Christmas Gift Guide 2016: 14 gadgets, snacks and tools for food lovers

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

Nothing quite satisfies a food lover like, well, food. And there isn't much better than a well-made biryani and a beautifully turned-out lemon cheesecake.

But Christmas - sadly - come just once a year. Once the food coma subsides and the final mithai and choccies are polished off, desolation and despondency ensue, leaving fans of all things edible with little to look forward to but getting sloshed on New Year’s eve.

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



Smart Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster (₹5,400)

Can one really be considered a foodie if one doesn't love hotdogs? We’re not talking about that deconstructed, wild boar and truffle nonsense, either. No, we mean a proper, mustard ‘n’ onions frankfurter in a cheap bun.

It’s the ultimate in simple pleasures - and this toaster is the only weapon you need to make your own. It’ll even do two at a time, in the unlikely event that you want to eat one and give another away.

Buy the Smart Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster here

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker (₹7,140)

But there’s only so much one can do with a hotdog maker. If you’re looking to be more creative, then this one’s for you – the tiered breakfast maker. Throw in layers of mozzarella, bacon, tomatoes, cold cuts, egg and whatever you can think of. The stuff of our dreams, this.

Buy the Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker here

Godskitchen Vintage Collection Popcorn Maker (₹2,649)

Presentation is key to making food look appetizing, as any food lover worth his salt will tell you. And so what if it’s just popcorn? So what if all you have to do is throw in the kernels and flick on a switch? Why not make it look pretty with this vintage popcorn maker?

Buy the Godskitchen Vintage Collection Popcorn Maker here


This amazing contraception is a butter churner. It allows you to make homemade butter, and look cool while doing so.

Simply place whipping cream into it, turn the handle, and in as little as 10 minutes, voila! You have fresh butter at your disposal.