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Christmas Gift Guide: For Foodies

What to buy the foodie in your life for Christmas?  Just look out for something decadent and delicious and you’ll be on the right track.  Give them all of the tools to make kickass ramen, washed down with New Zealand’s finest bubbles and finished with bites of gourmet chocolate-covered honeycomb.

Here are some mouth-watering ideas for your favourite bon viveur…

Panettone au Chocolat, €27, Pierre Hermé
The Doughnut Destroyer Plate by James Ward, £25, m.a.d.e
Ivan Ramen – Ramen Making Kit, £39.50, Sous Chef
The Complete 2016 Collection, £75, Mast Brothers
Risotto Tin, £21.95, Carluccio’s
2011 Kalex Pinot Noir Rose Brut Otago, £26.50, The New Zealand Cellar
Peanut Butter Honeycomb Dips, £3.50, Mighty Fine Honeycomb
Arabica Levantine Larder Essentials, £65, Arabica
French Earl Grey Cotton Teabag, £12, T2
Brew Coffee Scoop by Tom Dixon, £35, Heal’s
San Pietro Black Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil, £10.99, Selfridges

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Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Foodie

What better time to indulge the foodie in your life than with some tasty treats at Christmas?

Spread the festive cheer with a posh cheese hamper, decadent yule log or a cheeky bottle of Sauternes…

Verden Cheese Hamper, £40, Verden
Pierre Hermé Bûche Infiniment Mandarine, €48, Pierre Hermé
Chateau Haut-Mayne Sauternes 2008, £22.90, Amathus
Choi Time Thousand Year Red Giant Flowering Tea Bulbs, £19.95, Harvey Nichols
Carluccio’s Festa Dei Limoni, £29,95, Carluccio’s
Pistachio Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer, £379, Lakeland

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Christmas Gifts For Foodies 2012

Foodies are spoilt for choice at Christmas, whether it’s gourmet hampers, cool kitchenware or beautifully-packaged delights.

Here are a few of my favourite Christmas foodie treats…

My Cointreau Evening Bag, £559, Selfridges
Cointreau ambassadress Dita Von Teese designed this chic vintage-style handbag, containing everything you need for a classic Cointreau cocktail and a decadent evening.

Book of Tea – Classic Edition, £25, Tea Palace
Keep warm in style over the festive period with Tea Palace’s adorable book of tea.

Captains Favourite Gift Set, £45, Paxton & Whitfield
This indulgent gift set from Paxton & Whitfield, London’s oldest cheese shop includes a bottle of Tawny Port, Stilton and malted crackers in a traditional wooden box – perfect for the Christmas dinner cheese course or entertaining over the festive period.

Le Tre Marie Panettone, £24, Stores
Le Tre Marie is often named the best panettone and for me, Christmas Morning breakfast wouldn’t be the same without a slice.

Rococo: Master the Art of Chocolate, £17.50, Amazon
The inspiring founder of Rococo Chocolates Chantal Coady shares her chocolate-making tips, so we can make delectable sweets at home.

Cantucci & Vin Santo, £23.95, Carluccio’s
No one does Christmas quite like Carluccio’s.  What a treat it would be to find this beautifully-packaged Cantucci & Vin Santo gift set under the tree.

Maille Casserole Set with Mustard and Spoon, £25, John Lewis
Cook up a post-Christmas Bourgignon or Cassoulet, when you can no longer tolerate the sight of turkey and sprouts.

Have you found any fab gifts for foodies?  Which foodie gift would you love to find under the tree this Christmas?