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The Best Christmas Gifts For Foodies

Ad | Gifted | Contains affiliate links Trying to find the best gift for the foodie in your life? Look no further, as this gift guide featur...

Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies
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Trying to find the best gift for the foodie in your life? Look no further, as this gift guide features a fantastic selection of food and drink gifts that any food-lover will love receiving. 

Cadbury Dairy Milk Christmas Cottage Kit


For the chocolate lover who also loves a bit of DIY, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Christmas Cottage Kit is an excellent choice of gift.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Christmas Cottage Kit

Presented in a lovely, house-shaped gift box, the kit includes all the chocolate components to construct the chocolate cottage. In the box are  Dairy Milk Bars, Dairy Milk Winter Bar, new Dairy Milk with Gingerbread bar, flakes and white buttons. The instructions on how to make the cottage and the template are on the box. All that is needed is some icing to complete the tiny little cottage made of chocolate. 

A fantastic Christmas gift idea, I feel! The Christmas Cottage Kit can be a fun family-bonding activity over the festive season. Priced at £16.00, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Christmas Cottage Kit can be purchased from www.cadburygiftsdirect.co.uk


Mermaid Salt Vodka from the Isle of White Distillery


I have featured the Mermaid Pink Gin from from the Isle of White Distillery earlier on the blog. Just like the gin, the Mermaid Salt Vodka also makes for an incredible Christmas drink gift for anyone who enjoys a good tipple.

The Mermaid Salt Vodka is infused with locally sourced sea salt that enhances its smoothness and flavour profile. The salt comes from a local supplier - Wight Salt - and is harvested from water collected in the powerful flood tide off the island’s southern coast. Naturally evaporated by the sun and the wind, the resultant sea salt retains a depth of flavour and distinct sweetness.

Mermaid Salt Vodka from the Isle of White Distillery

The Vodka is great on its own and equally good in cocktails. And just like the Pink Gin, it is presented in a plastic-free bottle with an all-natural cork and wooden top and a biodegradable seal.

Priced at £40.00 (70cl, 40%ABV), Mermaid Salt Vodka can be purchased from www.masterofmalt.com


OGGS Celebration Cake and Mince Pies


For vegan foodies, OGGS have a number of fantastic gifts like the Celebration Cake and the Mince Pies featured in this guide.

OGGS Celebration Cake is a chocolate sponge cake filled and topped with chocolate fudge frosting and finished with chocolate curls, edible stars and gold shimmer! Not only does it look beautiful, it tastes as chocolatey and delicious as the regular (non-vegan) version. The sponge is made using aquafaba, OGGS' patented all-plant liquid egg alternative. 

OGGS Celebration Cake and Mince Pies

The Mince Pies are completely handmade without any eggs or butter making them totally vegan-friendly. With a rich and crumbly crust encasing a delicious entre packed with raisins, sultanas, currants, bramley apple and mixed spices, the mince pies are flavoursome.

OGGS Celebration Cake and Mince Pies

Both are ideal festive treats and make lovely little gifts not just for vegans but anyone this Christmas.

Priced at RRP £2.50 for a 4-pack, the Mince Pies can be picked up from Sainsburys while the Celebration Cake has a RRP of £8.00 and can be found in Waitrose.

To learn more about OGGS' other vegan alternatives, visit www.loveoggs.com


Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin 


Next on the list is Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin which makes a perfect festive gift for a gin lover. 

It is a Dutch-Indonesian hybrid which blends a base of juniper with whole clove, cubeb pepper, cinnamon, lemongrass, rose hips, fennel and coriander. The gin is spicy and fragrant, with a burst of citrus and a bite of pepper. The makers recommend a clove-studded orange slice as the garnish for this exotic gin that also incorporates some familiar Christmas flavours! 

Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin

Fresh, unique, fragrant and presented in a beautiful bottle featuring a a traditional ‘Ikat’ design, Bobby’s Gin is a fantastic present for the gin lover in your life.

Priced at RPP £37.99/70cl, the gin is available from www.masterofmalt.com


Personalised Cadbury Chocolate Hamper from Prezzybox


Prezzybox have a fantastic range of foodie Christmas presents for all the family. Many of these gifts can be personalised as well like the Cadbury Chocolate Hamper included in this guide.

