We all know that one person. They’re at every early Sunday morning farmers market sourcing the best street food, or can be found in a fine dining restaurant on a Friday evening. Unannounced, they will roll off a series of facts and tasting notes on the wine you may be drinking, or they are plating up any number of delicious dishes – of which took hours to prepare. These people are both a blessing and a curse. With obnoxiously, well-developed taste when it comes to quality cookware and barware, its important to nail gift giving, this season.
With just over three weeks until Christmas, it is well and truly the time to start ticking off the wish list – stress-free of course. So whether your significant other, family member or friend are a proud, self-confessed foodie we have the gift worthy pieces for you.
better in [mr] black
What is the pinnacle of all cocktails? If you’re asking us, it’d have to be the espresso martini and this season if you’re looking to pimp the classic recipe, Mr. Black is providing the goods. From humble beginnings, Mr Black has grown to encompass a collective of roasters, distillers, baristas and fanatics, preaching the virtues of coffee after dark. And their latest concoction blend the very best of all worlds. Introducing the Single Origin. In a bid to support small-scale business, the men behind Mr Black have looked to Colombia for the first iteration with balanced notes of figs, chocolate, and dark berries.
Mr Black Single Origin 700 ml / $75 AUD SHOP NOW
A MESSAGE FROM SNOOP DOGG
Fun fact: Snoop Dogg knows how to cook. No, it may not be tuna ceviche or a creamy burrata salad, but it is delectable. For the foodie who may be looking to broaden their horizons – so to speak – they can learn to cook like the legend himself, with recipes for baked mac & cheese or filet mignon.
From Crook to Cook – Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen / $45 AUD SHOP NOW
If in doubt, crystal wear will always have a place in a foodie’s collection so why not look to the pinnacle of quality with Tiffany & Co. this Christmas. With an extensive collection of luxury barware, you can’t go past this Diamond Point Conical Decanter, which will surely take pride position in any home bar.
Tiffany & Co Diamond Point Conical Decanter / $395 AUD SHOP NOW
NAUGHTY AND NICE
We all know someone who deserves a lump of coal in their sack this Christmas. Well, now you can have the best of both worlds. It’s the most rum-derful time of the year, and The Kraken Black Spiced Rum has recruited Australia’s very own Sleigh-er of Sweets, Katherine Sabbath, to create a devilish dessert for the darkest of souls this Christmas. The deliciously- dark ‘edible coal’ comes in the form of a chocolate-coated honeycomb creation, infused with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum to form the perfect stocking filler. The blackened bites are available exclusively via social media.
To get your hands on The Kraken’s Christmas Coal baked by Katherine Sabbath keep one eye open for the 12 days of Christmas social giveaway and nominate a friend who is not-so-deserving. The beast will be giving hunters the chance to get their hands on the deliciously-dark ‘edible coal’ via Facebook @TheKrakenRumAU.
And if you want your hands on the rum too?
The Kraken Black Spiced Rum / $65 AUD SHOP NOW
yOU’VE BEEN SERVED
Know a hostess with mostess? You will now, thanks to Dinosaur Designs wide range of resin servers, dishes and more. Our favourite? The resin stone servers in tortoiseshell, but there are so many colours to suit any kitchen aesthetic.
Dinosaur Designs Resin Stone Servers in Tortoiseshell / $125 AUD SHOP NOW
a real thirst quencher
This is for the person with literally everything – even a soda stream – because this year, the kitchen fanatic or homemaker can upgrade the way you drink water. And you’ll be saving on plastic at the same time, bonus.
AARKE Sparkling Water Maker / $299 AUD SHOP NOW
THE GREAT BAKE-OFF
When it comes to cooking, it is hard to go past cast iron essentials. That’s why Le Creuset has become the go-to for quality, good looking cookware. For the dubbed chef of the group, go all-out with a casserole dish or pan. And for a smaller act of gifting, the French brand also offer smaller accessories such as salt and pepper shakers and mugs.
Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Oval Casserole Dish / $429 AUD SHOP NOW
This is for the serious wine drinker. The person who owns their own cellar or the person in the ‘too-hard’ basket. If they’re a red fanatic why not splash out on the Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz, vintage 2017. With its striking deep purple hue, amazingly intense red and black fruits combine with spice to create a beautiful and complex aroma. The powerful fruits come to the fore, with perfect acid and tannin balance providing an exhilarating intensity and length.
Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz 2017 / $250 AUD SHOP NOW
In Australia, Christmas not only means seasonal festivities, but the beginning of the summer season. It’s true what they say, we do love a drink but we also love accompanying cheese. So why not impress the usual host with a cheese board to elevate any occasion.
UNTIL Cheeseporn Cheeseboard / $69 AUD SHOP NOW
Hey big spender
Ok, ok, we know, a Dolce & Gabbana mixer is a little excessive but for the big spender why not go all out.
SMEG SMF03DGAU Dolce & Gabbana Stand Mixer / $1,899 AUD SHOP NOW