Who doesn’t love food? People who don’t eat, maybe, but aside from them, food lovers are some of the most passionate people you can find, and they love to share their passion with everyone they know. But if you want to get your friend or family member something they can really use in the kitchen, that isn’t yet another cookbook or small appliance, it can be hard to figure out what to buy.
But at Sous Chef there is a wide range of foodie gifts perfect for any food lover, cook or chef. Whether it's unusual hampers and box sets for foodie friends who love to spend time in the kitchen. Or cookbook sets where we pair a fabulous book with its authentic ingredients to start cooking from a new cuisine. Plus tasting selections where you are sure to find something adventurous with their cooking. And even gourmet ingredients which are perfect gifts for chefs - whether olive oil or balsamic vinegar.
Food Gift Ideas
What do foodies like?
If you aren’t a massive foodie yourself, it can be difficult to try to figure out what to buy. But if you look for new and exciting ingredients, you are sure to find something that your fellow foodie hasn’t tried yet. Food gifts are a good option as you know that they will always be eaten! But cooking gifts and kitchen gadgets are always nice presents that are sure to be used again and again.
If you’re still stuck for choice and know a chef or foodie who seems to have everything, check out our gift guides for some more ideas. Or please get in touch and we'll be delighted to suggest something - however large or small. And the truly impossible to buy for will be delighted with a Sous Chef voucher.
What to gift a person who loves food?
There are a few things to consider when purchasing a gift for a chef. If they are passionate about a certain cuisine, try to find a gift that celebrates that cuisine. If they are always trying new recipes, look for something that will help them in the kitchen, like a new cookbook or kitchen gadget. And if they love to entertain, look for something that will make their next dinner party even more special.
Best Presents for Chef’s in the UK
Buying a present for a chef can seem daunting if you’re unsure what to get them but here are some ideas to help you get started. Why not get them a Japanese Knife Set? Perfect for creating authentic Japanese meals. Or if you’re unsure how many knives they’ve already got, try a knife maintenance kit. For smaller presents have a look at our range of seeds, so they can grow herbs such as lemon basil or San Marzano tomatoes at home. Finally, a good apron is always appreciated, so have a look at our range of leather, denim and cotton aprons.
What do you get someone who loves food for Christmas?
If you have a chef or foodie in your life, you may be wondering what to get them for Christmas. Here are some unique gift ideas that will make their mouths water and inspire their creativity!
After a long day of cooking, let them relax with some matcha tea, with their new matcha tea set complete with bowl and whisk. For an exciting twist on pizza night, they can whip up homemade pizza using this pizza cookbook set. With recipes from Pizza Pilgrims and the best pizza flour, it’s sure to be a hit with the family! Want to give something as mouth-watering as possible? Check out these hampers and gift sets for more ideas.
Our Teams’ Favourite Gifts
"I absolutely love our new range of spices and chillies from Terre Exotique. I'm planning to create a few 'mix and match' sets of different tins for friends and family, depending on what they love to cook." Holly, Food Editor
"Neuhaus chocolate is top of my gift list this year. The pralines are some of the best I've tried - and I have a few family members in mind who will definitely love them too." Ada, Purchasing & Production Manager