Looking for a last-minute gift for the foodie in your life this festive season? We’ve got you covered with this fool-proof gift guide, perfect for any food-lover, culinary maestro, interior aficionado or designated hostess. From indulgent treats to kitchen essentials, we’ve scoured the shops to bring you the perfect presents for the food enthusiasts in your life.
Dinner at The Sally Gap Bar & Brasserie
Price: Up to you!
Instead of physical gifts, why not treat a loved one to dinner out at our favourite luxury hotel pub restaurant? Earlier this year we had the pleasure of dining at the new Sally Gap Bar & Brasserie at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, and it certainly was an experience to remember. The food was exceptional, the atmosphere was both relaxed and lively and the service was superb. Bring along your nearest and dearest and enjoy a well-deserved chinwag over Wicklow Sour cocktails – cheers!
The easyFood Home-Cooking 101 course
Are you a beginner cook, looking to learn the basic skills that will carry you through the manic midweek dinner rush? Or, do you have a partner who tends to take a backseat when it comes to meal planning? This accessible cookery course is just what you need, plus, it makes the perfect gift!
Cacao Block (3 x 200g)
Nibbed Cacao, a product crafted by another one of our favourite female-founded Irish businesses, is such a tasty, nourishing alternative to your morning cup of coffee. If you know someone trying to cut down on their caffeine, then this is the gift for them!
Shopping for a wellness fiend this season? These vibrant sweaters from Irish, female-founded brand, Empowered Movement are the perfect, comfy, cosy gift to put a smile on their face! Featuring the uplifting slogan, ‘Empowered Women Empower Women’, the crew neck sweater itself is vegan certified, with a brushed inner fleece, soft cotton faced fabric and twin needle stitch detailing.
Price: From €60
Nestled between the Little Sugar Loaf and Bray Head in Co. Wicklow, just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre, Killruddery is a great Historic House of Ireland. Enjoy walks around the beautifully maintained 800-acre grounds, access to exclusive events, a farm-to-fork food approach and so much more with a yearly membership to the estate!
The ‘All Of Them’ Masau Boxset
This is the ultimate present for any spice-loving foodies in your life. It gives them a chance to sample three of the epic, locally-made White Mausu products that go amazingly on everything from noodles and soups, to eggs and sambos.
The new Ballymaloe Bread Book by Darina Allen
If you’ve got a budding baker in your life, then you really can’t go wrong with a brand new recipe book and this year, the revamped edition of the Ballymaloe Bread Book is at the top of our wish list! Featuring 180+ tried and tested recipes – including soda bread, yeast bread, sourdough, focaccia, flatbreads, sweet breads and breads from around the world – it’s got all the information you’ll need to master bread week on GBBO. A Hollywood Handshake is pretty much guaranteed.
3 x 600g Naked Bakes Cookie Dough
Looking for a plant-based stocking filler or a delicious Kris Kindle prezzie? We’ve got you covered with these scrumptious rolls of vegan-friendly cookie dough, made by female-founded Irish small business, Naked Bakes. The classic chocolate chip flavour is divine, but there’s also Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip, Salted Double Chocolate Chip Brookie, and even a festive Gingerbread Cookie Dough option.
Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer
It feels like everyone and their granddad has already hopped on the air fryer trend – they’re popular for a reason! But if your loved one is late to the party, then this dual-drawer Ninja air fryer is a must! With two separate compartments, you can cook two elements of a dish at the same time, making the cooking process an absolute breeze.
This one is for all the wine connoisseurs out there! Nearly everyone likes to enjoy a glass of wine at home from time to time, but if you’ve nobody to share a bottle with, then sometimes it can feel like a waste. With this nifty gadget, you can pour a glass without ever pulling the cork! While it seems expensive, it’s a wonderful investment!
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