Dezeen's Christmas gift guide 2016: foodies
We've selected 12 perfect gifts for food lovers and cooking enthusiasts in the latest of our series of Christmas gift guides, including a hand-engraved whisky decanter and David Chipperfield-designed crockery.
Georg Jensen collection by Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola contrasts rose-gold and silver finishes in her first collaboration with Danish metalware brand Georg Jensen. The collection includes pitchers, bowls, vases, trays and candle holders, patterned with slender ridges.
Alba whisky decanter by Joe Doucet
This large whisky decanter created by New York designer Joe Doucet is hand engraved with a deconstructed Tartan pattern, and features a marble stopper.
Marble by Daniel Emma for AÃRK
Anyone with a Carrara marble surface in their kitchen will appreciate this understated watch, which boasts a genuine marble dial and contrasting second hand. Created by AÃRK in collaboration with design duo Daniel Emma, each watch is unique, due to the organic nature of the material.
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Tonale tableware by David Chipperfield for Alessi
Architect David Chipperfield first launched this Alessi tableware collection back in 2009, but has recently expanded it to include shades of pastel blue and green. The collection encompasses plates, bowls, cups and beakers.
Brooklyn-based chocolate brand Mast Brothers is offering a variety of different collections for Christmas. Options include the Sea Salt collection, featuring marbled packaging created from natural salts, or the new London collection, decorated with images of the city's architectural landmarks.
Crockery in Black Basalt by Max Lamb for 1882 Ltd
British designer Max Lamb chipped and carved a solid block of plaster using stonemasonry tools to create the moulds for this basalt tableware range. Pieces come in different sizes, from a large jug to a salt and pepper set, so can suit various budgets.
Umami Santoku knife by Per Finne
Norwegian designer Per Finne combined Japanese design traditions with a contemporary Norwegian aesthetic to create this oak-handled knife. It is intended to be flexible enough to be the only knife needed in a home cook's kitchen.
Bikupa by Tingest
Hexagonal holes create a honeycomb-like pattern across the bronze-plated surface of this watch by Alexander Lervik's brand Tingest. The hands are partially revealed beneath the holes, making it easy to time how long food's been in the oven for.
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Nut Hammer, Nut Cracker by Roger Arquer for Menu
It's still possible to get hold of this nutcracker that Roger Arquer designed for Danish brand Menu back in 2014. Made up of three parts – an ash wood handle, a cast iron mallet and a silicone cap – it is used like a hammer to crack open nuts.
This carafe by British designer Sebastian Bergne is shaped to look like an oversized droplet of water. It comes with a black or white disc lid that doubles as a coaster.
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Othr 3d printed tea set by Alissia Melka-Teichroew
This tea set by New York designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew features a cup and saucer 3D-printed in porcelain, as well as a perforated sugar spoon in either polished silver or 14-karat gold plating.
Swiss studio Big-Game designed this table-friendly version of the classic folding knife by French manufacturer Opinel, first created in 1890 for hunters, fishers and campers.