As the holidays approach, it can be difficult to think of what to get for your loved ones. If you have a foodie in your life, the task becomes even more daunting. What do you get for someone who has every kitchen gadget and cupboards bursting with ingredients? Here are some ideas for the best Christmas gifts for foodies in 2022!
If you're looking for something extra special to give to a foodie but don't want to break the bank - homemade treats might be the way to go. We've put together a guide with inspiration for putting together a decadent hamper complete with homemade condiments, sweet treats, and culinary essentials.
Food supply for the last few years has dominated the news, but they can take matters into their own hands are start a mini kitchen garden. Whether they have a backyard or a bare patch on their apartment window sill, Piccolo has a range of seeds to get them making their own tea blends, growing herbs, or everything they need for a rich tomato sauce.
You'll find this honey on Made with Bravery, a website filled with products made by Ukrainian people and companies. Most importantly, a percentage of the value of anything you buy goes towards reconstructing Ukraine. This set includes seven jars of raw honey, nuts, dried fruits, and traditional ornaments symbolizing family, fortune, health, happiness, love, pleasure, and success. Now, who doesn't want all of that in 2023?
This artisan rolling pin will be the source of cookie envy, transforming everyday baking into a work of art. It can also be used on fondant for a professional finish to cakes.
For those that love a good dinner party, silicone cake molds can create a showstopper finish to a delicious meal. This one is super flexible, so it's easy to release the cake once baked without disturbing the shape. And it can go in the dishwasher!
With this stylish number, those who take their lunchtimes seriously can tuck in safely, knowing their food will still feel fresh from the hob. It's made from a durable waxed cotton canvas and has a foil thermal lining - this one is built for adventure.
These table mats add a pop of color to the kitchen table. They are made from sustainable cork and recycled EVA plastic saved from our oceans - so they can dine with a clear conscience. Each set contains four mats and is a great conversation starter with its rainbow-mottled design.
This handcrafted, traditional spice box, known as a Masala Dabba, is for those who take their spices seriously. They can pour what they need into the little pots, so they're conveniently on hand whilst cooking, and put the rest away in the cupboard in airtight containers for freshness.
Price: £50 - £147 ($59 - $174)
Each online program is designed to be interactive and is packed with actionable advice from some of the best chefs worldwide. Every program includes personalized feedback from the instructors, live feedback sessions, and instructional video lessons. You can even add on a beautiful box filled with unique ingredients used throughout the program! Regardless of their cooking level, this gift will promise evenings of fun, delicious food, and new skills. Pick from the likes of Filipino cooking, fish smoking, bread making, and Middle Eastern dessert-making - find them all here.
Donabe pots hold a special place in Japanese cuisine and are designed in a way that holds heat. They're used for dishes that require liquid and long cooking - so ideal for soups, stews, braised meats, and steaming rice. This traditional donabe is made in the Iga region of Japan, known for this style of stoneware and a historical clay that can withstand massive amounts of heat and rapid temperature changes.
Price: From $232/£195
There's a reason this dish is considered a staple purchase for new homeowners, and that's because it's built to last. One that you can pass down to the next generation. They also come in a range of colors, so you can pick one that'll match the kitchen decor of that lucky someone.
They've started spending more and more time mastering the coals but have been making do with that rickety barbecue they've been hanging on to for years. Perhaps now is the time for an upgrade, but beware, as you start to get into the more serious gear, you'll find things can get a little pricey. This one here is a good choice for great quality without spending thousands. They'll be smoking fish and sizzling steaks like a pro!
So there you have it, our round-up of the best Christmas gifts for foodies (that they'll actually like!). If you're interested in gifting one of our programs, you can check out the full list here. And remember to sign up for our newsletter to get priority access to special offers on our programs and more insider stories and knowledge.