As Julia Childs is famously quoted as saying “People who love to eat are always the best people”, well, we think that people who love to cook and eat are always the best people to buy gifts for too!
Food is such a wide-ranging hobby it opens up new and interesting avenues for gift giving, finding that unique little gadget that they didn’t know they ever needed, or upgrading existing everyday cookery kit into something exquisite that they will use and treasure for years to come.
With gifts to suit every budget, from stocking fillers to show stopping Santa spectaculars here are a few suggestions to get you started – but this is just a tiny sample of all the delights we have in store for you this Christmas!
What kitchen knife should I buy?
One of the most used items in any kitchen, a good quality kitchen knife will not only last you for many years but will also be a thing of joy to use when cooking, making every job quicker easier – and safer! A sharp knife is much safer to use than a blunt knife, so that’s a bonus. Much coveted by keen cooks who really do love their blades.
Gift Hint: When choosing a knife for someone else, think about what style of cooking they enjoy, or if they have a favourite brand already, why not add to their collection?
If you are not sure and need a little more help, you can read more about choosing the perfect knife on our Knife Buying Guide here, or pop into any of our stores and our expert staff will be happy to talk you through the options.
We have a wide selection of premium knives to cover all cookery styles, skills and tastes from world leading brands including:
Give the gift of knowledge….from our Divertimenti Cookery School
With a packed schedule of hands on cookery classes from household names like Sabrina Gayour, Valentina Harris and Eric Lanlard to name a few, and classes ranging from Peruvian, Turkish, Indian, Japanese cuisines to Viennoiserie Cakes, there is something here to tickle every foodies taste buds. Gift vouchers are available so your loved one can choose their own food adventure! Click here to see some of the current classes available.
All cooks covet the freshest ingredients for the maximum flavour, and the best way to ensure freshness is to grow it yourself! With the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden a fabulous counter-top hydroponic herb growing system for year round fresh herbs or salad leaves. Read more about this amazing technology here.
Get Smokin’ Hot….with the Sage Smoking Gun
Help your favourite foodie take their flavours to the next level (whist pretending to be their favourite Michelin starred chef, if they so wish) with the outstanding Smoking Gun from Sage. A perfect gift to add to any kitchen arsenal and an effortless way to add a hint of smoky flavour to all your food and drink creations.
Cooking pro-style…lets Sous Vide!
We’ve all seen the TV shows with the large vats of delicately temperature controlled water where chefs extoll the virtues of Sous Vide cooking – no longer the preserve of restaurants alone, the Sage ‘The One’ Precision Poacher means you can give the gift of Sous Vide cooking to your favourite foodie this Christmas, and the best news? Its small enough to fit on any kitchen side, without the need to build an extension!
It’s Christmas, Let’s Eat!
Let’s face it, people who love to cook generally love to eat too, so why not fill their stocking (and their tummies) with delicious treats and goodies this Christmas?
From Chocolate Sardines, Matches or Pipes through to fabulous Spice or Tea Selections in a gorgeous Sari wrapped storage tin. Chilli sauces to gourmet lollipops – we’ve got tasty treats to suit every taste bud!
Don’t forget, we’ve got lots more in store for you this Christmas so why not find your local Steamer or Kitchens Cookshop and pop in to see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed!