Do you have a Bon Vivant in the family? A food lover who appreciates the finer things in life or a master chef who could give Jamie Oliver a run for his money? Or how about a budding wine connoisseur who thrives off knowing the difference between a Rioja and a Merlot?
Then, dear friends, this is the only gift guide you need to read in 2022 - keep scrolling for our edit of the top food gifts any foodie or drink lover would love to receive for any occasion, including luxury food hampers, tantalising treats and seriously luxe drink sets.
Treats from M&S gift set
Treats from M&S gift set, £30, Marks & Spencer
Is there anything as comforting as Marks & Spencer's ultimate treat bag? This foodie favourite comes presented in a reusable bag, including a selection of sweet and savoury treats for everyone to enjoy - and of course, no M&S assortment would be complete without a bag of Percy Pigs.
We all love Toblerone and its iconic triangle shape, but what if it came differently? Well the brand have just introduced Toblerone Truffles, which instead of being triangular are now diamond shaped. I tried a box recently, and can happily confirm they're just as good as the original. But now, alongside the crunchy nougat inside you also get a hit of a softer truffle with the flavours matching perfectly. And you'll have plenty to enjoy in the box that you buy, I was able to hand an individual one out to everyone in the HELLO! offices and still have a few left over.
You don't have to go far to pick up this tasty box as all major retailers are stocking them!
Hotel Chocolat 'The Everything' Chocolate Hamper
The Everything Chocolate Hamper, £35, Hotel Chocolat
You know those occasions when you’re seeking the perfect gift but can’t quite decide what it should be? Or when you fancy buying a friend something completely new? Hotel Chocolat has created this Everything Chocolate Gift Hamper Collection with these indecisive moments in mind.
Thoughtfully curated by chocolate experts, this collection contains the brand's most popular creations. So no matter who you’re buying for, they’re guaranteed to find a favourite here.
Fortnum & Mason Christmas Treat Hamper
The Christmas Treat Hamper, £110, Fortnum & Mason
Indulge in a festive feast like no other, thanks to Fortnum & Mason's lavish creation. Lovingly packaged in a wicker basket, inside they'll find everything from spiced Cognac Butter to Christmas Black Spiced Tea and Marc de Champagne Truffles – looks like Christmas came early!
1kg Salted Caramel Panettone, £29.99, Selfridges
Everyone loves a Christmas panettone and Selfridges has a few that are a little different to the norm - salted caramel, and chocolate orange.
Mary Berry's At Home collection
Mary Berry Casserole Dish, £67.97, Harts of Stur
OG Great British Bake Off fans will be quick to snap up Mary Berry's very own collection of cookware. While her entire At Home range would make a delightful gift, this cast iron casserole dish is particularly heartwarming, perfect for cooking up winter delights and delicious home comforts.
Kocktail Cocktail Boxes
The Monthly Collection £29, Kocktail
Finally, pitcher perfect cocktails that *taste* just like they're from a bar, but they're bottled by expert mixologists and delivered directly to your door. The ultimate gift for a cocktail-loving Queen or budding bartender, receiving these kitschy and cute Kocktails through the door is enough to brighten anyone's day.
Salter Outdoor Portable Pizza Oven
Salter Wood Pellet 12" Outdoor Portable Pizza Oven, £144.99, Amazon
There's something so special about making pizza from scratch. Your homemade dough might not have the perfectly round shape and caramelised crisp of a shop-bought pizza, but the cooking process certainly proves to be a special occasion. Whether you're looking to mimic the balmy evenings from your Italian family holiday, nail the crisp from your favourite pizza restaurant, or simply want to uplevel your cooking game, this slick, lightweight, portable pizza oven is the ultimate gift for any pizza lover.
All you need is to add wood chips to the back and fire it up. This Salter portable oven heats up to 500°C in 10 minutes, cooking your pizzas in just 60 seconds (yes, really!) The ingredients are simple, the cooking process with the Salter Professional EK4923 Pellet Outdoor Portable Oven is ridiculously easy, and the results are deliriously delicious.
Rumbullion!, £38.95, Master of Malt
Rumbullion! is created by carefully blending tinctures of Madagascan vanilla, orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom into a base of delicious Caribbean rum. This blend of spices makes Rumbullion! a multi-award-winning spiced rum that stands proudly when mixed with cola but equally as delicious in all manner of cocktails, or neat with a squeeze of orange.
Biscuiteers Time for Tea hamper
Biscuiteers hamper, £59.95, Harvey Nichols
This stunning gift box is sure to delight any foodie with a sweet tooth. Not just a delight to look at, the biscuits from Biscuiteers are twice baked to a traditional English recipe, the texture falling between the snap of classic gingerbread and the crumble of buttery shortbread - with a hint of zesty lemon. When you've worked your way through all the afternoon tea-themed delights, you're left with a kitsch keepsake tin to stash your home-baked biscuits.
