9 Delicious Christmas Gifts for Foodies

We all have that friend or family member who finds it painful when they have to hang out with people who don’t love food nearly as much as them. And, we know they experience a whole other level of hangry so we’ve put together a list of 9 delicious Christmas gifts for foodies to satisfy their taste buds.

From products to books and even experiences this list is sure to please even the most dedicated of foodies.

Products

Urban Outfitters Doughnut Mug

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For something fun and even a little quirky, this doughnut mug will surely give them a delicious start to their day. Coffee and a doughnut all-in-one, who could complain? This donut-shaped mug is crafted from stoneware and finished with glaze.

 

Üllo Wine Purifier

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This Üllo Wine Purifier is like the Brita but for wine. It simultaneously aerates the wine and removes sulphates, making it taste better and even easier for our bodies to digest. You can also check out this in-depth review by Wine Turtle.

 

Water Garden by Back to the Roots

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Bring this mini ecosystem home, and take the family on a journey of food discovery!
Back to the Roots solved all of your urban gardening woes with its easy-to-use gardening starters — they have everything from Garden-in-a-Jar kits, Mushroom Farms, and Self-Watering Planters. These Water Gardens, in particular, are ingenious for the home cook.

 

Books

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin – The Physiology of Taste

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This is certainly and oldie, but definitely still a goodie. Written by famed French Gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin this book is essential reading for budding epicureans. Now translated, the book offers eloquent and philosophical examinations of not just food and eating but examines foods role in everything from our dreams to our death. It is a must-read and makes a great Christmas gift for foodies.

 

Harry Eastwood’s Carneval (Bantam)

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Carneval presents itself as a “celebration of meat, in recipes”,  but is also a highly thoughtful treatise on meat eating. It’s refreshing to be urged to eat less but better. That said,  you might need a lot of self-control from the looks of these recipes.

 

Driving Hungry: A Memoir

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A little more light-hearted than the previous two books, Driving Hungry takes you on a fun food travel journey, telling the story of a great foodie business. When Layne Mosler asked her taxi driver in Buenos Aires to take her to his favourite restaurant, she didn’t expect that it would spark the idea for Taxi Gourmet, a blog with a cult-following chronicling Mosler’s adventures eating with taxi drivers all over the world.

Experiences

Cooking Class – LONG APRON COOKING SCHOOL

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Cooking classes are a great hands-on experience for foodies to expand their skills and nourish their palates.

For Queensland based foodies, The Long Apron Cooking Skill can make a wonderful gift. To be the best, you have to learn from the best and chef Cameron Matthews is one of Queensland’s fine dining leaders. The specialist in European cuisine holds hands-on, French and Italian group classes at the beautiful Spicers Clovelly Retreat extending his passion, knowledge and skills to students in a relaxed, yet educational format.

 

Customised Food Tour – DELECTABLE TOURS

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We may be a little bias, but our customised food tours are always so popular with foodies because they can tell us a little about what they do and don’t like and we then create an experience specially catered to their tastes and desires. It’s a great present for foodies to be able to just sit back, enjoy themselves, and experience a number of great restaurants in the one night. If they’re not Brisbane based, it also gives them a chance to do a little food travel!

 

Unique Dining Experience – TEST KITCHENS, THOMPSON’S RESERVE

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One of Brisbane’s unique dining experiences is at Thomson’s Reserve. This restaurant does a good job of hiding itself away in Spring Hill’s New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites. Every second Monday, this fine dining venue holds a Test Kitchen, where guests can enjoy a 5-course degustation dinner of innovative Australian cuisine crafted by Thomson’s Reserve chefs just for the evening.

 


Not quite sure exactly what they’d like? Well, why not grab them a gift voucher and let them customise their experience to their tastes?

GET A FOODIE GIFT VOUCHER

The number one thing people want this Christmas

The Number One Thing People Want This Christmas

I’m sure you’ll agree that with the stress of Christmas and the holiday period in general, quality time with friends and family is hard to come by. Now, you may be thinking, I’d rather avoid my family, but if you’re one of the 69% surveyed by the McCrindle Research group, you actually want to see them more.

Yep! Believe it or not, this study found that the number one thing Australians want for Christmas is time with friends and family. So, put your wallet away, rock up to your family Christmas and you’re set, right? Well, maybe Grandma would say she’s just happy to see you, but let’s be honest, we all want a little more.

I used to get so stressed by the thought of what I was going to buy everyone for Christmas, and we all have that difficult person to buy for! It was at this point that I started to think about what I could give them that they’d really treasure.

I’m quite the sentimental one and believe it’s the experiences we have in life that we remember the most. That day where you did something special, something you’ve never done before, or something that makes you feel alive! It is with all of this in mind that I created Delectable Tours.

If you or your loved ones fancy yourselves as a bit of a foodie, these are the perfect gift! (Okay, I may be a little bias) These unique experiences allow both friends and family to just sit back, relax, and enjoy each other’s company, and of course enjoy some amazing food and drinks too!

I know not everyone is interested in food tours and that’s totally cool. We’re all different! No matter your interests there are tons of experiences you can share. These don’t have to be expensive either. If you know someone who loves to play games, get them a game that you can play together, or if you love being active, you could get bikes for the whole family to go on rides together.

So why not give your friends and family what they really want this Christmas, and consider putting experiences on your shopping list.

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