Stocking filler ideas for foodies
Following on from our recent Drinks gift guide, it’s time to chow down on a new moveable feast of delicious treats. These include stocking fillers for £10 and under, and a few ideas for anyone who wants a larger helping.
Foodie stocking fillers
Trying to find that little something for a certain person? Here’s some inspiration for the best bite-sized presents.
Indoor Flavours Trio Herb Set | £5.49
Pep up those meals and brighten up the kitchen windowsill with this Indoor Flavours Trio Herb Set. Contains pots, seed sachets, label chalk and growing medium – everything you need to get started growing your own parsley, chives and basil.
Mandira’s Kitchen Chutneys | £6.50 each
Top quality Indian style soft, syrupy chutneys that have garnered multiple Great Taste Awards, and a zingy, tangy Penny’s Pick award. Ideal for snacking, serving with Indian dishes, or pepping up festive cheese boards and buffets. They have a huge range of meals for home delivery too, all well worth a browse.
Fortnum’s Christmas Orange & Dark Chocolate Biscuits, 125g | £6.95
Buttery biscuits packed with dark chocolate chips, orange, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, in an attractive festive tin that’s perfect for gifting. If you’re feeling extra generous, throw in some of their beautiful teas and coffees, preserves or confectionery for a larger gift.
Montezuma’s Chocolate Caramel Snowballs 150g | £5.50
Salted caramel has taken over the world, and at this point resistance is probably futile, so we might as well suck on these chocolate salty snowballs from Montezuma’s. Tasty salted caramel filling inside a thick white chocolate shell, for a rich and indulgent treat.
Dunelm set of 8 Smokehouse Selection | £10.00
A selection of sauces, salts and rubs for home cooks and barbecue enthusiasts that add up to make a substantial stocking filler to fire up their grill. Would also be useful for anyone who’s recently bought an air fryer and isn’t afraid of a little spice.
Wilko Dolce Forneria Panettone Classic Tin 1kg | £6.50
A good sized classic panettone in a keepsake tin, this traditional Italian Christmas treat is made with all butter and no palm oil or other nasties – quite surprising and very welcome for the relatively low price. An ideal gift for any British fruitcake refuseniks.
Selfridges Selection Festive Honeycomb Coal 150g | £8.99
If you’re looking for a comedy stocking filler that’s also guaranteed to be eaten, pick up a bag of these chocolate-coated honeycomb coals made by The Chocolate Society. Perfect for anyone who’s been extra naughty this year. For something more sophisticated, take a peek at their fancier boxed chocolates for 2022.
Foodie gifts over £10
Now for some gifts for those with larger appetites and a little more budget.
Sous Chef Persiana Everyday Cookbook & Ingredients Set | £46.99
If it’s for someone special and you have a little extra to spend, it’s hard to go wrong with anything from Sous Chef UK, especially their hampers, and cookbook & ingredients gift sets. This particular bundle includes the latest Sunday Times bestseller from Sabrina Ghayour, six of the most essential and hard-to-find ingredients key to achieving her authentic Middle Eastern flavours, and a drawstring gift bag.
Dunelm Rainbow Cake Tins | £12.00
We all know someone who’s baking mad, don’t we? This colourful set of three stackable and nesting tins is cleverly designed with ‘upside down’ lids to make it easier to get your cake out of the box for serving – ideal for keeping iced/heavily decorated bakes looking pristine. Lots of other designs available at Dunelm too.
India Express by Rukmini Iyer | Currently £12.00
Seventy five new easy vegan, vegetarian & fish recipes by the bestselling ‘Roasting Tin’ series author, inspired by South Indian and Bengali cuisine. Packed with flavour, quick to cook, and often only needing one pan/tin, it’s just right for busy cooks wanting mid-week meal inspiration.
Typhoon World Foods 16cm Noodle Bowl with Chopsticks | £12.00
This striking and vibrant bowl has an attractive blue wave pattern, contrasting yellow trim, chopsticks and a built-in chopstick rest. Perfect for healthy meals such as homemade ramen, noodles and rice dishes, plus it’s nicely packaged in a cardboard sleeve for gifting. Best deal at Ocado, also available at Amazon UK.
Love Cocoa Festive Chocolate Selection Box, 220g | £23.50
Indulgent, delicious and also sustainable. What’s not to love? Contains 21 luxury handmade truffles, lovingly made from single-origin, palm-oil free, premium quality chocolate and beautifully-designed plastic-free packaging.
Find it at John Lewis or buy direct from Love Cocoa.
Meat-free Mexican: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes by Thomasina Miers | £16.49
Some delicious and fun gifts there – hope that’s whetted your appetite!