Christmas Foodies Gift Guide
Love food and know others who do? I've compiled a list of my favourite items for the ultimate foodie! The gifts in this guide are great for everyone - providing they love their food!
Salter 8 in 1 5L Multi-cooker
This is the ideal kitchen gift for any foodie, young or old. I've learned to love Salter as a brand because they have so many fabulous, great quality products for amazing prices. This multi-cooker can literally cook any food, meat, veg and fish in 8 different ways. The functions include: frying, baking, grill, steaming, slow-cook, roast, bake, stir-fry and boil. Its huge 5L capacity makes it a great must-have for families, but it's also very useful for couples and smaller food portions. The Salter multi-cooker comes with a guide detailing which temperature times are best for which type of cooking - making it super quick and easy to use and operate. My absolute top foodie gift!
RRP: £89.99. Currently £69.99 / Available from Robert Dyas and CDS
Elizabeth Shaw Luxury Chocolates
Chocolates are always a go for secret santa swapping, strangers and people you don't know all that well. Also, I always add a box of chocolates to my mum and best friend's presents just as a little extra! So if you want to really impress someone with some excellent above average choccies, I suggest trying Elizabeth Shaw! The crisp range contains mint crisp chocolate, milk mint and amaretto crisp. Alternatively, for a real Christmasy feel, try the christmas collection of gingerbread crisp and/or mini chocolate crisp crackers (as pictured).
Gingerbread Crisp RRP: £3.50, Mini Crackers RRP: £4.00 / Available from supermarkets nationwide
American Originals Cupcake Maker
Know a time-strapped baker? The perfect addition to any kitchen, this stylish red non-stick coated automatic cupcake maker is the essential must-have for sweet-tooth cupcake fans! This really is a fantastic kitchen gadget. No more messy, overflowing cupcake trays that have to sit in the oven for too long. This gadget is quick and super easy to use and definitely makes delicious cupcakes!
RRP: £19.99 / Available from Argos
Salter Heston Blumenthal 5-in-1 Thermometer
The perfect gift for all cooks and bakers. This thermometer consists of dual sensors to measure food and oven temperatures. It also consists of an intelligent roasting feature for those Sunday roast lovers!
This precision thermometer has been pre-programmed with Heston's recommended meat, deep frying oil and confectionery temperatures to ensure optimal cooking at a professional level. The thermometer also consists of a long 14.5cm probe for excellent versatility, pan clip for confectionery cooking and deep frying!
All in all, an extremely multi-functional thermometer which will make any foodies' kitchen life a lot easier, allowing anyone to cook like a pro!
RRP: £49.99 / Available from Amazon
Ocado Bar Craft Mojito Cocktail Set
Ocado has some really, really great gifts this year and my absolute favourite has to be this Bar Craft cocktail making set! This luxe lounge mojito cocktail set compromises: cocktail shaker, glass mixing tumbler, mixing spoon, bar knife, wooden muddler and recipe booklet. Complete with recipe booklet and long-handed spoon for tall glasses, it's the ideal gift for the chic drinker! Furthermore? It's extremely well priced for the quality.
RRP: £15.00 / Available from Ocado
JustIngredients.com Christmas Mulled Wine Spice Kit
A great foodie/wine drinker stocking filler if you're stuck for ideas but are very much in the Christmas spirit. Justingredients.com have selected a combination of specially selected whole spices ready to add to red wine and make a delicious festive drink! The kit contains 3 packets containing all the necessary ingredients you need to make 2 different batches of festive wine and a unique recipe card.
Pack contains: Recipe card, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 whole nutmeg, 2 dried orange slices, 2 whole star anise, 6 whole cloves, 1 Indonesian vanilla pod and 1 bay leaf.
RRP: £6.70 / Available from Justingredients.com
La Cafetiere Espresso Maker
A bit of a different gadget to give this Christmas. Forget about all the electric gadgets, here is something quite old fashioned and actually, quite hard to find in the UK but highly used in countries like Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. Available in 3 different, small, medium and large, this espresso maker by online brand La Cafetiere allows you to make delicious, fragrant hot coffee in minutes. Suitable and safe to use with electric and gas cookers. The absolute gift for the coffee connoisseurs who enjoys going back to basics!
RRP: £19.95-£29.95 depending on size / Available from LaCafetiere
Moonpig Afternoon Tea Hamper
As far as hampers go, I think this is the perfect one to impress any lady, be it friend or family. Moonpig has a selection of food hampers suitable for all taste buds but I was especially drawn to this one due to the 'afternoon tea' aspect of it - and I LOVE afternoon tea! Give the gift of sweet indulgence to someone who really appreciates their afternoon tea time with this fantastic hamper. A unique blend of different teas such as Earl Grey and fruit punch go hand-in-hand with the luxurious sweet gourmet treats awaiting in the box! What's even better? You can personalise it with a card too - perfect for those loved ones living far away who you won't get to see this Christmas!
The hamper contains: Brew Tea Co. Earl Grey, Brew Tea Co. Fruit Punch, Pickled Village Indulgent One Strawberry Jam, Pickled Village Bourbon Blues Blueberry Jam, Pickled Village Boozy Dark Breakfast, Edinburgh Shortbread House Demerrara & Cinnamon Shortbread, Elegant & English Chocolate & Raspberry Biscuits, Simply Declicious Cherry Flake and Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Bar.
RRP: £45.00 / Available from Moonpig.com
Which has been your favourite item from this list?