These are our favourite cookware gifts from the John Lewis Black Friday sale

From Le Creuset oven dishes to sumptuous chopping boards and serving ware, this is what we're buying as presents for keen cooks – and they're on offer!

cookware gifts from John Lewis: Le Creuset oven dish
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We've got to admit that we love gifting cookware at RealHomes. It's the sort of gift that's always useful, and you can get them something that they perhaps can't quite justify buying but will really enjoy using, whether it's a set of quality pans or a fancy chopping board. And John Lewis is our favourite place to buy cookware year after year, with an impeccable selection of everything from casserole dishes to serving plates. 

A few of our picks are pricy – they are quality items built to last forever of course – so we were very very please to see them on sale thanks to the John Lewis Black Friday event that has just begun!

1. The stainless steel pot trio

Le Creuset stainless steel pans

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Le Creuset Signature 3-Ply Stainless Steel Saucepan & Lid Set, 3 Piece | £465 £279 (save £186) at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

All good cooking begins with quality pans, and these three-ply Le Creuset ones won't disappoint, whether your recipient is a seasoned cook or a beginner. They have nearly £200 off and these are really, really good pans that will last a lifetime. 

Stainless steel pans, Le Creuset

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2. The recycled cast iron Dutch oven

Recycled iron casserole dish

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Combekk Recycled Cast Iron Dutch Oven Casserole with Thermometer | £275 at John Lewis  (opens in new tab)

This spectacular piece of cookware is made with recycled cast iron – which isn't to say that it looks in any way recycled ore refurbished. It's absolutely gorgeous and will take them through everything from stews to soups and from casseroles to bread. 

3. The iconic Le Creuset oven dish

Le Creuset baking tray

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Le Creuset Signature Volcanic Cast Iron Roaster | £180 £144 (save £36) at John Lewis  (opens in new tab)

There's nothing quite like it, and if they don't already have one, get them one! Pasta bakes, roast dishes, desserts...this is an all-in-one oven dish that can also be used on hobs, barbecues, and even under the grill. 

4. The olive wood chopping board 

olive wood chopping board

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Naturally Med Olive Wood Chopping Board, 42cm | £35 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Cooking always involves chopping, and a good-quality chopping board elevates the whole experience. Nothing quite compares to the smooth feel and natural look of an olive chopping board – and olive wood is natural anti-bacterial, so only needs a quick rinse under the tap after use. 

5. The ultimate baking sheet

Circulon baking sheet

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Circulon Ultimum Non-Stick Baking Sheet | £21 at John Lewis  (opens in new tab)

From cookies to croissants and homemade mini pizzas, a baking sheet is useful in every household. The Circulon one is excellent quality and completely non-stick. Made from (virtually unbreakable) carbon steel. 

6. The beautifully decorated serving plates

BlissHome plate

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BlissHome Creatures Turtle Platter, 36.5, Blue | £50 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

The key to gifting tableware is not to get them what they already have. So, skip the basic white plates and go for something for unusual and unique, like this stunning plate from BlissHome. You only need to gift a couple to mix and match with the tableware they already have. 

7. The regal teapot perfect for Christmas Day

Denby Imperial Blue Teapot

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Denby Imperial Blue Teapot | £65 £32.50 (save £32.50) at John Lewis (opens in new tab) 

And when it comes to serving tea and Christmas pudding on Christmas Day, you want something special and colourful, like this gorgeous cobalt-blue teapot. They'll probably want to use it all the time, though, it's so nice. Can also be paired with other dinnerware from the same range. 

Anna is Content Editor at Real Homes. She moved to the world of interiors from academic research in the field of English Literature and photography. She is the author of London Writing of the 1930s and has a passion for contemporary home decor and gardening. At Real Homes, she covers a range of topics, from practical advice to interior and garden design.