December 10th, 2015
With Christmas just around the corner, along with the tough decisions on what presents to give your loved ones, we thought we would give you some great gift ideas for kitchen and food-lovers.
The Smoking Gun
From Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy cocktail bars, subtle smoky flavours are the way to finish off dishes and drinks, and this hand-held cold smoker is a perfect gift for those who want to recreate those gourmet touches in their own own home.
Available from Lakeland.
Royal VKB Herb Garden Pot
The Royal VKB Herb Garden is a perfect kitchen aid for the keen chef. Its organic shape crafted from sturdy white melamine gives ample growing room for your loved one’s favourite herbs. These can then be snipped as and when needed with the pair of scissors from the integrated pocket.
Available from Funktion Alley.
Le Creuset 90th Anniversary Stoneware Cocotte
To mark the company’s 90th anniversary, Le Creuset has created a Limited Edition small 13.5cm stoneware version of the first ever Cast Iron Casserole made by the company in 1925.
We think this is a great gift for anyone who loves Le Creuset products, and it even comes in a lovely matching gift box.
Available exclusively from Le Creuset.
Spiralizing is all the rage right now as people look for ways to improve their diets and eat more fruit and veg.
Just a simple turn of the handle transforms raw veg into lovely loops for a quick-cook substitute to noodles and spaghetti, thick or thin spirals for super-charged, squiggly salads, or ribbons to eat as you please.
Available from Lakeland.
Contemporary, stylish and innovative, this magnetic hourglass would look perfect in an in-toto kitchen.
Filled with metal filings rather than sand, it can be placed on the magnetic base to make amazing patterns or taken off the base to be used as a regular hourglass.
Available from Qwerkity.
Luxury Cooking Courses
There are many first-class cookery schools up and down the country that run throughout the year and are designed to cater for all levels of experience. So whether you’re buying a gift for a fledgling foody or a champion chef, there’s something for everyone.
They may even need someone to test out their newfound skills and recipes – that’s where you come in!
We love the grandeur of Swinton Park in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Check out their full range of cookery courses here.
Personalised Rolling Pin
The popularity of TV shows such as MasterChef and The Great British Bake Off has seen many people taking to the kitchen to try their hand at creating delicious dishes and brilliant bakes.
Sound like a friend or family member? Why not give them their very own personalised rolling pin this Christmas?
Available from The Oak and Rope Company.
Flint & Flame Knife Set
Hammer Stahl Flint & Flame knives are made from the highest quality German carbon steel – they really are a cut above.
With a beautifully contoured, ergonomically designed handle incorporating CPB 'Centre Point Balance' technology, and a unique ZPP 'Zero Pressure Point' design, these Flint & Flame knives are a real must have for the home and professional chef alike.
Available from: Flint & Flame.
KitchenAid Hand Mixer
Another one for the keen bakers. When it comes to mixers, KitchenAid appliances are the cream of the crop.
Sturdy yet stylish, this KitchenAid hand mixer is the perfect tool for any small mixing task.
Available from John Lewis.
BBC Good Food Magazine Subscription
Why not make sure your food-loving loved-one regularly has a new culinary challenge to try? Each issue of BBC Good Food magazine is packed with over 80 new recipes for everyday meals, easy entertaining and dishes from celebrity chefs.
So why not consider a yearly subscription for a gift that keeps on giving?
Available from BBC Good Food.