Best gifts for foodies 2023

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The Real Cure British charcuterie signature hamper

British Charcuterie Signature Hamper Box £50 notonthehighstreet copy

Celebrate artisan British produce with a hamper packed with salamis, coppa and venison pepperoni. The spicy Dorset chorizo is our favourite.

Available from:
Not on The High Street (£45)

Chococo milk chocolate Christmas tree

Chococo Christmas tree

Made from creamy Colombian milk chocolate, this hand-decorated tree is filled with festive gingerbread caramels and tangy chocolate orange gems. Arriving in plastic-free packaging, there are also dark and oat milk chocolate versions available.

Available from:
Chococo (£21)

Fitzbillies Chelsea bun subscription

Fitzbillies Chelsea buns

Cambridge-based bakery Fitzbillies has been making these iconic buns since 1920 and this subscription sees six buns delivered to the lucky recipient’s door each month.

Available from:
Fitzbillies (from £15.30 a month)

Single Variety Co. passionfruit preserve

Single Variety Co passion fruit jam

Bring some sunshine to breakfast with jar of this tropical jam, made for spooning generously on yoghurt or porridge.

Available from:
Single Variety (£6.25)
Selfridges (£6.99)

Spice Pots Curry Night Kit

Spice Pots curry kit

Spice Pots have made curry night simple with four clever dried spice blends (korma, bhuna, tandoori masala and Goan) plus recipes to make you a curry pro in no time.

Available from:
Not on the High Street (£19.95)

Cheeky Nibble cherry Bakewell granola (460g)

Cheeky Nibble bakewell granola

Inspired by the classic pud, this vegan granola has extra chunky flapjack-style oat clusters, sweet dried cherries and a dusting of tart cherry powder for a very indulgent breakfast or snackable afternoon treat. A perfect gift for that person for whom breakfast is an unmissable event.

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Available from:
Cheeky Nibble (£5.99)
Selfridges (£6.99)

Paxton & Whitfield The Green Cheese Champion collection

Paxton & Whitfield Sustainable cheese hamper

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly gift, this sustainable collection of cheese will make for a very memorable Christmas. Each product has been chosen for it’s sustainable values for a thoughtful collection. Inside are three artisan British cheeses from farmers committed to sustainable methods, plus crackers, chocolate and foraged quince preserve. Use to build a cheeseboard you can be proud of.

Available from:
Paxton & Whitfield (£50)

Love Cocoa Christmas chocolate nutcracker tin

Love Cocoa nutcracker tin

Filled with salted caramel almonds, Colombian chocolate buttons and caramel chocolate truffles, this colourful tin will delight chocolate connoisseurs. A great gift to take to a Christmas host.

Available from:
Love Cocoa (£20)
John Lewis (£20)
Selfridges (£19.99)

Melt London Orangettes

melt chocolates orangettes

Vegan-friendly and seriously moreish, give this shiny rose-gold box of dainty chocolate orangettes to anyone with a sweet tooth.

Available from:
Melt London (£11.99)

Taste of Welsh cheese collection

taste of wales cheese collection

A selection of four cheeses from artisan cheesemakers across Wales, from Hafod Cheddar to a Wye Valley brie.

Available from:
The Welsh Cheese Company (£29.90)

By Naomi scotch bonnet chilli jam

ByNaomi chilli jam gift box

This fiery scotch bonnet relish, produced in small batches in East London and awarded 2 stars by the Great Taste Awards, is the perfect accompaniment to cheese, or try with avocado toast. We’ve lost count of the number of jars we’ve polished off! If you like it extra spicy, there’s also a double heat version with a more intense chilli flavour. For gifting, gift boxes are available and there’s also supersize ‘endless’ 1.2kg jars for the mega fans.

Available from:
By Naomi (£7)

Rockfish tinned seafood gift pack

Rockfish copy

Seafood fans will appreciate these colourful tins of hand-preserved Cantabrian tuna and mackerel, mussels and cuttlefish from Devon.

Available from:
Rockfish (£23.95)

The Serial Bruncher spice set

Rooted Spices

We love the idea behind this gift set: designed around brunch classics, this box contains nine different spices and spice blends. From cinnamon for weekend pancakes, to paprika for a spicy shakshuka, this is the perfect gift for someone who loves cooking weekend feasts.

