Are you looking for a gift that will really tickle the tastebuds of the foodie in your life? Then look no further! Here are 10 gift ideas for women and men to give you some food for thought.
1. A Magazine Subscription
This really is the gift that keeps on giving, all through the year! Choose a title such as Feel Good Food – which will deliver delicious recipes and inspiration to their doorstep every few months.
2. Restaurant Vouchers
What better way to spend the evening, for a food lover, than at a quirky restaurant! Forget Pizza Hut and Nando’s and think about something a bit different such as Dans Le Noir in London. This restaurant is a ‘sensory culinary experience’ as you eat and drink in the pitch darkness.
3. Afternoon Tea
Take the foodie in your life for an afternoon tea with a twist. Perhaps The View from the Shard with Afternoon Tea, Shakespeare’s Globe Tour with Afternoon Tea, or even a themed one such as a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea.
4. A Hamper
A hamper is the perfect gift for a foodie – you can either purchase this ready made or fill one up yourself. Unless you find the perfect one it may be best to create this yourself, then you can fill it with all their favourite food and drink.
5. Personalised Kitchen Accessory
Personalised gifts are always a winner, as they show that thought and effort has been put into them. Think kitchen utensils emblazoned with their name or a unique apron such as ‘Will Cook For Wine.’ How about a personalised tasty treat to go with it – such as marshmallows with photos on them or chocolates that spell out a special message?
6. Cookery Class
Your foodie may be able to cook – but is there something that they have never tried before or would like to improve on? A day class, maybe one you can do together, will be a lot of fun as well as informative. Perhaps a Bread Making Course, a Chocolate Truffle Workshop, a Sushi Making Workshop with Yo Sushi, a Macaroon Making Class or a Cocktail Masterclass.
7. A Food Subscription
Another gift that keeps on giving (for the duration of the subscription at least!) Choose their favourite food and have it delivered directly to their door. From sweets to cheese or meats – each time a variation will be sent out so they always have something new to look forward to.
8. A Food or Drink Tour
There are many a tours a food and drink lover can go on – that will enable them to discover more about where it comes from and how it is made. How about a gin tasting and distillery tour experience, a winery tour, or a brewery tour? Getting to taste it at the end is an added bonus!
9. ‘Make Your Own’
There are many ‘Make Your Own’ and ‘Grow Your Own’ kits that you can buy for your foodie lover – these will enable them to create their own food from scratch. Grow Your Own Herb Garden, a Sausage Making Kit or Chocolate Making Starter Kit, for example.
10. A New Kitchen Gadget
There are always new kitchen gadgets becoming available that will make life in the kitchen much easier – or even change the way that certain food is cooked. Find one of these gadgets that he or she doesn’t have and you know they would love!