40 Christmas gifts for foodies 2019

We've created the definitive food and drink gift guide. Find inspiration for Christmas and beyond, from gadgets and homeware to edible presents and top picks for kids.

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Looking for inspiration for a Christmas gift? Look no further. We've compiled the very best presents for the budding chefs, passionate foodies and gadget lovers in your life. Browse the list for festive inspiration, plus check out our extended lists for more food and drink, homeware and gadget gifts; the best Christmas hampers; our gift guide for kids and fun secret Santa ideas

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Best food and drink gifts

Cocoa dusted pecans in a jar with a red label

1. Rita Farhi cocoa dusted caramelised pecans (290g)

The team were seriously impressed by these crunchy, sweet (but not overly so) caramelised pecans encased in milk chocolate and dusted in cocoa powder. Available from Selfridges (£14.99) and Amazon (£15).

Isle of Rasaay gin bottle on a white background

2. Isle of Raasay gin (70cl, 46% ABV)

A fresh-tasting, smooth, handcrafted gin from Scotland’s Isle of Raasay. The gorgeous bottle makes this a great gift for any gin lover. Available from Raasay Distillery (£35).

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Three Muzzi panettones wrapped in bright floral paper 3. Muzzi panettone (1kg each)

These beautifully wrapped panettones come in a choice of delicious flavours including classic, pear & chocolate and marrons glacés. Available from Sous Chef (£22.50).

Godminster cheddar truckle wrapped in black wax

4. Godminster black truffle cheddar truckle (200g)

This was a gold winner at the International Cheese Awards 2019, and we can see why. This organic vintage cheddar is flavoured with just enough black truffle so as not to overpower, making it an ideal stocking filler for cheese lovers or a perfect addition to the Christmas cheeseboard. Available from Waitrose & Partners (£6) and Abel & Cole (£6.50).

Olive oil gift set in a patterned box with patterned labels

5. Frantoio Muraglia aromatic olive oil selection

This is a set of four very different but equally delicious flavoured oils. We recommend drizzling the celery oil over fish or salad leaves, using the ginger on steamed vegetables, spooning the lemon on chicken and serving the chilli with dumplings or pizza. Available from Sous Chef (£22.95).

Carluccio's pistachio cream chocolates wrapped in green paper

6. Carluccio's cremini al pistachio (150g)

These are seriously delicious! Creamy Sicilian pistachio and white chocolate squares that melt in the mouth and come wrapped in bold, bright packaging. Available from Carluccio's (£8.95).

El Rayo tequila on a white background

7. El Rayo reposado tequila (70cl, 40% ABV)

The ideal gift for any tequila lover, this smooth, complex tequila has notes of raw almond skins on the nose, and is a really special sipper. Plus, the utterly gorgeous bottle it comes in makes it great for gifting. Available from Master of Malt (£43.75), The Whisky Exchange (£43.75) and Amazon (£34.95).

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Blood orange negroni in a bottle from Harvey Nichols

8. Harvey Nichols blood orange & clove negroni (70cl, 24.5% ABV)

A seriously quaffable, ready-to-drink negroni flavoured with blood orange and cloves that can be simply poured over ice to serve. It's an easy way to enjoy a festive twist on the classic cocktail. Available from Harvey Nichols (£35).

Chococo chocolate baubles on a festive background9. Chococo chocolate baubles (150g)

These beautiful chocolate baubles not only look amazing, but taste delicious too. Our favourite is the ‘gold’ – a shimmering white chocolate bauble filled with four golden caramelised chocolate gems studded with Madagascan cocoa nibs. Available from Chococo (£11).

Whisky on white background

10. Starward Solera new world malt whisky (70cl, 43% ABV)

This Australian whisky makes a nice addition to a collection, and it’s a smooth, fruity, easy-to-drink choice. Available from Master of Malt (£45) and Whisky Exchange (£50.75).

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Spice set on white backgorund

11. Rooted Spices explorer's spice set

This high-quality set features a wide range of spices, each displayed in a beautiful tin. Take your dish to the next level with hot smoked paprika, Aleppo pepper or ground sumac. Available from Rooted Spices (£37.50).

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Best gadgets and kit

Corral copper French press coffee maker
12. Corral eight-cup French press

Sleek, stylish and sturdy, we love this cafetière. The copper body has the added benefit of protecting the glass from knocks and scrapes. Available from Barista & C0 (£49.95).

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Le Creuset grill pan in deep teal colourway

13. Le Creuset cast iron grillit pan

One of the most trusted brands in cast iron and ceramic cookware brings us a gorgeous deep teal-coloured pan that is sure to last for years to come. Available from Le Creuset (£125).

Veritable smart garden herb planter with lights

14. Veritable smart indoor garden kit 

If you struggle to grow your own herbs, this lighted, self-watering herb garden is the answer. It grows four different kinds of herb or vegetables in as little as three weeks with almost zero effort required – it's a serious game-changer. Available from Lakeland (£159.99).

BBC Good Food magazines with two bottles of wine15. BBC Good Food magazine subscription

Save 40% on a subscription to BBC Good Food magazine today with 12 issues for only £34.99 – the perfect gift for a foodie friend. Plus, you'll receive a free bottle of wine from Laithwaite’s Wines, worth £12.49, and get access to the exclusive Good Food Subscriber Club. Subscribe now for £34.99 for 12 issues.

Joie Fresh Stretch lemon pod for keeping lemons fresh

16. Joie Fresh stretch lemon pod

Often left with half a lemon after cooking? Keep it fresh and flavourful in the fridge with this stretchy silicone pod. It’s a dishwasher-friendly alternative to disposable cling film. Available from Amazon (£6).
Paxton and Whitfield raceltte set

17. Paxton & Whitfield raclette set for two

Raclette can be a faff to make and serve, but this set quickly melts slices of cheese using simple tealights. It's also non-stick for easy clean up. Available from John Lewis & Partners (£30).


