‘O Come, All Ye Hungry’. From luxury chocolates and tempting tipples to the chicest kitchen gadgets and limited-edition finds, spoil a foodie this festive season with our jam-packed gourmet Christmas gift guide
1 Biscottilicious’ Salted Caramel Crunch
What would you imagine the sweetest, most decadent biscotti would taste like? Ideal for a serious sweet tooth, Biscottilicious’ Salted Caramel Crunch has it all: crunchy, creamy, sweet and just a hint of salt. Crafted by hand with a shelf life of up to three months, the hazelnut biscotti is hand-dipped in a luxurious Belgian salted caramel chocolate and finished with salted caramel flakes.
£30.00, shop via biscottilicious.com
2 Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin Gift Box
If you know someone partial to a G&T, stop ‘monkey’ing around and opt for something special. Now in a stylishly striking white and purple gift box, the ever popular Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin is the ideal gift for the gin-connoisseurs in your life. An ingenious Gin from Germany that is produced using a jaw-dropping 47 handpicked plant ingredients, the myriad of botanicals, of which a third come from the Black Forest, are what give the Gin its unrivalled complexity and quality.
The quality of all ingredients is fully brought to bear through masterly distillation and maturing in traditional earthenware containers, creating a sweet, flowery aroma, with a hint of peppery spices and subtle bitter fruit notes of cranberries.
£47.00, available from: Fortnum & Masons, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Majestic, Ocado, Selfridges, Waitrose
3 Blushing Cook’s Floral Christmas Brownie
Need some Christmas gift-spiration? Put down the scented candle and step away from the socks, artisan baker Blushing Cook has created a range of festive floral brownies beautiful enough to make Santa weep.
Blushing Cook’s florally beautiful and blooming delicious brownies and biscuits bring joy to everyone who receives them, decorated with organic edible British flowers grown and handpicked in sunny Devon, they are the perfect gift for anyone who loves flowers and chocolate – like giving an edible bunch of flowers.
Created by pastry chef, Sammi Gascoyne, aka the ‘Blushing Cook’, who combines her artist’s eye with skill as a baker honed at Le Cordon Bleu and working as a pastry chef including for Peggy Porschen to create these botanical bakes.
Delivery: Order online from 1st December – 23rd December at https://www.blushingcook.com/ for delivery across the UK in a beautiful gift box. The brownies last for up to 10 days from the date of delivery and are delivered overnight, 24-hour delivery via DPD to ensure freshness. The cost of delivery is £6.50 (UK) or £7.50 (UK Islands and Highlands)
Priced from £30.00 (not including delivery. Shop via blushingcook.com
4 Artisan du Chocolat’s 36 x Chocolate Truffles Tree
When it comes to chocolate boxes, Artisan du Chocolat raises the bar with this stunning red and gold tree-shaped gift. Packed with chocolate truffles and caramels, standing at almost 15″ high and containing 365g of mouth-watering chocolate, treat someone special to the array of milk truffles, salted caramel truffles, maple caramel truffles and burnt sugar caramel truffles.
£29.99, shop via artisanduchocolat.com
5 Red Candy’s F*ck, I Love Cheese Oven Mitt
Brie in the good books of any cheese lover with this tounge-in-cheek gift, a colourful oven glove with equally colourful language! Made from 100% super-insulated cotton, this orange oven glove declares your love of cheese whilst you juggle baking trays full of piping-hot pizzas or a caustic camembert.
£13.00, shop via redcandy.co.uk
6 Le Creuset x Harry Potter lidded cast-iron casserole dish
Ideal for a Harry Potter fanatic, Le Creuset has whipped up a special collection to bring a little magic to your cooking. Hedonistic hocus pocus, welcoming the world of Harry Potter to your kitchen, the brand reimagines its famous cast-iron casserole with nods to the enchanted game of Quidditch.
The Golden Smith—the winged ball that, when caught, signals the end of the match—flutters above the handle in solid brass, while the three goal hoops are embossed into the lid.
£275.00, shop via selfridges.com
7 Red Candy’s Ninja Cutting Board & Knife Set
Welcome young grasshopper to the world of Nin-chop-su. You have been chosen to learn the way of the Watery Eyes. To slice an onion requires patience, persistence and a sharp blade – and what better way to master the art of the karate ‘chop’ than with this adorable board and knife set. Made with wood and stainless steel, prepping food has never felt so powerful.
£40.00, shop via redcandy.co.uk
8 Bourgogne Wines’s gift voucher
Do you know a keen wine connoisseur? The École des Vins de Bourgogne courtesy of Bourgogne Wines offers much more than just learning – foodies can come and enjoy an unforgettable experience that is as exceptional as the Bourgogne wines you’ll taste!
