Metal Pizza Peel
Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan
Seattle Slice contributor Adam Lindsley waxes rhapsodic about this pan: "Rather than sacrifice size and risk slippage on the limited surface of an overturned skillet, just buy the Lodge cast iron pizza pan and you'll have all the room you need. I leave mine directly under the broiler until the surface reaches 700°F, then slide my pizza onto it with a wooden peel. After about three minutes, the pizza's bubbling and ready to eat. Easy!"
Raytek Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer
How do you know when your pizza pan or stone has reached the desired temperature? Use one of these for a quick measurement. Raytek MiniTemp, $47.80 on Amazon
Rectangular Pizza Stone
If your favorite pizza lover doesn't yet have a stone, be sure to get him or her a rectangular one. (Circular stones require precise placement, and you may end up spilling your precious pizza on the hot oven floor.) 14-inch by 16-inch Pizza Stone, $43.50 on Amazon.
Cut your pizza like a professional. OXO's version will do the trick.
But if you're going for the ultimate in pizza geekery, choose the Dexter Russell P177A. Why?...Please read the model number again. See? P177A? ... PIZZA? This playfully geeky detail will never cease to amuse...well, if you're amused by that sort of thing. Dexter Russell P177A 5-inch Pizza Cutter, $26.25 on Amazon
Toppings don't get fresher than homemade cheese. This kit will give your favorite pizzamaker the sweet power of fresh mozzarella. Cheesemaking Kit, $24.95 at Amazon
Send Them to School!
Pizzamaking school, that is. Hands-on instruction will help your favorite pizza fanatic make professional-quality pizzas at home.
In San Francisco, check out Tony Gemignani's International School of Pizza.
Pizza Tour Gift Certificate
Feed their bellies and their brains on a pizza tour. In New York, Scott's Pizza Tours travel through pizza history (by bus or foot) stopping for slices at some of the most significant pizzerias in the city. SPT Gift certificates, $33 and $55.
Closer to the Windy City? Send your loved one on a Chicago Pizza Tour.
Caputo Flour and DOP San Marzano Tomatoes
Throw in some tomatoes, too. 12-pack Cento San Marzano D.O.P. Certified Tomatoes, $52 on Amazon