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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.
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).
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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These beautifully wrapped panettones come in a choice of delicious flavours including classic, pear & chocolate and marrons glacés. Available from Sous Chef (£22.50).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
9. 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).
10. Starward Solera new world malt whisky (70cl, 43% ABV)
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).
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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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).
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).
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.
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).
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).
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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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).
20. Microplane spice mill
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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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).
This serving board is ideal for cheese and meat platters or canapés, and comes in an on-trend terrazzo print. Available from Habitat (£30).
24. Wilko discovery blue hug mug
A seriously huggable mug in beautiful dipped ceramic that makes an inexpensive stocking filler. Available from Wilko (£4).
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).
26. Tortoiseshell coasters (pack of four)
Keep surfaces mark-free with these trendy tortoiseshell coasters. Available from John Lewis & Partners (£15).
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).
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).
29. Mosser Glass cake stand in jadeite
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).
31. Head chef double oven glove
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).
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).
34. Avocado salt and pepper shakers
These jolly condiment shakers will brighten up any dining table. Available from Sass and Belle (£7.50).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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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