Gifts for Foodies

John Julian pieces make the best gifts for the foodie in your life. From luxury gifts for the chef who has everything to little gifts for food lovers, John Julian pieces will be treasured for a lifetime. We’ve put together a selection of foodie gifts that should be top of anyone’s list.

Pottery Porcelain Pestle and Mortar with Romesco sauce. An ideal gift for foodies.

1. Pestle and Mortar

The iconic John Julian porcelain Pestle and Mortar, most famously used by Nigel Slater, is a unique gift that would take pride of place in any kitchen. Ideal for those who discovered a love of cooking during lockdown to professional chefs, the Pestle and Mortar set is customisable to adapt to individual cooking styles without compromising on aesthetics.

Available in two different sizes with a flat or bowl shaped mortar and a ball or spear handle, it is a personal and thoughtful luxury gift.

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Pottery set of four porcelain Mixing Bowls with pouring spout. Ideal for bakers and cooks.

2. Mixing Bowls with Pouring Spout

The Mixing Pouring Bowl Set is perfect for bakers and budding Bake Off contestants. Handcrafted by our potters, the Bowls are made to be treasured and passed down the generations along with beloved family recipes. Specifically designed with cooks in mind, each bowl has an elegant pouring lip to make the transfer of anything from batters to dressings just that bit easier. Available to buy individually or in a choice of sets to suit your recipients’ needs. They scale up in size as the smaller sizes are suitable for whipping up a couple of eggs, sauces and salad dressings and the larger sizes are perfect for cake making and preparing dough.

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Classical Small Coffee Mug with a latte - great for breakfasts

3. Classical Small Coffee Mug

These little mugs make great stocking filler gifts for any coffee lover. They are perfect for using alongside a cafetiere of freshly brewed morning coffee or an after dinner pick-me-up. Individually hand thrown on the potters wheel, they bring elegance to any table.

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Makoto Kagoshima Pottery Porcelain Dinner Plate hand stamped with a Unicorn design.

4. Classical Tableware Collaboration with Makoto Kagoshima

This limited-edition made-to-order collaboration with acclaimed Japanese artist Makoto Kagoshima makes unique and beautiful gifts.

Choose from six whimsical illustrations by Makoto Kagoshima across five porcelain pieces from the John Julian tableware range. Each piece is individually handcrafted, painted, stamped and glazed at the John Julian studio in Wiltshire. A truly special and memorable gift for any foodie.

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Porcelain Classical Platform with a selection of cheeses

5. Classical Platform

John Julian pieces are designed to work as one-off pieces as well as collector sets so it is simple to create your own set for that hard-to-buy-for person. Some combinations that pair nicely together include our Large Classical Platform and Small and Large Classical Pinch Pots – add in a local cheese and delicious chutneys and you have the perfect gift for food-lovers.

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Our team at John Julian is a small one – in the workshop we have 4 potters who work incredibly hard creating each piece out of the clay by hand. Each piece can take anything between 10 days to 6 weeks to craft from the lump of clay to the glazed, fired and sanded finished product, so we start preparing for Christmas early. We fire up our big kiln once a week, packed full of your pieces but would recommend that if you have had your eye on a piece that would make the perfect gift for someone, order sooner rather than later as sometimes we do sell out of items.