To satisfy your thirst for understanding, choose from pre-designed sessions for individuals, or made-to-measure courses for groups of seven or more. Gift vouchers from the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne mean you can share your passion with friends or family. And if you visit or rent La Cave aux Arômes des vins de Bourgogne (Aroma Room exhibition space), you can immerse yourself in the aromatic magic of the wines of Bourgogne.
Find out more via bourgogne-wines.com
9 Rococo’s Festive Salted Caramel Truffles
Nothing says Christmas quite like a box of rather special choc – Rococo’s luxuriantly silky salted caramels come encased in milk chocolate and dusted with cocoa, nestled in a fir green Rococo Christmas toile gift box for a beautiful festive finish.
£21.95, shop via rococochocolates.com
10 The Merry Moons Christmas Bundle
Little Moons – the original mochi makers and TikTok phenomenon – have launched a range of limited-edition Christmas treats. The Merry Moons Christmas bundle includes limited-edition Christmas flavours to get fans in the festive spirit this year. Introducing Mince Pie, The Nutcracker and Candy Cane, perfect for any festive occasion, these three delicious new flavours will be sure to knock the nation’s stockings off.
Featuring six delicious packs, devour each limited-edition flavour alongside Honey Roasted Pistachio, Belgian Chocolate Hazelnut and Salted Caramel.
£40.00, shop via littlemoons.com. The flavours will also be on sale at Little Moons Pick & Mix in Selfridges and Westfield for a limited time only.
11 DeliVita’s Berry Hot Pizza Oven
If you’re seeking luxury gifts for the foodie who already has it all, think outside the box (or the kitchen) and splash out on DeliVita’s new Berry Hot wood-fired oven. A premium wood-fired oven brand that combines its Italian heritage with British craftsmanship, the latest product release is a nod to the festivities ahead of us with its rich, deep berry tonal palette. Weighing only 30kg, this sumptuous shade of rich purple takes inspiration from the current fashion and interiors trend for this must-have autumnal colour.
Starting from £1,295, shop via delivita.com.
12 Mirabeau Dry Gin 70cl
For something pretty in pink, opt for a bottle of Mirabeau Dry Gin. Capturing the spectacular and unique bounty of the Provence region, whilst remaining a London Dry at its core, this delicious liquid comes presented in a bottle inspired by the region’s world-famous heritage in the perfume trade.
£35.00, shop via maisonmirabeau.com
13 Kitchenaid’s Limited Edition Light & Shadow Stand Mixer
Give the gift of baking excellence this Christmas with KitchenAid’s Shadow Stand Mixer. The newest member to the brand’s stand mixer collection, the super stylish new option features a sleek, sandy cream mixer body and a statement metallic mixing bowl with textured detailing.
Featuring a smooth sun-soaked sand tone, which contrasts the compelling dark, studded, shadow-casting three-dimensional studs of the tactile, ceramic bowl. The new design is available on the Artisan Tilt-Head 4.8L Stand Mixer which is a staple multi-use tool for any kitchen. A range of stainless steel accessories are also included with the mixer including a dough hook and wire whisk and flat beater.
£699, shop via kitchenaid.co.uk
14 Andrew Sheridan’s debut book, 8
One for the bookshelf – Andrew Sheridan is one of gastronomy’s rising stars (famed for his Great British Menu appearances and wins). His debut book, 8, is based on his restaurant of the same name, in Birmingham. Sheridan’s cooking is about hard work, passion, creativity and having fun. His book is not one filled with food that people won’t understand. Rather, he features dishes that everyone can relate to in some way. The bonus is, they’re utterly delicious too.
£45 – available nationwide, shop via awaywithmedia.com
15 Virginia Hayward’s Espresso Martini Gift Bag
A brand new gift from the hamper experts at Virginia Hayward, spoil a caffeine addict with this jam-packed Espresso Martini Gift bag. Brimming full of flavoured treats to perfectly accompany the Myatt’s Field Cocktails Espresso Martini, from popcorn to moreish dark chocolate, you’ll find everything needed for the ultimate espresso martini evening. Just add friends!
£39.99, shop via virginiahayward.com
16 Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire’s New Preservatives
Calling all condiment connoisseurs! Named after the dainty white wildflower that grows plentifully in the fields of Dogmersfield Park, Wild Carrot at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has become renowned for its seasonal dishes, made with the finest produce found in Hampshire markets and further afield. Now, Wild Carrot is inviting guests to continue their dining journey at home with a delicious range of jams and chutneys.
