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.
If you’re looking for cheap Christmas gifts, we have plenty of ideas for foodies for under £10 with our foodie secret Santa gifts.
Want to wrap your Christmas foodie gifts nicely? Then check out our homemade Christmas wrapping guide, with printable gift tag templates.
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olive magazine subscription
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. The gift that keeps on giving, for just £29.99 for 13 issues, buysubscriptions.com.
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. masterclass.com
We love the modern prints on these 100% cotton, illustrated tea towels, including leopard and tree designs.
These pretty, hand-painted plates are perfect for sides, starters and desserts.
These aquatic-inspired shakers in vibrant coral make a fun foodie stocking filler.
Make a batch of jam to go in this chic jar for maximum gifting points.
Crafted from thick cotton, this set of six stylish towels can be machine-washed to re-use again and again.
Create a cosy hygge-like setting with Skandinavisk’s mini candle gift set.
These stoneware mugs are inspired by the traditional Japanese tea ceremony – perfect for sipping green tea or espresso from.
With a heat-resistant handle, this pretty retro kettle is ideal for rustling up a brew on a glamping trip.
Simple yet stylish, this oven-to-table ceramic pie dish is ideal for serving your leftovers pie in.
Give the gift of the comforting smell of freshly-baked sausage rolls this Christmas. These handy kits include Farmison & Co’s Yorkshire heritage breed sausage stuffing and a pack of premium ready-rolled Dorset puff pastry, ready for an afternoon of sausage roll making and family fun.
Level up your morning cup of joe with speciality roaster Ozone. Choose single-origin or a blend, and tailor the grind to your preferred brewing method – from V60 to French press.
This satisfyingly chunky, amber-coloured bar is both sweet and salty, with caramelised, toffee notes.
Yes, it’s an opinion divider, but for the true Marmite fans out there, a personalised jar is a must-have.
More delicate and complex than everyday soy sauce, use in dipping sauces for sushi or dumplings.
Flavoured-packed charcuterie from Dorset. The punchy smoked sloe and garlic venison salami is a winner.
If you’ve tried them, you know…
Whole Italian hazelnuts coated in caramel and a single-origin chocolate dusting.
Spicy candied ginger pieces coated in shiny dark chocolate.
Spread onto waffles, sandwich between macarons or spoon straight from the jar.
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.
Rich, acorn-fed jamón with an intense flavour. Warning – there will be fights over the last silky slither.
Season like a pro with this global selection of salts, from Persian blue to vibrant Viking smoked.
Give the Boxing Day bap on upgrade with five different packs of hand-cured bacon.
Join Muswell Hill cheese club and enjoy three seasonal cheeses, a chutney and a box of crackers delivered every month. A gouda way to try out some new varieties.
Filled with Ibérico jamón, gordal olives, smoked almonds, turrón and manchego, as well as a bottle of cava and Spanish red wine, this is Christmas with a Brindisa twist.
Tonnarelli straight to your door? Bellissimo!
Way to get into the festive spirit(s)…
These two surrealist high-fired porcelain figures are created by New York designer Jonathan Adler.
New Year drinks are sorted with this set, complete with two ripple-effect champagne glasses.
There’s nothing dry about this screen-printed cotton tea towel.
Crazy in looks but not flavour. With notes of turmeric, cumin and yogurt (yes, really), this lassi gin is cracking.
They’ll adore the berry fruits and herbaceous notes of this Spanish El Bandarra vermouth.
Changing the game when it comes to premium tequila, choose between nectar-like honey or smooth, rich and expertly balanced coffee. Or have both.
Decorated with Black Cow vodka’s dancing cows in black and 18 carat gold leaf, these glasses are perfect for serving negronis in.
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 new one-size-fits-all wine glasses designed by the venerated wine writer Jancis Robinson and product designer Richard Brendon.
olive’s wine expert Kate Hawkings says:
There are many offering gift subscriptions but the oldest and my favourite is The Wine Society. Life membership costs £40 including a £20 voucher against the first purchase. Run as a not-for-profit cooperative, the society has a crack team of buyers who secure great wine at all levels. There are hundreds of bargains under £10, as well as super-smart wines and masses in between.
Start making New Year plans with this tropical notebook. You can personalise it, too – a great stocking filler.
Got the sourdough-making bug? This handmade, heavy-duty banneton is designed for a lifetime of use.
New to Smeg’s cookware range, this cool, coloured pan not only looks great in the kitchen, but is nice and weighty, a good size and super non-stick.
Foolproof seed packs to grow your own – including jalapeños and aubergines.
Keep all your favourite olive recipes in one place with this sleek Moleskine journal. Split into starters, mains, sides and desserts, there are handy sections plus nifty food facts and techniques dotted throughout.
Enjoy pretty pink blossom and beautiful little finger limes with this easy indoor pot plant.
This fun, accessible book is a treasure trove of lesser-known cocktails – try a Salty Dog or a New York Sour.
Discover authentic Afghan recipes, beautiful imagery and family stories from author Durkhanai Ayub.
Pie maestro Calum Franklin on the art of perfect pastry and pies, from wellingtons to sea bass en croûte.