Personalised Cadbury Chocolate Hamper from Prezzybox

The chocolate hamper includes the following goodies:

  • 5 x Cadbury Dairy Milk bars (110g each)
  • 1 x Cadbury Wispa 
  • 1 x Cadbury Twirl 
  • 1 x Crunchie 
  • 1 x Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel
  • 1 x Cadbury Double Decker
  • 1 x Cadbury Heroes Carton (290g)
  • 1 x Cadbury Milk Tray 
  • 1 x Oreo Biscuits 
  • 1 x Golden Oreo Biscuits 

What a decadent selection of sweet treats; one that is sure to make a chocolate-lover's day. To make it even more special, you can personalise the hamper with the lucky recipients' name and a message for them. The message will be printed on a sticker which is attached to the inside lid of the box. 

Personalised Cadbury Chocolate Hamper from Prezzybox

This fantastic personalised hamper is priced at £29.99 and can be ordered from www.prezzybox.com


Chocolate Tasting Game from Gourmet Games


Next on the list is a very interesting gift - a chocolate tasting game from Gourmet Games. It is a fun party game that chocolate lovers are sure to enjoy. Included in the game box are:

  • Four 100g bags of chocolates
  • Invitations
  • Place cards
  • Gourmets’ and Host’s Booklets
  • Score sheets
  • Chocolate quiz
  • Quality prize and award certificate

The booklets contain all the information about the game - the rules, the scoring system etc. Participants try out a variety of chocolate and try to correctly identify them based on taste and other clues. The winner at the end of the tasting game, receives the quality prize.

Chocolate Tasting Game from Gourmet Games

Chocolate Tasting Game from Gourmet Games

A very entertaining and 'delicious' game! Priced at £20.00, you can order the Chocolate Tasting Game from www.gourmetgames.co.uk

Relish Gift Set from Rubies in the Rubble


Rubies In The Rubble launched in 2012 and have been pioneers of the anti-food waste movement. They make condiments from surplus ingredients that would have otherwise go to waste. 

They recently launched a Christmas relish gift set which features a trio of their best-selling festive relishes - Chilli Onion, Classic Apple and Pear & Fig. 

Relish Gift Set from Rubies in the Rubble

  • Chilli Onion: sweet, sticky and spicy, packed with slowly caramelised onions. Pairs well with a melted camembert.
  • Classic Apple: a British classic, packed with delicious and crisp apples. Perfect with a crumbly cheddar.
  • Pear & Fig: packed with pears, figs, a dash of port and festive spices. Great with a strong blue.

Relish Gift Set from Rubies in the Rubble

The Relish Gift Set would make a lovely stocking filler for any foodie. You can purchase it from Rubies In The Rubble's website or from their their Amazon Store.

Personalised gifts from Always Personal


Always Personal offer a range of unique personalised gifts that make fantastic Christmas presents. On their website you will find personalised gifts for him, her, children and even for foodies.

Featured in this guide are two fantastic products from Always Personal:

  • Personalised insulated metal water bottle with engraved bamboo lid (£14.95)
  • Personalised and engraved, eco-friendly bamboo lunch box (£16.95)

Styled after an old fashion milk bottle, the water bottle comes with double wall insulation and is perfect for taking hot or cold drinks on the go. It is available in 4 different colours (Black, Silver, Green or White) and has a quirky bamboo lid which can be personalised with your custom engraving. You can personalise the bottle top with a name, initials or even a short message and choose from a selection of font styles making it a truly unique gift.

Personalised gifts from Always Personal

The lunch boxes are made from cream coloured bamboo fibre. They have a solid bamboo lid with a white elasticated strap to hold the lid in place. There is also a rubber seal on the lid to keep food fresh. The boxes are ideal for storing sandwiches, wraps, cake etc. As with the water bottle, you can personalise the lunch box by engraving it with the recipient's name, making it a lovely and unique gift for Christmas. 

Personalised gifts from Always Personal

Both these items make for thoughtful gifts. Plus they are eco-friendly as well.

