Gift ideas for a foodie: 6 beautiful & practical design items for the kitchen

A true foodie will always appreciate high-quality cookware and a bit of inspiration. We chose the best holiday gift ideas from Finnish Design Shop that are guaranteed to express good taste – take a look and find your favorite!

Iittala's Sarpaneva cast iron pot and other products by Iittala in a table setting.
Iittala's Sarpaneva cast iron pot features a beautifully designed removable handle that can be used to either lift the whole pot or just the lid. The gorgeous brass luminaire is A330S by Artek.

Iittala: Sarpaneva cast iron pot

Iittala's Sarpaneva cast iron pot is an unparalleled kitchen classic. Designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1960 the cast iron pot cooks your meals tenderly both on the stove and in the oven and its elegant, minimalistic design language looks pretty smoldering as well.

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Section cutting boards and serving bowl by Form & Refine.
The Section cutting boards designed by Herman Studio carry a natural, bare feel. The collection also features a beautiful wooden serving bowl.

Form & Refine: Section cutting board

The Section cutting board by Form & Refine is designed for both chopping and serving. Functional details add character to the warm and natural look of the cutting board: the other side of the board is slightly concave to enable serving and the sharp edge at the bottom allows the board to stand upright.

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A product image of Marimekko's Tiiliskivi apron in linen and red,
Marimekko's Tiiliskivi apron can be effortlessly adjusted due to the neckband's snap buttons and the tie straps.

Marimekko: Tiiliskivi apron

A proper apron is the best friend of a passionate domestic chef. Marimekko's Tiiliskivi apron is adorned with an iconic grid pattern designed by Armi Ratia in 1952. Perfect the minimalist mood of the kitchen and dining room with a Pieni Tiiliskivi oven mitten and table runner.

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Skagerak's Norr condiment stand filled with condiments.
Skagerak's Norr condiment stand designed by Ditte Buus Nielsen is a versatile piece that can also be used for example as an elegant stand for jewellery or for organizing office supplies.

Skagerak: Norr condiment stand

Skagerak's Norr condiment stand keeps spices and condiments in order and at your reach while cooking. The practical and beautiful brass handle makes it easy to move the stylish tray around from the kitchen to the table and back again.

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All kitchen utensils

The Kinfolk table: Recipes for small gatherings book by Artisan Books publishing.
The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for small gatherings book features a variety of recipes from tiny turkey avocado sliders to spicy shrimp ceviche.

Artisan Books: The Kinfolk Table

Lifestyle magazine Kinfolk has gathered a mouth-watering compilation of ideas and creations from both professional chefs and domestic cooks alike. The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for small gatherings book serves as a source of endless inspiration whether you're in the mood for something quick and easy or planning to prepare a proper feast.

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Products from Iittala's Ultima Thule range.
Iittala's Ultima Thule collection gets its unique, organic expression from a so-called ice glass technique where molten glass burns a pattern on a wooden mould.

Iittala: Ultima Thule collection

A meticulously prepared dinner deserves a worthy setting. Iittala's iconic Ultima Thule collection designed by Tapio Wirkkala looks as fresh and inviting today as it did decades ago, and is guaranteed to make every meal a bit more elegant.

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More gift ideas:

Lapuan Kankurit
Terva towel
Marbled teapot
Normann Copenhagen
Craft mortar and pestle
Collar coffee grinder
Eva Solo
Saana ja Olli
Onnenmaa oven mitten
Bottle Grinder
Siena tray

See also:

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Text: Mira Ahola Images: Manufacturers

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