The best gifts for foodies this Christmas
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Christmas is the time for giving, the time to spend with loved ones, and most importantly the time to indulge in an abundance of tasty food.
Along with festive inspired snacks to get stuck into, Christmas time also brings along new and exciting flavours to try out too. As it is the season of gifting and sharing, you can't go wrong with a food gift. Who doesn't want a hamper filled with delicious nibbles and booze?
This time of year there's plenty of places to choose from including gift ideas from Amazon, Not on the High Street and Buy a Gift. If you're buying for someone with specific dietary requirements, places like Yumbles and Borough Box are worth a look for inclusivity.
Whether it's for the foodie in the family or a treat for yourself to enjoy this Christmas, we've rounded up the top food gifts to consider now.
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Best Christmas food gifts for 2020 1. Monty Bojangles Cocoa Dusted Truffles Gift Tower
Monty Bojangles Cocoa Dusted Truffles Gift Tower
For the chocolate over in the family, this luxury set of truffles are perfect and a complete steal at under £10.
The gift consists of a tower of three boxes cocoa dusted truffles from Monty Bojangles, three of the brands award-winning flavours are featured and are beautifully presented in a silk ribbon tied box. Split the tower apart into three separate gifts, or give one lucky person all three.
Price: £9.50, Amazon – buy here now
2. Honest Brew The Pairing Case x Melissa Cole
Honest Brew The Pairing Case x Melissa Cole
For the craft beer lover this pairing case is the ideal gift idea.
Honest Brew have teamed with enowned beer writer Melissa Cole, exclusively curating a special HonestBrew pairing case and featuring a copy of her book: The Beer Kitchen.
The case includes five beers, some pairing snacks and Melissa Cole's book.
Price: From: £32.90, Honest Brew – buy here now
3. Chateau-X by HOME-X
Chateau-X by HOME-X
Think luxury, without the fuss. HOME-X, which brings restaurant quality food and drink experiences to homes across the UK.
Super succulent meat, indulgent sides and a rich red to complement the palate. Whether you're enjoying some much needed me-time, surprising the other half with a long overdue date night, or celebrating for the festivities Chateau-X delivers the finest direct to your door.
The new meal delivery kit includes an incredible 28 day dry-aged chateaubriand, a Chateau-C smoked salt blend with sauce au poivre, seasonal sides and a bottle of paired red wine.
Price: £70, Home-X – buy here now
4. Farmison & Co Luxury Steak and Caviar Hamper
Farmison & Co Luxury Steak and Caviar Hamper
If you know a foodie who deserves a very special treat this Christmas, this from Farmison & Co is a fantastic option.
This hamper certainly doesn’t lack on luxury with heritage breed chateaubriand, dry aged for melt-in-the-mouth indulgence when paired with the sublime truffle butter.
It doesn’t stop there as you can pair your luxury steak with caviar supplied by one of London’s most famous suppliers, Kings Imperial Caviar, and finish your meal with artisan Pump Street chocolates.
Price: £85, Farmison – buy here now
5. The Cheese Collective Introduction Box
The Cheese Collective Introduction Box
The ideal gift for anyone serious about their cheese… all of us then?
The Cheese Collective recently launched in the UK, offering one-off and subscription-based boxes of the best British artisan cheeses, including award-winning makers Alsop & Walker, High Weald Dairy and Appleby Creamery. There's even options suitable for vegetarians.
Alongside the cheeses, the boxes also contain collectible cards for each cheese, detailing the cheese maker, flavour profile and awards.
What's more, The Cheese Collective is partnered with The Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest network of food banks, and for every cheese box purchased, the company will donate a meal to a local food bank.
Price: £35, The Cheese Collective – buy here now
6. Edinburgh Preserves Pâté & Savoury Condiments for Cheese Gift Box
Edinburgh Preserves Pâté & Savoury Condiments for Cheese Gift Box
For the real foodie, this savoury treat come beautifully wrapped up with all the bits a cheese lover will needs.
