a true celebrity or a Michelin-awarded star, but for you he’s the best. At least he’s the star of his own kitchen, filling it with unbelievable flavors and filling your belly with delicious meals. For this and the bold journeys he takes in blending flavors and discovering new tastes to please family and friends, get him a Master chef apron that states a clear message of his value. Here is a variety of colors to choose from:
The place where all the magic happens is the kitchen. Everybody’s preferences and cravings are taken into consideration, ingredients are carefully selected to create the best flavors that will enchant the taste buds. Meals are well planned for whimsical holidays that will have tables full of eye-pleasing foods, most of them looking like pieces of art. A cook’s imagination is full of the fantasies that enable him to produce tasty edible architectures. For all those magic-making people in your life, we have some apron ideas to match their work:
Unicorn in the kitchen
Movie fans love to wear their favorite quotes, movie names or characters. Remember the motto of the House of Stark “winter is coming”, one of the great houses in Westeros from Game of Thrones? The meaning behind those words is one of warning and constant vigilance, which, in the apron case, “dinner is coming” is an amusing adaptation. But the soon-to-be-owner of this apron will always be prepared with good food for her favorite hungry people.
For men who like to turn up their sleeves and get busy in the home kitchen, hail to you! We like the way you roll and appreciate the flavorful meals that your hands turn out. Whether grill masters or soufflé whisperers, they all deserve an apron that matches their skills. We found some amusing ones that we think will be cute gifts for birthdays or Father’s Day:
Cook with wine
Boss of the sauce
Dad barbecue rules
License to grill
Mr and Mrs can work together in the kitchen, blending the flavors of life and discovering tastes like two souls complementing and discovering each other. A nice wedding gift of two matching aprons customized with the happy couples’ names. To make it an anniversary gift, you can have the wedding date printed and you can choose from 23 different colors.
We all like a good gingerbread man don’t we ladies? With sugar on top or without for those who prefer the classic taste of simply spices. The cook is as sweet as the desserts he makes, as this apron implies, and we are grateful for all the goodies that he spoils us with. The master of dessert will fit so well in this cute gingerbread man apron, which can be customized with his name.
Converting to a whole food plant-based diet is a bit challenging at first and could take more time in the kitchen as you figure out some basic recipes. Think of fasting foods made by grandmother or our parents and go from there. And after unveiling the “secrets” and successfully veganizing all your favorite meals, you’ll feel like a rock star. This feeling of satisfaction and pride in putting together healthy food needs to be celebrated with a vegan message apron that any vegan friend or family member will love.
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty apron for professional chefs, butchers or barbecue lovers, this dense natural leather is the one. Over time, the leather wears and becomes softer and more comfortable. A leather apron doesn’t need to be washed, it just needs a simple whip over with a damp cloth. And it is suitable for grilling, as it protects from heat and grease stains better than linen or cotton. This handmade apron can be customized with a logo or initials and comes in a variety of 8 colors.
Christmas is the favorite time to cook traditional recipes and bake oven goodies. For days, the house will be filled with holiday smells that are as precious as perishable ornaments. Just as we enjoy decking the halls from windows to stairs and almost anywhere else, festive clothes bring us the joy of festive preparation. We wear jolly pullovers and dresses, so aprons should be included in the wardrobe. Mother-daughter set, Grinch fans, amusing messages or retro style – you take your pick.