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Foodies Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

It's pretty obvious if you read our blog or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube that we are both huge foodies. We both love eating and growing delicious food but even more so than that we love to feed our families and share our love of cooking. Both of us being total foodies meant that we had to do a 2022 Foodies Christmas Gift Guides to give you all great ideas to give to friends and family who are foodies, just like us!

One thing that screams Christmas to us here at Dorset Country Life is Opies. Their wonderful range of products make the most beautiful hamper for the foodie in your life. We love selecting Opies goodies and arranging them in hampers to gift. The epitome of Christmas fair!

Now if you could conjure up Christmas in a taste then Black Cows Christmas spirit is it! This drink is just fabulous with its rich festive spiced flavours and makes a perfect gift at Christmas time. This Dorset based company distils their products from whey from grass fed cows. And if you have a cocktail lover then they will love this as it makes the most amazing Christmas cocktails whether it’s with Champagne or mulled apples!

This gift set from Roberts in Dorset is just brilliant. And there are so many gift box combinations available. Crackling, nuts, beers and ciders with a multitude of flavours and a price range to suit most pockets. There is definitely something for everyone and we love these beautifully presented gifts . You will absolutely be blown away by the choices!

This book by Rachel Lambert will make a beautiful gift . It’s an amazing guide to foraging for someone who has a sweet tooth or just loves to forage and cook. Packed with 101 recipes that turn wild plant’s into beautiful sweet treats! Retailing at £25

This lovely book is a must to give to growers and foodies alike. Kathy Slack's beautiful book takes you on a journey from sowing and growing your own food to putting it on the table and shows how it’s not only good for your health but for your mind and wellbeing also. Showing how anyone can grow their own food even without a space of their own. This lovely book is jam packed with a wealth of ideas and information that just makes the perfect gift.

This Konishi Gold Sake with sake Cups is just one of so many fantastic gift ideas from the Wasabi Company based in the heart of Dorset.

A really super gift, the Konishi Gold Sake has a wonderful fruit aroma with beautiful light flavour, teamed with a lovely set of four aqua green sake cups. Pop over to their website and find the perfect Christmas gift for someone who really appreciates the flavours of Japan. From beautiful books to gifts and kits, even plants! RRP £45

If you want to send a gift that’s fun and chocolate then you have to visit The Amazing Chocolate Workshop where they craft almost anything you can dream of out of chocolate. We have chosen this crafting chocolate gift set and are amazed by the fabulous detail. There is definitely a chocolate gift set for everyone on The amazing chocolate workshop's website!

We often give alcohol at Christmas time but it’s not everyone’s bag. But how about gifting these lovely non alcoholic spirits from Caleno? Just because someone doesn’t drink alcohol doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a treat. Caleno's dark and spicy and light and zesty are just great with a mixer or two to make the perfect mocktail!

It’s always lovely to make up a Tea hamper for a Christmas gift and Clipper tea is definitely a favourite. Their range of fair trade teas are just perfect. From Camomile to Earl grey, there is something for every tea lover!

We just love to entertain and just know that all foodies will love this beautiful Lazy Susan from Cook Serve Enjoy! It’s made from Acacia wood and has a beautiful grain. We think it makes a great gift. It has two handles and rotates 360 degrees making it easy for guests to reach food. Retailing at £27.99 it can make someone’s Christmas table even more fabulous!

We love this olive wood board from kitchen craft. With its unique colours and grain, it would just look beautiful on show in any kitchen. It’s the perfect size as a charcuterie or antipasti board. Olive wood is incredibly durable and makes the perfect gift for foodies at Christmas time.

Yes! This beautiful cheese baker is the ultimate gift for someone who loves a baked Brie or Camembert. It’s fabulously decorated with a vintage blue cheese label and made of high quality ceramic so it can be used in the oven. It comes beautifully packaged and will make a perfect Christmas foodie gift. Retails £18.49

Have you ever tried a Gingerbread Espresso Martini? Well if the answer is then you simply have to try this amazing Gingerbread Espresso Martini from Kocktail. It’s just fabulous and is a real must have for your Christmas gathering this year and it’s so deliciously yummy! It also makes a great gift if you can bear to part with it.

We just love this set of cocktails, they arrive beautifully packaged and the box also contains garnish and recipe cards . But the very best thing of all is that Kocktail offers a subscription and you can pick your favourite type of cocktails (dark, light or mixed) or a loved one's favourite and receive a cocktail treat each month! Now that’s just the best idea EVER!

Oxford Rye Whiskey makes the perfect gift for the serious whisky lovers. This artisan rye whiskey is distilled in Oxford and boasts the most incredible quality of flavors. The purple grain is 70% Heritage Rye, 20% wheat and 10% Malt Barley and it’s called Purple Grain because after two years in American Oak Casks it’s moved to purple muscatel casks for another year and two months, imparting plenty of nutty, dried fruit character to the rye spice. A real treat!

THE OXFORD ARTISAN DISTILLERY has produced the most amazing SLOE GIN imaginable . Made with damsons and sloes that have been picked locally and then rested in the award winning Oxford Rye Organic Gin for over a year, it then goes on to spend a further year in vintage port barrique. Once you taste this sloe gin you can really appreciate the time and passion that has gone into producing it and you may just find in the future when looking for sloe gin that nothing else will do!

When you think of Fred Sirieix you think LOVE and you are going to Love this amazing French Gin G’Vine that Fred has now become the UK ambassador for. This fabulous Gin produced in the cognac region in France is actually infused with Ugni Blanc grapes as well as botanicals like ginger root, liquorice, cardiander, cardamom, cassia bark, cubeb berries, nutmeg, lime and juniper. All bottled in this stunning green and clear Ombré bottle. This Gin has a wonderfully clean pleasant taste and makes a great gift. But be quick because it’s selling fast!

It’s always nice to gift something a bit different and if you have a foodie in your circle that likes to try new things then just look at this Handmade Fermentation Crock from Sous Chef. This 2 Ltr pot just looks beautiful and comes complete with stone weights. So from sauerkraut to kimchi and much more this stylish crock pot is fabulous. Fermented foods are so good for the gut as it boosts the number of beneficial bacteria or probiotics in the gut. There are so many benefits to this great gift!

Wildjac gets us soooo excited at Christmas because their Apple spiced Rum and Plum pudding Liqueur are to die for. Just the aromas alone gets your Christmas senses tingling. These make fantastic gifts and the bonus is that they are sustainable and eco friendly from the FCS certified wood stoppers right down to the locally foraged and ethically sourced ingredients. And don’t forget to get some in for yourself too. A fantastic Christmas treat!

Whether someone likes cocktails or vodka and tonic, they will not be disappointed when they receive a bottle of grey goose vodka at Christmas time . It comes beautifully presented in a tin that just makes it extra special. This premium quality vodka is so smooth it’s almost legendary. Distilled using water from the Grande Champagne area of Cognac it passes through the five distillation processes!

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