Christmas gifts for foodies

Aside from the kids’ presents (you know, the one or two from mummy and daddy, as Santa will be providing the rest), as a family we don’t do Christmas presents for adults. But every year Adam and I say to each other, let’s get a token gift, something silly for one another. And every year we both spend way more than a token gift amount. Adam is your ultimate foodie (and drinkie!), a genuine bon vivant. So I pretty much always go down this route with him, as I know he’s not interested in anything else. Well, he wants a ride on lawn mower but I’m not getting him one of those. Obvs.

So with this in mind, I compiled 5 ideas for you guys, who I presume love food as much as we do. Here are 5 excellent gift ideas for the foodie in your life. Oh and an excellent giveaway too – read on…

1. Cornishware personalised mug

I’ve been coveting one of these for such a long time. Luckily my other half doesn’t really read my blog so I’ll let you know that this is probably what I’ll get him. It’s a fun, token gift that makes my kitchen look nice. Win-win, I’d say. And, no, I’m not going to tell you what I’m personalising it with. But it’s not Adam. Wink, wink.

Buy a personalised Cornishware mug here
£10-15 for small to large mug. (Other things available to personalise: jugs, bowls, etc)

2. A day course at The Artisan School of Food


I can personally vouch for this place, as I attended the one day food photography course here. Not only is the school set on the stunning Welbeck Estate (in Notts), but the courses themselves are of such a high quality, with renowned experts taking classes. What a wonderful gesture to give someone a day’s course on something they are interested in: choose from bread making, butchery, photography, cheesemaking, brewing and many more subjects. Experiential gifts will create wonderful memories and could even be the start of a new life passion; they do business diplomas too for people who want to set up a food business…

Visit the website here
From £35 upwards.

3. Membership to craft beer club Flavourly

If you’re anything like me you have several men – and women – in your life who’d be very happy if they received a monthly membership to a craft beer club. What can I say, I’m from Irish stock! I can’t think of a better gift for a beer lover. (I may well go down this route to accompany the personalised mug). Every box contains 8 ‘carefully curated beers from small batch breweries’, 2 snacks, and tasting cards to guide their drinking. Choose a one off box, 3, 6, or 12 boxes (a year’s subscription).

Check out the Flavourly website
From £24 – £255

4. An Instant Pot electronic pressure cooker


I am happy to say that I work with Instant Pot, developing recipes and behind the scenes on their social channels too. But I genuinely love this machine. For the busy mum – or dad – it can revolutionise mealtimes. Slow cooked stews, tagines, and casseroles in 20 minutes; but it also steams, slow cooks, makes yoghurt. With an in-built sauté function you can soften onions and garlic, or brown meat right in the cooking pot, unlike slow cookers. Seriously, people have told me this machine has changed their life. Honestly! And unlike giving them an ironing board, hoover, or similar domestic appliance this will actually make your other half not want to murder you.

Check out the IP Duo on Amazon
£125.94 (cheaper, older models are available for less).

5. A Dickinson and Morris Luxury Hamper 



The classic gift of a hamper for foodies will never date. In this gorgeous one from Melton Mowbray shop Dickinson & Morris there is everything you could possibly want for a few cosy nights in watching the box. This is their year round best seller. It contains sausages, pork pies, 2 cheeses, crackers, plum bread, chutney, red and white wine, prosecco and cake. I’m sorry, but that is ALL you need for a good time at Christmas! Only Fools and Horses on the box and this package to see you through. I think this would make a super gift for parents, in laws or grandparents. I have sampled the Melton Mowbray pork pie and the Melton Hunt cake – and both are utterly scrumptious. Highly recommended. 

***I am giving away one of these fabulous hampers on my Facebook page now so head over to WIN one!***

Buy a Dickinson and Morris hamper now
£99 plus delivery.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Dickinson and Morris. As such I was paid to write it. However all opinions are my own. All links are no follow. 

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