Best Christmas Gifts For Foodies 2022

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Best Christmas gifts for foodies 2023

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Food gifts

olive magazine subscription

Of course, we think the best gift for a foodie is a year-long subscription to olive magazine. That’s a monthly dose of the best recipes, restaurant trends and travel inspiration delivered through the letterbox, to help food lovers stay ahead of the game. Subscribe now you’ll pay only £32.99 for 13 issues, saving over 60% on the shop price – making a wonderful Christmas gift.

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The Real Cure British Charcuterie Selection Box

Letterbox Charcuterie

Flavoured-packed charcuterie from Dorset. The punchy smoked sloe and garlic venison salami is a winner.

Available from:
Not on the High Street (£35)

Daylesford Organic mince pie caramel cracker

Daylesford Mince Pie Caramels in Cracker

A chic after-dinner treat or stocking filler, these festive fruit- and spice-infused caramels are coated in dark chocolate and pastry crumbs.

Available from:
Daylesford Organic (£18)

Chococo festive chocolate hamper bag

Chococo hamper

This bag of joy is filled to the brim with treats (all in plastic-free packaging), including festive chocolates, candied orange segments, chocolate honeycomb and a chai bar. Check out our best hampers for more inspiration.

Available from:
Chococo (£65)

Cipriani panettone

A whole Cipriani panettone wrapped in blue paper, next to a wedge of panettone on a plate

Made to a recipe created by the Cipriani family (who were behind the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice), this rich yet light panettone is studded with plump raisins and beautifully wrapped for gifting. The packaging includes recipes for sweet sauces, too.

Available from:
Sacla (£40)

Lindor mint chocolate truffles

Lindor mint chocolate balls

If you’ve tried them, you know… A must-purchase for any mint chocolate lovers this Christmas, ideal for snacking in front of Christmas television.

Available from:
Amazon (£14.99 for 2 boxes)

Pinkster Gin boozy berries

SELFRIDGES PINKSTER gin-infused boozy berries 300g £8.99 copy

Made using berries left-over from making Pinkster gin, these boozy berries are an effortless dessert when spooned over ice cream or waffles. A decadent storecupboard standby to have on hand.

Available from:
Selfridges (£8.99)

Farhi dark chocolate gingers

A clear pot filled with chocolate covered gingers

Spicy candied ginger pieces coated in shiny dark chocolate. A grown-up and moreish chocolate treat.

Available from:
Amazon (£22.50)

Pump Street Bakery panettone Christmas chocolate bar

Pump Street Bakery panettone bar

A great stocking filler, Pump Street Bakery’s creamy milk chocolate has been given a festive makeover with the bakery’s own panettone, candied fruit and almonds. Browse our best chocolate gifts for more sweet ideas.

Available from:
Pump Street Bakery (£6.75)

Bao aged white soy sauce

white soy sauce

More delicate and complex than everyday soy sauce, use in dipping sauces for sushi or dumplings.

Available from:
Bao (£19.50)

Fiasconaro pistachio cream

A jar of Fiasconaro pistachio cream

Spread onto waffles, sandwich between macarons or spoon straight from the jar.

Available from:
Sous Chef (£12.99)

Pasta Evangelists gift subscription

Pasta Evangelists

Tonnarelli straight to your door? Bellissimo! Send a 1, 2 or 3 month pasta gift subscription for the easiest pasta feasts.

Available from:
Pasta Evangelists (from £20)

Drinks gifts

Ealing gin

Ealing gin

This elegantly packaged gin has orange and floral notes, with gentle spice and a rounded character. See the best gin gifts for gin lovers for more inspiration.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£45.95)
Harrods (£48)

8Track spiced rum

8Track Bottle Shot

This smooth spiced rum is infused with Seville oranges, vanilla, cloves and cinnamon. Eco-conscious 8Track is also committed to supporting independent music, partnering with organisations to showcase new talent.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£29.95)
Amazon (£32.95)

Drinks by the Dram Japanese whisky tasting set


Way to get into the festive spirit(s)…Discover 5 unique Japanese whiskies from different producers, to discover new styles and a new favourite tipple.

Available from:
Amazon (£35.95)

Dutch Barn vodka

Dutch Barn vodka

Made in North Yorkshire using apples and presented in a 60% recycled glass bottle, this crisp, smooth vodka is mellow enough to drink neat.

Available from:
Waitrose (£30)
The Whisky Exchange (£29.75)
Master of Malt (£28.44)

Crazy Gin Lassi


Crazy in looks but not flavour. With notes of turmeric, cumin and yogurt (yes, really), this lassi gin is cracking.

Available from:
Harvey Nichols (£38)
Master of Malt (£39.94)

Cazcabel Coffee Liqueur with Tequila

A bottle with deep purple liquid inside

Changing the game when it comes to premium tequila, choose between nectar-like honey or smooth, rich and expertly balanced coffee. Or have both.

Available from:
Amazon (£26.99)
Master of Malt (£25.50)

Kitchenware gifts

Koi fish salt and pepper shakers

Salt & pepper shakers

These aquatic-inspired shakers in vibrant coral make a fun foodie stocking filler.

Available from
Sous Chef (£26.99)

Richard Brendon wine glasses

Janic Robinson and Richard Brendon wine glass

olive’s wine expert Kate Hawkings says:

Most of my day-to-day drinking is from cheap glasses, but I have a small collection of fine glasses that I get out for special occasions. Zalto and Riedel are two of my favourite makers, but my heart would beat still faster if I was given the one-size-fits-all wine glasses designed by the venerated wine writer Jancis Robinson and product designer Richard Brendon.

Available from:
Richard Brendon (£90 for 2)

Stove-top enamelware kettle

A white kettle with orange line drawings on and a wooden handle

With a heat-resistant handle, this pretty retro kettle is ideal for rustling up a brew on a glamping trip.

Available from:
Mini Moderns (£48)

Food books

The Cocktail Dictionary

cocktail dictionary

This fun, accessible book is a treasure trove of lesser-known cocktails – try a Salty Dog or a New York Sour.

Available from:
Waterstones (£15.99)
Amazon (£12.15)

Parwana by Durkhanai Ayub


Discover authentic Afghan recipes, beautiful imagery and family stories from author Durkhanai Ayub.

Available from:
Waterstones (£25)
Amazon (£20.29)

The Pie Room by Calum Franklin

pie room

Pie maestro Calum Franklin on the art of perfect pastry and pies, from wellingtons to sea bass en croûte.

Available from:
Amazon (£22.39)
Waterstones (£26)

Noble Rot: Wine from Another Galaxy

Noble Rot

This coffee-table tome is an exuberant, beautifully shot and illustrated hymn to all things wine.

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