The ultimate Christmas foodie gift box guide is here! I’ve found the perfect presents for all the food lovers in your life, food-obsessed friends and relatives as well as the self-confessed foodies (like me). I haven’t forgotten those that are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free or those who love whatever comes their way!
Although I always advocate healthy as my first choice, I have included few special treats because Christmas is all about family and food, and food is life and you have to enjoy it!
Now sit back, relax and curl up with a warm pumpkin spice latte, because I‘ve got lots of good ideas for you.
Let’s get started with the ultimate Christmas foodie gift guide!
For that special vegan in your life…Boozy Fruit & Nut Christmas Cake – The Free From Bakehouse
Being vegan myself, this is my ultimate Christmas treat. Crammed full of the most delicious, natural ingredients, this award-winning, gluten-free loaf is pure indulgence. A rich, moist and boozy fruitcake (it’s been ‘fed’ with rum 3 times) that has been decorated with candied fruit, whole nuts and toasted marzipan stars.They also have a sharing loaf which serves 4 (well sometimes only 1, oops!) or individual loaves which make a perfect stocking filler! You can have a look and drool over it here.
Vegan Box – BoroughBox Fabulous vegan selection box packed with 12 delicious snacks from artisan food producers across the country. The range spans dark chocolate covered cherries, pudding bites, chocolate orange squares, kale crisps, coconut jerky, nutty nori sheets and everything in between! There’s definitely something there for everyone! They have even bigger boxes of 20 items, luxury vegan hampers as well as a healthy vegan nibble box. BoroughBox delivers a selection of the very best artisan foodie products from markets & producers across the country straight to your door. Boxes are available as a one-off option, 3-month or 6-month subscription or, you can buy as a single gift. Check out the vegan snack selection box in here.
Plant-based powder blends – PorshnThese nutrient dense plant-based power blends are beautifully packaged and presented. I got the Cleansing Green Blend and Revitalising Berry Blend, which provide an array of essential vitamins and minerals to enhance overall health and wellbeing from within. It comes with a couple of recipe cards and purple polka dot cardboard straws. Each blend contains up to 4 pure, nutrient dense ingredients with no added fillers.Honest, simple and easy to use, these powder blends are 100% Organic, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free, they are certified by The Soil Association, registered with the Vegan Society, and use responsible packaging endorsed by the FSC, so you can purchase with confidence knowing that they care about responsible forestry and the environment. You can get it here.
For the sweet tooth…Desire chocolate box – Harry Specter’s
Can we just take a moment and look at these chocolate beauties? There are 16 lovingly handcrafted chocolates, and each piece is smooth and hugely satisfying. Harry Specter’s chocolate company and social enterprise only hires young people with autism and offers training opportunities develop their career options. Having a stepson who has William Syndrome means I love supporting any company that helps the special needs community. They have received 22 Awards in just 4 years! The secret to that many awards is simple: NO artificial flavours, NO artificial preservatives and NO gluten either! Get your box here.
Christmas Spiced Crowns from Silvina’s KitchenThese delicious and festive meringue bites are made with a delightful blend of Christmas spices and wholesome almonds. They are very moreish and hard not to eat all in one go! They are gluten-free, hand-made and high in protein! Get your jar here. PS: They also make other flavours in small boxes, which would be just the perfect stocking filler.
Gluten-Free Cranberry, Pistachio and Orange Stollen – ElizabethDbakes ElizabethDbakes is famous for her delicious range of ‘free from’ twists on classic Southern American recipes. Every handmade, gluten-free stollen is bursting with fruit and nuts and is delicately scented with the flavours of fresh orange and cardamom. The marzipan gives it a beautifully moist centre and it was awarded a highly coveted 1 Star Great Taste Award in 2016. As each delicious stollen is made with all-natural ingredients, you don’t need to be gluten-free to enjoy eating this – it was so good that even though the slice was huge, it was finished off in record time!You can buy a stollen gift box as a present or, 6 individual stollen bars which make perfect stocking fillers. Elizabeth also offers an extensive range of other gluten-free handmade cakes, loaves, brownies and bars and most of her range is vegan, so check out her full range of yummy Christmas ideas in here.
For the baker or keen cook…
Baking Kits from Baked In Every girl likes a prosecco or gin & tonic (I am that GT girl!), so these baking kits are the perfect gift. They come with genuine miniatures of gin and prosecco as well as the dry ingredients, cases, piping bag and nozzle. What I love about these kits, apart from the recipes being by Michael Roux very famous French chef, is that you still get the joy of baking from scratch, but there is no waste or buying of expensive ingredients. You can get these fab baking kits here.
The Nut Kitchen Award-Winning Home Baker’s Trio of Nut PastesMade from the finest Italian nuts, these award-winning nut pastes provide the perfect ingredients for your own bake-off moment. These ready-to-use nut pastes are ideal for time-pressed home bakers and chefs, saving them precious time grinding and processing nuts during the cooking process. Each gift box includes a 150g jar of Pistachio Paste (awarded a 3 Star Great Taste Award), Hazelnut Paste (awarded a 2 Star Great Taste Award) and Almond Paste, and all are made from the finest Sicilian nuts. They are an affordable luxury that will take the flavour of your baking to the next level! You can also use the almond paste to make your own, hassle-free nut milk! You can find their range of nut paste and spread gift boxes here. They have offered 15% OFF with a promo code HEDIHEARTS15.
