Hands up who still hasn’t finished their Christmas shopping? I hope I’m not alone. I’m pretty sure it gets harder the older everyone gets and each year I struggle to find the perfect gifts for friends and family, however I have come up with some last minute ideas for those foodie friends in our lives, from the ones that love to entertain to the ones who never leave the kitchen, I hope these gift ideas inspire your Christmas shopping this year.
Nigel Slater : The Christmas Chronicles – I’ve had this book for a couple of years now and it is my go-to for Christmas recipes. It is set out in diary form and contains lovely travel stories, amazing photography and mouth watering Christmas recipes. Not only is it a beautiful gift to unwrap but any food lover will be over the moon to receive it and get stuck in.
Emma Bridgewater Apron, Oven Gloves & Tea Towels – The perfect set for anyone who loves spending time in the kitchen. I adore the prints that Emma Bridgewater creates but this black and white knife and fork print is very universal and will suit everyones taste, a great gift set for those hard to buy for couples, you can find the best selection of the Emma Bridgewater products over at Chef’s Collection.
Wooden Chopping Board: – Everyone needs a good wooden chopping board in their kitchen! A super useful piece for not only chopping veg, but they also look the part too. They make for great table decor and perfect for food presentation. You can pick some lovely handmade ones up from markets and small businesses, remember to shop local and support small businesses this Christmas.
Le Creuset S&P Pots: – A Kitchen essential! As we know, Le Creuset do the most fabulous colour range so you can really tailor this gift to the people that are receiving them, heck you can even mix and match the colours if you’re feeling wild. They make such a great gift, I actually received mine last year and they were one of my favourite presents , any food lover will be ecstatic to find these under the tree.
A Handmade Mug: – I personally love receiving/buying mugs. Again, such an easy present to buy and tailor to the receiver. Handmade mugs are my favourite because I love the wobbly texture and not so perfect outcome. You can pick some lovely ones up on Etsy or from local pottery shops. Why not go one step further and pop some hot chocolate and marshmallows inside to make it extra special? I currently have my eye on these.
Pestle & Mortar: – This is a little gadget that I use pretty much in every meal I cook. It makes grinding herbs and spices so easy, you can get small ones, big ones, ones as big as your head but a little wooden one like this, I highly recommend it, not only does it look cute and fits in a stocking perfectly but it nice and lightweight, perfect for my girly/weak arms haha.
Blok Knives :- So this is something a bit special. If you have a little more money to spend or want to really treat someone then this is the gift to buy this year. Blok Knives are handmade and an absolute dream to use, they are beautifully crafted and by far my favourite knives to use. Now the waiting list is around 7months to get a bespoke knife but every Friday at 1pm they sell a handful of knives on their website so this is a great way of getting in there quick and picking one up in time for Christmas.
Cabbage Pottery : – The beautiful Cabbage pottery has come right back into fashion through 2018 and I must admit, I am a huge fan of the stuff. From serving bowls, to platters, and salad bowls to plates there is something for everyone, you can pick it up online, Ebay or even by scouring charity shops! I managed to grab this two sided serving bowl from my local charity shop for just £2, so it goes to show, you don’t have to spend a fortune this Christmas and remember shopping sustainably is a must!
I hope this has given you all some last minute gift inspiration for your foodie friends/family. I’d love to know what you are giving as gifts this year!