The definitive guide to gifts for foodies. Find inspiration for all occasions and some new foodie favourites, from gadgets and homeware to edible presents.
Looking for a food or drink inspired gift? Look no further. We've compiled some of the very best presents for the budding chefs, passionate foodies and gadget lovers in your life.
From gourmet food gifts to tickle the tastebuds to your favourite food-lover's top tipple.There are plenty of gifts to choose from, not only to treat those you love but yourself – why not zhoosh-up your own kitchen cupboards!
Browse the list for gift inspiration, and check out our extended lists for more food and drink, homeware and gadget gifts, the best hampers, letterbox gifts, baking gifts and our gift guide for kids. You'll even find the best places for wine delivery.
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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.
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2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Courtyard Dairy – Award Winners cheese box subcription (£30.40)
For a cheese lover who's not afriad to dive into the unknown, this cheese subscription box by the Courtyard Dairy
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5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
Sleek, stylish and sturdy, we love this cafetière. The copper body has the added benefit of protecting the glass from knocks and scrapes.
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9. Personalised prosecco bottle stop
This little spoon is a sweet accessory to adorn your open bottle of bubbly with. Plus you can customise it with a message to make this novelty gift even more personal.
10. 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.
11. Marcato Atlas 150 machine with tagliatelle attachment
Rated best pasta maker when tested by our expert food team, the Marcato Atlas machine is a smooth and simple-to-use pasta maker that would make a excellent addition to any kitchen.
12.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.
13. 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.
14. AnySharp Twist knife sharpener
A knife sharpener might not be the most glamorous gift, but it’s certainly one of the most useful. This often-overlooked kitchen essential is a must-have, and this new design has an angled sharpening function. It also has suction-pads on the base to keep the sharpener safely in place during use.
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15. BergHOFF Leo knives
These are great-value knives, and we love the coloured blades with super-comfortable handles.
16. Microplane spice mill
This sharp, compact spice grinder makes a great foodie gift.
17. 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.
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18. 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.
19. BBC Good Food magazine gift subscription
A gift subscription to BBC Good Food magazine delivers our triple-tested recipes to your recipient’s door every month. With more brand-new recipe ideas than any other food magazine in Britain, our magazine subscription offer is the perfect gift for food lovers.
20. Nkuku Obra 12 bottle industrial wine rack
We love the simplicity and practicality of this 12 bottle wine rack by Nkuku, awarded best freestanding wine rack by the BBC Good Food team.
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21. Oliver Bonas stoneware espresso cups
This set of six espresso cups is full of character, each finished with reactive glaze for added individuality. A great buy for a household of coffee lovers, dinner parties or for brightening up a cupboard.
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This serving board is ideal for cheese and meat platters or canapés, and comes in an on-trend terrazzo print.
23. Set Of Two Geo Glasses
The unique angular design of these contemporary glasses takes inspiration from modern terrariums, featuring hand-blown glass sides edged with metal detailing. They’re glasses for an extra special cocktail.
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24. Every Story Studio, glazed ceramic coffee spoon
These rustic ceramic spoons hold one measure of coffee and are beautifully handmade with a textured handle and smooth, glossy scoop.
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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.
26. Paula coral mug
This coral-coloured, glazed mug has a seriously huggable shape. It’s also microwave-friendly and dishwasher safe – hello mug cakes!
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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.
28. 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.
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. Avocado salt and pepper shakers
These jolly condiment shakers will brighten up any dining table, making them the idea gift for brunch lovers.
32. 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.
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