Crafted by Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Executive Chef Paolo Belloni, these new country-inspired products have all been made with locally sourced ingredients, with a delicious choice of strawberry jam, orange marmalade, tomato relish, BBQ sauce and onion chutney to satisfy a snack accompaniment craving at any time of day.
Prices from £6.50, shop via fourseasons.com
17 Liberation Cocktails’ 5L Party Keg
Get the party started with these impressive 5 litre party kegs. Whether hosting a Christmas party at home or for those looking to spoil someone special with a unique gift, the kegs promise a celebration like no other.
Available in four flavours including Espresso Martini, Pornstar Martini, Strawberry Daiquiri and Gin Garden, each containing 33 mixologist grade cocktails and filled with festive cheer, the pre-mixed joy is any cocktail fan’s dream.
Priced from £99.00, shop via liberationcocktails.com
18 The Aarke Carbonator C3
A timeless kitchen countertop essential, this new carbonator blends the heritage and solid materials of espresso machines with minimalist design and the latest technology. Built to last a lifetime and engineered to elevate everyday routines, Aarke is committed to promoting a more sustainable way of living by refining their products’ daily functions to create better, more user-friendly, and eco-friendly home appliances.
The Aarke Carbonator C3 is available to purchase online via aarke.com and in the UK via stockists in Selfridges and John Lewis from £179.
19 Don Papa Rum’s Limited Edition Port Cask Expression
Aged specifically in over-toasted barrels that enrich its fruity flavours with notes of cacao and oak, hints of citrus and a long wild mint finish to enhance its distinctive taste, Don Papa Rum’s Limited Edition Port Cask Expression makes an excellent choice for any rum fan. Unfiltered, unblended, straight from Mt. Kanlaon to your glass – this dark, spicy liquid is full of lingering fruitiness and warmth.
£70.00, available alongside all Don Papa expressions via Master of Malt.
20 Rococo’s A Jingle of Bells
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell choc. Crafted with 65% Colombian dark chocolate which leaves a fruity, dark cherry flavour on the palate, these deliciously thick dark chocolate bells will have you shaking the packet for the very last taste.
£12.95, shop via rococochocolates.com
21 Meyer’s Ultra-Durable Nonstick Frypan
Leading premium cookware brand Meyer, has launched its brand new Accent range – featuring a Ultra-Durable Nonstick Fry Pan of foodie dreams. Available in three sizes, with a wider cooking surface and deeper sidewalls to allow you to fry more at a time, enjoy the benefits of easy clean ups and a three-layer nonstick surface with coated rivets.
Starting from £39.99, shop via uk.meyer.com
22 Isle of Barra Distillers’ Limited Edition Christmas Crackers
Ideal for a tipple with a festive twist, lay a table in style this year with Isle of Barra Distillers’ Limited Edition Christmas Crackers! Back by popular demand, each box contains six Christmas Crackers with 1 x 50ml Barra Atlantic Gin miniature and 1 x Traditional hat & joke.
What’s more, this year Isle of Barra Distillers have placed one golden ticket at random inside a set of the Barra Atlantic Gin Christmas Crackers with the chance to win flights, accommodation and a private gin tasting and tour at the Isle of Barra Distillers. Please note, due to popular demand packs are limited to one set per customer.
£35.00, free UK delivery is available until midnight on the 30th November 2021. Shop via isleofbarradistillers.com
23 Kocktail’s The Old Fashioned Collection set
This boozy box from the drinks experts at Kocktail is ideal for an Old Fashioned lover, with four different styles to sip on. Made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, simply add ice and provided garnish for a perfect serve this festive season.
£39.00, shop via kocktail.co.uk
24 Regency Hamper’s Festive Cheer Hamper with Prosecco
Let’s be honest, nothing says Christmas quite like a beautifully-presented hamper- and this treat-packed hamper ticks all the quintessential boxes. Unwrap the golden ribbon and dig into a delightful selection of festive treats including a bottle of celebratory Prosecco, the sparkling white wine from Italy.
Within this attractive woven seagrass tray there’s also a fine selection of savoury snacks including Walkers Highland Oatcakes, The Dorman’s Spicy Peanuts and Claire’s Handmade Red Onion Marmalade. For those with a sweet tooth, pass around Four Anjels Double Chocolate Biscuits, Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread and Claire’s Handmade Strawberry Jam – plus Lily O’Brien’s Sticky Toffee Chocolates for some added indulgence.
£43.60, shop via regencyhampers.com