From coveted Smeg blenders to amazing tableware from Donna Wilson and Hay, these are the kitchen gifts for 2020.
The foodie in your life is possibly one of the easiest people to buy for – for which we are very very grateful… From chocolate presents and cheese delights to hampers from restaurants and chefs to incredible bottles of craft cocktails, gin and natural wines, it’s easy to find them something they’ll love this Christmas especially as so many independent firms are coming up with new and exciting releases this year. But finding them something they’ll be able to cherish beyond Christmas – alongside the edible and drinkable buys – is also a crucial life skill. That’s where our covetable list of kitchenware comes in…
From blenders, juicers, the best coffee machine you can lay your hands on and clever wine gadgets to gorgeous tableware, ceramics, textiles and useful bits, we’ve selected some of the greatest gifts for Christmas 2020. Bright, beautiful, innovative and original, these kitchenware buys are designed to make chefs’ lives easier or just add a bit of offbeat joy and prettiness to their kitchen counters and tablescaping.
Read on to discover the 21 best Christmas gifts for anyone who loves cooking, mixing, opening drinks, setting out a fabulous table or just wants their recipes read aloud to them…
Tinted bubble glass tumblers from Maison Du Monde
Maison Du Monde has a huge selection of beautiful kitchen and tableware this Christmas but we particularly love these bright and beautiful tumblers – perfect for water glasses.
Corn apron from Bonita Ivie Prints
Bonita Ivie Prints make colourful and iconic designs and this corn print apron boasts a roomy front pocket for stashing bits and pieces while you work.
Nessie kitchen utensil from The Letteroom
Nessie looks great but is also a brilliant cooking buy. Pick either the ladle or the colander or get the set of two for a useful mythological beast (maybe) to have round the kitchen.
Bear Dessert Stand from Anthropologie
This glazed stoneware serving dish is utterly charming and guaranteed to get pride of place on Christmas Day.
Violet plate from Donna Wilson
Painted by hand, Donna Wilson’s distinctive face plates look amazing on the table or kitchen wall.
Viva Collection juicer from Philips
This compact juicer is ideal for small spaces and will kickstart a juicing obsession: perfect for a healthy and no-waste New Year.
Pluto handmade concrete planter from Copper Dust London
This handmade concrete planter is the perfect addition to your kitchen’s herb garden – just add stones to the bottom to aid drainage.
Hay heart sponge from Inside Store LDN
The perfect stocking filler – Hay’s cheeky little heart sponge is a show of love and also a helpful reminder to do the washing up.
Intense fruity extra virgin olive oil in octopus terracotta bottle from Sous ChefThe Frantoio Muraglia extra virgin olive oil bottle will not only look awesome on open shelves but also means you can top up the oil and save on packaging the rest of the year.
Leopard salt and pepper shakers from Liberty London
Add a little bit of the leopard trend to your tabletop with this ceramic pair of salt and pepper pots.
Tea For Two set at Falcon Enamelware
This pillarbox red set with enamel teapot and two mugs is exactly the flash of colour that will brighten up winter days. We love this so much.
Thermapen Classic thermometer
Once you’ve got a Thermapen Classic thermometer there’s no turning back… perfect for cooking meat just prod it into the roast and voila: perfectly cooked.
Lepidoptera tray from Also The Bison
This tray is a piece of art as each butterfly has been hand painted in watercolour by London-based designer Maddie Chambers before being digitally printed in Sweden onto a sustainable pressed birch wood tray.
Red and pink tea towel trio from Quirk & Rescue
Quirk & Rescue is known for its brilliant and original designs (we love the font tea towels) and these new designs have won our hearts and minds.
ENA 8 from Jura
So how much do you love the coffee drinker in your life? With a grinder for fresh coffee and settings including ristretto and macchiato, this is the investment barista machine.
Handcrafted sisal basket bowls from The Kenyan Craft Company
To add colour and flair to the table, these Rwandan handcrafted sisal basket bowls are exactly what you need and also ideal for fruit and veg on the counter.
Smeg blender from Ecookshop
What chef doesn’t want one of Smeg’s iconic and retro styled blenders? Perfect for seasonal soups, baking and smoothies, it’s the gift that won’t stop giving.
Oilskin lunch bags from Lone Design Club
Perfect for leftovers or a lunch bag (once we see the inside of an office again), these water-resistant lunch bags are made from the best quality dry oilskin from the UK.
Art Collection cups by Stefan Sagmeister from Illy
Artist Stefan Sagmeister has created the Illy Art Collection this year – choose from espresso or cappuccino cups and love forever.
Echo Dot smart speaker with clock from Amazon
Now with a clock, the Echo Dot smart speaker is exactly what we need in the kitchen… “Alexa, how do you make risotto again?”
Pivot from Coravin
For wine lovers, the ingenious combination of the Pivot Stopper and Device means you can pour out wine but keep what’s left in the bottle preserved for up to four weeks.
Francesca Brown is books editor for Stylist magazine and Stylist Loves; she also compiles the Style List on a weekly basis. She is a self-confessed HBO abuser and has a wide selection of grey sweatshirts. Honestly, you just can’t have enough. @franabouttown