The 32 best gifts to buy for foodies

The definitive guide to gifts for foodies. Find inspiration for all occasions and some new foodie favourites, from gadgets and homeware to edible presents.

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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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Best alcohol 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 (£34.95)

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El Rayo tequila on a white background

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.

Available from Amazon (£37.95)

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Whisky on white background

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.

Available from: 
Master of Malt (£45)
Whisky Exchange (£50.75)

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Best gourmet food gifts

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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

Available  from the Courtyard Dairy (£30.40, plus £5.95 p&p)

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Godminster cheddar truckle wrapped in black wax

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.

Available from The Food Market (£7.80)Olive oil gift set in a patterned box with patterned labels

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.

Available from Sous Chef (£22.95).

Spice set on white backgorund

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.

Available from Rooted Spices (£37.50).

Best gifts and gadgets for foodies

Corral copper French press coffee maker
8. 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 Amazon (£60.78)

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Prosecco bottle stop in shape of a spoon

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. 


Available from Etsy (£12)

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Le Creuset grill pan in deep teal colourway

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.

Available from Le Creuset (£125)

Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine, gifts for foodies

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.

Available from Amazon (£62) 

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Veritable smart garden herb planter with lights

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. 

Available from Amazon (£175)
Paxton and Whitfield raceltte set

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.

Available from John Lewis & Partners (£30)

AnySharp Twist knife sharpener on white background

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. 

Available from Amazon (£9.99)

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15. 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

16. Microplane spice mill

This sharp, compact spice grinder makes a great foodie gift.

Available from: 
Amazon (£24.22) 
Sous Chef (£24.95).

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The best pestle and mortarsInstant Pot on white background

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.

Available from Amazon (£85.03)

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Silverwood baking set on white background

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.

Available from Silverwood (£44.95)

Three covers of BBC Good Food magazine

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.

Available from Buy Subscriptions (from £25)

Best homeware gifts for food lovers

best gifts for foodies, best wine racks, nkuku wine rack

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. 

Available from Nkuku (£180)

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Oliver Bonas Stoneware Espresso Cups, gifts for coffee lovers

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. 

Available from Oliver Bonas (£39.50)

 

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Habitat round Javi board in terrazzo print
22. 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 (£21)

two geo glasses, gifts for foodies, gifts for food lovers

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. 

Available from Not on the High Street (£20.75)

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Ceramic Glazed coffee spoons, Every Story, gifts for coffee lovers

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. 

Available from Etsy (£15)

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The best gifts for coffee lovers 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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Coral mug, best gifts for foodies

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! 

Available from Beaumonde (£9.50)

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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.

Available from Not Just a Shop (£12)

Wesco bread bin on white background

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. 

Available from Wesco (£75).

Best novelty food gifts

Spreadable rum jar on white background

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. 

Available from Firebox (£9.99).

Westie egg cup on white background


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. 

Available from Quail Ceramics (£15)Avocado shakers on a white background

31. Avocado salt and pepper shakers 

These jolly condiment shakers will brighten up any dining table, making them the idea gift for brunch lovers.

Available from Sass and Belle (£7.50)

Harry Potter chocolate wand

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.

Available from Jelly Belly (£9.50).

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