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Best Christmas gifts for foodies

Whether you’re spending loose change or blowing the budget, our gift guide will help you find the perfect Christmas present for your favourite foodie. We've got hamper fillers, fun aprons, an intriguing coffee plant and more...

Looking for Christmas gifts for foodies? Our Christmas gift ideas pull together the best food gifts. From Christmas hamper ideas to stylish show stopper Christmas gifts.

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If you’re looking for cheap Christmas gifts, we have plenty of ideas for foodies for under £10. Or why not make homemade Christmas food gifts to save money and give your presents a personal touch? Here are our Christmas food gifts recipes.

If you’re looking for ways of wrapping your Christmas foodie gifts then check out our homemade Christmas wrapping guide, with printable gift tag templates.

Turquoise paper Christmas crackers with white tags

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Of course, we think the best gift for a foodie is a year-long subscription to olive magazine. That’s a monthly dose of the best recipes, restaurant trends and travel inspiration delivered through the letterbox, so your favourite food lovers can always stay ahead of the game. The food gift that keeps on giving, for just £33.99 for 13 issues, buysubscriptions.com


Christmas hamper gift ideas

Venchi white chocolate spread

Kinder Bueno meets Ferrero Rocher. This addictive spread can be put into cakes or eaten straight from the jar. One of the best products we’ve tasted. Ever. This would make a great stocking filler for anyone who has a sweet tooth. £11.55/300g, amazon.co.uk

A jar of Venchi white chocolate spread with hazelnut and olive oil. The jar of spread has a gold lid and a white label with writing on it

Lindor mint chocolates

If you’ve tried them, you know… £9.98/400g, amazon.co.uk

Lindor mint chocolate balls

Caramelised hazelnuts

Whole Italian hazelnuts coated in caramel and a single-origin chocolate dusting. £11.50/150g, pumpstreetchocolate.com

A clear bag filled with chocolate-dusted hazelnuts

Dark chocolate gingers

Spicy candied ginger pieces coated in shiny dark chocolate. £15/800g, farhi.co.uk

A clear pot filled with chocolate covered gingers

Fortnum and Mason’s damson, blackberry and apple chutney

Spend Boxing Day dolloping this fruity, spiced condiment onto crackers and tangy cheddar. £5.50/230g, fortnumandmason.com

Fortnum and Mason blackberry, damson and apple chutney

Fiasconaro pistachio cream

Spread onto waffles, sandwich between macarons or just spoon straight from the jar. £8.50/180g, souschef.co.uk

A jar of Fiasconaro pistachio cream

Pasta di aldo tagliatelle with lemon

Zesty lemon pasta kneaded by hand in Italy before being hung to air-dry. Works brilliantly with smoked salmon scraps and a dash of cream. This would be ideal for dinner on Christmas Eve. £4.95/250g, souschef.co.uk 

A brown box with a clear front, it is filled with long strands of yellow tagliatelle

Smoked black pudding

The Great Taste Awards supreme champion, this smoked black pudding from butcher Hugh McGuire has a rich, delicate, crumbly texture. £2.75 per 100g, Selfridges food hall

A wooden tray topped with six Smoked Black Pudding. There is grass in the background

Cherry molasses

A reduction of 100% Turkish sour cherry juice, this sweet and sharp syrup would be great as a base for cocktails or as a glaze for duck or lamb. £8.95/250g, arabicafoodandspice.com 

A jar on a white background. The jar is filled with Arabica Food & Spices Cherry Molasses. There is a label on the front with drawing of cherries and a gold lid on top

Cinco jotas acorn-fed iberico ham

Rich acorn-fed jamón with an intense flavour. Warning – there will be fights over the last silky slither. £24/70g, cincojotas.co.uk 

A packet of Iberico ham. The packaging is brown with a black stripe diagonally across it

Pommery fireman’s mustard

Classic, creamy-smooth French Pommery mustard with a proper fiery kick. This would be great on Boxing Day with a thick slab of roast ham. £6.50/250g, souschef.co.uk

A jar of pommery firemens mustard. The jar has a red lid and a red label around the centre with writing on it

Zaytoun roasted chilli almonds

Slowly roasted Fairtrade almonds coated in fiery chilli spices. These moreish nuts have just the right amount of lingering heat and satisfying crunch, but be warned, they won’t last long. £5.50/140g, traidcraftshop.co.uk