The set consists of a trio of tasty chutneys, a caramelised onion chutney, rosemary biscuits and a lovely pate – perfect for pairing cheese and cold cuts.
Price: £15.99, Amazon – buy here now
7. The Jingle Bells Hamper
The Jingle Bells Hamper
Indulgence without the huge price tag.
Buy a Gift's Jingle Bells Hamper has something for everyone and is nicely packaged in a festive appropriate, shimmering woven basket.
It's perfect for cosy nights in the run up to the festive season, with a collection of treats such as spiced sesame peanuts, creamy shortbread, gin-flavoured marshmallows and more.
Price: £60, Buy a Gift – buy here now
8. Cocktail Candies Gift Box
Cocktail Candies Gift Box
Ask Mummy & Daddy are a gourmet confectionary company based in South West London. They recently launched the Cocktail Candies gift bo, perfect for any sweet lover this Christmas.
Each box contains five 55g bags of prosecco bears, gin & tonic gummies, pina colada gummies, mojito gummies and amaretto cherries. The gummies contain natural flavours and colours, are non-alcoholic and contain no gluten or palm oil.
For under £20, it's a great gift to think about adding to stockings.
Price: £18.95, Ask Mummy and Daddy – buy here now
9. Meg Rivers Bakers of Happiness Classic Christmas Hamper
Meg Rivers Bakers of Happiness Classic Christmas Hamper
The classic hamper offers a family-sized selection of luxury Christmas treats.
Including the traditional indulgent and beautifully iced fruit cake, delicious frangipane mince pies, a selection of shortbread and a tray of indulgent chocolate brownies.
You can also give back this Christmas, as £5 of the cost is donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Price: £45, Meg Rivers – buy here now
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10. Virginia Hayward Season's Greetings Christmas Hamper
Virginia Hayward Season's Greetings Christmas Hamper
Send seasonal greetings and seasonal snacks.
This luxury hamper from Virginia Hayward features a delicious mixture of sweet and savoury snacks, including popcorn, pudding a bottle of red wine and much more.
It's the perfect gift for a family you love, with something for everyone inside.
Price: £50, Yumbles – buy here now
11. Panzer's The Christmas Connoisseur
Panzers The Christmas Connoisseur
With something truly for everyone inside, Panzer's selection of Christmas Hampers are ones to consider in time for Christmas 2020.
The Christmas Connoisseur Hamper has something for the whole family, including a bottle of port, truffle butter, chocolate, smoked salmon and more.
Price: £135, Panzers – buy here now
12. MuscleFood Christmas Turkey Beef Hamper
MuscleFood Christmas Turkey Beef Hamper
MuscleFood’s Christmas hampers are back, take the fuss out of Christmas day cooking, with all of the essentials delivered fresh and contact free to your door.
Customers can choose from six hampers with turkey, beef or both taking pride of place in the centre of the table, and including all the trimmings and fresh vegetables.
You'll get traditional favourites like pigs in blankets, stuffing and chipolatas along with roasting potatoes, carrots, parsnips and sprouts too.
Price: £69, MuscleFood – buy here now
13. Niederegger Flavoured Marzipan Mini Loaf Assortment
For the foodie with the sweet tooth, this colorful assortment of tasty marzipan goodies is one worth wrapping up.
The set contains and assortment of 24 Niederegger mini loaves, there are six flavours to choose from including espresso, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, orange, pineapple and pistachio.
Price: £15, John Lewis – buy here now
14. Borough Box Christmas All Wrapped Up Hamper
Indulge for less than £40 this Christmas, Borough Box's All Wrapped Up Hamper has everything you'll need for a merry and tasty Christmas.
Included an array of festive treats, including a panettone, biscuits, award winning fudge, a bottle of red and more.
It all comes wrapped up in a reusable wicker basket, which acts as a nice accent for around the home afterwards.
