Christmas is the time to eat, drink and be merry, so get in the festive spirit and check out our best gifts for food lovers
Who wouldn’t be delighted to receive Hope and Greenwood’s gorgeous fudge house come Christmas morning? The ultimate gift for sweet toothed foodies, the retro box doubles as a decoration, too!
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We’re officially in love. Possibly the prettiest and most creative cake plate around, Brissi’s cake platter and dome, adorned with tiny butterflies and countryside scenes, is an absolute delight. It’s the perfect gift for cake connoisseurs – and it has just shot straight to the top of our Christmas wish list!
A delicious Christmas gift, Whittards’ jar of bitesized amaretti biscuits will impress even the most discerning of foodie. They’re also a perfect present for Christmas hosts, who can produce for guests come coffee time.
Did you ever see a lovlier cake stand? Talking tables’ three tier cardboard cutout is perfectly pretty, but folds away in an instant.
Not everyone loves a mince pie, but those who aren’t fans of the festive treat needn’t feel left out. Hotel Chocolate’s alternative mince pices – filled with layers of praline and salted caramel – are simply divine, and there’s not a piece of dried fruit in sight!
For the ultimate Christmas hamper, you really can do no better than Fortnum & Mason. Packed full of traditional English comforts, including chutneys, jams and Fortnum’s trademark blend of tea, it really is a tea lover’s dream.
Do you know someone with the baking bug? Lakeland’s traditional gingerbread house kit is a gorgeous gift, and includes absolutely everything from the foundations up. With a set of easy to follow instructions, it’s sure to be a gingerbread lover’s dream.
No self-respecting chocolate lover should be without this book. Packed with of recipes for simple desserts, puds, cakes, and savoury chocolate recipes, too (yes, really!) it’s also full of down-to-earth advice and cheeky shortcuts for steps you can prep ahead. Sticky chocolatey toffee pud, anyone?
Cookie monsters will be absolutely delighted with Alessi’s seriously stylish Progotti cookie cutter set. A new take on the traditional shape, they come all wrapped up in a smart wooden box.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without some gorgeous shortbread to munch on. Treat the one you love to a tin of the festive variety from fabulous Yorkshire tea emporium Betty’s. You never know, they might let you try one, too…
Fans of Joseph Joseph will love the stylish kitchen brand’s colour coordinated baking giftset. With everything you need to try your hand at baking, it contains an adjustable rolling pin, a spatula, a pastry brush and a kitchen timer. Baking never looked so pretty!
Liberty’s iconic frontage has been given a festive makeover for this super-chic house. Even better? There are delicious Marc de Champagne Truffles inside!
Mince pie fans will adore Fortnum & Mason’s mincemeat pantry jar. It’s prettily packaged, make with the finest ingredients, and comes in at under £10.
Are you buying for a wine connoisseur this Christmas? Avoid the pitfalls of choosing the perfect bottle and treat them to their very own vine instead. As well as said vine, the lucky recipient will also receive a vineyard tour, a wine sampling session, and a 10 per cent discount on the vineyard’s goodies, too.
Treat discerning pastissiers to Sous Chef’s delightful hamper. The perfect gift for those wanting to take their baking skills to the next level, it contains pure vanilla paste, peal sugar and dusting spoons – to name but a few of the gorgeous goodies – to help create all sorts of sweet treats.
For those who endlessly cutout and keep recipes for a rainy day, John Lewis’ rubberwood recipe box will keep them neat, tidy and all in one place.
As self-confessed tea-a-holicis here at mc.co.uk, we know there’s nothing quite like a festive brew. Even better, Twinings’ Christmas tea caddy is pretty enough to sit out in the kitchen all season long – treat your tea fan today.
Funny and festive, the Oak Room’s festive Yes Deer mug will never go out of fashion.
There’s a lot more to Rob Ryan’s hand printed Christmas teatowl than meets the eye. As well as using it to dry the dishes, you can also turn it into a Christmas stocking, following the instructions to cut along the dotted lines. Clever, no?
We’re seriously temped to treat ourselves to Paul Wayne Gregory’s three chocolate lollies! A definite indulgence, who wouldn’t love to find these salted caramel, popping candy and chcolate delights under the tree on Christmas morning?
A pretty teapot makes a gorgeous gift. Tea Palace’s timeees blue butterfly china teapot is oh-so-chic and will last for years to come.
The must-have for budding bakers. This beautiful biscuit set is great for making creative cookies and cupcakes, and ideal for aspiring bicuiteers of any age or experience. Packed with everything you need for a rainy day’s baking, it comes complete with cutters, piping bags, decorations and an apron, all wrapped up in a gorgeous tin.
Hot chocolate with a Christmas twist, Montezumas spiced mandarin drinking chocolate is festive fun and just perfect for chocoholics.
Looking for a novelty gift for a foodie friend? This camera lens cup looks so realistic you could mistake it for the real thing!
Traditional marzipan has had a makover! Forget old-fashioned boxes and garish fruit, Heals’ chic tray is a 2012 take on the sweet trend.
What better thing to stir your warming drink with that a caramel chocolate stirrer? A gorgeous sweet treat or stocking filler, this brilliant Whittards invention beats a spoon, any day!
A seriously cool treat for health-conscious foodies, Phillips’ advance juicer juices fruit in seconds. With no peeling cleaning or cutting required, it’ll take the time and effort out of those all-important vitamin boosts, plus it’ll look great on the kitchen counter.