Our edit of best gifts from the home of kitchenware: for him, for her, for couples, for kids – and all our loved ones near and far.

We are huge fans of Lakeland here at The GWG and love nothing more than perusing the aisles (sadly only virtually at the moment) of the home of kitchenware.

We have lost count the number of times we learn that a friend’s gadget or nifty space/time saving product comes from Lakeland. Take this 3 Tier, Heated Airer that has, quite literally, revolutionised our lives (along with this cling film dispenser. You won’t look back, we promise!). We told you we are fans…

This wonderful family-owned business was founded in the early 60s and started off selling home freezing plastic bags from the family garage. Today the company is a global name for utensils, preserving essentials, innovative cookware and so much more.

Over these past few (somewhat trying) months, people have turned in their droves to baking, crafting and cooking to get them through and we cannot think of many things lovelier than receiving something from Lakeland at Christmas.

We have hand picked fifteen of our favourites from Lakeland’s fantastic site. They have done much of the hard work for us by providing us with simple categories; for him, for her, for couples, for the kids, the fanatic baker, chocoholics, coffee lovers and so much more.

For Her

Madesmart Tote With Removable Bins Make-Up Caddy – £19.99

After binge watching a certain programme on Netflix, we are all about having an organised home. This clear makeup caddy will do the job perfectly for our dressing tables.

Simplehuman, Mini Sensor Magnifying Mirror - £119.99

As much as it pains us to admit, a magnifying mirror has become a necessity when it comes to applying makeup and, ahem, our eyesight. This magnifying mirror takes the strain out of our eyes (quite literally with 10 x magnification) and folds away neatly too.

Velvety Electric Heated Grey & Cream Throw - £79.99

We are all about snuggling on the sofa, a good box set and something warm to drink. This electric blanket completes the picture and with six settings, this heavenly throw can keep you warm for up to nine hours. It also has an auto-shut off feature for peace of mind zzz.

For Him

Sodastream, Crystal Sparkling Water Maker - £159.99

Let’s get busy with the fizzy! Back in the 80s we used them to make sickly sweet sparkling concoctions and now they are back with a vengeance! Not only are they doing wonders for the environment by reducing our plastic consumption, they are incredibly satisfying to use (and the carafes look pretty lovely on the table too!).

EazzyPress, Quick Iron With Travel Accessories - £39.99

This handy little gadget is the ultimate travel companion and perfect for any man who lives out of a suitcase. Iron out those shirt creases in an instant with this two Teflon-coated plated iron, without the need for an ironing board!

Lakeland, Digital Bread Maker - £99.99

We love the idea of making our own bread, especially when we see the (endless) ingredients on the back of supermarket bought bread. You simply add the ingredients and this slick looking machine does the hard work for you! Game changing.

Lakeland, Electric No Mess Waffle Maker - £39.99

This wonder of a machine cooks four golden waffles at a time. We can’t wait until Boxing Day and the prospect of being woken up with a steaming cup of coffee (accompanied with waffles and crispy bacon, drizzled in maple syrup, pretty please!).

For The Kids

Lakeland, Electric Cupcake Maker - £24.99

We love baking with the kids (once you’ve accepted that there will be a mess, and they may not look perfect!). These marvelous electric cupcake makers will go down a treat with the kids this Christmas. Simply whip up some batter, pour into the maker and, hey presto, six to eight minutes later you’ll have yourself a batch of fresh cupcakes ready to decorate!

Polar Bear Lap Tray - £21.99

If, like us, you love occasionally eating in front of the TV, while nibbling on some crisps with homous and an amazing Netflix show, then think what fun the kids will have with these lovely beanbag cushioned trays! Rule breaking family movie night sorted…

Talking Tables Family Bingo Game - £22.99

We are huge fans of family games, especially anything that distracts from pesky electronics! This brilliant tabletop game will have everyone on the edge of their seats! Perfect for the festive period.

For Couples

Hay Hampers Boxing Day Artisan Buffet Food Hamper - £124.99

This beautiful hamper is ideal for Boxing Day and is jam packed with goodies such as venison, smoked salmon, lobster terrine, a variety of cheeses and delicious chutneys. What a treat to receive this at Christmas!

Chocoholic’s Chocolate Lovers Christmas Hamper - £39.9

Calling all chocoholics, this hamper is the hamper for you! Prepare yourself for a choctastic feast including sea salted caramel fudge, luxury Belgian Chocolate thins, chocolate orange curd and so much more…

For Cheese Lovers

We love the look of this aesthetically pleasing marble and acacia board. We envisage serving delicious fresh from the oven canapés, sushi rolls, bread and oils, or simply a selection of cheeses and some truffle infused honey!

For The Coffee Lover

Lavazza A Modo Mio MilkEasy Frother – NOW £39.99

This is another wonder gadget that we can vouch for, as it sits proudly in our kitchen cupboard. Perfect for adding hot, frothy milk to fresh coffee as well as making the kids quick hot chocolates. Super easy to clean too!

Sage The Barista Express Bean To Cup Coffee Machine - £549

We are fully aware that this gift is on the pricier side, but we have heard nothing but good things when it comes to this coffee machine. It grinds, doses and extracts in under a minute so you are guaranteed the freshest cup, in record time.

Created in partnership with Lakeland

November 2020
By Lucy Abletshauser

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.