Best gifts for foodies: great food gift ideas this Christmas 2020
Get ready to cook up a storm with the best gifts for foodies.
For some people, food is a year-round obsession – and you're probably going to want to reflect that in your gifts to them, too. That's where this list of the best gifts for foodies comes in.
In recent years, food-related gifts have come a long way from a bottle of booze and a cheap box of chocolate. Now, there are Instagram-worthy recipe books, more luxury teas and coffees than we'll ever drink, and an array of kitchen tech from brilliant coffee machines to fun little cooking gadgets.
UPDATE: If you haven't found what you are looking for in this list, then head to our best kitchen gadgets guide. In it you will find 15 more great kitchen-based gadgets that will help improve anyone's cooking - and make the kitchen look great in the process.
So, whether you're buying for a baker or looking for a keen home cook, we've collected some of the best gifts for foodies you can buy – from cheap and cheerful accessories to investments that will stand the test of time.
Additional reporting: Marc Chacksfield
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Best gifts for foodies
1. Le Creuset shallow casserole dish
No foodie gift guide would be complete without a Le Creuset, would it? The absolute gold standard when it comes to cooking, Le Creuset won't let you down. It's expensive, yes, but boy is it worth it.
2. Tony’s Chocolonely Personalised Bars
Tony’s Chocolonely is some of the best chocolate around and now it has launched a personalisation service, so you can give a loved one a chocolate bar with a unique message on it. You can add a photo too, which adds to the phone. And you also get a few bars of the chocolate, too!
3. Galerie du Thé's luxury tea
Galerie du Thé is a new UK-based luxury tea brand and we've been lucky enough to have a taste. Their tea is delicious. It's small batch from the world's most boutique tea estates. The mission for Galerie du Thé is to sell teas so fresh, they capture all the flavour and aroma of their tea garden in the leaves. Our pick is the Kirimara Sunrise blend. You can also get artisan teaware and gifts from the site
4. Nothing Fancy by Alison RomanBuy now from Amazon
Chances are you've seen some coverage of this book or of Alison herself, who regularly writes recipes for the New York Times and others. This book is perfect for anyone who likes to entertain – simple, delicious recipes to cook when you're hosting.
5. Spread Joy Giftset
Made with juicy citrus fruit, warming spices, and sweet vanilla, this marmalade is sure to warm you up at the breakfast table, with the following tipples catered for: mulled wine, whisky and spiced gin
6. Wancle Sous Vide Precision Cooker
With a digital control panel allowing you to perfectly control temperature, this sous vide immersion cooker will appeal to anyone who fancies themselves a bit of a chef. Sous Vide cooking is all the rage – and it's said to help retain vitamins and minerals in food, so there's a health benefit too.
7. Sriracha Keychain
We all know someone who loves to drench everything they eat with hot sauce – so why not help them do it? This pocket sriracha bottle can be popped in a bag or attached to a keychain and taken out and about. They'll never complain about bland food again.
8. Deluxe Sushi Set
There's nothing like perfectly fresh sushi – so why not encourage someone to make it for themselves at home? This sushi making set contains everything you need to make sushi – a rolling mat, rice, nori sheets, wasabi paste, seasoning and a serving set. All you need to provide is the fish.
9. Libertine Burger DIY Kits
Libertine is a National Burger Award winner which is based in Warwickshire and they've started creating their own DIY kits so you can have their burgers at home. We've tried them and they are delicious. The DIY Kits are really easy to use, with clear instructions and the end result is one of the best burgers we have tasted - even though it was cooked by ourselves! If you don't fancy getting someone the full kit, then gift cards are also available.
10. Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee machine
Whether capsules are your thing, ground coffee or even tea, this machine does it all. It's one of the best coffee machines we have tried and is a fantastic Jack of all trades.
11. Black Truffle Carpaccio
Making every meal special, these black truffle slices are preserved in extra virgin olive oil and make the perfect gift for even the most discerning foodie.
12. OFFBLAK You're Golden Spicy Orange & Ginger Black Tea
Start their day with a zing with this refreshing orange and ginger tea. delicious taste, high quality tea, AND the box looks great in the kitchen. Perfect.
13. La Fauxmagerie Christmas box
'tis the season to dig in to enough cheese to sink a ship - and now even vegans can get involved thanks to alternative cheese merchants La Fauxmagerie. The cheesemonger's faux cheese Christmas Hamper is non-alcoholic and crammed full of the best cheese-inspired alternatives around.