The 5 best Christmas gift ideas for foodies

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Get creative with your gifts to your foodie this Christmas.
Get creative with your gifts to your foodie this Christmas.

We are now in the middle of October and Christmas is coming. Whether you're ready for it or not, it's time to start thinking about gifts for our loved ones - and in this instance, your foodie in the family. Or foodie friend, either one.

To save yourself from the annual panic-buy and fret over online shopping deliveries, let us provide the ideas for you in advance.


Below we have listed the five best, fail-safe gifts that your foodie will be sure to love - from serving wear to kitchen and cooking appliances to recipe books and even a Christmas pudding, it's all there.

KitchenAid 9-Cup Food Processor - $238

Receiving five-star reviews on is the fail-safe KitchenAid food processor boasting a nine-cup capacity for all your foodie's culinary needs. The compact kitchen appliance comes with a multi-purpose blade and a dough blade to chop, puree, knead, shred and slice with three speed settings. The food processor also comes equipped with a reversible thin and medium slicing/shredding disc to prepare a wide range of ingredients in various consistencies. Available in a variety of colours, this smart appliance is designed for ease and versatility. There's no food lover who wouldn't want one of these.

A black and clear KitchenAid food processor against a white backdrop.
KitchenAid is a well-known and trusted brand in the food industry, also perfect for home cooks. Source:

Furi 3 Piece Knife Set - $130

Currently on sale for $130 at Myer is the Japanese Furi 3 piece knife set, sure to make a big impact to your foodie's kitchen setup. Made from hardened high specification Japanese steel, the knives are designed for durability and are stain and corrosion-resistant. This high-end set will be an asset to any home cook as the reverse-wedge handle has been ergonomically designed to reduce hand fatigue.

A black box holds three Japanese steel knives ontop of a white background.
The Japanese knives from Furi have been crafted for precision and durability with a reverse-wedge handle to reduce hand fatigue. Source: Myer

Messina White Servingware - from $11.99

If there's one thing every foodie needs it's something to serve their delicious food on - and that's where Adairs' Messina Servingware comes in handy. Available separately as a dinner plate, platter, salad bowl or dinner bowl, the range begins at an affordable $11.99 for its members and $14.99 for non-subscribers. Available in white, the serving ware is a thoughtful, versatile gift that will be a useful addition to any home.

A white bowl sits on the left next to a larger white serving bowl sitting on two plates behind a white background.
Buy each item separately or in a set to complete the look. Source: Adairs

Ottolenghi SIMPLE recipe book - $39.75

Yotam Ottolenghi’s award-winning recipe book, SIMPLE is perfect for any foodie at any level. The chef curated 130 curated dishes that are all to be made under 30 minutes, in one pot but perform on flavour. While the title explains the premise of the recipe book, it also hides a wider, clever message: S – short on time: less than 30 minutes, I – 10 ingredients or less, M – make ahead, P – pantry, L – lazy, E – easier than you think. It's starting to make to sense why Ottolenghi's continues to be a best-seller for several years running.

Yotam Ottolenghi's SIMPLE recipe book in white with a yellow lemon on the front behind a white backdrop.
Yotam Ottolenghi's SIMPLE has been a best-seller for several years in a row. Source: Booktopia

Naked Wines subscription - $188

If there's something that goes well with food it's wine, and if your foodie loves to pair their creations with wine then this subscription from Naked Wines is the perfect gift. Serving 12 handmade bottles straight from the winemakers themselves, you can feel good about buying from Naked Wines as they source directly from Australia and New Zealand’s best independent labels so they make a greater profit. Choose from a white, red or mixed box and receive up to 40% off with every purchase. Everyone wins.

12 bottles of white wine lined up in a row behind a white background with the blue Naked Wines logo above,
Foodie's will love pairing their dishes with bespoke Australian and New Zealand wines. Source: Naked Wines

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