Christmas Gift Guide: For Cooks & Foodies (Part 2) #Christmas #giftguide #cooks #foodies

If you're looking for some delicious foods for your Christmas table, or gifts for foodie friends, read on...


Goupie chocolates are devilishly moreish, hand-made chocolates, based on an old family recipe.  13 of their flavours are vegan, 7 are gluten-free and 3 are soya-free, so they have something for everyone.  We love the three delicious Christmas flavours, and have even used one in our vegan Christmas pudding recipe.


The Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker makes amazing coffee with minimal fuss.  Using a slow, steady stream of water at the right temperature it helps to release all the natural oils and flavours of the bean, highlighting every delicious note and aroma.  No need for fiddly paper filters, maximum flavour from the beans, and a brighter and cleaner taste than with the traditional French press method, plus it's easy to clean and only makes as much coffee as you need for one or more. Available from Amazon in the UK.


For the gin lover who has tried everything else, try The English Drinks Company’s sublime Cucumber Gin. Winner of various awards it is available nationwide from Majestic, Ocado, Independent off licences, farm shops and delicatessens.


The Cottage Delight Christmas hamper and food offering is a staple of the season and this year they have a selection of new Village Packs, delightfully packaged and full of delicious treats they are proving very popular.  We love The Tearooms and The Cheese Deli, selections of jams and curds and pickles and chutneys respectively, perfect for Christmas breakfast or Boxing Day lunch, and lovely gifts for friends and family.



Browse the range for delicious fudge, cake, chutneys, preserves, condiments, stuffing and more!


For anyone who has expressed interest in spiralising but without having yet another kitchen gadget gathering dust, the Kilner Spiralizer Set is ideal.  Offering the easiest way to create spaghetti-style spiral ribbons from a variety of hard vegetables such as courgettes, carrots, squash, beetroot and potatoes, just twist and the spirals fall down into the storage jar, ideal for storing in the fridge or taking to work. Perfect for low carb, paleo and gluten-free meals, the Kilner Spiralizer is available from leading kitchen shops, including Amazon


Kilner have over 175 years of experience in producing the best kitchen storage solutions, which is celebrated in their iconic 175th Anniversary Jar. Available from all leading retailers.


Mason Cash's Innovative Kitchen range offers utensils that do two or more tasks in the kitchen, for example spoons with handy measures marked on and a scraper at the other end to get the last out of jars or to scrape round the bowl when baking.  Such great ideas, they'll wonder how they ever did without them!




The Typhoon Stowaway Storage range will bring a stylish new look and innovative new storage solutions to any kitchen. With a hint of army utility ware, classic boarding school tuck boxes and 1950s office chic, the range has storage for everything in your kitchen or home, from flour and rice to pasta, bread and even make-up or clothing. We love the stylish good looks and spacious air tight storage options, plus they fit far better in the cupboard than round jars.



The English Provender Co.’s range of cheese-board-tastic chutneys and pickles are the perfect stocking fillers for the cheese-lover in your life, and look great on your Christmas table too. The range has new watercolour labels and its classic styling will look great on your cheesboard or as part of a hamper or Christmas gift. Widely available.


Elizabeth D Bakes offer a delicious hand-made, gluten-free Cranberry, Pistachio and Orange Stollen. Available in a gift tin or as individual bars, perfect for Christmas stockings. Bursting with fruit and nuts and delicately scented with the flavours of fresh orange and cardamom with a beautifully moist marzipan centre, it's a treat.


Let an adventurous foodie try making their own sushi the easy way with the Yutaka Sushi Kit for 2, which contains everything they need to make the perfect fish or vegan sushi, including the rolling mat.  Available from all leading supermarkets.


The Nut Kitchen Gianduja Hazelnut and Chocolate Spread combines rich Belgian chocolate and a generous amount of hazelnuts, 45% which is more than three times as much as Nutella. The perfect gift for anyone who enjoys a spoonful of chocolatey nutty indulgence, it's just the thing for topping toast, pancakes, yoghurts, smoothies, ice cream and cakes. Contains no palm oil or salt.


Booja Booja offer 'Briatin's most thoughtful Christmas chocolates', and their Special Edition Gift Collection box of Fine de Champagne Truffles makes a beautiful gift.  Organic, made with minimal ingredients, handmade in Norfolk, free from dairy, gluten and soya, and multiple Great Taste Award winners, these exquisite, ethical chocolates are available from leading health food stores, premium supermarkets and online.


Peter's Yard offers an acclaimed, award-winning range of crackers and crisp breads, perfect as gifts or stocking fillers for foodie friends, or beside your Christmas cheeseboard.  The Sourdough Crispbread is made to an authentic Swedish recipe with natural ingredients that include whole-wheat flours, fresh organic milk, honey and naturally fermenting sourdough that is allowed to ferment for 16 hours before each batch is made.  Available from quality independent retail stores, Waitrose and Ocado and online.



Give a spirit lover something different with Black Cow Vodka, a crystal clear smooth vodka made from Pure Milk from West Dorset, available from Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer; or WILD Eau de Vie a new clear French spirit that breaks the mould, changing how we think about brandy and Cognac. The brainchild of two French cousins who share six generations of family heritage in Cognac production under the name ‘House 1719’ and have now joined forces to inject a new, fresh, entrepreneurial slant into the historic family business. Their aim is to revolutionise the traditional perception of Cognac and brandy in general with the introduction of WILD, an organic eau de vie, a refreshingly unique, edgy and un-aged white spirit.



Stag Bakeries' unusual portfolio of artisan foods includes a range of sweet and savoury bakes, many made using traditional Scottish recipes handed down through the generations.  Wherever possible they use ingredients sourced close to their Stornoway factory, including local sustainably sourced seaweed, used in their water biscuits and oatcakes.  Try the Something Different for Cheese fruit cake or the delicious water biscuits and cheese straws.  Available from Marks & Spencer.




Tesco cake kits are the perfect way to bake easily with kids, and their new range of Free From Christmas cake kits make them accessible to everyone.  Try the Free From Vanilla Cake Christmas Jumper, Chocolate Brownie Christmas Pudding and 3d Gingerbread Star Kits, available from Tesco.



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