Top Christmas Gifts For Foodies
A Festive Hamper
One of the most thoughtful gifts anyone can receive is a custom-made festive hamper, full of all their favourite foods and maybe a few things they haven’t tried! We recommend adding our Festive Pork Pie, some Shepherd’s Purse Yorkshire cheese, a good chutney or two and some bottles of beer or cordial. Wicker baskets are available from Hobbycraft for around £10, so it’s a really affordable present. It’s best to put your hamper together just a few days before Christmas so you have the longest use by dates possible, but it’s a really simple, effective gift that shows you care!
A Posh Travel Mug
The perfect gift for foodies who commute, ceramic travel mugs are really functional and look great too. Styled on the takeaway coffee cup, they keep your drink warm on the move – and protect your hands too! We love this one from Cath Kidston, and at just £8 it’s a fab stocking filler.
Gourmet Cooking Oils
A good cooking oil can add a lot to a dish, whether it’s used to cook food or as part of a dressing or dip. It’s the kind of kitchen item that gets used time and again, but you might not buy for yourself – which makes it perfect as a gift! Some amazing oils are produced here in Yorkshire, including these Deli Oils from Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil which come in oak-smoked, garlic, chilli, lemon, basil or ginger flavour. Phew!
Yorkshire has a long history of making delicious confectionary, from Rowntree’s to Terry’s of chocolate orange fame. If your foodie friend loves all things sweet there’s plenty to choose from nearby, including Christmas-themed chocolates from Kacao of Richmond, or a funky novelty chocolate from The Little Chocolate Shop in Leyburn.
The perfect gift for those cold winter nights, gin is having a renaissance in Yorkshire thanks to Masons. Recent additions to their range include a quirky Lavender gin and a Yorkshire Tea gin, both of which sound delicious! They come in 20l bottles which make perfect stocking fillers, and are available to buy online.