Looking for Christmas gifts for foodies? Our Christmas gift ideas pull together the best food gifts, from Christmas hamper ideas to homemade food gifts with a personal touch. Searching for a gift to give a coffee lover? Check out our best Christmas coffee gift guide.
If you're looking for cheap Christmas gifts, we have plenty of ideas for foodies for under £10 with our foodie secret Santa gifts.
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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, to help food lovers stay ahead of the game. Subscribe now and we'll also send you the fantastic new book from the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things! You'll pay only £39.99 every 13 issues saving over 40% on the shop price and altogether receive a subscription bundle worth over £100 - making a wonderful Christmas gift.
Luxury food hamper by olive magazine
- Available from olive shop, £99.99
We've selected our very own pick of gourmet food and drink to build the ultimate luxury hamper, chosen by our expert editors. This hamper contains a little bit of everything - from jars of Sicilian pesto and hazelnut spread from Strazzanti, to British wildflower honey, a selection of three artisan British cheeses, Rococo chocolate, wine and more.
Gin & Tonic hamper by olive magazine
- Available from olive shop, £59.99
Gift the gift of the ultimate gin hour with our very own carefully curated craft gin and tonic hamper. It's bursting with treats - containing a 700ml bottle of Jensen's Bermondsey Dry gin plus a selection of Bermondey Mixer Co. tonic waters in classic, cucumber, and grapefruit flavours. A selection of bean-to-bar chocolates from Bermondsey-based Lucocoa complete the hamper, with flavours ranging from milk to 70% dark and natural blonde.
olive shop, £59.99
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Cheese hamper by olive magazine
- Available from olive shop, £49.99
Christmas is the best time of year for cheese, so we've curated our own indulgent cheese hamper. This showcases the best of British artisan cheesemaking with three brilliant cheeses: iconic Colston Bassett stilton, a complex cheddar perfected by Westcombe Dairy in Somerset and creamy Sussex Camembert from award-winning, self-taught cheesemonger Alsop & Walker. Crackers, fruity apricot toasts and piccalilli finish the hamper to be cheeseboard ready.
olive shop, £49.99
Harvey Nichols caramelised white chocolate bar
- Available from Harvey Nichols, £7.95
This satisfyingly chunky, amber-coloured bar is both sweet and salty, with caramelised, toffee notes.
Harvey Nichols, £7.95
The Real Cure British Charcuterie Selection Box
- Available from Not on the High Street (£35)
Flavoured-packed charcuterie from Dorset. The punchy smoked sloe and garlic venison salami is a winner.
Not on the High Street (£35)
Masterclass virtual cookery course
- Available from masterclass.com, prices vary
Give the gift of Italian cookery, American BBQ and world-class patisserie skills this Christmas. Italian chef Massimo Bottura, chef-patron of three-Michelin starred Osteria Francescana restaurant in Modena, has a series of Modern Italian sessions on MasterClass, which also features courses from renowned chefs Thomas Keller and Alice Waters, and pastry chef Dominique Ansel. Pay £85 for 12 lessons (including a downloadable class cookbook), or you can buy two site passes for £170, which gives you access to all chefs, and learn anything from simple pesto and pasta making, to Texas-style BBQ skills and making good use of leftovers such as potato peelings and onion skins.
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masterclass.com, prices vary
- Available from Sacla
Made to a recipe created by the Cipriani family (who were behind the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice), this rich yet light panettone is studded with plump raisins and beautifully wrapped for gifting. The packaging includes recipes for sweet sauces, too.
Klei teal pourer
- Available from klei.shop
This Hackney gallery stocks beautiful, functional ceramics by local makers. This hand-thrown, dual-textured stoneware pourer by Andrea Roman is ideal for pouring cream into your morning coffee or boozy custard onto a Christmas pud.
Lindor mint chocolate truffles
- Available from Amazon (£13.98 for 2 boxes)
If you’ve tried them, you know...A must-purchase for any mint chocolate lovers this Christmas, ideal for snacking in front of Christmas television.
Amazon (£13.98 for 2 boxes)
Farhi dark chocolate gingers
- Available from Amazon (£16.86)
Spicy candied ginger pieces coated in shiny dark chocolate. A grown-up and moreish chocolate treat.
