What should you buy the woman who loves cooking, eating, trying new kitchen gadgets and discovering new flavours? The Sous Chef gift guide for food-loving women is a fantastic selection of presents for ‘her’. And no doubt lots of men would love to receive a few of these as well!
Perhaps your mum would love to bake sourdough for the first time this year? We have the essential starter kit that she'll love! Or does your girlfriend make a mean bowl of ramen? She might like Sous Chef's iconic ramen bowl and recipe set. Spoil your wife, daughter or sister with our fantastic selection of gifts that suit every taste.
For more Christmas gift inspiration, take a look at our guide to Christmas Gifts for Him.
1. Gifts for the woman who loves to bake
The Mosser Glass cake stand in jade is an elegant way to display cakes, cupcakes and pastries. Each stand is one piece of glass – not a plate and stem stuck together – so you can be confident that your cake stand will last for years to come.
Armed with the Sourdough starter kit, you can whip up a beautiful loaf in no time. The set includes the brilliant Sourdough book by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, plus all the equipment you need to start baking straight away.
Beautiful items for the kitchen and dining room
The copper & mango wood water jug effortlessly combines the aesthetics of industrial and natural design. The brushed copper jug comes with a polished lid made from mango wood. It’s not only a stunning kitchen and dining accessory – the copper jug helps to keep your water fresh, too. Pure copper is germicidal, which means it kills any harmful bacteria that might be in your water.
The Japanese ramen bowl set is your shortcut to ramen mastery! The start to perfect ramen is a gorgeous ramen bowl to serve it in, and this set will certainly give you that. Each ramen bowl is imported from Japan, and carefully chosen with the perfect size and shape for ramen. They are dishwasher safe.
The Peugeot Paris natural salt mill is a sophisticated accessory for any kitchen or dining table. The polished beech wood is comfortable to hold and the traditional design works in any environment.
Fun alcohol and cocktail gifts
The shinrin sake set is a stunning gift for sake enthusiasts. The traditional flask and four sake cups are finished in a glossy, forest-green glaze with a stone-coloured base. The shinrin sake set comes in a black presentation box.
It's all about the flavour!
The best of France hamper is a veritable Tour de France, showcasing some of the finest brands of French foods and preserves. From Alsace to Provence, the Basque country to the border of Brittany - discover condiments, preserves and ingredients that celebrate the breadth of regional variety in French cuisine.
Brighten up your kitchen with this medium fruity extra virgin olive oil in a cuttlefish terracotta bottle. The vibrant cuttlefish bring a quirky Mediterranean feel to the bottle, and the olive oil is some of the finest in southern Italy.
All the kit you need to get started with hot and cold smoking - just add meat and coals! There are two main types of smoking: cold and hot. Cold smoking doesn't cook your food but it does bring beautiful flavours, and if smoked for long enough will also help preserve it. Use this cold smoke generator food smoker from ProQ to cold smoke a whole side of salmon, whole pork belly for bacon, cheese or nuts.
Brilliant gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth
When you make the world’s original pralines and have a passion for chocolate, there’s only one thing to do – put them together to make a luxurious chocolate bar. Discover pieces of Mazet de Montargis’ signature pralines in creamy milk chocolate, with a nutty crunch and caramel undertones.
The Lakrids Gold liquorice is a beautiful bauble of premium liquorice, coated in white chocolate and dusted in sparkling gold. This liquorice is lightly flavoured with raspberry, which brings a tartness that works extremely well with the aniseed flavours and sweet chocolate.
Super stylish gifts to brighten up your day
Pop a Filt string bag in red, white & blue in your pocket or handbag and say no to plastic carrier bags. This compact cotton bag is finished in the red, white and blue of the French flag, giving you a touch of je ne sais quois wherever you are.
For the chef who has everything...
This stunning stoneware vinaigrier lets you make your own vinegar at home in as little as 4 weeks. Just add wine or cider, and to speed things up, a little vinegar with the 'mother'. In time, you’ll have a source of homemade vinegar on tap.
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