The best food and drink gifts for Christmas 2019

Looking for edible gifts for foodies? Check out our list of the most delicious giftable food and drink available this Christmas. 

Panettone, bottle of gin and olive oil set on a golden background

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If you're wondering what to buy the foodie in your life, don't miss our pick of the best edible Christmas gifts for 2019. From traditional festive offerings like panettone, booze and chocolate to cheese, spices, charcuterie and olive oils, there’s something for everyone. Prefer to make your own? Check out our best ever edible Christmas gifts


isle of rasaay gin

Isle of Raasay gin (70cl, 46% ABV)

A fresh-tasting, smooth, handcrafted gin from Scotland’s Isle of Raasay. The gorgeous bottle and label make this a great gift for any gin lover.      

Available from:
Raasay Distillery (£35)
Master of Malt (£34.95)


chocolate dusted caramelised pecans

Farhi cocoa dusted caramelised pecans

The team was 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)

three muzzi panettone

Muzzi panettone

These beautifully wrapped panettones come in a choice of delicious flavours including classic, pear & chocolate and marrons glacés. 

Available from:
Sous Chef (£22.50)



Dark hot chocolate drink 

One for the serious chocolate lovers, this powder makes proper thick, dark hot chocolate. It's not too sweet but tastes deliciously indulgent and comforting.

Available from:
Liberty London (£12.95)


godminster black truffle cheddar truckle

Godminster black truffle cheddar truckle  

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)
Ocado (£7.50)
The Truckle Truck (£8)

English whisky company quince


The Norfolk selection quince whisky liqueur (500ml, 20% ABV)

A light, fruity tipple with a strong quince flavour and gentle whisky warmth, this is sweet enough to be enjoyed on its own with cheese, or mixed with ginger beer. 

Available from:
The Whisky Exhange (£20.75)
|Master of Malt (£20.95)


treacle fudge marsdens fudge

Marsden’s fudge 

Family-run, Berkshire-based Marsden's makes classic, crumbly fudge that melts in the mouth. We love the festive ginger-spiked variety as well as the treacle and chocolate flavours. 

Available from:
Marsden's Fudge (£7)


ottolenghi spice rub trio stack

Ottolenghi spice rub trio

Master Middle Eastern cuisine with this set by Ottolenghi, which includes ras el hanout, berbere and sweet & smokey spice mixes. They come in pretty jars with a booklet that contains several easy and delicious recipes plus tips for use. 

Available from:
Ottolenghi (£12.90)


honest brew best of British mixed case gift

Best of British 12 beer mixed case

This is the ultimate gift for a beer-lover: the selection celebrates some of the UK’s best modern breweries, such as Northern Monk, Pressure Drop and The Wild Beer Co, and includes a range of popular beer styles.

Available from:
Honest Brew (£29.90)

el bandarra vermut

El Bandarra vermut red (100cl, 15%)

A fruity, spiced red vermouth that can be enjoyed with soda or added to a negroni for a bit of extra oomph without upsetting the flavour balance.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£21.95)
Drinks & Co (£12.07) (£8)

vegan pralines Selfridges

Vegan chocolate pralines

You’d never guess these creamy pralines with crunchy feuilletine, handmade by family-run chocolate company Be Chocolat, were vegan!

Available from:
Selfridges (£9.99)

set of four flavoured olive oils

Frantoio Muraglia aromatic olive oil selection

This set includes 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, enjoying the lemon with chicken and pouring a dash of the chilli oil over dumplings or pizza.

Available from:
Sous Chef (£22.95)
four herbaceous blends tea tins

Herbaceous Blends teas

This range of punchy loose-leaf teas comes in beautiful, giftable tins. We love the floral rose & ginger and earthy mint flavours. 

Available from:
Herbaceous Blends (£5.49)


el rayo REPOSADO tequila

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:
El Rayo Tequila (£36.95)
Master of Malt (£43.75)
The Whisky Exchange (£43.75)

gold chocolate bauble chococo

Chococo golden white chocolate bauble 

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. Also available in milk chocolate with salted caramels, vegan 'milc' chocolate and dark chocolate varieties.  

Available from:
Chococo (£11)

Harvey Nichols blood orange clove Christmas premixed negroni

Harvey Nichols blood orange & clove negroni (70cl, 24.5%)

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)


fortnum & mason Christmas biscuits merrilossus biscuits

Merrilossus biscuits 

Crunchy, lightly spiced, studded with dried fruits and enrobed in a thick layer of milk chocolate, we think these are the ultimate Christmas biscuits. 

Available from:
Fortnum & Mason (£17.95)

set of three fruit vinegars mighty fine

Mighty Fine Things fruit vinegar miniature set

These versatile vinegars are great for someone who prefers savoury over sweet. Try a dash of the raspberry or damson vinegar in soda water for a refreshing spritzer, or drizzle them over salads, cheeses or bread to perk up dishes.

Available from:
Mighty Fine Things (£15)

Montezuma peanut butter snowball packets

Montezuma's peanut butter snowballs 

Peanut butter lovers will go mad for these white chocolate spheres filled with peanut butter. 

Available from:
Montezuma's (£3.99) (£3.99)
Ocado (£4.99)

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