50 best budget Christmas gifts for foodies - all under £15
Check out our selection of over 50 best budget Christmas gifts for foodies – whether you're looking for stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts, they're all under £15
If you're trying not to break the bank this Christmas but still want to find the perfect present, look no further! Our guide to over 50 budget Christmas gifts for foodies is here to provide all the bargain festive inspiration you need.
From all kinds of chocolate and treats to boozy miniatures, clever gadgets and tools or pretty kitchenware, our budget list covers everything on a foodie's wishlist. For the eco-conscious, there's sustainable gifts too – we've got refillable coffee tubs, biodegradable tea bags, recyclable packaging on cheeseboards and more.
We have divided our gifts into 'under £5' (starting at just £1.95!), 'under £10' and 'under £15', so whether you're buying for a colleague's Secret Santa or need an idea for a stocking filler, our bargain foodie gifts are just the thing. Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but these show that presents don't have to be pricey to be special.
When shopping on a budget, we took into account a few nifty tricks and considerations. Consider the hidden costs of delivery fees when shopping online: where possible we've listed these below to help you stick to your budget. Shops often have free delivery over a certain threshold, so it's worth seeing if you can consolidate your shopping and get a few presents in one go. There's also several mini sets in our list – trios of mini gins, sets of chutney or boxes of individually-wrapped chocolates. These can be separated and divided between multiple stockings and family members to help your budget stretch further.
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50 best budget Christmas gifts for foodies 2022
Joe & Seph's mince pie popcorn
- Available from Joe & Seph's (£4), Harvey Nichols (£4.50)
It sounds gimmicky, but this spiced popcorn makes a moreish stocking filler and actually tastes like the real thing. It's got a bit of a fruity flavour followed by almonds and a final kick of brandy.
Joe & Seph's (£4, free delivery on orders over £35)
Harvey Nichols (£4.50, delivery £5)
Piccolo alpine strawberry seeds
- Available from Sous Chef (£2.99)
2023 is the year to grow your own. This pretty packet of seeds is an elegant stocking filler. Grow a mini strawberry plant and produce mini Alpine strawberries next year – a unique crop you won't find in supermarkets.
Sous Chef (£2.99, delivery from £3.99)
Eat17 bacon jam
- Available from Selfridges (£4.99), Eat17 (£3.99)
Chutney and jam are in plentiful supply at Christmas, but this unique sticky bacon jam makes a quirky change. It has a deep smoky flavour with garlic, red onions and herbs with the caramelised bacon. Chilli, chorizo and Chinese twists are also available. We recommend spreading in cheese toasties or dolloping on top of a burger.
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Selfridges (£4.99, delivery £5)
Cadbury Chunk Collection carton
- Available from Ocado (£5), Cadbury Gifts Direct (£5)
You just can't watch Christmas television without a selection box to snack on, and this is our preferred option this year. Cadbury white chocolate is sometimes difficult to track down, but this bargain box combines mini chunks of it alongside classic Dairy Milk and Wholenut flavours, so there's a square for everyone.
Cadbury Gifts Direct (£5)
Mini cocktail shaker
- Available from Drinkstuff.com (£4.99)
Shake up a perfect martini with this mini cocktail shaker, ideal for individual cocktails. In classic stainless steel and with a built-in strainer, it's ideal for recreating classic cocktails at home.
Drinkstuff.com (£4.99, £4.99 delivery)
Fox’s Fabulous Cookie Assortment
- Available from Morrisons (£4)
Everyone needs a sharing tin at Christmas. This new selection from Fox’s is packed with four classic cookies: white chocolate, milk chocolate, triple chocolate and half chocolate coated – and a bargain at just £4.
Rex London wild flowers cupcake cases
- Available from Rex London (£1.95)
Keep someone baking for all of 2023 with this pack of 50 cupcake cases. In a pretty wildflower pattern, they're sure to inspire some creative baking – plus matching mugs, tea towels, biscuit tins and more are available in a matching design.
