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7 Christmas Gifts For Your Foodie Friend

It’s time to stop buying presents for yourself and start shopping in earnest for the other people in your life. So what do you buy your foodie friend?

Do you have a food obsessed pal? Are you a foodie looking to self gift? Then here’s seven Christmas gifts for your foodie friend – some of which you can tag along on. Because charity starts at home right?

The must have

Because what’s a new year detox without a blender?

Nutri Bullet

6 piece Nutri bullet blender, €69.99, Currys PC World 

The gadget

If somebody is more into making a mess in the kitchen instead of a culinary masterpiece then this egg coddler set from Avoca is for them!

Agg Coddler

Aggcoddler set, €69, Avoca 

The fun present

Doesn’t everybody laugh at food-related puns?

food puns wooden spoons

Food Puns wooden spoons, €12, Etsy

The weekend

Gift your friend the largest and best immersive health and wellness experience in Ireland, tickets to WellFest 2019 in association with KBC. Taking place on 11-12 May 2019 in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin, the two-day event will feature 150 of the world’s best health and wellness experts. From food demos with some of the best foodies from Ireland and abroad in the WellFood area in association with SuperValu, to nutrition talks, sampling from the newest and most exciting wellness brands, delicious healthy food vendors, as well as fitness classes, yoga, pilates and more! It’s not to be missed.

Rhiannon Lambert WellFest 2018 WellFood SuperValu

Second release weekend tickets, €65, wellfest.ie/festival 

The cookbook

If you’re dabbling with a plant-based diet then this is the book for you, Holly White shares delicious recipes that can be adopting, one or three days a week. Meaning you can dip in and out as often or as little as you want. Perfect for those not quite ready to commit!

Holly White

Vegan-ish, €22.99, Holly White

The hamper

If Christmas is the time of indulgence then why not help your loved ones along with a hamper? For the first year Brown Thomas are doing foodie hampers and we’ve already fallen for The Gatsby. Filled with incredible surprises including Moët & Chandon Champagne, red and white wines, sweet treats and coffee and tea blends from Fortnum & Mason and a delicious paté gift box from Edinburgh Preserves, among other surprises.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER LARGE LIFESTYLE

The Gatsby hamper, €350, Brown Thomas

The experience

If they really love food then why  not buy them the gift of an experience? Book them a cookery class in one of the many cookery schools popping up around the country. We love Saba’s Thai Cookery Course (€150) and the range at Cooks Academy which covers everything from burritos to sushi (from €85).

Saba Cookery Class

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