1. HESTON BLUMENTHAL BRAAI
This has to be the ultimate braai! With a pedigree that includes design by chef-innovator extraordinaire Heston Blumenthal, who worked closely with designers and engineers, this braai is fit for a 3-Michelin-star chef. Blumenthal and the Everdure team have combined the latest technology and design aesthetics with ease of use and attention to detail. Although the range includes a gas version, we’ve picked the charcoal for the true SA braai experience. It is portable with integrated storage, a bamboo chopping board and cool-touch handles, and is super-simple to clean. Best of all, it looks sleek and sophisticated and comes in a range of on-trend colours.
Heston Blumenthal Braai, R2,999 from Yuppiechef
2. KING KONG LEATHER APRON
Nothing beats leather for durability and good looks — and a leather apron from King Kong is sure to be a unique gift for any foodie. Handcrafted in SA from full-grain cowhide leather, it’s unisex and very comfortable with adjustable hip and neck straps. Available in black or pecan brown, it’s sure to keep your clothes grease-free and protected from even the hottest sizzle, and when you’re done cooking, it’s easy to clean.