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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Food gifts

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. 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.

Subscribe to olive magazine here


Luxury food hamper by olive magazine

Olive luxury hamper

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.

Available from The Olive Shop, £99.99


Gin & Tonic hamper by olive magazine

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.

Available from:
olive shop, £59.99

Looking for more boozy gift inspiration? If you're looking for a new tipple to try this Christmas, Aperitivo Select could be the answer - a festive red bottle to make sparkling spritzes all Christmas party season.

Find out more and try Aperitivo Select here.

Select Spritz and bottle of Select with a bowl of green olives

Cheese hamper by olive magazine

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.

Available from:
olive shop, £49.99


Harvey Nichols caramelised white chocolate bar

Harvey Nichols Caramelised White Chocolate Bar

This satisfyingly chunky, amber-coloured bar is both sweet and salty, with caramelised, toffee notes.

Available from:
Harvey Nichols, £7.95


The Real Cure British Charcuterie Selection Box

Letterbox Charcuterie

Flavoured-packed charcuterie from Dorset. The punchy smoked sloe and garlic venison salami is a winner.

Available from:
Not on the High Street (£35)


Masterclass virtual cookery course

Virtual Cookery Schools

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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Available from:
masterclass.com, prices vary


Cipriani panettone

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.

A whole Cipriani panettone wrapped in blue paper, next to a wedge of panettone on a plate

Available from:

Sacla, £40


Klei teal pourer

A teal hand-thrown, dual-textured stoneware pourer

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.

Available from:
klei.shop, £28


Lindor mint chocolate truffles

Lindor mint chocolate balls

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.

Available from:
Amazon (£13.98 for 2 boxes)


Farhi dark chocolate gingers

A clear pot filled with chocolate covered gingers

Spicy candied ginger pieces coated in shiny dark chocolate. A grown-up and moreish chocolate treat.


Bao aged white soy sauce

white soy sauce

More delicate and complex than everyday soy sauce, use in dipping sauces for sushi or dumplings.

Available from:
Bao, £19.50


Fiasconaro pistachio cream

A jar of Fiasconaro pistachio cream

Spread onto waffles, sandwich between macarons or spoon straight from the jar.

Available from:
Sous Chef, £12.99


Arabica cherry molasses

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

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.

Available from:
Arabica, £9.50


Pasta Evangelists gift subscription

Pasta Evangelists

Tonnarelli straight to your door? Bellissimo! Send a 1, 2 or 3 month pasta gift subscription for the easiest pasta feasts.

Available from:
Pasta Evangelists, from £20


Drinks gifts

Ealing gin

Ealing gin

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

Japanese-Whisky-Tasting-Set

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.

Available from:
Amazon (£34.95)


Crazy Gin

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.

A bottle with deep purple liquid inside

Richard Brendon wine glasses

Janic Robinson and Richard Brendon wine glass

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.

Available from:
Richard Brendon (£85 for 2)

Kitchenware gifts

Anthropologie reusable dish towels

Dish Towel Set

Crafted from thick cotton, this set of six stylish towels can be machine-washed to re-use again and again.

Available from:
Anthropologie (£22)


HK Living Yunomi Mugs

Yunomi Handleless Mugs

These stoneware mugs are inspired by the traditional Japanese tea ceremony – perfect for sipping green tea or espresso from.

Available from:
Coffee & Cloth, £45


Plewsy patterned tea towels

tea towel

We love the modern prints on these 100% cotton, illustrated tea towels, including leopard and tree designs.

Available from:
Plewsy, £12


Koi fish salt and pepper shakers

Salt & pepper shakers

These aquatic-inspired shakers in vibrant coral make a fun foodie stocking filler.


Mikan breakfast set

breakfast set

These delicate ceramics are hand-painted with the Chinese citrus fruit, mikan – a foodie talking point for weekend guests.

Available from:
Thirteen Thirty-one, £65


Stove-top enamelware kettle

A white kettle with orange line drawings on and a wooden handle

With a heat-resistant handle, this pretty retro kettle is ideal for rustling up a brew on a glamping trip.

Available from:
Mini Moderns, £45


Food Books

The Cocktail Dictionary

cocktail dictionary

This fun, accessible book is a treasure trove of lesser-known cocktails – try a Salty Dog or a New York Sour.

Available from:
Waterstones (£15.99)
Amazon (£12.18)


Parwana by Durkhanai Ayub

Parwana

Discover authentic Afghan recipes, beautiful imagery and family stories from author Durkhanai Ayub.


The Pie Room by Calum Franklin

pie room

Pie maestro Calum Franklin on the art of perfect pastry and pies, from wellingtons to sea bass en croûte.

Available from:
Amazon (£20.05)
Waterstones (£26)


Noble Rot: Wine from Another Galaxy

Noble Rot

This coffee-table tome is an exuberant, beautifully shot and illustrated hymn to all things wine.


Food gadgets

Ooni Koda 16

pizza oven

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.

Available from:
Ooni (£499)


KitchenAid stand mixer

Stand mixer

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.

Available from:
KitchenAid (£449)

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