Christmas gift guide for foodies: 20 unique ideas they’ll love


Christmas gift guide for foodies: 20 unique ideas they’ll love
Looking for a gift for the foodie in your life? From hampers, to cookbooks to kitchen gadgets, read our easy Christmas gift guide.


Clean Tea Limited Edition Christmas Box

RRP AU$34.90
The perfect gift for tea lover, Clean Tea’s Christmas Box is full to the brim with delicious teas, including ginseng, hibiscus, calming ‘Serenitea’, blue iced tea and a festive Christmas tree infuser.

Koko Black All Star Advent Calendar

Treat your loved one with Koko Black’s delicious collection of handcrafted chocolates, beautifully bundled up in a 25-day advent calendar that showcases their best-ever gourmet pralines.

Four Pillars Australian Christmas Gin

RRP AU$100
Award-winning Australian distillery, Four Pillars, have put a seasonal spin on their signature spirit. The Four Pillars Christmas Gin distills the nostalgic flavours of Christmas pudding in their barrel aged bottles, resulting in a spirit that “smells like gin and tastes like Christmas”.

Festive: a food and recipe journal

Leading food creatives Steve Pearce and Jessica Brook bring a celebratory Christmas book to delight foodies, full of festive recipes and menu planning ideas, from show-stopping mains to decadent desserts.

Whisky Loot Advent Calendar

RRP AU$249
Got a whisky lover in your life? Treat them to a Whisky Loot Advent Calendar, a collection of 24 whisky samples from seven countries, carefully selected to excite and delight the taste buds.

The Confectionist ‘Face Biscuits’

RRP AU $59
Why not surprise your loved one with a custom cookie of their very own face? Melbourne-based Georgia Chiarella (aka ‘The Confectionist’) creates bespoke handmade biscuits that are works of art and quirky gifts for your foodie friend.

Lavazza Smeg A Modo Mio coffee machine

RRP AU$349
Sleek, clever with vintage Italian flair, Lavazza Australia has teamed up with beloved appliance brand Smeg to bring the Lavazza Smeg A Modo Mio coffee machine. A great gift for the avid barista, the capsule coffee machine is available in Smeg’s classic colours; ivory, black and red.

The Stinking Bishops Big Aussie Hamper

RRP AU$189
Sydney’s boutique restaurant and cheese bar, The Stinking Bishops, has crafted a delicious Christmas hamper that will satisfy any foodie. The Big Aussie Hamper includes artisan cheeses, meats or preserved veg, and a selection of Aussie favourites, such as lavosh crackers, quince jam and fig rolada.

Char-Griller Smokin’s Champ Charcoal BBQ

RRP AU$442
Impress the keen griller with the Char-Griller Smokin’ Champ Charcoal BBQ, boasting ample grilling capacity, clever workspace design and an attached firebox for ‘low ‘n’ slow’ cooking.


Use It All

Alex Elliott-Howery, a leading voice in the low-waste movement has partnered with expert foodie Jaimee Edwards for this kitchen handbook, featuring 200+ recipes, clever ideas and cooking hacks to make the most of what you’ve got and cut down waste.

Donovan’s Christmas range

RRP NZ$4.29
Indulge in the delicious flavours of Donovan’s Christmas chocolate range, with three festive flavours. With popping candy, the Christmas Cracker Clusters are a must-try, while the Strawberry Pavlova Clusters and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bites are the perfect after-dinner treat.

The Chocolate Bar’s Grown Up Chocolate Box

Spoil the chocolate lover in your life with The Chocolate Bar’s limited edition chocolate box, showcasing Aotearoa’s finest boutique chocolates infused with award-winning spirits, beers and wines, such as manuka whisky infused cacao.


RRP NZ$27.99
Celebrate the festive season with delicious recipes and craft projects from food photographer and designer Kerstin Niehoff. From wreath-making guides to Christmas recipes, Advent is a wonderful gift for the foodie who loves festivities.

Willow & Wolfe Christmas hampers

From RRP NZ$130
Impress your loved ones with Willow & Wolfe’s Christmas hampers, featuring a curated selection of artisan products, including gourmet chocolates, local cheeses and award-winning wines.

Big Ev’s chilli jams, chutneys and sauces

From RRP NZ$35
A passion-project two decades in the making, Big Ev’s chili jams, chutneys and Italian sauce gift packs are made with local ingredients and packed with flavour.

House of Fungi mushroom kits

A clever gift that is sure to excite food-lovers, House of Fungi’s grow-your-own mushroom kits let you harvest the freshest oyster mushrooms in just two weeks – straight out of the box. Varieties include the umami-packed Pink Oyster, native Velvet Oyster and versatile Phoenix Oyster.

Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo

RRP NZ$1399.95
Enjoy the flavours of Italy this summer with the world’s first indoor countertop pizza oven from Breville. The Pizzaiolo features the latest high-tech gadgetry, designed to cook an authentic Neapolitan-style pizza in minutes.

Barker’s Foodie Feast gift box

RRP NZ$124.90
A gift that is sure to impress foodies, Barker’s Foodie Feast gift box is packed with their favourites, including delicious beetroot relish, roasted tomato and olive antipasto a delightful cheese knife set.

Oh Goodie Ultimate BBQ Pack

RRP NZ$195
Oh Goodie’s Ultimate BBQ Pack is the ideal gift for keen grillers. It feature’s Weber’s must-have guidebook for summer cooking, a selection of flavoursome sauces and rubs, extra snacks to satisfy.

Over The Moon Celebrating You Hamper

RRP NZ$55-95
Treat your loved one with Over The Moon’s delicious selection of gourmet cheeses, including triple cream brie, creamy blue and red Leicester style, available in three different sizes of your choosing.


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