11 Essential Country Kitchen Gifts

Looking for that perfect country kitchen gift for a loved one, or just as a treat for yourself? You’ve come to the right place.

1. The spice of life

Take your pick from more than 100 traditional Cape recipes that will send your taste buds buzzing. My Cape Malay Kitchen is a heartfelt account of the relationship between a father and daughter and their

shared passion for food and cooking. R300.

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2. Need a hand?

Add an indigenous touch to your table with these beautiful handmade servers. These Black Sunbird Agapanthus Salad Servers are made from stainless steel and meranti wood. R210.

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3. Take the plunge

The Finesse Copper Plated Plunger in the Nostalgia range from Russell Hobbs can make eight cups of coffee in its heat-resistant glass beaker. All parts are dishwasher safe. R300.

4. Cupboard love

Milestone Kitchens has the perfect country-style compact laundry room. The House Keeping Cupboard (1400mm wide, 650mm deep and 2100mm high) is for homes without a laundry room and offers a way to hide all cleaning appliances, laundry items and clutter. R16 500.

5. Preserving tradition

No kitchen would be complete without locally sourced, bottled goodness – just like Ouma had. Local is lekker with this range of preserves, jams, and condiments from Brenda’s. All products are additive-free and made from fresh ingredients from around the countryside.

6. What’s cooking, good looking?

Nothing says country fare quite like a delicious homemade casserole. This 24cm Signature Round Casserole from Le Creuset in their latest colour ‘Ocean’ is a must-have in any country kitchen. Le Creuset offers a lifetime guarantee on all products. R3 220.

7. Pull up a chair

The Craig barstool’s appeal comes from its country-kitchen look and curved comfort. With a strong frame, this stool from Coricraft is as at home in a chic country-decor theme as it is
in a more modern interior. Win two barstools priced at R1 195 each.

8. The devil is in the detail

Celebrate country living at your next dinner party with this Fynbos Table Set from Swagger made from Supawood. R330.

9. Put all your eggs in this basket

Both decorative and functional, the Kubu rattan basket makes a simple, stylish addition to country house decor, and is perfect for eggs, fresh veggies from the garden, and so much more. R495.

10. It’s tea time

Take time to celebrate tea the country way, by bringing out the fine towels and china. These 100 per cent cotton tea towels from Threads That Bind Us are hand-drawn and stitched using free-motion machine embroidery. The motifs are inspired by South Africa’s national flower the protea. R140 each.

11. Ready, set, cook

Protect your clothing in style while cooking up some hearty fare. Hand Painted By Carmel also offers unique, hand-painted, coated tablecloths, placemats, chair cushions and upholstery fabric. R440.

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