The best Christmas gifts for foodies

Christmas gifts that make them say, “ooh, I’ve done so well this year”…

Hall of game

South West charcuterie maker Good Game has just launched a new subscription club, which will see top-drawer artisan charcuterie delivered monthly to your giftee’s door each month. Hello, friend points. Good Game Charcuterie Subscription Box, from £13, buy online; good-game.co.uk 


Take it sloe

This 22% ABV limited edition sloe vodka was made by hand with Welsh berries and British spirit back in 2014, meaning it’s had plenty of time to develop some serious flavour. Espensen Spirit True Romance, £16 (20cl), from Bristol Spirit; espensenspirit.com 


Salt and pupper

This ceramic salt and pepper shaker set is by Bristolian designer Hannah Turner and makes a top gift for anyone who loves their hound as much as good seasoning. Bark Life Salt and Pepper Shakers, £21.99, from Rossiters and online; hannahturner.co.uk


Pineapple express

Is any cocktail shelf even complete without a golden pineapple tumbler? (Tip: turn the lid upside down and use as a stand for the base for maximum effect.) The Pineapple Co Pineapple Tumbler, £34.95, from Harvey Nichols; harveynichols.com


Never mind I’ll find some fondue 

Surely one of the best things about winter is all that fondue potential? This ceramic fondue set has the makings of an ideal night in over Crimbo. Paxton and Whitfield Fondue set for two, £35, buy online; paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk 


Gracious ginner

Old Tom style gins are sweeter in style, something that became popular in the 18th Century. They’re due a comeback if this Cotswold Distillery effort is anything to go by. Zesty orange, light spices and a cardamom finish. Very Christmassy.

Buy online at Cotswolds Distillery, or we’ve heard rumours that Independent Spirit of Bath have a few bottles. Give them a ring to reserve.


Ginger spice

Coming in a keepsake tin with a personalised message, this build-it-yourself gingerbread house will prove a top festive activity for the whole family to join in with. Biscuteers DIY gingerbread house kit, £35, buy online; biscuiteers.com


Gift mag

A Crumbs gift subscription will be a four-weekly reminder to its recipient of what a great gift-giver you are. A year’s subscription includes 13 issues packed with local food news, recipes and reviews. Crumbs One Year Subscription, £39, buy online here.  


Stay glassy

Ethical homeware trader Nkuku has got some gorgeous new ranges in this season, including these elegant etched wine glasses in green. Nkuku Mila Wine glasses in Dark Emerald (set of four), £39.99, buy online; nkuku.com


Shake it off

This bit of bar kit has a real no-messing look about it, thanks to the sleek shape and gunmetal finish. Only the coolest of drink mixers shake up concoctions in this bad boy. House Doctor Shaker, £42, from Fig 1 in Bristol; fig1.co.uk


Pipe up

This bespoke recipe book stand is handmade to order in Bristol from copper pipe, and will be a friend to any home cook, not to mention cool, industrial-look kitchens. Copper Recipe Book Stand, £49, from Halkes Original Copperwork via Etsy; etsy.com


Top gear

All the ingredients that Ottolenghi is known for are packaged together with his latest recipe book so they can be put to good use. How thoughtful you’ll seem. (Other book bundles also available.) Ottolenghi Simple Cookbook and Ingredient Set, £39, buy online; souschef.co.uk


Looking for some smaller gifts? Check out our stocking filler guide here.