What to buy the food-lover in your life for Christmas

Article by Homes to Love

We’ve rounded up some sublime gift ideas for food lovers. From barbecues to books, it’s never been easier to impress your family and friends with your gift-giving prowess


The Forager

Malle W. Trousseau Oyster Tools Set (includes leather hand guard), $119.90, from Corso De’ Fiori; water bottle with lid by Menu, $105, from Mildred & Co; Citta Design rattan coaster set, $39.90, from Corso De’ Fiori; Mavis + Osborne Bento bags, $19 each, from The Market NZ; My Garden Kitchen by Unna Burch, $45, New Holland; The Thrifty Forager by Alys Fowler, $45, Kyle Books; Check weave natural oval basket, $82, from May Time; Gracie Eco linen table coth in Taupe, $262, from May Time; Citta Design wooden mortar and pestle, $29, from Mildred & Co; Japanese copper tea strainer, $115 small, from Everyday Needs; Tumbleweed Tees tea towels, $20 each, from The Market NZ; Green marble board, $31.20 small, from May Time; Le Fidele Canif knife, $69. from Tessuti; Les Légumes Napkins, $98 per set, from Tessuti.


The Entertainer

Carafe, set of four $276, from May Time; Citta Design Gava dish, $109 large, from Corso De’ Fiori; Gold and black candlesticks, $34 medium, $39 large, from For Keeps; Black and gold marble-print plates, set of two $44.95, from Me & My Trend; NOPI: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully, $70, Penguin Random House NZ; Egizia Chandi vodka glasses, $58.50 per pair, from Corso De’ Fiori; Gold wire menu holder, $64, from Me & My Trend; Brass rectangle tray, $79, from Me & My Trend; Broste gold cutlery 16-piece boxed set, $358, from May Time; Sabre cutlery bread knife, $36.90, and tart server, $24.90, from Corso De’ Fiori; French Country Collections Pedro Elegant carafe with stopper, $175, from Un Deux Trois; Malle W. Trousseau pot stand (comes with soap steel), $59.90, from Corso De’ Fiori.


The Wine Critic

Good Things to Drink by Ryan Chetiyawardana, $45, Quarto Group UK; Ardbeg Escape pack (includes two glasses), $97.99, from leading liquor retailers; Gin: The Art and Craft of the Artisan Revival by Aaron Knoll, $55, Aurum Press; Alpha Domus 2011, $49.90,; LSA Lulu assorted champagne flute set, $179.99, from Stevens; Akarua ‘The Siren’ 2013 Pinot Noir, $100,; The Ned 2015 Pinot Rosé, $17.99,; Veritas glass, set of two $129.90, from Riedel; Inedit Damm beer, available from select restaurants; Vin Bouquet cocktail shaker set, $99.99, from Stevens; Christmas case of six assorted bottles, $169, from WineFriend; Double Barrel Reposado tequila, $139.99, from Super Liquor.


The Baker

Mavis + Osborne Frenchie apron, $125, from The Market NZ; Wooden spoon, $6.50, from Everyday Needs; Laguiole bread knife, $46, from Tessuti; Claybird Ceramics nesting bowls, $115, from The Market NZ; Prices Candle in ‘Open Window’, $18.50, from Tessuti; The Caker by Jordan Rondel, $49.99, Beatnik Publishing; House Doctor beechwood whisk, $19, from Mildred & Co; Bonnie Goods artisan oat biscuits in four flavours 180g, $7.50, from selected stockists; Ceramic bowls gift box, set of three $358, from May Time; The Cook and Baker by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa, $55, Murdoch Books; Planet Cake: Lover and Friendship by Paris Cutler, $45, Murdoch Books; Rachel Scott ‘Paraoa Moana’ bread,; Artek Siena oven mitt, $32.50, from Corso De’ Fiori.

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