Spice Drops Starter Kit from Spice DropsSpice Drops, where have you been all for all of my life?! These drops are all you need to add spice to your life… err, I mean food and drinks. These are high-intensity extracts of herbs, spices, flowers and roots, in liquid form called Spice Drops. They are perfect for cooking, baking, soups, salads, tea, coffee, cocktails and more! As they have such an intense flavour, a little goes a long way. This helps to cut down on food waste because of over buying of all these different flavours, and as they have a three-year shelf life, this makes them super convenient to keep in the cupboard for a long time. They all have an authentic taste with absolutely no artificial colourings, preservatives, flavouring and are also gluten-free. They have over 30 extracts to choose from, but this starter collection would make a lovely gift.It has 9 extracts that you can keep them in this lovely rustic wooden rack and there is a small recipe book also included. What I love about the Spice Drops company is that they are a family business, they manufacture in Kerala and it is a government-recognised women’s enterprise where more than 80% of the staff are women. They are also a member of BAFTS – British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers. You can check it all here.
Fused Olive Oils from CyprusThese are not just ordinary oils you can buy in the supermarket. Fresh basil leaves/chillies/garlic cloves are added to the olives in the mill, so they get pressed together creating the purest flavour so there are zero artificial flavours. Managed by husband and wife team Rob and Pam, these are produced on a family farm in Cyprus. This means that they personally oversee the whole procedure with no middleman between them and the farm, ensuring top quality over quantity. They truly taste amazing; rich, smooth and creamy. You can get them here.
For that saucy or spicy person in your life…
Shemin’s Christmas Gift Box
I nearly passed out when this beautiful, bright red box full of delicious curry pastes and spices turned up on my doorstep. They are all 100% natural with no added sugar, are both gluten and dairy free which makes them suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The box contains 3 Spice Blends, 4 Curry Pastes and a handwritten card, all wrapped up inside a gold and red gift box with a hand-tied satin bow. All of their pastes are fresh herbs and spices made from their own family recipe, and are completely freshly made. The pastes are sold chilled so that they don’t have to heat them during production, allowing all of the natural nutrients and taste to be retained in the food! This will box will make anyone go saucy! You can get them here.
Explorer Range by Cheeky Boy SaucesThese are delicious, free from artificial flavours and colours sauces, created to liven up any food or meal using fresh and authentic ingredients. Inspired by travels all around Europe, Asia, Middle East and the Orient, they will add a touch of zing and a bit of kick to your food creations! This box features HRH Red sauce, Jolly Roger coconut sauce and Berlin49 German hot sauce. You can get them from here.
A Taste of Christmas from Zest and ZingBeautiful black tube/box featuring Turkey Spice, Christmas Cake spice, Mulled spice and Veggie Spice Salt in perfectly sized, refillable Italian glasses. Your Christmas dinner sorted all in one go. The perfect gift for that fancy foodie in your life specially designed for the festive season using high premium spices and herbs. You can get them from here.
For the health freak…
Health Kick Gift Luxury Box from TeaHuggersStunning golden box featuring 5 boxes of teas wrapped in gold tissue paper. Everything is hand blended and packed into pyramid tea bags to hold the perfect amount of top quality, whole-leaf tea and herbs to make a brew packed full of flavour. And the silken, biodegradable, pyramid tea bag gives it just the right amount of room to let it all properly infuse.This is the perfect gift for a tea lover, anyone who follows healthy lifestyle or, anyone who needs a bit of kick into getting started on a healthier lifestyle. The also offer free P&P! Check them out here.
Sweet and Savoury Clusters Mix Pack from SuperfoodioIf you need to get something for a serial snacker who likes to keep it healthy, then this Superfoodio Clusters Mix Pack is the perfect gift. It comes with 1 pack of Sweet Clusters – Cacao & Quinoa, and lots of savoury versions – Sweet Potato & Smoked Paprika, Sweet Potato, Black Pepper & Cardamom and Sweet Potato & Spicy Sriracha. All of these are refined sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan and so moreish!I thought I would keep some for my loved ones, but no way. 2 packs were demolished during writing this Ultimate Christmas Foodie Gift Box Guide! You can check them all out in here.
Fresh fruit and root infusions from TeaRexTEA REX is the world’s first raw fruit and root tea. This is an interesting box that features 2 amazingly coloured flavours: Wakey Wakey with lemon, turmeric, lemongrass and ginger, and Berry Time bursting with berries with a hint of ginger and lemon. This raw blend is cold pressurised, not heat pasteurised, to preserve the flavours, vitamins and nutrients. It’s caffeine-free, gluten-free, has no added sugar or artificial flavourings. The have currently promo codes available ONEOFFPACK10 – 10% off a one off pack or SUBSCRIPTION20OFF – 20% off the 1st subscription pack. You can get them here.
Lion Heart Omega 3 CapsulesA gift package containing 2 packs of Lion Heart capsules with an array of listed health benefits including anti-inflammatory, blood pressure, arthritis, skin, mental health, brain and eye development. Lion Heart has been hailed as ‘the ultimate skin plumper’ and ‘anti-ageing essential’. It’s used and loved by A-listers and fitness addicts, from Louisa Drake (founder of The Louisa Drake Method and PT to Gwyneth Paltrow) and Niki Rein (founder of BarreCore) through to Jennifer Aniston and Coleen Rooney. You can check it out all in here.
That’s it for the Ultimate Christmas Foodie Gift Box Guide, I hope I have inspired you and if you bump into something interesting and worth sharing, do let me know. Also, keep an eye on my social media, as there will be loads of giveaways in the run up to Christmas