Tasty Christmas Gift Ideas For Foodies
As foodies ourselves, we can really get on board with an edible gift. We love trying whatever is new and exciting and are always on the lookout for something delicious. Browse through our list of Christmas gift ideas for foodies and you’re bound to find something for the gastronome in your life. Whether they’re into craft drinks, gourmet snacking, entertaining or just enjoying great quality products, there’ll be something on this list that will be ideal.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies
Chaloner Mountain Preserves Small Batch Artisanal Products
Chaloner Small Batch Artisanal Products have made this gorgeous gift pack so that you can enjoy 4 of their tasty tapenades. The gift pack includes 4 x 125 g tapenades – Traditional Tapenade, Olive & Sundried Tomato, Olive & Almond and Olive & Anchovy. Enjoy as an appetizer on bruschetta, your favourite crackers, with cruditès or as dips with your festive snacks. It is an entertaining must-have.
RSP: R 319
ZA Kreated Wooden Spoon Set
These little wooden spoons are just what you need to go with your Chaloner Mountain Preserves. The bottle packaging is so stylish, that all you need to do is open the lid and pop in these little spoons and you’re A-for-Away. Made by ZA Kreated, they are local and lovely. We’re all for fuss-free entertaining.
Price: R89 for a set of 4
Eat.art Gluten Free Saucy Gooey Chocolate Pudding
All you need is egg, milk and butter to make the most delicious self-saucing Gooey Chocolate Pudding, which, remarkably, is gluten-free too, without compromising on deliciousness! Gorgeously packaged and including a classic, yet versatile ceramic baking bowl – this product is a sure sell-out. You can find this gifting gem at select Woolworths stores nationwide.
Price: R 199
Oven Mitt from Indigi Designs
We love pretty much everything that Natalie from Indigi Designs makes, including these super stylish oven mitts in her signature contemporary fabric prints. Gift this handy mitt, along with Eat.art’s Saucy Gooey Chocolate Pudding to the baker in your life.
Baleia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Baleia is known for producing stellar wines and now they’ve added an award-winning olive oil to their range. Housed in this beautiful packaging, it is ideal as a gift for a friend or holiday hostess that loves quality. The oil has distinctive aromas of green tomatoes and artichokes with a lemony freshness. Buttery and smooth ending with black pepper hints and a pleasant bitterness reminiscent of the high antioxidant content.
Price: R 88/375 ml
Teak Round Serving Board – Weylandts
We can picture this beautiful board piled high with fresh sourdough, cheeses and charcuterie – the ideal complement for this stunning olive oil and just great for festive entertaining.
Joy of Christmas Tea by TWG Tea
This is Christmas in a cup. Festive spices and velvety chocolate give this brew a deliciously warm and comforting flavour. Your tea loving friend will treasure this beautiful gift.
Price: R 399
Crystallized Ginger Sugar Cookies – Melissa’s
A great tea deserves a great cookie and we love these grown-up ginger biscuits from Melissa’s.
Cape Herb & Spice Chilli Rub Seasonings
We all have that friend who just can’t get enough spice in their life! This red-hot new range of four fiery chilli seasonings from Cape Herb & Spice is made with them in mind. It features Indian Nagaland Ghost, Thai Sriracha, Smoky Chipotle and Mozambican Piri-Piri. The range is non-irradiated and free from added MSG, artificial colourants and genetically modified ingredients and is a sizzling must-have for those who love to bring the heat. Available at larger Pick n’ Pay stores nationally and selected Spars – these sexy singles are calling out to be given as a set.
Do you know your chipotle from your serrano chillies? Get in the chilli know with our handy guide to different types of chillies.
RSP: R 34.99
Bashews Harry’s Cola Tribute Edition
If you grew up in the Cape, then it’s likely that an ice cold Bashew on a scorching summer’s day is a fond childhood memory. The story of the Bashew brothers is one of unique entrepreneurship that belongs to the Cape, and this year they celebrate 115 years of soda pop history. You’re going to need something to wash all that spiciness down with and we can’t think of a more iconic way that with these Harry’s Cola Tribute Edition cans.
Price: R4.99 ea
Von Geusau Chocolates Meerkat Collection
Hand-crafted in Greyton in the Western Cape, Von Geusau chocolates are the last word in sophistication. Made from the finest couverture and enhanced with roasted nuts, exotic liqueurs and aromatics. A square of good quality chocolate with a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a nip of liqueur, will finish off a delicious meal with style. We particularly love the local feel of these two choccies – milk chocolate infused with Rooibos and dark chocolate infused with Fynbos, both with this cute meerkat detail. Great for overseas guests!
Price: From R 50
Audacia Rooibos Wooded 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
For a truly special local gift, combine your Von Geusau chocolates with this Audacia Rooibos Wooded Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a breakthrough for South African wine, as it is aged using rooibos and honeybush wood and is completely free from preservatives. The sulphur-free wine is a great option for those with sensitivities and is also known to cause less of a hangover, and that can only be a good thing.
Karoo Dust Braai Spice by Beer Country
Karoo Dust is one of the best braai spices you’ll ever taste. It’s made by the fine fellows from Beer Country – South Africa’s first TV show dedicated to beer, food and fire. Use it on everything from meat, fish and veg to eggs, popcorn and grilled cheese. Catch Beer Country starting 2 December on eExtra, DSTV channel 195.
Price: R129 for 150 g
Jamie Oliver Portable Park Charcoal Braai
We love this mini Jamie Oliver Park Braai, named that because it’s portable and meant to go where you go. Clips on the side keep the lid intact while transporting, so it’s great for picnics and camping. Even better, it’s compact size makes it great for an apartment balcony or a really small garden area – we know because we’ve tried!
Refresh a scorching hot December day with this Hopped Apple Soda from Little Wolf Craft Brewery. It’s non-alcoholic and has a herbal finish to knock the sweetness off the Elgin apple juice base. The result is a crisply cool drink that goes well over ice, or as a mixer for your favourite spirit.
Price: R96 for a 6-pack
Guzzle and Wolf Gourmet Popcorn
Up your snack game with this tasty gourmet popcorn from Guzzle and Wolf. It comes in a bunch of tasty flavours, with both sweet and savoury options. We think a 6 pack of Little Wolf Hopped Apple Soda, along with Guzzle and Wolf’s Cheddar and Caramelised Onion Popcorn makes for a very nifty and crafty gift pack.
Price: R 25
We’re mildly obsessed with the Nova Sugar-Free range of chocolate treats. Their Sugar-Free Chocolate Slabs come in some seriously tasty flavours and are really yum. Their fabulous packaging is so cool that you don’t even need to wrap. Oh and did we mention, it’s sugar-free?!
Price: R50 Dark Chocolate Slab
Got a vegan or health conscious friend? Spoil them with this cool and tasty treat – coconut chips with a seriously umami dusting that mimics good ol’ bacon. Better for you and better for the earth and its animals. Double thumbs up.
Price: R 42
Poison City The Punk Rocker English Pale Ale
Hailing from Durbs by the sea, this English Pale Ale ought to bring out the rock god or goddess in you. Serve ice cold with the music up really loud.
Price: R 474 for a 12 pack
Marshall Kilburn Speaker – Black
Per our advice above, you need to play your favourite summer holiday tunes loud and clear. This awesome Marshall Kilburn speaker is the way to do it. If you’re looking for something special to gift the music lover in your life, there can be no better combo – short of a private live concert by their favourite band that is. If you get that right, invite us, please?
Price: R 4499
Still looking for the perfect gift? Check out our fine spirits wishlist.
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