Rex London (£1.95, delivery £3.95 or free over £50)
Ritter Sport orange
- Available from Sainsbury's, £1
This is £1 well spent, as the new flavour from Ritter Sport is a must for chocolate-orange fans. Smooth dark chocolate with a creamy orange fondant filling makes this a bargain stocking filler for anyone who dives straight for the orange cream option in chocolate selection tins.
Funkin passion fruit syrup
- Available from Sous Chef (£4.85)
Deliver a burst of Christmas sunshine with this bottle of passion fruit syrup. Add to cocktails for tropical, fruity flavour, or you can even drizzle over desserts.
Sous Chef (£4.85, delivery from £3.99)
Lindt Lindor double chocolate truffles
- Available from Amazon (£4.50), Superdrug (£4.50)
You can’t go wrong with a luxurious box of Lindor. This most decadent option combines the best of both chocolate worlds, with a milk chocolate shell and signature melting filling made from dark chocolate.
Belle & Wilde parmesan and nigella seed biscuits
- Available from Belle & Wilde (£4.25)
These Great Taste Award-winning biscuits are the perfect salty snack to serve with drinks or add to a cheeseboard. We love the crunch of nigella seeds and as a bonus they are gluten-free: a great savoury stocking filler.
Belle & Wilde (£4.25)
Walker's shortbread Scottie dogs
- Available from Waitrose (£1.80), Ocado (£1.80)
A box of shortbread pops up in every fancy Christmas hamper, but you can pick up a box of these for under £2 whilst you're doing your weekly shop. Almost – but only almost – too cute to eat, these are still simply made of butter, sugar, flour and a pinch of salt for the ultimate buttery, crumbly result.
Lemon and harissa mini storage tins
- Available from Rex London (£4.95)
A stocking filler or Secret Santa gift to brighten up the lucky loved one's kitchen. These food-themed storage tins add a bold pop of retro colour to countertops – fill with teabags, utensils, or even use on a make-up table or desk to hold make-up brushes or pencils.
Rex London (£4.95, delivery £3.95 or free over £50)
The Mustard Store Sugarcaster Rockstir guitar-shaped teaspoon
Buying a secret Santa gift for a music fan? Even rockstars like to use a nice bit of silverware at teatime. The axe-shaped bodies of these 'Rockstir' teaspoons make a cool present for the musician in the team.
Sous Chef sombreroni pasta
- Available from Sous Chef, £5.99
Make midweek pasta much more fun with this colourful sombreroni pasta, shaped like stripy Mexican-style hats – an ideal talking point for anyone who loves to throw a dinner party. The colourful stripes are naturally created from beetroot, spinach and paprika.
Sous Chef (£5.99, delivery £3.99 or free for orders over £50)
Willie’s Cacao Sea Salt Caramel Pearls
- Available from Ocado (£7.50), Waitrose (£7.50)
Available in either 54% milk chocolate or 70% dark (pictured), these delicious caramel-filled morsels are luxuriously festive and individually gold-wrapped for sharing (or not).
Chiostro di Saronno mini pistachio panettone
- Available from John Lewis (£6)
This decadent mini panettone for one swaps the traditional dried fruit and orange flavours for a rich pistachio cream, made to a secret family recipe. We love the colourful hatbox packaging too – no need to wrap.
John Lewis (£6, delivery £3.95 or free click & collect or over £50)
Dorset Sea Salt Co. garlic salt
- Available from Amazon (£5.69), Dorset Sea Salt Co. (£6.49)
Keen cooks will appreciate this handy little jar of garlic-infused sea salt. Use as a rub for meat or veg, sprinkle over roast potatoes (especially for Christmas dinner) or try adding to marinades for maximum seasoning.
Dorset Sea Salt Co. (£6.49, buy 2 jars get a 3rd free)
Sweetzy sweet subscription
- Available from Sweetzy, from £5.99 a month
Know someone with a seriously sweet tooth? We recently tested the best sweets subscriptions and deliveries and Sweetzy was voted our best for pick 'n' mix. From just £5.99 a month, you can subscribe a lucky sugar fiend to a monthly delivery – choose from over 70 different sweets (from classics to unfamiliar new favourites), all delivered in a mega recyclable pouch, ready for the next movie night.
