From the budding cook who has just gone off to university to the curry or BBQ pro, below are our picks for your foodie gifts and hampers this year. If you're looking for a perfect gift or gift set, check out our gift guide here. And with a huge 13 stars at the 2023 Great Taste awards, quality is guaranteed!
Here are our unique gift ideas for food and cooking.
Best gifts for foodies
If you are looking for a memorable gift for the foodie or foodies in your lie, then read on to check our our Best Gifts for Foodies in 2023. Food gifts are a thoughtful gift for budding chefs or anyone into cooking – whether that’s curry fanatics, those falling in love with Middle Eastern cuisine, or fans of gourmet cooking.
For those into homeware or someone who loves gourmet food, our spice tins will look beautiful amongst their kitchen appliances, espresso machines and cookware and stoneware.
What to gift a person who loves spiced-up drinks
Our hot chocolate and mulling spice kits also make a lovely choice for hampers, Secret Santas and stocking fillers.
Best food Gifts for Chilli Heads:
The perfect gifts for someone who is obsessed with chilli.
The ultimate gift for those who love to turn up the heat; six amazing chillies plus our award-winning Harissa blend. Features on-trend favourites such as smoky Turkish Urfa Biber, delicately sweet Aleppo Pepper, vibrant Kashmiri chilli powder, and fiery dried red chillies. Perfect for the discerning home cook who loves a bit of 🔥. Comes with a free recipe book, making it a great gift for the foodie in your life. Can be purchased with a silk sari wrap which acts as a beautiful gift bag.
Our Chilli Blend Trio offers a collection of our finest fiery spice blends. It includes our Great Taste Award-winning Harissa, inspired by the iconic Tunisian cooking paste, our vibrant and aromatic Togarashi, a fusion of Japanese spices that adds an exciting twist to dishes. And our Great Taste Award-winning Jerk, a Jamaican-style BBQ rub that brings smoky, spicy flavours right to your kitchen.
The Curry Lovers:-
This Gift of the Year 2022 winner, our very first product, is perfect for any curry lover. Designed to be kept and cooked from for life, it comes with a recipe booklet of our favourite curries and Indian dishes to get you cooking right away.
The foodies in your life who love curry are going to love you for this. Elevate your curry game and make some delicious dishes with our Curry Blend Trio. It includes our classic Garam Masala, Tandoori Masala and Sri Lankan Curry powder – all three winning stars at the 2023 Great Taste Awards. Boxing Day curry, anyone?
Extra special cook’s bundle:-
Gift inspiration for someone extra special. The ‘Spice Kitchen’ cookery book, signed by yours truly, paired with our best-selling World Spice Tin, offers a fantastic gift for any spice-loving cook or food lover, especially those who want to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in straight away. Whether they're a confident dinner party pro, a BBQ or curry fanatic, or a relative newbie wanting to up their game, this bundle has it all. The spice blends in this tin won a whopping seven in the 2023 Great Taste Awards, so quality and deliciousness are guaranteed. Includes savoury dishes, drinks, sweet treats, and how to make use of jars
Included in Waterstones Best Cookery Books of 2023.
Best drink gifts
Hot Chocolate Trio – Great Taste Award-Winner
For those with a sweet tooth. Our award-winning chai, fiery gingerbread and classic hot chocolate in a beautiful trio collection box. We have partnered with ethical, Fairtrade brand Zuma to deliver this ultimate, vegan-friendly hot chocolate experience. Crafted by Spice Experts, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Responsibly Sourced and Utterly Delicious!
Mulling Spices for Mulled Wine & Spiced Cider
Get your fire roaring and pop open a bottle of red. There is nothing quite like the smell of mulled wine wafting gently from the kitchen when it’s dark outside. This gorgeous collection of 9 aromatic spices will keep you warm and toasty on even the coldest of autumn or winter nights.
A beautiful, selection of the very best, hand-selected mulling spices, including cloves, star anise and cinnamon. So beautiful in fact, the Independent declared our blend “A Triumph!” (see here).
Your mulling spices come nestled in our beautiful triangle cardboard box or in a tin – whatever your preference is. Great for stocking fillers, secret Santa gifts or to treat yourself.
Gin Botanicals Tin, with 7 Botanicals
Discerning gin drinkers can take their passion to the next level! Filled with beautiful botanicals, our chic Gin Tin is perfect for crafting your own infusions AND gorgeous garnishes. Complete with our comprehensive guide to infusing, mixing and drinking delicious drinks. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned gin enthusiast, our Gin Tin is the ultimate tool for experimenting with flavors and creating your own signature cocktails.
Buy something they will love
We hope you enjoyed our edit of the best gifts for 2023. Give the gift of food, straight to their door. For a friend or family member, whether they love to cook or just love to eat, whether they like sweet and savoury, give them the gift of delicious food. Please get in touch with any questions – we are always in hand for spice advice, or check out the links on this page for more information!
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