39 Gorgeous Gifts For Gourmands

Bon Appetit: lavish love on your foodie friends and families this Christmas with our pick of tasty treats.

Christmas is a good time to be alive for the gastronomically inclined. Days of set-piece feasting – from the fish repast of Christmas Eve to the canapés; the main event to the Boxing Day gammon; the brightly wrapped bonbons to the endless cheese boards – are manna from heaven for those who like few things more than donning an apron and busying themselves in the kitchen, glass of wine in hand. For such gourmands, the best present of all is yet more delicacies to play with. This our selection of the best.

By Nancy Alsop
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Freight HHG

Cast Iron Frying Pan, £125


Sfrido, £28

Labour & Wait

Enamel Measuring Jug, £32

John Lewis

Marble And Oak Wood Pestle & Mortar, £35


Amalfi Pink Gallina Oven/ Serving Dish, £49

David Mellor

Sarpaneva Oval Pot, £248


Brilliance Bundt Pan Gold, £40

Objects Of Use

Ukrainian Enamel Cooking And Storage Pots, £15

Borough Kitchen

Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Maker, £90

Claudia Roden

Med, £28

Anna Jones

One: Pot, Pan, Planet, £26

Rachel Roddy

An A – Z Of Pasta, £25

The Great British Bake Off

A Bake For All Seasons, £22

Rick Stein

Rick Stein At Home, £26

Nigel Slater

A Cook’s Book, £30

Harvey Nichols

British Collection Hat Box, £40

The Shortbread Gift Company

Luxury Flower Shortbread Gift Tin, £15.50

The Spicery

Street Food Around The World Gift Box, £29.95

St John

St John English Breakfast Tea, £9.50


The Vegetarian Cook’s Hamper, £125


Brindisa Foodie Box, £95

Harvey Nichols

Champagne and Luxury Chocolate Selection, £57


Dream Time Iberian Ham And Wine Box, £200


Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes, £30


Buckingham Palace Shortbread Biscuit Tin, £10.95

Charbonnel & Walker

Dark Truffle Assortment, £35.95

Flint Owl Bakery

Chocolate & Cranberry Salami, £7.95


Rainbow Stripe Cold-Pressed Olive Oil, £34

Nicolas Alziari

Tapenade & Oil Gift Tin, £76

Ocelot Chocolate

Exclusive Chocolate Library, £42

Daylesford Organic

The Chef’s Hamper, £225

Konditor And Cook

Before And After Treat Box, £26


The Nutcracker, £35


Yorkshire Fat Rascal Gift Selection, £18.50


London Bus Chocolate Buttons, £10

Fortnum & Mason

20 Year Old Balsamic Vinegar, £40

Piper’s Farm

Steak Tasting Meat Box, £57

Freight HHG

Fig And Walnut Panforte, £12.50

Paxton And Whitfield

Little Box of Cheese Gifts, £35

Nancy Alsop


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