The festive season is here, look you can just about touch it. EVERYONE has a foodie friend or relative in their squad, and therefore every year the same conundrum comes up: What the hell do we get [Insert Foodie Mates Name]. Well, no sweat. We are here with some foodie gifts that won't break the budget. Bookmark us, as this will be updated weekly.
Do you have a wannabe firepit master in your home? Grab a stocking full of fantastic rubs for meat, fish, veg and poultry.
Buy: Traeger Rubs
Silicone Straw Company
A great stocking filler for the eco-conscious, they’re perfectly simple in design - just pop them in your bag for when you need them.
Pikes Cocktail Book
This book is packed full of fascinating tales, old photos and anecdotes from many of the famous guests who have visited the magical kingdom of Pikes over the years, as well as useful tips and tricks on how to recreate their world-famous cocktails at home.
Douglas Fir Sherbet
A long-time favourite cocktail garnish used by the worlds very best bartenders in the UK and beyond. Hepple Spirits have now decided to release their popular G&T zesty garnish made from the Douglas Fir pine needles that grow abundantly around the distillery. Perfect for the G&T lover in your family.
Buy: Hepple Spirits
Letterbox Cheese from Butlers Cheese
Direct from the dairy at Butlers Cheeses, straight through the letterbox this is the perfect care package or gift for cheese lovers. Shoppers can choose from a range of boards in different shapes, sizes and offerings. The classic, show-stopping trio board includes Blacksticks blue, Button Mill creamy and Trotter Holl Lancashire, with chutney and crackers.
Buy: Butlers Cheeses
Cost: Cheeseboards range from £6.50- 11.50
Wick & Wonder
Do you have a foodie fan who just loves a candle? Wake up and smell the coffee. Expect lively roasted espresso, topped with smooth almond and creamy vanilla. Oh, and a hint of caramel too. A guaranteed pick me up for anyone who loves a cup of java. Each candle is made from 100% soy wax, cotton wick and premium fragrance.
Buy: Wick & Wonder
It's mulled wine in a cup, without the wine! A blend of grapes for sweetness, hibiscus and rosehip for a tart note, plus cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and allspice for festive cheer. For anyone looking to reduce their alcohol consumption, it's the ideal gift. All the festive cheer of gluhwein, with no booze.
Buy: HotTea Mama
Coromandel Coast Coffee
This small, female-owned coffee company based in south London sources and hand roasts beans from selected partner farms in southern India. They run run their business in line with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 5% of revenue is donated to good causes that share their sustainable, ethical and environmental values. The coffee is due to be served at Asma Khan’s new Darjeeling Express this year.
Buy: Coromandel Coast
Cost: From £7
Wizards Magic Chocolate -CBD
The Wizards Magic Chocolate is for those with truly magical tastes. Dubbed as ‘next generation chocolate’, these bars are not your usual sweet treat but the next step in chocolate-history with a bar that not only tastes fantastic but that has incredible and unique health benefits. The new CBD Chocolate is a delicious range designed to help those who want to kick back and relax at the end of a long day.
Cost: £2.50-£3.50 per bar
Honey Bee Home’s Blue Glazed Ceramic Bowl with Lid and Spoon
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, you're going to love this glazed ceramic bowl with lid and matching spoon. Make your friends breakfast that little bit cooler.
Buy: HoneyBee Home
Drink Bombs are individual balls you simply drop into a fizzy drink (club soda, tonic/sparkling water). Watch the bomb dissolve and impart flavour. There are many flavours to choose from so will cover all your bases, including Pina Colada, Moscow Mule, Hangover Recovery, and Coconut Mojito.
Sipful’s Christmas Morning Selection Box
The classical selection box gets a grown-up twist.
Each box contains: 3x Orange Mimosas, 1x Doisy & Dam Chocolate Drops,1x Livias Chocolate Brownie Nugglets. Perfect Christmas Morning fun
Buy: Sipful Drinks Cost:: £16.50 (ok a bit over budget, but worth blowing it).
Downton Abbey Book
Experience tea time at Downton Abbey like never before with classic recipes for sweets and savouries, etiquette notes, tea service knowhow, and more in The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook.
The book is foreworded by Gareth Neame, Downton Abbey Executive Producer.
Stainless Steel Pint Cup
Elephant Box’s pint cup is made in the UK with 100% recycled stainless steel. Be a zero-waste gifter and gift the gift that will never grow old, and can be used over and over again when social distancing is a thing of the past at BBQs, picnics and festivals (remember them!)
Blondies Kitchen Ready To Bake Cookie Dough Roll
Who doesn’t want perfect cookies available for winter evenings or to impress visiting guests? Blondies Kitchen is the brainchild of expert chefs and best friends Chelsie Collins and Kristelle Levy and their dangerously delicious American-style cookies and cookie-themed goods can be found in Selfridges. We recommend the Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt.
Sea Change Prosecco Rose
As with all Sea Change wines sold, the brand makes a donation to marine conservation charities to fight plastic pollution with every bottle sold, with minimal packaging and no plastics used on the bottle and closure. Perfect for your rose loving friend.
Buy Sea Change Wine
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Chatting Food Contributor: Ellen Pope
Self-confessed potty mouth, mother of guinea pig and eater of 99.9% of food (don't bring me marzipan and tell me it is food). Ellen is the founder and Editor of Chatting Food Magazine and on a one-woman mission to talk food at everyone. Usually found tweeting, eating, sleeping, repeating.