18 long-lasting gifts for foodies
We’re of the opinion that kitchen gifts perfectly blend practicality with the notion of treating someone. Not everyone would splash out on a really high-quality kitchen item for themselves, but when given as a gift, good kitchenware makes everyday cooking that bit more enjoyable.
Check out this shortlist of our absolute favourite gifts for home cooks and foodies. From aprons to knives to juicers, we’ve got a long-lasting item for everyone.
Do you know someone who loves cooking with spice? Available in a small or large size, these Swedish-made grinders are a fantastic way to pulverise whole spices, such as coriander seeds, pepper or star anise (pre-toasted or not). The heft of the cast iron makes short work of grinding them to a powder.
Do you know an avid baker? Treat them to this hand mixer by Dualit. With a 400W motor and four speed settings, it's not only a versatile multi-tasker for any baker, but designed to be repaired too, with spare parts and troubleshooting support available.
What better gift for a foodie than a pan they’ll have for the rest of their lives? These pans by Solidteknics are made from one seamless piece of iron, and offer incredible performance and durability. The more you cook with them, the better the natural non-stick gets. And to top it all off, each one comes with a multi-century warranty.
Long before they started making cars, Peugeot have been manufacturing iconic pepper mills in their French factory since 1874. Do you know someone who always has a disposable plastic pepper grinder by the stove? Based on traditional Chinese teapot designs, the Bali Fonte cast iron pepper mill has a lifetime guarantee on the grinding mechanism, so they’ll never have to buy another.
Representing the best of British knifemaking, our range of Forest & Forge knives are crafted from top-quality steel and a range of native Yorkshire hardwoods. From cherrywood paring knives to olive ash chef’s knives, each one is unique. All made to last in Sheffield, and carrying a lifetime guarantee.
In a stunning cobalt blue, this unique cafetiere by Denby has been made in Derbyshire using high-quality, locally-sourced clay. All Denby ceramic is stoneware - meaning it has been fired at an extra high temperature - making it incredibly chip and break resistant. They’re also the first UK tableware manufacturer to claim zero process waste to landfill (saving 600 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year).
There’s nothing like making espresso to feel like you’ve truly taken the barista experience home. But espresso machines can be seriously bulky, loud pieces of equipment. Our ROK Manual Espresso Maker is small and silent, using no electricity (so it can be taken anywhere) - whilst creating true barista-quality espresso. We’ve also discounted the ROK in the sleek black colourway by £10.
In an elegant traditional design, this cast iron trivet protects work surfaces from hot pans in style. Made in Skeppshult, Sweden, in the last remaining foundry in Scandinavia producing cast iron cookware. Sure to be a future heirloom, with a 25 year guarantee.
Handcrafted in Cornwall by a husband and wife team, these stunning chopping boards make beautiful gifts. Working with responsibly-sourced hardwoods from FSC forests or waste offcuts, each one is made up of a multitude of perfectly-cut blocks. By creating this ‘end grain’ surface, the board absorbs knife cuts, without blunting your blade.
What better present for an avid cook than an apron that’s both practical and stylish? British apron specialists Risdon & Risdon craft theirs from colourful cotton canvas or cool denim, trimmed in leather or cork. Enduring quality and style, with a lifetime guarantee for extra peace of mind.
If you’re looking for a super-practical gift, this silver anodised roasting tray is a game changer. Lightweight yet highly robust, it has an aluminium core for excellent heat distribution, and a tough anodised coating that will never blister or peel. Say goodbye to flaky non-stick, and hello to British-made excellence.
For an extra special gift, our Magimix food processors represent quality, simplicity and true long-term value. Each one is still made in Burgundy, France, and is meticulously checked and tested by a human before being sent out. Carrying a 30 year motor guarantee and 3 year parts guarantee, it’s a multifunctional 6-in-1 kitchen workhorse.
Made using iron recovered from Samuel Groves’ own manufacturing waste, these versatile pans make fantastic gifts for foodies - with a story! This range is also the only cast iron cookware still made in the UK. Cook on any heat source, in the oven or over an open fire.
With a seamless design that’s stronger, more hygienic and easier to clean, give the gift of a Füri knife. It’s sure to become their favourite everyday kitchen blade. Designed by the same engineer behind our Solidteknics seamless iron pans, these knives carry a 25 year guarantee that we love. And, keep chopping for longer in comfort, with a patented wedge-shaped handle that fits perfectly in the hand.
Practical and versatile, our Falcon enamel products represent traditional designs that are ready to last a lifetime. They’re made from heavy-gauge steel, double-coated with a porcelain enamel. From classic pie dishes to utilitarian dinner plates, these versatile pieces are great for picnics, hiking or everyday use at home.
Coffee lovers will love making the switch to hand grinding. Freshly-ground beans are a surefire way to achieve more flavourful coffee, and hand grinders are both extremely satisfying to use, and can last a lifetime. This Peugeot grinder has an adjustable coarseness setting, with an ultra-durable mechanism that’s guaranteed for life.
The Juice Expert 3 makes a truly special gift. This compact, versatile juicer can make all sorts of juices, smoothies and plant-based milks with ease. Made in France by Magimix, it carries an exceptional 30 year motor guarantee and a 3 year parts guarantee.
Still unsure of the right gift? Don’t leave it to chance - our Gift for Life card lets your loved one choose a lifelong item they actually need. Read our article all about why we think gift cards are underrated.