Best wedding gifts for food lovers
Looking for wedding gifts for foodie lovers? Explore our pick of the best presents, from decadent hampers and elegant crockery to luxe kitchenware, all at different price points
Treat the happy couple in your life to a top-notch foodie gift. We have everything from luxury food gifts to essential kitchenware, along with personalised and fun food activities.
There's plenty of choice when it comes to picking a wedding gift for keen foodies. To start, we've chosen our favourite edible foodie gifts for a special treat they can share on a romantic date night. We've selected a range of truffles, macarons, jams, spreads and bottles of booze. For a more luxurious option, see our stunning hampers or a handmade pasta subscription.
Looking for a high-end kitchen gift? We've also picked out a range of essential kitchenware they'll get daily use out of, from kettles to coffee machines and cookware. Treat the couple to a homeware gift like a punch bowl or chip and dip that they can use when entertaining guests. Or they can decorate a new space with potted plants and pretty kitchenware.
Browse through our list for inspiration and check out our other guides for the best gifts to buy for foodies, such as our best champagne gifts for the celebratory couple. You could also treat the newly wedded couple to one of our online cookery courses, or create a customised BBC Good Food cookbook.
See more ideas with our best coffee gifts, chocolate gifts, baking gifts, housewarming gifts and tea gifts. Treat the couple to a boozy gift with our wine gifts, beer gifts, whisky gifts and gin gifts.
Best wedding gift ideas
Edible wedding gifts
Fortnum & Mason personalised sparkling tea & truffle gift box
- Available from Fortnum & Mason (£55)
Fortnum’s luxurious pairing of their Royal Blend truffles and sparkling tea will please alcohol-conscious friends and teetotallers alike, with the option to customise the bottle label for a personal touch. Truffles are malty and honey-sweet, while the non-alcoholic sparkling tea has light, tropical notes.
Fortnum & Mason (£55)
Pasta Evangelists three-month pasta subscription
- Available from Pasta Evangelists (from £51)
This is a great gift for a couple who loves authentic Italian food and cooking together. A Pasta Evangelist subscription sends out boxes of fresh, handmade pasta straight to your door for cooking, so you can enjoy a taste of Italy in your own home.
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Pasta Evangelists (from £51)
Hotel Chocolat Everything Luxe Collection
- Available from Hotel Chocolat (£59.50)
Hotel Chocolat’s large chocolate hamper makes a reliable gift for any chocolate lover, featuring best-selling recipes such as its milk and cookie chocolate slab, salted caramel chocolate puddles, cocoa tea bags and hot chocolate sachets.
Daylesford Organic artisan ham & cheese hamper
- Available from Daylesford Organic (£145)
A great foodie gift for a newly wedded couple, this hamper includes a luxurious selection of cheese and charcuterie from the Daylesford creamery and smokehouse.
Daylesford Organic (£145)
- Available from Craft Gin Club (from £33)
Nothing says congratulations like a personalised gift. Simply give the gin a name and tagline, then choose a total of five botanicals from a range of spices, florals, herbs, fruits, teas or cocoa. If you want to make the gift extra special, you can add gold or silver flakes, or have the bottle gift wrapped.
Craft Gin Club (from £33)
Ladurée 12 macarons gift box
- Available from Ladurée (£35)
Nothing says romance like a box of gourmet macarons – choose from a range of elegant flavours including rose cardamom, orange blossom and raspberry ginger.
Love Cocoa deluxe chocolate hamper
- Available from Love Cocoa (£70)
Love Cocoa’s luxury chocolate hamper is fit for the most enthusiastic of chocolate-lovers. Inside, you’ll find salted caramel truffles, white chocolate caramel popcorn, hot chocolate buttons and bars of honeycomb, Maldon sea salt and salted caramel chocolate. Plus, each hamper sold plants seven trees in West Africa.
Love Cocoa (£70)
Tiptree jams & marmalade tasting selection box
This Tiptree selection is a great gift for those who love their condiments and enjoy a nice breakfast. Flavours include apricot with armagnac, morello cherry and raspberry with cassis.
Cutter & Squidge afternoon tea at home
- Available from Cutter & Squidge (£29.90)
Renowned for its beautiful array of cakes and bakes, Cutter & Squidge's afternoon tea at home does not disappoint. This high quality yet affordable offering for two is available throughout the UK, and for just under £30 you can enjoy a classic combination of buttery scones with Rodda's clotted cream, Cutter & Squidge's strawberry jam and the brand's own loose-leaf English breakfast tea, plus brownies and lemon drizzle cakes. Browse our full reviews of the best afternoon tea deliveries for more inspiration.
Cutter & Squidge (£29.90)
Homeware wedding gifts
The Always Pan
- Available from Our Place (£125)
The pan taking Instagram by storm lives up to the hype. Made from responsible materials in ethical factories, this pan has an unbeatable non-stick coating and is thoughtfully designed to be multi-use – fry, steam or boil in one. Choose from a variety of colours, from pale lilac to fiery red.
