Best Christmas gifts for foodies 2023
Whatever the budget, our gift guide has the perfect Christmas present for your favourite foodie
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.
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Best Christmas gifts for foodies 2023
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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 you'll pay only £32.99 for 13 issues, saving over 60% on the shop price – making a wonderful Christmas gift.
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)
Daylesford Organic mince pie caramel cracker
- Available from Daylesford Organic (£18)
A chic after-dinner treat or stocking filler, these festive fruit- and spice-infused caramels are coated in dark chocolate and pastry crumbs.
Daylesford Organic (£18)
- Available from Sacla (£40)
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.
olive cheese hamper
- Available from the olive shop (£49.99)
For the cheese lover in your life, this decadent hamper is filled with three artisan British cheeses to keep them going through the festive season. Alongside a cheddar, brie and stilton, also included in the hamper are crackers and chutney to complete the treat.
the olive shop (£49.99)
Lindor mint chocolate truffles
- Available from Amazon (£14.99 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 (£14.99 for 2 boxes)
Pinkster Gin boozy berries
- Available from Selfridges (£8.99)
Made using berries left-over from making Pinkster gin, these boozy berries are an effortless dessert when spooned over ice cream or waffles. A decadent storecupboard standby to have on hand.
Farhi dark chocolate gingers
- Available from Amazon (£22.50)
Spicy candied ginger pieces coated in shiny dark chocolate. A grown-up and moreish chocolate treat.
Pump Street Bakery panettone Christmas chocolate bar
- Available from Pump Street Bakery (£6.75)
A great stocking filler, Pump Street Bakery's creamy milk chocolate has been given a festive makeover with the bakery's own panettone, candied fruit and almonds. Browse our best chocolate gifts for more sweet ideas for a chocoholic.
Pump Street Bakery (£6.75)
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)
The Gift of Oil infused olive oil
- Available from The Gift of Oil (from £11.85)
The Gift of Oil has a wide range of classic and infused olive oils and vinegars that make lovely gifts for a keen cook. We love the fragrant rosemary and garlic infused olive oil: give roasties an effortless flavour boost or drizzle over lamb, roast chicken or vegetable traybakes.
The Gift of Oil (from £11.85)
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.
8Track spiced rum
This smooth spiced rum is infused with Seville oranges, vanilla, cloves and cinnamon. Eco-conscious 8Track is also committed to supporting independent music, partnering with organisations to showcase new talent.
Drinks by the Dram Japanese whisky tasting set
- Available from Amazon (£35.95)
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.
Dutch Barn vodka
Made in North Yorkshire using apples and presented in a 60% recycled glass bottle, this crisp, smooth vodka is mellow enough to drink neat.
Crazy Gin Lassi
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.
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.
Sous Chef (£26.99)
Richard Brendon wine glasses
- Available from Richard Brendon (£90 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 (£90 for 2)
Stove-top enamelware kettle
- Available from Mini Moderns (£48)
With a heat-resistant handle, this pretty retro kettle is ideal for rustling up a brew on a glamping trip.
Mini Moderns (£48)
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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