Christmas gift ideas for food lovers 2019

Molly Tait-Hyland

Under £10

Honey & Spice biscuits

Honey & Spice Christmas biscuits. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Giant gingerbreads, marunchinos and spiced biscotti from the brilliant Honeys. From £5.50, honeyandco.co.uk

Redecker wooden mussel brush

Redecker wooden mussel brush. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

For perfect moules mariniere. £7, boroughkitchen.com

Coco chocolate bars

Coco chocolate bars. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Edinburgh-based chocolatier, South American cocoa, unique artwork. £5, cocochocolatier.com

WA Green London extra long matches

WA Green London extra long matches. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Fancy matches for the domestic goddess. £8, wagreen.co.uk

Tom Kerridge ketchup and brown sauce

Tom Kerridge ketchup and brown sauce. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Updated condiments from the much-loved chef. £9.95 for two, tomkerridge.com

Howdah? snacks

Howdah? snacks. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

A packet of these spicy Indian snacks = a school lunch for a child in need. £2.75, harveynichols.com

Stroodles

Stroodles. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Semolina pasta drinking straws that biodegrade in just one day. £4.99, stroodles.co.uk

Big Whale egg warmer

Big Whale egg warmer Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

David Attenborough’s favourite breakfast accessory. £7.50, souschef.co.uk

Pastifico dei Campi pasta

Pastifico dei Campi pasta. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

High-quality pasta with top PGI credentials. £5.95, souschef.co.uk

Peleg Design yolk pig

Peleg Design yolk pig. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Cute porker-cum-egg-separator. £9.95, amazon.co.uk

Rex London fish tins

Rex London fish tins. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Fishy-themed tins for odds and bobs. £4.25, rexlondon.com

Rocko the dinosaur sweetcorn holder

Rocko the dinosaur sweetcorn holder. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Useful tool for the dinosaur-obsessed child/adult in your life. £9.95, souschef.co.uk

Doisy & Dam almond and hazelnut butter cups

Doisy & Dam almond and hazelnut butter cups. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Posh Reese’s, coveted stocking filler. £1.35, boots.com

Fabienne Chapot lobster oven glove

Fabienne Chapot lobster oven glove. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Oven safety, crustacean-chic. £9, amara.com

Liberty soaps

Liberty soaps. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Now you can smell like your favourite fruit and veg too. £6.95, libertylondon.com

Norður Salt Arctic sea salt flakes

Norður Salt Arctic sea salt flakes. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Icelandic sea salt from pure Arctic sea water. £7.95, harveynichols.com

Kikkerland foragers playing cards

Kikkerland foragers playing cards. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Learn something interesting about funghi or pine cones with every shuffle. £9.95, balticmill.com

RBV Birkmann sloth cookie cutter

RBV Birkmann sloth cookie cutter. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Quirky cutter for the lazy baker. £4.99, lakeland.co.uk

Pink Sakura bento box bag

Pink Sakura bento box bag. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Stylish lunch kit for the cool kid. £9.50, souschef.co.uk

Noolibird garden herb rubber stamps

Noolibird garden herb rubber stamps. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Add some seasoning to your stationery. £7, notonthehighstreet.com

San Cesareo passata

San Cesareo passata. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Premium Italian tomatoes packed into every jar. From £3.75, thehamandcheeseco.com

Sarah Raven seeds

Sarah Raven seeds. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Edible flowers to sow in the new year. From £1.95, sarahraven.com

Dionaea muscipula venus flytrap

Dionaea muscipula venus flytrap. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Keep flies at bay with mother nature’s kitchen aid. £8.50, waitrosegarden.com

Under £50

Drinks by the Dram whisky crackers

Drinks by the Dram whisky crackers. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Skip the nail file and the teeny notepad and win a single malt. £32.95, masterofmalt.com

Muzzi panettone

Muzzi panettone. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Beautifully packaged panettone, including pear and chocolate chip and marron glacé. From £13.95, souschef.co.uk

