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On the hunt for delicious eats, recipe boxes or covetable stocking fillers? Feast your eyes on our edit of 21 foodie gift ideas for Christmas 2021.
Christmas is officially upon us! As we near closer and closer to the most wonderful time of the year, many of us will be frantically wondering what will be on our Christmas menus this year and what we’ll be gifting our friends during the festive season.
With our second pandemic Christmas ahead of us, the desire to go big or go home is at an all time high – and that means enjoying all the bottled cocktails, traybakes, sweet treats and savoury dishes on offer.
Soho House Lady A Rosé
Think rosé is just for the summer? Think again. Although Lady A is light and refreshing on the palette, there’s no need to save it for sunny afternoons. Pair with everything from seafood to light cheeses, and sushi to punchier meats like lamb when a red is too heavy.
Unwined’s DIY tasting and experience kits
Ensure the perfect pairing with Unwined’s DIY tasting and experience kits that suit everyone from wine novices to connoisseurs. The perfect accompaniment for a festive soiree, each experience kit changes with the seasons and relaunches every two months.
Filled with delicious wine, cheeses, crackers and meat, ‘Ski Season’ is available throughout December, with ‘New Beginnings’ launching in January, with nationwide delivery.
Deli Society cheese and wine box
Got a foodie friend to buy for but struggle telling your cabernets from your chardonnays and your bries from your black bombers? Look no further than The Deli Society.
Sending you off the beaten track wine, perfectly paired with farmhouse cheese and award-winning craft charcuterie, you’ll find the perfect gift for the wine and cheese lover in your life.
Stirrd Winter Wonderbox
These six special scrumptious treats are crafted in small batches and include everything from blondie smores fudge to butter burnt caramels.
Smith and Sinclair 'Gin Obsessed' alcoholic cocktail gummies
Pleesecakes X Baileys: Christmas Cheesecake Truffles
Truffles, cheesecake and Baileys? Talk about a Christmas treat. The UK’s leading cheesecake wizards have teamed up with Baileys Original Irish Cream on a limited-edition box of chocolate cheesecake truffles – aka Chuffles, which are sure to be the perfect foodie gift to send loved ones this Christmas.
Niederegger German marzipan
A truly festive treat, Niederegger is a benchmark in marzipan since 1806, and to this day their famous recipe remains unchanged. Made from the finest Mediterranean almonds, sugar and their secret ingredient, this luxury confectionery brand gives you a real taste of Christmas.
Liberty caramel sea salt crumbly fudge
Created by Buttermilk for Liberty, this fudge is where sweet meets savoury for a total flavour explosion.
Brindisa salted Catalan almonds
Eaten Alive hot sauce discovery box
Know someone who puts hot sauce on everything? Gift them this box of four gourmet condiments by fermented food specialists Eaten Alive. The zingy lemon and fruity scotch bonnet sauces are deliciously dashed over grilled meat and veg, while the chocolate BBQ blend adds rich depth to spicy tomatoey dishes – and we could drink the addictive smoked sriracha by the bottleful.
Bettys mini mince pies
Even if you think you don’t like mince pies – you haven’t tried these ones from Bettys. Serve warm, people.
Sous Chef Ottolenghi Flavour cookbook and ingredients set
With aleppo pepper, white miso, ancho chillies and more (plus Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest book), this is the perfect present to inspire new recipe ideas (which you get to eat, maybe?)…
Natural and Noble gin botanicals set
Infuse gins or simply mix and match for a glass of gin with tonic; it’s like your very own spell book.
Nordur Arctic sea salt flakes
Organic and sustainable, these flakes are made using geothermal energy from a hot spring in Iceland and are amazing.
ItalianaVera Ciliegino Cherry Tomatoes VeroPop Collection
Grown in a hilly area in Italy, these beautifully packaged cherry tomatoes will give sweetness and character to sauces.
Red Candy Nachosaurus snack and dip
A small dinosaur to hold your chips with a matching bowl for dips – do we need to say any more?
Hand Spun Botanics Piccolo seeds
Baobab jam gift set
Handmade in small batches using all-natural ingredients, the Baobab gift set has delicious jams and a chocolate spread with 10p from the sale of every jar supporting women food producers in The Gambia.
Shop the Baobab jam gift set at Big Barn, £20
Mama's Jerk set
Rooted Spices Trio Essentials
Sauce Shop brussels sprout ketchup
Don’t doubt it. This ketchup is ideal for Christmas with leftovers, turkey and cheese.
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