Got a foodie friend and need some help with gift ideas? Don’t worry, we got you! We decided to put together this foodie gift guide because I can just feel the pain of my other half trying to come up with gift ideas for my birthday and I know he’s not the only one. To save y’all’s headaches, this article features a variety of unique foodie-themed gift ideas, ranging from different budgets to suit your needs.
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Foodie Gift Ideas for different budgets
- Foodie Gifts Under £20
- Foodie Gift Ideas under £40
- Foodie Gifts Under £100
- Foodie Gifts Over £100+
Foodie Gifts Under £20
Handmade Ceramic Espresso Cup (£13)
It’s a fact that coffee out of a nice cup tastes better. If your foodie friend is a coffee lover, then Senay Ceramics’ handmade ceramic coffee cups would make an excellent gift. Senay is a London-based pottery artist and actually has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Ceramics. Each of these cups is designed and uniquely handmade by her and they are available in different sizes to suit your coffee needs.
Postal Brownie Box (£15.95)
Everyone, everyone, loves brownies. If you are ever stuck on foodie gift ideas, you can’t go wrong with a postal brownie box. Chummy Bakery is known to make some of the best brownies in town and you can have these brownies delivered straight to your door nationwide. The postal brownie box comes in a box of 6 at £15.95 or a box of 12 at £29.50. Flavours include Lotus Biscuit, Ferrero Rocher, Triple Chocolate, Nutella, Salted Caramel, and Kinder Bueno.
Recipe Journal Book (£13.50)
If your foodie friend loves to cook, then having their own recipe book would guarantee to put a smile on their faces. Instead of jotting down notes & recipes in a regular notebook, get them this nicely structured recipe journal book that comes with 50 blank recipe templates to write in as well as handy cup-to-gram & oven conversion charts. There are several colours to choose from, all in a textured hard cover and gold foil detailing.
Cutter & Squidge Hot Chocolate Giftbox (£20.99)
Everyone loves to cosy up with a cup of hot chocolate. Cutter & Squidge has launched a hot chocolate gift box which got a selection of hot chocolate spoons of heartwarming flavours as well as a tin of luxury hot chocolate powder. The hot chocolate spoon flavours include Vegan Orange, Chocolate Fudge, White Chocolate & Raspberry, and Milk & White Hot Chocolate. Alternatively, Cutter & Squidge also deliver the likes of afternoon tea gift hampers which also make a great foodie gift!
Foodie Gift Ideas under £40
Foodie Sweatshirts & Tshirts (£29.99-£32.87)
Nom Life Collection is an apparel brand specifically built around the love for food. They have an adorable selection of foodie-themed sweatshirts and t-shirts which make a great gift for any occasion. My personal favorites include the “Today’s good mood is sponsored by coffee” sweatshirt and the “I’m a boba girl” t-shirt! The fabric quality is great and each of their designs is reasonably priced.
Pizza Hoodie Blanket (£39.99)
You probably have seen these Hoodie Blankets all over social media and aren’t they the comfiest looking thing out there? Especially with soaring energy bills, Hoodie Blankets are the best winter warmer (and energy-saver!) everyone can get. The Hoodie Blanket Company has a pizza-patterned hoodie which could be perfect for that pizza lover friend! They are so warm and comfy – perfect for a cosy pizza night-in. Alternatively, there are also plenty of other patterns and colours to choose from as well.
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Knoops Hot Chocolate Gift Set (£21+)
Every Londoner would know Knoops is one of the best hot chocolate spots in town. If your foodie friend is a hot chocolate lover, Knoops’ hot chocolate gift sets would make a fantastic option. You can choose your favourite chocolate percentages and combos (e.g. 41% milk chocolate & honeycomb), as well as their vegan hot chocolates and cacao tea. Additionally, you can also purchase their hot chocolate shaker, hot chocolate bowl, ceramic reusable cups, SMEG milk frother & chocolate maker to complete a proper gift set!
Ceramic Oil & Vinegar Bottles (£21.75)
These beautiful hand-designed ceramic oil bottles are the perfect gift to brighten up one’s kitchen. They feature a vibrant Amalfi-esque Mediterranean design and bring a lush summer vibe onto the table. Each set comes in two bottles, accompanied by cork stoppers, and is suitable for storing all types of oil and vinegar. If you like, you can also opt for a gift box service to have them nicely wrapped up!
Hot Stone Grill Gift Box (£33.45)
Whether it’s for hosting dinner parties or for a fun date night dinner at home, putting a hot stone grill onto the table is no doubt going to be a showstopper. This hot stone grill is a fantastic gift to get and allows you to replicate a fun cook-your-own restaurant experience. You can use it to cook meat, seafood, vegetables…anything! To use it, you’ll have to first heat the stone in the oven before serving it on the rack over the chafer gel burners.
Foodie Gifts Under £100
Mini Rice Cooker with Multi Cooking Function (£99.90)
The secret to making the perfect fluffy rice? Every East Asian family would tell you to turn to a rice cooker. Apart from guaranteeing you the most perfect bowl of rice, Asian rice cookers are also very multi-functional where you can also use them to make porridge, steamed dishes, and even bake a cake! That’s exactly what Yum Asia’s mini rice cooker does and it also comes with various rice cooking settings (e.g. white rice, brown rice, sushi rice, etc.).
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser Hot Chocolate Machine (£99.95)
People absolutely rave about how good Hotel Chocolat’s Hot Chocolate Velvetiser is. With just a click of a button and a mere 2.5-minute wait, the Velvetiser allows you to make some of the best fancy barista-grade hot chocolate at home. You can choose between white, charcoal, satin black, platinum, and gold – any of these colours would make an aesthetic addition to your kitchen countertop.
Foodie Gifts Over £100+
The Always Pan (£125+)
Our Place’s range of cookware is a pastel dream. You can’t go wrong with their Original The Always Pan, i.e. the versatile 8-in-1 nonstick cooking pan. It is widely regarded as the best multi-purpose cookware and can use as a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. They have been endorsed by many celebrities, including a high-profile collaboration with Selena Gomez as well as many big bloggers. There are plenty of add-ons you can purchase and other aesthetic-looking pots & pans.
7-in-1 Waffle Maker (£159)
Not just any regular waffle maker, but a 7-in-1 waffle maker where you can make traditional waffles, waffle cones, egg rolls, bubble waffles, doughnuts, etc. It can also be used as a toaster panini sandwich maker and is as multifunctional as it gets. The waffle maker is crafted with heavy-duty iron with a non-stick surface. Each of these plates is easily changeable and super convenient to use!
Smart Chopping Board (£359.29)
It does sound rather extortionate to spend £300+ on a chopping board. However, this is not just any chopping board. This is a 3-in-1 smart chopping board that includes an electronic scale, a grinding area, juice grooves, and a magnetic knife holder all on one board. As a recipe content creator, this certainly comes in handy in quickly measuring my ingredients to help document my recipes.