Grind's coffee table book
Grind is one of London's most-loved coffee spots - fact. Famed for its quirky vibe, neon-lit locations and unbeatable espresso martinis, this cult coffee brand has now released its stylish coffee table book. Enclosed in Grind’s iconic pink and comprised of a collection of useful and relatable ‘how-to’ guides to modern city life, Grind's coffee table book is every London lover's dream. From going on a first date to making a great impression as an intern - as well as Grind’s celebrated brunch and cocktail recipes for readers to recreate at home, this coffee-inspired gift is going straight on our wishlist.
A Modern Guide to City Living, £16.99, Waterstones
Quatre Vin Rouge
Quatre Vin Rouge, £16.99, Quatre Vin
While a bottle of Merlot may be the go-to gift for the wine-obsessed, receiving yet another bottle of the classic red might not spark much festive excitement. Introducing Quatre Vin Rouge, Oliver Proudlock and Emma Louise Connolly's wine brand founded with wine importer Elliot Awin and influencer marketing consultant Paula Anton. Made with a blend of Grenache, Syrah blend, very typical for much of the South of France, this red is a fresh take on the region's red wine-producing history. Expect notes of crunchy red cherry fruit, vibrant pomegranate, and a touch of spicy sophistication, served in a stunning bottle - HELLO! loves.
Baileys chocolate bombe
Wine and pâté hamper, £35, Moonpig
For those who like a sophisticated night in, this wine and pâté hamper is the perfect gift. Apart from the obvious wine and pâté offerings (Pais De Poetas Chilean Merlot and Butlers Grove Fillet of Duck Pâté to be precise), this gift set also includes other savoury treats like chutney, roasted peanuts and crackers. Delicious!
Salter Dual Cook Pro Air Fryer, £259, Amazon
This nifty machine, which enables you to cook with little or no oil, is a great alternative to deep fat frying. It was so popular in 2021 that it kept selling out as soon as it was available on Amazon. It’s just been restocked and there’s currently a price drop. Hurry if you want to grab one for the foodie in your life this Christmas!
Rose Sainte Marie gin and Seamist liquid garnish, £55, Salcombe Gin
This beautiful gift set comprises a 50ml Salcombe gin as well as a unique Seamist liquid garnish. Simply spray it over your G&T for an elevated experience.
Simsante dark chocolate selection box, £25.75, Simsante
If you're looking for a grown-up's selection box - this is it! This box is an assortment of Simsante signature handcrafted dark chocolates. The organic super chocolates are infused with turmeric, matcha, pitaya, gut strengthening nuts, seeds, ancient oils, essential oils and more. These super chocolates are packed with antioxidant and protein rich nuts and seeds, ancient grains and other gut strengthening and immunity boosting ingredients.
Grey Goose Espresso Martini kit, £39.99, Amazon
There's everything you need in this handy kit to make eight bar-standard Espresso Martinis. Perfect to get any celebrations started!
World’s hottest rare chilli gift selection, £24.99, NotOnTheHighStreet
Do you know a chilli lover who likes it hot, hot, HOT? Then these six pots of extra spicy whole, ground and flaked chillis from around the world will surely set their world on fire (pun intended)! There’s everything from Sweet Ancho, which has a tingly 3,000 on the Scoville scale to Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest chilli with over 2 million on the Scoville scale. Just remember to keep this gift out of the way of children and pets!
Drinks by the dram 12 Dram Irish Whiskey collection, £49.95, Master of Malt
Gimber organic ginger concentrate, £24.95, Harvey Nichols
Say hello to your new favourite drink - this definitely falls under the category of what to buy the foodie who has everything! Gimber is handmad using the finest ginger, a combination of ginger, lemons, herbs and spices which describes itself as 0% alcohol, 100% taste and 200% bite. It's delicious over the rocks, topped up with soda water a garnished with a twist of lime and a sprig of mint or mixed up as part of a cocktail (Gimber and Tonic is the perfect combo) not to mention adding it to sauces, soups, dressings and even desserts. The possibilities are endless.
Wine Gift Case, £58, amie
amie’s gift case featuring their white, red and rosé collection is the perfect gift for any vino lovers in your life. The £58 selection of tipples are vegan-friendly and will look oh so pretty under the tree, plus you’ll be supporting an independent company. The wine company was launched by married couple Will Sandbach and Abbie Roden during the Covid-19 lockdown and has been making waves in the rosé market. Their go-to wine is made from 100% Cinsault, plus try their white wine (Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Gros Manseng), and their well-rounded red (Carignanan). amie also has an adorably festive wine bar/studio in Eccleston Yards for those who live in London.
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