Without a doubt, Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year. Not only is the supermarket bursting with gorgeous Summer stone fruits and it's socially acceptable to eat three plates of food at every meal, but it means lots of presents are in sight. Whether you're looking forward to being spoiled yourself, or want to shower your loved ones with gifts, this guide will help you plan your shopping (and wish!) list.
This one is a definite for the coffee-fiend in your life. The Torino Espresso Coffee Machine by Sunbeam is the perfect fusion of superior design and engineering, and it's going to bring that retro Italian flair straight in to your home.
The thermoblock heating technology also means that the water heats much faster than a boiler.
Barista-quality coffee right in your own kitchen!
There are few people don't love receiving a new cookbook. Whether you'll head straight to kitchen to test out the lasagne recipe on page 23, or are happy just flipping through the drool-worthy images, these are the perfect gift for most people! We love anything by The Australian Women's Weekly Cookbooks. Some of their awesome new titles include Traditional/Modern Christmas, Summer Party and Made From Scratch.
The only thing better than a bouquet of flowers is a bouquet of chocolates! Check out these seriously impressive arrangements from Tastebuds, which you can customise with some of your childhood favourites, as well as some high-end sweet treats! Definitely a gift with a difference.
A tea-lover's dream
How pretty is this gift set for tea-lovers? Including a gorgeous teapot for one, a teacup and infuser, as well as three different teas, this T2 pack is the perfect Christmas gift!
A bottle of something fizzy is always gladly received around Christmas time, and Yellowglen have beautifully packaged drinks that will look as good as they taste. Our favourite at the moment is Peacock Lane by Samantha Wills, where 'decadence and beauty converge', and which is perfect for making Christmas sparkle!
If you’re learning to cook, learn from the best. Australia's first Masterchef Julie Goodwin runs a slew of classes, from mastering the perfect roast dinner to making pasta from scratch. She also holds fantastic lessons for kids and teenagers, too. You can grab a voucher from the website here.
Something special for everyday
When it comes to kitchenware, you really can’t go wrong with Le Creuset. After 90 years in the business, they still know how to produce classically stylish pieces that will last forever. These salt and pepper mills come in a variety of colours, and will look fantastic on any dining table.
This gorgeous hamper is the answer to all your present-giving problems. Gourmet Traveller has put together a beautiful selection of premium tipples, delicious snacks and carefully chosen accompaniments that are guaranteed to delight your loved ones.
This tea set by Maxwell & Williams definitely brings a touch of luxury to the table. Featuring a teapot, cups and saucers, mugs, a sugar bowl, creamer pot, and cake plates, the set is available in white, blue and rosy pink. And for that extra splash of decadence, details on each piece are hand painted with gold.
Grilling on the go
Just because you’re on the move doesn’t mean you need to leave your BBQ behind. The Smokey Joe is a mini version of the infamous Weber kettle, and is perfect for travelling. It’s also a great gift for first-time grillers, and its cute little size will fit perfectly in even the smallest of gardens.
Gourmet food sets
This pretty present is a great selection of tasty extras- really good quality sauces, beautifully infused vinegars and delicious jams and preserves. Our favourite is the Garlic inspired gift pack, a lovely package of foodie gifts that will add something special to any dish.