Written by Melanie May
Hey big spender! If you’ve got over €100 to splash on a Christmas gift for the food lover in your life we’ve got some terrific presents in our gift guide.
If you are looking for cookbooks, check out our fabulous Irish Cookbook Gift Guide. If your budget is a little tighter, here’s our Christmas Gift Guide for Food Lovers – under €50 and our Christmas Gift Guide for Food Lovers – under €100.
If you know someone who would love to make their own beer, then brew course would be an ideal gift. On this full-day course, they will learn how to brew their own, unique Belgian beer. It’s a very hands-on course and during the day there are beer tastings and lunch and dinner is included in the price. What a fab day out.
The Apple Basket Gift Set is a beautiful hand-carved bespoke wooden basket loaded with products from Longueville House in Cork. You get a full-sized and miniature bottle of Longueville House Apple Brandy, bottles of the award-winning Longueville House Cider, one bottle of Longueville Mor Cider and a box of Glenstal Abbey Longueville House apple brandy chocolates. How do you like them apples?
Mulled wine will taste much better if served in this handmade jug and beaker set. Arran Street East designs and produces hand-thrown pottery homewares in Dublin and make products with provenance and originality. We think this would make a lovely gift this Christmas, especially in the festive red and green set.
If you are looking to buy a gift that gives a little something back, how about a delicious foodie hamper from Airfield Estate? Airfield is a 100% independent charitable trust, committed to
promoting, enabling and advocating for positive social change through food education,
research, development and investment. Buying a hamper will support the valuable work that Airfield carries out and all the products are Irish too, so you are supporting local businesses too. Win-win.
Whilst not very personal, it certainly is very practical, and stylish too. This four-slice toaster is from the new Mesmerine collection from Kenwood. This toaster has a cool feature which lets you toast just one side of the bread which is ideal for buns and bagels.
For a wine gift with an Irish twist, 64 Wine is offering a case of Irish wines. You get a bottle each of Sinead & Liam Cabot’s Roka Winery furmint and Blaufränkisc, Cenerina from Deirdre O’Brien, Roisin Curley’s much sought after Beaune and two bottles by Les Deux Cols.
This coffee machine is very nifty. Not only can you make coffee using fresh ground coffee, but you can also make it using coffee pods. Perfect for those who like to mix it up when it comes to espresso making. It is super slim too so works well for those with limited counter-top space.
Looking for a stylish and sustainable gift? Look no further than this beautiful wooden set from Caulfield Country Boards in Co. Meath. The set includes a six-bottle wine rack, large and small walnut rustic waned edge boards, three cheese paddles of varying sizes and wood finishes, a pop-up spice rack, a set of mixed wood coasters and a pasta portioner. To make this gift extra personal, you can get a message engraved on the items.