We all have that special friend or loved one who just can’t seem to get out of the kitchen. They tend to have a hidden or very obvious talent for cooking, entertaining and experimenting with food. Finding gifts for said foodie this Christmas just got easier – we’ve curated a gift guide that includes quirky items that play on food and drink, and of course the ultimate cooking essentials.
1. Gingham sliders
These sliders are a little play on a gingham picnic blanket, and are also an easy-to-slip-on pair of kitchen-friendly shoes.
R140 | Shop now
This blender is great to prepare smoothies and meal replacement shakes in just minutes. It comes with a clip-in bottle for mess-free blending and ready-to-go convenience – perfect for the health-conscious foodie.
3. Playful pawpaw swimsuit
The food loving need not end in the kitchen! Take your fruit poolside with this pawpaw print swimsuit.
R279 | Available in-store
Counting down to Christmas and getting a little gift along the way is exciting, but swap the chocolates out for the very best samples from L’Occitane and the countdown just got better!
R950 | Shop now
Someone who would never serve you a roast without a jus or gravy, would whip up many a sauce in this.
R1 999 | Shop now
‘I don’t love coffee,’ said nobody ever! Anyone who drinks a good cup of coffee, clearly loves it enough to display their pods in a fun way!
R499 | Shop now
A fashion staple and a classic. Denim need not only live in your daily wardrobe – extend its wearability to the kitchen.
R229 | Shop now
A play on soft drinks fresh out of the fridge, this set of lip and cheek stains and colours is a fun gift for a foodie who’s also a beauty lover at heart.
R1 540 | Shop now
Food preparation is one thing, but eating is just as important. Entertaining (and impressing) guests is easy when your cutlery is gold!
We’ve covered the sauce-making, now it’s time for spices. Anyone with the knowledge of flavoursome curries, or who loves adding a bit of homemade basil pesto to just about anything, would put this to good use.
Calling all fruit-lovers! This pool float would make for a great picture with the pawpaw swimsuit, right?
You can never go wrong with a wok, especially for someone who prefers to whip up a quick stir-fry for family or friends.
Until now, home cooking has remained stubbornly out of touch with technological development. But Heston Blumenthal, champion of the scientific kitchen, is set to change all that with his radical new book – great for a foodie up for the challenge!
Not just a notebook, this is the ultimate in personalisation that also includes food calendars, food facts, measures and conversions and 242 adhesive labels – small enough to go anywhere and tough enough to last!
Who doesn’t want to own and display just about anything from Le Creuset in their kitchen? This is one of many ‘entry level’ items that make for a great gift.
Things just got serious. It’s one thing to impress with a delicious serving of pasta, but it’s a whole other when the pasta is homemade with love. Spoil them with this affordable option!
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