Christmas Gift Guide 2015: 15 gadgets, snacks and tools for food lovers

Tuck in your bib and pick up a fork: it's festive feeding time

Christmas Gift Guide 2015: 15 gadgets, snacks and tools for food lovers

Nothing quite satisfies a food lover like, well, food. And there isn't much better than a tasty Turkey and a corker of a Christmas pud.

But Christmas - sadly - comes just once a year. Once the food coma subsides and the final choccies are polished off, desolation and despondency ensue, leaving fans of all things edible with little to look forward to but Boxing Day leftovers.

That's why we've compiled this list of the best gifts for those with an insatiable appetite - and it's delicious.

Cosmic Diner collection (from US$32)

Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers

They say that the best inspiration comes from a perfect plate of pizza, and there’s no better way to take that margherita magic out of this world than scooping slices from these Italian-designed galactic party plates.

Like the best space-inspired tech, these are microwave and dishwasher safe, and you’ll be hard pushed to find prettier porcelain platters. From everyone’s lunar love to the would-be planet Pluto, now you can see the whole of space every time you sit down to supper.

Buy the Cosmic Diner collection here

The Chadwick Oven (£385)

Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers

If you know someone who makes their own pizza, this kitchen UFO is the gadget of their cheesy dreams.

Proper, puffy pizza with a nice crispy base requires air temperatures 200 degrees higher than the maximum burn on a regular household oven. Thanks to some crafty engineering, the air inside the Chadwick Oven can reach 500°C after 10 minutes on the hob, meaning it’ll cook a pizza in about three minutes - and cook it properly.

Buy The Chadwick Oven here

Hot Sauce Club (from £15)

Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers

We all know that certain someone with an inexplicable penchant for the hot stuff. From fiery chilis to super hot sauce, they’re not happy unless they’re grimacing, sweating and regretting their diet decisions.

What better gift then (apart from a vat of creamy dairy) than a Hot Sauce Club sub: with new drizzles delivered monthly or quarterly, all of which are selected for their flavour from UK manufacturers, your burning buddy can embrace the buzz that only the hottest, tastiest toppings can deliver.

Buy a Hot Sauce Club subscription here

Aircraft Aluminium Rolling Pin (£40)

Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers

Oh, aluminium. That most beautiful of materials can bring smooth sophistication to just about any object - including rolling pins.

Yep: this Kickstarter-funded roller rod is machined from the aircraft-grade good stuff. Why? Well, not only does it give your cutlery drawer a slice of Michelin Star style, but its supreme heat-conducting skills make for cool culinary creativity, whatever the weather.

Keep your butter brisk and glazing glacial whilst enjoying the laser-engraved look of this super shiny kitchen stick.

Buy Aircraft Aluminium Rolling Pins here

Cucumbo (£12)

Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers

You know how your friend/other half/parent/child/uncle/postman is always complaining that she/he can’t spiral-cut a whole cucumber so that it forms one huge, paper-thin, unbroken strip? CUCUMBO! It's that simple.

Buy Cucumbo here

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