Not sure what to gift your best friend or S.O. for Christmas? When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with something edible and delicious. Our foodie Christmas guide includes everything from festive treats to fun cooking classes and stylish kitchen tools. From budding home cooks to those who just love a good snack and nibble, these 10 gifts are sure to impress the foodies in your life.
Is your friend always inviting you over for pasta nights and suggesting dinner at the latest Italian restaurant in town? Give them a gift they’ll appreciate: The carefully curated Tuscany in a Box from Crafted 852, featuring an array of premium Italian ingredients. The box includes everything you need for a pasta-making party at home: semolina pasta, pesto, jarred pomodoro, Tuscan olive oil and Boscovivo black truffle sauce. There’s even easy-to-follow home recipes and a greeting card to include your own personalised holiday message.
HK$850 from Crafted 852
We’re loving Le Creuset’s new Peacock Palette autumn/winter collection, featuring a quirky feather pattern in an array of autumnal oranges and browns. The cast-iron round cocottes (sold in a pair of two colours: volcanic and ivory) add a bright splash of colour to any kitchen space, and can be used to bake up everything from single-serve mac ‘n’ cheese bowls to hot chocolate cakes.
HK$528 for a set of two from Le Creuset
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for a Secret Santa gift exchange? Why not pair a mini bottle of Taylor’s Reserve Port with a pot of Cropwell Bishop Stilton cheese from Feather & Bone? Presented in a vintage blue and white jar, the matured, quintessential English cheese goes hand-in-hand with the intense and full-bodied wood-aged port. The perfect pairing, this stocking stuffer is sure to be the first gift cracked open at the office holiday party.
HK$110 for Taylor’s Reserve Port and HK$140 for Cropwell Bishop Stilton from Feather & Bone
Japanese food isn’t just a cuisine — it’s a studied art form. You can learn to make wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) while immersing yourself in the country’s rich culture and history at ABC Studio. The reputable cooking studio offers classes throughout the year, ranging from mochi making to matcha rolls. Grab a gift certificate for yourself and your best friend and get ready to cook up a storm.
HK$280 for trial class from ABC Studio; Email for price of full course
Need the perfect sleepwear for those Saturday night couch sessions? Have your best buds over for a pizza and popcorn party while binge-watching Netflix and lounging around in these cosy pyjamas. We’re loving the quirky design and the cheeky motto.
HK$210 from ASOS
Jump on the pineapple trend by gifting a stylish and practical gift: This silver-studded pineapple Champagne bucket from KOCH. The striking shape makes for a cool addition to your holiday table, while the aluminium finish ensures a long-lasting, tarnish-free bar accessory.
HK$2,988 from Feather & Bone
Gift the ultimate foodie hamper this Christmas with Fortnum & Mason’s bright and cheery Sweet Indulgence Basket. This hamper has it all for the gourmand with a serious sweet tooth: floral tea paired with sweet biscuits, rich clotted cream, dark chocolate cookies, and of course, a bottle of bubbly to top off the sweet feast.
HK$1,988 from Lane Crawford
Do you have that friend who loves to cook but can’t seem to keep his/her head in the kitchen? Give the gift of organisation this Christmas with kikki.K’s colourful recipe organiser. The album combines kikki.K’s signature fun and colourful touch with a practical design featuring recipe insert sheets, indexes, planner sheets and plastic recipe pockets, all wrapped in a matte lamination finish with an elastic closure.
HK$295 from kikki.K
Satisfy the raging chocoholic in your life with this Winter Wonderland Chocolate Thins Gift Set from bespoke chocolatier VERO. We love the festive patterns that are sketched and sculpted on the individual handcrafted pieces, with the box comprising 16 thin square pieces and chocolate discs in total in a mix of dark and white chocolate.
HK$328 from VERO
Part of the Eclectic by Tom Dixon collection, this Morwad marble pestle and mortar features a sleek design to add an elegant touch to your kitchen counter. The weighty block of marble and brass makes for quick work of smashing and grinding spices and herbs, while the rounded lip allows a firm grip while you grind away. Use it for everything from herbs to spices to nuts, powders and pastes.
HK$1,940 from Tom Dixon