Order them from Always Personal using the links below:

- Personalised insulated metal water bottle with engraved bamboo lid 
- Personalised and engraved, eco-friendly bamboo lunch box 


30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution


Ollie Hunter is an incredible chef, a MasterChef semi-finalist (2013) and also runs the UK’s most sustainable pub - The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Foliat. Ollie recently had his first book published - 30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution. The book presents sustainable eating with a failsafe 30-way recipe plan for readers to follow and cook from. The book is based on the principle that local ingredients equal the lowest possible carbon footprint and is packed with inspiration from international cuisines without the environmentally damaging air miles.

30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution

Written in an easy-to-understand style, the informative book features a good selection of recipes and tips and would make a lovely stocking filler for a foodie.

You can buy the book from Pavilion Books' store on Amazon.


The Merry Christmas Basket from Virginia Hayward


Another fantastic gift for the foodie in your life is the Merry Christmas Basket from Virginia Hayward. It is packed full of delicious treats and is one of Virginia Hayward's best-sellers.

The Merry Christmas Basket from Virginia Hayward

Presented in a gold wire basket, the irresistible selection of snacks and sweet treats includes: 

  • Cabernet Sauvignon MontGras Aura Chile 37.5cl 13% vol
  • Sauvignon Blanc MontGras Aura Chile 37.5cl 12% vol
  • Grandma Wilds Mini Bites For Sharing Cheddar & Chilli 100g
  • Farmhouse Biscuits Cranberry Crunch Biscuits 150g
  • Gold Crown Decorative Mini Chocolate Cake
  • Cambrook Christmas Nuts 75g
  • The Secret Truffletier Milk Chocolate Pastilles 120g

As you can see, the hamper has everything you need in one basket making it an excellent gift.

Priced at £39.99, the hamper is available to purchase from www.virginiahayward.com

Black Fire Tequila Coffee Liqueur


Black Fire Tequila Coffee Liqueur is made with tequila blanco from Jalisco, 100% arabica coffee and chilli. Cold maceration and all natural extracts keep the flavour well-rounded with an earthy and subtly spicy finish. It’s delicious neat or over ice, or as a base for coffee cocktails. It makes a delicious twist on Negroni or Espresso Martini.

It is gluten-free and vegan-friendly and comes in a striking square bottle making it a lovely gift for a coffee or liquor lover.

Buy Black Fire Tequila Coffee Liqueur here.


20 comments

  1. LOVE the Chocolate Tasting Game from Gourmet Games! I would pick that cos it would be such a big hit in this house of chocoholics.

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  2. I'd choose the Cadburys every time. There's nothing like Cadburys!

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  3. I would choose the Dairy Milk Christmas cottage as it is adorable and delicious x

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  4. The Merry Christmas Basket from Virginia Hayward looks particularly good!

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  5. I'd get the Chocolate Cottage kit for my granddaughter. We made gingerbread house last year, but she wasn't that keen on the gingerbread (although the adults thought it tasted great). Chocolate would probably appeal more to her.

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  6. I would pick the mince pies because I love love love mince pies!!

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  7. The Merry Christmas Basket from Virginia Hayward looks really good, and something in it that everyone would enjoy!

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  8. Love the Dairy milk chocolate cottage but the Bobby's gin looks appealing

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  9. The cadburys cottage without a doubt something for the whole family to enjoy

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  10. The Virginia Hayward basket

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  11. I'd choose the Cadbury Chocolate Hamper because it's got all my favourites in there and some Oreos yummy

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  12. I think I would choose the Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin 

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  13. I’d choose the Cadbury chocolate house because I’m not keen on gingerbread houses but love chocolate!

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  14. Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin, I love a spicy gin!

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  15. The Merry Christmas Basket from Virginia Hayward looks amazing and ideal to share with loved ones

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  16. It would have to be the Prezzy Box Chocolate Hamper. Everyone I know would love that.

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  17. The Black Fire Tequila Coffee Liqueur, ideal for my son

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  18. I would choose the dairymilk cadburys cottage as I know my whole family would enjoy it!

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  19. Personalised Cadbury Chocolate Hamper from Prezzybox because my wife would love the nutty items and she would share the rest non nut bars with me

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