Nailing the perfect holiday gift is not dissimilar to nailing the perfect recipe. It’s not an easy task, but when you get it right—boy, is that feeling hard to beat.
I say that as a foodie, of course: someone who loves to host, cook, and create memories in the kitchen. Someone who, if you’re reading this, might remind you of someone you’re struggling to find a gift for at the moment.
Fortunately, I’ve tried just about every kitchen gadget on the market, and know exactly which ones get us foodie types excited. So, without further ado, here are the best kitchen gifts for the food lovers in your life:
Le Creuset Cast Iron Tagine
Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats a tagine made in the proper cookware. This cast iron tagine is one of the finest on the market, letting you slow cook Moroccan feasts and any other type of meat/vegetable dish of the moment. All you need is a dash of liquid.
Ember Mug 2
If your loved one anything like me (read: the type to get distracted by work the second they sit down with a coffee), it’s likely their hot drinks get cold long before they reach the end of a cup. At least, if that cup isn’t an Ember. These genius mugs can keep a drink at the perfect temperature for up to 1.5 hours, are controlled by an app, and the Ember Mug 2 Metallic Collection comes in a range of gorgeous festive colors. Mulled wine, anyone?
Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana Collection
Smeg’s Dolce & Gabbana collection, dubbed ‘Sicily is my Love’, boasts a branded range of small appliances that will add a touch of luxury to any home. Celebrating both brands’ rich Mediterranean heritage, the range is wrapped in Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilian-inspired prints, including toasters, kettles, juicers, coffee machines, blenders and stand mixers.
Ninja Foodi NeverDull 14-Piece Knife Block Set
The Ninja Foodi NeverDull Knife Block Set is one of the best-valued sets on the market, and it really lives up to its nice. It boasts kitchen shears, a custom knife block, and twelve premium knives crafted from razor-sharp stainless steel, all of which can be sharpened with few swipes of the foolproof built-in sharpener.
Peugeot Line Reverse
Considering metalworking has always been inextricably woven into the brand’s DNA, it’s no surprise that Peugeot (yes, that Peugeot) has one of the very best rechargeable electric corkscrews on the market. The ‘Line Reverse’ is fitted with the latest-generation Li-ion battery (for 80 extractions with a single charge) and fast charges in 2.5 hours. You simply press the corkscrew down on the bottle and the rest is done for you..
Gastroback Advanced Bread Maker
There’s bread makers, and then there’s bread makers. This one is the latter. In fact, Gastroback’s Advanced machine not only makes bread, but features 18 programs that can help you make jam, yoghurt, dough, cake, ice cream, and more. There’s even three browning settings and a viewing window so you can monitor the progress of everything you make. Essentially, it’s foolproof.
VonShef Raclette Grill
For a gift that keeps on giving, opt for VonHaus’ eight-person raclette grill. It’s perfect for those who love to host, giving full tables of dinner guests the joy of grilling, searing and frying directly at the dining table. With an interchangeable natural stone plate, non-stick grill, eight small plans, and an easy-to-use thermostat dial, the options are endless.
NUDE No 3 Martini Glass
These new martini glasses are scientifically developed to keep your drink cooler for almost twice as long as a regular martini glass, making it the perfect gift for a toasty holiday party. Crafted from lead-free crystal in a cool turquoise hue, and inspired by London’s distinctive No.3 Gin bottle, the delicate bowl and stem are a thing of beauty and brilliance, developed around the research of mechanical engineering expert Dr Junfeng Yang to ensure the perfect chill