Ditch Basic Crockery, Gift Exquisite Heirloom Kitchenware From These Cool Brands

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    Always fancied those copper tumblers or cast-iron skillets your granny used to use? Then why buy basic crockery or worse, resort to it as a last-minute gift? Especially when exquisite, handmade and heirloom style of kitchenware exists (and now is making a BIG comeback?) We've put together a list of heirloom kitchenware brands you can check out on LBB Shop that will certainly impress your loved ones! We're talking wooden bowls, marble mortar and pestle, fancy silverware, hefty cast iron skillet, traditional paniyaram chattis and the likes. Ready to see what's on the stove? Let's go! 

    Nakshikathaa

    Nakshikathaa

    Available on LBB

    Best put, Nakshikathaa's range of kitchenware is vintage meets functionality. Their aesthetic game is unrivalled, featuring brassware, ceramics and kitchen essentials - all statement-worthy! We're not even exaggerating. If you want to give your tableware a vintage touch, take a look at their brass coasters, condiment jars with trays and spoons, nut bowls or brass cake stands with glass cloches - it's a piece of absolute beauty! Don't just take our word for it. Check them out here. 

    Price: INR 750 upwards

    Healthy Choices

    Your granny never had to worry about replacing her cookware every few months because of that deceitful teflon coating coming off. Why do you want to go through that? Put an end to your misery and just embrace cast-iron as she did! It's non-sticky and gets better with time - just like her pickle. Healthy Choices is one such brand that's super proud about making this shift back to the past. Their line of cookware which includes skillet pans of all sizes, kadais, brass and copper mugs, and tumblers is handcrafted, tough, and durable. For kicks, do check out their enamelled cast iron cookware range. It's pizzazz redefined! Read more here. 

    Price: INR 999 onwards 

    P-Tal

    P-Tal

    Available on LBB

    Hammering brass and copper sheet into regal-looking utensils, P-Tal will certainly take you back in time if you've had the pleasure of dining in heirloom kitchenware or have simply read about it. Short for Punjabi Thathera Art Legacy, P-Tal's collection includes katoris, teapots, coasters, tumblers, jugs, and more. If you don't mind splurging, check out their water dispenser - it will certainly appeal to your content-seeking soul! 

    Price: INR 300 upwards

    Boontoon

    Boontoon

    Available on LBB

    Keeping it festive and royal is Boontoon, another online brand that your granny will approve of! Everything here is handicrafts-inspired with their silverware being our favourite. Make a statement with their vodka glasses or motif-heavy wooden trays. For someone who loves kitchenware, any product from this brand will make for a great gift. Just take a look at this meenakari champagne bottle for instance? 

    Price: INR 415 onwards 

    Tilt

    TILT

    Available Online

    Pinteresty af! That's all we have to say about Tilt's range of products. While their knick-knacks are super quirky, their serveware will impress your grandmother. Up the vintage vibe with its full-blown copper dinner set or opt for their pretty crockery with flowers. Copper-plated jugs, bottles, bowls - take your pick. It will surely kick up the nostalgia. 

    Price: INR 380 onwards

    Green Heirloom

    Green Heirloom

    Available on LBB

    Another OG cookware brand from Kochi, Green Heirloom stands for everything old, traditional, and treasured. Bringing sustainable and eco-friendly (green) traditional (heirloom) cookware from artisans and creators across the country, this brand will make you switch from non-stick, chemical-laced nasties to clay pots and cast iron skillets that look good and do good. Cast Iron Paniyaram Pan, Curry Pot, Curd Setter, and Serving Plate as well as stoneware are on offer. Click for more. 

    Price: INR 400 onwards 

    Baarique

    Baarique

    Available Online

    This brand's handpainted utensils are serious #kitchengoals and have been approved by the likes of Pooja Dhingra (pastry chef at  Le 15). Intricately designed in beautiful colours, check out their Kansa pots (healing metal), brass vessels, and copper utensils, all crafted by artisans from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Of course, the pricing here is expensive but the craftsmanship really makes up for it. Jali coasters, tapas plates with cherry blossoms, pretty dessert spoons, cocktail glasses, and more are on offer. It's the perfect mix of tradition and modern aesthetics. 

    Price: INR 2400 onwards 

    ConsciousCo

    ConsciousCo

    Available on LBB

    It's all about being tasteful at ConsciousCo that's got some pretty cool brass kitchenware that will leave you impressed. Just take a look at their brass roti box or brass condiments box. Luxurious, sturdy, and vintage-looking, I personally loved their brass tea strainer with a wooden handle (tea connoisseurs, make a note). They also have a lovely wooden roti box with a brass lid that I like. Filter coffee lovers, you can totally make the most out of their brass debara set - perfect for gifting too! 

    Price: INR 1599 onwards 

    Desi Karigar

    Desi Karigar

    Available on LBB

    How can a list about heirloom kitchenware not have wooden utensils on it? Check out Desi Karigar's range of woodenware that includes ladles, spoons, skimmers, platters and so much more. The shapes and cuts they've used is what makes the brand stand out. We're talking heart, fish, guitar, apple, pear, and what seems like cat ears-shaped wooden boards. If you're looking for a total vintage vibe, their carved trays and mortar and pestle are what you should be looking at. Ooh, their okhli masher too!

    Price: INR 240 onwards 

    Amoli Concepts

    Amoli Concepts

    Available on LBB

    Their jute stools and rattan tables already have a lovely, rustic-chic appeal. But their range of tableware totally took us by surprise. One look at their Hand Painted Vintage Design Iron Square Tray, and you'll want more (we did too)! Their floral, engraved box is another favourite. And if you're into hosting those fancy tea parties, you must check out their handpainted kettle. It will certainly be a possession you'll be proud of. 

    Price: INR 500 upwards 

    Coppre

    Coppre

    Available on LBB

    This brand is known for their handcrafted metalware and tableware. Embrace a sustainable lifestyle and encourage your mom to drink her water in terracopper jug, tumblers and even get a carafe set. Aside from numerous health benefits, the designs are stylish too. Coppre's products are artisanal and revive the age-old techniques of craftsmenship. Read more here

    Price: INR 1490 upwards

    Essential Traditions By Kayal

    One of the first brands to spotlight paati's (grandmother) kitchenware, we were introduced or should we say reintroduced to traditional cookware after we discovered Chennai-based (now online) Essential Traditions By Kayal. Their products are made of cast iron, bamboo, copper, bronze and wood - all sustainable but also ideal heat trapping and holding materials to use in the kitchen. The idiyappam press and brass kadais and cookpots are our top picks from their range. Aside from cookware, ETK also has crockery and cutlery like bamboo straws, coconut shell bowls, spatulas, spoons pot holders and more.

    Price: INR 350 upwards