Looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? Here’s a few suggestions we think you’ll like.
From dining experiences to suit all budgets, to the best food and drink subscriptions, and must-have celebrity cookbooks, these are our go-to gifts for foodies.
Gourmet Guide Voucher
If you want to give the gift of dining but let the recipient choose where they use it, we’d definitely recommend purchasing a voucher from Gourmet Guide.
They can be redeemed at over 5,000 restaurants in the UK, from Michelin star to casual dining. Top restaurants to choose from include The Fat Duck, River Cafe and Alaine Ducasse at The Dorchester.
Vouchers start from just £20 and are valid for two years from the date of purchase.
Dining or Tasting Experiences
If you want to buy someone a foodie experience, our go-to gifting website has to be Truly.
Some of our favourite Truly gifts include the Three Course Lunch With Champagne For Two at The Savoy Grill (£70) and the Private Tour of Kew Gardens and Michelin Star Dining For Two (£282).
It’s also worth checking out their Afternoon Tea experiences. You can find them all here.
Top of the food subscriptions for the baker in your life has to be the new Bake Off Box, a subscription service that delivers a recipe, specially developed by the Bake Off team, direct to your door. Prices start from £19.99 a month, with the first boxes being sent out in February 2021.
If it’s chocolate they like, did you know you can buy a Hotel Chocolat Subscription from as little as £13 a month? Join their Tasting Club and have a handpicked selection of chocolates sent every four weeks. Choose from Mellow, Dark & High Cacao, Tipsy or Everything.
And if you’re unsure which subscription box to get, we’d recommend checking out the fantastic range from Borough Box. Favourites include their Discovery Club Food Subscription, which includes a selection of spreads, condiments, biscuits, chocolate, snacks and drinks (£34.99). We also love their Vegan Gift Subscription (£29.99) and the Food Truck Spice Subscription (£26).
If you want to send a gift that’s not just a one-off, there have never been so many great subscriptions to choose from.
We love the cocktail subscriptions from Cocktails by Mail, which start from just £18 a month. But if you really fancy treating someone, you can buy them a subscription from Sip Champagne. This includes up to three bottles of artisan fizz for £100 a month.
For beer lovers, our absolute favourite has to be the Edinburgh Beer Factory subscription. Not only do they taste great, this is seriously good value. You get 24 beers for £25 a month.
Most restaurants or hotels now sell their own merchandise, which is perfect if the person you’re buying for loves a particular place.
Our favourites include luxury London hotel, The Berkeley. From the Prêt-à-Portea China Tea Set For Two (£325) to their exclusive cookbook, Prèt-a-Portea: High Fashion Bakes & Biscuits (£12.95), how much you spend is up to you.
There are some great celebrity cookbooks around right now – all of which make superb gifts for the foodies in your life.
Perhaps the most anticipated of 2020 was Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes and Stories (£15), because who doesn’t love Nigella?
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