AnySharp Twist knife sharpener on white background

18. AnySharp Twist knife sharpener

A knife sharpener might not be the most glamorous gift, but it’s certainly one of the most useful. This oft-overlooked kitchen essential is a must-have, and this new design has an angled sharpening function. There are also suction pads to safely keep the sharpener in place during use. Available from Amazon (£14.99).

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Berghoff knife in teal colour

19. BergHOFF Leo knives

This is a great-value knife selection, and we love the coloured blades with super-comfortable handles. Available from Amazon (£8.99).

Microplane spice mill on white background

20. Microplane spice mill

This sharp, compact spice grinder makes a great foodie gift. Available from Amazon (£19.30) and Sous Chef (£24.95).

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Instant Pot on white background

21. Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 multifunction electric pressure cooker 

Pressure cookers have surged in popularity recently, and it's no surprise: you can do just about anything in this one, from cooking rice to steaming veg and even making yogurt. Available from Instant Pot (£89.99) and Amazon (£89.99). 

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Silverwood baking set on white background

22. Silverwood starter baking set

These are some of the best cake tins out there, and if you know a novice baker, this beginner’s set – which includes sandwich tins, a loose-bottomed tin, pastry cutters and a baking sheet – will set them up very nicely. Available from Silverwood (£44.95).

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Best homeware gifts

Habitat round Javi board in terrazzo print
23. Javi round terrazzo serving board

This serving board is ideal for cheese and meat platters or canapés, and comes in an on-trend terrazzo print. Available from Habitat (£30).

Wilko hug mug in blue glazed ceramic

24. Wilko discovery blue hug mug

A seriously huggable mug in beautiful dipped ceramic that makes an inexpensive stocking filler. Available from Wilko (£4).

Copper Cobra thermal bottle on a white background

25. Cobra thermal bottle (500ml)

This multi-layered water bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12, and looks gorgeous with its textured copper finish. Available from Wearth London (£18).

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Four tortoiseshell coasters in brown and black print

26. Tortoiseshell coasters (pack of four)

Keep surfaces mark-free with these trendy tortoiseshell coasters. Available from John Lewis & Partners (£15).

Keeler and Sidaway Shapes tea towel on a white background

27. Shapes tea towel by Keeler & Sidaway

This colourful tea towel was designed by students and graduates from University of the Arts London (UAL), and the proceeds help to support UAL students with their creative businesses. Available from Not Just a Shop (£12).

oxfam lunchbox on a white background

28. Oxfam bamboo lunchboxes

These attractive recyclable lunchboxes are made from sustainably sourced bamboo fibre and solid bamboo, with a silicone strap and seal to prevent leakages. They're also available in various different prints. Available from Oxfam (£9.99).

Mosser glass cake stand in jade colour

29. Mosser Glass cake stand in jadeite

We love the vintage feel of this milk glass cake stand, particularly in this green hue. Available from Sous Chef (£37.50) and The Cake Decorating Company (£36.95).

Wesco bread bin on white background

30. Wesco Elly bread bin

Wesco’s classic kitchenware has universal appeal thanks to the various colour options and classic designs. This handsome bread bin has a retro feel. Buy from Wesco (£75).

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Best novelty gifts

Red Candy oven gloves on a white background

31. Head chef double oven glove

Gift this fun oven glove with a novelty print to the budding chef in your life. Available from Red Candy (£23.50).

Spreadable rum jar on white background

32. Spreadable rum

Rum is the spirit of the moment, so why limit yourself to just drinking it? This delicious rum-infused marmalade is ideal for adding a little something extra to your toast. Available from Firebox (£9.99).

Westie egg cup on white background

33. Quail Ceramics westie egg cup

We’re in love with Quail's animal-themed ceramics, and if we had to choose a favourite, it would be this westie egg cup – purely for the expression on the dog’s face. Available from Quail Ceramics (£13).

Avocado shakers on a white background

34. Avocado salt and pepper shakers 

These jolly condiment shakers will brighten up any dining table. Available from Sass and Belle (£7.50).

Best gifts for kids

Montezuma peanut butter snowballs

35. Peanut butter snowballs

Peanut butter lovers will go mad for these white chocolate spheres filled with peanut butter. They also come in a child-friendly polar bear-themed bag. Available from Montezuma (£3.99)

Harry Potter chocolate wand

36. Harry Potter chocolate wand

Expelliarmus! Cast a spell over a die-hard Harry Potter fan with this novelty edible wand, available in Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dumbledore designs. Available from Jelly Belly (£9.30 each).

Blue kids chopsticks on white background

37. Typhoon rookie stix

These cheat’s chopsticks are great for kids or chopstick novices, and come in a range of fun colours. Available from John Lewis & Partners (£3).

Kale shaped baby teether

38. Kendall the Kale teether 

Get kids chewing on the good stuff from an early age with this fun kale-themed baby teether. It's an ideal gift for someone who's just welcomed a new arrival, and is also available in avocado, broccoli and watermelon shapes. Available from Sous Chef (£14.50 each).

Kids white apron with graphic print and bon appetit font

39. Bon appétit toddler apron

Little ones can help out in the kitchen (with less mess) with this toddler’s apron made from 100% cotton drill. Available from Buddy and Bear (£5).

Happy Cloud flask

40. Happy cloud flask

With its fun design and bright colours, this stainless steel flask is good for family days out. Available from Rex London (£14.95).

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