Foodie Gifts to indulge the foodie friend this Christmas

Monday 30th Nov 2020 |

We all have a foodie in our lives, why not think outside the (chocolate) box this year and treat them to something more imaginative.

With so many indulgent products on the market, it’s easy to spoil somebody special this Christmas. Here are our top foodie gifts to indulge even the most ferocious food lover

Foodie Gifts – Ancient + Brave Cacao + Collagen £22

A delicious smooth chocolate blend of luxury Peruvian organic raw cacao combined with generous amounts of highly absorbable, hydrolysed collagen peptides and organic botanicals to help support your wellbeing and skin collagen renewal. Blended with organic ashwagandha, baobab, beetroot, carob, cinnamon, and a pinch of Himalayan salt. Each serving also provides a rich source of fibre to support digestive function and gut microbiome and an excellent source of protein to help sustain fasting strategies. Simply add to warmed milk or plant mylk for a deliciously balanced cacao ritual with targeted nutritional benefits.

Foodie Gifts – Ancient + Brave Coffee + Collagen £22 

There’s something rather special about a freshly brewed pot of Coffee + Collagen to energise your morning. This finely ground deliciously indulgent organic Brazilian Santos coffee has generous amounts of nourishing, highly absorbable, hydrolysed collagen peptides and organic botanicals to help support your wellbeing and skin collagen renewal. Blended with organic ashwagandha, baobab, raw cacao and roasted chicory root. Each serving also provides a good source of fibre to support gut microbiome and an excellent source of protein to help sustain fasting strategies. Enjoy black, with warmed milk, with your favourite plant mylk, or with a serving of Ancient + Brave True MCT oil for a next level ketogenic brew to help power you through the morning.

Foodie Gifts – Jimmy’s Christmas stocking – the coffee lover selection box.

Handmade with 100% organic cotton and has the brand’s signature crown print. One of each Iced Coffee and Jimmy’s sparkling Coffee Cola is included in the stocking, making this the perfect coffee lover’s Christmas gift.

The stocking selection includes Jimmy’s Original – coffee + milk, Mocha – the chocolate one, or opt for the Flat White range; Extra Shot – the strong one, Skinny – just 100 calories and Oat – the vegan one with no added sugar. Jimmy’s Coffee Cola is the game-changing grown-up twist on the Christmas classic. A combination of cold brew coffee and sparkling cola, Coffee Cola has notes of cola nut and vanilla, with 50% less sugar than other prominent cola brands.

Foodie Gifts – Tracklements 9-Mini Jar Gift Set (RRP £6.20, 280g)  

Makes a tasty treat for a stocking or a thoughtful gift for the Christmas Day host. The selection complements every well-stocked festive table from Sticky Fig Relish, Caramelised Onion Marmalade and Apricot & Ginger Chutney to enjoy with cheese and cold cuts to Strong Horseradish Cream for the Boxing Day baron of beef and classics such as Fresh Chilli Jam and Cranberry, Port & Orange Sauce for the turkey sandwiches and, of course, a variety of Mustards (Robust Wholegrain, Smooth Dijon and Strong English) for which Tracklements is famous.

Foodie Gifts – Paddy & Scott’s ‘Barista in a Box’

A brilliant way to learn a new skill, the Barista Box will achieve a delicious silky smooth espresso from the comfort of home. Each box contains high quality ground coffee, an AeroPress Go travel coffee maker, coupled with a 90-min coffee masterclass via zoom, hosted by a top barista. 

The masterclass will explain the origins of coffee, how and where coffee is grown, how coffee travels 1000s of miles before we enjoy it and the taste profiles of different coffee to deliver the amazing taste from the new AeroPress Go. 

A wonderful foodie gift for Christmas, the ‘Barista in a Box’ is currently £99 (usually £149). Visit www.paddyandscotts.shop to purchase.

Foodie Gifts – Farhi Luxury Confectionery

A family owned luxury confectionery brand known for their gourmet nuts, indulgent truffles and stuffed dates. This Christmas enjoy their new delectable hand-painted papier mache bonbonnieres filled with a choice of dark chocolate gingers, cocoa dusted almonds or chocolate coated coffee beans. Priced at £15 each they are the perfect foodie gift!

