Five best gifts for foodies

Wondering what to buy the foodie in your life? Here are five gifts to tickle their tastebuds and make them smile this Christmas...

1. Nescafé Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine, £28

There's no better way to start the day than with a delicious cup of coffee. If you're looking for an affordable coffee machine, treat them to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto. Rated highly on Amazon (4.5 out of 5 stars), it's easy to use and the pods are widely available in supermarkets and online. A variety pack of 50 Nescafé Dolce Gusto Capsules costs £15.84.

2. Cocktail Champagne Toppers, £8.99

Help them celebrate the season in style with these Cocktail Champagne Toppers. The four alcohol-free fruit flavours (grapefruit, mango, raspberry, and mandarin mimosa) are a great for parties and the perfect way to add interest to your fizz. Just add champagne or prosecco.

3. Hotel Chocolat The Goody Bag, 315g, £18

Christmas is a time for indulgence, and who doesn't enjoy a few choccies? Hotel Chocolat is famed for producing quality chocolate, and their Goody Bag is full of delights. Inside you'll find a Mississippi mud pie slab, Billionaire's Shortbread chocolates, Salted Caramel puddles, a strawberry cheesecake & dizzy praline duo and four delicious fancies. Yum!

4. Make Your Own Gin Kit With Three Botanical Blends, £28

Once beloved by grandmas, gin is fast-becoming the country's favourite artisan spirit. If you're buying for a gin lover, give them something a little different with this homemade gin kit. It contains all the ingredients and instructions they need to transform a bottle of vodka into their own unique blend of compound gin. The kit will make three 750ml bottles of homemade gin, one classic, one spicy and one floral. Note: vodka not included.

5. Cake O' Clock, £35

There's a good chance that the baker in your life will have all the mixing bowls, cake tins and wooden spoons they need. Instead of buying them yet another recipe book, surprise them with this quirky clock. The perfect gift for anyone who counts down the minutes to cake!