Available from:
Rooted Spices (£42.95)

Coastal foraging experience gift vouchers

Foraging experience

Shoreline foraging is an activity that can be enjoyed throughout the year, and Britain’s only coastal National Park in West Wales is the perfect place to do it. On a day out with eminent forager Craig Evans, you’ll discover different plants, seaweeds and shellfish, which he culminates into shoreline supper of your day’s findings.

Vouchers are priced at £80 for a classic day, or £120 for an extreme low tide day when a wider variety of shellfish is exposed, and children under 16 can be brought along for free.

Available from:
Coastal Foraging (from £80)

Best drink gifts

No. 186 passion fruit and vanilla gin

No186 gin

Gift this tropical-inspired tipple to a cocktail lover. Inspired by the flavours of a passion fruit martini, it is tangy and sweet with a herbal base. For every bottle purchased, 2000 litres of water are donated to communities in need.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£37.95)

Uhuru rum

Uhuru rum

This golden Caribbean rum with notes of toffee and oak doubles up as a charitable gift, too – Uhuru donate 10 per cent of profits to Tusk Trust, supporting wildlife conservation in Africa.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£39.95)

Kyrö dairy cream liqueur

Kyro Distillery Cream Liqueur

Made in Finland using local milk, cream and rye whiskey, this is perfect for after-dinner sipping and makes a modern alternative to Irish cream. It’s produced using 99 per cent renewable energy, so it has sustainable credentials, too.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£21.95)
Waitrose (£20)
Laithwaites (£16)
The Whisky Exchange (£22.25)

Mijenta reposado tequila

Mijenta Reposado Tequila copy

Newly B-corp certified, this extra special artisan tequila is carbon-neutral, made in small batches and aged for six months for a complex final spirit. Read our round-up of the best tequilas to buy for more top-quality options.

Coachbuilt whisky

Coachbuilt whisky copy

Blended from all five whisky-producing whisky regions of Scotland, this new whisky is fruity with subtle spice on the nose, with a long toffee and smoke finish.

That Boutique-y Gin Company gin fridge tin

retro gin fridge

From roasted pineapple to Australian-inspired finger lime, this tin is packed with eight mini unusually flavoured bottles for gin fans.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£51.95)

Avallen calvados

avallen calvados

Every bottle of this floral, fruity calvados removes 2.73kg of CO2 from the atmosphere (as the apple trees absorb it), for a sustainable, quality spirit choice.

Available from:
Ocado (£37)
Amazon (£36.99)
The Whisky Exchange (£37.95)

Black Lines passion fruit martini

Black Lines passion fruit martini

Serving up a classic cocktail just got easy with this sunny bottled blend of vodka, pineapple, lime and vanilla made in north London. It is vanilla-heavy, perfect for a drinker with a sweet tooth.

Available from:
Black Lines (£22)

Old Spike Benedict Blend coffee

old spike roastery benedict blend coffee

Here’s a great gift for a coffee lover, and 65% of profits from this east London-based roastery directly support the homeless.

Available from:
Old Spike (£7.95)

Best gadget and kit gifts

Our Place Mini Always Pan and Mini Perfect Pot

Our Place mini duo

Following on from their ever popular Always collection and the Instagram famous Always pan, Our Place have launched the multifunctional Mini pot and Mini pan for cooking smaller quantities, reheating leftovers and simmering sauces. They have a non-stick, non-toxic coating and are compatible with all hob types.

Available from:
Our Place, £105 Mini Always Pan, £115 Mini Perfect Pot

Cosori Pro 4.7L Air Fryer

Cosori

It’s arguably the year of the air fryer, so for anyone that still hasn’t got round to buying one themselves, this could be the perfect gift. This Cosori model scored 5 stars from our expert testers, and was awarded best standard-size for affordability. At just over £100, it’s the perfect entry level start to the world of air frying.

Available from:
Amazon (£99.99)

Tala stoneware mixing bowl

tala dusty pink bowl

Tala’s traditionally designed mixing bowls now come in new pastel shades, ready for mixing up cake and cookie batters, meringues and more.

