You know that friend who's always got her Le Creuset Dutch oven on her stovetop? Whether she's cooking or not, she's got that thing out on display for all to see. We get it: First of all, those pieces are expensive! They're also masterpieces and deserve to be admired.
For your friend who actually uses her Dutch oven at least twice a week (chili night! Pasta night! Homemade bread!), we compiled this list of the 10 best holiday gifts from Le Creuset. And only one of them is a Dutch oven — in our new favorite color.
1. Metallic Mugs, $60 for four at Williams Sonoma
As good as this photo (above) is, this metallic finish is even more striking. It's the first time Le Creuset has done a metallic finish and they really knocked it out of the park. Currently available in three colors — grey, red, and a pearly white — we're hoping for more metallics in 2019.
2. Le Creuset Cookbook, $35
If your friend needs any help coming up with great, smart recipes to use her Dutch oven for, this year-0ld cookbook can help. It features more than 80 timeless French recipes, and it has practical cooking techniques and ingredient tips. Not just for people who love their enameled cast iron cookware, this book is also a great gift, in general, for Francophiles.
The folks at Le Creuset partnered with Hedley & Bennett, one of our favorite apron companies, to create this special denim gift. Look closely: The Le Creuset logo is oh-so-subtly embroidered at the top. Sweet, right?
4. Classic Whistling Tea Kettle, $100
Aside from the Dutch oven, this tea kettle is quintessential Le Creuset. There's a reason why so many home cooks leave this out on their stovetop: It's gorgeous, a nice way to add a pop of color to your kitchen, and basically the most perfect tea kettle to ever be created. It's made of carbon steel and a porcelain enamel finish, so its as durable as it is beautiful. And, of course, it starts a whistle alert when the water reaches a rolling boil.
5. Craft Series Utensil Set, $60
Home cooks can never have too many utensils — especially quality ones like these wood-and-silicone tools. (They can be used on every type of cookware, including, yes, a Dutch oven.) The tools come in a matching stoneware crock that's just begging to sit next to someone's stove.
6. Storage Canisters, from $26
For your loved one who could stand to get a little more organized in the new year, these airtight canisters come in five different sizes. The largest holds 2.5 quarts (three pounds of flour or four pounds of sugar) and the smallest can be used as a large salt cellar.
7. Pepper Mill, $38
Spread some season(ing)s greetings with this bright pepper mill. Instead of stainless steel, which is commonly used in other pepper mills, this one has a ceramic situation that won't rust or corrode over time.
8. Pinch Bowls, $15 for four
The perfect stocking stuffer, these 1/4-cup pinch bowls are made of silicone — so they can actually be pinched. (They're also resistant to odors and flavor absorption, and they're dishwasher- and microwave-safe.) Get them for a home cook who likes to be neat and orderly as she works.
9. Crab Stock Pot, $125
Le Creuset completists (and seafood-lovers) will want this new crab-emblazoned stockpot. Made of enamel and steel, this pot is not only super durable, but it's also versatile for any type of stovetop. It came out just a few months ago and we've been eying it ever since.
10. Round Dutch Oven in Indigo, from $130
One of the newest Le Creuset colors to come out in 2018? This dreamy, deep Indigo. Even if your loved one already has a Dutch oven, we're guessing she'll want another in this new, trendy hue. And, for what it's worth, the Indigo offerings also include a baking dish, that pepper mills from above, and a saucepan.