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Christmas presents for friends


Trying to buy a foodie gift for a friend this Christmas? If you're unsure where to start our festive gift guide has plenty of inspiration...

The chocolate package

Put down the generic box of chocolates and send your pals cocoa crazy with our indulgent chocolate gifts...


Divine chocolate hamper

Chocolate making workshop with Green & Blacks

We all know someone with a slight chocolate obsession. Indulge them with one of Green & Black's chocolate making workshops, available in London, Brighton and Manchester.

Prices start from £55, depending on workshop, My Chocolate

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Divine hamper - Christmas essentials

Chocolate tastes even better when it's fairtrade. Divine have a plethora of hampers to choose from - the baking collection comes with all the essentials friends will need to make their own chocolate goodies alongside the Divine Chocolate cook book.

£30.50, Divine Chocolate

The vintage package

If the person you're buying for this Christmas has a penchant for the past, a gift that embraces their love of vintage will be right on trend. Combine with one of our classic cakes for the ultimate present...

Vintage tea party

Vintage tea party, Carolyn Caldicott

Tea parties are back in vogue, and Carolyn Caldicott's book will help guide you through recipes and tips for getting the perfect vintage feel.

£7.40, Waterstones

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3 Tier Cream Enamel High Tea Cake Stand

An ornate, cream cake stand that will look the part at any tea party. The glass plates are also removable, making serving and washing extra easy.

£45, Laura Ashley

The cocktail package

Whether they like their cocktails shaken, stirred or just poured and drunk as quickly as possible, give your friends the tools and tips they need to become a master mixologist...

Cocktail set

Drinkology: Art and Science of the Cocktail, James Waller

Budding bartenders will learn how to make everything from tip top G&Ts to classic cocktails. There's even a section on how to prepare for parties and how to set up your own bar at home.

£15.99, Amazon

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8 piece cocktail set

Set your friend up with everything they'll need to make creative cocktails including a stainless steel cocktail shaker, dual spirit measure, cocktail strainer and cocktail knife. Everything's housed in a stailess steel ice bucket.

£30, Amazon

The cheese package

Take a cheese lovers obsession to new heights with our package picks...


Pong cheese tasting box

Pong aren't quiet about their love of the smelly stuff, and the ultimate Pong box, filled with their 'most revered and feared' artisan cheeses, will make a great gift - so long as your friend enjoys a cheese with a pungent aroma!

£28, (other, less smelly, hampers also available from £20) Pong Cheese

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John Lewis, fondu set

If your friend loves entertaining, they'll be needing a fondu set. This cast iron one from John Lewis is good value, and will keep them guessing whilst it's under the tree.

£49, John Lewis


Are you buying a foodie gift for a friend this Christmas? What will you be putting under the tree?

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