Available from:
Amazon (£24.99)

Zoku groovy ice cube moulds

Zoku ice cube moulds

Know someone who likes to entertain? They’ll appreciate these large gem-style ice cube moulds – the ice melts slowly in a larger cube so as not to water down drinks. Ideal for special Christmas tipples.

Available from:
John Lewis (£19.99)

Crockpot Turbo Express 5.6l multi pressure cooker

Crockpot

Awarded ‘best overall multicooker’ by our reviews experts in testing, this all-in-one gadget has an impressive 14 functions, from slow and pressure cooking to sauté, steam and more.

Available from:
Amazon (£117.77)

Kind tomato bag

Kind tomato bag

Encourage someone to swap single-use plastics for this reusable tote made from recycled materials. We love the tomato print but there’s a huge range of patterns to choose from, from colourful ginghams to William Morris prints.

Available from:
Kind (£12)

Nom Living marbled ceramic water jug

Nom Living marbled ceramic water jug

This handcrafted jug with a pretty blue marbled effect makes dinner parties a bit more special. It has a generous 2.5l capacity and as each piece is handcrafted, every one is unique.

Available from:
Not on the High Street (£40)

Shallow toasted large bowl

Shallow toasted large bowl by Prior Shop

Individually handmade in Frome, Somerset, this elegant bowl will hold salads and and sharing dishes in style – an ideal gift for those who like a minimalist aesthetic.

Available from:
Prior Shop (£38)

Bread shaped bread board

Bread Shaped Chopping Board - Oak from iamfy.co £24 copy

A classic oak chopping board in a fun shape that’s perfectly designed for slicing up doorstop sandwiches.

Available from:
Fy! (£21)

Kuhn Rikon Black Star iron skillet pan

Kuhn Rikon frying pan

Chosen as our ‘best lightweight skillet pan’ in testing, this innovative spun iron skillet can go straight from hob to oven. A versatile investment built to last.

Available from:
Kuhn Rikon (£149.96)

Cuisinart ice cream and gelato professional ICE100

cuisinart ice cream gelato

Earning a five-star rating from our reviews team, this is the ultimate gift for ice cream fans, producing silky smooth gelato, ice cream and sorbet at the push of a button. Read more in our test of the best ice cream makers review.

Available from:
John Lewis (£300)
Currys (£280)

Smeg non-stick frying pan

smeg frying pan

Choose between red, cream or black finishes on this non-stick frying pan, available in three sizes and ovenproof for versatility.

Espresso cups (set of 4)

Ottolenghi espresso cups copy

This colourful quartet of cups from Ottolenghi’s homeware range are ideal for espresso, but we’d use them for serving up chocolate mousse or Eton mess too.

Available from:
Ottolenghi (£40)

Best home and kitchen gifts

Le Creuset Stoneware Camembert baker

Le Creuset camembert baker copy

Serve up a melting Camembert in style with this glossy stoneware dish that gives perfectly gooey cheese every time.

So’home speckled cake stand

La Redoute cake stand

Chic monochrome speckles won’t steal the limelight from the cake or tart a keen baker chooses to display on this simple cake stand.

Available from:
La Redoute (£35)

Oliver Bonas Aster etched star champagne saucers

Oliver Bonas Aster Etched Star Champagne Saucer S2 £24.50 DUE OCTOBER copy

Raise a glass with these pretty star-engraved champagne glasses that will help all special occasions sparkle.

Available from:
Oliver Bonas (£24.50 for 2)

Partner in Wine insulated bottle

partner in wine bottle

For keeping mulled wine warm in winter (and rosé chilled in summer), this insulated bottle does both jobs in style, with plenty of colours to choose from, plus matching tumblers for pouring.

Available from:
Selfridges (£35)

Perkins & Morley gateau tea towel

perkins and morley tea towels

We love this quirky range of tea towels that combine baking with Shakespeare-inspired puns: you’ll find a whole series to choose from online.

Available from:
Perkins & Morley (£14.99)

Joanna Zenghelis wired double oven gloves

joanna zenghelis oven gloves

Make a statement with these vibrant oven gloves. A matching apron and tea towel are available, too.

Available from:
Joanna Zenghelis (£27)

Hammade wine-tasting rabbit mug

hammade wine tasting rabbit mug

Keep it monochrome with this quirky china mug, hand-decorated in Stoke-on-Trent.

Available from:
Hammade (£14.95)

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