From the cheese fanatic to the wine lover and chocoholic, these are the foodie gifts that are worth looking at this Christmas. Read on to discover our favourite Christmas gift ideas for food lovers…yum!
Our latest obsession? Mince Pie Gin! The gin connoisseurs at Sipsmith have come up with a truly festive take on our favourite tipple. They describe the Christmas twist on their classic gin as, “reminiscent of warm, freshly baked mince pies”. The best bit? You can get your hands on a 90ml bottle (alongside a few 50ml bottle of Sipsmith’s normal dry gin) for just £20!
For the chocaholic
This hamper from Hotel Chocolat is called ‘The All I Want for Christmas Hamper’. Enough said. £35, hotelchocolat.com
Know a chocolate snob? Well, this is the perfect gift for them! Chococo started in Swanage, Dorset, and they’re creamy chocolate is now popular with chocolate lovers all over the UK. This marvellous hamper includes a special selection of Chococo’s Christmas range. Our favourites include the award-winning Gingerbread Caramels; a Nutcracker tube of milk chocolate festive shapes and a pack of drool-wrothy Salt & Cocoa Nib milk chocolate slabs! YUM. Assorted Christmas Hamper, Chococo, £50
For the cheese lover
What do you get for the person that loves cheese so much they’ve tried all the cheeses out there? A kit to make their own cheese of course! This limited edition kit makes nine different varieties of cheese from Mascarpone to Goats Cheese and Paneer. The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit, £43, notonthehighstreet.com
Your Christmas Day cheese board is sorted thanks to this Paxton & Whitfield gift box. Just add chutney. Winter Cheese Collection, £48, Paxton & Whitefield
For the keen baker
Mary Berry move aside! There will be a new star baker in town after you present this gift at Christmas. Embrace cocoa cuisine with Hotel Chocolat’s new cookbook: ‘A New Way of Cooking with Chocolate’. Then, put the recipes to the test. Just try not too gobble the ingredients as you go along…(like we do) The Home Baking Hamper, £65, Hotel Chocolat
The perfect present for any budding baker or someone keen to hone their skills! Get a ticket for your loved one to the Biscuiteers Icing Cafe or School of Icing. They’ll spend a day learning from the experts the Biscuiteer icing techniques and secrets. Plus, they’ll take home a beautiful tin of biscuits they’ve iced themselves along with a Biscuiteers apron. You can get the ticket posted directly to the recipient, beautifully packaged and with a Jolly Ginger for them to enjoy! From £18, biscuiteers.com
For your partner in wine
This Wine Bike Holder, £35 is genius! The perfect treat for him or her, this is the best way to travel with a bottle while still staying safe! From notonthehighstreet.com
What’s not to love about this stunning Moet filled cracker?! It’s the ideal gift for friends, sisters – or even yourself! Moet Mini Cracker Brut imperial, £15.99, selfridges.com
For the coffee aficionado
A selection of delectable sweet treats paired with Betty’s limited-edition Christmas Coffee blend. Presented in a beautifully designed box with hand drawn illustrations for the ultimate festive finish on this gorgeous gift. Christmas Coffee & Treats Gift Box, £25, bettys.co.uk
Everyone loves a coffee on the go which is why this new Lavazza Espressgo £119.00 lavazzamodomio.co.uk is perfect for the person who is always rushing around! Fast and easy to use it provides a super tasty Italian espresso!
Brimming with all the best M&S festive foodie treats, this hamper is the ultimate family food offering. Packed with everything from chocolates and shortbread, to savoury nibbles and a bottle of fizz, this is one happy making hamper! Classic Christmas Hamper with Fizz, £75, M&S
Champagne Pâté, Rannoch Smokery Roast Smoked Venison, French Chocolate Truffle – if you’re looking for decadence this festive season then Lakeland have got you covered. Finally, wash down the sumptuous feast with the Dalla Balla Prosecco or The Landings Shiraz Cabernet Colombard which also come in your keepsake wicker hamper full of gourmet delights. Christmas gourmet hamper, £114,99, Lakeland
Granted, this is less of a hamper and more of a hat box. However, you are guaranteed to make someone’s Christmas very special indeed with this selection of delicacies from Betty’s. Their finest festive fare, all in one gorgeous gift box. Christmas Hat Selection Box, £75.00, bettys.co.uk