Sunday, 15 December 2013

Festive Foodie Gift Guide

Location: Oxford, UK

With Christmas fast approaching, the pressure is on to get all that crimbo shopping done. If, like many, you leave most of it to the last minute, here's a helpful guide to choosing a perfect gift for the foodies in your life.

Festive Foodie Gifts for under £20

  1. A book for the budding tea party host - Style Me Vintage: Tea Parties, £9.99 from Kinship of Oxford 
  2. Somewhere to jot down all those recipes, shopping lists and general foodie thoughts – I Love The Bake Off Notebook, £4.95 from Kinship of Oxford 
  3. This gorgeous Gisela Graham Cookbook Stand, currently £14 on Amazon 
  4. A snuggly Personalised Knitted Mug Cosy, £17 from
  5. This classy and functional Sophie Allport Chicken Apron, just £14 at The Oxford Pantry (they also do a matching children’s apron for £12! *squeal*)
  6. We have one of these in the Foodie household and it gets used a lot, great for chopping up herbs  garlic, etc for marinades - the Kenwood CH180 Mini Chopper, £14.99 on Amazon

Festive Foodie Gifts for under £50

  1. Serve up smoked salmon & scrambled eggs in bed before the Christmas chaos begins – Breakfast Tray, £22.40 from Habitat 
  2. Big, red & downright sexy, pick up this gorgeous Red Peppermill for £24 from Habitat 
  3. Treat them to a selection of drinks, confectionery and preserves with this Large Christmas Treats Hamper, £45 from Woodstock based, Hampers Food Wine Company
  4. Simple but beautiful, Slate Cheese Board & Knife Set, £24.89 from Amazon
  5. Stunning, vintage inspired Glass Cake Stand & Ribbed Dome, £27.50 at Amazon
  6. You haven't truly experienced a proper steak knife until you've tried one of these - beauty and precision, Laguiole Black Knife Block Set, £38 from The Oxford Pantry
  7. The quickest way into a bottle of wine, a Barcraft Connoisseur Corkscrew Set, £24.96 on Amazon

Festive Foodie Gifts for £50 and up

  1. Splash the cash on this Deluxe Christmas Hamper, £97.50 from Hampers Food & Wine Company in Woodstock 
  2. Beautiful, beautiful cutlery, Laguiole24 Piece Cutlery Set, £140 from The Oxford Pantry 
  3. Might seem like an odd present, but MrF got me one of these a couple of years ago and it's literally one of my best ever gifts. No joke! Cut through anything like butter and make food prep a doddle with Global 25th Anniversary Knife Block Set, £299 on Amazon 
  4. Another previous gift from MrF and one that gets plenty of use. It mixes, it slices, it grates, all while looking very good indeed. Magimix 3200 BlenderMixFood Processor, from £174 at John Lewis 
  5. If you're in Elton's league, why not go to town and buy them one of these... The Decadence Hamper, £10,000 at Harrods


Dining and Cookery Class Gift Vouchers

  1. Buy a gift card from £20 upwards, to spend in any Brasserie Blanc
  2. Treat them to a seat at WolvercoteSupper Club for £24.75 per person 
  3. Malmaison vouchers, available from £25 
  4. Buy them a dining experience at TheOld Parsonage, from £19 
  5. "The perfect way to treat someone you know who likes cooking or maybe someone who doesn't even realise that they do yet", couldn't have said it better myself! Sophie’s Cookery School Vouchers, £60 per person 
  6. For Italian food lovers, CiCi-CoCo vouchers are available from £65

Check out my Gifts for Foodies Pinterest Board for more ideas, I'll be adding more to it.

Happy shopping & Merry Christmas!

Foodie x

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