The 28 best gifts to buy for foodies

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 food or drink 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 gifting inspiration, plus check out our extended lists for more food and drink, homeware and gadget gifts, the best hampers, letterbox gifts and our gift guide for kids.

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Best food and drink gifts

Isle of Rasaay gin bottle on a white background

1. 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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Godminster cheddar truckle wrapped in black wax

2. 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. Available from Waitrose & Partners (£6) and Abel & Cole (£6.50).

Olive oil gift set in a patterned box with patterned labels

3. 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).

El Rayo tequila on a white background

4. 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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Whisky on white background

5. 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

6. 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).

Best gadgets and kit

Corral copper French press coffee maker
7. 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

8. 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's sure to last for years to come. Available from Le Creuset (£125).

Veritable smart garden herb planter with lights

9. 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 (£174.99).
Paxton and Whitfield raceltte set

10. 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

11. 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's 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

12. BergHOFF Leo knives

These are great-value knives, and we love the coloured blades with super-comfortable handles. Available from Amazon (£8.99).

Microplane spice mill on white background

13. 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

14. 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 (£79.99) and Amazon (£79.99). 

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Silverwood baking set on white background

15. 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).

Best homeware gifts

Habitat round Javi board in terrazzo print
16. 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

17. Wilko discovery blue hug mug

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

Copper Cobra thermal bottle on a white background

18. 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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Keeler and Sidaway Shapes tea towel on a white background

19. 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).Mosser glass cake stand in jade colour

20. 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).

Wesco bread bin on white background

21. 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).

Best novelty gifts
Spreadable rum jar on white background

22. 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

23. 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 (£14).

Avocado shakers on a white background

24. Avocado salt and pepper shakers 

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

Harry Potter chocolate wand

25. 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).

Kale shaped baby teether

26. 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).

Kids white apron with graphic print and bon appetit font

27. Bon appétit toddler apron

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

Happy Cloud flask

28. 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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