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The Great British Chefs Christmas Gift Guide 2019

The Great British Chefs Christmas Gift Guide 2019

by Great British Chefs 28 November 2019

Go window shopping for the best in food, homewares, kitchen kit and experiences with this year's Great British Chefs Gift Guide.

Christmas means many different things to different people, but at the very least it’s a chance to gorge ourselves on delicious treats, surrounded by the people we love. Food is an essential part of the fabric of Christmas, from chocolates and canapés to roast turkey, stuffing and pigs in blankets.

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for someone this Christmas, food might be a great place to start – whether they're a foodie or not. We’ve rounded up a choice selection of kitchen kit, intriguing ingredients, hampers, homewares and more, where you’re sure to find something of interest.

Kitchen kit

H&S Kitchen Timer

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How often do you overcook something because you couldn’t be bothered to set a timer on your phone? This is our digi-timer of choice – big display, loud alarm. A great stocking filler.

£3.99, amazon.co.uk

Chocolate Makers Granite Slab

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Know someone who’s tempted to temper? This piece of granite will keep melted chocolate at the right temperature for creating world-class truffles.

£22.99, lakeland.com

Heston Blumenthal by Salter Instant Read Digital Thermometer

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Never doubt whether something is cooked again with this handy little thermometer, which records temperatures up to 200°C.

£20, johnlewis.com

Kilner Ceramic Fermentation Set

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Know a budding fermentation fan? Help them preserve and pickle their way to the top with this beautiful ceramic fermenting pot.

£49.96, hartsofstur.com

Sage Smoking Gun

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Easily infuse food and drink with fresh smoke flavours with this simple to use smoking gun.

£79.95, sageappliances.com

Hampers

World Salt Selection

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Not all salts are created equal – this pack of four salts from around the world shows off different tastes and textures for the more curious home cook.

£22.95, souschef.co.uk

The Ultimate Rude Health Gift Hamper

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All the dairy-alternative drinks, cereals, oats and Rude Health merch you could ever want – perfect for the health-conscious breakfast lover in your life.

£40, rudehealth.com

Belazu Luxury Hamper

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A selection of Belazu’s most luxurious products, including vinegars, preserves, oils, condiments and spices. A must for anyone who’s a fan of flavour!

£72, belazu.com

Peter's Yard Original Crispbreads with Serving Stand

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Add a little style to your next cheeseboard with this neat little stand stacked with ringed sourdough crispbreads.

£20, petersyard.com

Pump Street Library of Bars

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From one of the UK’s finest chocolatiers, this pack of ten top-quality chocolate bars takes the taster on a journey around the world’s finest cacao plantations.

£60, pumpstreetchocolate.com

Ingredients and food

Banyuls Vinegar

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A very special red wine vinegar that’s jam-packed with berry fruit flavours and a deep complexity.

£12, vinegarshed.com

Colatura di Alici

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One of the finest products to come from the Amalfi Coast, this anchovy sauce is revered for its umami-rich flavour.

£21.95, amazon.co.uk

Smith & Sinclair Alcoholic Gin Gummies

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Certainly not for kids – these alcoholic gin sweets pack a punch at 7% ABV!

£15, smithandsinclair.com

Carapelli Olive Oils

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These blended olive oils from Tuscany are the best and most versatile around – perfect for those with a love for Mediterranean cooking.

From £6.50, ocado.com

Eat Grub Edible Insect Starter Pack

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Insects are set to play a big part in our culinary future. This starter pack is a great way to get to grips with the idea – or just to creep out the rest of the family.

£27.99, eatgrub.co.uk

Homewares

RW2 Bright Dessert Spoon

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The perfect spoon for eating with or creating rochers of ice cream and purées for restaurant-level presentation.

£6, robertwelch.com

Deeka Storage Jar

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These handblown glass jars come complete with hand-turned mango wood tops, resulting in a seriously elegant finish.

£29.95, nkuku.com

Quail Schnauzer Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Hand-painted ceramic dogs that also happen to season your food – what more could you want?!

£22.40, libertylondon.com

Vindar Magnetic Spice Containers

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Tired of half-open bags of ground spices clogging up your cupboards? These little magnetic spice tins will hang out happily on your fridge, freeing up room for other essentials.

£18.99, amazon.co.uk

Artichoke Serving Platter

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This enormous, glossy serving platter from Bordallo Pinheiro makes a perfect centrepiece for the table.

£54, amara.com

Classes, gift vouchers and subscriptions

Dusty Knuckle Baking Lessons

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Give the gift of knowledge with one of these incredible classes from London’s best bakery, covering everything from bread and pastry to fermentation and pasta.

From £70, thedustyknuckle.com

Northcote Cookery School Courses

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Learn from the masters in one of Lancashire’s most respected restaurant kitchens, covering a wide array of topics.

Various prices, northcote.com

Sous Chef Gift Vouchers

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One of our favourite websites for stocking up on weird and wonderful ingredients, kitchen kit and cookbooks from around the world.

From £10, souschef.co.uk

Cure and Simple Bacon Subscription

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Artisanal bacon posted through the letterbox weekly, fortnightly or monthly? Where do we sign?

From £4.95, cureandsimple.com

Pong Cheese Subscription

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Perfect for the fromage-obsessed, this monthly box contains four specially selected cheeses from around the world.

From £22 per month, pongcheese.co.uk

Miscellaneous

The Big Vegan Cheese Making Kit

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Delve into the world of dairy-free cheese and make everything from cashew-based mozzarella to almond milk feta.

£27.50, bigcheesemakingkit.com

Great British Chefs Cookbook

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Our best-selling cookbook is still helping home cooks up their culinary game – the perfect tome for those who love nothing more than cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

£25, greatbritishchefs.com

Are We Having Pancakes? T-Shirt

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The eternal question.

£22, jimbobart.com

Japanese Micro Herb Growing Set

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Lots of Japanese micro herbs are near impossible to find in the UK; growing your own solves that problem (green fingers not included).

£19.95, souschef.co.uk

Fish poster

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Remind yourself, and your friends, of the health benefits of oily ‘fisch’ with this German illustrated poster.

£6.95, juniqe.co.uk

Blow the budget

Savernake Classic Chef’s Knife

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Savernake knives are a great blend of durability and razor-sharp precision – use the code GBCSAVERNAKE to get one for just £300.

£300, savernakeknives.co.uk

Coravin Model One Wine System

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This revolutionary piece of kit means you can enjoy a glass of wine from a bottle without it spoiling, so you can enjoy the rest of it days, weeks or months later.

£199, coravin.co.uk

The Small Konro Grill

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These little Japanese barbecues are a favourite with top chefs, transforming meat, fish and vegetables into smoky delicacies.

£299, sousvidetools.com

Marcato Otello Copper Pasta Maker

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You can get a good pasta maker for less, but not one that looks as beautiful as this on your kitchen counter. Plus, it’s one of just 2,000 ever made!

£190, boroughkitchen.com

Witloft Leather Knife Roll

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There’s no better way to protect your knives (and yourself) than a quality leather roll. This one is as chic as they come, and you can personalise it with the recipient’s name.

£230, witloft.com

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