Price: £39.99, Borough Box – buy here now
15. The Ottolenghi Christmas Hamper
The Ottolenghi Christmas Hamper
Brimming with stylish bakes and chutneys perfect for pairing with cold meats, cheeses and savoury biscuits to chow down on in the run up to Christmas.
There's also a number of sweet baked treats to include to your after dinner snacks to enjoy.
Price: £150, Ottolenghi – buy here now
16. Christmas Vegan Gift Box Of Treats
Christmas Vegan Gift Box Of Treats
If you're gifting to someone with dietary requirements, this box of treats is filled with dairy free and vegan-friendly treats, inspired by all of the festive favourites.
Order ow and choose a date closer to Christmas, you can also opt to send the gift straight to the lucky recipient at the checkout.
Price: £35, Not on the High Street – buy here now
17. Tesco Finest Vegan Christmas Dinner for Two
Tesco Finest Vegan Christmas Dinner for Two
This Christmas, Tesco is offering everything customers need for a hassle-free vegan festive feast, thanks to the launch of its Tesco Finest Vegan Christmas Dinner Box for Two.
Priced at just £35, customers enjoying a smaller Christmas celebration this year can treat themselves to a little bit of luxury, for less this year. As well as a bottle of bubbly, there's stuffing, veg, crackers and much more to dive into.
Price: £35, Tesco – buy here now
18. Waitrose & Partners Treat Sack
If you're on a budget but are still look for something any foodie will appreciate, this Treat Sack from Waitrose is the best of both worlds.
The sack features a variety of Waitrose's finest snacks with a bottle of Pinot Noir to wash it all down. special selection of delicious sweet and savoury snacks with a bottle of Pinot Noir. It's packaged in a practical and reusable bag, which is a good solution for storing all of your shopping after too.
Price: £35, John Lewis – buy here now
19. The Snowdrift Wooden Sleigh Christmas Hamper
The Snowdrift Wooden Sleigh Christmas Hamper
If you've got little ones at home, you'll all love this hamper. It comes beautifully presented in a miniature wooden sleigh, which can be reused afterwards.
The hamper features sweet and savoury edibles, including fudge, fruit and nut biscuits, fruit cake, salted caramel and chocolate raisin mix and more for the whole family to get stuck into.
Price: £29.99, Not on the High Street – buy here now
20. Wavey Ice Christmas Hamper Box
Creators of alcoholic ice pops Wavey Ice have returned from a successful summer ready for lockdown 2.0 with a hamper guaranteed to warm up this winter.
The Christmas range includes limited edition Kola & Spiced Rum pops and ‘Dutty Wine’ Mulled Wine & White Rum pouches.
The set also includes a bottle of ‘Kold Sauce’ hot sauce, one pair of Wavey Ice socks and a set of fun Christmas stickers to add to your festive decorations.
Price: £54.99, Wavey Ice – buy here now
21. Forman & Field The Ultimate Care Package
Forman & Field The Ultimate Care Package
The Ultimate Care Package from Forman & Field is a wonderful treat and little pick me up for anyone over the festive period.
The specially curated selection features some of Forman & Field's bestselling goodies, including pâté, sausages, burgers, banana bread and more – there’s something for everyone in this treasure chest of treats.
Price: £79.95, Forman & Field – buy here now
22. Luxury Whisky and Seafood Pairing Hamper
Luxury Whisky and Seafood Pairing Hamper
Old Pulteney, The Maritime Malt, has partnered with esteemed fresh fish delivery service, Fish to Your Door to create two luxury Whisky and Seafood pairing hampers this Christmas. Create a sensory ‘at home’ whisky and seafood experience, perfect for adding those special touches to nights in over the festive period.
Dreaming of a coastal Christmas? The luxury hamper includes a range of ready to eat seafood favourites including oysters, lobster, smoked salmon and crab, as well as a bottle of Old Pulteney 12 Years Old.
Price: £115, Fish to Your Door – buy here now
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