Christmas Gifts for Foodies

If someone you know is a foodie, it is very easy to find a gift for Christmas because the choice among kitchen utensils, tableware, small appliances and food hampers is huge. And don't worry if the gift you buy is already in the receiver 's kitchen. Doubles are always welcome because when cooking you need more than one bowl and many other things. Also with the Instagram trend of  taking pictures of food and drinks, new crockery and tools can always star in the next post. I've picked quite a few ideas for all the budgets.
Espresso lovers will adore this set  exclusive for the National Gallery with a Bosschaert the Elder masterpiece decoration. It is made of ceramic and it is dishwasher and microwave oven safe. A nice idea would be to pair it with a bag of artisan coffee or a box of Nespresso pods. Support the National Gallery by buying at its shop.
The Otter range inspired by the Badgers and Friends print at Cath Kidston comprises of a teapot, a mug, salt and pepper shakers and a little tray for biscuits. They are sold individually but it is possible to create a breakfast set. The teapot is made of Fine Bone China, while the mug is made of glazed ceramic and it is dishwasher and microwave oven safe. The little tray is made of stoneware but can be hand wash only.
From the Gourmet Cheese collection by Creative Tops I think that this cheese grater is perfect as a gift. The small and large blades are just what you need for a nice sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese on top of a bowl of pasta. The acacia wood handle is a nice touch and I love the fact that this cheese grater can stand, so it will be a nice addition to any table. Add a small wedge of Parmesan Cheese or Pecorino Cheese for extra wow factor.
This marble set for condiments is designed by J by Jasper Conran for Debenhams. It can be used in a very stylish kitchen to store salt and pepper  and also used during a dinner by putting dips or other condiments like a special vinaigrette.
These are just a small part of the V&A Cole Collection, inspired by details of the Refreshment Rooms designed by Henry Cole. You can choose the mug or the tea cup and saucer or a set of dishes. It might start a new dinner set where additional pieces can be bought on a later day, or add a new piece at any occasion.
Any fan of slow cooking will love this gift, which now is even reduced in price at Currys PC World. The Morphy Richards Evoke Sear & Stew Slow Cooker in Black and Rose Gold will allow to cook nutritious meals and stews from scratch by leaving it on its own and go to work while the time of cooking has been set. So that when back home the dinner is ready with no mess and no fuss.

When talking about coffee there are differences in how to make it. Some use a moka, some use the machine and some use a cafetiere. No method is right or wrong, it is just taste. This beautiful Pisa Cafetiere from La Cafetiere is made of gun metal grey with heat resistant glass and a stainless steel frame. Great in any home it is available also in red, copper, chrome and gold, with capacity of 3 and 8 cups.

This set of 2 Trivet in rose gold plated metal is by Next and they are among the most useful items used in the kitchen. As well as  protecting the counter top from dishes straight out of the oven of from the hob, they are beautiful to take them at the dining table while serving food sometimes served from baking trays.
Great gift for a foodie and also to anyone you know that treats breakfast as an important part of the day. This Wilkin and Sons Tiptree  Toast Board Breakfast Set is sold at John Lewis & Partners and comprises of a toast shaped wooden  board, a box of Tiptree Breakfast tea, a jar of Orange Marmalade, one of Raspberry Conserve and one of Strawberry Conserve. If you want to add more, a nice mug would be the perfect gift to complement the whole set. 
Coasters are always an underrated gift but in my opinion a coaster is a very important item that it is used throughout the day. At work it will keep your desk  free from spills when having a coffee or tea, at the table coasters are a nice addition to the setting. Maxwell & Williams collection, called Medina focuses entirely on coasters, made of ceramic and looking like those beautiful Mediterranean tiles you can find in Morocco, or Greece or Portugal. Find a nice mug with similar colours and the gift is done. Or buy a selection in different patterns so that they can be used as place cards .
Many recipes have got ingredients quantities like 60ml or less which is quite difficult when using a measuring jug. This set of food measuring cups is from Good Housekeeping in collaboration with Sainsbury's.  This is one of the essentials utensils when cooking and baking.
The Artisan Tilt Head Stand Mixer by KitchenAid is the dream gift for any cook worth one's pink Himalayan salt. You can find this beauty at where you can spread the payment. It is available in silver, red, cream, white, black or Limited Edition Lavender.
I find this  Katie Alice cereal bowl and side dishes exquisite. They are part of the Wild Apricity collection and they are made of porcelain with a beautiful floral design that extends inside the bowl. More pieces are available among other tea cup and saucer and dining plates.
This fantastic Tesco Finest  Taste of Italy gift box comprises a bottle of Finest Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Red Wine, a Tuscan Salami with Fennel, 4 Small Salami from Brianza and a Calabrian Recipe  hot Salsiccia. Also on the box the right knife to cut cured meat.
It doesn't take a lot of space so it can fit in any kitchen the Nespresso by Krups Inissia Coffee Machine in ruby red. You can find it at Currys PC World where more models can be seen depending on what are you looking for and the space involved. This one is among the smallest  ones and still  great for the perfect espresso or a longer version.
Among the cookware brands, Le Creuset is a coveted one. Its beautiful colourful casserole pans and kitchen accessories are owned and seen by the best chefs and cooking lovers, as well as being highly Instagrammable items. These two casserole dishes are found at The White Company, one is round and the other one is oval  in the company trademark white colour. From the hob or the oven to the table.


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