If you need to buy a Christmas gift for a food lover, here are 20+ of the best foodie gift ideas to inspire you!
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Food is always a big part of any celebration, and Christmas is no exception.
And you’re really spoiled for choice when you’re buying Christmas presents for a foodie. So I’ve picked out some of my favourite gift ideas to help you narrow down your selection.
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Food and Drink
If you’re buying for a foodie who seems to have everything in their kitchen, then the Holy Lama Spice Drops are a great choice.
They are a highly concentrated essence of individual spices, that you can add to food and drink. They’re convenient, long-lasting, and just a little bit unusual!
Spice Drops come in 30 different varieties, and there are also a range of collections to choose from. Or you could even make up your own selection for the personal touch.
I think the Starter Collection (pictured above) with its own spice rack would make a fantastic foodie gift.
I recently received a bottle of Haig Club Clubman* whisky for review, and it would definitely make a great gift for any whisky fan.
It’s a single grain whisky which is matured in bourbon casks, and comes in a beautifully distinctive blue bottle. Haig Club Clubman has a smooth, light flavour with notes of vanilla and dried fruit.
It’s perfect for sipping neat or over ice, and is also ideal for use in cocktails.
I spotted the Marvellous Mixes at the Good Food Show last month. I think their yummy Cookie Mix jars would make an excellent Christmas present, and they’re great value at just £9.95.
I’ve picked out their scrummy Smarshmallow Cookie Mix Jar, but they have all sorts of other varieties in their shop.
And some mince pies or the cookie selection from Konditor & Cook would be a delicious gift to wake up to on Christmas morning.
Or if you live near one of their London stores, you could buy one of their beautiful cakes as a gift.
Kitchen Equipment and Gadgets
Every time I put together these gift guides, I always end up spending ages in the Netherton Foundry website.
They’re a Shropshire based company work with local craftsmen, and most of the raw materials they use are sourced in Shropshire and neighbouring counties.
They even have the Nigella stamp of approval, as their products appear in her books and TV shows.
I would love any of their beautiful cookware, but their hand painted tagines are particularly lovely.
I’m still lusting after their beautiful tagines and slow cookers, but I also think that this Prospector Casserole would be a great gift for any foodie. It’s incredibly versatile and you can use it to fry on the hob, brown under the grill or cook in the oven.
This is a real investment piece for any kitchen, and will last for years with a little care and attention.
Is the foodie that you’re buying for also a coffee lover? If so, I’ve got a great gift idea for you!
The Oomph coffee maker* is a fantastic way to make fresh coffee. This ingenious device locks the grounds away from the water, which means that there’s no risk of overbrewing.
It brews a delicious cup of coffee without any bitterness, and keeps your coffee hot for up to an hour. You can even drink your coffee direct from the Oomph, which makes it ideal to take on your morning commute.
I do still love a good espresso though, and the Nespresso Citiz* in my office gets used regularly. This would make a fantastic gift for any coffee fan.
Or if they already own an espresso machine, you could pick out an espresso pod holder. I have this revolving capsule holder*, which will store 60 pods.
A slow juicer like this one from Aicok would be a great gift for anyone keen on healthy eating.
A masticating juicer will preserve more nutrients in fruit and veg than a centrifugal juicer. You’ll also get less foaming and clogging, so cleaning up the juicer will be easier.
The powerful motor and dishwashable parts make it an ideal addition to any kitchen. Click here to check pricing on Amazon*.
Food and Cook Books
Cook books are a great gift choice -I always love receiving new recipe books at Christmas time. There’s a massive range of books on the market, so you’re sure to find something suitable. Here are a few suggestions:
I recently met Tom Kerridge at the BBC Good Food Show, and his book Lose Weight for Good* is full of fantastic recipes to help you eat more healthily.
The very first cook book I bought was How to Eat* by Nigella Lawson, and I still refer to it regularly. It’s full of everything from quick meals for one to relaxed weekend lunch menus.
Or for fans of the Great British Bake Off, why not buy the latest companion book Get Baking for Family and Friends*. It contains over 100 mouth-watering sweet and savoury bakes, from Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and the contestants from the 8th and 9th series of the show.
And finally, Bake in Black* is a baking recipe book which draws its inspiration from the world of rock and heavy metal. It’s a fun stocking filler gift for a music-loving baker, or one with a sense of humour!
But if your foodie friend has already got every gadget under the sun, then why not get them a food-related experience gift.
Tickets to one of the BBC Good Food Shows would make a lovely Christmas gift for a foodie. The shows are a great day out, with demonstrations, shopping, and even the chance of meeting some of your favourite chefs.
A cookery course or tasting day would also be a popular choice. There’s a wide range of courses available at Brompton Cookery School in Shropshire, and a quick Google should turn up something local to your gift recipient.
Marvellous Mixes also have a Monthly Baking subscription club which would be a delicious gift idea. Each 3, 6 or 12 month gift subscription arrives with a Jar baking mix of your choice.
Then the following month the gift recipient will receive a delicious Baking Club baking mix. And there’s a little something extra inside each monthly baking box to help them with their baking!
If your food-loving friend also loves gin, then a gin Subscription box would make a fab gift. Click here for some suggestions for gifts for gin lovers