Gozney Roccbox portable gas pizza oven - christmas gift

Why a Pizza Oven Makes the Perfect Christmas Gift

It’s that time of the year again, Christmas is finally here. But with all the excitement, anticipation and of course indulgence, comes the pressure of buying the perfect gift for your loved ones. If you’ve got friends or family members who love pizza and cooking in the great outdoors, then a pizza oven could be the perfect gift. Of course, we understand that the likes of the Gozney Dome, Igneus Pro 750 and the Clementi Gold are probably a step too far in terms of investment, here at the Pizza Oven Shop we have a wide range of portable pizza ovens at entry level price points, as well and a huge range of accessories for discerning pizza fans!

So, without further ado, lets dive in and take a look at why a pizza oven makes the perfect Christmas gift!

So, why a pizza oven?

We can say with certainly that portable pizza ovens are an incredibly popular Christmas gift. We’ve seen a fair few festive seasons come and go, and even though the weather is cold and damp outside right now, pizza ovens fly off the shelves straight into Santa’s sleigh! Here’s some other reasons why opening a pizza oven on Christmas morning is sure to turn a fully grown adult into an overexcited child!

  • First of all, they’re just good fun. From first firing up a pizza oven, making the dough, getting creative with toppings, and launching your first pizza, a pizza oven gives hours of endless pleasure.
  • Pizza-making is a social activity, and a portable pizza oven adds an element of fun and interaction to summer garden parties and camping trips alike.
  • Designed for convenience, portable pizza ovens are user-friendly, often featuring simple controls and easy setup. Basically, meaning the recipient of your gift doesn’t have to be Gordon Ramsey!
  • Even though portable pizza ovens are small and compact, they are not limited to just pizzas; many models can also be used to cook other dishes like bread, roasted vegetables, or even desserts.
  • Ideal for foodies and cooking enthusiasts who enjoy experimenting with different recipes and cooking techniques and getting geeky with dough hydration.
  • While often associated with summer and outdoor activities, portable pizza ovens can be used all year-round. So, even though it might be too late to cook the Christmas dinner in it, you might still get to sample a delicious Neapolitan pizza over the Christmas holiday!

Which Pizza Ovens make the perfect gift?

As we’ve mentioned, we’d usually recommend sticking to the portable range of ovens, which are priced at a level where it’s a generous gift for one, or a few family members can club together to get the family’s resident pizza enthusiast their dream present. Here’s the portable pizza ovens that are most popular as a Christmas gift.

Igneus Minimo portable wood fired garden pizza oven - christmas gift


Igneus Minimo Pizza Oven + Peel and Rake 
Was £375 Now £299

Weighing in at just 15kg, the Igneus Minimo is the smallest oven in Igneus range. It’s the ideal oven for taking to the beach, a weekend getaway, or casual family gathering. Its compact design allows easy transport for breakfast, lunch, and dinner preparations outdoors. Being wood fired, the Igneus Minimo quickly reaches its optimal cooking temperature in 15 minutes. It excels at pizza-making, cooking a 12″ pizza in only 80 seconds.

The oven’s adaptability extends to using kiln-dried hardwood logs, such as silver birch, for quick and high-temperature burns. Beyond pizza, the Minimo accommodates a range of dishes, from roasts and casseroles to baking bread and desserts. Roasting a family-sized chicken with potatoes takes just 45 minutes in the Minimo.

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Ooni Fyra 12 portable wood pellet pizza oven christmas gift


Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven + Igneus Short Standard Peel 
Was £328.99 Now £299

The Ooni Fyra 12 portable pizza oven simplifies wood-fired cooking. Its inventive gravity-fed pellet hopper automatically supplies hardwood pellets for easy cooking, ensuring convenience. Moreover, it heats up in just 15 minutes and achieves temperatures of up to 500 °C (950 °F), enabling the preparation of authentic stone-baked pizza in only 60 seconds. Much like the Igneus Minimo, portability is at the forefront of the Fyra 12’s design, weighing just 10kg!

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Gozney Roccbox multi fuel pizza oven - christmas gift


Gozney Roccbox Pizza Oven + Peel
Was £399 Now £319

The Gozney Roccbox, a high-quality portable pizza oven designed for your garden (and more!), delivers restaurant-grade performance. With this outstanding oven, you can easily prepare top-notch pizza at home, achieving Neapolitan-style perfection in just 60 seconds. Engineered without compromise, it is user-friendly, ensuring optimal cooking results.

As with the other two ovens we’ve already mentioned, the Roccbox is also fully portable. With retractable legs, a detachable burner, and a built-in thermometer, this pizza oven offers portability wherever you go. Whether it’s a picnic in the park or a family holiday in the country, the Roccbox guarantees you can savour gourmet pizza on the move!

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Igneus Infrared Digital Thermometer - Igneus pizza oven accessories


Accessory Stocking Fillers

If your resident pizza fan already has a pizza oven they love, you can’t go far wrong with one of the many accessories which make preparing and cooking pizza a breeze. From the Igneus Pro 85cm Turning Pizza Peel, to the Gozney Pizza Rocker Cutter, and an Infrared Digital Thermometer to Babadoh Dough Proofing Containers, these accessories are sure to be a hit! You can scour the full accessories shop here, for a range of gift ideas from as little as £7.99!

With Christmas fast approaching, don’t leave it too late to find the prefect pizza related gift. Of course, one of the best things about buying a pizza oven as a gift is you’ll be almost guaranteed to receive mouth-watering pizza at every opportunity! Good luck finding the perfect present for your loved ones this Christmas.

Thanks for reading,

The Pizza Oven Shop