Feast on the best Christmas food gifts this holiday season, whether you're on the hunt for a loved one or yourself.
Just like the best Christmas hampers, you can't go wrong with giving food gifts during the holiday season. Practical gifts that can be used, enjoyed, and more often than not, consumed, Christmas food gifts tend to go down a storm.
Given the sheer volume and variety of foodie gifts available, it can be challenging to find a present that's just right. To help you shop, we've handpicked the best Christmas food and gastronomical gifts across all budgets, meals, and gift types (be it devices, food and drink packages, or prep kits).
Just be sure to choose wisely, because many are perishable and therefore non-refundable and non-returnable.
Best Christmas food gifts
From traditional baskets and luxury indulgences to one-of-a-kind memberships, nifty gadgets, DIY bread-baking kits, and more. Suffice to say, there's truly something for everyone in our guide, even for the picky foodie.
1. Truff Variety Pack
Elevate your culinary creations with Truff's Hot Sauce Variety Pack, a flavorful assortment of the brand's best-sellers.
The trio includes the TRUFF Signature Hot Sauce, a savory blend of ripe red chili peppers, real black truffle, organic agave nectar, and spices; the TRUFF Hotter Sauce, a hotter iteration of the signature hot sauce; and the TRUFF White Truffle Sauce, featuring ripe red chili peppers infused with white truffle oil and organic agave nectar. Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Oprah-approved.
2. Milk Bar The Birthday Classic Bundle
Celebrate the holiday season with this robust (and delicious) bundle by Milk Bar, New York's favorite dessert and bakery.
Yummy treats include one 6-inch cake, along with 12 bite-sized birthday truffles for munching with friends.
3. Winc Wine Subscription Gift Card
For the festive boozer, Winc is a direct-to-consumer winery that delivers tailored wines (starting at $13 per bottle) right to your doorstep.
A gift card is always a safe option, especially if you want to test the waters before committing to a monthly subscription plan. And besides, who doesn't love a glass of wine? It's 5 o'clock somewhere.
4. Personalized Toblerone bar
Everyone loves a bit of Toblerone for a little sweet treat now and then, but for the Toblerone fans in your life who don't like to share, get them a bar that quite literally has their name on it.
It can be personalized with a name or a message and the gold decorations makes for a lovely festive addition to the packaging.
5. Sasanian Caviar Trio Gift Set
The Sasanian Gift Set features "the world's finest Caviar" that's sustainably sourced, and exceptionally fresh and flavorful.
You'll receive three types: Royal Russian Osetra, Osetra Supreme, and Siberian Sturgeon Baerii, all of which vary in consistency and taste.
6. 12 Snacks of Christmas
The tastiest Christmas countdown yet—featuring smore's popcorn, dark chocolate caramel sea salt truffles, and more sweet treats.
The top brands featured include The Popcorn Factory, Harry & David, and Simply Chocolate. Love the idea of edible advent calendars? Then you should also check out this year's incredible cheese advent calendars which can be perfectly paired with the wine offerings from the brand new alcohol advent calendars available for 2021.
7. Selfridges Selection Boxing Day Chutney
A lovely food gift that they can use throughout the festive season, this chutney will add a hit of flavor to any cheeseboard.
It contains apples, pears, Victoria plums, sultanas, orange, Port and mixed spices including, ground cinnamon, cloves and ginger,
8. DIY Challah Bread Kit
Embark on a bread-baking pursuit with this DIY Challah Kit packed with the essentials.
Inside, you'll find dry ingredients like yeast and oil, plus a recipe card with a QR code link to step by step video tutorial. The kit yields eight loaves—a holiday miracle if you ask us.
9. Edible Food Crayon Set
Revive bland-looking meals with the Edible Food Crayon Set, an extraordinary buy you won't find elsewhere. With these all-natural condiments, you can quite literally "doodle" your food in vivid color. Simply twist the crayon in the included sharpener and drop shavings onto your plate. It's that easy.
Additionally, you can choose from two sets, each with three uniquely flavored bottles: the Fresh set and the Citrus set. A fun and unique Christmas gift for kids if you're looking for something a little different.
10. Happy Hour Moscow Mule Cocktail Kit
Much like the best gin advent calendars, this cocktail kit allows users to create top-shelf drinks from home.
This set comes with a mixology recipe card and a small batch of ginger-lime syrup, lime bitters, and dried lime slices for garnishing. From there, you can enjoy up to eight boozy Christmas cocktails.
11. Baileys Mini Crackers With Salted Caramel Truffles
If they have a sweet tooth and enjoy cream liqueur drinks this will be a real treat for them—and thanks to the packaging it has a festive twist that will bring a little bit of extra fun to Christmas Day.
Each of these chic Christmas crackers is filled with Baileys chocolate salted caramel truffles they'll love to make room for after their Christmas meal.
12. Brightland The Artist Capsule
The Artist Capsule highlights three antioxidant-rich oils that'll refine any dish.
Infused with Brightland's heirloom Frantoio olives, the trio includes: Lucid, a lemon olive oil with a bit of tang; Ardor, a spicy chili olive oil with a blend of red chili peppers, jalapeno peppers, chipotle peppers, and paprika; and Arise, a basil olive oil.
13. New York Brunch Kit
Bring brunch to the comfort of their homes with this indulgent gift box.
If they have an insatiable appetite or refined brekkie palate, revel in an authentic New Yorker's brunch featuring Nova salmon, all-natural cream cheese, hand-rolled bagels, and chocolate babka.
