Christmas Countdown: Gifts for Foodies

Le Creuset Casserole Dishes
Aluminium Non-Stick 3-Piece Pan Set
Salter Electronic Scale
Lavazza A Modo Mio Extra Coffee Machine
Wilton Heart Cookie Pan
Imperial Blue Utensil Pot
Waterfall Wine Cooler
Tefal Blendforce
Tefal Toast N Bean
Nostalgia Retro Popcorn Maker
Imperia Boxed Pasta Making Set
Parrot Bottle Opener
Krups Milk Frother
Hedgehog Measuring Cups
Rollsharp sharpener
Cookshop Collection Coloured Knife Block
Jamie Oliver Toughehed Gloss Cookware
Deluxe Ice Cream Maker
Tefal Fresh Express
Homestead Collection Two Tier Cake Stand
Le Creuset Casserole Dishes Aluminium Non-Stick 3-Piece Pan Set Salter Electronic Scale Lavazza A Modo Mio Extra Coffee Machine Wilton Heart Cookie Pan Imperial Blue Utensil Pot Waterfall Wine Cooler Tefal Blendforce Tefal Toast N Bean Nostalgia Retro Popcorn Maker Imperia Boxed Pasta Making Set Parrot Bottle Opener Krups Milk Frother Hedgehog Measuring Cups Rollsharp sharpener Cookshop Collection Coloured Knife Block Jamie Oliver Toughehed Gloss Cookware Deluxe Ice Cream Maker Tefal Fresh Express Homestead Collection Two Tier Cake Stand
By Camille Georges December 04, 2012
Le Creuset has become synonymous with quality and style. For the chef in your home, invest in one or several multi-purpose Le Creuset casserole dishes. The Shallow Casserole is ideal for curries, risottos and crumbles; while the oval is ideal for roasting poultry; and the miniatures are great for individual gratins, soufflés and cakes. From £11.25 available at John Lewis www.johnlewis.com
Non-stick pans are the number one essential for any kitchen, perhaps only behind decent knives. Make your loved one\'s life as easy as possible with this aluminium set. £29 from Sainsbury\'s www.sainsburys.co.uk
This is the modern look that will boost our kitchen skills. This fashionable electronic scale is the best helper to succeed any recipe to perfection and it also gives style to our cooking. £16.34 available at Waitrose www.waitrose.com
For the more discerning coffee addict, a Lavazza coffee machine is a must. You\'ll get full-bodied espressos and creamy cappuccinos in seconds. The range of colours is fabulous too. £229.99 available at John Lewis www.johnlewis.com
For all those baking addicts out there, this charming and cute cookie pan is the perfect choice. The heart cavities have lovely messages in too. £12.50 from Ocado www.ocado.com
Know a gourmand with utensils coming out of their ears and cluttering up their kitchen? A Denby utensil pot will make sure their worktops are kept completely clear. We love this one in imperial blue but it\'s available in cherry red too. From £3 for the utensils and £9 of the pot, from Denby www.denby.co.uk
Got a wine buff in your family? Then they\'ll be over the moon to receive this Waterfall Wine Cooler. Plus it\'ll come in handy over the festive period as it\'s suitable for chilling wine, as well as Champagne. The cooler takes no more than 14 minutes to cool a bottle and have five preset modes for specific wine types. £69.99 from Menkind, www.menkind.co.uk
Everyone needs a decent blender. You can use it for soups, sauces, cocktails, and come January when it\'s time to detox, those all important juices. This Tefal blender is nice and neat, so won\'t take up too much room on the worktop, plus it\'s great value. £29.99 from Tefal, available at Home & Cook www.homeandcook.co.uk
The ultimate man gadget, this clever toaster for lazy chefs doesn\'t just toast your toast but cooks your beans at the same time! There\'s nothing better than that! £49.99 from Tefal, available at Home & Cook www.homeandcook.co.uk
We love this retro popcorn maker. Great for kids and adults alike, it\'ll bring a bit of extra magic to movie night at home. £29.99 from Menkind www.menkind.co.uk
Just about everyone\'s wanted or attempted to make pasta at some point but without a decent pasta making set you\'ll really struggle. Granted it\'s a task for the more adventurous home chef but it can be great fun and a nice activity to do with the kids. £130, from Heal\'s www.heals.co.uk
Fun and quirky this Parrot Bottle Opener is an excellent stocking filler and is sure to put a smile on everyone\'s faces come Christmas morning. £7 from Mad for Gifts www.mad4gifts.co.uk
If you know a self-confessed coffee addict then this Krups Milk Frother is an excellent choice for a Christmas gift. It\'ll ensure they can make their very own, indulgent latte at home. And each time they do, they\'ll think of you. £99.99 from Krups, available at Home & Cook www.homeandcook.co.uk
Measuring cups. They don\'t have to just be useful, they can be super cute too. We love these hedgehog measuring cups. The perfect gift for a girlie girl. £32, from Anthropologie www.anthropologie.eu
Every kitchen needs good knives but even good knives need some TLC. A sharpener is a must-have gadget. This one is great value and easy to use. £8.99 from Kitchen Devils www.kitchendevils.com
Everyone needs a set of decent knives and this knife block adds an essential injection of colour into any drab kitchen. £22.99 from Dunelm Mill www.dunelm-mill.com
Jamie Oliver\'s new range of cookware, exclusive to Debenhams, combines quality with quirky prints. This is a fabulously cheeky present perfect for massaging any man\'s ego. £30, from Debenhams, www.debenhams.com
Celebrity chef and owner of Victoria, Paul Merrett, recently told us on Twitter that no Glam gourmand should live without an ice cream maker. Of course, no self-respecting foodie would live without one. It\'s a guaranteed way to wow your dinner party guests come time for pudding. And it\'s great fun for kids too as you can get really creative when it comes to flavours. £75, from Cuisinart, available at Debenhams www.debenhams.com
For a lazy cook who hates grating or chopping (or perhaps just someone who\'s a bit clumsy when it comes to using sharp knives!) the Tefal Fresh Express is a great gift option. It slices and grates fruits and vegetables in seconds. There\'s probably no more useful tool than this available right now. £49.99 from Tefal, available at Home & Cook www.homeandcook.co.uk
We\'ve all taken to baking. Whether it\'s whipping up cupcakes or taking your time over macarons, we\'ve gone patisserie crazy. For the baker in your life give them a gift that means they can show off their own creations. This cake stand is delightfully pretty and an utter bargain. £9.99 from Dunelm Mill www.dunelm-mill.com
Most people have at least one wannabe Heston Blumenthal or Jamie Oliver in their life. Taking inspiration from our Gallic brothers and sisters, as well as a multitude of celebrity chefs on our TV screens, we've become a nation obsessed with food. Whether you want to give your loved one something really useful or just a bit frivolous, there's lots of great gifts available on the high street and online. To help your loved one play chef, just pick from one of our favourite kitchen gadget gifts below...
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