First and foremost, at heart I will always be a foodie. I love to bake and create new recipes and of course there is the eating part of it – which could explain why I need to shift a few extra pounds but it just tastes so darn good!
Finding new things to play with in the kitchen gets me excited and when I hear of others who say they would be annoyed or upset with gifts for the kitchen I just find it bizarre – I think its a bonus that I am getting something I really need AND want! With that I have put together a guide for the foodie in your life, whether they love creating in the kitchen or simply enjoying good food.
My girls love to bake and are always after their own baking utensils etc. This Royal Worcester Wrendale Design Childrens Baking Set is perfect for any budding baker and includes a beautifully animal adorned bowl, spoon and apron. Just the right size for little hands too. All made to the high standards Portmeirion bake ware is known for. RRP: 21.00 from Royal Worcester
From the same website are these stunning mugs with mother and baby animal images both on the inside and out. Manufactured in fine bone china by the Portmeirion Group in the Royal Worcester Wrendale design there are over 40 designs to choose from, all based on original water colours by artist Hannah Dale. RRP: £11.50 or two for £19.99
I am currently watching The Man In The High Castle so obsessed with everything Japanese and with green tea being so popular at the minute these Katazome stoneware tea cups would make the ideal gift for any tea party. ‘Katazome’ is the name of a traditional Japanese fabric-dyeing technique. It was used to create the intricate patterns on kimonos. A waxy paste is pushed through an expertly carved stencil onto the fabric. When the coloured dye is applied, the paste resists or repels the dye, leaving the design to show through. The floral patterns on these stoneware teacups are typical of the traditional katazome designs. RRP: £45.00
After seeing the Iceland Christmas Ad this year, yes the one that has been banned because it is considered too political I made a pledge to stop using products that use palm oil. I am glad to say my favourite chocolates do so too. As well as quality, sustainability is a priority for Guylian, which is why the brand has removed palm oil from all chocolate recipes, replacing it with shea butter and sunflower oil, resulting in a smoother texture and even better tasting chocolates which also contain less saturated fat and sugar. RRP: £7.50 from Guylian
I love giving keepsakes when children are little. They get so many toys and sweets that it is always special to receive something that will last them years. This Peppa Pig children’s tableware collection features Peppa and George as they enjoy a trip to London. With some of Britain’s most famous landmarks and iconic sights on display. This Peppa Pig dinnerware range is the perfect gift for kids and consists of bowl, plate and cup. RRP: £23.00 from Museum of London
Who doesn’t love a good G&T!? What better way to drink it too than from a stunning G&T- Pot. The set is made of high-quality rainbow tinted borosilicate glass with a shimmering gold pattern, which enhances and table setting and balances beautifully with your lighting. The teapot comes with a filter basket keeping fruity lumps and pips out of the tea cups. If gin isn’t your cup of tea, then it can be used with real tea, so little fingers up and drink in class. It’s also perfect for any other cocktail and certain to be the centre piece of any gathering. RRP: £30.00 from Root 7
Leading the way in cutting edge knife sharping everyone can be an expert with the AnySharp Pro – No specialist skills required! Avoid blunt carving knives in the kitchen and get a slice of the AnySharp Pro. Safer, easier and quicker than ever before just 3 to 4 light strokes and your knife is restored in a matter of seconds. Sharper than every before and used by many of the World’s leading chefs. RRP: £19.99 from Amazon
I am always on the look out for new and unique flavours so was excited to come across Bo Tree. BoTree produces the ‘Champagne of pepper’ in Cambodia: Kampot pepper is considered by chefs (including Michel Roux, Jr.) the finest pepper and is the only PGI-rated pepper in the world. BoTree sells Black, White, and Red Kampot Pepper varieties, which have won 5 Great Taste awards in two years, as well as a variety of Kampot Pepper-based products RRP: From £9.95
If you ask my mother what is the one thing I head for first when we go into a kitchen ware store…..the answer will always be chopping boards! I don’t know what it is but you can never have too many and I love a good butchers block! Seriously if someone gave me a chopping board for Christmas I would love it! With that in mind, give me a personalised one and I will be your best friend forever! ha I love this one from the Gift Experience and what better than engraving it with anything you wish, sentiment, name or message. It is laser etched into the wood so won’t wear off either. RRP: £24.95 from Gift Experience
Scandinavian food heroes ScandiKitchen have a huge range of Christmas gifts for everyone this festive season. From traditionally spiced Glögg mulled wine (and low alcohol version for those designated drivers) to incredibly buttery Annas Ginger Thins, the exclusive ScandiKitchen Christmas Lager or their best of ScandiKitchen Hampers. I can’t wait to try the Lingonberry jam and these fabulous giant crispbreads! Prices vary.
What better way to start the morning than with a superhero breakfast! I am obsessed with anything Wonder Woman so this bowl and spoon are something that I would truly appreciate this Christmas! Available in other characters too, there are lots of different Marvel Hero items available for any comic book or movie fan. RRP: £11.99 from Paladone
Venchi’s recipes are inspired by 140 years of heritage along with the Italian art of chocolate making and now has 100 stores worldwide. Venchi has more than 350 chocolate products and 90 flavours of gelato and seasonal sorbets across its stores. Every chocolate is carefully made in Piedmont with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients including nuts sourced direct from Italy. The chocolates are free from gluten, preservatives, artificial colouring, flavour enhancers, GMOs and palm oil. Various prices.
I have more than a few members of my family who are Harry Potter obsessed and what a great way to start the day than with Harry Eggs and Toast! Plonk your egg in the egg cup and place the egg topper on top and you’ve got your very own little Eggy Potter. There’s also a spoon in the pack, and a toast cutter designed to make your soldiers the same shape as Harry’s famous lighting bolt scar. Have a magical breakfast and put a smile on any Harry Potter fan’s face with this fantastic gift.RRP: £8.99 from Paladone
This stylish and practical rotating bamboo serving platter is perfect for social snacking, whether it’s a party with friends or a family meal. We are huge dip and crisp fans so this will be great for Christmas tea time treats! The terracotta bowl sits in the groove in the middle to prevent tipping and is designed exclusively for Von Shef. RRP: £24.99
I am a huge fan of Lily O Brien’s and have featured their chocolates on my lists in the past. This fabulous Winter Desserts collection takes inspiration from some of the world’s best-loved desserts recipes; Eton Mess, Crème Brúlée and Apple Pie, the seasonal assortment is a scrumptiously indulgent edition, perfect for every occasion. RRP: £7.00
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