Christmas foodie gift guide: 20 fantastic gifts from $15

By Kathryn Chung

Christmas foodie gift guide: 20 fantastic gifts from $15
Food is front and centre for the festive season. Why not give a present from our selection of tasty, useful and unique gifts for the foodie in your life.

Fig Ceramic Dinner Plate
For the friend who loves entertaining, this ‘Fig’ Ceramic Dinner Plate from Bed Threads makes for a charming addition to the dinner table. RRP $60.

Citrus Press
This gorgeous citrus press by Danish homeware brand Eva Solo brings together minimalist design with clever functionality. The funnel allows you to juice fresh fruit straight into a jug or glass, with minimal mess. RRP $69.

Ashley & Co 
This special scent from Ashley & Co introduces a new offering designed specifically for the kitchen. The Lotus Leaf & Lustre waxed perfume candle is hand-poured in reusable, hand blown glass, designed to cut through lingering cooking aromas to leave an invigorating freshness to the kitchen. RRP $60.

Matakana Olive Oil
Matakana Extra Virgin Olive Oil is loved by top chefs and makes a fantastic gift for foodies. Showcasing the unique terroir of Matakana, this artisan extra virgin olive oil is locally grown, harvested and cold pressed to get the finest quality. RRP from $20.

DINNER cookbook
Beloved food blogger, Nagi Maehashi, A.K.A RecipeTinEats has debuted her first cookbook, DINNER. Perfect for beginners or those with busy lives, Maehashi’s style of cooking celebrates big, bold flavours that are simple to make. RRP $49.99.

Christmas Honey Collection Box
The Christmas Honey Collection Box by J. Friend & Co. features a delightful selection of New Zealand artisan honey from North Canterbury and the Coromandel Peninsula, paired with a wooden honey dipper for serving. RRP $53.90.

Peak Cocktail Ice Tray
These stylish and practical ice cube moulds will impress the cocktail lover in your life. Made from easy-to-use silicone and designed to melt slowly to reduce dilution, they’ll instantly elevate any drink. RRP $55.65.

Wild Bills sauces
Handmade in the Hawke’s Bay, the barbecue sauces from Wild Bills pack a punch and are crafted in a variety of unique flavours, such as habanero and honey. You can also purchase specialty dried peppers for an extra spicy kick. RRP from $14.

Foundry Chocolate
Elevate your chocolate gift-giving with Foundry Chocolate special collections of award-winning, artisan chocolates. Beautifully wrapped and available in a variety of bundles, they can also come with a custom handwritten note to make it extra personal. RRP from $37.50

There are plenty of hampers to choose from, but we love the stylish look and thoughtful curations from Wrapped. You can build your own box, or choose from their stunning Christmas selection, which range from gourmet wine snacks to decadent Christmas treats. RRP from $45 – NZ shipping only

Personally Picked
Personally Picked has over 150 gift options, from teas, sweet treats, alcoholic beverages, candles, puzzles, bath salt, socks and more. You can create a personally curated box based on what your special person loves.

Chef Rinku Dutt’s love letter to the city Kolkata in West Bengal celebrates the city’s unique food story with more than 70 recipes that can easily be recreated at home. Discover flavoursome street food, comforting lunch, delectable sweets, and lots more. RRP $60.50

Christmas Cookies
For a second year in a row, Chantal Organics has partnered with Auckland bakery Bread & Butter on a range of tasty Chocolate and Coconut Shortbread treats, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Auckland City Mission. RRP $16 – NZ shipping only

MiNDFOOD, INSEASON and STYLE subscriptions
Spoil your loved ones with a gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to STYLE, MiNDFOOD or INSEASON. Gift subscriptions from $20.

Lyre’s Classico Grand
A perfect gift for the sober curious, Lyre’s award-winning non-alcoholic Italian Sparkling is a fantastic celebratory tipple for the festive season. RRP $19.99

Ironclad knives
Known for their outstanding cast iron cookware, Ironclad has introduced a new range of knives. Featuring the first ever use of wool in knife and sharpening steel handles, these quality kitchen knives are made in partnership with Shear Edge and Victory Knives. RRP from $60

We love the clever kitchen gadgets from Dreamfarm, with the nifty Brizzle the latest to top our Christmas wish list. A silicone basting brush that can scoop up to 1 tablespoon of liquid, it’s the ideal tool for festive roasts. RRP $21.95

Australian Distilling Co
Made from their award-winning gin steeped with premium shiraz grapes, Shiraz Gin from the Australian Distilling Co. is a perfect gift for G&T lovers. With a nose of pepper, spices and blackcurrant with a sweet, complex and full-bodied palate overlayed with hints of raspberry, it’s best served with a bitter lemon tonic over ice for the perfect drink on a hot day. RRP $89

Recycled sari pot holders
A handy object in any kitchen, these colourful pot holders and trivets made from recycled cotton saris are great ways to keep hands and surfaces protected from hot objects. Crafted by artisan weavers at a fair trade social enterprise in Bangladesh, each piece is unique with their own special history woven into them. RRP $15

Tane’s Tea Set
The Tane’s Tea Set by Waiheke designer Timmy Smith is a gorgeous ceramic and wooden travel cup set that’s perfect for picnics. Pair with their specialty teas the ultimate tea-lover’s bundle. RRP $85



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