If you have a ‘Foodie’ relative or loved one, you might sometimes need a little help with some gift inspiration – especially if every gift you ever seem to get them is a new recipe book.
This guide will give you our five top gift ideas for the foodie in your life. There’s something for every budget and cooking style.
Etch’d Chopping Board – from £30 GetEtchd.com
As any chef will tell you a good quality chopping board is a kitchen must. They’re vital to protect your kitchen work surfaces from damage from sharp knives and they also prolong the life of the knives too.
The chopping boards from Etch’d come with a difference though. You can have a message of your choice etched into the quality hardwood chopping board, so you can personalise your gift to make it that extra special.
Global Knife Set + Magnetic Holder – £349 from KitchenKnives.co.uk
If you’ve ever wondered how pro chefs on TV can effortlessly chop vegetables in the blink of an eye, the answer is partly down to lots of practice, the rest of it is down to using great quality knives – such as this set of knives from Global.
The set comprises of a Bread Knife, Vegetable Chopper, Cook’s Knife, Flexible Utility Knife, and a Paring Knife. To store the set safely but still in reach of your work-surface the set comes complete with a magnetic holder.
Anova Obsession 2016 Sous Vide – £199 SousVideTools.com
If you’re not familiar with the term Sous-Vide, it means ‘under vacuum’ and in the kitchen it can be used to cook food while vacuum sealed in plastic bags and then boiled in a water bath. You may have seen this method on TV shows such as the Great British Menu.
Just about any food can be cooked using the Sous-Vide technique. Sous Vide cooking works particularly well on meats which can be browned after the water bath cooking. Even the toughest cuts of meat will be perfectly tender after cooking Sous-Vide.
This set comprises a vacuum bag sealer and a thermal circulator which you can use to turn any cooking vessel into a water bath.
Personalised Apron – £17.20 Zazzle.co.uk
For our fourth item we’ve come back to a personalised item. Why not treat your loved one to an apron that makes a statement about them or their cooking?
Available in long or standard lengths these aprons will help keep you clean whilst preparing wonderful food – particularly helpful when entertaining and you want to appear smart when at the table.
Great British Bake Off Choux Pastry Kit – £21.24 Lakeland.co.uk
If you’re a fan of the Great British Bake Off and love putting yourself through your paces by trying the challenges each week you’ll love this Choux pastry kit which features silicone bun moulds, stainless steel cutters and piping bags and nozzles.
Complete with a recipe book you’ll be baking up wonder Choux Pastry buns in no time.
We hope you’ve found some great gift inspiration for the foodie in your life, here in our guide. Although we don’t give to receive, the real benefit of giving a kitchen gift is that you’ll benefit from the fantastic food your loved one produces with it.