Our Place (£125)
Ninja Foodi AF300UK dual zone air fryer
- Available from Amazon (£219), John Lewis (£219), Argos (£220)
This multi-functional air fryer is a brilliant gift for a busy married couple who are short on time but love good food – this model claims to be up to 75% faster than fan ovens, and uses far less fat than traditional frying methods.
John Lewis (£219)
Le Creuset Signature cast iron round casserole
This luxury Le Creuset casserole is a lovely gift for newly wedded couples and makes for a great addition to the kitchen. It's a versatile piece of kit – use in the oven, on the hob, under the grill or even on the barbecue.
Smeg frying pan
- Available from Amazon (£119), John Lewis (£119)
Investing in good-quality crockery and cookware can be expensive. Start the new couple off with this Smeg pan that is oven safe and can be used on induction, gas and ceramic hobs. You can choose it in black, cream or red colour ways.
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser
Whether it's a birthday, anniversary or just a special treat, velvety smooth hot chocolate will always go down a treat. Whip up barista-grade hot chocolate in just over two minutes, with flavour packs ranging from vegan nutmilk to vanilla white chocolate and cafe latte.
- Available from Finnish Design Shop (£68.85)
This sparkling water maker is an eco-friendly gadget: it saves on plastic bottles, and the Finnish-designed machine is made from a biocomposite of nearly 100% renewable raw materials. Plus, it requires no electricity.
Finnish Design Shop (£68.85)
Cuisinart gelato & ice cream professional
Treat the happy couple to a high-end ice cream maker so they recreate their favourite treats at home. This ice cream maker creates silky, creamy ice cream and gelato with the perfect texture.
KitchenAid Artisan 1.5-litre kettle
For a wedding gift they’ll use every day, this classic KitchenAid kettle has adjustable temperature control, so they can get bespoke with each brew. If they have a KitchenAid mixer, pick the colour to match!
Smeg milk frother
This top of the range milk frother is a stylish kitchen addition for anyone who loves the retro look. Perfect for making a frothy coffee but also voted our best milk frother for making super silky hot chocolates, it’s bound to become the new favourite kitchen gadget.
Trouva set of four large lemon twig plates
- Available from Trouva (£72.49)
This playful set of lemon printed plates will add a touch of Mediterranean flair to anyone’s kitchen space.
Dartington Crystal set of six wine glasses
This set of six white wine glasses makes a great wedding or housewarming gift that’s sure to get regular use. More of a pinot noir or cab sauv fan? Go for the slightly larger red wine glasses.
LSA wine carafe
- Available from Harvey Nichols (£50)
Let a good bottle of wine breathe and make it a feature of the table with a wine decanter. Our guide to the best decanters to buy has options for a thoughtful gift on any budget, from elaborate Riedel crystal to a gold-trimmed waterfall carafe.
Harvey Nichols (£50)
- Available from Papier (£26)
In hardback with a beautiful green botanical design, this recipe journal comes with clear guides to add ingredients and write steps, plus there are little details to note down difficulty and portion. Another unique feature is the boxes for tips and tricks. The couple can write down family recipes to share together, creating traditions for years to come.
Emma Bridgewater half pint jug
Perfect for a spring or summer wedding, this cheery dandelion jug from Emma Bridgewater is a colourful addition to an afternoon tea set. Or choose from a range of patterns including classic polka dot or stars.
Oliver Bonas blue ceramic chip and dip bowl
For the ultimate hosts, this chic chip and dip bowl can be brought out every time they entertain. Handmade in Portugal, we love the gentle blue tones in the dish.
Food experience wedding gifts
Best whisky experiences
For a truly special gift, we’ve found the best whisky experiences from across the world. In the UK, you could try a whisky blending masterclass at Jameson’s Distillery in Dublin, find the perfect food and whisky pairing event in London or sail past classic Scottish distilleries on a whisky canoe cruise. For something further afield, we’ve found a whisky trek in Switzerland, the Arctic Whisky Festival in Norway or whisky trails across Tasmania.
Best gin experiences
Looking to buy a unique gift for gin lovers? Treat them to one of our favourite gin experiences, from boutique retreats beside remote Scottish distilleries to masterclasses in making your own gin. Read our guide here.
Best chocolate experiences
From sipping on single-origin dark hot chocolates to creating your own unique bar, we've rounded up the best chocolate experiences for chocolate lovers in the UK. The couple can take part in an in-depth chocolate tasting, create their own slabs of chocolate and forage for chocolate ingredients.
Back-to-the-land foodie experiences
From making your own cider at Kate Humble's Monmouthshire farm to learning how to run a smallholding and smoking your own mussels, treat the couple to the UK's very best back-to-the-land experiences. They can bake sourdough, learn more about farming or become fermenting experts.
The UK's best gastro pubs with rooms
Treat the couple to a relaxing stay at a UK gastro pub. They can curl up by the fire in the Lake District or tuck into a hearty roast in the Cotswolds then prolong the cosy vibes with a night in a great-value boutique room.
Best UK vineyard stays
For walks with verdant views, picnics amongst the vines and bottles of local brut, gift a trip to one of the UK’s ripening crop of vineyards, from Sussex to Cornwall and Wales.
Additional words by Christina Geggus
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