Shopping Argos for Christmas gifts for cooks? It's a great destination for Christmas shopping with those who love cooking in mind. And even if they don't take their cooking very seriously, they'll still appreciate a gift that's useful and of good quality. After all, you don't have to be a wannabe MasterChef or Bake Off contestant to enjoy a set of lovely copper pans or a set of excellent kitchen knives.
In fact we think kitchen accessories are some of the best Christmas gifts because you're unlikely to make a faux pas with them. While people can be very particular about homeware, clothing, and personal items, it's less likely they'll mind what colour their kitchen utensils are.
Keep scrolling to shop for your favourite cook or go straight to Argos' Christmas gifts (opens in new tab) page now. Psst... some of these buys are low cost now, others more expensive... but it's worth keeping your eye on our Argos Black Friday deals page for great discounts on them over the next couple of weeks, too.
1. A classic stand mixer for all that Christmas baking
KitchenAid classic stand mixer | £400 (opens in new tab)
Do they like cakes? Have they ever tried baking? They will love this classic mixer from KitchenAid. And even if they're a novice, it's so pleasant and easy to use, they'll still love it. It has 10 different speeds and lots of different attachments.
2. A waffle maker for the lazy Christmas breakfasts(opens in new tab)
American Originals Flip Over Waffle Maker | £28 (opens in new tab)
Let's face it, no one can be bothered to really cook on Christmas morning (or Boxing Day, for that matter). Enter the waffle maker: just toast your waffles, pile on the berries, cream, and syrup, that's all your festive breakfasts covered.
3. A cake factory. Yes, a cake factory(opens in new tab)
Tefal Cake Factory | £170 (opens in new tab)
What is a cake factory, and why does anyone need one? Once they've unwrapped and tried it, they'll wonder how they ever lived without it. Mince pies, meringues, melting middle chocolate brownies... yes, this contraption can make them all, with consistent results, and zero hassle for the baker. You might end up also getting one for yourself.
4. Posh copper-look cookware
Argos Home 5 Piece Stainless Steel Non-Stick Pan Set - Copper | £175 (opens in new tab)
This pan set is from Argos's own Argos Home brand is just... wow: it will delight the friend or family member who has always dreamt about owning copper pans. Now, these aren't solid copper (that would make them cost about 10 times the price they are), but copper plated stainless steel and aluminium. Happy users report that they're a high quality and look amazing, so your gift recipient won't be disappointed.
5. Colourful oven to tableware
Fearne by Swan Set of 3 Oval Oven Dishes | £45 (opens in new tab)
Three oven dishes for £45? Not shabby. And they look so nice, with their pastel colours. These are also very easy to use and clean: they are microwave and dishwasher safe. Perfect for that mid-week tray bake or apple crumble.
6. Smart china for all year round entertaining
Argos Home 16 Piece Ribbed Stoneware Dinner Set - Grey | £28 (opens in new tab)
We can't quite believe that this gorgeous dinner set is only £28, because it looks much more expensive than that. The dark grey rim around the edges makes the pieces look very smart, and the sleek, contemporary design will fit into virtually any kitchen. This set will make a great house-warming gift, too.
7. A quality knife set
Argos Home 8 Piece Hollow Handle Knife Block Set - Black | £30 (opens in new tab)
No cook's arsenal is complete without a great set of sharp knives. In our experience, no one likes spending a lot on knives, but everyone marvels at the difference a good quality knife can make to the speed of cooking. So, we bet no one will complain about receiving this excellent and good-looking set as a gift.
8. Designer utensils (at Argos prices)
Joseph Joseph Duo 4 Piece Utensil Set with Clip Handle | £15 (opens in new tab)
We've used this Joseph Joseph set of kitchen utensils ourselves and can say that it's really, very good. The utensils are exactly the right shapes for their different tasks and are super easy to clean. And the colours make them gift worthy.