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Gift Guide: Christmas Present Ideas for Foodies

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Gift Guide: Christmas Present Ideas for Foodies

See our pick of the best Christmas presents for foodies


Find the ultimate present for the foodies in your life…

Whilst there is no denying that most people love the traditional tangerine and chocolate coins in their stocking, we suggest there may be some who might prefer something a little more sophisticated. Friends and family of foodies, you’ve come to the right place. Here we have chosen our top picks of the best foodie presents this Christmas.

Chocolate lovers will adore our selection of sweet treats from Rococo, Pierre Marcolini and Italian chocolatiers Venchi. And nothing beats a good hot chocolate, so try an ultra luxurious one from Selfridges.

For those that enjoy the finer things in life, we suggest giving them a pot of caviar from Fortnum & Mason to enjoy alongside a bottle of uber-exclusive Louis XIII The Origin 1874 Cognac.

A loved one with a sweet tooth would very much enjoy the gold-dusted florentines from Fortnums, or the indulgent caramel sea salt fudge from Liberty’s – though they might be hesitant to share with you!

Instead, those who prefer savoury foods will love a cheese making kit, the result of which will perfectly accompany the selection of delicious cured meats from Cannon & Cannon. Enjoy both with some crusty white bread drizzled with the best olive oil around.

Prefer to give a gift that keeps on giving? Sign a loved one up to the Fortnum & Mason fine tea subscription service, or splash out on the Harvey Nichols Drinks Cabinet hamper that will last even the biggest bon vivant well through the winter months…

Whatever the acquired taste your loved one may have, there is something here for everyone. However, what we can’t guarantee is that the receiver of any of these gifts will be prepared to share with you.

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  • These Maître Choux éclairs are beautiful as well as delicious, baked daily by three Michelin star-experienced Joakim Pray. A classic gift for foodies – and they make special Christmas éclairs too. From £5.20,

  • For the friend who has it all – the Grey Goose Cocktail Concierge will come to your home or party and make delicious espresso martinis for everyone, paired with delicate pastries (and he’ll even bring his own glassware and ingredients!). A gift no one will forget… From £2,000, up to 30 guests – call 07525893134 to book.

  • These florentines are finished with a dusting of gold. £9.95,

  • Props to Liberty for its pretty paisley print pud. Traditional Christmas Pudding, £19.95.

  • Cîroc’s newly-launched French Vanilla vodka is a rich and creamy alternative tipple that won’t stay in your drinks cabinet for long. £38 (or £29.99 from Amazon),

  • A coffee subscription is a gift that keeps on giving, and the Cafédirect plan sends a different handpicked coffee to your door every month. From Machu Picchu to Kilimanjaro, they select only the finest coffees from around the world – and they’re Fairtrade too. From £7.95 a month, Cafédirect

  • Louis XIII The Origin 1874 – too good to set fire to the pud with. £4,900.

  • For those who like the finer things in life. Oscietra Caviar, from £80 for 30g,

  • When it comes to Christmas, it has to be port; and they don’t come better than beautiful Sandeman tawny port. The perfect end to any meal. Sandeman Porto Tawny 40 Years Old, £120. Available at

  • A great selection from the British cured meat specialists. The Conoisseur’s Collection, £55.

  • Know someone who can’t say no to an espresso martini? Give them this Conker Cold Brew, £30, available to buy at Harvey

  • Selfridges Spiced Hot Chocolate, £12.99.

  • Pierre Marcolini, Box of Planètes, £39.

  • Buy the Ultimate Cheese Making Kit for a fromage fiend. £39.95,

  • Rococo Chocolates Nutcracker Prince, £32.50.

  • How about a gift that keeps on giving? Sign a tea lover up the Fortnum’s ‘Tea Post’ subscription service, from £45.    

  • Real foodies understand the importance of excellent olive oil – and this one’s produced by Italian royalty. Drizzle over everything. £30.50,

  • Liberty London Caramel Sea Salt Crumbly Fudge, £7.95.

  • The Ottolenghi Sweet Spice Collection will open up a world of Persian treats. £15,

  • The Venchi large gift box is packed with 25 different types of chocolates straight from Italy. Not for sharing. £60,

  • Fill your drinks cabinet in one go, with this hamper from Harvey Nichols. £500,

  • This social enterprise company has some of the best almonds, perfect as a stocking filler. £4.99,

  • This super-premium vodka has become iconic in its Bruni glass from Milan skull bottle, available with matching glasses for the holidays. £69,

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