Struggling to find a Christmas present for a foodie you know? Check out the Melan Magazine gift list for foodie fans this festive season.

With mere days to go until Christmas 2021, time is quickly running out to find that special foodie gift for your loved ones. Food-related gifts are an easy-win, I mean we’ve all got to eat right? Our specially curated Christmas gift list takes the hard work out of finding the perfect pressie for the foodies in your life. Happy shopping!


One Pot: Three Ways, by Rachel Ama 

Amazon – £15.41 (Shop now)

Vegan chef, Rachel Ama is back with her latest cookbook, which will save you from washing a million dishes. Recipes include vegan jerk tacos and peri-peri mushrooms.

 

Ainsleys Good Mood Food book

WH Smith – £10 £20 (Shop now)

Featuring recipes from his new TV show and inspired by the effervescent spirit of the man himself Ainsley’s Good Mood Food book is all about food that makes us happy. Give the gift of happiness this Christmas.

 

Equiano Original Rum, an African & Caribbean rum

Equiano Original £49.95 – (Shop now)

Claiming the title of “The World’s First African & Caribbean rums”, Equiano Rum professes to be a never-before-seen blend of two cultures, two distilleries, from two continents, making it a perfect collaboration of east and west. Celebrating the life of Nigerian-born writer, entrepreneur, abolitionist and freedom fighter Olaudah Equiano, the founders are proud to have Equiano’s name adorn their bottle and proudly pledges 5% of global company profits and £/$2 of every bottle sold through their website to ground level freedom and equality organisations annually. Now if that’s not a reason to pick up a bottle we don’t know what is.

 

Afro Vegan: Family recipes from a British-Nigerian kitchen

Afrori Books – £20 (Shop now)

Behind this beautiful minimalistic cover, you’ll find vegan recipes by Zoe Alakija inspired by her Nigerian upbringing. Dishes include nutty plantain brownies and cheesy kokoro and blends of modern British classics with Nigerian food.

 

The Mini Champagne & Truffles Gift Box, Harrods

Harrods – £35 (Shop now)

Raise a glass and indulge in a sweet rich treat for a special occasion.

 

Miss Nang Festive plant-based snacks

Miss Nang – From £10 (Shop now)

This is for the snack lover, Miss Nang Treats is your stop for artisan gourmet nuts, and condiment festive sets and subscriptions.

 

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Puff Puff Ministry Boxes 

Puff Puff Ministry – From £18.99 (Shop now)

If you love donuts or churros, you’ll love these west African dough ball gift boxes made by the wonderful British-Nigerian sisters and founders of Puff Puff ministry. You can build your own box with flavours including Cinnamon sugar, Nutella, Kinder Bueno and Oreos.

 

Treats Club, Design Your Own Donut Kit 

Treats Club – From £23.50 (Shop now)

Definitely one for the sweet-toothed friend in your group! Options include a Vegan Hot Donut Sundae kit.

 

Las Olas, Premium Spiced Rum 

Las Olas – From £40 (Shop now)

Quality rum, Black owned business; what’s not to like? Start building that rum collection with this beautiful bottle of rum.

 

Virtual Festive Rum Experience 2021, Matuggarum

From £29.99 (Shop now)

Join a very festive rum experience from the comfort of your home, taking place on Monday 27 December 2021. Can’t make it? You can also buy bottles of pure quality rum from £39.99 here.

 

Vertuo Plus Cherry Red Flat Design, by Nespresso 

Nespresso – Special price: £99 / Retail price: £229 (Shop now)

Nespresso are known for their quality coffee machines, so take advantage of the mega special offer currently on and put a smile on the face of a coffee lover in your life.

 

Letterbox Mulled Wine kit

Fodabox – £16.99 (Shop now)

Gift this to that extra friend who isn’t content with a ready-made bottle of mulled wine and let them make their own delicious mulled wine for any occasion.

 

Indian Spice Tin With 9 Spices, by Spice Kitchen UK 

Spice Kitchen – From £24.95 (Shop now)

Spice up your foodie friend’s life with this award-winning Indian spice tin. Spices include Garam Masala, mustard seeds and cardamom.

 

Mat McIvor x Penzance Gin Collaboration, by Penzance Gin

The Massey Partnership – £70 (Shop now)

Shopping for a gin collector? You’ll want to get your hand on one of the 10 exclusively hand-painted gin bottles by renowned Penzance based artist and illustrator, Mat McIvor.

 

No.18 Georgian Blend (50 tea bags), by Harrods

Harrods – £10 (Shop now)

A thoughtful vintage gift for tea lovers from the iconic Harrods store, without breaking the bank!

 

Cocktail Masterclass, by All Bar One 

All Bar One – From £25 per person (Shop now)

Is there a wannabe mixologist in your friendship group? Then grab a masterclass ticket for your foodie friend without breaking the bank.

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