Christmas Gift Guide
I've rounded up my favourite Christmas gifts for foodies this year, so if like me you're in need of some gifting inspiration, hopefully the list below will help...
Raye Pantry Gift Box £34
If you're new to Raye, they are currently on Edition 5 of their pop up stores in London, located on Regent Street.
Each of their editions supports small and new food, drink & wellness brands, and I love going to each one to discover new products.
If you're looking for a gift to support small brands, or for someone who likes to try something new, this gift box from Raye is the perfect option. It includes product like Nibs Etc granola and Muti hot sauce.
Artemis Deco Oil Dispenser £40
This beautiful bottle comes from Caltagirone in Sicily, which is widely known as the 'City of Ceramics', and is avaialble to buy on Glassette.
There are plenty of options for amazing gifts on Glassette, but this bottle really stood out and it would make an ideal gift for someone who's into their cooking and interiors.
This would look amazing is anyone's kitchen, and is also available in a blue colour.
Frankly Delicious Vegan Chocolate Collection £16.95
Frankly Delicious make bean to bar chocolate using ethically sourced cocoa. They only buy cocoa from farmers who are paid a fair wage, and who grow their cocoa in a sustainable way 👏🏻
They have a few different collections, but this one would make a great gift for your vegan friends or anyone who is dairy free. The collection includes 3 different flavours: oat milk, raspberry white, and coconut milk.
Also check out their limited edition broccoli white chocolate bar. I have to admit this flavour combination didn't work for me, but I think its a really fun product and would make a great stocking filler.
Let's Do Lunch £11.39 (Amazon)
I was given this book in October for my birthday and I love it!
Since spending more time at home with the pandemic and the switch to working from home, and more recently because of my cancer diagnosis, I've been having the same things for lunches and its become very boring.
This book is great for providing some inspo for other lunch ideas, with chapters including quick recipes that can be made in 10 minutes, and big bowls of comfort from pasta to soup.
A Taste of Borough Market - Tasting Tour with Celia Brooks £110
For someone who loves food and drink, a tasting tour of Borough Market would be a dream day out.
Celia Brooks is a TV chef and food expert, and has been running these tasting tours for over 17 years.
On this tour you'll get to meet some of the traders, and try plenty of food and drink including fresh oysters, cheese, charcuterie, and cannoli.
They can also cater for different dietary requirements.
Rooted Spices House Favourites Trio £14.95
This spice collection is the perfect gift for the home cook.
Rooted Spices have scoured the globe to find the best quality herbs and spices, and everything they sell comes from a single origin, for example cinnamon from Sri Lanka and cardamom from Guatemala.
They have a few gift sets in their range, including this House Favourites trio which includes Shichimi Togarashi (a versatile chilli based blend, traditionally used a finishing flavour in Japanese cooking), Tellicherry peppercorns, and Rooted Spices own house blend which is a Turkish inspired blend with different chilli peppers and sumac.
Cheese Geek Subscription Box
A cheese subscription is a gift that so many people would love to recieve for Christmas.
Their 'Elvis' subscription offer can be purchased as a gift for a minimum of 3 months at £32/box and each delivery includes 4-5 cheeses.
This is also a great way for someone to try some cheeses they've not had before as The Cheese Geek have a no repeat guarantee in a 12 month period.
Cream of Cornwall Large Mussel Serving Dish £74
When we go down to St Ives I always end up buying something new from the Cream of Cornwall shop on Fore Street. All their kitchen & dining products are so beautiful.
This mussel serving dish is a real stand out piece, the aqua blue colour is amazing and I love the ceramic shells.
Dispatch Gift Card
I used to think that gift cards weren't great for presents, and I never liked buying them for people. But over the past few years I've really changed my mind, and I love receiving a gift card because it means I can go and buy myself something I really need or a nice treat.
For any food lover, a voucher for Dishpatch would go down a treat. If you're new to Dishpatch, they have a huge range of menus made by chefs that you can order to cook and serve at home, with nationwide delivery.
With menus from chefs including Michel Roux Jr, Angela Hartnett's Cafe Murano and Ottolenghi, there are some incredible meals to choose from.
White Mausu - The OG Little Mix £35
White Mausu's peanut rayu is one of those products that once you've tried it, you'll always have a jar of it in your cupboard. And their other rayu and cashew crunch are just as good!
This gift set includes 3 jars of their OG peanut rayu, 2 jars of black bean rayu, and a jar of cashew crunch.
These are all really versatile condiments, for example they can be served on top of a rice bowl, used to make dipping sauces, use them on roasted veggies, or serve on eggs for a breakfast upgrade.
Addison Ross Salt & Pepper Grinders £55 (each)
Addison Ross' salt & pepper grinders have a unique bobbin design, and with their bold colours would make a wonderful gift.
These come in 12 different colours, and you can choose either an 'S' or 'P' knob to go on the top. And if you're gifting these, why not include some salt and pepper to go in each of the grinders. I'd suggest to go with Rooted Spices black peppercorns and Halen Mon sea salt.
Pump Street Father Christmas Figure
Pump Street make all their chocolate from beans imported directly from single Estates and cooperatives around the world, and they only use natural ingredients.
This traditional chocolate Father Christmas is made from bean to bar, and comes in a decorative tube, making this a perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift. Or maybe just a treat for yourself!