14. Gourmet Brownie Sampler Gift Basket
The greatest companion to your sweet tooth. This gift basket brims with fudgy treats of all varieties, like brownies, cookies, pretzels, and more.
Envelop your taste buds in irresistible flavors, including (but certainly not limited to) Red Velvet and Cookies 'N Cream. Each package contains 55 mini bites, all individually wrapped.
15. Monthly Bacon Subscription
Fewer things in life are better than crispy bacon—why not devour unique flavors from the best "bacon-ries" every month?
Unearth a host of different kinds of bacon every month, from peppered-spiced to sugar-rubbed and chocolate-dipped.
16. Ninja Foodi Max Health Grill and Air Fryer
If you’re a fan of an air fryer, then this has just kicked things up a gear. With six cooking functions, the Ninja Foodi MAX health grill and air fryer can air fry, bake, roast, dehydrate, grill, and reheat. It can cook your steak to perfection, from rare to well done, just simply choose your desired finish and let the Smart Cook System do all the work!
No guesswork, just perfectly cooked meat and fish—exactly as you like it. The Digital cooking probe precisely monitors your food’s temperature as it cooks and lets you know when it’s ready to remove and rest.
17. The Pinter
The ultimate present for home-brew lovers. Launched by The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co, the Pinter combines timeless craft brewing with revolutionary technology to enable anyone to make 10 pints of lager, IPA, pilsner, or fruit cider from the comfort of their home.
Compared to off-the-shelf beer, the Pinter has 70% less packaging and reduces your carbon footprint by 50%.
Included in the launch pack: the Pinter (in the color of your choice) and two Pinter Packs containing all you need to make Fresh Beer. Additional "Pinter Packs" can be delivered through your letterbox, another world first for beer, and because there’s no alcohol at the point of sale, nobody needs to be in to sign for it.
18. Kenwood Titanium Chef Patissier XL
“All I want for Christmas is my…Titanium Chef Patissier XL." That’s how it goes, right? Like the best food processors, this smart whisker weighs ingredients, melts chocolate, and kneads dough, as well as the standard whipping and whisking we’d expect.
The genius LED screen allows you to control the temperature, mixing time and speed, and features a preset menu to make your favorite recipes with ease. The huge 7ltr bowl allows for large batches of batter or dough to be made at once and will make light of even your most ambitious Christmas dessert ideas.
If this is out of your price range, then we would also like to recommend the Kitchenaid Artisan 9 Speed Hand Mixer. Whisk your meringues to stiff peaks in no time, and make the smoothest, stress-free cake batter in moments. A reliable brand that we know and love, and definitely worth every penny.
19. Borough Market: Edible Histories
One for the curious foodie! Award-winning food writer Mark Riddaway takes us on a culinary journey through the most fascinating, surprising, and downright bizarre stories behind Britain’s most-liked ingredients.
Many of the foods we now hold in esteem and consider firm favorites found themselves on our plates by the most convoluted of routes, and our growing taste for them had an impact on the world far beyond these shores. Overall, we'd argue that it's one of the best cookbooks.
20. James Flewellen Wine Maps
The ideal gift for both the budding and seasoned wine enthusiast, these informative wine maps are bursting with carefully collated data and facts about each wine-producing region in France.
We love the idea of giving a map with a couple of bottles of wine as a gift and sitting down to a tasting at home.
21. The Cheese Geek Cheese Box Subscription
What better way to show someone you care than sending them a gift box full of cheese? How about sending them a subscription so they can enjoy it for up to 12 months?
With The Cheese Geek subscription boxes, you can choose from three-, six-, nine- and 12-month deals, but we totally understand if this is more of a “Merry Christmas to me” present.
Each month, the subscription will include four or five of the finest cheeses totaling approximately 600g, which is enough for four to eight people. Always perfectly balanced including some all-time greats alongside equally exciting, lesser-known alternatives. You'll also find tasting notes, pairing tips, and a scorecard, where you can rate each cheese and keep track of your favorites.
22. Lady A Rosé
A special bottle of wine is always a nice gift to receive, so if they're a fan of rosé styles then they'll love this famous Provence wine that hails from the Soho House group.
“This is a delicious, thirst-quenching rosé – yet delicate and elegant," says Soho House Master Sommelier Vincent Gasnier. "Pale in colour, it is light, crisp and zesty, offering flavours of citrus, pink grapefruit, peach and raspberry with a long and refreshing finish.”
With an affordable price point, this is one of those Christmas gift ideas for neighbors or Christmas gift ideas for coworkers that will be gratefully received and looks (and tastes) much more expensive than it is.
23. Cody Foster Vintage-Inspired Food Ornaments
Adorn your tree in cuisine-shaped ornaments, hand-crafted by iconic artist and designer Cody Foster. Made from a blend of paper, glass, and resin, these knickknacks pay homage to universally beloved meals, like fast-food tacos, avocados, and plenty of other dishes in between.
The best Christmas decorations for starting conversations, you'll soon find you have a firm favourite from the bunch.
24. Marcato Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Machine
Revamp Sunday dinners with the fan-favorite Atlas 150 Pasta Machine, an icon of Italian design.
With separate accessories, this machine is capable of making 13 pasta shapes, including spaghetti, ravioli, fettuccine, tagliolini, and reginette. Undeniably, one of the best kitchen gadgets.
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