This is the second Christmas my blog has been going, so this year I thought I would pull together some ideas for Christmas gifts for all the food lovers out there that read the blog. It probably goes without saying that I love getting foodie gifts – from that Terrys chocolate orange in my stocking to specially picked personalised hampers and everything else in-between, you can’t go wrong with a foodie gift for me.
From stocking fillers to the slightly more extravagant, I hope there’ll be some ideas here for everyone to give to that foodie in your life!
UNDER £5 & stocking fillers
- Teapigs Spiced winter red tea – Teapigs.co.uk
I’m a big tea lover, and like trying out new flavours. This winter red tea sounds perfect for Christmas and comes in at £4.49 for 15 tea temples.
- Stamp Cookie Cutter – notonthehighstreet.com
A set of fun and quirky cookie cutter…who wouldn’t want a cookie with ‘Eat Me’ stamped on it?! £4.95
- Chocolate Sprout Roulette – Lakeland.co.uk
This little socking filler from Lakeland really amuses me – With 12 identical-looking chocolates inside, most have a tasty centre but some hide a not-so-scrumptious surprise! A perfect game for the office, or for all the family on Christams afternoon! Will nasty Aunt Agatha get the sprout?! £4.99
- Star shaped Ravioli Cutter – Souschef.com
If someone you know likes making their own pasta – a star shaped cutter would brighten up their repertoire. £4.95
- Hotel Chocolat Mini Selection – Johnlewis.com
A mini selection of festive Hotel Chocolat favourites, this little box makes a wonderful stocking filler and features four filled chocolates, including the Christmas Eton Mess, Billionaire’s Shortbread, Caramel Supernova and Gingerbread Truffle. £5.00
GIFTS FROM £5 – £20
- Proud to Lick Cake Bowls Tea Towel – Notonthehigstreet.com
Slogan tea towels, mugs, aprons etc are all the rage at the moment – and I love this one. Totally me! £13.50
- Chicken – Marcus Bean – Waterstones.com
I love a cookbook and there’s always a few on my list every year. I was lucky enough this year to meet Marcus and his new cookery book looks awesome!* £16.00
*unless you don’t eat chicken……
- Monin Cocktail Gift Set – Lakeland.co.uk
This cute little set of non alcoholic syrups is perfect for any budding bartender, or just for those who love experimenting at home with their cocktails £6.49
- Joseph Joseph Glass Worktop Saver UK Gastronomy Map – Josephjoseph.com
Joseph Joseph do a great range of glass chopping boards and worktop savers – like this one with a map of the uk pictured out of the names of local and regional foodstuffs. What a great idea! £15.00
- Butchers Cuts of Meat Apron – Notonthehighstreet.com
This butcher’s meat cuts apron features diagrams for chicken, pork, lamb and beef – a striking design which I think would be a great look for the man in your life to wear at a BBQ or just hanging on the kitchen door! £17.95
- Pips Hot Sauce Gift Set – Pipshotsauce.co.uk
For the spice lover in your life – this gift set from an independent producer near to where I live in Birmingham is ideal – I’ve tried all her sauces and can vouch for their amazingness! £15.00
- Cheese Alphabet Print – Notonthehighstreet.com
This is right up my street and would take pride of place on my kitchen wall I reckon – the alphabet in cheese! Amazing! £16.50
GIFTS £20 & UPWARDS
- Personalised Cheese Board & Knives – Notonthehighstreet.com
Personalised cheese board accompanied by a set of four cheese knives and tools – I love gifts that you can put your own message or engraving on, giving it the personal touch for the lucky recipient. This would be perfect for the foodie couple in your life – i can only hope someone out there might read this and put it under this foodie couples’ tree! £44.95
- The XL Man Box – Rossandrossfood.co.uk
This Cotswolds company makes some amazing products, including terrines. chutneys and charcuterie. This one is the perfect gift for the man in your life for Christmas. £36.00
- Afternoon Tea for Two at Coombe Abbey – Virginexperiencedays.co.uk
An afternoon tea is one of my favourite ways to relax and unwind for an afternoon, and if its done in beautiful surroundings such as this, its even more perfect – maybe an ideal gift for your mum? (And if you’re extra good she might even take you – bonus!) £39.00
- Goats Cheese making kit – BigCheeseMakingKit.com
Eagle eyed people may have noticed a vague theme during this gift guide – there’s a lot of cheese related products! And what could be better than making your own? £22.50
And if you really want to splash out….
- A Tasting menu and prosecco for two at Atul Kuchar’s Michelin Starred Benares – Buyagift.co.uk
This is certainly another that I hope lands in the Foodie Couple Stocking! £159.00
Also, for those of my readers a bit more local in Birmingham and around the Midlands check out some of the local Delis and farm shops – they have some amazing local produce and I love gathering bits and pieces from lots of them and making up foodie hampers for loved ones. There are some great Delis out there – why not check out Warwick Street Kitchen If you’re in Leamington or Warwickshire, or Packington Moor Farm Shop if you’re over in Staffordshire are two I really like.
There is so much stuff out there perfect for foodies at the moment, this guide is just a drop in the ocean. What do you want for Christmas? Drop me a note in the comments!
Disclosure: I have not been paid to promote any of these items or received any free products- the list has been compiled purely because of my love of food&food related stuff!