The Ultimate Foodies Christmas Gift Guide

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Choosing Christmas presents for family and friends can be a headache so to make your life easier, I have trawled the High Street and web to handpick a selection of 29 items to please the “foodies” in your life! For me quality, design and functionality has to come in equal measure, you’ll find no gimmicks in this guide, these are gifts that will stand the test of time (unless of course they’re edible). Christmas is a time to spoil your loved ones so show you care by giving them something really thoughtful, it’s not about the money a gift costs but about the thought and time taken choosing it! You’ll find gifts to suit every purse here so I hope you find my Ultimate Foodies Christmas Gift Guide a big help this yuletide!

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  1. Cork Cat Trivet with Rope – £7.43
    Cat lovers will love this light and practical cork trivet for protecting surfaces from hot pans or serving dishes. With a practical rope loop it can simply be hung up when not in use! thecookskitchen.com
  2. Sophie Conran for Norfolk Tea Cloths – £8
    As Sophie says, you can never have enough tea towels and I love these with their classic design. Each piece is made of 100% woven linen and cotton mix and is designed to soften and fade. sophieconran.com
  3. Brabantia Magnetic Timer – £8.50
    A funky and fabulously simple to operate magnetic timer. Can time from 10 seconds upwards, just twist and away you go. Also available in grey, white and mint! www.brabantia.com
  4. Maille Candied Chestnut Mustard – £.8.95
    I don’t think there have been many years when I haven’t given my dad a pot of quality mustard for Christmas and this festive offering from Maille is just perfect for the mustard lover in your life! Best of it will go perfectly their Christmas or Boxing Day lunch! maille.co.uk or Maille Boutique, 2 Piccadilly Arcade, London
  5. Heston Blumenthal Precision – Professional Whisk by Salter – £8.99
    Sometimes a product comes along and you realise that you’ve been using and making do with inferior flim flam! This is the whisk that everyone should own! Sturdy, with a large balloon and multiple strands your dishes will be whisked and pumped full of air in no time! www.salterhousewares.com or www.amazon.com
  6. Blue Nun Sparkling Gold 75cl – £9.79
    A throwback to 70’s but with a modern day twist! Just the thing to take to a party and see the other guests marvel at the flecks of gold leaf making this wine sparkle in more ways than one! www.drinksdirect.co.uk
  7. Kyoto Spun Bamboo Salad Servers – £10.75
    These salad servers are lightweight and practical.and match a variety of bowls in the range. Various colours available. www.amazon.com
  8. Wilko Chopping Board Set & Holder – £12
    A fabulous set of compact chopping boards which are colour coded for meat, cooked meat, fruit and vegetables – a designer look at a value price! Love that they can stand and don’t take up valuable drawer space too! www.wilko.com
  9. Microplane Herb & Salad Chopper – £12.95
    Just like the herb chopper your mum used to use but brought up to date. Comfortable to use and blades fold back inside handle when not in use – does an excellent job! www.thegoodcookshop.comThe Ultimate Foodies Christmas Gift Guide, holiday gift guide, quality gifts, presents, xmas, jule, gadgets, linen, electricals, kitchen, food, chocolate, hampers, sweets, treats, champagne, wine
  10. Oxo Pop Cookie Jar – £13.00
    I love this cookie jar for its classic design, air tight pop button feature and the fact that you know exactly how many biscuits you have left – no more disappointment when reaching into an empty cookie barrel! www.oxouk.com
  11. The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company – Make you own Chocoholics Pizza – £14.99
    Perfect for your chocolate loving kids (or adults) Allow the creativity to flow with this kit that contains Belgian milk chocolate, jelly beans, rainbow drops, white curls and a reusable pizza mould. Simple microwave instructions included! www.gettingpersonal.co.uk
  12. Veggienomics: Thrifty Vegetarian Cooking at its Best by Nicola Graimes (Nourish) – £14.99
    Quite simply does what it says on the tin, turn the pages of this vibrant and beautifully photographed book for fantastic vegetarian food inspiration that won’t break the bank! Even non-vegetarians will love this! www.amazon.co.uk
  13. Kyoto Spun Bamboo Salad Bowl – £16.49
    Stylish, light and environmentally friendly this bowl comes in 7 fashionable colours and is perfect for serving salad, snacks or bread! www.amazon.co.uk
  14. Godiva Christmas Stocking filled with Chocolates – £17
    Children and adults alike will love this luxury festive stocking filled with 8 heavenly, soft centred, limited edition Christmas Collection sujets in festive shapes including dark, milk and white chocolate. Your recipient can then just hang up the stocking next year in the hope that they’ll get some more! www.godivachocolates.co.uk
  15. Hotel Chocolat – The Christmas Goody Bag – £18
    Something for everyone in this beautifully packaged goody bag! Cookie Wreath studded with florentines and biscuits, 6 Christmas Eton Mess truffles (my favourites) 6 caramel supernovas filled with runny caramel and a bag of coconut snowballs – milk chocolate truffles covered in desiccated coconut – yummy! www.hotelchocolat.com
  16. The Bay Tree Preserving: A Complete Collection of Classic and Contemporary Recipes by Emma Macdonald (Nourish) –  £20
    From pickles, chutneys and jams to meat, fish and cordials plus everything in between, this book is a phenomenal and exhaustive guide to preserving.www.amazon.co.uk
  17. Sainsbury’s Champagne – Blanc de Noirs – £20
    I can’t drink wine anymore as I’m allergic to the sulphites but luckily I’m fine with champagne and this award winning one from Sainsbury’s is a firm favourite! www.sainsburys.co.uk
  18. Gefu Spirelli Spiral Cutter – £23.95
    If you just don’t know what to buy someone, you can bet they don’t have this award winning gadget! A fun way to cut your vegetables for salads or stir fries etc plus get picky eaters inquisitive about new foods – who could resist! www.inthehaus.co.uk
  19. Le Creuset Stoneware Jam Jar with Silicone Spreader – £24
    Need a gift for a jam lover? Then this gorgeous deep red jam jar with berry design is just perfect. No more sticky jam jars at the table when friends or family pop round for afternoon tea. www.lecreuset.co.uk
  20. Finum Look Touch Taste Spice Grinder with Discharge Pool – £24.95
    This award winning grinder not only looks funky but its innovative design allows you to collect the ground spices in a patented collecting pool and then with a tap you can direct them exactly where you want them. Available in clear, black, white, pink and green. www.loosescookshop.co.uk
  21. Contigo Westloop Autoseal Mug – £35.22
    Great for one handed drinking on the go, this quality mug keeps drinks warm for 4 hours and cold for 12! With 12 colours there’s one for everyone’s taste.www.wayfair.co.uk
  22. Brabantia Baking Set – £38.50
    This Brabantia Baking set comes in Red or Mint with co-ordinating scales and bowl and a set of red cookie cutters. I like that the scales are light weight with a bright digital display and hanging loop and measure in 1g increments. The stainless steel bowl has a non-slip rubber base and volume markers on the inside.www.brabantia.com
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  23. Wing Yip Gift Box – £45
    If you need a present for a Chinese food fan then this is the perfect gift with everything from a red apron, tote bag, quality chopsticks, tea set and bowls plus an array of oriental sauces, pastes jasmine tea and even palm sugar to get your recipient cooking up some culinary delights. www.wingyipstore.co.uk
  24. Judge Fro Fru – £49.95
    Perfect for making really healthy desserts using frozen fruit and additional ingredients if you wish. A great way to get your family to eat more of their 5-a-day in a fun way! www.hartsofstur.com
  25. Heston Blumenthal 5 in 1 Digital Thermometer by Salter – £49.99
    An intelligent roasting feature monitors the temperature of your roast during cooking and will countdown to let you know when ready. A pan clip enables use in confectionary and deep frying etc. Many settings to cover your every cooking need! www.uk.salterhousewares.com
  26. Prestige Smartplus 6L Pressure Cooker – £58
    With energy prices ever on the increase what could be better than cooking quicker and more efficiently in a pressure cooker. Built to last and with a sleek design the Prestige Smartplus iis ideal for everything from one pot meals to jam! www.wayfair.co.uk
  27. Lakeland Family Fun Hamper – £74.99
    Packed full of games plus quality sweet and savoury treats and snacks including the likes of Bingo Crackers and Milk Chocolate Battleships this really is the ideal present to give a family and keep them happy and entertained over Christmas. My hamper was packed in gorgeous purple foiled box with a lovely white fabric ribbon and bow. A show stopper of a present! www.lakeland.co.uk
  28. Goodmans Heritage Digital Radio – £129
    The Heritage Radio is so cool with its vintage 1950‘s styling, advanced Dab features, digital display and Blue-tooth connectivity! Ideal for the kitchen you could even match it to your appliances as it comes White, Blue, Green and Wood. The Heritage showcases a metal grille with a real wood enclosure and traditional rotary tuning and volume controls. A quality item with a great sound! www.goodmans.co.uk or www.amazon.co.uk
  29. Le Creuset Cast Iron Shallow Casserole Dish 30cm Cotton – £160
    I could just look at this Le Creuset casserole dish all day as not only is it astonishingly beautiful but so practical too, keeping food warmer or colder for longer it’s the ideal oven/hob to table wear (it doesn’t even mind going in the freezer). With a lifetime guarantee this is a real investment piece that will bring your recipient pleasure every time they use it! www.lecreuset.co.uk

