Who better to visit over the festive period than your foodie friend or favourite cook? But probably best not to show up empty-handed if you want to enjoy the fruits of their labour. So we’ve done the hard work for you, and found the tasty treats and cool kitchenware guaranteed to impress.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our full Christmas gift guide.
Food and drink gifts
Give the gift of a full spice cupboard this Christmas with Rooted Spices’ neat starter kit of flavour-packed single-origin spices. Perfect for making everything from curries to meat-rubs to festive cinnamon bakes.
This DIY cold smoking kit will go down a treat with foodies who love adding a little extra flavour. Providing ten hours of aromatic smoke, it’s perfect for creating festive savoury treats, from smoked salmon to beef brisket.
If reducing waste and eating delicious fresh produce is high on your foodie pal’s agenda, an Oddbox subscription is the perfect gift. The company will rescue surplus seasonal fruit and veg and deliver it to their door.
From £9.45 a week, oddbox.co.uk
Buying for a noodle lover, or someone with a top-notch tableware collection? Sous Chef’s handsome kit combines two glazed deep noodle dishes, plus ladels and a ramen recipe book with all the expert tips they need to fill them with delicious dishes.
Not only does Old Spike sell delicious coffee, and provide employment to people affected by homelessness, they also offer a tailored subscription service. Choose the frequency and brewing method, and your caffeine-addicted giftee will have their daily cuppa sorted for as long as you choose.
From £8 per week, oldspikeroastery.com
The perfect new year’s project for fans of fiery food, this kit makes growing red hot habanero, jalapeno and serrano peppers easy. After a few weeks of patience, that home chilli-eating competition will be underway.
What better excuse than Christmas to indulge your foodie mate in 2kgs of the finest sourdough? This tree-toppped loaf will serve them well for turkey sarnies and cheese board leftovers.
With 50 recipes fit for pampered pooches of all shapes and sizes, Feed Me is the perfect gift for any discerning dog owners. Or, for any foodies who are tired of their two-legged critics.
A cheese board from BORD is a cheese lover’s dream. Choose a selection of cheeses homemade in Tottenham which will be paired with seasonal fruits, crackers, edible flowers, chutney, honey and nuts.
From £50, bordfood.com
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