Sweetzy, from £5.99 a month
Symple Stuff hand-shaped cookie cutter
- Available from Wayfair (£6.99, free delivery over £40)
In a world obsessed with emojis, the office baker will love this novelty cookie cutter. Create a range of gestures using the unbaked dough, from a classic thumbs up to a rock 'n' roll hand signs. It certainly gets our thumbs up.
Wayfair (£6.99, free delivery over £40)
Crwst Pembrokeshire sea salted caramel
- Available from Crwst (£5.50)
We fell in love with this salted caramel when we first tried it. It's everything you want a salted caramel sauce to be: thick and rich, made from just 5 high-quality ingredients including Welsh sea salt, and perfectly balanced. Drizzle it over ice cream, swirl it into brownie batter or just resist eating it with a spoon.
Crwst (£5.50, free delivery over £50)
Sass & Belle Happy Avocado salt and pepper shakers
These jolly condiment shakers will brighten up any dining table, and make a cute gift or stocking filler.
The Spirits by Richard Godwin
- Available from Amazon (£8.72)
For the person in your life who has all the cocktail making gear, but less of the idea. With a slogan we can fully support: ‘of all the skills you might acquire in life, the ability to make a good cocktail will never be a waste of time’, this practical guide to shaking, stirring and mixing cocktails at home will help the home mixologist make the most out of their alcohol collection.
Lakeland winter berry spatula and cookie cutter
This sweet set will be loved by the keen baker in your life. A spatula is an endlessly handy kitchen tool and this pretty Christmas design will brighten up an afternoon of festive baking – maybe they’ll make you some cookies with the cookie cutter to say thank you.
Tony’s Chocolonely Tiny Mix
- Available from Ocado (£6), Waitrose (£6)
Colourful Tony’s Chocolonely chocs are always a welcome gift. This box of 20 minis includes 7 flavours and is completely recyclable. You could even crack it open early and divide the chocolates between everybody’s stocking – fun final treats to discover when rummaging on Christmas morning.
Nyåkers Swedish Peppakakor gingersnap hearts
- Available from Whole Foods Market (£8.99, in store), Harvey Nichols (£7.95, delivery £5)
When we cracked open this tin of gingersnaps, it was an instant hit. Filled to the top with heart-shaped crisp, spiced biscuits, these had a strong ginger punch backed with cinnamon and cloves and proved dangerously moreish. The pretty tin makes a lovely keepsake for Christmas baubles to get out each year.
Whole Foods Market (£8.99, in store)
Harvey Nichols (£7.95, delivery £5)
HugeStore panda chopstick rests
Is there a more adorable stocking filler? These super cute ceramic pandas are designed so you can put your chopsticks down mid-meal (or any cutlery) without them rolling away or making your table dirty. They come in a pack of six so you'll be ready for your next dinner party.
Cockburn's Special Reserve Port with milk chocolate balls
- Available from John Lewis (£7)
A stocking filler for Grandad, perhaps. A full bottle of port can get dusty in the cupboard but this sweet miniature is perfect for a Christmas tipple, paired with creamy milk chocolate truffles.
John Lewis (£7, delivery £3.95 or free click & collect or over £50)
Monin premium coffee syrup set
For the one who can’t get started without a morning caffeine fix, this bargain coffee syrup set gives them the freedom to experiment like a barista at home. Caramel and vanilla options recreate coffee shop classics, whilst gingerbread, amaretto and hazelnut are ideal for adding to a festive brew.
Little Rum Box rum subscription
- Available from Little Rum Box, from £10 a month
A letterbox gift that delivers a boozy treat. For someone definitely not doing Dry January, a subscription to Little Rum Box means two 50cl miniatures of unique rums arriving each month, always from small independent craft distillers and accompanied by tasting notes. An affordable subscription for any true rum enthusiasts.