So these are my foodie gift ideas! Has anything grabbed your imagination? Do let me know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: Thank you to all the brands and retailers who provided samples for inclusion in this guide, all opinions are my own and I was not paid for this post. All prices correct at time of going to press.

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    Being a mas cat woman I would have to choose the cat triivet! And the radio to dance around the kitchen to!

    1. Camilla

      A very good choice Danielle:-)

  2. Sarah James

    What a fab Christmas guide, I can’t decide between the spiral cutter & the goodie bag from Hotel Chocolat .

  3. Jan @GlugofOil

    WOW! What a great selection – love Le Creuset anything!

  4. Claire @foodiequine

    I’m strangely drawn to the Sparkly Gold Blue Nun!

  5. kellie@foodtoglow

    What a fantastically curated gift guide! Never mind giving them away at Christmas, you’ve given me ideas for myself! Although I am eyeing up the Gefu Spirelli Spiral Cutter for my daughter who’s away at uni and has threatened to steal my nifty Japanese countertop device. This looks a less expensive alternative for her. Lovely list. Thanks, Camilla. 🙂

  6. Jacqueline Meldrum

    What a great guide Camilla. I want the spiral cutter!

  7. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    WOW. What an amazing selection! I need to get myself one of those herb choppers – it always takes me ages to cut herbs!

  8. Glamorous Glutton

    Fantastic round up. I like the Chinese goodies and I know the Glam Teen would love the Lakeland treats and games. The cotton Le creuset is fab too. So much stuff!! Thanks for the ideas. GG

  9. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    I would love everything on this list esp the Le Creuset Cotton Casserole, the tea towels and the Hotel Chocolat hamper.

  10. Katie Bryson

    Wow so many ideas there Camilla, what a fantastic round-up! I need some new salad servers and love the ones you’ve included so will be adding them to my wish list 🙂

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