Ceramic egg cups

Ceramic egg cups. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Slip-cast Staffordshire porcelain egg cups inspired by London life. £12, helenbeard.com

Paul A Young Very Orangey chocolate segments

Paul A Young Very Orangey chocolate segments. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Move over Terry’s. £12.95, paulayoung.co.uk

Fortnum & Mason potted Welsh rarebit

Fortnum & Mason potted Welsh rarebit. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Fortnum’s tried and tested recipe. Slather on hot toast, grill and serve. £12.95, fortnumandmason.com

Bespoke Barware cowboy boot shot cups

Bespoke Barware cowboy boot shot cups. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Yeehah! Wet you whistle and have a hooch hoedown. £49 for 6, notonthehighstreet.com

The Fergroni

The Fergroni. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Stir with ice, serve with a lemon twist (never orange!). £42, stjohnrestaurant.com

Sir/Madam linen napkins

Sir/Madam linen napkins. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Featuring words from Emily Dickinson to Mark Twain. £49, couvertureandthegarbstore.com

Parameswaran’s special wynad black peppercorns

Parameswaran’s special wynad black peppercorns. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Single estate and vine ripened with a great taste. £10.99, lakeland.co.uk

Asterley Bros cocktails

Asterley Bros cocktails. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Christmas cocktails that look and taste great. From £14.95, asterleybros.com

Studio YF bowls and dishes

Studio YF bowls and dishes. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Ceramic figs and pomegranate dishes made by Yasmin Falahat in east London. £30-£45, etsy.com

Tate Otama soup ladle

Tate Otama soup ladle. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Chic utensil by Japanese designer Mikiya Kobayashi. £21, twentytwentyone.com

Teatulia tea selection

Teatulia tea selection. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Black, oolong and green. For the tea enthusiast. £14.95, teatuliabar.com

Suck UK doughnut sticky tape

Suck UK doughnut sticky tape. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Sweet and sticky tape with extra sprinkles. £14, selfridges.com

Bonne Maison artichoke socks

Bonne Maison artichoke socks. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Decorated with globe artichokes and honey bees. £16, bonnemaison.fr

Zaytoun tree for life

Zaytoun tree for life Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Help a Palestinian farmer buy olive and almond tree saplings. £20, zaytoun.org

Wine buff glass polishing cloth

Wine buff glass polishing cloth. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

For the drinks connoisseur. £12.50, harveynichols.com

Glass lobster ornament

Glass lobster ornament. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Under the sea Christmas decor. £16.95, libertylondon.com

S’well The Resort Florals bottles

S’well The Resort Florals bottles. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Reusable bottles in fetching florals. £35, amara.com

Dominique Ansel Christmas morning cereal

Dominique Ansel Christmas morning cereal. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

A decadent start to Christmas Day. £12, dominiqueansellondon.com

Fortnum & Mason merrilossus

Fortnum & Mason merrilossus Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Dangerously addictive biscuits for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and beyond… £17.50, fortnumandmason.com

David Shrigley hip flask

David Shrigley hip flask. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Does what it says on the tin. £24.95, balticmill.com

David Earp cosy and Brown Betty teapot

David Earp cosy and Brown Betty teapot. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

A cosy made from vintage saris, and Britain’s favourite teapot. Cosy, £45, postcardteas.com; teapot, £38, twentytwentyone.com

Rick Stein kitchen measuring spoons

Rick Stein kitchen measuring spoons. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

All your measuring needs, in fish-form. £10, rickstein.com

Yakumi Japanese spice pots

Yakumi Japanese spice pots £13. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Japanese spices at the ready with these grow-your-own pots. £13, twentytwentyone.com

Apiary beeswax wraps

Apiary beeswax wraps. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

An attractive alternative to clingfilm. £20, couvertureandthegarbstore.com

Wooden mackerel key ring

Wooden mackerel key ring. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Hand-painted by Bath-based artist Jess Hughes. £15, rickstein.com

Over £50

The Lodden Liberty Christmas hamper

The Lodden Liberty Christmas hamper. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Fudge, gin, champagne … Everything for Christmas and more. £250, libertylondon.com