  • Luxury confectionery for foodies
  • As sold in Harrods and Selfridges
  • From £7.50 up to £55
  • Family owned business 
  • Recently launched its new vegan friendly range of gifts and snack boxes perfect for stocking fillers
  • Known for their fruit and nut gifts and stuffed Medjool dates 
  • Beautiful gift jars and packaging, designed for your keepsakes 

Foodie Gifts – Wasabi Starter Kit: £20   

A truly exciting gift for any epicurean. They’re bound to have tried ‘wasabi’ but unless they’ve been in a restaurant and seen it grated before their eyes, chances are, it was actually horse radish and colouring.  

The Wasabi Starter Kit is the perfect gift for them to experience the real thing. The kit contains a 50g fresh English grown wasabi rhizome, a specialist wasabi grater to generate the familiar green paste using circular motions, a bamboo wasabi grater brush (to help you mix the wasabi and gather all of the valuable paste from the grater) and a guide on how to prepare and store your wasabi. 

Fresh wasabi is classically paired with sushi and sashimi. Versatile in the extreme, fresh wasabi can also flavour dressings, butters, sauces, ceviche, gravadlax, sorbets, foams and freshly grated it’s fabulous as an accompaniment to meat or fish.

Foodie Gifts – Indian Chutney Gift Set £20    

This collection of four delectable, chunky chutneys is everything the most avid chutney lover could need to liven up any cheeseboard or the driest of leftover turkey.  Handmade using 100% natural ingredients and to traditional family recipes. 

  • Ravishing Red Onion Chutney – silky smooth, caramelised red onion combined with crunchy, yellow mustard and poppy seeds, cooked with red wine vinegar.  Pair with a strong cheddar, brie or warm camembert
  • Cracking Cranberry Chutney – be wowed by this tempting blend of fresh cranberries, apples and onions slowly cooked with warming spices like nigella seeds, black pepper, cinnamon and ginger.  Transform your turkey or nut roast and serve with a festive cheese board
  • Mighty Mango Chutney – made with fresh, hand-cut mangoes, ginger, nigella seeds and jaggery this is the real deal.  It adds the perfect balance of sour mangoes and sweet jaggery to your curries and will transform papadum dunking forever
  • Tickly Tamarind Chutney – enjoy the freshness of hand pulped tangy tamarind contrasting with the natural sweetness of jaggery with hints of root ginger and black salt.  This is the quintessential Indian chutney and is a must-have for all lovers of papadums, onion bhajis and samosas.  Also fabulous when paired with a slice of cheddar.

Foodie Gifts – The Cocktail Collection – Mint, Lemongrass, Ginger and Rose:  £19 

The explosion in the popularity of cocktails means increasing numbers of us are choosing to experiment with cocktails rather than opt for a simple glass of wine or beer.  The Cocktail Collection from Holy Lama Spice Drops allows us all to take up the shaker with confidence and not be shaken or stirred by the experience!  Four carefully selected flavours from the range of 36, these highly concentrated natural extracts can transform a cocktail with authentic taste and aroma in just a single drop – no chopping, grating or grinding required, no mess and best of all no waste – just flavour in an instant.

Foodie Gifts – Mionetto Aperitivo Hamper – £27.95

Transport your tastebuds to Northern Italy with a refreshing Mionetto Aperol Spritz and get 2 FREE delicious Crosta & Mollica snacks!

  • 1 x Mionetto DOC Treviso Prosecco 75cl
  • 1 x Aperol 70cl
  • 2 x Fever Tree Soda Water 200ml
  • 2 x Crosta & Mollica Snacks (Tarallini and Grissini)

Foodie Gifts – Cranes Cider Gift Set

Cranes Cider Gift Set includes their full range of premium fruit ciders (Blueberries & Apples; Cranberries & Limes and Raspberries & Pomegranates), along with a branded pint glass. Cranes Ciders are crafted in Cambridgeshire, by co-founders and twin brothers Ben & Dan Ritsema. Only the finest and most natural ingredients are used, resulting in a refreshingly natural cider which contains 30% fewer calories and over 40% less sugar compared to brand leaders.

