Tie one on: Cute, quirky aprons make cooking more fun
It could be that you just want to keep that new outfit stain- and splatter-free.
Or, it’s possible that you want to look like a pro. After all, professional chefs are never spotted on TV cooking shows without a spotless white apron, right?
But even if you have those thoughts in mind, most likely, if you have family and friends around, you want to make a statement with your apron. It’s a little like the bumper sticker on your car—it lets people know a bit about you.
A look at artwork depicting medieval times will give the picture that this is no modern invention, though a bit of digging will show that when fabric was costly, those aprons you rarely see these days were most common back then.
Those would be the ones you tie around your waist—and you’ll still find them if you want to show off more of your outfit, and hate something tied around your neck. But let’s face it, from the waist up—where grease flies at us, along with cake batter—they leave you unprotected.
We’re still holding out for an apron that resembles a lightweight but full-length coat. But then, the hostess wouldn’t get to show off the great party dress that would only be fully revealed once she stepped out of the kitchen.
Here are a few quirky aprons sure to fit any chef on your list, whether you’re shopping for Valentine’s day, or just want to surprise your favorite cook:
For the wine lover
For the chef whose idea of relaxing is whipping up a cake or a savory meal. Let’s Unwind apron, $24, Nordstrom.com
For the vintage fan
This retro-inspired apron features a handy front pocket. Veggie patch apron, $19.95, crateandbarrel.com
For the laid-back cook
If the man or woman in your life knows how to take life’s many punches, this is the apron for your sweetheart. Roll With It apron, $24, Nordstrom.com
For the tea drinker
This sturdy apron comes from a collection that also sports a bake shop and a macaroon theme. Martha Stewart Spot of Tea apron, $29.99, macys.com
For the true foodie
What better suggestion could possibly be emblazoned on an apron? Eat Your Heart Out apron, $24, Nordstrom.com