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Food & Drink

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

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.

£680, Farfetch.com

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