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Holiday Gift Idea: Le Creuset 8 Qt. Stockpot (and a giveaway!)

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by Amy Martin 68 Comments

Still searching for the perfect gift for your food-enthusiast friends? We’ve got some ideas!

Through Christmas, we’ll be sharing our favorite picks for holiday gift ideas for food-lovers, home cooks (both novice and all-star) and those who love to entertain. Check out details below for a new holiday gift idea… and scroll down for a giveaway!

Holiday Gift Idea: Le Creuset 8 qt. Stockpot

Nearly everyone who loves to cook loves to cook with Le Creuset. Their quality cookware is built to last. I’ve well-loved every piece of Le Creuset cookware in my kitchen, but I really enjoy knowing that these will make great heirlooms one day for my daughter to experiment with in her own kitchen. I update and add to the cookware in my kitchen frequently (new pots and pans are kind of my addiction), but I’ll never let my Le Creuset pieces go.

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for a friend or family member who loves to cook, check out this great deal on Le Creuset’s 8 qt. Stockpot. Normally priced at $90, you can score it for $59.99 just in time for Christmas!

The stockpots are available in a variety of really pretty colors (one of the things I love most about the brand): I’ve really fallen for the Truffle brown and Rosemary green.

Holiday Gift Idea: Le Creuset 8 Qt. Stockpot

I had the opportunity to test one for myself and I was ecstatic to receive the stockpot in my favorite shade – the Rosemary.

Le Creuset 8 Qt Stockpot in Rosemary

Le Creuset 8 Qt Stockpot in Rosemary

The pot is very sturdy, as is all Le Creuset cookware. The enamel on the steel stockpot is resistant to wear and damage and allows you to use it on any kind of stovetop.  The pot features convenient quick heating, excellent heat distribution and a stainless steel rim around the top edge that prevents chipping and cracking.

I was excited to test out this pot with a batch of turkey stock from my leftover Thanksgiving Day turkey and can’t wait to use it again for Turkey Soup.

Holiday Gift Idea: Le Creuset 8 Qt. Stockpot

Works well even with half batches

While cooking, I appreciated that the heat-resistant handles stayed cool while I strained my liquid. After I made my mess in the kitchen, cleaning the pot was a breeze. The interior resists flavor absorption and staining and makes it super easy to wipe clean.

Holiday Gift Idea: Le Creuset 8 Qt. Stockpot

Easy to clean… and pristine!

Overall? All pros and no cons! There’s nothing to dislike about Le Creuset. Sometimes I “window shop” their site while I make my ultimate wish list, dreaming of the day when my kitchen will be filled their colorful pots and pans… and I am in love with these adorable Mini Cocottes. You can purchase them in a set of 3 for $70.00, also available in several colors.

Holiday Gift Idea: Le Creuset 8 Qt. Stockpot

Purchase both of these products online at cookware.lecreuset.com just in time for Christmas!

Giveaway Details

Wanna win a stockpot for your own kitchen? The folks at Le Creuset are sending one lucky reader their very own Le Creuset 8 Qt Stockpot. Enter below!

We received complimentary samples to facilitate the writeup; however, our opinions are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.



About the Author - Amy Martin

Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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68 Responses

  1. Davis P says:


  2. Craig Brown says:

    I’m kind of partial to the color Casis.

  3. Lonnie says:

    I like the blue

  4. Deb Anderson says:

    My favorite color is Marseille blue. Love it!!

  5. trish clapper says:

    love the green

  6. Kelly D says:

    I like the cherry color.

  7. Kerry says:

    I love that green shown – so retro and happy!

  8. latanya says:

    the red orange color

  9. Blessie Nelson says:

    Marseille is my favorite color!

  10. Cristin Vosburgh says:

    It is impossible to have just one favorite!
    I like Marseille, Flame, Fennel, White, Cherry….. …I love them all!!

  11. Michel says:


  12. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love the Cherry…and the Truffle…and the Flame.

  13. Eva says:

    My favorite is the Caribbean

  14. Patty Hancock says:

    I collect the cherry pieces

  15. Judith Greenberg says:

    I love them all! I simply adore the Truffle.

  16. Rust says:

    I love the soleil yellow color, and also Marseilles. Oh, and the carribean blue too!

  17. Terri Moore says:

    My favorite color of Le Creuset is the Cherry!

  18. cyndi br says:

    my favorite is red

  19. Anna says:

    The Caribbean color!

  20. Laurel says:

    The blue, not shown in this post. Don’t have the pot, but I do have a blue frying pan.

  21. Pam Flynn says:

    I love red

  22. Meredith Jones says:


  23. Jennifer Folker says:

    I love the cherry

  24. Amber says:

    This would be amazing to win! I adore the Caribbean color. Thanks so much!

  25. Margot C says:

    I like the red, I think they call it ‘cherry’

  26. Sharon says:

    It’s so hard to pick between the Truffle Brown and the Rosemary Green, but Rosemary Green it is!

  27. Aria H. says:

    I would have to go with black. I know, boring, but our kitchen is mostly black.

    You are going giveaway crazy this month, Phoenixbites!

  28. Dee S says:


  29. Kristina Boroff says:

    I love the Caribbean blue!

  30. Terri C says:

    Adore the cherry!

  31. Mer says:

    I really like the marseille.

  32. Janel M. says:

    The indigo is my favorite color.

  33. Micaela P. says:

    2-way tie between Aubergine and Cassis.

  34. Sylvia says:

    I love the Cherry

  35. Cindy A. says:

    My favorite is Cherry.

  36. Lorena Keech says:

    I like them all, but I think I like Cherry or Indigo best.

  37. Paul Folker says:



    Digging on the rosemary 🙂

  39. Harrison Hamada says:


  40. Bing says:

    Rosemary is my favorite

  41. pinky sade says:

    Marseille blue!

  42. Phxbne says:

    Marseilles blue

  43. Sharon Haas says:

    I like the green.

  44. James Kennedy says:

    “Indigo” It will look good with my burnt orange kitchen accents!

  45. I like the Marseilles blue!

  46. curt says:

    Flame Orange

  47. Douglas Houston says:

    Marseille Blue

  48. Jen E. says:

    Cherry red

  49. Amy Baker says:

    I love both the caribbean and soleil!

  50. Alisa says:

    Love the truffle brown!

  51. Liz says:

    I have the soleil dutch oven and love the color!

  52. 1955nurse says:

    Love the Carribean blue, & the Truffle Brown – thanks for the chance!!!!!

  53. lena says:

    I like the green one.

  54. Laura J says:

    Oh I really love the Cherry color!

  55. MISSY MARIE says:

    The Caribbean Blue is awesome!

  56. Sarah P Davis says:

    Most definitely the Caribbean blue 🙂

  57. Tina W says:


  58. Debb Jeffries says:

    I like anything red! But love the Rosemary stockpot!

  59. Monica Young says:

    I kinda like the cherry 🙂

  60. Ashley C says:

    I love the cherry color! Matches my kitchen 🙂


  61. amy pugmire says:

    I love the caribbean blue

  62. Anne says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Le Creuset color I didn’t like. My latest favorite is Marseille, although I don’t have any pieces in that color–yet!

  63. Cynthia Teer says:

    Fav color is Casis.

  64. Nancy says:

    I have several pieces in the Red color, but my favorite is the cobalt blue color.

  65. Michelle says:

    Marseille is my favorite!

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