Christmas is a time for giving, a time of giving gifts you know people will use and boy do I love being in the kitchen. What better gifts for a kitchen lover than practical goodies you know will be used time and time again!
With everything from chocolate to pans and cake tins to pinch bowls, there is bound to be something for everyone here!
The GreenPan Venice Pro 24cm Frying Pan is just the right size for a proper fry up for two, GreenPan’s Venice Pro 24cm Frying Pan has the eco-friendly ceramic non-stick that they’re famous for. Offering impressively easy release so you don’t need to use much in the way of oils or fats for cooking, with an energy saving induction base and coated with Thermolon Infinity professional makes it metal utensil safe too. The great thing is its oven safe too so perfect for hob to oven cooking – gratin, omlettes etc. RRP £52.00 available from Lakeland
One of the most iconic names in cake decorating is Nordic Ware who have created baking tins for almost 80 years! The classic Pine Forest pan is a must for any Christmas enthusiast and looks great with just a sprinkling of icing sugar to emulate the snow topped pines! RRP: £32 from Amazon
Last year the Peggy Porschen the Eskimo cookies were a huge hit with the girls. This year they have released a fabulous Arctic Cookie Box which can be found on Elizabeth Street, Belgravia . Beautifully packaged cookies in the shapes of an Eskimo, igloo and polar bear resting on a nest of shredded pink tissue and finished with a beautiful blush satin bow. RRP: £24.95 from Peggy Porschen
Maybe not the ideal gift to put under the tree but something yummy for Christmas day all the same. The Kinglas fillet won the top prize in Scotland’s Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2019. The fillet is cut from the crown of a salmon fillet, cured with brown sugar and sea salt, then gently smoked over oak shavings from retired whiskey casks. RRP: £21.50 from Lock Fyne
Ask any tea lover if you can have too many tea pots and you will be met with a resounding NO! Personally I have 5 now and use different ones for different occasions or different teas. This stunning Sara Miller London Portmeirion Tahiti teapot really does make a bold statement. Featuring exotic animals within a colourful jungle foliage, this stunning fine porcelain collection makes a fun yet striking addition to any tea setting. RRP: £55 from Portmeirion
Divine is the only fairtrade chocolate company owned by cocoa farmers. They have launched a range of new bars, treats and gits in the run up to Christmas including these deliciously smooth milk chocolate salted pretzel bites. RRP: £5.00 from Amazon
Guylian Temptations are one of our favourite chocolates. Filled with six sea horse shaped Belgian chocolates, coffee, original hazelnut praline, dark praline, soft caramel, milk truffle and crunchy biscuit. These pouch style bags for sharing are available in two sizes 330g and 495g RRP: £4 – £5 from Guylian
There is something special about receiving a hamper for Christmas. They often include items you wouldn’t normally pick up in your shopping and always include treats! The Joybells festive red box from Spicers of Hythe contains everything to make you feel joyous, from New English Vintage Tea to Chloe’s Christmas Wreath Cranberries and White Fondant, chocolate honeycomb and dry roasted peanuts. A real treat of a hamper! RRP: £22.95 from Spicers of Hythe
Spode is a name synonymous with style and elegance. This lovely cake stand has William Morris’s iconic Strawberry Thief design decorating it, in a delicate soft grey colourway. Perfect as the centrepiece at your next tea party, it’s a great size for a whole cake or for serving biscuits or scones from, too. RRP: £36.00 from Spode
This authentic Mexican cooking set also includes the milder, sweeter and smokier ancho, often used to create chilli pastes for dishes such as ‘crabs in a chilli and tomato broth’ and a ‘Veracruz pork roast’. Then there’s the mellow, almost chocolatey flavour of mulato chillies that are an essential component of an authentic mole sauce. And sample the hotter side of Mexican chillies with fiery de Arbol chillies. RRP: £39.95 from Sous Chef
For the coffee lover how about a stunning and stylish porcelain filter holder and matching porcelain jug. The Melitta coffee filter brews directly into the jug for easy sharing. Each kit contains coffee filters and is easy to clean by hand or dishwasher. The colourful, high quality finish is designed for accelerated water flow and reduces bitterness. Can be used to make 2 mugs of coffee at once too with a simple turn of the filter cone. RRP: £39.99 from Melitta
This Christmas Keepsake Hat Box from Lily O’Brien’s is the perfect gift to “Wow” somebody special this festive season. Each box is an indulgent assortment chocolates inspired by the world’s best loved dessert and pudding recipes including Creme Brulee, Banoffee Pie and Key Lime Pie. RRP: £30.00 from Lily O’Brien’s
Save the planet and some pennies at the same time with an eco friendly blast from the past! When I was younger I always wanted a Sodastream and its taken until I’m 45 to have one! With the Sodastream Spirit you can create soft drinks, cocktails and more at the push of a button. Make ice cold fresh sparkling water in no time at all! RRP £99.99 from Sodastream
Aesthetics are a huge thing in kitchens and what with overhead hanging racks, pans are on display every day. Yes, I would totally flip over a pan set for Christmas if they looked like this Scandi set from Tower. With over 100 years of quality to their name this 3 piece set is the perfect gift for any family cook! RRP: £45.00 from Studio
The Jamie Oliver Vegetable Spiralizer creates perfect ribbons and spirals of your favorite veggies. Simply insert the vegetable into the top and twist the handle down while applying pressure from the sides. The perfect stocking filler for any veggie fan! RRP: £13.99 from Ocado
Cornish Sea Salt has to be my go to condiment in the kitchen. For baking, cooking, eating – it has always been my first stop. I adore the different flavours and now has the addition of the cutest little pinch pot. Ideal to place in the middle of the table during dinner for guests to help themselves to pure Cornish sea salt. RRP: £11.70 from Cornish Sea Salt
One gift that always goes down well is a tin of sweets, Quality Street to be exact. Full of the classic flavours like The Green Triangle and the Purple One etc as well as some new additions, this is bound to be a treat that can be shared with the whole family. This year there is also the addition of Limited Edition Quality Street Matchmakers in Maple and Pecan Flavour! RRP £7.50 from John Lewis
Finally the Queen of Cakes herself has a new cookbook out featuring favourite recipes for occasions and Celebrations. Mary Berry is a household name and her recipes never fail to impress. You can never have too many cook books and when the recipes are as classic as Marys then this should be a staple on every kitchen shelf. RRP £25 from Amazon
These items were gifted for the purpose of this gift guide, all views and opinions are my own and genuine.