12 Joy-Giving Gifts For the Cook in Your Life

15th November 2021

Christmas shopping for a someone who likes to cook? It’s unlike most gift shopping you’ll do this season. Jars of seasoning, and quirky kitchens tools are entirely appropriate (and welcomed!).

Cooks get very excited by things like a 1.4kg tub of Maldon Sea Salt. Equally so, bottles of marinades, new chopping boards, or Ottolenghi-approved seed spices.

If this all seems confusing or strange, we’re here to help. The following 12 items are not only delicious and inspiring to cooks – they’re also very thoughtful (bonus points to you). 

And they all drop easily into your weekly Farmdrop basket! Head to our Instagram and tell us what you’ll be shopping for. 


THE COOK’S ESSENTIAL

Maldon Salt Company

Maldon Sea Salt Tub

Maldon sea salt flakes are loved (is that too strong a word? No!) by chefs and shoppers the world over. This 1.4kg tub goes beyond any cook’s saline requirements.


SPICES FOR EVERYDAY

Rooted Spices

Essentials Spice Gift Trio

A lovely gift for the spice connoisseur. This pack includes two mainstays of your spice rack, plus a Daal Blend to inspire the flexing of culinary muscles.


A TRUSTY BOARD

Hampson Woods

Kitchen Prep Board in Ash

Produced in Cumbria, these boards are made for chopping. The curved end was designed for ingredients to drop neatly into your pan.


A FLAVOUR SENSATION 
 

Nojo Playful Gift Pack

Truly, a gift of flavour! This trio of sauces includes Orange Poke Sauce, Tahini Noodle Sauce and Yuzu Salad Sauce. They’re made for drizzling, marinading and dressing. 


CHEESEBOARD READY

Rubies in the Rubble

Rubies in the Rubble Relish Gift Set

A selection of our most popular relishes – perfect addition to your Christmas cheese board, or a lovely gift for the relish lovers amongst us!



FOR THE KITCHEN

Falcon Enamelware

2 Pint Measuring Jug

Complete with a measuring decal on the inside, the 2 pint jug is the perfect addition to a cook’s kitchen. 2 pint jugs are 17 cm tall and hold 1137 ml.



ELEVATE THEIR OIL

Brindisa

Brindisa Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The extra virgin oli from 100% Arbequina olives is sweet and grassy with hints of green tomato and a lightly peppery aftertaste.


SHARPEN THEIR GAME

JosephJoseph

Elevate 5-piece Knife Set with Bamboo Block

Each tool or knife in the range has an innovative handle with an integrated tool rest, ensuring that the head or blade is always raised off the work surface, when placed down.


SPECIAL SALT

Dorset Sea Salt

Oak Smoked Dorset Sea Salt

These sea salt flakes are deftly smoked to impart another dimension to food. Fancy!


SOME LIKE IT HOT

Sauce Shop

Hot Sauce Challenge Set

Ranging from completely manageable to downright unreasonably hot – this hot sauce set is for the BBQ-loving, spice savouring cook. 


WILD FOR PICKLES

Forager

Wild Pickle Hamper

This limited edition selection of wild pickles are the perfect accompaniment to shared plates, cheeseboards, and brunches.


SENSATIONAL SEEDS

Ottolenghi Pantry

The Seed Spice Collection

These seeds add delicate and unique flavour to your favourite Ottolenghi dishes. Annatto Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds, Black Mustard Seeds, Nigella Seeds are all wonderful additions to any spice rack.

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