Little Rum Box, from £10 a month
Lakeland wine vacuum stopper with date marker
Make sure leftover wine never goes to waste again. This clever gadget operates as a vacuum bottle stopper, with a simple mechanism that helps prevent open wine bottles going stale in the fridge. It fits most bottles and has a dial on the top to enter the date you opened it – brilliant for Christmas party season.
Anthropologie block printed monogram mug
A monogram mug solves all your office Secret Santa dilemmas. These generously sized mugs come in four pretty colourways for a chic, simple gift your colleague can use on every coffee break.
Bird & Blend Christmas present tea gift
- Available from Bird & Blend (£10)
No more boring English breakfast. This mini cube of 12 biodegradable tea bags is ideal for stockings, with 5 different festive flavours of tea inside. The lucky recipient can take their pick from gingerbread chai, mulled cider, Irish cream and more.
Bird & Blend (£10, delivery £3.95 or free over £30)
Tin of Grind coffee
- Available from Grind (£9)
This chic coffee tub is smart enough to leave out on the counter all year round. Choose between ground or whole bean coffee, in a house, light or decaf blend. Refills are available so the tin can be kept long after the first round of coffee is finished.
Belazu Signature Trio gift set
- Available from Waitrose (£10)
Keen cooks will enjoy using these Belazu treats in winter warmer dishes. The rich aubergine and parmesan pesto is our favourite, a delicious twist on a familiar classic, whilst the olive tapenade is handy for spreading on Christmas canapés.
Malfy gin miniatures, set of 4
Add to the stocking of one lucky recipient, or break up this set and spread the miniatures across multiple stockings. The pretty bottles make perfect gifts and the gin doesn't disappoint – the Malfy Gin Con Arancia with deep blood orange notes is our favourite.
Exploding Bakery salted caramel letterbox brownie
- Available from Exploding Bakery (£13.95)
Can’t be with someone this Christmas? There’s a whole world of letterbox gifts to send to your distant loved ones. Who could resist getting a box of brownies popped through their letterbox? These gooey brownies from Exploding Bakery are generously topped with sea salt caramel and are dense and fudgy from ground almonds.
Exploding Bakery (£13.95, delivery £5)
Seggiano balsamic fig glaze
- Available from Selfridges (£11.99), Seggiano (£10.85), Planet Organic (£11)
For anyone making a daily lunchtime salad, this rich and sticky glaze will be an upgrade from standard balsamic vinegar. Made with grapes from single-estate vineyards in the province of Modena, it perfectly balances tartness with fruity sweetness.
Selfridges (£11.99, £5 delivery)
Seggiano (£10.85, £3.99 delivery or free over £40)
Planet Organic (£11, £5 delivery or free over £50)
Kilner 0.35-litre soup jar set
- Available from Amazon (£12)
For commuters cutting lunch costs by taking their own to work, this Kilner soup jar set will see them through winter. The durable and reusable glass container is designed with microwave-safe silicone to absorb the heat, a secure screw-on lid, handy spoon holder and steel spoon included – plus it all comes in a gift box ready to wrap.
Marks & Spencer whisky tasting experience gift set
- Available from Marks & Spencer (£15)
For the whisky novice keen to learn more, this tasting set is a great way to sample different styles before committing to investing in a full bottle. All blended in Scotland, each of these four miniatures offers different notes – from a classic Speyside single malt to a blended 12 year-aged Inverglen.
Marks & Spencer (£15, delivery £3.50 or free over £50)
Rustic Flitch personalised marble and mango wood coaster
- Available from Etsy (£11)
Made from sustainably-sourced marble and mango wood, these contemporary coasters by Rustic Flitch can be personalised with a name in nine different designs. Plus, they’re delivered in a smart little gift box. Read our guide to the best sustainable gifts for more eco-conscious gifting inspiration.
