Homegirl London finds tasteful Christmas gift ideas for cooks. If you have any food-loving friends you might like my selection of fabulous presents for foodies. I’ve picked out a cross-section which includes unusual gifts for eccentrics to cookware for crowd-pleasing chefs and some bakeware goodies for kitchen goddesses and gods. From quirky canape plates to Le Creuset soup bowls, you’ll find plenty of ideas to give you food for thought! See my Christmas gift ideas for cooks to get you started.
Cole and Mason Granite Pestle and Mortar from John Lewis & Partners
Eccentric Christmas Gift Ideas For Cooks
Everyone has at least one eccentric friend and as you know, they are often difficult to cater for. I just love these Wild Masquerade Canapé Plates and so might that quirky friend of yours. It’s a thoughtful gift for anyone who loves hosting spectacular parties in their home. The collection is designed by Parisian artist and illustrator Florence Balducci who is known for her whimsical, surreal and magical designs. These canapé plates feature peculiar oddities from exotic wing-backed creatures to hot air balloons. When not in use they provide decorative interest whether that’s displayed on a dresser or fixed to the wall. Made from stoneware they are dishwasher and microwave safe. The measurements are 18.5cm in diameter – £10 from Anthropologie (UK).
Wild Masquerade Canapé Plates
Anyone who loves a proper breakfast will adore these wonderful whimsical wise Owl Egg Cups. They are available in four slightly different designs with colour variations of green, blue, pink and yellow. These are made from stoneware and have been designed and made by Bristol-based artist Hannah Turner. The measurements are 7cm high – £15 from Anthropologie (UK).
Owl Egg Cups
Retro-inspired kitsch kitty Persian Cat Salt and Pepper Set. These are fun and remind me of something your great grandparents might have treasured. They are easy to fill with a removable plastic seal at the bottom. When not in use, they look like ornaments. Perfect for friends who love cats and vintage finds but without the dust or damage! The measurements are 12cm high, 9cm wide and 8cm in depth – £11.95 from Rose and Grey.
Persian Cat Salt and Pepper Set
Love this Moo Yes Please Butter Dish which is shaped just like a cow. Full of country charm, this dish is made from china and comes packaged in a gift box. This is perfect for proper people who like to sit down at the kitchen table and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the weekend. The measurements are 18cm in length – £18 from Distinctly Living at notonthehighstreet.com.
Moo Yes Please Butter Dish
Essential Christmas Gift Ideas For Cooks
Anyone who loves cooking will appreciate these ink blue Le Creuset Soup Bowls. In a traditional style design, they are perfect for serving hearty homemade soups. With matching lids, the contents will keep warm while guests take a seat at the dinner table. These are made from stoneware and have a durable finish to resist chipping, scratching and staining. You can put them in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher. The capacity is 500ml, the measurements are 9cm high and 11.5cm wide – £35 for a set of two from John Lewis & Partners.
Le Creuset Soup Bowls
Any competent cook will enjoy grinding their own spices and this Cole and Mason Granite Pestle and Mortar will do a fine job. It is ideal for dry or wet mixes and has a coarse inner to ensure all flavours are fully released. This contrasts with the smooth and ergonomic outer. It is made from black granite and is a stylish gift for any foodie. The measurements are 14cm in diameter for the small version and 18cm for the larger size – £30-40 from John Lewis & Partners.
Cole and Mason Granite Pestle and Mortar
For anyone who enjoys slow cooking, this Emile Henry Tagine Ceramic 1850 is rather tasty. The unique ceramic diffuses heat evenly which allows you to simmer ingredients for hours without burning (sounds something I need!). You can use it on the hob or in the oven, either way, it will give you amazing results. The measurements are 22cm high and 31cm in diameter – £179.90 from Houseology.
Emile Henry Tagine Ceramic 1850
This Dip Dye Paddle Board has been made for sharing and is a great gift for anyone who loves entertaining. It is made from ash wood and hand-dipped in white so each piece is unique. You also get a leather tie attached so you can hang it up in the kitchen when not in use. Use it to serve freshly baked bread or any delicious nibbles. The measurements are 2cm high, 17cm wide and 55cm in length – £25 from The White Company.
Dip Dye Paddle Board
Baking Christmas Gift Ideas For Cooks
Ever wondered how you can make doughnuts? I think about eating them … often! Try this fun and easy Doughnut Making Kit. It makes baked rather than fried doughnuts which are healthier for you. You can make four of each filled or ring varieties with the flexible silicone moulds and stainless steel cutter provided. When you’ve finished baking you can glaze or fill the insides with chocolate or custard – £11.99 from Lakeland.
Doughnut Making Kit
Wonderful wavy Emile Henry Les Classiques Ruffled Square Baker in cerise. Culinary creations deserve beautiful presentation and this baking dish is as versatile as it is pretty. Use it for baking and serving savoury or sweet treats straight from the oven. Made in France from Burgundy clay, this tray is robust so has a high resistance to chipping, cracking and scratching. A good all-rounder which any cook would love. The measurements are 7cm high, 24cm wide and 24cm in depth – £24.90 from Houseology.
Emile Henry Les Classiques Ruffled Square Baker
Useful Falcon Enamelware Bake Set in traditional white with blue trim or red. A fabulous gift for vintage-loving friends who love their pies, crumbles and comfort foods. Enamelware is strong so will not burn and won’t break if you drop it although it may chip. The tins are ideal from taking straight out of the oven and putting onto the dinner table. The boxed set includes one 37cm, 34cm and 31cm baking pans plus two 20cm pie dishes – £64 from Design 55 Online.
Falcon Enamelware Bake Set
Buy Christmas Gift Ideas For Cooks
If you’ve seen any gift ideas which might appeal to your cooking fanatic friends or family, you can buy from the following online retailers.
Anthropologie (UK): Anthropologie (UK) Link
Rose and Grey: Rose and Grey Link
Distinctly Living at notonthehighstreet.com: notonthehighstreet.com Link
John Lewis & Partners: John Lewis & Partners Link
The White Company: The White Company Link
Houseology: Houseology Link
Lakeland: Lakeland Link
Design 55 Online: Design 55 Online Link
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Anthropologie (UK), Rose and Grey, Distinctly Living, John Lewis & Partners, The White Company, Houseology, Lakeland, Design 55 Online. Cover Image: Anthropologie.Thanks: No one assisted with this feature. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partners – Anthropologie (UK), John Lewis & Partners, notonthehighstreet.com, and The White Company (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates I will earn a small commission).