The best gifts to buy for foodies

Stuck for a gift idea for the foodie in your life? Here are our 9 tastiest ideas.

It can be hard to find the perfect gift for that food-obsessed person who probably has a kitchen full of gadgets and already knows the best restaurants. So here are our top 9 gift ideas that are sure to impress any food lover – from choose-your-own-food-adventure gift cards, to delicious subscriptions and gifts that keep on growing.

A meal at their favourite eatery

Treat them to a meal at their top spot or dream destination, whether it’s a cafe brunch, lunch at their local or an indulgent high-end dinner. The Restaurant Card can be used at any restaurant or cafe that accepts eftpos – and with hospitality businesses doing it tough, now is the perfect time to support them. 

A night out 

With the Pub & Bar Card, drinks are on you! It’s available in any pub or bar that accepts eftpos, so your giftee can enjoy a tipple wherever and whenever they like, whether it’s a midweek beer and burger, a spritz in the sunshine or a celebratory bottle of bubbles. This is a gift that’s sure to go down well. 

An inspiring cookbook

If the person on your gift list loves to get creative in the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with a cookbook. Go for a cuisine or author you know they love, pick from the long list of classics – like Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer and Yotam Ottolenghi – or check out the latest releases for something new and inspiring. Not sure what they want? Grab the Online Card and let them choose a book for themselves from ebay.  

Gourmet treats

Spoil the foodie in your life with gourmet treats that they’re not likely to buy for themselves, and you’ll forever be known as a brilliant gift-giver. Think fancy condiments, local olive oil or honey, top-quality chocolate or a great bottle of wine. 

Kitchen herb garden

There’s nothing like a handful of just-picked herbs to bring a dish to life – and with loads of DIY kits available these days, it’s never been easier. Whether your recipient is a green thumb or a gardening novice, an indoor garden kit will give them everything they need to grow fresh herbs. It’s the gift that keeps on growing!

DIY pickling kit

Believe it or not, pickling and fermenting are two of the hottest words in food right now, and a DIY kit makes a great foodie gift. There are lots of options out there that come beautifully packaged, and cover everything from kombucha and kimchi to vinegar and pickled cucumbers. You might just spark a new obsession! 

A great knife 

If you really want to impress with a memorable gift, a quality knife is your answer. You don’t have to spend a huge amount (although there are certainly plenty of high-price options) and it’s something your recipient will enjoy for years to come. 

Not sure what they need? Let them choose their own gourmet treats and kitchen goods with the Home Card

That’s a wrap on the best foodie Christmas gifts for 2020. If you can’t decide, or you’ve run out of time to shop (who hasn’t?!), remember our Restaurant Card and Pub & Bar Card are here for you. They’re sure to hit the spot with any food lover. 

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