Etsy (£11, free delivery)
AnySharp knife sharpener
A handy kitchen tool for a bargain price. Sharp knives will transform the ease of cooking and this versatile knife sharpener works for both straight and serrated blades. The suction base secures to a worktop, for a quick and compact way to keep knives in good quality.
Tracklements Chutney The Festive Four
- Available from Tracklements (£14.15)
A Christmas cheeseboard isn’t complete without some excellent chutney to spoon alongside. This set of four has you covered with Christmas spice chutney, sticky fig relish, spiced plum chutney and even cranberry, port and orange sauce for the big day itself. A great gift to bring as a guest to a Christmas dinner party or ready to unwrap for a Boxing Day feast.
Rising Hope by Luminary Bakery
A lovely baking book with a heart. Luminary Bakery is a London-based social enterprise that supports disadvantaged women by offering employment, work experience and courses in its bakeries. This, their first book, combines stories from the women with illustrated recipes (sweet and savoury): who can resist honeycomb cheesecake blondies? Check out our full round-up of the best baking books for more inspiration.
Muraglia Fumo smoked extra virgin olive oil
- Available from Carluccio's (£13.95)
That January health-kick just got a whole lot tastier – drizzle salads with this luxurious smoked olive oil for punchy depth of flavour in vinaigrettes. Cold-pressed Italian olive oil is cold-smoked with natural woods for delicious results. Carluccio's suggest drizzling over a burrata or blending into dips, both of which sound like great ideas...
Emma Bridgewater vegetable garden tea towel
This colourful tea towel has lovely detailed vegetable illustrations – a gift for the keen gardener or allotment devotee with the brilliant veg patch. It’s made from strong linen and has matching oven gloves and aprons available too.
Emma Bridgewater (£12, delivery £5 or free over £50)
The Walnut Tree marzipan fruits
- Available from Lakeland (£13.99), The Walnut Tree (£13)
A retro classic, but we all know someone who can’t resist sticky sweet marzipan. Marzipan comes into its own at Christmas and here it proves it’s not just for decorating fruitcake. These intricately carved marzipan fruits are almost, almost, too good to eat.
Lakeland (£13.99, delivery £3.95 or free over £50)
The Walnut Tree (£13, delivery £4 or free over £40)
Coole Swan Irish cream liqueur mini trio
Is it Christmas without sipping on Irish liqueur in front of classic Christmas television? This extra indulgent trio of miniatures combines single malt Irish whiskey, Belgian white chocolate and Irish cream for a long, velvety finish. A strictly adult-only stocking filler – plus as all 3 minis are the same, you could also divide them between different people.
Butler's The Perfect British Cheeseboard for two
- Available from Butler's Cheeses (from £10)
A whole mini cheeseboard for two, if you’re willing to share. Fresh from Butler’s Lancashire dairy, this mini set combines their signature Sunday best (a crumbly Lancashire), Button Mill (a creamy British brie) and bold Blacksticks Blue, along with cheese and crackers to complete the cheeseboard. Because when better than Christmas to indulge in cheese? There is also a larger size available to serve 3-4 people, still for just £15, or a specialist goat’s cheese variety.
Butler's Cheeses (from £10, delivery £4)
Pump Street Ecuador 85% drinking chocolate
- Available from Selfridges (£13.65)
There’s plenty of cold weather still to go beyond Christmas and this creamy hot chocolate is just the ticket to stay cosy this winter. Made by Pump Street Bakery, based in Suffolk, the rich chocolate flakes make a super-smooth hot chocolate with strong notes of toffee and toasted walnut. For more, read our full hot chocolates review.
Selfridges (£13.65, delivery £5)
The Good Egg babka
- Available from The Good Egg (£15)
Another ideal foodie delivery for a lucky loved one to receive. The Good Egg started their babka delivery in 2020 and now have a whole range of flavours available: we’re tempted by the vibrant blueberry, lemon and sumac but there is also classic chocolate, pecan pie or iced vegan cinnamon options to choose from. For more treats to your door, check out our review of the best brownies, cookies, cakes and more delivered.
The Good Egg (£15), delivery £4.95
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