Bao aged white soy sauce
- Available from Bao, £19.50
More delicate and complex than everyday soy sauce, use in dipping sauces for sushi or dumplings.
Fiasconaro pistachio cream
- Available from Sous Chef, £12.99
Spread onto waffles, sandwich between macarons or spoon straight from the jar.
Sous Chef, £12.99
Arabica cherry molasses
- Available from Arabica, £9.50
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.
Pasta Evangelists gift subscription
- Available from Pasta Evangelists, from £20
Tonnarelli straight to your door? Bellissimo! Send a 1, 2 or 3 month pasta gift subscription for the easiest pasta feasts.
Pasta Evangelists, from £20
This elegantly packaged gin has orange and floral notes, with gentle spice and a rounded character. See the best gin gifts for gin lovers for more inspiration.
Drinks by the Dram Japanese whisky tasting set
- Available from Amazon (£34.95)
Way to get into the festive spirit(s)...Discover 5 unique Japanese whiskies from different producers, to discover new styles and a new favourite tipple.
Crazy in looks but not flavour. With notes of turmeric, cumin and yogurt (yes, really), this lassi gin is cracking.
Cazcabel Coffee Liqueur with Tequila
Changing the game when it comes to premium tequila, choose between nectar-like honey or smooth, rich and expertly balanced coffee. Or have both.
Richard Brendon wine glasses
- Available from Richard Brendon (£85 for 2)
olive's wine expert Kate Hawkings says:
Most of my day-to-day drinking is from cheap glasses, but I have a small collection of fine glasses that I get out for special occasions. Zalto and Riedel are two of my favourite makers, but my heart would beat still faster if I was given the one-size-fits-all wine glasses designed by the venerated wine writer Jancis Robinson and product designer Richard Brendon.
Richard Brendon (£85 for 2)
Anthropologie reusable dish towels
- Available from Anthropologie (£22)
Crafted from thick cotton, this set of six stylish towels can be machine-washed to re-use again and again.
HK Living Yunomi Mugs
- Available from Coffee & Cloth, £45
These stoneware mugs are inspired by the traditional Japanese tea ceremony – perfect for sipping green tea or espresso from.
Coffee & Cloth, £45
Plewsy patterned tea towels
- Available from Plewsy, £12
We love the modern prints on these 100% cotton, illustrated tea towels, including leopard and tree designs.
Koi fish salt and pepper shakers
- Available from Sous Chef (£26.99)
These aquatic-inspired shakers in vibrant coral make a fun foodie stocking filler.
- Available from Sous Chef (£26.99)
Mikan breakfast set
- Available from Thirteen Thirty-one, £65
These delicate ceramics are hand-painted with the Chinese citrus fruit, mikan – a foodie talking point for weekend guests.
Thirteen Thirty-one, £65
Stove-top enamelware kettle
- Available from Mini Moderns, £45
With a heat-resistant handle, this pretty retro kettle is ideal for rustling up a brew on a glamping trip.
Mini Moderns, £45
The Cocktail Dictionary
This fun, accessible book is a treasure trove of lesser-known cocktails – try a Salty Dog or a New York Sour.
Parwana by Durkhanai Ayub
Discover authentic Afghan recipes, beautiful imagery and family stories from author Durkhanai Ayub.
The Pie Room by Calum Franklin
Pie maestro Calum Franklin on the art of perfect pastry and pies, from wellingtons to sea bass en croûte.
Noble Rot: Wine from Another Galaxy
This coffee-table tome is an exuberant, beautifully shot and illustrated hymn to all things wine.
Ooni Koda 16
- Available from Ooni (£499)
Transform your summer al fresco dining in 2023. The Ooni Koda 16 is quick and easy to set up, and makes authentic-tasting pizzas in just 60 seconds.
KitchenAid stand mixer
- Available from KitchenAid (£449)
KitchenAid’s iconic 4.8-litre stand mixer now comes in a stylish new colourway – feather pink. Or take your pick from deep red, beetroot purple, cream and more. Read our full guide to the best stand mixers for more ideas.
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