Kitchen delight: 12 best Christmas presents for foodies

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Whether it's a nifty new kitchen gadget or a gourmet treat to taste, food lovers will love these great gifts

1. Gorvett & Stone Mixed Box

Handmade from the very finest Valrhona chocolate, this 12-piece box from the Oxfordshire makers is an absolute delight.

£8.95, gorvettandstone.com

2. The Ethicurean Cookbook

Ethical cooking doesn’t have to be boring, as this 120-recipe paean to the best of seasonal British cooking proves.

£25, amazon.co.uk

3. Halen Môn sea salt

The sea salt Heston Blumenthal uses at The Fat Duck and Ferran Adria used at El Bulli – divine.

From £5.25, halenmon.com

4. Valdespino sherry vinegar

Sweet, rich and complex, this cask-aged vinegar gives body to even the dullest soups or salads.

£5.95, ottolenghi.co.uk

5. Gin Mare

It may be expensive, but this botanical-rich Spanish gin makes the zingiest G&Ts around.

£32.25, thewhiskyexchange.com

6. NutriBullet

This powerful juicer makes short work of even the hardest fruit and veg, giving your fuss-free smoothies in a trice.

£99.95, selfridges.com

7. Stainless steel rolling pin

The best kitchen cheat: just fill this rolling pin full of water and it’ll make short work of stubborn pastry.

£12, johnlewis.com

8. Tom Dixon pepper grinder

Does the designer Tom Dixon ever put a foot wrong? He certainly hasn’t with this ice cool pepper grinder.

£50 each, selfridges.com

9. Colourworks silicon spatula

This flexible spatula – which is heat resistant to 260 degree - is just the thing for scooping, flipping, and scraping every last bit of mixture from the pan or bowl.

£6.50 each, bhs.co.uk

10. Mini popcorn maker

Popcorn is big trend at the moment, and now you can make your own with this clever little machine.

£34.99, firebox.com

11. Kusmi Brunch teas

This “selection box” is a fine way to introduce someone to the teas offered by this venerable 140-year-old house.

£15, en.kusmitea.com

12. Sage Smart Scoop ice cream maker

This Heston Blumenthal-endorsed ice cream maker has 12 settings to make sorbet, gelatos or ice cream with minimum of hassle.

£349, lakeland.co.uk

 

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