Feed the flames with the Hot Smoked gift collection for outdoor cooking with an edge

Foodie Gifts – Hot Smoke In A Box £16.95

The Hot Smoke In A Box from Hot Smoked is the perfect gift for those just starting out on their outdoor cooking adventure and a great introduction to using smoke flavour. This mini hot smoking starter kit comes with oak chips that will infuse food with flavour, natural wood wool firelighters, matches and a detailed instruction leaflet, packed into a stainless steel smoker box. The smoker box is the essential accessory for your outdoor cooking and a springboard for experimenting with more smoke flavours.

Gift of the Year 2020 Shortlisted

Foodie Gifts – BBQ Hot Smoking Kit £30

Turn your barbeque into a hot smoker with the BBQ Hot Smoking Kit from Hot Smoked. The kit is packed with all you need to experiment with the tastes and techniques of hot smoking to add an extra dimension to your outdoor cooking. The kit contains  packs of wood smoking chips in Oak, Cherry and Beech, a Spicy BBQ Rub, stainless steel smoker box and a 24 page recipe booklet filled with delicious barbeque ideas to inspire you on your hot smoking adventure.

Foodie Gifts – Barbury Hill

Barbury Hill is a new, specialist online shop that shines a light on the best of British food and drink talent not readily seen on the high street.  Only the best award-winning producers are showcased and there’s a plethora of edible and drinkable delights for Christmas gifting. From Sparking Wine Producer of the Year Langham Estate to Beal’s Farm organic charcuterie and cheese from the Bath Soft Cheese Co through to Jukes Cordialities and confectionary and baked treats, Barbury Hill is your one stop shop for festive gifting for family and friends as well as Christmas entertaining. 

Foodie Gifts –Pleesecakes – Saint Nick’s Surprise DIY Kit – £38, serves 8-10

Pleesecake’s festive DIY kit comes complete with everything you need to create your dream, Insta-worthy Christmas cheesecake at home. The BYOAH! arrives at your door with an already made, frozen pecan and fudge digestive base and caramelised pecan swirl cheesecake filling, a cake board, signature chocolate ganache and tons of yuletide treats to decorate with including; homemade pecan fudge, caramel pecan cookie dough and golden and dark chocolate shards.

Foodie Gifts – New NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Genio S by De’Longhi or Krups

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto’s pod coffee machines mean professional quality and great tasting coffee can be enjoyed without leaving the house. Make your gift extra special by adding in NESCAFÉ Dolce GustoStarbucks pods which include rich Espresso, creamy Latte Macchiato and many more. While you can enjoy NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto’s full range of pods which spans over 50 delicious hot and cold coffees, teas, and Nesquik hot chocolate.

Foodie Gifts – Old Pulteney & Fish To Your Door Luxury Whisky & Seafood Hamper

Missing the coast? Old Pulteney, The Maritime Malt, has partnered with esteemed fresh fish delivery service, Fish To Your Door to create two luxury Whisky and Seafood pairing hampers.

The sensory scotch and seafood hampers are brimming with luxuries for a coastal Christmas…even if you plan to enjoy it on land, from the couch! The packs include oysters, lobster, smoked salmon and crab, as well as a bottle of Old Pulteney 12 Years Old.  Firm bodied and smooth, with sweet notes of honey and cream and a distinctive sea salt top note, the single malt makes the perfect splash on top of Fish To Your Door’s fresh oysters.

In addition, hamper recipients will be amongst the first to access the new Old Pulteney app, which provides an interactive whisky tasting experience via augmented reality and ‘Let It Slow’ – a sensory costal soundtrack to transport you to Old Pulteney’s hometown, nestled on Scotland’s most northerly shores while you enjoy the delicious produce.

With UK wide delivery, the Old Pulteney X Fish To Your Door whisky and seafood pairing hamper is the perfect solution for nights in over the festive period and an indulgent gift for loved ones. 

