A brilliant name can turn an everyday item into something special. This is the case with the genius-ly named Sergeant Pepper Mill.
Both Sainsburys (£10, www.sainsburys.co.uk) and Lakeland (£12.99, www.lakeland.co.uk) have a version, although while Sainsburys told me theirs comes with little John Lennon specs; the Sergeant on their website seems to have lost them (or maybe he just got contact lenses – it is 2011, after all…)
Anyhow, if you know someone who loves music, The Beatles, pepper, or just silly-but-useful kitchen gadgets, this friendly fella is the perfect present.
As for next year, I plan to bring out a Dalek Garlic Crusher, a Cheryl Coal Bucket and a Florence & The Coffee Machine… Any other suggestions?!