Foodie gifts are always a great idea, whoever the recipient is. Everyone loves to tuck into something delicious or indulge in something special, plus you can be sure that it’s a gift that will definitely get used! I’ve put together a gift guide of presents perfect for the food-obsessed in your life.
Get the party started with this four-piece mojito set from Harvey Nicks; there’s a full week between Christmas and New Year where your recipient can get practising, and you can reap the benefits! The set comes with a muddler, tall spoon, recipe book and more, so they’ll have everything they need to get started. Add in a special bottle of rum to top off the gift just right.
For a festive gift they’ll love, this squirrel nutcracker is just too cute. Practical and pretty enough to be used as an ornament too! And for those who love to host a party, this set of stunning pastel-hued champagne saucers is just gorgeous, so you can all toast the festivities in style. Sticking to an alcohol theme, gin is having quite a moment, so why not introduce the connoisseur in your life to the fabulous Rock Rose Gin? Handcrafted in Scotland and made with local ingredients, it’s the perfect tipple to sip on Christmas night or create some delicious cocktails with.
If you want to give a really indulgent gift, a Fortnum & Mason hamper is a failsafe option. They literally have dozens of options on the site, so there’s something for everyone; I particularly like the Gentleman’s Basket for a decadent treat. It’s packed with goodies he’ll love, from single malt whisky (with a hip flask too) to chutney, shortbread and chocolate, all presented in the traditional F&M hamper, and would make a great gift.
For those who love to get to grips with their ingredients in the kitchen, I think a pasta machine is such a cool gift. This Lakeland one is super affordable and allows them to make any kind of pasta and unleash their inner Italian – plus, you reap the benefits!
All of the men I know would like this next gift – this butcher’s cut tea towel is fun, cool and educational, so they can show off their knowledge when they’re next making a roast dinner. It comes in a range of colours but I really like this charcoal/blue one.
Finally, this one’s an absolute must for me – cookbooks are always a great gift, but none are as good as Nigella’s. Treat them to her new cookbook Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food for recipes and ideas for fun comforting dishes that aren’t too tricky to make.