With less than a month until Christmas, have you done your Christmas shopping? If you are anything like me, then you might still have a list of people to buy for. If you are running short of ideas, then I have a Christmas Foodie Gift Guide to get you started. These gifts could be for a food-loving friend or family member who has everything already!
I reached out to companies and asked them to provide me with Christmas foodie gift ideas. I chose the gifts that I thought were great Christmas foodie present ideas. In return for them appearing in the guide, I received samples of the products.
If you have any other great ideas, post them in the comments below. Happy Christmas Shopping!
Chocolate Sprouts from Find me Gift
Like them or hate them, sprouts are Christmas! If you hate Brussel sprouts, then you might like sprouts made out of white chocolate that look just like the real thing! This is a quirky fun gift for family or friend, or pop one on your plate on Christmas Day and actually enjoy your sprouts!! You can buy these chocolate sprouts from Find Me A Gift for £9.99.
Abakus Dried Jujube Fruit
Yes, I have never heard of the Jujube fruit before either! The Jujube fruit is also known as a red date, originally from the Far East. The dried Jujube fruit and Jujube crisps have no added ingredients so they are vegan, gluten and dairy free. A 20g portion of dried Jujube fruit (1/2 pack) is 58kcals and if you like dates, you will love the taste of these. A pack of Jujube crisps is only 72kcals per bag. The jujube crisps have a great crunch and moreish flavour and a great healthy alternative to crisps, it even gives you one of your 5 a day! As well as a sweet snack they can be used in baking, on porridge, and even in stuffing. They come in portion packs for £1.99 each or in a pretty glass jar for £12.99. You can buy them straight from their website or a local stocklist (check their website for details).
Teapigs Classic Tea Box
How about a present for a tea lover? The Classic Tea box includes English Breakfast, Mao Feng Green tea and Minty Fresh tea. The ‘tea temple’ bags are biodegradable and you can see the whole tea leaves inside the bags which gives a lovely cuppa. The Classic box is £15.50. If you head to thier wesbite you will see that they also do lots of other flavours including chocolate and mint, rhubarb and ginger and spiced winter red tea. You can check out their shop on the Teapig site.
Festive Spread Collection from Nutural
Nut butter and spreads are popular at the moment. They are a yummy way to get healthy fats into your diet. This set of 3 delicious spreads includes Hazelnut and Carob Spread (95% hazelnut), Chocolate Halva (sesame seeds and dates) and Pecan and Fig Spread (90% pecans). The Pean and Fig Spread tasted like Christmas in a jar and I enjoyed the crunch of the Hazelnuts in the Hazelnut and Carob Spread. This unique Collection is available from Nutural world website for £15.99 and comes in a stylish presentation box.
Aduna Baobab Powder Gift Set
Aduna is an Africa-inspired health food brand and social business. Their mission is to bring the natural vitality of Africa’s ancient ingredients while creating sustainable livelihoods for small-scale producers. They do a gift set to include an Africa inspired storage tin and African food powder. The 3 powders include Baobab powder, Super-Cacao and Moringa. I was sent a sample of the Baobab powder to try. The Baobab tree is a beautiful iconic African tree. The fruit dries out on the tree and then is harvested and ground into a citrus tasting powder. A 10g serving of the powder contains 25kcals, 4.7g of fibre and 25mg of vitamin C (equivalent to half an orange). The powder can be sprinkling onto cereal, granola, yoghurt or fruit or mixing into smoothies, juices or water. A good way to add some flavour and extra fibre to your food. The price for a tin & pouch is £14.99 and single tin £9.99 and can be found on the Aduna website.
The Lakes Gin Filled Bauble Gift Set
I love damson and sloe gin, so this gift set caught my eye. How Christmasy that the gin comes inside the baubles, although I won’t be hanging them on my tree with the kiddies running around. On the plus side, the baubles are plastic and not glass, but definitely reserved for the grown-up table! There are 6 baubles, 2 The Lakes damson gin liqueur, 2 The Lakes Gin and 2 The Lakes sloe gin liqueur. They come in a nice presentation box too. I’m looking forward to snuggling on the sofa watching a Christmas film and sipping one of these. You can buy them from the Find me a Gift website and they retail at £34.99, but currently they are on offer with 10% off, which makes them £31.49.
Blackberry Cottage Cakes (with vegetables in!)
Blackberry Cottage cakes that have special ingredients… vegetables! A sneaky way to get a bit more fibre, vitamins and minerals in your diet! How about a Tea Time Cake box which includes a Chocolate Brownie with Sweet Potato, Fruit Loaf with Parsnip and Lemon Icing, Apricot and Almond with Carrot, Carrot Cake with Vanilla Frosting and Chocolate Sponge with Butternut Squash. The chocolate brownie with sweet potato is delicious and considering sweet potato is the main ingredient I couldn’t taste it. The kids loved it too! They are delivered fresh to your door and have a shelve life of 5-7 days (depending on the cake), but fear not they are suitable for freezing (place in freezer on delivery, can freeze for up to 3 months) so you don’t have to eat them all on the same day! The Tea Time Cake box costs £14.49 and you can order them on their website.
Indigo Chocolate Making Kit Gift Set
Make your own dark chocolate…? This sounds like fun! This set includes cacao butter, cacao powder, agave syrup and vanilla powder to melt into your own dark chocolate. At the end add the included Goji Berries & Brazil Nuts to make 20-25 small chocolates. These choccies are also dairy and gluten free. The dark bitter sweet taste of the chocolate means you will only want to eat one at a time and stop you from over indulging! The kit includes all the ingredients and full instructions. It costs £19.99 and can be bought off the Indigo Herbs website.
I hope this has given you an idea or two… now get Christmas Shopping!!
Have a fantastic foodie Christmas.
Check out our Fabulous Christmas Food Guide here.
Disclaimer: I was sent samples of all the products included in this guide. I only chose the gifts to include that I thought were suitable for this guide/blog. All views are my own. I don’t advocate these products over other ones. For more information see our Disclaimer.