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Chef Benn's guide to the perfect Secret Santa gift...


Just when you think you have got all your presents sorted for friends and family, the office Secret Santa email lands in your inbox. It's always the same story, you've been given someone from Accounts who you've only ever said three words to and even though you would have liked to do a funny present, it's probably going to have to be a nice one.

Luckily, here at EatFirst we love to make your culinary life more convenient. This is why we have had Benn create this list of kitchen and homeware gadgets from his favourite shop, Labour and Wait. We understand that all this gifting does add up, to help ease the pressure these items won't break the bank but will earn you some well-deserved brownie points at the Christmas Lunch. 


Labour & Wait Apron

A LABOUR AND WAIT classic - often imitated but never equalled. Our bib apron is made in England from hardwearing 100% Cotton Duck fabric. This is the ultimate foodie garment.  £48


Pocket Flask

A gentlemans essential bit of kit. This robust steel flask fits discretely into a pocket, whether you are using it for water or something a little stronger! £24


One Cup Espresso Maker

The original Italian stove-top espresso pot, first manufactured by Alfonso Bialetti in the 1930s. The Moka Express model is still a best seller today and is recognised by the 'little man with the moustache'. £25


Kitchen Scissors

These stainless steel scissors are made in Sheffield. This company has been making scissors since 1760. It takes 24 procedures to make each pair. Because there's nothing worse than a blunt pair of scissors that can't even cut some string. £22


Japanese Spatula

It may not look alot, but this award winning kitchen utensil was designed by Sori Yanagi and made in Japan. The kitchen tools are produced in Niigata, an area long famous for the quality of its stainless steel and its metalworking skills. £27


Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

This cast steel bottle opener can be mounted directly on a wall or cupboard. The perfect gift for the beer (or coca cola) enthusiast. £9




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