I think it is type related, because our personality defines our type and our personality defines what kind of gifts we like. But of course, it isn't that simple. One can't say that certain type would like a certain type of gift. But it helps.
It's easy to think that ISFJ would want something useful, especially something related to cooking, as they are very service oriented and cooking is one of the most common interest for an introverted and service-oriented person. But this could also lead into situtations where ISFJs feel that they are nothing more than service-robots for others, and giving such a gifts might actually make them angry... while of course being extremely polite because they've been given a free gift.
So, in the end.. it's more useful to know the person in question, than to know his/her personality type. But knowing both will get you further.
Habba love you, but I absolute abhor just being in the kitchen.. Think "The Newest Maxines"! Well, they fit me to a T. lol
If someone got me a frying pan I would probably clobber them over the head with it. Although, I am female I think I would mind getting a power saw to cut down the neighbor's blackberry tree.
Seriously though yeah I hate being a servicing robot for others. I can't host, entertain, or waitress if my life depended on it. lol
Bottle of perfume or jewelry have always been my favorite gifts.. Just no floral smells, hate anything floral. Hypnotic Poison, Dolce Vita, Dune, or even baby powder will do nicely. Oh and so will cocoa butter or some other coconut or vanilla type smell. I will then adore you.