Best Christmas gifts for foodies 2019

Telegraph Reporters
The best Christmas gifts for foodies for 2019, from coasters to gin

Whether you have chestnuts roasting on an open fire or Brussell sprouts piled on your plate, good quality food is integral to Christmas. The lunch-time meal is the main event, but you can give your foodie friend or partner a real treat this Christmas with a gourmet gift. 

If you want to go the extra mile, you could make them a Christmas hamper. Alternatively, you could help them restock their kitchenware with a new baking set, or replenish their drinks cabinet with alcoholic treats.

To give you an idea of what to get the food-loving friend who has everything, we have created the below guide to what are, in our opinion, the best Christmas gifts for foodies for 2019. 

1. Two-piece lobster salad servers

£48, Nina Campbell

Two-piece lobster salad servers

For serving in style – a playful take on salad servers and they come in other colours, too.  

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2. Cayenne and cranberry chilli sauce

£3.99, Mahi 

Cayenne and cranberry chilli sauce

The Mahi range comes in brilliantly vibrant bottles and each of the sauces (there are barbecue, hot pepper, peri peri and chilli versions) pack a real punch. One for spice lovers.

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3. Orange and cacao gin

From £25 for 50cl, Sipsmith 

Orange and cacao gin

Gin lovers will quickly fall for this citrus version, which can be mixed into cocktails or even drizzled over puddings at Christmas. Who can resist a chocolate orange?

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4. Reindeer biscuit cutters

£4.25 each,

Reindeer biscuit cutters

Cute ideas for the baker in your life – and there are loads of different shapes and sizes on the Re website. Why not bake a batch of reindeers to give with the cutters?

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5. Block tray

From £25, Conran Shop

Block Tray from The Conran shop

One for hosts with an eye for design. The graphic colours make this as much an art installation as a function piece of kitchen kit. 

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6. Pop! coasters

£88 for four, Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler pop coasters

A playful collection for the kitchen or dining room, these porcelain coasters deliver all the glitz and glam required for Christmas.

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7. Six finger ‘Special Editions’ KitKat

£7.50, from selected John Lewis stores

Special Edition Kit Kats at selected John Lewis stores

You can make bespoke creations with almost any flavour under the sun, so make up a bar or two for your favourite person and treat them to something completely unique.

8. Gold jug kettle

£180, Smeg

Smeg gold jug kettle

A sparkling treat to find under the tree. There’s a matching toaster, too, so double up for the full impact (or plump for the rose gold option).

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9. Tea caddie gift set

£95, Newby London x Matthew Williamson 

Newby London x Matthew Willamson tea caddie gift set

A trio of tins specially designed by British fashion designer Matthew Williamson and bearing three blends of loose-teaf tea. Delicious, and handy canisters, too.

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10. Loose-leaf tea

From £13.95,

Ma Muse loose-leaf tea at Harvey Nichols

These pots make gorgeous gifts for anyone keen on a brew. There’s rooibos, verbena and chamomile (among others) to choose from, as well as teas specially tailored to help you ‘feel relaxed’.

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