The 10 best Christmas culinary gifts

From cruets to burger presses, we have a fine selection of gift ideas for the foodies and keen cooks in your life

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1. Red Olio Cruet

This beautiful glazed ceramic cruet with its vintage look is great for pouring oil, it also comes in olive and white.

£19.99, The Oak Room

2. White stand

If you're short of table space, use this cake stand to carry a little bit extra this Christmas. It's 12" and is great for holding all sorts of delights - not just the baked variety.

£65, Liberty

3. Olympia Le-Tan Parisian Caviar clutch

Yes, it's not strictly speaking for the kitchen but this cute little clutch bag has kitsch design for a fun night out or a quirky casual look.


4. Cast-iron cookbook stand

Stop your cookbooks from getting mucky while you create culinary masterpieces in the kitchen with this sturdy stand. 

£50, Roullier White

5. Lobster brooch

Okay, this isn't exactly going to help you whip up a treat but we like this brooch and we're sure foodies who are passionate about their cuisine will appreciate this charming accessory.

£40, The Conran Shop

6. Hamburger press

Get your mincemeat ready with this burger press which tightly and evenly compresses meat into the perfect patty.  

£16, Roullier White

7. Skeleton apron

This fun apron is more for Halloween but the quirky design is certainly unique, made from cotton it is machine washable and just thing for a keen cook.

£15, Natural History Museum shop

8. Oil and vinegar by Diba

This elegant pair of bottles are a nice addition to any kitchen with their unusual design that balances light glass with heavy wood. They hold around 300ml of liquid.

£23.50, The Travelling Souk

9. Ibérico ham

Sink your chops into this tasty piece of meat which has been cured for four years to give it a deep and rich flavour.

£360, Brindisa

10. Mixer

This is a great piece of kitchenware for any budding baker, with a splash guard and an attachment to keep your bowl locked into place, you will have all your cake ingredients mixed up in minutes.

£350, Bodum

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