Holiday Gift Guide 2018 for Kitchen Lovers, Cooks and Hosts!
Gift giving is one of my favourite things to do, and not just during the holidays but all year round!
I love thinking about the person in question, their hobbies, needs and possibly their wants. As much as gifts are an expression of your love and gratitude, I also believe they can or should fall into three categories.
- Something useful.
This will be something that they actually need and will use as opposed to stashing it away somewhere and forgetting about it.
- Something sentimental.
This can have practicality to it but it’s usually more reflective of the fact that you’ve thought of them. It can be an ornamental gift or something personalised. The great thing about this category is it doesn’t always have to cost an arm and a leg!
- Something necessary.
This type of gift is usually based on you being observant and seeing what they need but possibly aren’t aware of so they haven’t gotten it yet. Sometimes the person in question may have already made mention of the fact that they need this particular item, so that could work in your favour.
Within my ultimate holiday gift guide, I’ve taken the work out of it for you and included a range of gifts that fall into each of the categories above! The gifts included are suitable for those who love cooking, kitchen gadgets, entertaining guests and even baking!
There are also some adorable pieces that can fit into Secret Santa activities which is fantastic!
Hopefully you find something you can purchase for a loved one or if you’re a foodie, then something you can gently hint that you want!
- Le Creuset Stoneware Roasting Dish (26cm) – £39
If you didn’t know already, I’m obsessed with all things Le Creuset and this stoneware roasting dish is no exception! It comes in a range of colours but most things in the Teal/Caribbean Blue are a hit for me! Find it here and try not to buy the whole range!
2. Ferm Living Brass Salad Servers – £39.50
Pretty, shiny and useful. What’s not to love? Check them out.
3. Sophie Conran Dining Set 12pcs – £108.80
An extremely useful gift to purchase for someone who loves entertaining or great presentation. This plate set is the perfect mix of stylish, modern and classic.
4. Harvest Home Pestle & Mortar – £20
Seen a prettier pestle and mortar? Thought not. This one from Sainsbury’s is adorable and stylish all at the same time!
5. Ninja 3-in-1 Food Processor, Jug Blender and Nutri Ninja – £139.00
This is actually on my list of must-haves! It’s such a great deal on Amazon and saves on having three different appliances for all these functions. Must buy.
6. Le Creuset Stoneware Cafeteire (Coastal Blue) – £44
Pretty and functional? Yes please.
7. Anthropologie Alma Small Glass Cake Stand – £16
Lately, anything from Anthropologie has been a craving for me but at this price it’s a no-brainer. If you have any friends who bake, this would be a treat!
8. Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine by Krups, Titanium – £129
Is this what dreams are made of? Thinking of swapping my current Nespresso out for this one! Generally these are a great gift to give, so if you see a colour you think would suit their taste better, then feel free to grab that instead!
9. Kuhn Rikon Metallic Swiss Peeler (Straight) – £8.95
Remember what I said about gifts suitable for Secret Santa? This is one of them! This peeler is a must-have for me in the kitchen and any budding chefs you know would be grateful for one of these.
10. Aris Espresso Cup, £29 and Aris Espresso Saucer, £17
11. Peel, Chop, Carve Chopping Board – £28
This board is perfect for the ‘something useful’ category. A wooden chopping board is never a bad idea, especially when it has a witty phrase on it!
12. Sainsbury’s Home 3L Cast Iron Shallow Casserole Dish – Orange, £45
If the budget can’t stretch for a Le Creuset Casserole dish, this version from Sainsbury’s will work a treat! The vibrant orange will brighten up any kitchen even in these brutally cold days!
13. Luxe Loop Marble Drinks Trolley, £375
Ready to splurge? Then this is your best bet, especially if the recipient loves to entertain! A drinks trolley is a great way to take the hassle out of sorting drinks for your guests. Place some ice, mint, berries or lemon slices and your chosen drinks for the night and let guests serve themselves. Check it out here from Oliver Bonas.
p.s. there are much more affordable versions if you look around, but this one was too pretty not to include! I mean look at it!
14. Kitchen Aid Artisan Mixer in Pistachio, (inc free gifts) £494.10
Will you be my Valentine? Sorry, I forgot it can’t be items…ha! This is just perfect and to top it all off, it comes with a bunch of free gifts which you’ll love including the glass bowl!
15. Chef’s Notebook in Tan, £18
This is a great gift for someone who currently wants to develop a few recipes or has a thousand dish ideas running through their head. It has cool features like conversion charts and of course the gorgeous tan leather cover. Thank you Santa.
16, Marble & Copper Bar Tools Set, £60
On the last day of Christmas, Santa made drinks with this gorgeous utensil set. Once again this is a great gift for someone who loves entertaining or perhaps loves drinking or making cocktails.
Hopefully one of these gifts makes it under your tree.