The Ultimate Food and Wine Christmas Gift GuidePublished 01 Dec, 2023
There is always that one friend or family member who is eating out at the latest new restaurant (and posting on the gram), shaking up a cocktail on a Friday night with friends or elevating their scrambled eggs to café-level perfection with chili oil and feta.
With Christmas fast approaching, we’ve curated a holiday gift guide for the food and wine enthusiasts among your friends and family, so that you can pick the perfect present they really do want this year.
May their stomachs be full, and your hearts filled with warmth this Christmas. Here’s to a festive cheer!
Gifts for the Chocolate Lover
Chocolate All Day by Kirsten Tibballs
The Queen of Chocolate Kirsten Tibballs has recently released the chocolate recipe book to rule all chocolate recipe books. You’ll be in chocolate heaven exploring this book, be sure not to drool whilst wrapping this one up – the recipes are out of this world! Our tip: be on standby for taste testing with your gift recipient.
To get a taste of some of the delicious recipes inside check out Kirsten Tibballs’ Chocolate Berry Layer Cake.
Whittaker’s Candy Cane Block
The stocking stuffer that deserves to be under every tree this Christmas day. Whittaker’s have perfectly sprinkled pepperminty crisp candy cane pieces through their 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk chocolate for the ultimate festive treat. But trust us, It’s far too delicious to stay under the tree for long.
Only available at Coles Supermarkets.
Gifts for the Wine Lover
Secret Bottle – Personalised AIX Rosé
Price: From $49
Give the gift that everyone loves, an oversized bottle of one of the most awarded French rosés personalised with your besties name on the label. Get the party started with a 750ml or go big (and memorable) with a 6L bottle, we know which one we’ll be adding to cart!
Gifts for the Cheese Lover
Grandvewe Cheese – Treat Yourself Hamper
Brie merry and bright with the Grandvewe Cheese – Treat Yourself Hamper. This one is too good to gift, and will be needed after a busy afternoon of wrapping presents. Grab your favourite glass of wine, put your feet up, sit back and relax and devour all this cheesy goodness whilst admiring your handy work under the tree. Grandvewe Cheese really is telling you to treat yourself, so why not!
Gifts for the Chilli Lover
Mrs C’s – Christmas Cracker
This spicy little cracker is for those who like it hot. The festive cracker from Mrs C’s includes 190ml jars of The OG Classic and The Apprentice, along with two delicious chilli oil infused chocolates. Be quick, this gift pack is available for a limited time only and with it featuring in the RecipeTin Eats Gift Guide it also gets Nagi, JB & Dozer’s tick of approval.
Gifts for the Cocktail Lover
Melbourne Martini x Koko Black Chocolate Negroni
Chocolate and cocktails – say no more! Melbourne Martini have teamed up with Koko Black to create the ultimate swap over. This pack comes with a 4 Pack of The Koko Black x Melbourne Martini Chocolate Negroni and a pack of Koko Black Neat Negroni Marbles all bundled up in a Melbourne Martini tote bag.
Gifts for the Condiments Lover
Jimoto Foods Taste Box
Fly your tastebuds to Japan with a Jimoto Foods Taste Box. This is for that friend who hasn’t stopped talking about cooking on the hibachi and sake and sushi is their favourite past time. The taste box offer a complete introduction to the Jimoto range with a bottle of everything from the collection. For a little taste, discover the Izakaya Gift Box with three of their bestsellers.
Gifts for the Gin Lover
Brookie’s Gin x The Smoking Camel Turkish Delight Gin
You know it’s good when this limited release sold out at our Brisbane Show. Thankfully for us they’ve restocked! Strictly for a limited time, Brookies Gin has collaborated with Byron Bay bar and restaurant The Smoking Camel to release this exotic gin with the perfect balance of fragrant rose, orange blossom, delicate meyer lemon and balanced with a touch of sweetness.
Billson’s Christmas Gin 2023
Gin-gle bells, this zesty and merry drop will bring an extra burst of Christmas cheer to your arvo gin & tonic. Made with grapefruit peel and infused with cranberries this gin is on the sweeter side. Plus, it wouldn’t be the festive season without a little bling, Billson’s have added 12-karat white gold flecks to make it extra fancy. Tis the season to sparkle!
Gifts for the Coffee Lover
Five Senses Coffee – Royal Sampler
Coffeeholics unite! The Five Senses team have bundled up their top three blends to make your tastebuds sing. Whether you gift all three to the coffee lovers in your life or split between family, this is sure to put a pep in their step on Christmas Morning.