Foodie Gifts – Wensleydale Creamery

With Christmas fast approaching, the Wensleydale Creamery, situated in the market town of Hawes, in Wensleydale, in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, has a selection of special gifts that the whole family will love.

For the cheese-lover in your life, choose from a range of delicious, award-winning artisan cheeses, handcrafted to time-honoured recipes by skilled, master cheesemakers, using fresh, subtly sweet milk from local family farms – lovingly packed, wrapped, and dispatched, ready to make someone’s Christmas special. 

If you’re looking to treat yourself, family and friends, discover fantastic local produce in the Wensleydale Deli online. Find the very finest accompaniments from local food producers including crackers, chutney, pickles, honey, charcuterie, oils, and Yorkshire Butter to perfectly partner with their range of handcrafted cheese. You’ll also find locally made fruit cake, biscuits, and sweet treats, along with craft ales, wine, port, and artisan gin.

Christmas Delivery Service available, order now and have your favourite cheese and gifts delivered in time for Christmas. Pre-order before 8th December to get your delivery in time for the big day. Mainland UK addresses only, delivery just £3.95, free delivery on orders over £50.

Krispy Kreme Christmas Doughnuts 

Who doesn’t love doughnuts? Enjoy the sweetest gifts of all this Chrimbo with Krispy Kreme’s Christmas Jumper doughnuts:

  • Ugly Jumper (RRP £2.25) – with a caramel and chocolate filling and ugly jumper decoration – yule love it
  • Rudolph Reindeer (RRP £2) – Krispy Kreme’s signature ring doughnut with a caramel flavor icing and reindeer decoration – Merry Christ-moose!
  • Santa Belly (RRP £2.25) – with a kreme filling, berry flavour icing and santa belly decoration – let the sleigh bells ring
  • Peppermint Plaid (RRP £1.85) – Krispy Kreme’s signature ring with a peppermint flavor icing and jumper decoration – treat yo’elf

Krispy Kreme Christmas Creation Kit (RRP: £14.95 + delivery)

Say Merry Christmas to your friends and loved ones in the tastiest way possible. The Krispy Kreme Christmas Creations Kit is a great way to have fun, decorate doughnuts and get into festive spirit! The kit comes with 4 Original Glazed ring doughnuts and a mixture of festive icings and toppings.

Craft your own gin with 58 Gin’s virtual gin school – £99

Craft your own unique gin recipe 58 Gin’s new online gin school. Choose your flavour profile: citrus, spice, herbal, floral; then pick up to six botanicals from over a dozen options, and 58 Gin will do the rest. The master distiller will produce your unique recipe – making it a one-of-a-kind gin that can’t be created or bought anywhere else!

All that is left for you to do is come up with the name of your bespoke London Dry gin. It will then be bottled, wax sealed, personalised and two 70cl bottles delivered to your door.

58 Gin is an artisan distillery based in London with some great sustainability credentials … The Distillery chooses to use surplus and foraged fruits and berries, 100% British wheat spirit during distillation, its botanical waste is gifted to a local church garden and its bottles use 100% recycled glass and are 100% recyclable – right down to their glass corks.

Spice Pots Luxury Indian Spice Tin  RRP £34.95

This gorgeous curry making kit makes an incredible foodies gift. For those learning to cook or for seasoned home cooks, this is the master of all curry spice kits!  

Each Luxury Tin contains all 5 of our perfectly balanced, 100% natural spice blends, their 150 page cookbook & bespoke cook’s candle to help eliminate cooking odours.

Willie’s Cacao Chocolate Discovery Box 

Explore the wonderful world of Willie’s Cacao artisan chocolate. People will discover that single estate cacaos are like fine wines, and have amazingly different flavours. In their letterbox sized Tasting Box you’ll find 10 all natural chocolate bars including 2 Japanese inspired Magnificent Creations, special editions not in any shop. Discover Yuzu, the delicately floral distant cousin of a Mandarin, and marvel at Black Garlic & Miso, the umami packed salted caramel of the Japanese world. To do a proper tasting at home, you can watch Willie’s tasting videos online. People will be talking about it for days! Price £20

(You can also take out a subscription to get a box like this on a different theme each month.)

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