Amy Isles Freeman bowls

Amy Isles Freeman bowls. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Hand-painted bowls with joyous designs of female sexuality. From £145, amyislesfreeman.co.uk

Lina Stores bespoke hamper

Lina Stores bespoke hamper. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Delicious things from much-loved Italian deli in London. From £65, 020 7437 6482

Campbell’s soup can skateboard

Campbell’s soup can skateboard Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

A Skateroom and Andy Warhol Foundation collaboration. £220, shop.tate.org.uk

Secret Smokehouse London-cure oak smoked salmon

Secret Smokehouse London-cure oak smoked salmon. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

For a luxurious Christmas-morning breakfast. £70, secretsmokehouse.co.uk

Alex Ebdon hand-painted artichoke board

Alex Ebdon hand-painted artichoke board. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

A useful piece of art. £99, notonthehighstreet.com

Caol Ila 18-year-old whisky

Caol Ila 18-year-old whisky. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Gentle smoke, soft peat. £81.78, masterofmalt.com

Aluminium yukihira pans

Aluminium yukihira pans. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Traditional Japanese pans that are as beautiful as they are practical. From £55, nativeandco.com

Blenheim Forge oyster knife

Blenheim Forge oyster knife. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Forged from high carbon Swedish stainless steel. £180, blenheimforge.com

Cuvée Privée Adopt a Vine - Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru Vintage

Cuvée Privée Adopt a Vine - Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru Vintage Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Adopt a vine and drink the benefits. From £300, cuvee-privee.co.uk

The Posh Shed Company hedgehog house

The Posh Shed Company hedgehog house. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Help hedgehogs and keep slugs away from the veg patch too. £75, theposhshedcompany.co.uk

Asahiyaki tea bowls

Asahiyaki tea bowls. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Stunning wood fired tea bowls made in a 16th generation kiln near Kyoto. £85 each, postcardteas.com

Les Ottomans tablecloth

Les Ottomans tablecloth. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Turn a midweek supper into a banquet with these regal tablecloths. £85, matchesfashion.com

The Daunt Books cookery subscription

The Daunt Books cookery subscription. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

A year’s subscription gets you a cookbook a month from Daunt. £360 dauntbooks.co.uk

Ottolenghi spice hamper

Ottolenghi spice hamper. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

All the hard-to-find spices you could ever need. £65, ottolenghi.co.uk

Marcato ravioli tablet

Marcato ravioli tablet. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Perfect handmade ravioli every time. £58, amazon.co.uk

Classical handless jug

Classical handless jug. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Simply stylish and simply functional porcelain jug. £67.50, johnjulian.co.uk

The Wolseley vintage silver-plated coffee pot

The Wolseley vintage silver-plated coffee pot. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Every pot is different but all are engraved. £275, thewolseley.com

Market basket

Market basket. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

For every bag purchased, a woman in Ghana receives a reusable sanitary kit. £69, mmaa.social

Advent calendars

Seedlings gardeners’ advent calendar

Seedlings gardeners’ advent calendar. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

£35, notonthe highstreet.com

Alain Ducasse chocolate advent calendar

Alain Ducasse chocolate advent calendar. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

£45, lechocolat-alainducasse.com

Selfridge’s Selection festive mince pie advent calendar

Selfridge’s Selection festive mince pie advent calendar. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

£39.99, selfridges.com

The Gin Explorers advent calendar

The Gin Explorers advent calendar. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

£99.95, masterofmalt.com

Percy Pig advent calendar

Percy Pig advent calendar. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

£5, marksandspencer.com

The Naked Marshmallow Co gourmet advent calendar

The Naked Marshmallow Co gourmet advent calendar. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

£17.50, nakedmarshmallow.co.uk

Lakrids by Bülow liquorice advent calendar

Lakrids by Bülow liquorice advent calendar. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

£38, lakridsbybulow.co.uk

Laduree limited edition advent calendar

Laduree limited edition advent calendar. Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer

£32, laduree.co.uk