Food Glorious Food: Great Gifts For Gourmands

We round up the foodie gifts we have our beady, greedy little eyes on this year.

It is, of course, traditional that one should conclude the festive period vowing never to look at another pig-in-blanket or cracker loaded with Stilton. Yet, before that day comes, we cannot help ourselves when it comes to indulging in the glories of festive food and, more to the point, festive food giving.

This is the sort of grub that necessity bears no relation on; we’re talking the be-ribboned food stuff of pure magic and indulgence. And we are very much in the market for going big on those latter two this year – and don’t we collectively deserve it? Here we round up the foodie gifts we have our beady, greedy little eyes on this year. Sharing food – where it is possible, of course – is the name of the Christmas game, after all.

Main image: Jennifer Pallian

By Nancy Alsop
November 2020


10 Cosy Rustic Farmhouse-Style Cakes
4 Comforting Soups For Autumnal Nights
8 Beautiful Bruschetta Recipes

Panzer’s Deli and Grocery

Buon Appetito!, £55

Candy Kittens

Vegan Sweets Gift Box, £10


Nopi Hamper, £125

Honeywell Biscuit Co

Fully Loaded Hot Chocolate Kit, £15


Singleton Cube Present Traditional Cheddar, £20


Gooey Rascals, Box of Six, £15

Konditor & Cook

Chocolate Chip Brownie Gift Box Of 12, £40

Not On The High Street

Virginia Hayward Proudly Vegan Gift Hamper, £34.99

Pasta Evangelists

Make Your Own Ravioli Kit, £25

Freight HHG

Rum & Raisin Torrone Chocolate, £12.50


Buckingham Palace Luxury Façade Biscuit Tin, £9.95


Monopoly Luxe Biscuit Tin, £48

Paxton & Whitfield

The Big British Cheeses, £135

The Conran Shop

Exclusive Chocolate Library, £42

John Lewis

Edinburgh Preserves The Jam Tree Box, £15

Pipers Farm

Slow Cooking Meat Box, £55


Ardmore Malt Whisky & Smoked Salmon, £75.95


Brindisa Foodie Box, £85

John Lewis

Chiostro di Saronno Classic Panettone, £15

Daylesford Organic

The Cheese And Pickled Hamper, £225

Fortnum & Mason

The Cook Book Gift Box, £50

British Cured Meats

Large Survival Box, £90


Nutcracker Biscuit Tin, £35


Cartwright & Butler Helmsley Christmas Hamper, £50

Harvey Nichols

Chocoholic Hat Box, £40

Nancy Alsop


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