Zaytoun roasted chilli almonds

Mini land collection

A selection of milk and dark chocolates stylishly packaged. Eat a cube and feel it melt on your tongue. These would be a great stocking filler for a chocolate lover. £12.50/6 x 25g bar, landchocolate.com 


Christmas gifts for foodies for £25 and under

Cocktail recipe tea towel

There’s nothing dry about this screen-printed cotton tea towel. £12, notjustashop.arts.ac.uk

A white tea towel with red wording on and a blue glass

Wine guide

This accessible lowdown on grape varieties covers the lot, from label decoding to food pairings. £12.99, Waterstones

A pale orange book cover with a wine glass on the front

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2020

The year ahead told via folk stories and seasonal recipes. £10, amazon.co.uk

A book cover with trees and plants drawn on

Food jigsaws

The race is on to finish the tonkotsu ramen. £15.95, areaware.eu

A jigsaw puzzle of a photo of ramen

Aran cookbook

Stories and baking recipes from Flora Shedden’s artisan bakery in the heart of Scotland. £22, amazon.co.uk

A cookbook with a shop front on the cover

Peanut butter bauble

This retro, glittery tree decoration makes for a quirky alternative to traditional shiny spheres. £20, Selfridges

A bauble made to look like a jar of peanut butter

World salt selection

Season like a pro with this global selection of salts, from Persian blue to vibrant Viking smoked. £22.95, souschef.co.uk

Four pots of salt stacked on top of each other

Sandwich defender plate

Let the wrestling bear keep your Boxing Day sarnie safe. £22.50, jimbobart.com

A white plate with a bear drawn on the front

Japanese micro herb growing set

Take sushi and stir-fries to the next level by cultivating your own Japanese herbs. £19.95, souschef.co.uk

Three wooden bags with green labels on the front

Rosé vermouth

They’ll adore the berry fruits and herbaceous notes of this Spanish El Bandarra vermouth. £21.95/1 litre, masterofmalt.com

A long bottle filled with red vermouth

Coffee subscription

Coffee nerds will love this curation of hard- to-find beans from UK indie roasteries. From £18.99 a month, indycoffeebox.co.uk


Oil and vinegar bottle

Two bottles in one – this tall, delicate, double-walled glassware features curved pink glass within. £18, oliverbonas.com

A long bottle with pink filter inside and wooden stoppers

DOIY salami notepad

Never run out of cured sausage again! £9.95, amazon.co.uk

Salami Notes

Ice cream socks

Choose between mint choc chip, raspberry ripple or hundreds and thousands; £6.95, shop.balticmill.com

Green mint choc chip ice cream socks

Monki avocado socks

Avocado and toasty feet. £3, monki.com

Monki pink socks with green avocados on

Herb and veg seeds

Foolproof seed packs to grow your own – including jalapeños, and aubergines. £3, notanotherbill.com

Not another bill growing seeds kit

Dalí and Picasso salt and pepper pots

Invite two artistic geniuses to Christmas dinner. £20, shop.tate.org.uk

Modern Artist Salt and Pepper Pots

Spice up your life screen print

Hot off the press. £10, basilandford.com

Spice up your life screenprint

Crab multi tool

This crustacean-shaped Swiss army knife is well worth shelling out for. £14.99, waterstones.com

Crab multi tool

Aesop citrus body balm

Give hands some love in the cold weather with this festive-scented orange-rind balm. £27, net-a-porter.com

Aesop body rind concentrate balm

Cheese-making kit

Everything you need to make mozzarella, ricotta, burrata, soft goat’s cheese and soft cow’s cheese – sounds gouda to us. A great way to spend a few hours over the Christmas period. £25, paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk

Paxton and Whitfield Cheese Making kit. There is a brown box and it says 'Paxton and Whitfield cheese making kit

Sushi socks shrimp

Eat your sushi, and wear it too with these fun shrimp socks. You’ll get instructions on how to re-roll them once they’ve been worn. £8.99, souschef.co.uk

Sous chef sushi socks

Cazcabel honey and coffee tequilas

Changing the game when it comes to premium tequila, choose between nectar-like honey or smooth, rich and expertly balanced coffee. Or have both. From £29.65/70cl, amazon.co.uk

A bottle with deep purple liquid inside

You’re nuts mini tray

We are nuts for this fun printed tea tray. Leave Rudolph’s carrot and Santa’s mince pie on it come Christmas Eve. £15.00, donnawilson.com