Christmas is just around the corner, and if you haven’t started your shopping yet – it’s time to get a wiggle on. Foodie gifts make great Christmas presents, everyone loves food! We all have that person in our lives who needs some encouragement in the kitchen, so why not treat them to a wonderful food gift this year that will help them get the cooking bug? Take a look at these great gift ideas that will help encourage the most novice of cooks.

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A food subscription box

Food subscriptions are very popular at the moment, and with good reason. For people who are a bit timid in the kitchen or don’t cook much for themselves, a recipe box could be the ideal way to teach them how to cook, as well as introduce new and healthier dishes to their lives. One of the most popular recipe boxes around is HelloFresh, who sell a gift card that will make a thoughtful gift this Christmas.

Useful cooking equipment

A reluctant cook is unlikely to have everything they need to whip up a tasty meal at home. However, you can change that by giving them some useful cooking tools and equipment this year. Treat them to some fantastic kitchen knives from, a good saucepan set or some bakeware to give them what they need to cook at home. This is a fantastic idea for someone who’s moved house this year or has started living on their own for the first time.

Cooking courses

Some of the best gifts you can give are experiences, and one experience gift that will keep on giving is a cooking course. It can be a lot of fun learning how to make bread or whip up some Thai cuisine and will leave you with some useful skills to take away with you. Book a place for yourself too and make it a fun activity you can do together!

Cool kitchen gadgets

Everyone loves a gadget, and there are some amazing kitchen gadget gifts you can buy that will make someone want to get in the kitchen. From soup and smoothie makers to a pasta machine – help someone unleash their inner chef this Christmas with a gadget gift – you might even want to pick up something for yourself too!

Tableware they’ll want to show off

Some people are born to host, and if you know someone who’s got a bit of Monica in them then some beautiful tableware will be a great idea for a Christmas gift. From sleek and stylish goods to something a bit more urban and cool, it’s now fun to Instagram and show off your place settings – making stylish tableware the perfect gift for the fashion conscious in your life.

Foodie Christmas gifts will always be a winner, so if you’re stuck thinking of what to buy someone, go down the food route! You’ll find plenty of great food gift ideas out there so make someone’s Christmas special with a gift they won’t help but love.



This post is a collaboration. From time to time, I collaborate with outside writers, to put together posts that you’ll find interesting. If you would like to work with me on a collaboration, please drop me an email.

I’m Heather, Hetty is a nickname, given to me by my besties daughter. I’m a Social Media Recruiter by day and a foodie by night, weekend and any time i’m not working. My main hobby is searching London for food I find on the Internet.


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