The 62 best Christmas gifts for foodies: 2015

The best Christmas present ideas for the foodie in your life. Our gifts are for all budgets, from £2 foodie stocking fillers to £350 gifts, plus the best food halls to buy your gifts

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Stocking fillers

Norio Onigiri Bento box


He’s hangry. £8.95, harveynichols.com

Milk chocolate fawn

Almost too pretty to eat. £9.95, bettys.co.uk

Chococo C181 robot capsule

Kids will love this. £7.50/135g, chococo.co.uk

Gingerbread Wonderland by Mima Sinclair

Houses, biscuits and garlands – the world is your gingerbread oyster. £8.99, Kyle books

Wooden gherkin tongs

Why not? £7, jaspermorrisonshop.com

Sir Hans Sloane drinking chocolate bauble  

Just add hot milk. £2, sirhanssloane.com

Bone chutney spoon

Reach the bottom of even your deepest jars. £8, labourandwait.co.uk

Green wooden whisk

An affordable object of desire. £5, carosomerset.com

M&S teeny tiny tins

Filled with chocolate penguins. £1 each (11g), marksandspencer.com

Ultimate English cranberry and clementine Christmas fudge

Try not to eat the whole pack. £4.99/150g, ultimateenglish.co.uk

Barista & Co coffee bag clips

For the person who has everything. £9.99, lakeland.co.uk

Whole dried Trinidad scorpion chilli

Scorchio. £5.95, souschef.co.uk

Albero Massimo tree

Filled with 12 chocolates. £4.95, carluccios.com

£20 and under

Flute champagne saucer

Hand-blown lead-free crystal. Classy. £14, davidmellordesign.com

Biscuit block mug 

Perfectly shaped for dunking. £12.75, notonthehighstreet.com

Glass and acacia wood honey jar

A thing of beauty. £15.25, shopFolklore.com

Oolong tea selection box

Including imperial iron Buddha, wild orange and Asian mango. £14, exoticteapot.co.uk

Christmas baubles box

£17/216g, liquorice.nu

Clementine in camicia 

Candied clementine covered in chocolate… move over Terry’s. £16.95, carluccios.com

Arbequina organic extra-virgin olive oil

This has plenty of oomph and a peppery finish. £14.95/500ml, selfridges.com

Syrup selection 

Four varieties including rose mojito and spiced Christmas – cocktails, here we come! £15/4 x 200ml, themodernpantry.co.uk

La Fee absinthe tasting set with classic spoon

Decadent and dangerous. £14.99, selfridges.com

Pineapple print tea towel 

Spiketastic. £12.95, thornbackandpeel.co.uk

Willie’s Cacao golden pod

Filled with sea salt caramel pearls. Too good to share. £12.99, williescacao.com 

Bacon curing kit 

For the bacon lover. Curing mixes, curing bags and instructions – you can’t go wrong. £20, cannonandcannon.com

Snowflake tree

£14.95, paulayoung.co.uk 

Action Against Hunger Chef’s Calendar 

All for a very good cause, Dan Doherty as Mr. July is our favourite. £12, actionagainsthunger.org.uk 

£50 and under

Brindisa gordal olives

You can never have enough olives. £30/5kg, ocado.com

Jersey Pottery sardine run denim apron

Save your clothes while looking good. £24.99, ocado.com

Gin & tonic hand-pulled screen print by Michelle Gough.

Gin. Nuff said. £22, made-gallery.com

Give a fig

Show you do with this grow-your-own fig tree in a smart terracotta pot. £35, glut.co.uk

Cheese blade

This slides through hard cheese like a knife through butter, a joy to use. £45, paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk

Artesa 2-tier slate serving stand

£34.99, lakeland.co.uk

Peat Monster whisky 

As it says on the bottle – peaty and smoky. £47, cravedlondon.com

Charcuterie selection box

Packed with olives, chorizo, ham, almonds and other delicious nibbles. £50, brindisa.com

M&S Ultimate Collection Platter

Something for everyone. £30, marksandspencer.com

V60 brewing kit

Start someone’s slide into precision coffee making with a V60 drip filter and some Pact coffee. pactcoffee.com

Golden pineapple ice bucket

The must-have thing this year. £25, johnlewis.com

Table brush set 

Hurrah, no more crumbs! £35, shopfolklore.com

Copper tri-ply stockpot by George Home at Asda

Perfect for your mulled wine. £40, asda.com

Korean cooking set 

For on-trend foodies. £37.50, souschef.co.uk

Hario V60 buono stainless steel kettle

Pouring water onto coffee grounds is a science. £39.99, steamer.co.uk

Nightcap gift set 

Treats and booze to give you sweet dreams. £45, daylesford.com

Bloody Good Mary mix

We love a Bloody Mary, especially when it comes in a neat little package like this. Includes a 35cl bottle of 4-month infused horseradish vodka (winner of three shiny stars at the Great Taste Awards 2015); and five bottles of nicely spicy Bloody Good Mary mix. Remember to buy celery! £32, godminster.com

