Top Christmas Gifts for Foodies

Christmas Gifts for the Foodie in your life

Some people are easy to buy for, some will provide you with a list full of suggestions, but others are a little more tricky. And while we might all declare that we’ll get all the Christmas shopping done by Cyber Monday, the reality is that it suddenly gets to December and we realise we haven’t bought a single present!

But we’re here to help. Christmas is truly the season for indulgence so here are some unique gift ideas for the food lovers in your life…


Fondue set

Chocolate, cheese, or meat… fondue appeals to well, everyone! Originating from Switzerland, a fondue set is ideal for foodies who like to entertain.

We love this hand-finished copper effect set from Lakeland – and with six fondue forks you’ll be able to get a slice of the action as well.


Waffle maker

Thanks to the Duck and Waffle, the delicious and humble has had a resurgence in popularity, no longer just seen as a special Sunday brunch treat, but also now a grown-up accompaniment to the luxury that is duck.

Heston Blumenthal’s waffle maker is a serious kitchen appliance for keen chefs… And on Boxing Day morning, they’ll be making waffles!


Cooking experience

No matter how good their skills are in the kitchen, food lovers are always wanting to improve and learn new techniques, recipes, and new ingredients. So why not look at getting them a food-related experience as their gift? From cookery courses to foraging, there’s a whole culinary world out there waiting for them to explore. Try the cooking experiences on Groupon to get the most bang for your buck. 


Sushi bazooka

Sushi may be an acquired taste, but if your foodie loves seafood, there’s a good chance they’re sushi fans as well. The only downside to this Japanese delicacy is that it can be fiddly to make.

A sushi bazooka might sound like a novelty present but this nifty contraption will help them make endless amounts of perfect rolls.


Cheese making kit

If your house is anything like ours at Christmas, cheese becomes its own, very important, food group over the holidays. So we can’t think of a more brie-liant present than a cheese making kit. From goats cheese, to mozzarella to feta, there’s a kit for everyone’s taste buds.


Spice subscription

Subscriptions are the gifts that keep on giving. They’re also a great way to help someone beat the Christmas blues. And nothing will give them a warmer welcome home in January than a spice subscription.

Whether you opt for three, six or 12 months, a spice subscription will help your foodie cook their way across the globe, learning new recipes as they go.


Food Hamper

If you haven’t got the time to put one together yourself (because who has any spare time at this time of year?!) there are plenty of companies that put together their own specialist hampers. From beer to tea, and Italian to Yorkshire, Not on the High Street offers a wide assortment of hampers.  


Oil and vinegar bottle

It may be simple, but we could dip bread in olive oil and balsamic vinegar all day, every day. A 2-in-1 bottle will help make this delicious starter feel more luxurious, and they look great on the table too!

If you’re feeling extra generous, you could get them some high quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar to fill it up with.

If all this food talk has got your tummy rumbling, head over to our random recipe finder. Let it work out your meals, so you can focus on that all-important Christmas shopping!


Christmas shopping is hungry work, so keep yourself fed with our random recipe finder!