Cosy Home Christmas gift guide: gifts for cooks

If you know someone who’s a keen cook, the gift-buying possibilities are endless. We’ve picked our kitchen favourites, designed to suit and style of decor and be useful in a variety of ways. Bon appetit!

1. Ceramic pitcher, The Orchard

Ceramic pitcher, £42

A ceramic pitcher with an aged and distressed finish, this has a print design with the wording ‘La Petite Cuisine’. Makes a great storage aid for tall wooden spatulas and kitchen utensils, or you could present it filled with flowers. £42, available from The Orchard.

2. Set of four mosaic flower plates, Pols Potten

Mosaic flower plates, £36

Jazz up your dining table with these unusual mosaic flower plates from Pols Potten. Perfect for adding a pop of colour to your next dinner party, they’d also be perfect for serving afternoon tea …or mince pies. Each plate is hand painted and has colourful designs in four different colours. £36 for the set, available from Design 55 Interiors.

3. Blue eggs kitchen apron, Milly Green

Blue eggs apron, £17

This smart apron features a pretty blue egg Design. Practical as well as decorative, it’s durable and water resistant, made from matt oilcloth (PVC). It’s easily cleaned using a damp cloth, and has a double front pocket. £17, available from Milly Green.

4. ‘Dip it’ utensils set, Present Time

Bamboo utensils set, £28

Add a splash of colour to your kitchen with this utensils set made from natural bamboo with a dipped colour effect. With orange, light pink, bright pink, mint, yellow and grey, it’s perfect for cheering up a drizzly winter’s day. It’s durable and lightweight, and won’t scratch pots and pans. The set includes a corner spoon, spatula, mixing spoon, slotted spoon, spork, and fork spatula; each with a handy hole for hanging (excludes jug). £28 for the set, available from Red Candy.

5. Personalised bread slice board, Getting Personal

Personalised bread board, £16.99

Made from beech wood, this useful little board is engraved with the words ‘I [Heart]’ plus a word or message of your choice. So whether you want to proclaim their love of ketchup, Marmite or gherkins….or even you, it’s a great gift for the busy cook. £16.99 from Getting Personal.

6. Floral ceramic jugs, Contemporary Home

Floral ceramic jugs from £9

As every cook knows, you can never have too many serving jugs – and from custard to gravy, whatever you serve up with be perfectly presented in these pretty ceramic jugs. With a pretty flower design in pinks, greens and white they’re fresh and stylish, and come in a range of three sizes. Prices start at £9 from The Contemporary Home.

7. Penguin mug, ALSO Home Ltd

Penguin mug £10

Made from fine bone china, these Scandinavian inspired designs are perfect for serving that gourmet hot chocolate. The mug is part of a range of Scandi Animal designs and is ideal for all those moments over the festive season when you just want to put your feet up. £10 from ALSO Home.

8. Pit stop pizza cutter, Jay

Novelty pizza cutter, £14.50

This quirky pizza cutter made us smile, and looks set to turn a chore into a bit of fun. Designed to look like a blue retro racing car, the design features air vents, a lucky 07 racing number and an orange-clad driver, who comes complete with a retro-style helmet and goggles. With two cutter ‘wheels’, it’s also quick and effective. £14.50, available from Red Candy.

9. Biscuit tin, The Farthing

Biscuit tin, £12.95

If you know someone who loves to bake, they’ll appreciate this grey steel tin, perfect for keeping those homemade goodies fresh. It’s got a lift top lid for easy access, and costs £12.95 from The Farthing. 

10. Shoal of fish trivet, The Nautical Company

Fish trivet, £12

This square metal hot plate stand with its contemporary design of three large fishes will be a welcome visitor to any kitchen. £12, available from The Coastal Home.

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