Got a loved one who deserves to be spoilt? We hunted down some of the finest foodie gifts under £250 so you can make a grand gesture this Christmas
An Introduction to Bread Making, The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School
For friends keen to master the art of bread who simply love learning something new on cookery courses, look no further than An Introduction to Bread Making course at The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School in Bath.
Led by carb king Richard Bertinet, the one-day course (which includes lunch and wine) is suitable for beginner bakers, regular home bakers and experts alike. Attendees will work with both a white and an olive oil enriched dough, from which they will make a variety of breads including tin loaves, fougasse, olive and pecorino bread sticks and focaccia.
Christmas Cheese and Fizz Hamper, Godminster
This Christmas hamper from Dorset’s Godminster is guaranteed to add a little sparkle to your cheese-fiend friend’s Christmas.
It’s stuffed with an award-winning array of bestselling cheddars and chutneys, with the addition of a bottle of de Chanceny Saumus. Cheesy highlights include the Vintage Bruton Beauty cheddar which won two gold medals at the World Cheese Awards in 2023, and the Black Truffle Howling Hound cheddar which won super gold at the same awards in 2022.
Coffee subscription, Girls Who Grind Coffee
Anyone whose day doesn’t begin until they’ve finished a cupful of quality coffee will be chuffed to bits to have a whole six months of their caffeine fix sorted with a subscription from Wiltshire’s Girls Who Grind Coffee.
Your mate will receive a roaster’s choice coffee – either 250kg or 1kg, weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and with a choice of grind type (whole bean, french press, espresso, paper filter) depending on their preferences. It’s always single origin, always female-produced, and always totally delish.
£156 for a five-month fortnightly femme fix subscription (other options available)
Pareusi Classic Limited Edition Knife, Pareusi
Any passionate home chef worth their salt will have long lusted over a Pareusi knife to add to their collection. And no wonder: you know quality is guaranteed when chefs such as James Martin, Paul Ainsworth, Emily Scott and Jude Kereama use them, and learning the knives made the finalist list at the Food Reader Awards 2022.
This year, make your cheffy chum’s Christmas by gifting them this Classic Limited Edition Knife, made from 1095 high carbon steel (which holds a much sharper edge for far longer than stainless steel knives) and featuring an American black walnut handle which has been shaped by hand and polished with local beeswax (from hives just across the road from Pareusi’s St Agnes workshop). The blade is etched with ‘Pareusi founding member’ and a unique creation number.
£250 – use code PareusiGift10 for a 10 per cent discount
Giant Festive Chocolate Wooden Hamper Box, Chococo
Your giftee will squeal with delight at the feast of dairy delights in this Giant Festive Chocolate Wooden Hamper Box – aka the ultimate Christmas gift for a chocoholic chum – from Dorset’s Chococo.
Among the treasures found within the stylish wooden box are a medium box of 16 handcrafted chocs which include seasonal flavours with a mix of fruity, caramel and praline centres, and a box of nine festive chocolates. There’s also warming hot chocolate, Heavenly Honeycomb Clusters (made using Dorset honeycomb) dipped in house milk chocolate, Chai Spice Chocolate Bars and more.
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