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Wives and Girlfriends
If you love it when she bakes, give her this lovely bright polka dot 1 ltr measuring jug from the venerable Spode company. It’s made of stoneware and is safe to go in the oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher, so it makes her life easier when she’s whipping up something delicious. We’re showing the red one, but it comes in black, pale blue and pretty green too. £12.00.
She’s a brilliant hostess who really knows how to make people feel welcomed. This black acrylic wine or champagne bowl bucket holds up to three bottles of whatever it is she wants to chill so there’s always another bottle ready when this one runs out. It’s great-looking — just like she is — and professional quality. Give it to her filled with fizz or flowers. £39.00.
Alessi design house has been producing absolutely breathtaking things for the home for decades and this Alessi La Stanza dello Scirocco fruit bowl is another winner. It’s made of polished stainless steel with plenty of airspace so your fruit won’t go sad. And it’s certainly pretty enough that it could be a centrepiece even without anything in it. She has great taste. £34.00.
Help her get her five-a-day with this superb Russell Hobbs Marco Pierre White Citrus Juicer. It’s gotten top marks from absolutely everyone who has used it — seriously, all five-star reports on Amazon — both for its powerful motor, interchangeable cones, and good looks as well as for its ease of use. A piece of kitchen kit that looks great and is a pleasure to use. She’ll thank you every time she juices. List price £44.99, now £20.56.
She’s been wanting to get her hands on Yotam Ottolenghi and now she can. Plenty is the long-awaited follow up to Ottolenghi’s 2008 Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and it’s all about vegetables. Ottolenghi himself isn’t a vegetarian, so his approach is innovative and original. Besides, she’s plenty for you. £12.49.
She’s a brilliant cook who appreciates quality tools. Elevate by Joseph Joseph is a sparky six-piece multicolour set of tools that keeps the business ends of the tools up in the air and away from countertops and unclean surfaces. Very clever! They come in a smart gift box and cost £34.93.
She keeps a natural kitchen, buys from the farmers market or grows her own. She’ll appreciate this pretty,natural potato keeper — so nice it can sit on the countertop within easy reach. £23.95.
Or maybe she loves gadgets that really perform. This Philips Food Processor is like having an extra pair of hands in the kitchen with superior performance, good looks and dishwasher-safe accessories. It may kick her culinary expertise into a whole new level. £342.99.
She’s red hot to you and she loves chocolate. She’ll also love the cosy twosome aspect of this La Cafetiere Hot Chocolate gift set. The ceramic pot is safe to microwave, too. £22.16.