All of the Christmas kitchen essentials you need to serve up a feast this year – quick!

Cooking Christmas dinner at yours this year? Here are the kitchen essentials you need to make your day stress-free (more time for cocktail drinking...)

Kitchen essentials for Christmas: ProCook Professional X50 Carving Set next to cooked turkey on side
(Image credit: ProCook)

First time cooking Christmas dinner? Take note of these kitchen essentials – or just buy them online now – to make your life easier on the 25th December. Whether you are cooking for two people or 12 guests, these top buys will make this task slightly easier, and your food should be tastier. From an electric masher for smooth potatoes, a lovely new gravy boat complete with a plate to protect your table, or, a turkey baster for succulent slices. It's all here – keep scrolling for 10 kitchen essentials you need for Christmas Day dinner. Because there's a first time for everything this year, apparently!

Head to our dedicated Christmas page for more things festive from gift ideas to decor inspo and even a few recipes.

Christmas kitchen essentials

1. An electric masher

Masha Electric Masher and Hand Blender

(Image credit: Masha)

2. A turkey baster

OXO Good Grips Angled Baster

(Image credit: OXO)

3. A cute (and Christmassy) gravy boat

Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Mistletoe Gravy Boat & Stand

(Image credit: Sophie Conran)

4. A three-tier steamer for your veg

Denny International 3 Tier Steamer

(Image credit: Denny International)

5. A decanter for your vino

Final Touch Stainless Steel Twister Aerator and Decanter

(Image credit: Final Touch)

6. A food cover to save your leftovers for bubble and squeak

Eddingtons Christmas Pudding Food Cover

(Image credit: Eddingtons)

7. A muffin tray for your homemade Yorkshire puddings

Le Creuset Non-Stick 12 Cup Muffin Tray

(Image credit: Le Creuset)

8. A whisk for making sauces and desserts

OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk

(Image credit: OXO)

9. A meat carving fork and knife

Professional X50 Carving Set

(Image credit: ProCook)

10. A fondue set for dessert

Artesa Fondue Set with Hammered Copper Finish in Gift Box

(Image credit: Artesa)

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Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie joined the Real Homes team in 2018 as our Deals Editor. Now, as our UK Shopping Editor, she spends much of her time giving advice on what you need to add to your shopping cart. Whether that be a sofa bed for your spare room, accessories to give your space a new lease of life, shiny new appliances for a kitchen or some smart tech for an easier life. She's also our fitness and beauty guru, with hands-on experience with some of the top hair tools and the best home gym equipment around. Otherwise, you can find her rearranging the furniture in her space-savvy London flat, DIYing accessories to fit with her ever-changing colour scheme, or going on long walks with her pug. Next up on her to-renovate list is her bathroom...