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the ultimate foodie gift list

24th November 2017 by Sophie

If you're looking for just the right gift for a foodie friend this Black Friday, chances are something from our taste experts' wish list will do the trick!

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Trio peeler set

I use these peelers almost everyday. The orange blade cuts your veggies into thin strips julienne-style which I use to make courgetti or to peel carrots for a salad, the green blade de-skins soft fruits like kiwis and plums, removing very little flesh and the red blade is double edged, so if you move it back and forth on your vegetables then it peels the veggies into a long continuous strip which I use for making cucumber strips for salads.

This gadget is perfect for getting more creative with vegetable textures and shapes and making courgetti pasta if you don’t have the space for an all singing all dancing spiralizer!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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spice rub selection box

Whether reinventing an existing dish or creating something new, these tasty rubs are the perfect addition to any larder.

You can:- Rub, Sprinkle, Crumb, Baste, Marinade, Glaze and much more, the possibilties are endless!

Perfect foodie gift nailed...

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garlic crusher 3

pro garlic crusher

I’m asking for a big chunky pestle and mortar and this amazing garlic crusher. It’s so quick to use and super easy to clean.

Holly, graze taste expert

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lunch box 4

lunch box

I’m asking for this lunchbox, it has different compartments so you can put your dressing in a separate container and dress your salad just before you eat it.

Jess, graze nutritionist

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Gin distillery tour

If your giftee loves gin then a tour of the Sipsmith gin distillery with tutored gin tasting will be right up their street.

Join us for a tour of the Distillery or for our Sipper Club with a complementary tutored tasting, to learn about London’s chequered gin-soaked past, see our stills at work and enjoy a tutored tasting of our rather sippable spirits.

book a tour here
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kitchenaid mixer

Something at the top of my Christmas list is a KitchenAid mixer. They really speed up the baking process and they look great in your kitchen too.

Bobby, graze taste expert

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carrot stick dipper

What foodie doesn't like hummus? Well this Christmas you can gift your foodie friend with the miracle of dipping on-the-go. Plus, you know, it looks like a carrot.

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Pressure cooker

This is on my list for Santa this year! Recipes with beans and pulses are so good for you and can spruce up a salad and add warmth to it to make it into a winter salad or they can form the base of soups and stews!

To do this quickly, from scratch, requires a pressure cooker… unless you have a lot of time on your hands (!) as it allows you to make a week’s supply of legumes in under half an hour.

Jess, graze nutritionist

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chorizo kit 9

Chorizo sausage making kit

Believe or not, some people really do want to know how the sausage is made - especially the dedicated foodie! Present them with this fun do it yourself chorizo making kit and watch their face light up!

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You know you’re turning into a foodie and health lover when you’re asking for a steamer for Christmas! This any pot steamer allows you to add your veggies to a simmering saucepan of water and steam your veggies gently, which ensures more nutrients are maintained. They’re amazingly easy to use and you can be boiling something else in the saucepan at the same time so it’s a great hob space saver!

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cake tester 11

cake tester

I want a standard stainless steel cake tester this Christmas. It’s a must-have for any home baker. And a great stocking stuffer!

Ben, graze ingredient hunter

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Hand blender

Hand blenders allow you to quickly mix up homemade pestos, sauces, finely chop your herbs and give soups a final zap to give them a smoother consistency.

They’re a very handy gadget to have in your kitchen, especially if you get that comes with a separate compartment, commonly called a “chopper”, to allow you to chop herbs and onions without food flying everywhere!

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school of wok voucher 13

School of wok cooking course

The no-brainer! A gift voucher for a choice of any one of the popular 3 hours classes from school of wok. Choose from Thai, Dim Sum and more. Whether your foodie is a complete beginner or an aspiring wok star, they’ll love these fun and practical 3 hour or full day classes.

buy a voucher here
hot chocolate pan 14

Teflon free pans

The chemical PFOA, also known as Teflon is used to make many non stick pans but it is highly carcinogenic and is also linked to thyroid & fertility problems. If you’re spending a lot of time and effort making sure what you put into your mouth is healthy and free of nasties then investing in a good set of clean cookware is super important to ensure you don’t get chemicals or metals leaching off your pans and into your food.

Le Creuset and Pyrex dishes are my favourites. Pyrex dishes are affordable and durable but anything Le Creuset will be a lifelong kitchen friend so worth the investment, and they come in all sorts of lovely colours so they’ll look pretty in your kitchen!

Jess, graze nutritionist

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London Gastrotours

Give them a tasty tour of Portobello, Borough Market, Covent Garden, Marylebone, South Kensington or Notting Hill, from cook and food writer Celia Brooks.

check them out here
planter box 16

kitchen planter box

Give your foodie friend the gift of a garden this Christmas with a kitchen planter box. You can buy them in any homeware store or online - or you can go the extra mile and make one yourself!

make it yourself
kimchee 17

kimchee kit

Make kimchi at home easily, in just a week! The instructions are completely foolproof, mess free and suitable for total beginners. It would be a great gift for any foodie who is always ahead of the latest trends.

The kit is hand made using authentic ingredients imported from South Korea, and 100% vegetarian and vegan.

order it here
baking set 18

personalised baking set

If you know someone who loves to bake, this is the perfect thoughtful foodie gift. Also available in kid-friendly sizes!

order it here
ellie graze box 19

graze box subscription

With a graze subscription you’ll giving your foodie friend regular access to all the latest creations from our kitchen, or you can send a one-off box for a tastier alternative to a Christmas card.


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By Sophie, graze blogger.

Sophie is our London-based blogger, queen of content and all things writing at graze HQ! She loves working with the taste expert team to bring their recipes out into the world.

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