Foodie Favourites Gift Guide

Every Friday in the run up to Christmas I am choosing my top picks, in a series of gift guides. I hope these guides will inspire you in your holiday shopping. There are lots of present ideas, new brands and finds, as well as some of my favourite online shops. Each Friday I will update the guide with a new selection. If you are time short, or just too tired to look for gifts, this is the list for you. 

This year I am trying to buy less and choose gifts which I think will be enjoyed time and time again. I am also consciously avoiding plastic (as much as possible) to be a little more gentle to our planet.

There might be less gifts, but they’ll be good ones.

xx Happy holidays everyone xx


Foodie Favourites

It wouldn’t be a Mimi’s Bowl gift guide without some kitchen and foodie favourites. These are my dream homeware pieces and some fabulous foodie ingredients for the cook in your family. These are the gifts which you will enjoy time and time again. Make cooking in 2019 joyful!

Enrich and Endure Linen Napkins

Beautiful linen napkins to create amazing table settings, in the most beautiful colours. These are exquisite and will add a touch of luxury at any meal.

Daylesford Wellness Breakfast Hamper

A bundle full of nourishing goodness for tired parents this holidays. This is the kit that will get you through the festivities. It includes: organic chia seeds, lucuma powder, raw organic choc chip crunch, cashew nut butter, super seed & quinoa porridge and radiance tea.

DONKEY Products wooden spoons

I love the quirky wooden spoon collection from DONKEY products. I often shoot them in the Mimi’s Bowl and I’m always inundated with questions about where they are from. This holiday gingerbread man is such fun: I will be buying a few and decorating the table with a few of them, to serve sauces and side dishes.

Falcon Enamel Bakeware Set

If any friends or family move house this is always the set I buy them. This five-piece enamelware bake set, is so useful and capable of handling anything from a whole roast turkey to a summer BBQ. I love baking and roasting with enamel trays: they are easy to clean and last really well. Inexpensive and practical.

Le Creuset Casserole Pot

Each piece of kitchenware from Le Creuset is beautifully made; if looked after properly they will last amazingly. I was given a few Le Creuset pieces when we got married and I was instantly hooked. They are an investment, but well worth it. The Round Cast Iron Casserole is great for one-pot recipes (which I am a huge fan of). This is the piece to start with, if you want to build a collection for your kitchen.

Oak & Rope Personalised Boards

Oak and Rope specialise in personalised wooden pieces: I love their wooden boards. You can have family names carved into them, to make them all the more special. This would make a fantastic centrepiece over the holidays, for easy sharing platters, or cheese boards. Simply assemble everything on a board and put it in the middle of the table for everyone to help themselves.

Rooted Spices Explorer’s Spice Set

I recently met one of the founders of Rooted Spices and her beautiful company is a gem. She specialises in single origin spices and having tried some they really are other-worldly. For anyone who loves cooking this spice set, would take them on a culinary adventure. I guarantee the flavours will be fantastic. This set includes: Allspice, Za'atar, Tellicherry black peppercorns, Hot smoked paprika, Amchur dried mango, Aleppo pepper pul biber, Urfa pepper pul biber, Shichimi togarashi and Ground Sumac. An exciting gift for the experimental and adventurous home cook.

Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar

This amazing apple cider is incredible. I have been having a little everyday and I really do think its made an incredible difference to my overall health. It also tastes delicious. This is the foodie product to know. I’m thrilled they have won a much deserved “great taste award”

Daylesford Bee Bag Shopper

I am trying as much as possible to cut back on plastic: swapping plastic bags, for reusable shopping bags, is an easy switch. This log lasting shopper made from 100% organic cotton is on the money.

Mason Cash Mixing Jug

Mason Cash was a staple of my mum’s kitchen when I was growing up. She may even have given me a few pieces when I set up home in my own flat, shortly after university. They aren’t expensive but they are so so useful. I inevitably grab one of their bowls or jugs, every time I cook. The powder blue range is my perusal favourite. This Mason Cash Ceramic Colour Batter Mixing Jug, 2L, Powder Blue is a great starter piece: I use it for pouring babyhood purees into ice cube trays for the freezer daily!

Gift GuideMiriam Cooper