For DIY enthusiasts
Anyone can just go to their local cheesemonger and put a brilliant cheeseboard together, but how many can actually say they've made the cheese themselves? Easy foodie one-upmanship assured.
See also: Make your own bacon classes at Cannon & Cannon - £90
There are loads of courses and masterclasses you can buy for London foodies including carving masterclasses at Simpson's in the Strand. If that meat palace can't teach you how to effortless carve your Sunday roast, no-one can.
Price: £220 including lunch.
See also: Cocktail classes at Genuine Liquorette, not only help you learn how to make a range of drinks but grant you the right to serve them to your friends there when you're next in. £75.
For self-identifying foodies with a GSOH
The perfect present to give either to a foodie who's been doing your nut in photographing all the food every time you go out to dinner with them or to one who knows how obsessive they are, and can at least take a joke
For someone who's staying with their in-laws all Christmas
Wondering what to get your other half who's gamely been putting up with your relatives all over the festive period? This present will help them relieve any pent-up stress with a chocolate treat as their reward. Buy it online or in their new shop at Coal Drops Yard.
See also: The "We Got You" case of wine from the Quality Chop House shop (£160) features what they describe as six 'serious' bottles of wine - a sort of one-stop shop that'll either sort you out for the key festive season meals or be something to look forward to when you get home after the holidays.
For those who feel Christmas should be EVERY day
Buy someone a popcorn subscription from Joe & Seph's and their Christmas present will stretch out way past Twelfth Night. They'll get eight different flavours of handmade popcorn delivered to their door every month.
Price: £16 a month.
See also: Adopt an olive tree for someone from Nudo (£39 - £145) and they'll get between one and four deliveries of oil throughout the year, including from their very own tree. £39 - £145
For bringing your favourite restaurant beers home
Ever been to a restaurant which has its own bespoke beer and wished you could take some home? Then the new case from Beer 52 is just what you need. They've just launched a new case of beer which features just that - beer from London restaurants. It includes booze from Ceviche, DUM Biryani, Jin Juu, The Cheese Bar, Zoe's Ghana Kitchen and more.
Price: 8 beers for £5.95 if you're a new member, or you can buy them as a case for £24 or individually here.
For making your home feel like a restaurant
These gorgeous Laguiole steak knives from the Borough Kitchen shop are just the thing to make you feel like you're at Blacklock/Hawksmoor/Goodman (delete as applicable)
Price: £46 - Borough Kitchen shop
See also: Olive oil from Margot in Covent Garden (£20) - perfect for recreating their antipasta at home.
For someone who has everything
Didn't know you needed one of these of these beauties? You do now if you want to make your bacon extra crispy - and flat, of course. Plus on the upside, you can count lifting the hefty bugger as part of your daily exercise regime.
See also: The Ullo wine purifier and carafe from Harrods (£119). You don't purify your wine before you drink it? Barbarian.
For the food bank user
The Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. They're appealing for people to donate money or food to them, particularly over Christmas, when they can also include some treats to make the life of someone struggling this Christmas a little easier.
Price: Whatever you can afford
The Hot Dinners guide to Christmas in London
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