With Christmas creeping ever closer I thought it was about time to design my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies. It’s packed full of great gift ideas for the Foodie in your life and there is something for every budget. From stocking fillers for beginner chefs to more expensive ideas for the Gourmet Masterchef. If you have someone special in your life that likes to dabble in the kitchen you should treat them to one of these surprises!
Plus I have the most amazingly decadent Giveaway to share with you. Perfect to treat yourself or give to the Foodie in your life! Read on to find out more and enter below…
Under £10 Stocking Fillers
Chocolate! ‘Nuff said! Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without chocolate, but when you can’t eat refined sugar you have to dig a little deeper to find something delicious. Luckily there are a few new bars on the market made with 100% cacao, nothing else is added. No milk, no sugar, just pure cacao. This chocolate is so rich and so dark that you only need a square or two to satisfy even the biggest chocoholic. One new brand I’ve discovered is MIA (Made in Africa) who make these delicious 100% cacao Madagascan Chocolate Bars. It has many of the jammy red fruit notes that are so typical of Madagascan cacao, with a roasted finish. At only £4.00 it’s cheap enough to gift as a stocking filler and will put a smile on anyone’s face on Christmas morning. You can use this chocolate to make some of my recipes such as Dark Chocolate & Cherry Cupcakes or my Chocolate Espresso Pots!Everyone loves a special coffee mug and this Ombre Mug Collection from Root 7 is absolutely beautiful. Stylish and colourful they would definitely brighten up anyone’s morning. If you’re like me and it takes a decent cup of coffee to get you smiling in the morning then these will definitely do the trick. You can order each one individually by colour or as a set of three from the Root7 website. My favourite is the flamingo colourway!
£10 to £20
Not being able to eat sugar, I mostly rely on cheese as a dessert option. Unless I make something myself it’s pretty impossible to find suitable desserts so my go to is a lovely cheese board. I love all cheeses, hard, soft, blue, gooey, smoky – I don’t think I’ve ever met a cheese I didn’t like. I love pairing them with fruit like figs, apples or pears or nuts and honey or charcuterie. This VonShef Herringbone Cheeseboard and will make your cheese course that much more special. It has clever holes cut into so that you can store the knives with it and it’s made from 100% bamboo! Buy it on the Domu website for only £14.99 and it will take pride of place at your next dinner party. Serve my delicious Baked Camembert with Garlic & Rosemary on it for a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
£20 to £50
One of my favourite things to receive in my stocking each year is a new cookbook. I read them like other people read novels and I love flicking through the pages on the sofa after a long day. This book, Home Made Christmas by Yvette van Boven is a new festive addition to my bookshelf. It’s a celebration of all things Christmas related, from “make ahead” recipes, giving you time to enjoy your company when they arrive to menu plans, to fun craft ideas like the pastry wreath on the front cover. Your helpful guide to making Christmas even more special and it’s available at £26.99 from all good book retailers.
No Ultimate Gift Guide for Foodies would be complete without a Le Creuset Signature Casserole Dish. Quality doesn’t come cheap but there is a reason that Le Cresuet is so famous. With a lifetime guarantee, their range is durable, beautiful and perfectly designed. I use my casserole dish for everything, from making soups and stews to slow cooking meats. It’s the best way of making my Sticky Chinese Chicken Thighs and on the lowest heat it will rival any Slow Cooker! Buy it now for £136.50, down from £199 and it’ll last you forever!
A big investment maybe, but I just wouldn’t be without my Kenwood Multi. When you think about everything that it does, it’s such fantastic value. One kitchen gadget that replaces a mixer, food processor, blender, liquidiser, mincer, grater, citrus juicer and so much more. It’s fairly compact and so won’t take up much room in a small kitchen. I use mine everyday from blending soups to mixing cake batter to making my Haricot Bean Houmous. It’s £219 but this is reduced from £329 at the moment so it’s a bargain!
Red Letter Days and I have teamed up to offer our own Christmas Gift to you! And the prize is… Drum Roll please…
One lucky blog reader will get this amazing experience to share with someone that they love this Christmas…
Bringing delicious Asian fusion cuisine and cutting-edge technology to the table, the award winning Inamo delivers a futuristic twist on Pan-Asian dining. Pick from three contemporary central London locations in Soho, Camden and Covent Garden and embark on a culinary journey through Asia, sampling dishes from China, Korea, Japan and Thailand. Order from the innovative and interactive system that uses tablets, digital table clothes and a menu projected onto the table overhead and choose from over 20 unlimited dishes, including sushi, dim sum, sashimi and soup. What’s more, throughout the 90 minute seating enjoy bottomless, beer, wine and soft drinks to top off the indulgent experience. Between a selection of sushi and delicious tapas treats, keep entertained with retro games and graffitiing the table.
Merry Christmas to you all! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to be in with a chance.
If you aren’t lucky enough to win this amazing prize you can still visit the Red Letter Days website to buy all your Christmas gifts. You can get that someone special their very own foodie experience as a really indulgent present. They have so many options to choose from that you’re sure to find something for those ‘hard to buy for’ people. I personally love receiving experiences more than material objects. The memories last a lifetime so head over to the website and start ticking things off your ‘To Buy’ list!
Terms and Conditions apply*
Entrants must be over 18 and UK based. The winner can choose from three London Inamo locations in Covent Garden, Soho and Camden (travel costs not covered). Availability varies depending on location. Red Letter Experiences will be sending out the prize to the winner directly. Please see the Red Letter Website for more details.
Competition closes 7 Dec 2019 – winner will be notified within 24 hours.
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