The best thing about having a ‘foodie’ to buy for is that there’s never a shortage of gift ideas! We’ve tracked down some interesting options, all of which can be ordered online and delivered directly to your recipient if you prefer (product prices are listed without P&P charges).
1. Foodie box, PostBoxed
This gift box is specially packed in flat packaging to fit through a letterbox, so it’s ideal for recipients who aren’t at home during the day. It contains a wide variety of treats including Vinoos Real Wine Gums, Lonely Planet world’s best street food, Marvling Bros ‘hot stuff’ chilli powders, Coco Chocolatier Colombian dark chocolate and Motif mints, so there’s something for every taste. £36.45, available from PostBoxed.
2. Devil’s Bridge spiced rum, Devil’s Bridge Distillery
Devil’s Bridge is a rich, complex spiced rum infused with Welsh speciality Bara Brith. The base rum is a blend from the Caribbean’s most renowned distilleries. In Wales the base is infused with Bara Brith and distilled in a copper pot still with fruits and spices for sweetness, Shirgar Carmarthanshire butter for smoothness and Glengettie black tea for an unusually dry finish. £36 for 70cl, available directly from the Devil’s Bridge Distillery.
3. Zaytoun collection, Amnesty International
This collection of goodies helps support the resilience and livelihoods of Palestinian farmers . It contains maftoul (giant cous cous), smokey freekeh, Za’atar herb mix, almonds, Medjoul dates and extra virgin olive oil all packed in a fair trade organic cotton bag, and costs £37.50 from Amnesty International.
4. Conran Shop peanut butter, Jackpot Peanut Butter
Jackpot is an all-natural roasted peanut butter, a little salt and rapeseed oil, no sugar and absolutely no palm oil. This jar has been developed in a collaboration with iconic retail outlet, The Conran Shop, and £1 from each jar sold goes to support the Music Venues Trust (MVT). £7, available from Jackpot Peanut Butter.
5. Festive treats gift box, Cartwright & Butler
These season inspired treats include cranberry crumbles, spiced plum preserve and a milk chocolate truffle assortment packed in a festively decorated box. £30, available from Cartwright & Butler.
6. Afternoon tea letterbox gift, GettingPersonal
Another gift designed to fit through the letterbox, this little box is crammed with treats such as iced fruit cake, a tiffen bar, biscotti biscuits, shortbread, chocolate truffles and different types of tea. Other selections are available as well. £18.99, available from GettingPersonal.
7. Nativity Christmas biscuit tin, Biscuiteers
This beautiful collection 11 hand-iced biscuits makes a fantastic gift for anyone who appreciates their biscuits! The biscuits have a festive hint of cinnamon and ginger and will keep fresh and delicious over the Christmas period, even into the new year. They come in a keepsake tin and cost £35 from Biscuiteers.
8. Pink gin and treats gift hamper, Virginia Hayward
Presented in a white wire basket with a selection of gin themed products including gin and tonic popcorn, pink gin fudge, rhubarb gin milk chocolate and 2 Mistral Gin with Franklin & Sons Premium Indian Tonic Water drinks, this will make anyone’s day. £41.50, available from Cuckooland.
9. Spiced drinking chocolate kit, Choc Affair
Enjoy five hot chocolates with their unique flavours reflecting regions from around the world – perfect for hot chocolate lovers everywhere. The kit contains all the spices and chocolate flakes you need to make five delicious hot chocolates all in a keepsake tin. £19.95, available from Choc Affair.
Another idea for hot chocolate aficionados is a Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser. Said to transform the way you make and drink hot chocolate, there’s a good independent review of it that shares benefits and experiences of using it. We bet you’ll want one after reading about it!
10. Ginger beer Christmas gift box set, Luscombe
A great alternative to alcohol, this grown up ginger beer set includes 1 x Hot ginger beer, 1 x Passionate ginger beer and 2 x Cool ginger beer. £12.99, available from Luscombe.