Luxury Christmas Gift Guide for Food & Drink Lovers
Food and drink-related gifts are incredibly popular presents this festive season. In the spirit of the occasion, we’ve curated a collection of luxury items for the various “foodies” in your life. From handcrafted ice buckets to artisan coffee subscriptions, we have something for everyone on your gift list.
For the Not-so-Amateur Chef
A good cooking knife is an ideal gift for the cook in your life. If there is one knife that you simply can’t be without, it’s the handcrafted kai Shun Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife.
Recognisable by the distinctive wavy pattern on the blade it is a versatile, all-purpose knife perfect for a wide range of cutting tasks. The 20cm knife length is ideal for preparing fruits, vegetables and proteins.
The wide design of the blade keeps your knuckles off the chopping board whilst its curved belly allows the knife to be effortlessly rocked through fresh herbs and spices. kai Shun creates the classic blade from a combination of high-performance VG-MAX and Damascus stainless steel. These materials make the knife light, sharp, durable and corrosion-resistant. The knife is finished in a stunning yet understated D-shaped rosewood handle, pairing functionality and style.
The kai Shun Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife can be purchased from John Lewis and several other stores online for around £199.
For the Perfect Host
The Tom Dixon Plum collection has been designed as a set of contemporary tools for entertaining. The unique cool blue glass vessels and copper-plated shot measures make a celebration of cocktail making, whilst the handcrafted ice bucket creates a striking centrepiece.
All of the glass components in this collection are finely crafted, mouth-blown and hand-cut from solid blue coloured glass, making every piece unique. The Cocktail Shaker, Martini Glass, Moscow Mule Mug, Shot Giftset, Tongs, Tray and Wine Cooler are made from copper-plated stainless steel.
Items from the collection range from £60 and can be purchased from Tom Dixon.
For the Cheese Addict
For the cheese addict in your life, there are of course several delicious luxury cheese hampers available this festive season. But if you are looking for something a little different, a Cheese of the Month subscription to Neal’s Yard Dairy could be your “brie” to the perfect festive gift.
Described as the “perfect gift for adventurous cheese lovers”, this Neal’s Yard subscription is “ideal for people who enjoy entertaining or those who like having a few hearty pieces of cheese to hand for both cheeseboards and cooking”.
A subscription service is truly the gift that keeps giving and a fantastic present for any cheese lover looking to explore the world of British farmhouse cheeses.
Choose from a number of subscriptions starting from £136 for 3 months at Neal’s Yard Dairy.
For the Wine Connoisseur
Have you ever been in the mood for a glass of wine, but you don’t wish to open a full bottle? If your answer is yes, we have found the ideal solution and the perfect gift for the wine connoisseur.
The Coravin wine preservation systems allow people to pour a glass of wine without ever pulling the cork. Not only an incredible party trick, but the system also allows you to try your wine collection whilst protecting your wine from oxidation.
The Coravin systems work by injecting a needle into the cork to insert argon gas into the bottle. The pressure of the argon pushes the wine through the needle, preventing any oxygen from entering the bottle. Because the cork springs back into place within a matter of minutes, the bottle is resealed as though it has never been opened.
There are various systems and accessories available to suit your loved one’s taste. The Coravin systems are available to purchase online at Coravin.
For the Budding Barista and Coffee Lover
For people that live for coffee, there are clubs and subscription services that are popping up all over the UK. Most services offer either a supply subscription so you can receive your favourite coffees each month or a discovery subscription that allows you to explore a wide range of coffee blends and roasters.
For those who like exploring the world of coffee a Blue Coffee Box subscription would make the perfect gift.
Unlike other coffee clubs, Blue Coffee Box is a discovery service that sources coffee beans from several farms all around the world. They then utilise a network of artisan coffee roasters in the UK to deliver you a vast array of the world’s best coffees.
The subscription starts from £7.99 a month and you can choose from a variety of brew methods at Blue Coffee Box Ltd.
For the Foodie
And last on our list for the foodie in your life, look no further than Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucester. Although there are hampers for all tastes, Daylesford offers hampers containing good quality organic produce.
You can choose from a selection of luxury hampers ranging from their £80 Picnic Hamper to their £1,500 Daylesford Estate Hamper, all available at Daylesford.com.
We hope our list has given you some festive gift ideas for your loved ones. Happy gifting!