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 and our gift guide for kids.
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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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).
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).
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).
5. Starward Solera new world malt whisky (70cl, 43% ABV)
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).
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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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).
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).
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).
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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12. BergHOFF Leo knives
These are great-value knives, and we love the coloured blades with super-comfortable handles. Available from Amazon (£8.99).
13. Microplane spice mill
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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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).
This serving board is ideal for cheese and meat platters or canapés, and comes in an on-trend terrazzo print. Available from Habitat (£30).
17. Wilko discovery blue hug mug
A seriously huggable mug in beautiful dipped ceramic that makes an inexpensive gift. Available from Wilko (£4).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
24. Avocado salt and pepper shakers
These jolly condiment shakers will brighten up any dining table. Available from Sass and Belle (£7.50).
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).
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).
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).
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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