Blow the budget 

WSET Level 2 award in wines and spirits

Ideal for the wine buff in your life, the WSET course is series of intimate sessions learning about growing conditions, winemaking techniques, how to properly taste wine and how to read the label. You also get to taste a fair wines along the way, including some of the best in the world, in the hands-on tasting sessions – a fantastic way to really get to grips with Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and more. From £395 wsetglobal.com

L’Atelier du Vin L’abre a verred wine glass rack

Dry and store your wine glasses more easily. £89, conranshop.co.uk

Chef’s Collection pegboard

Beautiful and practical. £195, kreisdesign.com

Meantime’s beer masterclass

This covers everything from ingredients and brewing process to world beer styles and how to taste, with a brewery tour and lunch thrown in. £90/one-day course, meantimebrewing.com

Nopi hamper 

Packed with Yotam and Scully’s pantry favourites, plus a signed Nopi cookbook. £100, ottolenghi.co.uk

One-cup grind & brew

This grinds the beans for each new cup, brilliant for solo coffee drinkers. £100, cuisinart.co.uk

Michael Graves’ 9093 kettle

Revamped with a handsome ‘tea rex’ whistle. From £99.95, alessi.com

Blutune 65 radio

Music while you cook. £150, robertsradio.co.uk

Portland Bar Set

This will make entertaining more fun. £68, anthropologie.com

Smeg stand mixer

Classy looking and solidly reliable. £349.95, johnlewis.com

We also like…

Nudo panettone

It’s not Christmas in the olive office, unless there’s a panettone about. This year our favourite is Nudo’s limited edition panettone, made with extra virgin olive oil. It’s rich, buttery, full of plump fruit and there’s no danger of it going dry. £20/750g, nudoadopt.com

Whittard of Chelsea tea

Thinking about the New Year? Detox in style with Whittard’s Finest Green Leaf Tea Selection. (£10) whittard.co.uk

Nyetimber Demi-Sec

Raise a glass to our favourite bottle of bubbly for 2015 – Nyetimber’s demi-sec. It’s British, it’s fresh, it’s light gold in colour and it would go wonderfully with everyhting from smoked salmon to fruit cake.

A sweet, lemon start on the palate balanced by a crisp acidity creates a lovely, clean and pure structure. £31.99, majestic.co.uk

Cartmel gift box

Be still, our sugary hearts. Cartmel sticky toffee pudding is good enough, but a whole gift pack of sticky toffee-related goodies? Yes please! We love the mug (thin-rimmed, our favourite) and the sticky toffee chocolates are to.die.for.

There’s also a mini Christmas pudding in there, and don’t even get us started on the sticky toffee cheese… £35, booths.co.uk

Lina Stores pasta tin gift set

Italian food lovers will really appreciate this vintage tomato tin full of expertly sourced products from Lina Stores, the legendary Italian grocery store in Soho. Make an authentic Italian pasta dish from artisan Neapolitan pasta Romita, Parmigiano Reggiano, Lina Stores’ iconic homemade tomato sauce and Campania extra virgin olive oil.

Once you’ve used the tin’s contents, you can re-use it to grow your own basil plant using the Slow Food approved Franchi seeds – an everlasting Christmas present! £19.95 linastores.co.uk

Grand Ferrero Rocher Shell

A really impressive gift to take to a festive dinner party instead of a bunch of flowers. It’s a giant hollow Ferrero Rocher with that iconic crunchy milk chocolate and hazelnut shell, filled with four of the festive season’s favourite chocolates. £8.99 tesco.com

A quarterly gin sipping service

The folk at Sipsmith now deliver their gins direct to your door… choose from three packages (£60, £150 or £250) to get your regular gin fix throughout the whole year.

We like the ‘Liveryman’ option – pledge £150 and become a ‘Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Sipsmiths’. Or to put it plainly, £150 gets you four sipping service packs (one year’s subscription), including a founding edition gift pack (four gins and a copper spirits measure) as well as three further gin boxes delivered quarterly throughout the year. sipsmith.com

Nama’s raw Christmas hampers

Yes it’s the season of excess… but NAMA, the raw food and vegan restaurant in Notting Hill that we recently reviewed, has managed to nail healthy treats this year with their brand new range of Christmas hampers.

100% vegan organic and unprocessed, there are three different hamper options to choose from and the goodies within include probiotic ‘nut cheese’, activated raw crackers, raw mince pies, a raw truffle selection and raw fig chutney. Oh, and a bottle of fizz or sparkling kombucha (sweetened black or green tea). Starting from £55, namafoods.com


A G Hendy’s vintage jar

For the discerning lover of cleanliness and order, we present this vintage jar stuffed with a utility cloth, mushroom brush, nail brush, twine and scissors with a personalised label. All A G Hendy’s products are beautiful to look at and handle, as well as being covetable. shop.aghendy.com